For Play - Berstein - Asterix
15.3h 2009 buckskin Swedish Warmblood mare
Approved Mare Book I with the Westfalen NA
Cirque du Soleil is a stunning mare that has excellent conformation, elastic and floating gaits, as well as a wonderful temperament. She competed and won several amateur A Circuit hunter classes before having her first foal, our licensed stallion Corteo. This mare's second foal obtained the PREMIUM status during the 2022 Westfalen inspection. So far, this mare has produced superior offspring showing good size and plenty of athleticism.
Cirque du Soleil's sire, For Play, is a Hanoverian stallion who had proven himself very young in the jumper ring with a win at 1.40m as a 5-year-old in Europe. Since his importation, his owners wanted to prove his versatility and ability and had trained him in other disciplines. He shined as a dressage competitor with scores in the mid-70s in USDF and was schooling FEI with confirmed piaffe, tempi changes, and pirouettes, with much more talent to move up the levels. For Play's style and movement had proven success in the hunter ring as Champion at several A rated hunter competitions in his first showing year before his untimely passing. For Play jumped with the style of a top hunter, with the scope and power of a show jumper, and floated with the balance, confidence, and rhythm of a dressage horse. His Grand Prix sire, For Pleasure, is a two-time Olympic mount and gold medal winner (Atlanta) and was the 2000 Hanoverian Stallion of the Year.
Her dam, Clair de Lune, is a premium mare that has been imported from Sweden. Clair de Lune is by the buckskin stallion Bernstein. Bernstein won his stallion performance test, receiving 9s for trot and canter. High hopes for the performance career of this brilliant stallion were dashed when, shortly after his stallion performance test, Bernstein suffered a severe, career-ending injury. However, his successes in breeding caught the attention of many, as a lot of Bernstein's offspring have competed in international dressage and have received Breeder's Trophy awards and Best in Show awards.
2019 Licensed stallion by Cyklon 1083