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  • Vivaldi .... Hoping for update?

    I've got a mare who would cross exceptionally with Vivaldi ..... I know the semen in past has been similar in quality to Krack C and been worse than junk.

    I heard rumor that Vivaldi had been moved and semen was improving? Maybe I dreamed that up as I can't find anything to support it, but I'm wondering if anyone here has heard similar?

    Or anyone at all who's had success with him?

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    Originally posted by _SSM_ View Post
    I've got a mare who would cross exceptionally with Vivaldi ..... I know the semen in past has been similar in quality to Krack C and been worse than junk.

    I heard rumor that Vivaldi had been moved and semen was improving? Maybe I dreamed that up as I can't find anything to support it, but I'm wondering if anyone here has heard similar?

    Or anyone at all who's had success with him?
    Well, this article actually brings up more questions than answers:

    http://www.eurodressage.com/equestri...-breeding-2013

    First of all, it's looking like he may not be capable of making it to GP. Not especially a good sign.

    Also, I was aware that both Krack C and Vivaldi have crap frozen semen quality, but I chocked that up to both stallions being involved with Uytert (known for selling crap frozen semen, and not giving a crap about it.) But now I'm wondering if the semen quality itself is under par. Notice that the article states that Vivaldi had 285 registered breedings in 2009, and only 33 in 2011. It that because relatively few of those 285 breedings resulted in pregnancies, and that is why he only had 33 breedings in 2011? I honestly have no idea.

    Personally, I wouldn't bother trying. Unless others chime in here who know that his frozen is now viable.
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      Joop van Uytert publicly stated at the last KWPN-NA Annual meeting in Holland that he was not interested in doing business with American breeders. So far, all the frozen semen produced under his direction has been useless (and expensive) crap. Why would anybody in this country want to do business with him?
      Siegi Belz
      www.stalleuropa.com
      2007 KWPN-NA Breeder of the Year
      Dutch Warmbloods Made in the U. S. A.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by siegi b. View Post
        Joop van Uytert publicly stated at the last KWPN-NA Annual meeting in Holland that he was not interested in doing business with American breeders. So far, all the frozen semen produced under his direction has been useless (and expensive) crap. Why would anybody in this country want to do business with him?
        With this public statement on record, it makes me wonder.....

        1) Why does he bother offering frozen semen from stallions standing at his stud?

        2) Does it not grate on the consciences of the people freezing this semen under his direction that the product is worthless?

        3) With his public statement that he doesn't care to do business with American breeders, would it not be worth a class action lawsuit against him by North American breeders who have suffered financial losses? (and fraud, really)
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          #5
          Indeed, I had heard this about Joop and would be hesitant at best to purchase from him. But somewhere along the way I heard rumor Vivaldi was frozen elsewhere now but wanted that validated before I would even consider taking a chance. Not finding anything to support this rumor which of course makes it a rather moot point.

          I agree though, what is the point of producing frozen semen if it's not going to sell? Seems kind of ridiculous to me.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by _SSM_ View Post
            I agree though, what is the point of producing frozen semen if it's not going to sell? Seems kind of ridiculous to me.
            Actually, the question shouldn't be ".......if it's not going to sell?" It should be ".........if it's not viable and isn't going to work?"

            The sad fact is that those who aren't in "the know" DO buy it. And he knows it's crap. I consider that to be fraud.
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            • #7
              Too bad. He's made some lovely horses.
              Cindy Bergmann
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                #8
                Oh it's completely awful he does. By saying why make a product that won't sell was more from his business stand point.

                I have found vivaldi that was NOT frozen by Joop but by Holstud last year. Thoughts anyone?

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                  Originally posted by _SSM_ View Post
                  Oh it's completely awful he does. By saying why make a product that won't sell was more from his business stand point.

                  I have found vivaldi that was NOT frozen by Joop but by Holstud last year. Thoughts anyone?
                  I would try to find out if there have been any confirmed pregnancies or live foals from THAT semen. Motility stats aren't good enough, if that's all they can give you.
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                  • #10
                    Joop van Uytert publicly stated at the last KWPN-NA Annual meeting in Holland that he was not interested in doing business with American breeders.
                    I would not give this man business or even the pleasure of adding your mare to his stallion's breeding numbers. Even if the crappy semen is sold by someone else. What a jerk!

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