2009 years old Selle Francais Gelding (Gastronom Z X Windsor)
Valentino d’Elte was the number 1 French horse by earnings and 3rd in the French 5 year old Championships in Fontainebleau.
This son of Gastronom Z and Douce de Launay by Windsor, previously ridden by Sandra Delouis and bred by Jean-Francois le Turnier, was developed under the saddle of Robin Le Squeren (in association with Ecuries d’Ellipse) and spent the winter competing with International Rider Darragh Kenny.
Valentino is a modern horse with a lot of blood; his balance and quality of jump are fantastic. He embodies exactly what Paillot Equestrian looks for when searching for new talents: quality, looks and top potential.
VIDEO AT 3 YEARS OLD:
Valentino, Selle Francais winner of the 3 years old Stallions Division. “He impressed our jury with his performance free jumping. He is careful but energetic and has great scope. Valentino takes in the best score of the day, showcasing a great hind end, straight back and a modern model with lots of blood. His overall score: 7.26 out of 10”.
Article by Horsetelex: http://www.horsetelex.com/htenews/view/1867
Article by Cavadeos from June 9, 2012: “The top of the podium goes to Valentino d’Elte (Gastronom Z x Windsor), bred by Jean-François Leturnier (49). Consistent throughout the day, this horse jumped with strength, style and energy. His remarkable score in free jumping (8.30) enabled him to walk away with an overall score of 7.25.”
VIDEO AT 5 YEARS OLD:
RECENT VIDEO AS A 6 YEAR OLD: