The Swedish bred and Hanoverian registered Vivaldos has been named the Oldenburg Main premium winner of 2020 during the Oldenburg Stallion Licensing in Vechta, Germany, on 21 November 2020.
The "Main premium" title is bestowed upon the stallion that not has achieved good results in sport, but also in his stallion performance test. Furthermore, the quality of his first foal crop, is part of the three deciding factors.
For this year's Oldenburg main premium, three stallions were invited: the Hanoverian Vivaldos, the Oldenburg Viva Gold, and the KWPN bred Galaxy.
The Main Premium title went to Vivaldos, who is born 2016, and sired by Vivaldi out of Doris Day by Desperados - Brentano II - Gletscher. Bred by Anna Genfors in Sweden, and owned by Gerd Sosath, the stallion completed his 14-day test with a final dressage score of 8.05. Vivaldos was already successful in dressage tests for young horses under Veronika Steinhof. For the Vechta auction, the Vivaldi son already produced five Elite Foals for top prices.
Second place went to Viva Gold, born 2016, by Vivaldi out of Weihronce by For Romance I - Don Schufro - Sandro Hit, bred by Christine Arns-Krogmann, and owned by Gestüt Westfalenhof, Steinhagen. The stallion was discovered as price highlight of the Elite Foal Auction in Vechta. Last year, Viva Gold completed his 14-day test with a final dressage score of 9.09. In his sport test this year, he received a final score of 8.19. He has only been competed twice so far by Kathrin Sudhölter in July 2019. Viva Gold already brought Elite Foals for top prices for the Vechta auction. Under Kathrin Sudhölter the Weihegold grandson is victorious in dressage tests for young horses.
Third place went to Galaxy, born 2016, by Grand Galaxy Win T out of Walkure by Sir Sinclair - Donnerhall - Römer, bred by C. Kikkert in the Netherlands, and owned by Gestüt Sprehe. Last year, Galaxy completed his 14-day test with a final dressage score of 7.70. His 50-day test he finished with a final result of 7.92. He has not yet been competed in sport.
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