Imported from Belgium as a three year old, exported back to Europe at a 12 year old. 16.2, Bay (does not carry the chestnut gene).
- Three time National Showjumping champion: 2007, 2008, 2009.
- Traveling reserve for the Beijing Jumping team, 2008.
- Winner of the Australian League of the World Cup 2009/10.
- Represented Australia at the World Cup finals Geneva 2010.
- Finishing 7th overall, including 4th in the final Grand Prix class, Australia's highest ever final finish.
- Won and placed at every 4 and 5 star European show he contested, including leading horse San Patriano 5 star show , Italy, 4th Grand Prix Weisbarden.
- 2nd Grand Prix De Steeg, 4th Grand Prix, Balve. 5th overall on the Riders Tour.
- Australian Team at the World Equestrian Games, Kentucky, USA, 2010, the team finished 7th and Vivant was the best Australian score in the Nations Cup, Clear round and only a foot in the water in the second round.
- He competed for the Urkraine at the 2012 London Olympics
- Vivant was an outstanding 8th individually at the World Equestrian Games in France 2014 and continues at 17 years of age to win and place at the highest levels, 4 star, 5 star and Global Champions Tour - Is Rio on the cards for this extraordinary horse?
Vivant is no accidental athlete. He combines the best of French bloodlines on the sires side and classic Belgium on the dams. He does not appear to carry the chestnut gene.
SIRE: FUEGO DU PRELET. – a Grand Prix performer himself and by the legend Jalisco B. [Sire of Quidam de Revel, Quito de Baussy, Rochet M, Olisco, Papillion Rouge etc]. Fuego is the magic cross – Jalisco B/ Uriel, Feugo is also the dam’s sire of the Current World Champion ‘Zenith’.
DAM: Vivant’s dam --- jumped 1.40 herself before producing Vivant and two full sisters. She is by Landino, another 1.60 jumper., by Landgraf . Hedjaz is the dam’s sire of Otteronga, 4th individual at the Sydney Games and Sapphire – superstar under Maclain Ward.
Vivant’s pedigree contains many valuable crosses to legendary throughbreds, so it’s no surprise that he is producing eventers as well, the standout so far, being Virgil and Shane Rose.
Vivant produces athletes that want to jump. As simple as that. They love to jump and jump clean. They are clever, big hearted horses that like to work. Like their sire.
He is producing well over all breeds, and is producing horses for professionals, young riders, juniors and amateurs.
Vivants are very easy to spot, they have his trademark good looks, bay colour and lovely fronts. The majority of Vivants act like they have been on earth before, they enjoy from the moment they are born, human interaction and the adventure of going places and doing things.
His first crop are jumping World Cup and Diamond B Vermont is named on the Elite Squad. His daughter from his second crop Diamond B Vixen is a World Cup winner.
As a sire of broodmares, Vivant will add another dimension to the breeding of jumpers in Australia. They add type, blood and heart.