15.3½hh, metallic golden buckskin, by ATAMEKAN out of GULARA.
Bold, athletic and with a big jump, Xanadu combines his sire’s lightness of movement with his dam’s substance. He is producing quality foals out of a variety of mares. His sire Atamekan passed on his jumping ability to all his offspring, and we expect Xan to do the same. A potential sporthorse sire for quality mares, he would also make the perfect “improver” for the heavier mare.
Xan’s sire Atamekan (http://kyzyltekes.co.uk/atamekan.html) was a Grade I racehorse in his native Turkmenistan. He carried out two ultra-long-distance rides in Central Asia and Britain, won several times SJ and jumped Open XC. His progeny, both home-bred and from outside mares, include successful SJ, Eventing, Endurance and Show horses, proving the versatility of the Akhal-Teke horse.
His dam Gulara is graded Elite by VNIIK (the All-Russia National Institute of Research and Horse-Breeding, which holds the Akhal-Teke “mother” studbook). She never competed due to a head injury at two years.
Xanadu is the only true “golden” Akhal-Teke at stud in the UK. He has the dilution gene with one recessive gene for chestnut, enabling him to sire both palominos and buckskins.
Foals pictured: Merlin, out of Appaloosa x Quarter Horse; Leilanadu, out of Trakehner x Warmblood
STUD FEE: £250 NFFR, Live Foal Guarantee (Natural Cover)
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