2016 DSP (Bavarian) Chestnut 174cm (Veneno – Belissimo)
Licensed Hannoverian, South Germany Verbands, Westfalen
Va Bene is a very easy-going horse with great body mechanics. He has a huge amount of balance in all three basic gaits – which he displays in all performances under saddle. At the end of 2019, he completed a first-class 50-day test with the final score of 8.59 in Schlieckau and is now tested for life. His character showed a great willingness to perform and gave a strong overall impression, he received the grade 9.0. In an impressive year he was ranked second with the rideability 9.25. Va Bene was already victorious in ridden horse tests with top marks (including 9.5 for the canter).
In 2021, Va Bene celebrated remarkable sporting successes! He was able to qualify for the 2nd World Championships in Warendorf and immediately for the Bundeschampionat.
He sired a number of licensed sons and 30 horses with advanced level results in dressage and show jumping. In 2002 he was “stallion of the year” in Bavaria.
Sire – The sire Veneno was a finalist in the Bundeschampionat of the German dressage horse in 2015 and has won several times in the S class under Beatrice Buchwald. In 2018 he made a brilliant debut on German licensing and immediately delivered four licensed sons, several of which were awarded prizes. He has numerous offspring making their mark in the breeding industry including, Valentino Rossi and premium stallion Valdiviani.
Damline – The dam Passion is a full sister to the Bundeschampion of four-year-old German riding horses in 2009, Preziosa 12, who was also a finalist in the Bundeschampionat for five-year-old dressage horses in 2010. Their sire Belissimo M was Bundeschampion of German riding horses and fifth in the World Cup and vice-Bundeschampion of dressage horses. He was later internationally successful in the Grand Prix Quadrilateral for Australia under Hayley Beresford. He is now the father of several Bundeschampions, 61 licensed sons and around 100 advanced level dressage horses. In 2018 he was Hanoverian stallion of the year.
Offspring – Va Bene has had a highly decorated first foal crop of 2021! He presented the winning foals and auction tips at various nationwide events!His offspring show very good trot mechanics, with good suppleness and balance. Plus they have lovely character. His foals earned high placings at several foal championships.