Furioso II was imported to Germany by the
Oldenburg breeder, George Vorwerk .
Furioso II was out of the great mare, Dame
de Renville, who produced a series of wonderful horses when mated
He was interesting to the Oldenburg breeders as they needed a
half-blood stallion to help make the transformation of their mares
to more modern lines, without too much direct
He was approved for the Oldenburg studbook in 1967, and then went on
to easily win his 100 day test. Later he was approved for
Rhineland, Hessen and
Westfalia. For many years, Furioso II was
ranked in the top three sires of leading money winners in Germany.
He had winners in all disciplines. His show jumping stars included:
FBI (with Thomas Frühmann) , Heissman (ridden by Eric Van Der
Vleuten, then Michael Matz) and For Pleasure.
Perhaps Furioso II’s most influential son is Voltaire , out of a
mare by another classic sire of jumping horses,
is the sire of 33 approved sons and top jumpers like Finesse and Altaire.
Furioso II died in 1986 having sired 81