2000 Chestnut Sabino Hanoverian Stallion


Approved Hanoverian Verband and AHS

16.2hh (167cm)

By For Pleasure Elite out of Athletin


Sire of Cirque du Soleil (SWB)


For Play was imported to the US at the end of 2007 and will be competing at the regional and national Grand Prix level in 2008.  Prior to being imported, For Play was selected and won his 30 day stallion test in Germany.  He won by such a margin that he was exempted from the conclusion of the 70 day test so he could stand at the Celle State stud and participate in their jumper breeding program.


As a young horse in Germany, he earned the privilege of qualifying for the Bundeschampionat and was awarded a 10 in his ability in his young horse jumping competitions.  For Play had many wins as a young horse with the most recent at 1.40 meters as a 6 year old.  For Play is by For Pleasure who was recognized as the Hanoverian Stallion of the Year in 2000 after receiving his second Olympic Team Gold Medal (Sydney in 2000 and Atlanta in 1996).  He also placed an fourth in the individual show jumping competition at the Sydney Olympics.


Progeny Summary: 


For Play has produced several outstanding foals in Germany. Out of his first foal crop he produced a licensed German Hanoverian stallion that stands and remains in Germany.  He passes on his very typey head, jumping ability and scope as well as his lofty, suspended powerful dressage type gate to his get.  His extremely quiet temperament is a very important characteristic that will create top level amateur horses as well as very easy to ride professional winning mounts.


| VIDEO | (Format: .wmv, Size: 1.68 MB) European competition where For Play won his jumping class.


© Stepping Stones 


For Pleasure

Elite Chestnut Hanoverian


Furioso II

Selle Français

Furioso xx

Dame de Ranville (SF)



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Goldi (Hanov) à Gotthard (Elite Hanov)




Acord II

Elite Holsteiner

Ahorn Z (Elite Hanov) à Almé (Elite SF)

Ribecka (St Pr St Holst) 

by Calypso I (Elite Hanov)



Grundstein xx

Fortuna (Hanov)


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