GUAL XIRAC, Bay stallion, *1995 (Beni-Hamud / Gual Lira).
Breeder: Yeguada Puig Cross (Mrs. Teresa Gual de Pons). Owner: Jose Carlos Castromil.
Strain: Kehailan Saadan Touqan (Bint, 1902)
The splendid stallion Gual Xirac was announced as the winner of Spain’s 2008 WAHO Trophy. Of ‘Straight Spanish’ pedigree, this striking bay was Junior National Champion of Spain in 1997, and Senior Stallions class winner at the Spanish National Championships in 2007 with 20’s for movement, among other show-ring successes. Superb under saddle, he is accomplished in both dressage, winning up to advanced level including in open competition against other breeds, and showjumping. He has proved himself to be an excellent sire and grand-sire, with many successful show and ridden horses to his credit.
Pablo Raya Jimenez riding Gual Xirac in piaffe
Gual Xirac, Pablo Raya Jimenez (rider) and
Miriam Castromil Gimenez-Cassina representing the owner.
Photo credit. Ricard Cunill