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Furst Fabio - is he still competing?

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  • Furst Fabio - is he still competing?

    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.
    Summit Sporthorses Ltd. Inc.
    "Breeding Competition Partners & Lifelong Friends"

  • #2
    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.


    • #3
      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."


      • #4
        Cesar showed him in Florida in Jan/Feb 2010 in a couple CDI's at Psg/I1.


        • #5
          Furst Fabio is 11, will turn 12 in 2011.
          one oak, lots of canyons



          • #6
            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...
            Tradition of "Grande" Sporthorse Champions
            GRANDE SOVEREIGN 2014 USEF 8th Leading HB Sire
            & Sire of OWN IT - USEF National HB 3yo Champion

            Grand Affiar, Grande Desire, GR Impression, Couture du Jour


            • #7
              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!


              • #8
                Geeze, maybe they should update their website, LOL!!!


                • Original Poster

                  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.
                  Summit Sporthorses Ltd. Inc.
                  "Breeding Competition Partners & Lifelong Friends"


                  • #10
                    On another thread someone commented that he died. Has this been confirmed? He isn't listed on the Peak Performance our horses.
                    \"You have two choices when a defining moment comes along - you can either define the moment, or let the moment define you.\" Tin Cup


                    • #11

                      He was competing in earl 2010


                      • #12
                        He's not listed on the page entitled "Our Horses"... strange.
                        We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by yankeeclipper View Post
                          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.


                          • #14
                            CP"s business is "Piaffe-Performance. www.piaffe-performance.com
                            We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........


                            • Original Poster

                              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.
                              Summit Sporthorses Ltd. Inc.
                              "Breeding Competition Partners & Lifelong Friends"


                              • #16
                                Oops Piaffe Performance or Performance Farm.
                                \"You have two choices when a defining moment comes along - you can either define the moment, or let the moment define you.\" Tin Cup


                                • #17
                                  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.
                                  We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........


                                  • #18
                                    The header pic on the "Our Horses" page is Furst Fabio if I am not mistaken...
                                    From now on, ponyfixer, i'll include foot note references.


                                    • #19


                                      • #20
                                        Could you expand on that, Katerine?