For Feeling, sire of First Pleasure is by For Pleasure, the double Olympic team champion and European team champion, who jumped from one Grand Prix success to the next with Lars Nieberg and Marcus Ehning. In 1995 he became German champion and has been the German show jumper of the year with the highest winnings a number of times. For Pleasure has won Eur 1,732,706.00 to date and has a phenomenal breeding index for jumping. He passes on his jumping ability to his progeny in a big way. He was Hanoverian of the Year in 2000. For Feeling made his mark as a sire with this impressive stallion First Pleasure who stood at Celle. Damsire Graf Grannus was 2004 Hanoverian of the Year. The highest of expectations were surpassed by the first batches of foals of Graf Grannus. His first crop in 1993 produced the champion stallion of the Verden stallion approval of 1995 Golden Champ. His progeny impress in competition sport with their great jumping successes year in and year out. They are constantly at the forefront at the Hanoverian showjumping championships on the occasion of the Dobrock competition and at the federal championships. The Verden elite auctions have likewise benefited from Graf Grannus progeny. His sire Grannus is a veritable star as a sire and procrator of international jumpers. Many countries either have or have had descendants of this brilliant sire in their national teams.
At his performance test First Pleasure was given 8’s for character, temperament, willingness to perform under saddle, and conformation. For trot he was given 7, canter 7, walk 7, rideability 7, and for freejumping 9.5, jumping manner 9, jumping technique 10, cross country 8 and rideability over jumps 6.67.
HLP 2004: 109.34/11/42; DI 96.60/18; SI 121.70/5
Breeding Values: Dressage (97) Jumping (128)
Dressage (74) Jumping (133)