2017 | 17 | Dark Bay | Oldenburg GOV | Vitalis x Don Primaire
Valais OWF ('Val'), is a very talented coming 5-year-old dressage prospect. He was awarded Premium Foal, Foal of Distinction, and Stallion Prospect at the Oldenburg inspection in 2017. Valais OWF has three very good gaits and on top of that, a superb temperament.
Valais OWF descends from the very successful and much sought after stallion Vitalis (by Vivaldi). Vitalis has 33 licensed sons and numerous premium mares. As a foal, Vitalis became National Champion in the Netherlands 2007. He then earned Reserve Champion of the NRW licensing in 2009 and won the dressage index of his Stallion Performance Test in 2010. Vitalis competed twice at the World Championships, competed at the Pavo Cup final in 2012 and at only seven years of age, was victorious at the International Small Tour in 2014. Vitalis is approved with the KWPN, Rhineland, Westfalen, Oldenburg, Hanoverian Verband, all South German registries, and Bavarian.
Valais OWF's dam sire Don Primaire, hails from the famous Donnerhall line. Don Primaire was a 1992, dark bay, German Oldenburg stallion. At his 100 day test at Medingen, finished in the top ten with a score of 113.47 points. He earned the highest score of 138.19 for the dressage portion. Don Primaire is approved for: KWPN and Oldenburg. Don Primaire has two approved sons and five States Premium mares.
Valais OWF is a very personable and brave young horse. He has and exceptional gaits along with wonderful conformation and presence. Steamboat Creek Farm has elected to put Valais OWF in a Developing Horse program because of his natural talent. He has begun his under saddle training with Josh Albrecht at Coalcyn Equestrian LLC in the beginning of 2021. He shows excellent ground manners and work ethic. He has been good on the trail and has been taken over xc novice jumps too. He started his dressage show season in August of 2021 and won his classes with scores in the 70’s. At his most recent competition, the CARA Champagne dressage show in Arizona this January, Valais won his class with a score of 70%. Valais will continue his training and conditioning in 2022.
Photo Credits: Debra MacMillan
Photo Credit: Liz van Woerden & Debra MacMillan (foal picture)