|Voltaire||Gogo Moeve H|
|Sire:||Now or Never M|
Valentino, like Ucello, is by Now or Never M, a Dutch bred jumping stallion. Now or Never was champion in s’Hertogenbosch in 1998 and is a stallion of great presence. He won the finals in the IAN trophy in the KWPN competition in 2000. In 2001 he got 7th place in the IAN trophy Stallion Championships. He was one of the 12 selected KWPN horses for the World Championships at Lanaken in 2001 and he won first place in the Stallion Competition 2000/2001 in Giesbeek. Now or Never produces very good riding type horses with very good quality and outstanding presence. Foals have long rhythmic walks, light high trots and excellent canters. See section under Toronto for more information on the pedigree of Now or Never.
At his performance test Valentino received the following scores: 8 character, 9 temperament, 9 willingness, 8 conformation, 7.7 trot, 7.8 canter, 7.2 walk, 7.7 rideability, 9.6 jumping ability and 7.5 for cross country. Valentino was Reserve Champion, clearly winning the jumping index. Following spectacular performances in jumper riding horse classes of elementary and medium level with scores up to 9, the chestnut stallion with the captivating markings easily managed to start to compete at advanced level. Always eagerly working, with a fantastic bascule and an apparently endless potential, Valentino captivates all those who watch him working. First placements at advanced level were not long in coming.
His first foals were born in 2007 and several of them were straight away admitted to the Verden Spring Auction. The last crop of foals displayed impressive type and sport capabilities. Two of his first offspring at the Stallion Licensing were accepted for breeding. His son out of a Stakkato dam became Premium Stallion and was sold for Euro 100,000. He has 3 licensed sons, 42 state premium mares, 113 auction horses.
HLP 2005: 136.89/2 ; DI 121.09/6 ; SI 141.47/1
Breeding Values: Dressage Young horse (116) Competition (113) Own achievement (92) Jumping Young horse (145) Competition (113) Own achievement (126) Riding Type (117) Conformation (110) Dressage (99) Jumping (136)