Van Vivaldi 1286
Van Vivaldi – a stallion with elasticity, softness, suspension, self carriage, lightness and an exterior that suits most Swedish mares.
Van Vivaldi was approved in Münster-Hahndorf 2012 as the first reserve stallion and won the Swedish licensing for dressage stallions in 2014. He was considered a very expressive and elegant stallion of modern type and rewarded for very fine mechanics, balance as well as ease of movement. Van Vivaldi turned out to be an uphill stallion with 3 very good gaits.
He received the remarks active, clean and flexible with big reach for his walk. The trot is light, uphill, elastic with very good mechanics and self-carriage. The canter is very light, active, rhythmic, elastic with great self-carriage even on a long rein. Van Vivaldi can be used on many different types of mares with great advantage, especially to improve ease in both type and movement. In addition, he also gives his offspring uphill gaits active with self-carriage and charisma.
In 2015, Van Vivaldi participated in the finals at the Scandinavian Open in Falsterbo, then finishing his competition year as the best Swedish horse in the World Championship for five-year-old dressage horses and he was awarded a maximum of 8.76 points.
In 2016 Van Vivaldi didn’t compete much because he was so highly sought after in the breeding. With his well-being in mind he only competed three times. All victories with over 80%. Later that same year Van Vivaldi and Caroline Darcourt won Breeders Trophy for six-year-old horses with 86.4%.
He received a word of praise from the judges, led by Mariette Sanders van Gansewinkel with remarks as; a fantastic horse with three very correct gaits. The walk has a good overreach, the trot has great suspension and covers a lot of ground, the canter is uphill and well balanced. In terms of future prospect, he received a score of 9.0.
The Swedish offspring have proven to be of a very appealing type, flexible with a natural ease of movements. Two offspring were taken to the elite foul auction in 2016. Van Vivaldi received his third approved son in January 2017. The three-year-old stallion was approved in Munich, where he later was sold at the following auction.
Van Vivaldi has performance blood from the international ring. The sire Vivaldi had over 8.5 at all three gaits during his licensing. He won the Pavo Cup as five-year-old and has won stallion classes countless times. He competed up to Grand Prix dressage with Hans-Peter Minderhoud. Vivaldi is now only in breeding and is one of the most sought-after dressage progenitors in Europe with Krack C (Anky van Grunsven) and Jazz (Kirsten Becker) in the pedigree. The dam combines Jazz with the trakehner stallion Biotop, Reiner Klimke’s last major competition horse. Jazz and Olivi have both competed Grand Prix dressage and are top dressage progenitors.
In addition to SWB, Van Vivaldi is also approved in Westfahlen, Hannover, Rhineland, Oldenburg and South German federations.