Grandioso is our treasure on so many levels.
He is one of an elite group of Grand Prix horses in history to compete in two Olympic Games. In 2012 in London and in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Grandioso, an American-owned PRE, represented Spain on their national Olympic Dressage Team, ridden by Spaniard Jose Daniel Martin Dockx. Together, they were twice Champion of Spain in Dressage (2012 and 2014) and, in addition to the Olympic Games, competed in the World Equestrian Games in France in 2014, as well as numerous Nations Cup teams at Aachen and European Championships.
As a competitor, Grandioso exuded class and prestige, a groundbreaker for his breed on both sides of the Atlantic, beloved by thousands who showed up for his two retirement ceremonies in Seville, Spain and Wellington, Florida. To this day, he remains one of the highest scoring PRE horses in international dressage worldwide. For the full story of Grandioso’s humble beginnings to his place in history, read more at LINK to old website archive……
As a breeding stallion, Grandioso produces excellent offspring, several of which have gone on to compete at international Grand Prix (including Mejorano HGF). Grandioso’s lineage is historical Marin García (Adelante/Sevillano / Albero II). Typically baroque in type, Grandioso excels for his modern movement with uphill expression and and extraordinary hind leg action. Grandioso is the rare prototype for the baroque horse with all the benefits for collected work who also displays a high level of ability for the lengthened gaits. He is a Qualified Stallion in the LG-ANNCE studbook (official studbook for the PRE horse in Spain). He is now over 20 years old, still sound and ridden at this retirement home in Fruitport.
Semen sales in both the US and Spain are available, as well as top quality offspring from HGF.
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