Color: dark bay
Approved for: Danish Warmblood, Hannover, Oldenburg, and Swedish Warmblood
- Seven Sons Approved in Germany.
- Achieved a score of 9.04 in the Danish dressage championship for 6-year-olds.
- His daughter Grevens Fakina claimed the DWB Mare of the Year title.
- Out of his first crop his son Zippo Eg was licensed in Danish Warmblood.
- Sire of No. 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 and 8 at the Blue Hors dressage championship for 3-year-olds in 2018
Farrell was purchased as a premium stallion at the Hannoveraner Verband’s 2013 licensing and was subsequently approved as a premium stallion for Danish Warmbloods in 2014. Unfortunately, he broke a leg after that breeding season and was thus prevented from passing the 35-day test, which meant he could not get his approval renewed for 2015. He successfully recovered and returned as a 4-year-old to pass the 35-day test in autumn 2015 with 856.5 points, including 9 for trot and 9.5 in rideability.
As a 6-year-old, Farrell achieved a stellar 90.4 in qualifying for the DRF’s dressage championship with Allan Grøn in the saddle. Since then, Nanna Skodborg Merrald has taken over the reins and she is very happy to have Farrell on her team: “He is really good in the head, very straightforward and extremely sweet and gentle. He is a very quick learner and does not stress over new exercises.”
Nanna and Farrell made their competition debut at the Blue Horse Dressage Festival 2019, taking top placings in MA and Prix St. Georges. It went with 72.807% to victory in Prix St. Georges.
Sports manager Ulrik Gerstorf Sørensen is thrilled to have a horse like Farrell in his stable. He praises the stallion for his great rideability and charisma. “We believe in him. We have taken it easy with Farrell, but now he is ready.”
The sire Fürstenball has made a significant breeding career and stamps his offspring clearly with beautiful type and character. Dam sire Dacaprio is known to pass on very handsome and rideable dressage horses. Dacaprio’s daughter FBW Dejavu, ridden by German Nadine Plaster, won the German federal championship for 4-year-olds in 2004 and claimed bronze at the FEI/WBFSH World Young Horse Championships in Verden in 2005 and came 4th in 2006. Wolkenstein II is one of the best Weltmeyer son of all times and has sired more than 40 licensed sons and over 70 state premium mares. Wolkenstein II, won the German federal championship in 1993.
Farrell’s dam line also produced the licensed stallions Wandervogel, Derano and our former stallion Blue Hors Future Cup. Furthermore, Scara Boa, the World Champion of the 5-year-old dressage horses in 2013 and the international dressage horses Winyamaro and Tric Trac originate from this dam line.
Due to the broken leg, there are two years between Farrell’s first and second foal crops, and thus he has no offspring born in 2016. Farrell came through strongly in type and movement during his first foal year in 2015, and the oldest offspring now demonstrate strong rideability. In the autumn of 2017, Farrell’s first crop of five sons appeared for stallion licensing by the Hanoverian, Oldenburg and Westphalian Verbands, and all passed. A son from the first year’s crop was also licensed by the Danish Warmblood Verband. His success continues with the second crop, with the first son being licensed by the Hanoverian Verband.
Farrell also had five 2-year-old mares selected for the final at the Danish Warmblood’s Elite Show in Vilhelmsborg, where all five mares appeared incredibly consistent in type and caught the attention of all.
In 2018, Farrell showed that he produces offspring that will shape the future in both sports and breeding. At Blue Horse’s Dressage Championship, 6 of the 8 finalists were by Farrell, with Farrell offspring subsequently taking both 1st and 2nd place.
This success was topped with the formidable mare Grevens Fakina, who was awarded the breeder’s medal in gold and was named Mare of the Year 2018 at the Danish Warmblood’s Elite Show, where three more Farrell daughters were also awarded breeder’s medals.
“In his first breeding season Farrell has made a big impact with type and rideability of sensational quality” says breeding manager Martin Klavsen.
Blue Hors Farrell stamps his offspring with great expression, a correct conformation in a modern type, spacious gaits with suppleness and rhythm, and in particular excellent temperament and great rideability.
“Perhaps the gold medal mare Grevens Fakina is in fact a good indication of which mares he works well with; eg. Dutch blood with speed and fire”, says breeding director Martin Klavsen.
As the king of dressage horse breeding, Donnerhall, can be found three times in Farrell’s pedigree, Farrell is considered a good match for mares of other lines, such as those of Dutch descent. Several of his best offspring are out of mares by Blue Hors Zack and Blue Hors Don Olymbrio.