Horse Scout Stallion Review: For Pleasure


Select Stallions, For Pleasure, is a Show Jumping Stallion that will go down in history as a triple Gold Medal Winner accruing 1.8 million euros over his career. Not only a legend himself but he also has six progeny listing  in the top 7 placings in the WBFSH breeding Rankings 2015  and is 5th himself in theWBFSH sire rankings

Horse Scouts stallion listing profile page for For Pleasure shows that this amazing Select Stallions’ winnings include an incredible ten international Grand Prixs and sevenNations Cups with Germany.

For Pleasure was a Hanoverian Stallion who competed in international show jumping under riders Lars Nieburg and Marcus Ehning during his unusually long career, from which he was retired in 2006 at the age of 20.

For Pleasure was born at Robert Diestel’s stable in 1986. His dam’s line is a collection of prominent sires of show-jumpers and the breeding to Furioso II added sought after refining French blood. A breeding which matched. For Pleasure passed his performance test at Medingen as winner in the jumping test with 145.95 points. Afterwards he was trained by Hans-Jürgen Giebel. In 1993 the then seven-year-old celebrated his first win in an open jumper class and became Lower-Saxony Champion. With his new rider Lars Nieberg, For Pleasure’s spectacular international career began in 1994.

If For Pleasure was a phenomenon in the competitive jumping arena then, incredibly, it is not just his own amazing competitive record because now we are seeing his offspring coming through the ranks and showing dominance at every level.

After his victory at his performance test 15 foals were classified ” First Premium”, 8 colts were approved and 10 colts achieved the top-price at the Sales in Verden. Despite covering a limited number of mares For Pleasure was ranked tenth best sire by winnings in Germany in 2002.

In 2003, he had 8 progeny in the circuit for “Young Horses” for 7-8 years in the international classes (CSI***, CSI****, CSI WC and CSIO) : including; Forester winning twice and many places.1st Farina to Berlin, placed 8th in the World Cup of Dormund (to 8 years).

His son For Feeling won his 100 day test.

For Joy is winner of Grand Prix CSI in Ireland.

The excellent, For Fun: twice winning in Leipzig,

Spruce Meaddow (Canada ) numerous wins and 2nd and 5th east, wins to Berlin and 2nd Stuttgart also Frankfort, three times placed at Olympia in London.

For Keeps very often placed and Forsyth dominated world-wide in the 7-8 male years: 1st or placed in Bordeaux, Leipzig, Wiesbaden, Berlin, Kiev (2 times 1st and 3rd).

In the 2015 Hanoverian Stallion Book, For Pleasure is recorded as having 394 competitors with 121 jumpers competing at Advanced level. Together they have won €2,138,334, with the highest money winner being Rene Tebbel’s Farina, who has won €262,806. Farina won the George V Cup at Hickstead. Christian Ahlmann’s Firth of Clyde is the winner of €227,659. Firth of Lorne has won €189,940, Forsyth has won €119,779, For Fun is the winner of €111,490, while For Germany has earned €83,722. There are 20 horses by For Pleasure that have won more than €15,000.

On the WBFSH 2015 sires rankings, he is in 5th place.

In the WBFSH Rankings 2015 rankings he has six progeny stallions in he top 7 placings.

This phenomenal stallion died a the age of 25 at his long time home but through modern technologies his straws are available through Select Stallions. £800 + VAT for 1 Straw or £2,200 + VAT for 3 Straws (Multiple foals can be registered)

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