Valdiviani, the four-year-old by Veneno out of a Fidertanz dam, presented himself at the Hanoverian licensing in 2018 and left Verden as a premium stallion. In 2019 he has developed splendidly under the saddle. He finished his 14-day test in Neustadt (Dosse) with top marks of 9.50 for character/temperament, 9.25 for interior and 9.00 for willingness to perform.
At the beginning of February 2020, Valdiviani passed the sport test for licensed stallions in Münster-Handorf and finished it with the dressage final score of 8.27. That was the fifth-best result in the 18 stallions comprehensive test. His individual grades: trot 8.70, canter 8.40, walk 7.70, rideability 8.20, overall impression 8.50
His father, Veneno (Vitalis – Diamond Hit), attracted attention not only through his sporting successes in the large arena but also through highly gifted offspring – six of his sons have now been licensed. If a sire like Fidertanz who has been tried and tested over many years appears on the dam’s side, a very special breeding product can emerge – and with Valdiviani this has been very successful. His breeder Roger Ballmann from St. Vieth in Belgium bred his St.Pr.A. Fairlight R.B. with Veneno. Fairlight produced the winning foal of the Euregio Show in Aachen three times in a row: Valdiviani v. Veneno and two foals by Escolar – all three were awarded gold.
Dam sire Fidertanz is well appreciated for his siring power, with many performance horses and breeding stallions to his credit. FN statistics at the end of 2019 underline the importance of the stallion born in 2002: 54 licensed sons, 574 registered broodmares, 104 state premium mares, 1320 registered sport offspring, 128 of them in dressage class S.
The best genetics on both father and mother side created this highly talented youngster Valdiviani, from whom a lot can still be expected in breeding and sport.
The young VALDIVIANI showed strong movements and a lot of swing at the Hanoverian licensing 2018 in Verden. Naturally, Valdiviani moved on to the premium ring with the best stallions of the year. His father Veneno is a descendant of the incredibly important stallion line Krack C that has helped shape the modern breeding of dressage horses. At the age of four Veneno already won bronze at the Westphalian Championship and even reached the final of the National Championship. Together with his rider Beatrice Buchwald he immediately won advanced competitions at the age of seven. He started turning heads with his first crop of which two sons are already licensed and two are awarded. The mother Fairlight R.B. produced the highly successful Liebermann in a pairing with Lord Loxely.