2022 Von und Zu/Godiva (Glorioso Noir/Ehrentusch) colt!
Our first bred horse Godiva WSH (Glorioso Noir/Ehrentusch) is in foal! This was a hard decision for us to breed Godiva, as her amateur owner Naomi Williams loves to ride and compete her. But at some point if a mare is going to be used as a broodmare, she needs to be bred to ensure her future ability to breed. So as an 11 year old, Godiva was bred and continued to compete during the early portion of her pregnancy. She is confirmed 3rd level, schooling PSG with the goal of competing to at least PSG after she foals. She has an affinity for the collected work, and has started half steps and canter pirouette work.
Von und Zu is an impressive young stallion! The Hanoverian stallion Von Und Zu became the high scorer of the 50-Day Stallion Performance Test which concluded in Schlieckau on 30 November 2021.
The 4-year old led a field of 36 participating dressage stallions, the majority aged 3 and 4, and scored a total of 9.17 points.
Von Und Zu (by Vitalis x Floriscount) is owned by the Celle state stud. He scored 9.25 for character, 8.5 for walk, 9.5 for trot, 9 for canter, 9.5 for willingness to work, 8 for jumping, 9.5 for general impression and 10 for rideability under the test rider. The future is bright for this young stallion.
Both Godiva WSH and Von und Zu are tested and negative for WFFS.
On June 14th a gorgeous mini Von und Zu colt was born! He looks just like his sire, and is more refined than Godiva. From what we have seen so far he is an exceptional mover, with an elegant look to him. He is a kind, inquisitive, and easy foal to work with.
Verkade WSH is available ideally to a dressage home for $25 000 Canadian (approximately $19 500 USD). Registration with the Hanoverian Verband included in the price along with board and trims until he is 6 months old.