Ho La La Du Valya SF

Male Brown Bay 4 years old 1m74

General comments

The superb Ho la la du Valya was born on the 25th of July 2017. He’s a son of ULYSS MORINDA and ECSTACY VD DUVELSHOEVE who is by the famous Ferro, nicknamed “Olympic Ferro”.


He quickly caught the attention by showing unusual power, and, happily, as with all of Ulyss’s offspring, a gentle personality. If this hadn’t been the case, he would have been difficult to handle in view of his strength and build. But he is adorable, and above all, absolutely nothing disturbs him, and nothing worries him.


He has beautiful action, passed to him by his maternal grandsire, Ferro, and finished 3rd in a dressage final at SAUMUR as a two year old! And this was against other two year olds coming from huge dressage stables. Besides that, Ho la la jumps very well and has inherited Ulyss’s magnificent style.


He was very easy to back and already behaves like an old hand.

Sire : Ulyss Morinda SF

His father Ulyss Morinda, 5 *at the CIRALE, comes from base bloodline that was marked 8 out of 10 by the Selle Français studbook. The line goes back to the Grand Prix mare Utricule (by Monceaux,TB) and then to her daughter Piperazine Laleu, mother of several excellent horses. Ulyss is a carrier of 5 Thoroughbred blood lines, one of which is the famous Laudanum but there’s also Ladykiller, Furioso, Pericles and Monceaux. As a maternal grandfather he also has JALISCO B whom he very much resembles. You can go to his page to see the details of his wonderful bloodline and photos and videos of his performances.


Ulyss Morinda, Hunter Champion of France as a six year old came back to his true discipline, the CSO in 2015 as a seven year old. Ridden from now on by Rik Hemeryck (a Belgian), he won the Young Stallions SF Masters for seven year olds (classed as ‘Very Promising’ by the ANSF) and at nine years old, he was already a winner and had been placed in numerous outings in 1.50m classes (CSI 3*). He took part in his first CSI 5* in Rotterdam in June 2017 and his first 1.55m at the end of the year. He is ISO 150 (2017).


In 2018, Ulyss confirmed his quality, at the start of the year being placed in the 3* 1m50 Grand Prix at Bonheiden only half a second behind Daniel Deusser, being placed 7th in the 1m50 Bourg en Bresse Show Jumping (4*) and soaring over the 1m55 course at Maubeuge with an unbelievable casual air. Still ridden by Rik Hemeryck, he was then placed in the 1m60 Grand Prix, and successfully participated in his first Nations’ Cup  (Gijon CSIO 5*) and obtained an ISO 160 in 2018.


In 2019 he continued to make progress : he was placed many times over 1m50 and 1m55, and won the 1m60 Grand Prix in the UK in front of Laura Kraut (see the News section). He also took part in his first 5* Rolex Grand Prix, and proved that he clearly has the capability to jump these courses. He obtained an ISO 163 for 2019, and in 2020, at only 12 years of age, has exceeded 100,000 Euros in winnings.

Dam : Ecstacy Vd Duvelshoeve BWP

His mother, Ecstacy Vd Duvelshoeve, daughter of the famous Ferro, combines both dressage and jumping bloodlines. Ferro was one of the greatest dressage stallions (with a silver medal at the Olympics, a second at the Hertogenbosch final...). But Ecstacy’s maternal bloodline is also a real jumping line, passing on the blood of Grand Veneur and Ramiro Z.


Ecstacy had another foal, First Love du Valya, who, as a six year old in 2021 is being directed towards Eventing and has enormous promise.

Second dam : Nouchka Van De Helle BWB

Ecstacy’s mother, Nouchka Van De Helle, is by Sheyenne de Baugy (Grand Veneur) and out of a daughter of Ramiro Z. She’s been as productive in the field of Dressage as in Jumping, as amongst her descendants one can find Paganini, competing in 3* Dressage, and from the second generation, two performance horses at 1m60 level, and many others competing over 1m45.


Two of Nouchka Van De Helle’s full brothers have been approved as stallions.

Third dam : Raguna Z

Raguna Z, by Ramiro Z and the granddaughter of Gotthard, is also the mother of Winona Van Het Wuitenshof, who produced Calvin Van Het Wuitenshof, a stallion competing over 1m60 ridden by Kent Farrington (USA).

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