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ise@ssl
Dec. 15, 2010, 05:44 PM
I just love this horse but haven't seen him out competing. Does anyone know if he'll be in Wellington this year? He is so absolutely gorgeous and such a fabulous mover.

GimmeQs
Dec. 15, 2010, 06:25 PM
I had heard that Cesar Parra bought him? Maybe this is old news?? I had seen him with Hubertus Schmidt on dressageclinic.com and loved him.
I hope I'm wrong about his current whereabouts.

dwblover
Dec. 15, 2010, 08:47 PM
From Dr. Cesar Parra's website:

"Fabio is one of our German National Champion (Bundeschampion) here at Performance Farms. He is a fabulous seven year old Rhinelander by Fidermark. Dr. Cesar Parra is currently competing Fabio at fourth level scoring in the mid to high seventies. He is cherished and owned by Marcela & Dr. Cesar Parra who have many high hopes for this young horses future."

ToN Farm
Dec. 15, 2010, 08:59 PM
Cesar showed him in Florida in Jan/Feb 2010 in a couple CDI's at Psg/I1.

canyonoak
Dec. 16, 2010, 10:45 AM
Furst Fabio is 11, will turn 12 in 2011.

TWF
Dec. 16, 2010, 11:57 AM
I was floored to find out he was a gelding!! I would have booked my mares to him. So much presence...he was simply stunning at DAD...

Equi88
Dec. 16, 2010, 02:44 PM
I always thought he could be America'a answer to Totilas.... To bad he kind of disappeard. Would have loved to see him with Hubertus Schmidt!

dwblover
Dec. 16, 2010, 07:39 PM
Geeze, maybe they should update their website, LOL!!!

ise@ssl
Dec. 17, 2010, 10:09 AM
I absolutely loved his sire Fidermark and was so sad when he died. I saw him on one of my first visits to Warendorf - he was 3 and has just been licensed. I told the man taking us on a tour of the Training facility that I'd take him home in a heartbeat. He had so much presence and that's what I love about Furst Fabio. You just have to look at him.

yankeeclipper
Sep. 1, 2011, 11:49 AM
On another thread someone commented that he died. Has this been confirmed? He isn't listed on the Peak Performance our horses.

dragonharte8
Sep. 1, 2011, 12:56 PM
http://www.piaffe-performance.com/photo_45.html

He was competing in earl 2010

2tempe
Sep. 1, 2011, 05:21 PM
He's not listed on the page entitled "Our Horses"... strange.

Mardi
Sep. 1, 2011, 07:28 PM
On another thread someone commented that he died. Has this been confirmed? He isn't listed on the Peak Performance our horses.

The person who commented about is death on another thread is the same person who started this thread last December.

What is "Peak Performance" ? Did a google search but not much came up.

2tempe
Sep. 1, 2011, 08:44 PM
CP"s business is "Piaffe-Performance. www.piaffe-performance.com

ise@ssl
Sep. 1, 2011, 10:08 PM
Yes - I had posted about him originally because I didn't see him competing. When I'd seen him at DAD previously I just loved him. He was just breathtaking and with the Pan Ams this year and Olympics next year - I wondered why he wasn't showing. Someone told me after I wrote the thread that he had died in Europe but I've never seen it in an article or thread. The "F" line Westfalen is one of my favorites and as I had stated I loved his sire Fidermark who tragically died at a young age.

yankeeclipper
Sep. 1, 2011, 10:29 PM
Oops Piaffe Performance or Performance Farm.

2tempe
Sep. 2, 2011, 03:17 PM
Because I tend to investigate things, I'll call this a mystery.
Not listed on CP's web page...No scores for current show year per USDF/USEF, whichever- but still shows as owned by CP......No recent references in Eurodressage... No recent references in Dressage Daily...

Doesn't sound so good.

Pony Fixer
Sep. 2, 2011, 07:49 PM
The header pic on the "Our Horses" page is Furst Fabio if I am not mistaken...

katarine
Sep. 2, 2011, 11:10 PM
:(

alicen
Sep. 3, 2011, 07:12 AM
Could you expand on that, Katerine?

katarine
Sep. 3, 2011, 08:57 AM
No.

eurodressage
Sep. 3, 2011, 09:11 AM
I'm sure someone from Piaffe Performance will expand on the topic more but Furst Fabio passed away last spring in Florida.

2tempe
Sep. 3, 2011, 10:03 AM
Thanks for the update - how sad to hear. I'm sure that the PP team must have been devastated, whatever the circumstances. It is, to me, particularly hard to lose the young horses, in their prime. It will never stop amazing me that in spite of their size and strength, they are, in some ways, fragile animals...

Condolences to Cesar and team.

draftxfan
Nov. 26, 2014, 08:21 AM
If only Dick Francis were still alive...! This can't possibly be true, can it? Googling turns up nada.

hoopoe
Nov. 26, 2014, 08:31 AM
If you were someone , a regular poster we know , I might believe

but a new person coming in and pulling this up,

Sorry i will believe when I see some kind of press

Otherwise another mudslinger

netg
Nov. 26, 2014, 10:10 AM
Don't feel too badly, Furst fabio was recently discovered alive and living in Austria being passed off under a different name with an obstructed brand. Confirmed by DNA test during a prepurchase when the vet recognized him because he was so distinctive. The real question is - how did he get there and why the 'disguise'.

I kind of really hope this is true for the horse's case.

And the lawsuits to follow, because someone caught in that kind of crap deserves lawsuits.


Please show us evidence, because we're all skeptical based on the tendency of newbies only posting on one post to create drama intentionally - but it would be fun to read about if this is true.

Crockpot
Nov. 26, 2014, 10:31 AM
I kind of really hope this is true for the horse's case.

And the lawsuits to follow, because someone caught in that kind of crap deserves lawsuits.


Please show us evidence, because we're all skeptical based on the tendency of newbies only posting on one post to create drama intentionally - but it would be fun to read about if this is true.

Yeah it would be nice to know hickstead and barbaro and so on were alive as well but there are a lot of nutters and trolls out there so I would not ever get my hopes up based on some anonymous poster's claims.

SillyHorse
Nov. 26, 2014, 10:48 AM
Sad but true. Photos, DNA test and consulting vet report confirmed. You won't find anything on google, he has a different name, competed only once or twice in Europe at small shows.
Ok, honest question: How can you prove, or even support these statements? It's a pretty far-fetched claim. Do you expect people to believe you without any evidence to back you up?

alicen
Nov. 26, 2014, 05:18 PM
I suspect somebody's bored.

alicen
Nov. 30, 2014, 07:15 PM
Sad but true. Photos, DNA test and consulting vet report confirmed.

On the one hand your saying it's sad, on the other that we should be glad?

Blume Farm
Nov. 30, 2014, 07:31 PM
Somehow I don't think something as scandalous as this would be uncovered on a COTH thread and not somehow become privy to some news organization. Especially since Caesar is a person a fair amount of folks love to discuss.

Crockpot
Nov. 30, 2014, 07:54 PM
It seems a bit early for fruitcake.


Nothing more for now but to ask this: In this very small horse world, what is it that generally happens when a horse of such extraordinary presence competing in the upper levels, of world-recognized talent and potential passes, is sold or can no longer compete due to injury or breakdown ? Isn't it usually fairly widely known, either via various equestrian or discipline press/publications (Coth; Off-centerline, etc) a statement, or through the horse community ? One poster here said they wouldn't believe he was alive until they 'read it in the press'. Was there any such definitive information that the horse died in any of the press ? Do the search yourselves. It's not curious to anyone that no such information exists, but it's a crazy idea or a hoax that the horse might possibly be alive. Really ? Think what you will...the real point is: be glad for the horse, they should be your first concern...always.
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SillyHorse
Nov. 30, 2014, 08:08 PM
It seems a bit early for fruitcake.
Apparently not.

BrokenArrow
Dec. 1, 2014, 01:55 AM
It seems a bit early for fruitcake.


I like my fruit cake with custard. Does anyone else do that? :lol:

I live in Australia and I'm regularly at major competitions. While there's a few top horses that look similar, unless someone has done a very good dye job I haven't seen a horse exactly like that.

So lets have a clue to a more general location than Australia. It's a very big place.

yaya
Dec. 1, 2014, 07:57 AM
They said Austria, not Australia

SnicklefritzG
Dec. 1, 2014, 08:41 AM
I wish the story were true, except with Furst Fabio having traded places with his former owner. I think few people would be unhappy if the latter disppeared.