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Valentino (Now or Never / Belisar) now standing at stud at Dreamscape Farm, B.C.

ValentinoThe Canadian Hanoverian Society is so pleased to announce that Jennifer and Armin Arnoldt of Dreamscape Farm have imported Valentino as a Breeding Stallion for North America

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.
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.
Valentino made the top 25 list of WBFSH sires for eventing in 2015, and is also rated in the top 1% of breeding stallions in Germany. He has rated in the top 1% of German breeding stallions for the past several years with a jumper breeding value over 150. His offspring excel in hunters, show jumping and eventing and include medalists at the Young Horse Event Finals and qualifiers for the World Young Horse Championships. Valentino has produced numerous 1.40-1.50 jumpers and 2* eventers. In North America Valentino has sired Sutton Place, champion as a 5 year old in the Pregreens at WEF and Capital Challenge, also a multiple champion under his amateur owner. As well as top hunter Valentino Now who won the 2015 Canadian Hunter Derby Championships and numerous other hunter derbies in 2015.
Valentino passes his three excellent basic gaits, his technique at the jump and his excellent type to his descendants, they are very good minded rideable horses who like to work.

Valentino is in the top 1% of all German Sires breeding index 154

Stallion Performance Test
Overall score 136.89 2nd out of 48
Jumping score 141.47, 1st out of 48
Dressage score 121.09 6th out of 48
Breeding Values Dressage 122 Jumping 153
Hanoverian Breeding Values
Riding Type 126
Conformation 122
Dressage 108
Jumping 138
Valentino is licensed and fully approved for breeding
-Hanoverian Verband ( also Jumper Breeding Program)
-American Hanoverian (also Jumper Breeding Program)
-Oldenburg Verband
Congratulations to Dreamscape Farm – and to serious Breeders in NA!

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