SPS Bella Vista – Belissimo / Faveur / Rubinstein, 2008
Bella Vista, a tall, modern mare, is an important and correctly conformed daughter of the exceptional sire Belissimo M, from a Florestan / Rubinstein damline. A States Premium Mare, Bella was accorded the honour of Reserve Champion of the Westfälische Eliteschau 2011. She delivered a very good Mare Performance Test as a three year old, scoring 8s for Walk, Canter, Rideability and Jumping, with an 8,5 for her Trot. In her Studbook Inspection, she earned “8” in every category, showing herself to be well-endowed with natural movement, correctness of gaits, solid foundation and type / beauty.
This very sympathetic mare, who exhibits excellent interior qualities, was purchased in foal to the Reserve Champion of the Westphalian Main Licensing 2016, Zoom v. Zack / SPS Don Schufro / SPS Brentano II / SPS Arogno. The resulting foal, “Ziya” by Zoom / SPS Bella Vista was sold in 2018 to a great home in South Carolina.
Bella’s sire the exceptional stallion Belissimo won his Zweibruchen stallion performance test with a record dressage score of 9.63, ahead of Florencio, then went on to become the 2003 Bundeschampion and fifth placed in the 2005 World Young Horse Championships under Holga Finken. Just in Germany, Belissimo’s progeny include (so far) six Bundeschampionate winners, more than 60 licensed sons including nine stallion performance winners, more than 65 dressage horses successful at S-level and above, and more than 80 states premium mares.
UPDATE: Bella’s Zoom-baby (the first Zoom foal for North America) arrived May 15th – a flashy golden bay colt who looks just like dad! Zoomin’ is Sold. In 2019 Bella delivered the delicate Gold Medal Foal, “D’a Bella” by D’avie. After producing an exquisite, sporty confident colt by Don Olymbrio in 2021, this spring she gave us a tall, beautiful colt by Just Wimphof. Jiminy sold immediately to an equestrian home in Quebec.
Unfortunately Bella slipped her 2023 Gorgeous Latino foal, but has been rebred to the US 7-Year Old Dressage Champion for May 2024, confirmed at 130 days gestation.
Bella may be available, to a knowledgeable, horse-friendly home, as the last of my downsizing, prior to retirement.
Video below shows Bella and Bella Vista’s sire Belissimo M, from Aachen 2012. He is pictured to the right above picture of 2022 sire Just Wimphof and 2023 sire Gorgeous Latino.