We have added a couple new mares this years so we are expecting more births in 2018.
First out is Giacomo’s top mare Viva La Donna, retired at the age of 15, after a long and successful career under our top trainer and rider. Together they won the Young Rider’s Grand Prix in Hagen Future Champions CSIO in 2012 and they were clear in many Nation Cup’s for Italy. The last great result together was an unlucky 4th place in the Senior Italian Championships held in Arezzo in 2016, just 0.10 penalties behind Bronze medallist Gianni Govoni. Viva La Donna has a dressage background being a De Niro offspring out of an Ex Libris mother. She is a very hot mare with a very dominant mind but she always gave Giacomo 110% and was always willing to fight for him. We decided to give her Marcus Ehning’s former top horse Plot Blue (Mr. Blue x Pilot) who won Team Gold at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington in 2010.
Another new mare is Vayana (Indoctro x Zeus), Valentina’s former top horse that was retired from the sport in April 2017 after surgery gone wrong and is not breeding at Future Champions Stable but is at Franca Zanetti’s Stable in Treviso. She did not get pregnant but we have an Embryo of Vayana with Kannan and hopefully she will carry one herself during the next season. Vayana and Valentina won numerous Grand Prix classes together such as the Young Rider Grand Prix in Reims in 2012, the CSI2* Grand Prix in Tortona in 2011, the Elite Italia 160cm Grand Prix in Truccazzano (ITA) in 2015 and many classes all over Europe. Her last show was the Longines CSI4* in Ascona, where she also jumped the Grand Prix, in August 2016. She was a very hot mare with a good jumping technique, not over big, and with al the quality.
Coral Della Verdina, italian bred mare out of Corrado I and Lavaletto is pregnant of Dominator Z (Diamant de Semilly x Cassini I) after giving birth to a Comme il Faut (Cornet Obolensky x Ramiro Z) chestnut stallion in 2017.
Coral is not the only mare expecting a foal out of Dominator Z though, also Peau d’Ane (Kashmir van Shuttershof x Alme Crack Z). She already had a couple offspings since she was retired and put as brood mare , the last one in 2016 out of VDL Bubalu (Baloubet de Rouet).