Stallion (sold and gelded)
2015 Amber champagne Part-bred Arab (75% Arab) 1.52m high
Sire: Al Nus Sukran
Dam: Asphodele Larzac
Full pedigree: https://www.allbreedpedigree.com/aquilegio+akhdhar
Bold, brilliance and bone: all round PBA stunner!
Colour tested EeAACh- with nd1/nd2 (which can give some primitive/dun markings but are not dun)
This means Aqui can (depending on the dam colour) give chestnuts and bay foals (no black), that all have a 50% of also getting the champagne gene on top of that base colour
Aqui is SCID carrier, CA and LFS free (as well as free of other genetic disorders)
Aqui is quite unique, he is the only champagne horse in the UK with this amount of Arab blood. Most champagnes have Quarter Horse (or Tenessee Walker) blood in them: the champagne gene seems to have originated in America and is seen in some American breeds or crosses. Aqui combines a beautiful shimmering gold colour with proven performance lines, great conformation and gaits, and a lovely cheeky personality.
Aqui is bred by Esther, out of her 2* 120 km endurance mare Asphodele Larzac. Asphodele came to the Netherlands when she was 4 years old, she was pregnant by a beautiful bay Arab stallion and gave birth to Aqui in 2015.
He has grown up into a lovely cheeky colt, quite the lad and with plenty of x-factor quality. He is 1.52m high at 5 years old and expected to grow a little as his sire was quite big. As he is still young he has not done any competing and is being ridden nicely. Showing potential for dressage and enjoying his jumps.
He is the type of horse that will do well at any discipline so we will try a bit of everything. His first 2 foals were born in 2020, out of 2 very different mares they show Aqui stamps them well and gives lovely conformation, great moves and a nice big size.