Visage Van De Olmenhoeve BWP

Male Skewbald 23 years old 1m67


  • Dressage
  • Show jumping

Can produce

  • SF
  • Z
  • AES

General comments

Visage Van de Olmenhoeve, ISO 155, competed at the highest international level, at up to 1.60 m. He was sold as a four year old at the Elite Fences sales for the sum of 110,000 Euros (+ costs). Trained in Australia at the home of his owners, the COPABELLA stud, he burst onto the competition scene at the start of a wonderful career. After a period in France he returned to Australia where he competed in CSO/CSI then in Dressage up to the age of 18. Visage is typified by a degree of suppleness that is quite out of the ordinary and a superb style. I could also add that he has an excellent temperament with enormous spirit and a big heart. His offspring, stamped with his mark, inherit these characteristics. Some are beginning to emulate Apache Sunshine (ISO 148 CSO) who finished 2nd in the 6 year old championship in CCE at Pompadour in 2016. Visage returned to France in 2009 into the care of Stephan Lafouge, champion of France (2008). The partnership began by approaching the Internationals like future champions. They get on together remarkably well. The stallion is a strong horse who commands respect and has a perfect technique. He is full blooded, capable of great speed, has a wonderful mouth and is well balanced. He is always willing to try and has an enormous heart. Some have compared him with an Anglo Arabian …… Coloured (of course). He went back to Australia in 2011; This remarkably intelligent horse has already had a great deal of success as a stallion and even has a fast growing “fan club”. All those who get close to him are won over by his gentle nature and his endearing personality. Visage is a true gentleman.


- Double clear round in the final of the 4 year old ISO 131 – BSO +23 (0.44) - He was then exported to Australia where he started by jumping 2 metres in order to escape from his pen during his time in quarantine. - As a five year old he was champion of champions in the challenge “Jumping with the Stars” pulling out all the stops to qualify over the 1.30 circuit. - As a six year he was champion Young Event Horse (dressage, cross country and show jumping) at Sydney Royal Show. - He continued in being placed regularly in Events from 1.30 to 1.50 m - 3rd in the Wodonga World Cup Young Horse Futurity (1.50) - 3rd in the Championship Final for Australian Young Horses. (1.40) In 2006 he took the Grand Prix Copabella Classic, was 3rd in the JK Williams Grand Prix, 4th in the Elysian Series Grand Prix, and 7th in the World Cup Qualifier during the Gold Coast World Cup Carnival. In December 2008, he was second in the World Cup Qualifier in Sale in Australia in December 2008 (1.60) ridden by Chris Burton


Pitt l'Indécis was a good international winner in 3 days eventing (ICC 138). in Jumping, Vegas ridden by Julia Hargreaves is competing on 150, the young Valentine de Grisy and Vizir Morinda Z alreadsy on 130, Vizir Morinda Z, Apache Sunshine (ISO 148) finished 6th at the final of the French 6 years old championship Jumping in Fontainebleau (2016) and also in 2016, Appy d'Hulm, (ISO 150) was vice-champion in the 6 years old Eventing Championship (Pompadour, France).

Sire : Limbo KWPN


Dam : Nervosa SE


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A son of Limbo (by Concorde), he carries the blood of Latano and thus also of Landgraf I, through his mother Nervosa. Limbo produced many great performers, to name but a few, Catapulte, ISO 168, Nureev du Houssoit CSIO and CSIW under the saddle of John and Robert Robert Whitaker, Nepos Van Limbo winner of the Queen’s Cup in Spain, Roccossifred 5th of the 7 years old critérium in 2012, Salto de la Roque ISO 140...


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