Hanover, Oldenburg, Mecklenburg, Rhineland, Westphalia, Southern German Stud Books, KWPN
€ 2,000 (plus 7% VAT) (frozen semen only)
2018 was once again a real festival for Vivaldi. Vivaldi produced the two-million-euro stallion market sensation in Verden, our premium stallion Vivino. Vanity Fair won the Herwart von der Decken Schau, the annual Hanoverian mare championship in Verden. And Vivaldi’s licensed son Veneziano/Daniel Bachmann Andersen/DEN won the Louisdor Prize for the best young Grand Prix horse in Frankfurt. He has produced a total of 35 licensed stallions. During his breeding career in the Netherlands, Vivaldi produced, amongst others, Cennin/Madeleine Witte-Vrees/NED, who came fifth in the World Cup, Desperado/Emmelie Scholtens/NED, who is successful at Grand-Prix level, Eye Catcher, double bronze medallist at the World Championships and victorious in Small Tour, Dancer, World Champion and Vitalis/Isabel Freese, Burg Cup winner. He also produced the Westphalian Reserve Champion Van Vivaldi, the Oldenburg Reserve Champion Versace, the 2nd Oldenburg Reserve Champion Veneziano and the Hanoverian premium stallion Livaldon. Felix won double gold at the Pavo Cup in 2015 and 2016 in the Netherlands.
Vivaldi was Reserve Champion of his stallion performance test in the Netherlands and won the Pavo Cup for five-year-old dressage horses in 2007 (comparable to the National Championships). 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.
His sire Krack C is considered as a foundation stallion in the Netherlands. The double Pavo Cup winner of 1996 and 1997 came eighth with Anky van Grunsven/NED in the individual ranking of the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez/ESP. Among his sons licensed in the Netherlands are Trento B, Tuschinski, Tolando, United, Velazquez, Zhivago and Dorado.
Vivaldi’s half sister Wiona Utopia was Champion of the National Mare Show in the Netherlands in 2006.
His dam’s sire Jazz was part of the Dutch Team at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez/ESP in 2002 with Tineke Bartes. He then continued his dressage career with Kirsten Beckers/NED. In 2002, Jazz was awarded with the predicate "keur" for his breeding performance. In 2006, he was named "KWPN Horse of the Year." In 2007, he also received the title “preferent”. From 2008 to 2011, Jazz was continuously at the top of the WBFSH dressage rankings and is still among the top five today, thanks to his numerous successful offspring, such as the multiple champion Parzival/Adelinde Cornelissen/NED.
His grand-sire Cocktail won numerous Grand-Prix competitions with Anky van Grunsven/NED and was placed in the World Cup final in 1993. In 1995, he was named "KWPN Horse of the Year." Through his sire Purioso, Cocktail is a grandson of the line founder Furioso II.
Vivaldi descends from the Utopia line, which is the most successful Dutch mare family, from which descend Arko III/Nick Skelton/GBR and Darco/Ludo Philippaerts‘/BEL as well as the stallions Premier and Radar and the international show-jumping horses Loretta, It’s the Business, Now or Never and Opium.
Vivaldi: Out of the valuable Utopia bloodline
Owner: Joop van Uytert, Netherlands