Virtuoso PT is by Valentino, 2002 KWPN Chestnut Stallion - (Now or Never x Belisar x Pandoer). As taken from his web page linked above "Valentino is a very striking modern type stallion with a lot of presence and who is also very well known for his intelligent kind nature. A powerful jumping stallion who earned 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 out of 48 stallions. In the Show Jumping portion Valentino scored 141.47, for the dressage phase he scored a 121.09 and overall Valentino scored an impressive 136.89. Making him an Elite stallion. Following spectacular performances in young jumper riding classes at elementary and medium level with scores up to 9, Valentino then went on to very successfully compete up to advanced S level show jumping under Karen Biermann. In 2012 the pair placed 4th in the Kl.S* in Kemnitz.. Always willing with a great work ethic, with a fantastic bascule and an apparently endless potential, Valentino captivated all those who watched him working.
Valentino is sired by the Dutch bred Now or Never, Now or Never was champion in 's-Hertogenbosch in 1998. He won the finals in the IAN trophy in the KWPN competition in the year 2000. In 2001, Now or Never M placed 7th overall. He was one of the 12 selected KWPN horses for the World Championships at Lanaken in 2001. Now or Never was known for producing very good riding type horses, with excellent quality and outstanding presence. Now or Never's sire is the legendary Nations Cup victor, Voltaire, who needs little introduction to modern sport horse breeding. A winner in the international show ring under Jos Lansink, Voltaire has gone onto to sire his own sport horse dynasty, showing up in the pedigree of many top sport horses world wide. 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. Belisar is also in the damline of top stallions such as Blue Hors Zack. Belisar also brings blood through his sire Saros xx, who comes from
Valentino is not only an impressive jumper himself, he is also 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 honoured as a Premium stallion and sold for 100,000 Euro. In 2011 stallion son Viscount, was named a premium stallion at his licensing and then sold for 320,000 Euro’s. Valentino has produced 3 licensed sons, 32 States Premium Mares/Candidates, as well as 40 foals and 50 horses who have sold through the Hanoverian auctions."
Virtuoso is out of the premium Holsteiner mare Bailerina PT. She is out of Cicero, a son of Cor de la Bryere and on her dams side is Le Santo, a son of Landgraf I! So she carries bloodlines of some of the most influencial jumping stallions in warmblood breeding. Virtuoso traces to top jumper breeding on both his sire and dams side of the pedigree.
As you can see from his pedigree is chocked full of very influential jumpers, Virtuoso is bred to be a top class jumper with the movement to also do well in dressage. He certainly has the conformation, movement, athletic ability and bold personality to excell. He is very friendly and is always begging for attention. All of our foals are handled regularly, are trained to halter, lead, pick up hooves, touched all over so they are not ticklish and trained to load in a trailer. They spend their days in around 100 acres of grass pastures with rolling hills, ponds and creeks to cross and drink from and plenty of playmates. He was presented with the Westfalen NA in September and was awarded premium foal status. He will have full registrations papers through the Westfalen NA. I expect he'll end up around 16.2 or so. All of our foals pricing also covers the inspection and registration costs.