2002, Chestnut, 172 cm, KWPN
Hanover, Mecklenburg, Oldenburg,
Rhineland, South German Stud Books, Westphalia, KWPN
Career Stallion of European popularity. Always confident in his presentation, under saddle he convinces with charisma and incredible movements. Vivaldi was reserve champion of his stallion performance test and in 2007 he won the PAVO Cup for five-year old dressage horses (similar to the Bundeschampionship) with Hans Peter Minderhoud / NED. In 2008 and 2009 Vivaldi won the KNHS / KWPN stallion competition with scores up to a perfect 10.0 for trot. Vivaldi is trained up to advanced dressage level. As a sire he knows no boundaries: So far 15 sons have been licensed in Germany, including numerous premium stallions. In 2012 Vivaldi produced the Westphalian reserve champion Van Vivaldi, the second main premium winner Cennin, the reserve champion of the young stallions Veneziano and the premium stallion Livaldon who was sold for 260.000€ in Hannover. In 2009 he produced the Westphalian reserve champion Vitalis who has had a first-class debut as a sire.
In 2013 Versace was proclaimed the Reserve Champion of the Oldenburg Spring licensing in Vechta. Furthermore Vivaldi sired several champion mares. The sire Krack C won the PAVO Cup Dressage in 1996 and 1997. At the stallion performance test in Ermelo he achieved the highest scores for his rideability. With Anky van Grunsven in the saddle, Krack C won Grand Prix classes and took part in the 2002 World Championships at Jerez. The dam’s sire Jazz won international Grand Prix and in 2002, with his rider Tineke Bartels, was a member of the Dutch dressage team, at the World Championships in Jerez. Because of his performance in breeding he was awarded with the “keur“. He continued his career with Kirsten Beckers / NED and in 2006 became KWPN Horse of the Year in the Netherlands and is titled “preferent”. In 2008, Jazz headed the WBFSH dressage ranking for the first time. The grandfather Cocktail was successful with Anky van Grunsven / NED in international dressage classes. Via Purioso, Cocktail goes back to the foundation sire Furioso II, whose sons Purioso and Voltaire are successfully dominating Dutch Breeding. Vivaldi originates from the Dutch dam line 002, which became internationally popular. This line produced the stallions What’s in a Name, Lurioso, Modjo, Paroschka (all private stallions NL), Norman (private stallion Rhld., Brdbg.) and Rajko (private stallion NL, Thür.), Arko III (private stallion Oldbg., internationally successful with Nick Skelton/GBR), Blue Velvet N (private stallion Rhld.), Rincon Zeus (ARG) and the internationally successful eventer Bordou (by Bouquet AA) Peter Thomsen. Also the world-class sire Darco (private stallion BEL, internationally successful with Ludo Philippaerts) belongs to this line.