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What a way to start the foaling season! Our wonderful Elite mare Bugatti has done it again and given us another superb black colt this time by Dream Boy. Canter is definitely going to be his thing – that’s all he wants to do all day, along with learning new things, he is very confident boy and takes everything in his stride - he is a delight!

We are thrilled with him and think he is going to be a serious dressage prospect and maybe even a stallion - he certainly has the bloodlines and the swagger!

Sire: Dream Boy
Dream Boy is the first Vivaldi son to be approved by the KWPN. He is a modern, long-legged stallion, particularly good as a dressage horse model and has a lot of charisma. His impressive hind leg action characterizes all three gaits. The canter was inherited from his grandfather and in the performance test, was assessed with an 8.5. All three gaits and his exemplary work ethic were rewarded with good scores.

Performance - In his PAVO Cup qualifiers, Dream Boy won two out of the four legs, and came fourth in the final.  In the GMB Stallion competition he placed second in the final, and received a score of 9.5 for his trot, his canter, and his talent. In the World Young Horse Championships in Verden, Dream Boy was 14th in 2013 before excelling to take the bronze medal for six-year-old horses in 2014, having won the first round. In 2016, Hans Peter Minderhoud took over the ride, and together they won the Dutch Small Tour Championships in 2016. On taking over the ride, Hans Peter said: "He is a very talented horse, likes to work and has such a positive character. He has everything a Grand Prix horse needs."

Sire - Vivaldi, Dream Boy's sire, was very successful at the small tour level under Han Peter Minderhoud and has an excellent reputation as dressage performer. He was reserve champion of his stallion performance test and in 2007 he won the Pavo-Cup of five-year-old dressage horses with Hans Peter Minderhoud. In 2008 and 2009, he added triumphs in the KNHS/KWPN stallion series achieving marks of 10.0 for his trot. At the World Championships in Verden in 2015, his son Eye Catcher won the bronze medal of the six-year-olds. In 2015 and 2016, his son Fenix won the five and six-year-old Pavo-Cup in the Netherlands. The Pavo-Cup of six-year-olds was a real festival for Vivaldi in 2016, when behind Fenix, in second and third place, were First Apple and Fantastique, both Vivaldi progeny.

Damline - Resia is an elite mare, did a good performance test and comes from a family that produced many good dressage horses. She has also produced Wanted, who is also competing at PSG, and the licensed stallion Gladstone is also descended from this mareline.

Progeny - Dream Boy's foals inherit his good looks and movement - they are light on the ground and of a super modern type. The KWPN recommends that Dream Boy improves the conformation and canter. He already has several licensed sons, and his oldest crop will be turning five-year-old in 2017; they are to be watched with interest. 

Dam: Bugatti ST. Elite, Prok
Dam Bugatti St is an exceptionally well bred and highly graded mare. She was awarded Keur status at her grading, scoring highly on all three gaits. Following a very successful performance test and completion of the strict KWPN X Rays she has now been granted ELITE status! Her breeding is impeccable, with line breeding to the legendary Donnerhall and a blue chip dam line. Every mare on her damline is graded ELITE and has the Sport dressage predicate too. This exceptional quality of the dam line is truly outstanding. She is also beautiful, kind and gentle with the most amazing hind leg I have ever seen.

Her sire Discovery is a stunning black stallion with three powerful gaits. He completed a very successful performance test scoring 9 for type, 8 for trot and 8 for canter. Discovery has a strong hind leg, a beautiful use of the front leg and is very easy to ride with great rideability. His father Dolany is a son of the legendary stallion Donnerhall, who is also the father of Don Schufro and Don Primero. Dolany came 3rd at the German Bundeschampionat.

Bugatti's dam Vienna was successful in dressage competing to such a high level she was awarded the prestigious Sport predicate by the KWPN. She is also an Elite mare. Her mother and her mother's mother are also all Elite mares and have the Sport dressage predicate. Vienna's sire is the famous Blue Hors Don Schufro by Donnerhall. Don Schufro is an Elite stallion, Danish Champion and Olympic bronze team winner in Hong Kong! Don Schufro continuously produces top results. In 2010 his progeny made the headlines time after time. His daughter UNO Donna Unique became 6-year-old World Champion in Verden and Danish Champion in Odense, a son of Don Schufro became licensing champion in Oldenburg and the 7-year-old dressage champion in Falsterbo 2010 was Dejavu ridden by Patrik Kittel.

Bugatti's maternal grand sire the Preferent stallion Flemmingh, was one the most famous dressage stallions in the KWPN. The Preferent predicate is the highest award the KWPN can give which demonstrates just how outstanding Flemmingh was. He placed third at his performance test in 1990, scoring three 9s, including a 9 for jumping. Flemmingh is the sire of Anky van Grunsven’s now retired Grand Prix horse Krack C, as well as Cathy Morelli’s BeSe, and Imke Schellekens-Bartels’ Melvin, among many other notable dressage horses and numerous ster and keur mares.

Dream Boy
Vivaldi Keur
Krack C
Renate-Utopia, ster, preferent prestatie
Resia Elite
Ferro Preferent
Iresia ster preferent
Bugatti St Elite
Mandia l
Vienna St Elite Sport (Dressage)
Don Schufro Elite
Jasandra Elite Sport (Dressage)
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