Hanover, Mecklenburg, Oldenburg, Rhineland, Southern German Stud Books, Westphalia, Italy
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Vitalis’ offspring have the winning gene. In 2016, Victoria's Secret became World Champion in Ermelo after winning the German Championships the year before. Over 20 stallions have been licensed, including Valverde, champion stallion of the Westphalian licensing, silver medallist at the German Championships and Westphalian regional champion, Villeneuve, Reserve Champion of his licensing, World Vice Champion and bronze medallist at the German Championships, as well as the current Reserve Champion of Westphalian licensing. The Westphalian Champion Mare Vienna and the Rhineland Champion Mare Virginia K stand out from the numerous award-winning daughters of Vitalis. His first offspring, including Fabienne Müller-Lütkemeier's up-and-coming stars Valesco and Valencia As, are victorious at advanced (S) level dressage competitions. Vitalis’ foals often reach top prices: the colt Vardy was sold for 120,000 euros at the Oldenburg Elite Auction. Selling for 53,000 euros, VIP was second top price at the Summer Mixed Sales in Vechta.
Vitalis was Champion Foal in the Netherlands in 2007, Reserve Champion of the NRW licensing in 2009, winner of the dressage index of his stallion performance test in 2010, placed at the World Championships and Pavo Cup final in 2012, Champion in the USA and again qualified for the World Championships with a record number of points in 2013 and victorious in the International Small Tour at only seven years old in 2014. He came back to Germany and, in 2016, ridden by Isabel Freese, he won the Burg Cup Final in Frankfurt and the "Stallion of the year" competition at Inter I level at the World Championships in Ermelo/NED.
Vitalis was Vivaldi’s first licensed stallion. Vivaldi was Reserve Champion of his stallion performance test in the Netherlands. In 2007, he won the Pavo Cup for five-year-old dressage horses (comparable to the National Championships) and in 2008 and 2009, ridden by Hans Peter Minderhoud/NED, he won the KNHS/KWPN stallion competition, where he was awarded 10.0 for his trot. He was then internationally successful up to Prix St. Georges. In 2013, he won the VHO trophy at the KWPN licensing. After that, he was predominantly used for breeding and Vivaldi produced numerous exceptional stallions, namely in the Netherlands with Desperado, Dream Boy, Expression, Eye Catcher and Ferdinand, and in Germany with Van Vivaldi (Westphalian Reserve Champion), Versace (Oldenburg Reserve Champion), Cennin (winner of the Oldenburg Ic main premium), Veneziano (2nd Oldenburg Reserve Champion), Livaldon (Hanoverian premium stallion) as well as Vivino, record top price of the Stallion Market sold for over two million and Hanoverian premium stallion.
His dam Tolivia was the three-year old Champion Mare in the Netherlands.
The dam’s sire D-Day was Oldenburg premium stallion in 1994, and winner of his stallion performance test in Neustadt/D in 1996. In sport, he won competitions up to Small Tour. From a breeding perspective, he especially left his mark in the Netherlands and in Sweden.
The great-grand-sire Argus was successful in Grand-Prix in dressage but also in show jumping and Aktion J who follows in the fourth generation counts as one of the most successful dressage stallions of his generation ridden by Gyula Dallos/HUN.
Vitalis: Performance guarantee from the Netherlands
Co-owner: Lone Bøegh Henriksen, Denmark