- Discipline: Show Jumping
- Height: 16.2hh
- Stud Fee: £750 + VAT with LFG
- Breed: KWPN
- Colour: Grey
- Year of Birth: 2002
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Valentin R is an AES approved stallion and International Grade A showjumper by the great stallion HEARTBREAKER out of a KWPN KEUR mare by Indorado. This is a breeding line which guarantees success. His full brother is also an International showjumper in the USA. Valentin R has been competing successfully at the very highest level with Michael Whitaker and was part of team GB at the 2015 European Championships. He is also a Silver British Showjumping Elite stallion and has competed successfully on the Global Champions Tour with top ten placings at Doha, Chantilly, Shanghai and Miami.
He recently won a six bar class at the CSI5* show in Hong Kong and in 2017 was successfully ridden by Jack Whitaker, with whom he had top ten placings in several Under 25 Grand Prix’s, including Paris and Opglabbeek as well as 3rd place in a 1.45m class at the CSI2* show in Knokke.
His sire Heartbreaker by Nimmerdor was crowned ‘KWPN Horse of the Year’ in 2016 after having already been declared ‘Preferent’ in 2009 because of his successful offspring in the international scene. Heartbreaker himself was successful at Grand Prix level with Peter Geerink and is placed number 15 on the 2017 WBFSH-ranking for jumping sires. His infuence in worldwide breeding is enormous. In the KWPN-studbook he has already got 10 approved sons and 19 approved grandsons. In the international scene many of his offspring are competing at the highest level. One of the best this season was Bertram Allen’s Romanov II, who won four Grand Prix’s (Bordeaux, Dortmund, La Baule and Paris). Also his offspring VDL Groep Zidane, ridden by Leopold van Asten, and the approved stallions Cidane, Toulon, Zambesi and Actionbreaker are doing very well. Heartbreaker is also the grandfather of world champion Earley. His grandchildren Hello Sanctos and Admara are both in the lead in the WBFSH-Rankings 2016.
Valentin R’s dam Ocieni R is by Indorado who had an impressive career winning two qualifiers for the Bundeschampionat as a young stallion, and was 10th in the finals. With Jur Vrieling he achieved many good performances at international level: 3rd in Den Bosch; 1st in Royan in the barrier jumping; 5th in the Grand Prix in Lugano; 6th in the Derby in Bern and the Best Horse of the competition; 8th in the Grand Prix in Leisele; 4th in the Grand Prix in Roggel; and 6th in the Grand Prix in Royan.
Indorado is by Corrado I and is well-known for producing big, long lined horses with an unlimited amount of scope.