VICTORY BELLS is a 2002 home bred Hanoverian/Thoroughbred cross by Vaultair (Voltaire/Calypso II) out of Mystic Bells (a Royal Chocolate mare with Secretariat, Nasrullah and Nearco in her background). A Registered Canadian Warmblood 17 hh mare, she is a leggy bay with an elegant build. She has a very impressive light, floating movement with a lot of suspension, automatic flying changes and a big uphill canter. She recently won at 2nd Level Dressage in her first ever dressage show (schooling 3rd Level) and won and placed in all her Jumper classes with double clear rounds. Winning at 3’3” and schooling 3’6”/3’9” with huge powerful scope. Dressage or Jumpers - the choice is yours! Always professionally ridden.
At the Milner Downs Summer Classic, Vicky placed 8th in her Low Jumper Class, 7th in her Low Jumper Classic Money Class and 4th in the Jumper Derby Money Class. Vicky was double clear in both her Money Classes. For her first “A” show and only her second show ever and with so many entries in each class, we were absolutely thrilled with her performance.
Her sire, Vaultair, is a registered Hanoverian stallion by the late legendary breeding stallion and international show jumper, Voltaire, competed by Jos Lansink and Eric van der Vleuten. Voltaire is known for crossing well with Thoroughbreds and was the leading hunter sire in 2003. He also placed 3rd in the jumper standings with 25 offspring (his son, Concorde, was 2nd in the jumper standings) and he was 23rd in the dressage standings with 19 offspring that year. Voltaire has sired more than 50 approved stallion sons and is the broodmare sire of Royal Kaliber, silver medallist at the Athens Olympics in Show Jumping in 2004, under Chris Kappler. Some of his other famous get include Victor, a multiple major Grand Prix winner with McLain Ward and Todd Minikus; Audi’s Jikke who was winner of the Syracuse New York Grand Prix in November 2004 with Eric van der Vleuten; the Dutch mare, Quality Time, who competed in the 1996 World Cup Finals and the Olympic Selection Trials and was the 1997 USET Grand Prix Horse of the Year, and Conquest, Beezie Madden’s mount at the 2003 Pan American Games. Voltaire is also the sire of Canadian Equestrian Team members, Ian Miller’s Grand Prix mount, Play It Again, and Beth Underhill’s late Grand Prix horse, Altair.
Voltaire’s offspring are known for their beautiful canter, great jump and great temperament. His hunters share that athletic ability and his standout son in 2003 was Popeye K, ridden by top U.S. hunter rider, Tommy Serio. Popeye K was the Green Conformation Hunter USEF National Champion in 2004 and the “Chronicle of the Horse” Show Hunter of the Year for 2005. With Popeye K’s win at the Washington International Horse Show, he has now been Grand Champion at every show he has ever entered, except Devon.