Sire: VIVA VOLTAIRE was champion of the CT Development Series for 4 and 5-year-old show jumpers 2001 and reserve champion 2002 and Royal Winter Fair reserve champion National Final for 5-year-old jumpers 2001. VIVA VOLTAIRE completed the 100-day Stallion Performance Test with a score of 106 points and received a score of 9 for character, disposition, ability, willingness to work, and jumping ability. VIVA VOLTAIRE is a licensed and fully-approved stallion and approved for breeding by the Hanoverian Verband, AHS, CWHBA, Oldenburg, and CSHA.
Dam: GRAFINA is an exceptionally well-bred mare. Her sire is the Celle State stallion GRAF TOP, a very successful combination of Hanoverian and Holsteiner performance genes. His sire, GRAF GRANNUS, and the sire of his dam, CALYPSO II, are both excellent producers of show jumping horses. With this pedigree and his own excellent jumping abilities, the young Graf Top was at the beginning of a sire career that no doubt increased the prestige of the Grannus line of show jumpers.
Notes: VELOCITY RPH comes by his good looks and stellar conformation honestly. Sired by VIVA VOLTAIRE, a Hanoverian stallion standing in Stratford, Ontario, he looks a lot like his handsome sire. Viva Voltaire showed most scope over jumps of all stallions at the 1998 inspection in Verden according to the publication "Der Hannoveraner". At his 100-day stallion performance test he received scores of "9" for his jumping ability, disposition, character, ability to work, and willingness to work. As a 4-year-old, Viva Voltaire was the 2000 champion of the Ontario Series for 4 & 5-year-old show jumpers as well as the 2001 reserve champion of the Ontario Series for 5-year-old show jumpers, and the 2001 reserve champion of the National Final at the Royal for 5-year-old jumpers. Due to an injury, Viva Voltaire is no longer able to compete, however he is the sire of several young horse champions and numerous exceptional prospects for the dressage, hunter, and jumper rings. Viva Voltaire typically produces stunningly beautiful, flashy foals, with excellent gaits, lots of jump and the most wonderful temperament. His offspring are extremely marketable, especially as dressage and hunter prospects.