Dob 25.7.2018 Genotype eeAACrC Graded APTO 2021
We are so proud to have bred this outstanding palomino stallion, Gazaro Anopheles (aka Quito), born at the end of July 2018. He was graded APTO (suitable for breeding) in 2021. The last two small pictures of both Geoff and Quito were taken during his grading
His dam Rociera CLXXXI is a stunning, classy, chestnut mare and this was her first foal. Shown only twice, she was in the ribbons on both occasions; she passed her grading (APTO) in 2016 with flying colours. She has it all, tall, 16hh plus, substantial bone, good temperament, good conformation, and outstanding movement.
His sire, Mas Yaco, is our well known cremello stallion, again over 16hh. His action is long and straight so desirable and suitable for dressage. He passed the grading (APTO) in 2017 together with some very favourable comments from the Spanish Commission. His temperament is fabulous, so full of fun, and kind.
We have bred PREs for a number of years and recognise that this palomino colt is something special. He has presence in bucketloads, correct conformation and moves very well. We expect him to make in the region of 16.2hh at maturity. He has been retained by the stud as a riding and stud stallion but will not be used for breeding until his ridden career is well established.
Quito was shown twice in 2021. He was reserve Young-stock Champion at the Spring Iberian Performance Show but upped his game later in the year and was Young-stock Champion at the Summer Iberian Performance Show.
He will not be shown again until he is under saddle. Geoff with his advancing age now finds it impossible to keep pace with Quito’s movement during the in-hand classes! However, Quito is currently being backed and will start his dressage career in 2023 as a four/five year old under the critical eye of List 1 judge, Sue McMahon.