For Pleasure

For Pleasure

Born: 1986

Died: 2011

Sire: Furioso II

Dam: Gigantin von Grannus – Goya

Breeder: Robert Diestel

Owner: Robert Diestel Stiftung


For Pleasure was ambitious and good-natured, and he was always focused while training and competing. His personality and success have made him an extraordinary horse. For Pleasure was a breeding stallion and has produced successful offspring competing at the Grand Prix level.

For Pleasure was Marcus’ most successful horse. Together they have won several medals and achieved innumerable victories and placings.

For Pleasure was retired from the sport at the “CHIO 2006” in Aachen in May 2006. He was a breeding stallion at home with the Ehning family.

Karina Ehning remained in charge of For Pleasure, her favourite horse in the barn, and ensured a pleasant retirement, a special treatment for an extraordinary horse.

His favourite song was, by the way, the German national anthem and his nickname was “Freddy”.


2000 Gold medal at the Olympic Games in Sydney with the Team and 4th place in the individual standings

1999 and 2003 Gold medal at the European Championships in Hickstead and Donaueschingen with the team

2003 Bronze medal at the European Championships in Donaueschingen in the individual standings

10 international Grand Prix wins

7 Nation Cup wins for Germany

Lifetime winnings: 1.843.652,- Euro