Vivaldi is a proven producer of elegance and type. Under saddle he exudes charm with 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 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.
Vivaldi was KWPN Reserve Champion of his performance test in 2005 with the following points:
- Walk: 8.5
- Trot 8.5
- Canter 9.0
- Natural ability as a dressage horse 8.5
Some of his performance results include:
- 2006 4th place on the first day of the Pavo Cup for 4-year old dressage horses.
- 2007 Champion of the Pavo Cup for 5-year old dressage horses. (He scored no less than 100 points from the two guest riders)
- 2007 1st place in the Stallion Competition Hengelo 2007/2008.
Vivaldi clearly gives his quality through to his offspring which is backed up by his KWPN offspring report: A very uniform collection of well developed, very riding type foals with a lot of presence and a good rectangular model. The foals move with a good leg technique, suppleness and carry themselves well. That this stallion is fully worthy of his foal report is further substantiated by the fact that in 2007 he had no less than 3 foals placed in the Championships at the National Foal Show where ultimately one of his foals became National Champion and other foals held 4th and 8th place respectively.
The loin connection can be a bit long and lacking suppleness, so use mares with good elasticity, swing and good loin connection. Look for mares with an active to quick hind leg and supple loin connection.