2022 Von und Zu/Godiva (Glorioso Noir/Ehrentusch) in utero!
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, 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 got 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.
This combination should produce an impressive moving horse, likely large (Godiva is 17.2h), could be any colour, chestnut, bay or black. With any luck it will have Godiva's sweet, willing, easy temperament.
Both Godiva WSH and Von und Zu are negative for WFFS.
Sold!! This in utero colt option is sold, if a filly will likely be retained by Williams Sport Horses.