2011 Champion of Spain at Grand Prix. 1999 Bay Stallion, 16 H . From the Yeguada Marin Garcia, Huelva, Spain. Grandioso has shown extraordinary ability and promise from his first experiences in the Dressage ring. Following two years of training with Olympian Courtney King-Dye, who took Grandioso to the Festival of Champions at Gladstone in 2009 and finished Fifth in the National Dressage Championships for Intermediare I, Grandioso returned to Spain in 2011 to be competed for that country by Daniel Martin Dockx. In his first six months at Grand Prix, Grandioso received scores to 70%, and over 74% composite in the Kur. In October, 2011, Grandioso and Martin Dockx were crowned Champions of Spain with scores ranging from 68 to 74+ in the GP, GP Special and Kur. They are currently A-listed for the Spanish Team going into the 2012 Olympic year.
2004 Imported Bay Stallion, 16 H. A mighty young horse with exceptional temperament and talent. Bolero has competed for two seasons in Wellington with scores well over 70% up through Second Level. He has also won several USDF Sport Horse Breed Championships and PRE Best Movement Awards. Bolero is out of Utrerano VII, which makes him a half-brother to Fuego, Spain’s top Grand Prix horse and their Olympic representative in 2008. Bolero is owned by Red Raven Farm, Michigan.
2000 Imported Bay Stallion, 16.1 H. From the Yeguada Marin Garcia, Huelva, Spain. Cuatrero is a closely related younger brother to Grandioso, with similar talent and movement. His early Dressage successes include Champion Six Year Old for Dressage Suitability at Dressage at Devon. He has been in training with Micaela Mabragana since 2011 and will make his international debut at some point in 2012.
1996 Imported Gray Stallion, 16 H. From the Dehesa De Yeguas in Antequerra, Spain. Cosaco was trained to Grand Prix in Spain by Daniel Martin prior to coming to HGF in 2005. From 2006-2008 Cosaco achieved 8 First Places at Grand Prix with scores averaging close to 67%. His ability for piaffe and passage was his strength, and he often was awarded scores of 8 and higher on these movements. An injury brought this young stallion’s Grand Prix career to an end, but he continues to throw outstanding qualities to his offspring.
1995 Imported Gray Stallion, 16.3 H. This stallion’s accomplishments fill pages—in the Dressage arena as well as the Breed Show ring. He has been photographed and written about in many equestrian publications, including the Chronicle of the Horse, Dressage Today, Top Iberian, Horse of Kings, and more. He has shown himself to be a competitive Grand Prix horse in the national circuits, with over 20 First and Second placings at FEI levels, and his Breed show accomplishments include being a finalist in his age group at SICAB in 2002. Idilio is the sire of Idolo Americano, the Breeder’s Award Recipient (Champion American-Bred Stallion) at the prestigious Dressage at Devon Breed Show in 2007 as a 4 year old. Idilio's offspring have expansive gaits and high intelligence, and his daughters are the foundation of the HGF breeding program for the future. In 2011, Mica and Idilio were invited by the Argentine Equestrian Federation to represent Argentina at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara.