Andreas Helgstrand has said goodbye to Vivino (Vivaldi x Dancier). At the 2018 Hannover Stallion Licensing, the Vivaldi son was auctioned and then came into the hands of Andreas Helgstrand and Paul Schockemöhle for the top price of €2.01 million. The five-year-old stallion will continue his career under Spanish Grand Prix rider Alejandro Asencio Mendez.
“I have tried several horses with Helgstrand, but Vivino gave me a good feeling right away. It is clear to everyone that he has three great gaits. But from the ground you probably cannot see that he is super attentive to his rider. That’s a quality I really appreciate,” Alejandro Asencio Mendez said of his new ace.
Asencio Mendez hopes to qualify Vivino for the world championships for young dressage horses in Verden this year. The Spanish rider has competed several horses in the international Grand Prix in recent years. For that level, the Hanoverian mare Focus (Fiorano x Weltissimo) is his current top horse.
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