Valanta (13 June 2002) is by the famous KWPN stallion Voltaire. She was imported by London Lane Stud from Holland in 2010. She is a substantially built, strong tall bay mare with lots of bone, standing at 17hh. She is currently jumping with her rider, Ian van Schalkwyk, in the 1.50ms and successfully competed in her first Derby show in 2014. She has bold movement and a powerful jump and to top it all, a fantastic temperament. She has a foal by Special Effects, named Special Edition, who has inherited his talented parents’ genes and is a top quality, beautifully marked tobiano colt, proudly owned by Jodi Irvine.  We look forward to watching him grow up and begin his show career.

Pedigree and Breeding Lines

Valanta is bred in the purple from famous jumping blood. Her sire, Voltaire was by the influential Furioso II, a stallion whose offspring included over 200 State Premium mares and at least 70 approved sons. Furioso II was the full brother of the French stallion Mexico who also produced numerous Grand Prix showjumpers. Voltaire had a successful career as a Grand Prix show jumper, competing in the 1.50ms as an eight-year-old. He was a Keur and Preferent stallion with the KWPN and was also approved by several studbooks, including the Oldenburg Verband. He sired numerous international calibre horses including Concorde. He had more offspring at the 1996 Olympic Games than any other stallion. After his competitive career, Voltaire was retired to stud until his death at the age of 25. Voltaire’s dam, Gogo Moeve was sired by the well-known Hannovarian stallion, Gotthard. Gogo Moeve’s dam-sire was the Thoroughbred stallion More Magic, who also sired the 1980 Moscow Olympics dressage gold medalist, Mon Cherie.

Valanta’s dam Lavanta, an Elite mare, was sired by Nimmerdor, the KWPN’s “Stallion of the 20th century”. A Preferent stallion, he was ridden at international level by Albert Voorn. He sired more than 30 approved stallions all over the world and more than 40 international level jumpers including the legendary Heartbreaker, Ahorn, Goodtimes and Himmerdor. Nimmerdor was sired by the eminent stallion Preferent awarded Farn. Lavanta’s dam line includes many top class mares including Avanta, a Keur, Preferent KWPN mare, Lavanta, (Keur, Preferent) and Zalanta B (Model, Preferent).


Furioso II Furioso xx Precipitation xx
Maureen xx
Dame de Ranville Talisman
Que Je Suis Belle
Gogo Moeve H Gotthard Goldfisch II
Ampa H
Mosaik H More Magic xx
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Nimmerdor (Preferent) Farn
Fax I
Dorette 21
Koridon xx
Friedhilde II B (Pref.)
(Keur, Preferent)
Le Val Blanc xx Val de Loir xx
White Beam xx
(Keur, Preferent)
Farn (Pref.)
Zalanta B (Model, Pref.)

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