It’s a girl! DeSonya graciously decided to have her baby at the respectable hour of 8:00pm on May 19th. Everything went as smoothly as it could have, and the time of delivery was a real treat as it enabled the children to be able to watch! Heedless of her cheering squad peering from the stall windows, DeSonya got right down to business and delivered a beautiful, leggy filly with 4 whites!
Our daughter, Kaitlin, found the perfect name for our little lady after seeing the first fireflies of the year just the night before. With the Oldenburg Registry, it’s customary to take the first letter of the sire’s name to begin the name of your foal. Well, I’m not sure about you, but I was having a terrible time coming up with some GOOD F names!! Kaitlin came through at crunch time and delivered the best one yet. Welcome to the world, Firefly WRF!
Firefly is by the popular eventing stalling Faramund, owned by Hannah Salazar and standing at Zaragoza Acres in Northern VA. Highlighted by dual success in both the Dressage and Eventing worlds, Faramund offers a strong pedigree featuring some of the most sought-after Westphalian, Hanoverian, and Oldenburg bloodlines for sport. Sire Fidertanz (Fidermark I – Ravallo) was proclaimed Champion of the 2004 Westphalian licensing, won his 30-Day Stallion Test, and was Vice Bundeschampion of the Three-Year-Old Riding Stallions in 2005. Successful through Grand Prix Dressage, Fidertanz has gone on to even further acclaim as a sire: over 30 licensed stallion sons, Elite Mare Show champions, Bundeschampions, auction price highlights, and several offspring at the FEI levels of Dressage including the Grand Prix stallions Franziskus and Foundation. Fidertanz himself is a son of the Bundeschampion and Grand Prix stallion Fidermark I and is out of a daughter of Ravallo, a stallion noted as the producer of offspring successful both in Dressage and Jumping.