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Henk Minderman - Renkum Stud
Dark Brown, 16.2hh, 1996. Approved AES Stallion.
One of the best sons of CONCORDE and the up- and coming leading sire in Britain!
The spitting image of his famous grandsire VOLTAIRE with an extra touch of class being linebred to the legendary Marco Polo twice. Val’s dam has already bred 2 International show jumpers and 2 licensed stallions.
His sire Concorde needs no introduction as the No1 stallion in Holland and the top producer of young show jumping horses, Marius Claudius, Audi’s Jikke, Conquest, Audi’s Katja, Isabella, Holland, Larino, Grace, Garcia, Gigant are all top Grand Prix horses by Concorde who is ranked 5th in the world at present and rising!
Concorde is also leading stallion in the BSJA age group classes in the UK!
Due to the high number of mares visiting Valentino every year, he has had relatively few outings jumping himself but still won in excess of £610.- and qualified for the Blue Riband Final at the scope festival 2003 and for the Equest Final 2003.
More recently he competed at La Baule (France) in the CIO-V and was placed in every class he entered including the Grand Prix and Nations Cup. This was one of only four outings he had during 2003.
His foals were a revelation at the inaugural British Foal Championships 2001 with a first, a second and a fourth place amongst the colt foals with an average score of nearly 8.5 out of 10. Last year his daughter Renkum Valanta went one better as she won the foal championship for show jumping foals!! A colt by Val was second in the colt foal class. Both scored over 80 points with 8.3 for movement, something only very few of the so called ‘Dressage’ foals could match!
They possess athleticism, movement, quality and a lovely nature. Just like himself and they ALL jump proper!!
Olympic Dressage rider and trainer Vicky Thompson stated during our Open day last September, that some of his foals are of ‘absolute world class’!
Valentino is dominant brown and cannot throw chestnut, not even out of chestnut mares.
Having spent the last 2 seasons in Ireland, Valentino is offered at a special stud fee of £300 NFFR for the season of 2015. He is avaliable via fresh or chilled semen from Brackenspa Stud. Frozen semen is avaliable by seperate negotiation.