It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of Elite Hanoverian Stallion Fabuleux. He was humanely euthanized due to complications following colic surgery in March. We will be eternally grateful to Fabuleux’s breeders Klaus and Inge Kuhn of Königslutter, Germany for allowing us to share these past years with this wonderful stallion.
Fabuleux was the son of the renowned Fabriano and the immensely successful broodmare, SPS Auguste. Following his licensing in Verden, Fabuleux was purchased by leading international dressage stable, Gestüt Hoeftehof, where he competed successfully with rider Holga Finken as a 3-year-old in large open German riding horse competitions. He was Champion of the Gottingen Riding Horse Championships with a score of 8.7. At the prestigious Norten-Hardenberg show he was awarded Reserve Champion 3-year-old.
Dr. Schmidt and her husband purchased and imported Fabuleux with high expectations in his ability to improve upon the North American mare base through his exceptional quality of conformation, movement and rideability. His U.S. foal crops have more than exceeded all expectations producing dozens of breed show Champions, Premium foals, AHS Inspection Site Champions and Elite Daughters! Fabuleux has 208 AHS registered foals. Of his daughters, 32 are in the Main Studbook, including three Elite Mares and five Elite Mare Candidates. He also has one Studbook mare. Fabuleux has consistently passed on his fabulous walk, huge canter and eye-catching good looks.
His offspring are excelling in their under saddle careers and are being lauded for their extreme trainability and rideability. They are highly successful in the dressage arena and are also well represented in the hunter ring. Fabuleux’s offspring are also champions in Canada and Bermuda.
The loss of this Gentleman Stallion will forever leave a void in our lives. Fabuleux will live on in the hearts of his many sons and daughters and in the memories of those who were fortunate to have known him.
Submitted by Barbara A. Schmidt, DVM