Interestingly from a breeding point of view, she is SIR DONNERHALL /DON SCHUFRO. This is the much admired breeding on the bottom line of the pedigree’s of Fascine, For Romance I and II, Feinrich, Dante Jr and Total US. Plum is also the full sister of our much admired Scarlett Caledonia.
Her mother DONNER DANCING is a daughter of the famous BLUE HORS DON SCHUFRO, a competition and breeding legend. She is also a ¾ sister to DON CALEDONIA (Archie), a double National Champion on his way to Grand Prix with his international rider Hannah Biggs.
Archie and Hannah recently won the INTER 1 at the Hickstead Premier League and are trained by the legendary Carl Hester.
We believe FOUNDATION to be one of the great dressage stallions of his generation and he is fast developing a dynasty of his own, as well as an outstanding record at competition with this rider Matthias Alexander Rath. Foundation is a large-framed, immensely powerful stallion who is incredibly supple with elastic, uphill, and ground covering paces. The mechanics of his gaits are exquisite; at his performance test, he scored a 10 for both his trot and his canter.Internationally victorious he is a sire who transmits amazing paces!
Provided with an exceptional charisma, Foundation has big movement with his hindquarters working perfectly under the centre of gravity, a wonderful uphill canter and a fantastic temperament. He finished his stallion performance test with dream marks between 9 and 10. In 2016, he achieved his international break-through: With Matthias Alexander Rath, he is constantly victorious at Prix St. Georges and Intermédiaire I level, for example in Jerez de la Frintera (ESP), Nice (FRA), Majorca (ESP), Valencia (ESP), Mannheim and Wiesbaden (GER). In 2012, Foundation was awarded the main premium I-a for stallions with an emphasis on dressage in Vechta. Numerous descendants have been sold for top prices at foal auctions in Vechta and Verden, many of his sons are licensed and premium stallions, his first descendants have often been victorious in dressage classes and many of them have been highly placed at the final of the German national Championships.