VITALIS is a tall, athletic colt.
He is a full brother to VERDUN, & VON VOLTAIRE.
His sire FOREVER is a tremendously talented jumper. He has competed in CSI's in Europe and North America with countless winnings and placing to his credit. In 1996 and 1997 he also competed at CSI-W. His sire VOLTAIRE is an outstanding performer and has produced many amazing stallions, VOLTAIRE is the result of crossing two significant bloodlines, FURIOSO II and GOTTHARD. As a Grand Prix jumper, VOLTAIRE has proven himself in International Show Jumping in Calgary, Stockholm and Wembly. In 1989 he won the Grand Prix of Berlin, this made him a legend in his own time. He also had the most offspring's at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, he also sired such horses as ALTAIR ridden by Beth Underhill and PLAY IT AGAIN ridden by Ian Miller and the horse of the Year FINESSE ridden by Emile Hendrix. VOLTAIRE is the 3rd leading sire of show jumpers in Holland and 4th leading sire in the World. He has sired such stallions in Holland as OLYMPIC CONCORD, DAMOCLES, EQUADOR, FARMER and GERSWIN, along with the stallions ELECTRO in Sweden and FIREVER in Belgium just to name a few. VOLTAIRE has also sired such performance horses as, HALLO HALLO, FANTAST, DANTE, VIVALDI, ESPECIAL, ELECTRA, ETAIRE, DON and CONCORED they are already highly placed, and making a name for themselves in International Show Jumping. On his dams' side, FOREVER goes back to the stallion ABGAR XX a French Thoroughbred stallion that produced a large number of show jumpers. His best known son's are PELE, TREFFER (Olympic show jumper) PION the stallion who produced such dressage stallions as AKTION and DEMOCRAAT, and of course the stallion OMMEN an outstanding show jumper who also competed at the 1986 world cup finals. Also in FOREVER's pedigree we find one of the best Thoroughbreds in the Warmblood breeding, the stallion LUCKY BOY XX. He produced a huge number of leading approved sires, which included NATUREL, CANDYBOY, DERRICK, NOOITGEDACHT, DUTCH BOY, CASANOVA, OBRECHT, A LUCKY ONE, OMEGA, (the sire of BELMONDO, OCTROOI) BEAUJOLAIS and COLUMBUS. At the Los Angeles Olympics there were three sons of LUCKY BOY, and his show jumpers include CALYPSO, VAN GOGH and THE VICTOR.
His dam REGINA, true to her breeding, is a powerful jumper with a good eye for distances. Her sire RIO GRANDE ridden by Eric Lamanze, has made a great impact on breeding in Canada. He goes back to the stallion RAMIRO Z, one of the most successful jumping horses on the international scene, when ridden by Fritz Ligges. His progeny include DONAU ridden by Thomas Fruehmann, RAMIRO'S GIRL and RODNEY ridden by Fritz Ligges, also RATINA Z ridden by L. Beerbaum and VISA RINNETOU Z ridden by Piet Raymakers for Holland.