Wild Bay Farm is a full service dressage training facility located in Brandywine, MD run by head trainer Sarah Fulton-Smith
FloraBella is a 2013 mare by Furstenball (Furst Heinrich x Donnerhall) out of our top-performing mare, Rosentanz (Rosenthal x Wolkentanz I). This phenomenal filly is a very typey black filly with beautiful conformation, an elegant head, a high set neck, straight legs, and a wonderful people-oriented personality. She is friendly without being pushy. Everyone that walks by her comments on her beautiful feminine expression! She possess all the bloodlines you could possibly want in a dressage prospect…Florestan, Donnerhall, Rubenstein, Weltmeyer! Bella has been under saddle since spring 2017 and is going beautifully. She will make an excellent mount for an AA and has enough talent for a professional. $30,000.
Her sire, Furstenball, is truly a unique stallion: His lightness, submissiveness and elasticity embody the standards for the modern dressage horse. He sold for a record price of 110,000 Euro as an auction foal, and subsequently became Champion of his stallion licensing and was stallion performance test winner with a sensational dressage index score of 154.98 points (9.0 or higher a total of 16 times and a perfect 10 for rideability); he became Bundeschampion of five-year old dressage horses in 2011. He received a top score of 9.5 for trot and overall impression, 10.0 for walk, 9.0 each for canter and submissiveness and won the championship with a score of 9.4. Prior to this, he was Oldenburg Regional Champion with a score of 9.1. In 2012 he confirmed his quality with high placings in the regional championship and Bundeschampionat as well as at the World Championships for six-year old dressage horses.
FloraBella’s dam line brings us the genes of the legendary dressage sires , Rubenstein, and Weltmeyer. Her dam, Rosentanz, very successful in regional and national breed shows, winning many high score awards and national titles. She was First in the USDF All Breeds HOY for the German Oldenburg Division in 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009. In 2009 she was Training Level HOY under rider Jessica Jo Tate with the highest median score ever at that time. Her grand-dam, Wiesentanz, is by Wolkentanz I a very successful dressage stallion by Weltmeyer.Fürstenball’s successes do not happen by chance. His sire, Fürst Heinrich, was Dressage World Champion and produced 48 stallions and up to now 38 advanced (S) level dressage horses after just a short time in breeding. The grand-sire, Florestan, produced 88 approved sons and many top performance horses: e.g. World Young Horse Champions, Bundeschampions as well as Grand Prix horses such as French Kiss, Fazzino, Florencio, Fidermark, Furst Fabio, Ferrara, Torricelli, etc. Florestan was known for producing highly ridable horses, and it appears that his grandson follows in his footsteps. Fürstenball is also inbred to legendary dressage sire Donnerhall.