Future Illusion graded by prestigious German Performance Studbook the ZfdP !
We’re delighted to say that after a loooong day at Moulton College with the german grading panel Future Illusion is now graded into the prestigious German performance studbook the ZfdP.
The ZfdP is one of the most rigourous Continental studbooks and this is the first time they’ve ever held a stallion grading in the UK. Before you can take part each stallion must pass a 5 stage vetting, plus provide a full set of x-rays. On the day a further vet examines both the vetting and x-rays before you can present your stallion. They then have to walk and trot up on the hard, before loose jumping and then being shown in hand both loose and on the triangle, and under saddle.
He’s been off work with a wrenched fetlock for nearly a month and we only got the all clear this week that we could bring him, so he had zero prep on the run up to this.
We are absolutely thrilled that he has been graded with a WBFSH member studbook and are now able to issue warmblood covering certificates for all mares covered this year. Needless to say we’ve opened the champagne and are all exhausted but extremely happy that we now have a stallion graded by a top German studbook.
Photos from the Grading