Candidato V :

Stud Fee:

Private Treaty

Inquire at:

Flying Star Stables


By Don De Marco

"Layla" is bold, engaged, curious, spunky and with her chrome attitude and movement; she will make it to the top levels in either dressage/ jumping or eventing! She is in your pocket, always wants to be handled.  Stands well for farrier, loads in trailer and bathes. Get her now before we start her and the price goes up! This filly is flashy, very correct and sound. She is a beautiful mover.

With three extremely elastic gaits “Layla” will excel in the show ring with her unlimited potential. The most beautiful neck and best balance I have seen on a young prospect! Offered under PRIVATE TREATY.

Watch 'Layla' on YouTube! 


Contact Kim Benson at Flying Star Stables:  303-912-8703

     Flying Star Stables welcomed two new fillies in July 2018, Candidato's first American babies!

Mirabernet -

A lovely dark lass! She is out of Cabernet a KWPN/Dutch Warmblood, our great producer at Flying Star Stables.

2016 Oldenburg Warmblood Filly - De Layla FS:

2015 KWPN Dark Bay Filly - Kimberly's Elegance 

2008 Andalusian Gelding - SAGITARIO - SOLD

Registered with Ancades of Spain, imported in March 2017.  Standing: 15.3”

Sagitario has the movement and work-ethic to excel at any level. His wonderful size and easy going demeanor will help any level rider build the confidence necessary to sharpen their skills! 
All gaits are smooth and the trot, easy to sit.

Sagitario excels in lateral work and is currently schooling changes in canter. With his ease of handling and quiet personality, Sagitario is fun to hack out or ride in the ring!

Naranjita -

A perfect Azteca with dark mane and tail.

Filly is out of Sunkist - Linda Samuels' AQHA Mare.

Pedigree Information on Kimberly's Elegance – Sire: Franziskus

Premium stallion Franziskus started his career as the winner of a qualifier for the German Foal Championship. An excellent type with naturally uphill conformation and first-class correctness/harmony which predestined this stallion for a brilliant future in competitive dressage. He has three excellent basic paces: a perfect walk, a dynamic trot, and a fantastic uphill canter. In 2011 he won the 30 Day Münster-Handorf Stallion Performance test with an outstanding score of 8.40 and an overall of 8.37. In 2012, his ability for dressage was recognized as he won the 4-year-old Stallions Division at the German National Championships for Young Horses - the Bundeschampionate. Franziskus won with an overall 8.75!

Franziskus' sire, Fidertanz, started his phenomenal career in the year 2004 as NRW-Champion Stallion in Münster-Handorf. In 2005, Fidertanz won his 30-day-test in Neustadt/Dosse with excellent results and became Vice Bundeschampion with a top score of 9.5 in test-riding. 

2018 Dark Bay Iberian Warmblood Filly – Nada Mirabernet

Kimberly's Elegance is the one you've been waiting for!

This 2015 dark brown filly, out of our beautiful Dutch mare, CABERNET; sired by FRANZISKUS (2008 Dark Bay 16.2 hand Hanoverian.)
Franziskus is approved for Westphalia, Rhineland, Oldenburg, and Hanoverian. 30 Day Performance Test, 2011 Muenster-Handorf: Overall: 8.37, Dressage: 8.40, Jumping: 7.90.

Kimberly's Elegance has had her sire's unbelievable passage and piaffe since birth. We were “wowed” by this filly from day one. “Ellie” has FEI quality gaits and will be a dressage superstar! She leads, loads and stands nicely for the farrier. This filly has been handled since birth and is very involved with people and confident. Ready for a career! "Ellie” is offered under PRIVATE TREATY.

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2007 KWPN Bay Mare - Cabernet

Nada Mirabernet is a stunning young prospect, very bold and inquisitive. She will have movement for the dressage ring and style to spare! By Candidato V, black imported PRE with exceptional scores thru Intermediate-1. Out of our own Dutch mare – Cabernet, who has thrown 4 quality babies! 

Her look is matched by her intelligence. Started with Natural Horsemanship, ground work and ponying. "Mira" is ready for Dressage, Working Equitation, Driving or Trail Rides. Come meet your new best friend! 

“MIRA” is KWPN registered and can be viewed at Flying Star Stables – Citra, Florida. Offered under PRIVATE TREATY.

Contact Kim Benson at Flying Star Stables: 303-912-8703

2007 KWPN Bay Mare. Beautifully well-bred

First level - dressage basics.  This mare rides and breeds! 'Caby' has good bone, correct legs and is a great mover!  Cabernet’s sire Lortzing sired numerous approved sons and states premium mares with a lengthy International FEI career.


For 2021 Cabernet is bred to Fine Time 13: 

(British National Champion - Westfalen Warmblood)

Contact Kim Benson / Flying Star Stables / 303-912-8703

2011 Zweibrucker Bay Gelding - CF Don Valentino - SOLD

Registered with RPSI.  Standing:  17"

Don Valentino was the 3rd highest scoring colt in the nation and Canada on the 2011 inspection tour! His sire Don De Marco is by GP Stallion Donnerwetter who is the sire of the legendary Donnerhall. He is out of mare Flemmingh.

Don has been brought along slowly and correctly! Lots of trail miles and some shows. Super calm in all settings.  His gaits are light, uphill and breath-taking for such a big guy. Outstanding bone and confirmation will lend to a lifetime of soundness. We use him to "babysit" the mature horses at shows! An amateur's dream and could be ridden by youth or senior! He is truly a '2' in temperament and super smart. Scored an 8.5 at foal inspection over 7.5 under saddle at a Young Horse Show. Ready to move up the levels. This is a once in a lifetime horse!

Horses Sales: Flying Star Stables - Ocala, Florida

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Stallion at Stud

Horse Sales & Sale Presentation: 

This service, offered by Flying Star Stables, can include sale preparation, training, and conditioning as well as advertising and sale listings. Kim offers counsel for identifying and addressing nutritional and soundness needs for all levels of riding and training. Flying Star will consider consigned animals on an individual basis and require they maintain a minimum of part-time training. Horse sale consignments happily accepted after evaluation exam.