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Farewell For Pleasure

2011-02-20

For Pleasure at the Europeans 2003 in Donaueschingen under Marcus Ehning (Photo: Ridehesten.com).
For Pleasure at the Europeans 2003 in Donaueschingen under Marcus Ehning (Photo: Ridehesten.com).

In his field at the stable of his last rider, German Marcus Ehning, double Olympic champion For Pleasure passed away at the age of 25.

"He was in the best of health and for years he enjoyed going outside with his pony friend Max. We are grateful to have had such an exceptional stallion in our stable for such a long time and will never forget him", Marcus Ehning stated on his website.

The Hanoverian jumping stallion by Furioso x Grannus has played a key role on the German jumping teams at several championships. Under his former rider Lars Nieberg For Pleasure help the German team win the gold medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and again at the 1997 Europeans in Mannheim.
In 1998 Marcus Ehning took over the reins and that very same year he and For Pleasure were on the German gold wining team at WEG in Rome. The team gold medal was followed up by another one at the 1999 Europeans and once again at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney!
For Pleasure has in a high degree passed on his performance abilities and his offspring have to this date earned 1.23 mio euro.
For Pleasure's sire, French top sire in Germany Furioso II, had died long before this outstanding chestnut colt was born. For Pleasure was one of the first top sport horses and warmblood breeding stallions in Europe to actually have been produced through frozen semen.