2019 BWP/NAD Bonus Auction

Foals from stallions that participate in the annual Stallion Service Auction are eligible to participate in the $3,500 Foal Futurity that coincides with the annual Keuring. Both Stallion Owners & Foal Owners are awarded in the Futurity payout.
The top 5 fillies and top 5 colts from SSA-participating stallions are awarded based on their keuring scores. Stallions that do not participate in the SSA can be nominated for a $250 fee so their foals can participate in the Foal Futurity. Nominations must be received prior to the annual Keuring. Foals resulting from SSA winning bids will receive a $75 credit towards their BWP/NAD registration.
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    Citadel VS
    2014 Hanoverian
    Modern type, exceptional quality and presence
    Methods Available: Fresh
    Stud Fee: $1,200
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    • Sex
    • Height
    • Born
      April 29, 2014
    • Color
    • Markings
      Small star, right hind sock, left hind coronet
    • Country of Birth
      United States
    • Bred By
      Britta Vitale of Vitale Sporthorses International, Inc.
    • Year Licensed
    • EVA Status
    • Standing at
      Vitale Sporthorses International, Inc.
    • Location
      Fort Pierce, Florida
    • Lic. Studbooks
    • External Links
    Gray · 1993
    Corrado I
    Gray · 1985
    Cor de la Bryere Selle Français
    Soleil Holsteiner
    Urte I
    Bay · 1982
    Masetto Holsteiner
    Ohra Holsteiner
    Grand Cru
    Grand Garcon Hanoverian
    Athene Hanoverian
    Sonnenstrahl Trakehner
    Granada Trakehner
    Citadel VS is an exciting young stallion with exceptional quality and presence. While he is clearly of very modern type, at over 17hh as a 3 year old he has the size, correctness and substance of bone that benefited the more classical sporthorses. He carries the beautiful head, neck and topline of his sire Clinton, and the phenomenal movement of his dam and damsire Grand Cru. This long-legged, uphill stallion has been described by several top trainers as 'incredibly elastic, light and athletic', 'supple and catlike' and having 'the best canter I have ever sat on.' His jumping technique is textbook by any standard. He is incredibly clever and careful while freejumping, with the style in front of a top hunter and nothing less than an extravagant hind end.

    At the 2017 BWP stallion inspection he received the huge score of 85 in the freejumping phase by the Belgian judge, who commented, "He has very good technique both front and hind legs and use of back." He received his provisional license in 2017 with an overall impression score of 80. Citadel VS has been a highly attentive and easy stallion to start under saddle and will begin his competitive career in 2018. We are excited to see his first foal crop in spring of 2018, as breeders have chosen him to produce both high performance hunters and top showjumpers.

    Citadel VS is by the Ambassadeur stallion Clinton (Corrado I) who was a phenomenon in the international and Olympic showjumping arena. In breeding, Clinton is unrivaled as the sire of more than 50 licensed stallions, including legendary Cornet Obolensky, Eldorado van de Zeshoek, Zacharov TN, Whitaker, and numerous other international superstars. Citadels VS's dam is Elite Mare Candidate Galalea, by the foundation stallion Grand Cru, who carried on the infamous G line from the state stud at Celle, Germany. Dr. Ludwig Christmann, director of the Hanoverian Verband's breeding program, has often referenced Grand Cru as a very special stallion, and directs and re-directs breeders to Grand Cru to improve sporthorse blood in both jumping and dressage. Grand Cru is renowned as a top sire of numerous High Performance Hunters and USEF Year End Award winners.
    • Contract Terms
      Contact for Terms/LFG
    • Contact
      Britta Vitale · email
    • Donated by
      Vitale Sporthorses International, Inc.
    • Stud Fee
    • Collection Fee
      $350 (Mare owner's expense)
    • Booking Fee
      $200 (Included in stud fee)
    • Shipping Fee
      Fed Ex cost
    • Methods Avail.
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