Carrying the bloodlines of legends such as Voltaire and Nimmerdor, Valentino showed off a powerful jump as he succeeded at the advanced level classes (S), and he is now proving himself as a sire.
Earning a spectacular 9.6 for jumping ability and 9's for temperament and willingness at the 2005 Stallion Performance Test in Adelheidsdorf, Valentino easily won the jumper division of the test, and was the Reserve Champion overall. It was a promising start, and over the following years the young stallion continued to shine winning many young horse jumper classes in shows such as Brelingen in 2007 where he scored an excellent 9.0. Following this, he competed very successfully at the advanced S Level under Karen Biermann. In September of 2012, the pair placed 4th in the Kl.S* in Kemnitz. Unfortunately, Valentino suffered a career ending injury after this and has now been retired from sport.
Valentino was not just an impressive jumper, he is an outstanding sire. Out of his first foal crop in 2007, several of his offspring were admitted to the 2007 Hanoverian Spring Auction as Elite foals, and two of them went on to become licensed stallions a couple of years later. His son out of a Stakkato mare was honored as a Premium stallion and sold for 100,000 Euro. He has produced 3 licensed sons, 28 States Premium Mares/Candidates, and 39 foals and 10 horses in the Hanoverian elite auctions. His most prominent son is Viscount out of an Acorado mare. Viscount has won numerous young jumper classes with outstanding scores.
Valentino is sired by the Dutch bred Now or Never M who in turn is sired by the legendary Nations Cup victor, Voltaire. Now or Never M's damline is equally as impressive. He is out of the mare, Imke (Nimmerdor) who is a full sister to the international jumper, Glennwood Springs ridden by John Popely. Imke's sire, Nimmerdor was named the "Stallion of the Century" by the KWPN, and her damsire, Maykel is the sire of the international jumpers Felix ridden by Jos Lanskink and Cavalier ridden by Franke Sloothaak.
Valentino's damsire, Belisar, is most likely responsible for Valentino's wonderful gaits. Belisar won the 1986 KWPN Performance Test in Ermelo with top scores, and since then he has become widely known as a top sire of sport horses in the Netherlands. He passes on his abilities and holds a dressage index of nearly 150. One finds Belisar in the damline of top stallions such as Blue Hors Zack.
- 17.0 H
- Approved For
- Stallion Performance Test 2005, Adelheidsdorf: Overall: 136.89 / 2nd, Dressage: 121.09, Jumping: 141.47 / 1st
FN Breeding Value Index 2014: Jumping 155/92%
Hanoverian Breeding Values 2012: Dressage: 109, Jumping: 140
Breeder: F.J. Morssink
Owner: Niedersächsische Landgestüt Celle
Valentino : PEDIGREE
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