|ZACATECO, Chestnut stallion, *1980 (Jacio / Baldosa).
Breeder and Owner: Yeguada Militar de Jerez.
Strain: Hamdani Simri (Sambry 1904).
|The Spanish Arabian Horse Breeders Society (AECCA) is delighted to be able to initiate the journey of the WAHO Trophy, by awarding it for the first time to Zacateco, a very special 25-year old stallion, owned and bred by the Spanish National Stud, the Yeguada Militar, whose stallions have been the foundation of a large number of the private Studs in existence today.|
|Zacateco is an excellent representative of the historic lines of Arabian horses in Spain, and is probably the most influential Sire of the last 20 years, classified First in the Stallions Book of Merits. He has been used by a considerable number of private Breeders, with excellent results, producing (up to the end of 2005) a total of 218 offspring, all with his gentle nature and considerable intelligence. Many of these, direct and second generation descendents, have been outstanding in halter classes, Internationally as well as Nationally, including several classified Top 10 in Paris at the World Championship, an All Nations Cup Champion and a European Reserve Champion and many others, well placed in these and other Shows.|
|In Sports Competitions, he has sired many successful Endurance competitors, as well as Jumping, Dressage and Eventing horses at all levels, including Open National Championships, in- and outside of Spain. Particularly important to modern day breeding are those horses which combine remarkable results in both Ridden and Halter Classes. Now 25 years old, Zacateco has been the Senior Chief Sire at the Yeguada Militar for many years.|