VALENTINO is a very well built colt.
He is a full brother to VOLTERO.
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 GRITTIBENZ is a solid well-proportioned mare. Her sire GIGOLO is a master at his craft. Stemming out of the stables of Paul Schockemöhle, GIGOLO had a brilliant career as an international show jumper with numerous winnings at Grand Prix in Europe and North America. GIGOLO was also ridden by Lisa Jacquin USA at the World Cup. His sire, GEPARD, is the sire of 12 Grand Prix competitors. He also sired such stallions as ALL THE GOLD and GONZO I who now also continues the legend in the open division and puissance under Olympic medalist Franke Sloothaak. His grand sire, the legendary GOTTHARD is still the most successful Hannoverian sire today, with such approved sons as GOLDBERG, GOLD DOLLAR, GRAF GOTTHARD Z, GOLDFINGER, GOTTSCHALK, GOTTLOB, GERONIMO, GOLDCUP, GOLDAN, GOYA, GAJUS, GOLDPILZ, GOLDSTERN, GREENHORN, GOTTWALT, GOLDSTIEN, GOTTWARD, GARDESTERN I and I, GARDEHUSAR, GARDEKURASSIER, GARDEULAN I and II, GARDEOFFIZIER, GOTHA, GOLDEN MILLER, GODENHARD, GENIUS, GENEVER, GIN TONIC, GOLD FERDL, GOLDLÖWE, GOLDSCHLAGER Z, GOTTRAM and GEPARD. He also produced some outstanding sport horses like GOLDIKA ridden by Gerd Wiltfang, GONZALES 3 ridden by Lutz Merklel, GALIPOLIS ridden by Gerd Wiltfang, GONZALES 18 ridden by Georg Ahlmann, QUEENSWAY BIG Q Harvey Smith, GOLDFINK ridden by Gary Gillespie, GOLDEN GATE ridden by Otto Becker, GRAF SIENO ridden by Ulrich Meyer, GENIUS and GOYA both ridden by Fritz Ligges, GIRL ridden by Bernd Kuwertz and GERRY ridden by Jürgen Ernst to just name a few. The GOTTHARD line was prevalent in 17 horses at the 1996, Atlanta Olympics. On his dam's side, GIGOLO goes back to ADLERFARN I, the sire of ANSWER, a World Cup winner, ridden by Hugo Simon, and also the legendary FERDINAND, who has sired more than 600 show horses which have won over 1,000,000.00 DM to date - the lion's share in jumping. This line can be traced to the World Cup show jumper WALZERKOENIG ridden by Frank Sloothaak. FERDINAND sired international competition and Olympic team horses like FERDL, a gold medal winner for Alwin Schockemoele and MEHMED a gold medal winner for Reiner Klimke. But his sons founded an important and still extremely prolific sire line. Best known is probably WENDEKREIS, followed closely by WEDEKIND and WINNETOU. This line is remarkable as the jumping abilities continue through each generation.
Her dam REGINA is by the stallion RIO GRANDE who was ridden by Eric Lamanze and 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. Also on her dam's side the very popular PICARD, PIK KÖNIG, PIK AS, this line has produced some excellent dressage horses.
GRITTIBENZ is the full sister to GYSSMO.
Valentino is for sale