Hanover, Italy, Mecklenburg, Oldenburg, Rhineland, Southern German Stud Books, Westphalia
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Located in Muehlen (GER)
Grandiose stallion sire
It was - once again - Vitalis’ year. In autumn 2019 alone, eleven of his sons were licensed at almost all German licensings, four of which were also awarded premiums in Hanover, Westphalia and Mecklenburg. This brings the number of Vitalis' licensed sons to 33, with Valverde/Eva Möller, Champion Stallion, German Champion and fourth at the World Championships for young dressage horses, Villeneuve/Dorothee Schneider, Reserve Champion, Vice World Champion, third at the German Championships and St. Georges Special Winner and Vaderland, Westphalian Reserve Champion, clearly standing out. Vayron/Helen Langehanenberg was placed in the Burg Cup final and Valencia AS/Fabienne Müller-Lütkemeier was placed at the CHIO Aachen. In 2016, Victoria's Secret became World Champion in Ermelo after winning the German Championships the year before. The Westphalian Champion Mare Vienna and the Rhineland Champion Mare Virginia K stand out amongst the 33 state premium mares. 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 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 N.O.P./Emmelie Scholtens/NED, Glock’s Dream Boy N.O.P./Hans Peter Minderhoud/NED, Expression/Diederik van Silfhout/NED, Eye Catcher and Ferdinand, and in Germany with Van Vivaldi (Westphalian Reserve Champion), Versace (Oldenburg Reserve Champion), Cennin/Madeleine Witte-Vrees/NED (winner of the Oldenburg Ic main premium), Veneziano/Daniel Bachmann Andersen/DEN (2nd Oldenburg Reserve Champion), Livaldon (Hanoverian premium stallion) as well as Vivino, record top price of the Stallion Market sold for over two million euros and Hanoverian premium stallion.
His dam Tolivia won the three-year-old mare championships 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