Valentin placed third and fourth in the FEI Tour for five-year-olds at his international debut in 2022 at the CDI4* Achleiten/AUT. In the saddle was Yvonne Kläne, who now ventured with him into the medium class.
His sire Vitalis was reserve winner of the NRW licensing in 2009 and placed at the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden in 2012 and 2013. In 2016, he was "Stallion of the Year" in Ermelo/NED and won the Nuremberg Burg Cup in Frankfurt. In Germany alone, more than 50 licensed sons are registered, including the reserve winner and dressage horse World Championships silver medallist Villeneuve and the reserve winner and Grand Prix successful Valparaiso. The reigning Team World Champion and two-time individual Vice World Champion Vamos Amigos/Cathrine Laudrup-Dufour stands out among his successful offspring.
The dam, St.Pr.St. Riconessa, is a full sister to the Olympic participant, St.Pr.A. Riwera de Hus OLD, and a half sister to the Bundeschampion of young show jumpers and Badenia winner, Lumos (by Lordanos). Her full sister, St.Pr.St. Rihanna, produced the first Reserve Champion as well as two-time European Championships team bronze medallist and many-time Championhips individual finalist, Dante Weltino OLD (by Danone I)/Therese Nilshagen/SWE.
Richilda's successful line produced numerous top sport horses, such as the Grand Prix horses Cointreau (by Canaster I) and Royal Concert (by Royal Diamond), the licensed stallions World Dancer (by Wolkentanz II; Inter I) and Clin D'Or (by Clinton I; 1.35 m show jumping) as well as the 1.50 m show jumpers Quo Vadis (by Quidam's Rubin) and Florian (by Figaro).