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O.VALENZANO - Young Prospect - Lot 28   
Chestnut   Canadian Warmblood   Gelding
2018-May-19    hh
Registration #: AB-[CAN]9654-18 G

Hans & Katrina van den Bosch
Old Gate Farm RR1 Site 3 Box 10 Olds, AB T4H 1P2
Phone: (403) 556-6629
Cell: (403) 302-2270

Hans & Katrina van den Bosch

Valentino (Wpn) Now or Never (Wpn) Voltaire (Han)
Imke (Wpn)
Patirica (Wpn) Belisar (Wpn)
Wrinza (Wpn)
O.Soleil (Cw) VDL Ulando (Cw) Corland (Wpn)
Fanieta (Wpn)
MJ Seoul (Cw) Fantast (Bwp)
MJ Alberta (AA)

Sire: KWPN stallion VALENTINO is in the top 1% of all the German breeding sires. In 2005, he was reserve champion of the Adelsheidsdorf stallion performance test, handily winning the jumping portion and awarded elite status. He went on to compete well as a young horse and proceeded up the ranks to the S level. Valentino's offspring are good minded, rideable and possess his type and technique over fences. He has produced jumpers that competed in the 1.40-1.50m and eventers at the 2* level and, in North America, has produced wonderful hunters. His offspring, VALENTINO NOW, was the winner of the 2015 Canadian Hunter Derby and many other derbies. Valentino's sire, NOW OR NEVER, was the KWPN winner of his stallion test in 1998.

Dam: O. SOLEIL is a wonderful mare by VDL ULANDO that scored 8.05 on her CW inspection. Her first foal by BOSCH BLUE, O.GIANCARLO, was the Young Horse Reserve Champion at the CWHBA Breeders Show in 2011. He is showing in the 1.10m and winning. Her 5-year-old, O.LIVIA, by LANDKONIG was 2nd in the CW Foal Futurity. Her 3-year-old, O.BON BON by BON BALOU, a full sister to O.BON VOYAGE, has begun showing and was involved as a showmanship horse at the Young Breeders World Championships at Spruce Meadows in July, a testament to the good mind Soleil passes on to her offspring.

Notes: O.VALENZANO (aka Smiley) is a very intelligent young horse. It is the breeder's feeling that he will be a mount for a serious competitor. He moves well enough to go to any ring in style; however, the goal with his breeding was for a jumping horse and Old Gate Farm is certain this is exactly what they have produced. Smiley has shown a natural propensity for jumping while out playing and, when introduced to it in the arena, seemed to have found his calling. He is more focussed when thinking about jumping than he is anywhere else. An exciting prospect proudly offered by Old Gate Farm.