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Velantis N, a 2018, 17.2 hh Hanoverian stallion by Vitalis, is an exciting new choice for North American breeders. When paying attention to the European breeding scene, you can’t help but notice that Velantis’ pedigree combination is highly sought after. Those horses carrying his lines show quality, ridability and are sold at record prices. In 2022 again Vitalis and Floriscount produced numerous top licensing candidates and sales for several European breed societies. Besides the high scores and rapid ascend to top performance, the ridability and ease in which they adapt to their environment is unequaled making these young horses fantastic for anyone to ride and own. That is what Christiane Noelting, breeder and owner of Velantis had in mind when combining these genetics which started with the importation of Velantis’ impressive Dam “Fleur D’Amour”
Velantis himself is true to his proven pedigree. Christian Hartung, his rider, says: "Working with Velantis has been an amazing experience from day one. He is very intelligent, focused, and a quick learner no matter what I ask of him. I was very impressed with how brave he is – showing in the large indoor in Rancho Murietta the first time at barely 4 years old, he did not even flinch. At the end of the season, we walked into the Equidome to receive our Championship awards at the LA Equestrian Center, I didn't have to worry about him being distracted by the surroundings or other horses."
During his 2022 show season debut as a 4 year old, Velantis received scores in the 70% - 80% range winning both the CDS and USDF Open Training Level Championship at the California Annual Show in Burbank with scores near 80%. A successful first season in the showring was followed by stallion licensing and a successful stallion performance test scoring 8,7.5,8,8,8 -7.9 overall, ranking him as youngest and top 5 out of 17 stallions presented in North America.
In 2023, Velantis continued his show successes by defending both Championship titles at the California Annual Show. This time at the First Level Open division, he earned blue ribbons for both CDS and USDF with scores of 75%! Earlier during the season, Velantis qualified for the Festival of Champions show in Chicago, USDF's Young Horse National Championships. With scores as high as 87.5% at the FEI 5-year-old tests, he was one of the top qualifying youngers for Chicago and also completed the requirements for full stallion approval.
Velantis N’s sire VITALIS. This exceptional sire is sought-after worldwide. Very modern and big moving, Vitalis is in the fast lane for breeding as well as in sport. He has impressed the breeding world with his huge, elastic trot and relaxed, rhythmic canter. He is very rideable, and you never see his rider Isabel Freese without a smile on her face! Vitalis was the licensing Reserve Champion. Top dressage scores at his performance test, wins at the Dutch stallion championship and the World Young Horse Championships preluded the sale to American rider Charlotte Jorst. With Charlotte he placed in the nationals and Young Horse World Championship as a 6 yr old with record marks of 10 trot and 9.8 canter. Vitalis was clearly ahead of other competitors, following and even surpassing his sire Vivaldi’s hoof steps. Vivaldi was reserve champion of his performance test, winner of the KWPN finals with a 10 trot, shown internationally successfully with Hans Peter Minderhoud and produced over 20 licensed sons and many internationally successful dressage offspring. With over 30 licensed sons, BuCha champions and qualifiers, National Champions and shattering sales records Vitalis’s story keeps growing.
Dam sire FLORISCOUNT. Velantis N’s Dam “Fleur D’Amour”, from the Hanoverian Waterkant stamm, is an impressive moving mare with superb ridability, purchased in the Verden auction as a 3 yr old for an amateur rider prior to her breeding career. Her sire Floriscount surpassed even the highest expectations. At the 2014 Nuernberger Burg-Pokal he was second in the qualifying round and silver medalist in the Pokal final wasn't enough. Under Oliver Oelrich, he went on to a standing ovation from the audience in the Musical Kur earning an outstanding 9.0! That same year he was awarded “Oldenburg dressage stallion of the year” normally given to 9 to 10 year old stallions based on their own performance as well as that of their offspring. Since the FN had rated him with an incredible Breeding Value Index of 170 with a 91% assurity and his offspring were winning in the shows and selling for top prices at the auctions, it wasn't a surprise when the Oldenburg Breeding Committee bestowed him with this award.
Floriscount dominated the Hanoverian licensings in Verden for many years having had the largest amount of offspring selected as well as several Premium stallions. Floriscount offspring enjoyed many international successes. Many Floriscount mares have been selected for the Hanoverian elite mare show in Verden, the prestigious Herward von der Decken Show. The mare, St.Pr.A. Fleur (Floriscount x Wild Dance), was the 2014 reserve champion and later went on to qualify and place in the 3 yr olds Bundeschampionate. One of many, but we like the Wild Dance connection in that success story. Velantis N’s pedigree is filled with some of the best refining blood consolidated in the back of his pedigree due to the Holsteiner sire Tin Rocco by Tin Rod xx and the legendary Vollkorn xx, Mexico xx and Lucky Boy xx.
Velantis is a culmination of modern high-performance genetics and we have high expectations for his offspring. Exceptional quality fresh and frozen semen is now available for your mares daily throughout the breeding season. Velantis will continue to be shown in 2023 outside the breeding season and we will post the few dates he may not be available during the breeding season. The goal is to progress his training according to his age, qualifying for the 5-year-old finals at the Young Horse National Championships while making Velantis available to our breeders in North America.
Velantis continued his show success in 2023 defending both Championship titles at the California Annual Show earning blue ribbons for both CDS and USDF in the First Level Open division. Throughout the 2023 season Velantis earned top scores as high as 87.5% in the FEI 5-year-old tests making him a top qualifier for the Festival of Champions USDF's Young Horse National Championships. Velantis’ numerous scores over 80% in the FEI classes fulfilled his performance requirements granting him lifetime breeding approval. An exciting first foal crop is arriving in 2024.
Registration # 023036506118
EVA (Equine Viral Arteritis) - Negative, vaccinated annually
WFFS (Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome) - Not a carrier n/n
CEM (Contagious Equine Metritis) - Negative
Owner & Breeder: Christiane Noelting Dressage Center