18 Year Old
Zhivago is a beautiful and eye catching registered gelding. Standing 16.1hh he is quite elegant and noble with his eye catching dynamic movement. He has a lovely build, smooth gaits and is so very fun to ride. He enjoys working and is very quiet in the barn and on turnout. He is schooling 3rd/4th level movements and has a natural ability for piaffe, passage and canter pirouettes. He receives minimal maintance (Polyglycan IV which is FEI competition legal and shoes with a pad) and has a full set of xrays. He trailers, clips, stands for the farrier, baths and hacks out. Zhivago exemplifies the beauty, fire, intelligence and superb trainability of the Lusitano and Andalusian horses.
Zhivago comes from one of the most famous sire lines in Lusitano breeding; Afiançado de Flandes. His sire is the International Champion of Brazil Quatrilho HM, a stunning Brazilian bred advanced dressage and working equitation champion. His grand-sire Paragrafo Do Top is an Advanced Level dressage horse and with a total score of 80.00, Paragrafo holds one of the highest ABPSL approval ratings ever achieved. His exceptionally expressive movement is straight, balanced and athletic. His temperament and work ethic are unparalled and at 20+ years of age he is vibrant, healthy and sound.
Zhivago's dam Cyrene is an extremely decorated Andalusian mare. She holds not one but four (!) National Championship titles from the IALHA. She set a record in Andalusian history becoming the first mare ever to win all four in-hand divisions at the National Championships in Texas. Cyrene's sire Genio III is one of the notable and recognizable champion Spanish stallions in NA; not only a Advanced dressage competitor but also by being the black stallion who decorated Equimax dewormer boxes! Cyrene's dam Saber is also a IALHA National Champion in her own right before retiring from her competition career.
Zhivago is priced at 35k USD and is located 1.45 hours east of the Toronto Pearson International Airport. Assistance with travel plans, airport pick up and accommodations are available to interested parties. Export to the US on an air ride trailer is easily arranged with a current negative Coggins test and a Health Certificate done by a local vet. For more info or to arrange a trial please email: firstname.lastname@example.org PM, or call/text: 705-749-7951