Funny Al Z
For Pleasure x Con Air x Corrado I
Funny Al Z
Eldorado v.d. Zeshoek
Funny AL Z is a descendant of the top-producing stallion For Pleasure and is in foal to Eldorado van de Zeshoek and due at the beginning of May!!!!
Funny is only used for breeding. Her brother is the AES approved stallion Zirocco Air (s. Zirocco Blue) who has competed succesfully at international 1.50m level with several riders.
Funny descends from the successful Holsteiner line 18B1. A sports-line par excellence! The standard-bearers in jumping include Audi's Alpapillon Armani (v. Aldato) with Vincent Voorn, Queen Lisa (v. Quidam de Revel) under Felix Hassmann, Romulus 105 (v. Ramirado) under Otto Becker, Cagliostro (v. Calando I ) under the Finnish rider Noora Pentti, Catwalk 7 under Christian Ahlmann and Campesino (v. Cor de la Bryere) under Thomas Voss, Cardoso vd Helle (v. Calando I) with Christof Cleeren, and the Olympic Games participant Common Sense (v. Candillo), who was partnered by Russia's Mikhael Safronow.
Mother is the Holsteiner mare Zalza (s. Con Air). In addition to the AES approved stallion Zirocco Air, she produced the international 1.30m horse Diadem Melloni (s. Diamant de Semilly) and the international 1.35m horse Andigo AL Z (s. Andiamo).
Grandmother Marlen I jumped at 1.20m level herself and is mother of the 1.45m. showjumping horses Cristano (s. Acord II) and Chila (s. Clinton I).
Great-grandmother Eprise (s. Ramiro Z) produced the 1.30m. horse Crododile Dancer (s.. Corrado I) and the 1.40m. horse Laramira (s.. Corrado I).
For Pleasure is a two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner, World Champion & Hanoverian Stallion of the year in 2000. He was a member of the gold medal-winning German show jumping team at the1996 Atlanta Olympics, and named German horse of the year in 1995. For Pleasure was ridden for the German team so successfully by Lars Nieberg and more recently by Marcus Ehning. He is one of the most sought after sires in Germany. His two Olympic team gold medals (Altanta and Sydney) make him one of the most successful currently competing breeding stallions.
His sire, Furioso II, is considered one of the most influential sport horse sires in the world. Furioso II, in 1989, was the top sire in Germany based on money earned by his get. His bloodlines can be found in almost all recognized international studbooks in Europe. For Pleasure's damsire, Grannus' offspring are successful showjumpers around the globe. The black Anglo Arab Matcho was the winner of the stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf in 1992 and has since founded his own stallion line in the Hanoverian breed.
In addition to his spectacular pedigree and athletic ability, For Pleasure possesses an overo gene, as evidenced by his extensive white face and leg markings, and belly spot, making him a good choice for color production.