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Elite stallion Vivaldi arrives at Blue Hors

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Vivaldi son, Desperado NOP, ridden by Emmelie Scholtens (NED) (Photo: FEI/Caremans)

The renowned KWPN elite stallion, Vivaldi, has moved into the stallion barn at Blue Hors where he will be serving mares for the 2020 season. Vivaldi has been leased from his Dutch owners, Joop van Uytert and Ad Valk, and will be presented for approval at the Danish Warmblood Stallion Show which runs from March 4-8 in Herning.

The 18-year-old stallion is one of the most popular and influential Dutch stallions in international dressage breeding and, at a relatively young age, is currently ninth on the WBFSH world ranking list for dressage sires. Vivaldi's breeding success reflects his unique pedigree, which is founded

The 18-year old Vivaldi is one of the most popular and influential Dutch stallions in international dressage horse breeding, and is currently ninth on the WBFSH’s world ranking for dressage sires at a relatively young age.

Vivaldi’s success in breeding reflects his unique pedigree, which is founded on the strong and performance-based dam line of Utophia. His bloodline includes three renowned elite stallions: Krack C, Jazz, Ulft – three giants that represent the cornerstones of modern Dutch dressage horse breeding.

His great-grandsire Ulft is the sire of Olympian and elite stallion Ferro as well as numerous internationally successful sport horses. Grandsire Jazz, an international dressage star in his day with Tineke Bartels, is considered to be the Dutch version of Donnerhall, and has been the most prolific producer of dressage horses in recent years. Vivaldi’s sire Krack C has also competed successfully in international dressage with Anky van Grunsven, and his legacy has extended to modern dressage horse breeding.

Vivaldi, himself, also competed successfully at international dressage level with Hans Peter Minderhoud, and had an immediate breakthrough in breeding by siring numerous highly decorated mares and stallions as well as internationally successful sport horses. Among his most famous offspring are the stallions Desperado (International Grand Prix with Emmelie Scholtens), Dream Boy (International Grand Prix with Hans Peter Minderhoud), Expression (International Grand Prix with Diederick van Silfhout), Blue Hors Veneziano (International Grand Prix with Agnete Kirk Thinggaard), Chinook (International Grand Prix with Richard Howley), Cennin (International Grand Prix with Madeleine Witte-Vrees), Vitalis (International Intermediaire with Isabel Bagge) etc.

According to Blue Hors breeding manager, Martin Klavsen, "We are excited to have succeeded in securing an internationally sought-after sire for our stallion station."