Viva la Vida no longer available as a station stallion with immediate effect

The video gives you first impressions of a filly by Viva la Vida out of an Escolar dam.
Viva La Vida

Sad news from the stallion station Gut Neuenhof: Station stallion Viva la Vida will no longer be used for breeding with immediate effect. The reason is a health problem of the stallion, which makes it impossible to use him in further upcoming breeding or sport tests.

“Viva la Vida, who we all got to know as a very docile, willing horse, has recently become increasingly rebellious, which is not at all in keeping with his nature,” says Sandra Schürner, who runs the Gut Neuenhof stallion station together with Dr. Axel Schürner. “That’s why we had the stallion checked intensively both clinically and radiographically.” This examination revealed that the Viva Gold son had suffered multiple, severe rib fractures at a young age, which still lead to serious impairments today.

The four-year-old stallion, who was acquired as part of the 2022 licensing, will therefore no longer be used under saddle with immediate effect and will therefore not be able to complete the further tests and examinations that are mandatory for a career as a stallion. For this reason, he will no longer be used as a station stallion with immediate effect. Viva la Vida’s foals to date have been outstanding and his genetics are of course in no way affected by the injury, the team at the stallion station says. It was a decision for the good of the horse.

Breeders who have already used Viva la Vida can contact the Gut Neuenhof stallion station team at any time if they have any questions.

Birte Dicke
Tel. 0049 2427 456040-5