Color: dark bay
Approved for: Oldenburg (OL), Westphalia, Southern German studbooks,
Rhineland, Poland, Baden-Württemberg, Brandenburg-Anhalt,
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rheinland-Pfalz-Saar, Sachsen-Thüringen
This jewel, with his highly interesting blood line, was one of the most eye-catching stallions at the Oldenburg licensing in 2012. An incredible quality of movements, enormous power form the hindquarter, an outstanding walk, perfect character, charm and noblesse, perfectly built conformation, correct legs and a first-class top-line – this true to type and beautiful young stallion is gifted with everything needed for a glorious future. Grey Flanell is homozygous for dark colour.
In the course of his first public presentations under the saddle Grey Flanell caused a wave of enthusiasm due to his natural cadence and outstandingly reliable rhythm, making him one of the most frequented stallions in Germany.
Because of his extraordinary first crop Grey Flanell was awarded the band of Oldenburg Main Premium Winner. Many high-priced champion and auction foals characterize the impression of this incomparable strong crop. In 2015, too, his offspring, being the second and third price-highlight (Great Bishop sold for € 65,000 to Denmark and Grandelion for € 60,000 to the USA), shone at the Elite Foal Auction in Vechta.
There are only a few honorary titles and homages, which sire Gribaldi, sire of the century, had not received: At the moment he is the number one at the WBFSH ranking, was Elite Stallion, Trakehner Stallion of the Year 2008 and made it to the top as international Grand Prix horse under Edward Gal. Furthermore, Gribaldi marked distinctively the modern sport horse breeding all over the world. The list of top-class offspring is long: Elite Stallion Hofrat, Distelzar, Painted Black and Sisther de Jeu – just to name a few – but since Totilas has become famous, everybody knows his name.
The dam’ sire Clavecimbel won and placed with best many times in Grand Prix class, but then died in a tragic accident on the way to a competition unfortunately.
None other than “Olympic” Ferro rounds this pedigree of performance. He placed fifth in the individual test and second with the team in the Olympic Games in Sydney, took sixth place in the World Championship in Rome and second place in the World Cup final. Ferro produced numerous top horses, including the licensed sons Metall and Vice World Champion of young dressage horses, Rousseau. Grey Flanell’s granddam Janoeska, who was a successful advanced (S) level show jumper, is out of the advanced (S) level successful dressage and show-jumping mare Zanoeska (by Farn).