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The applause and elation of the audience validated the impressive knock down price of 270,000 Euro. The Valentino-Acorado son, Viscount, finished the 2011 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing as the most expensive jumping stallion, and secured himself a stall at the Niedersächsischen Landegestüt Celle.

On Thursday of the Licensing, the jet black stallion was immediately convincing on the triangle with his outstanding conformation, a very good striding walk, and an excellent swinging trot full of impulsion. The beautifully typed stallion set himself apart from the rest even more on Friday. With a consistently uphill canter, tremendous ability, and an excellent style over the jump, he catapulted himself into being one of the favorites of the Niedersachsen hall. The Breeding Evaluation Committee agreed with the audience, and named this stallion bred by Rainer Schuster a Premium stallion. Aptly also worthy of mention is Viscount's flawless character.

Son, Viscerado, was Vice Bundeschampion of 4-year-old dressage jumping horses in 2019.

In 2012, he completed his stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf scoring perfect 10's for free-jumping and cross country and 9.5's for temperament, performance readiness, and rideability. He also received 9.0's for his character and canter.

In 2013, he developed into a serial winner in classes for young jumping horses. His unbelievable rideability and motivation brought him dream scores and golden, first place ribbons.

Viscount's grandsire, Now or Never M has been ranked in the top 10% of the FN Breeding Value Index for the past few years, and ranked right up there with him is his son and Viscount's sire, Valentino, who was given an outstanding index of 158/88% in 2012. Now or Never was stationed in 2003 at the State Stud Celle in order to bring the valuable genes of the Hanoverian sire, Voltaire, who left to found a stallion line in the Netherlands, back to Hanover. As the Licensing Champion in the Netherlands, Now or Never had the advantage of producing several sons who achieved excellent performance results. This laid the foundation for Now or Never's high breeding value index. Confirming the index even further have been the results of the mare performance tests of his daughters, and the achievements in sport of offspring such as Voltaire (KWPN) who was already internationally successful at the age of eight.

Now or Never's son, Valentino, follows in the footsteps of his sire standing at stud in Celle. He won the jumping division of his 2005 Stallion Performance Test with an incredible scores of 9.6 for jumping ability and noteworthy 9's for temperament and willingness, and he is now successfully competing at the advanced S-level under Karen Biermann.

Vicount's first foal crop were true-to-type with long legs and excellent gaits.

Stallion Details

16.2 1/2 H
Approved For
Hanoverian, Hanoverian Jumper Breeding Program
In-Stock, Eventer, Jumper
70-Day Stallion Performance Test 2012 Adelheidsdorf: Dressage: 8.44, Jumping: 8.91, Overall: 8.73

WFFS Status: tested non-carrier (N/N)

Viscount : PEDIGREE

Valentino Now or Never M Voltaire
Patricia Belisar
Alexis Acorado Acord II
Doreen XIII
Inga Imperator

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