Equador also succesful at CDI Compiègne!

The 12-year old lusitano stallion Equador (Quo Vadis x Hostil) was also present at CDI Compiègne. He scored 73.174% in saturday’s 5*Grand Prix, ridden by João Miguel TORRAO from Portugal. On sunday the combination rode a super Grand Prix freestyle which resulted in an amazing score of 77.490% and a second place. Highlights were the piaffe/passage and the canter tour.

Equador is available for breeding at van Olst Horses with frozen semen.

“Equador is leaving a very important legacy for the future of Dressage, marking its offspring with four fundamental qualities: power, balance, and rideability. The main innovation he brought to the Lusitano is his incredible canter capacity, his carrying power, the easiness on extending and shortening his strides, the direction of movement, and his ability to ground cover without losing the quality of the canter. This derives a lot from his strength, leading international top judges to give him marks of 9 and even 10 in canter exercises. On top of that, the enormous expression in the execution of this exercises, which reflects the Lusitano breed pattern. Equador foals have shown so far to inherite all father qualities: great and sweet character, uphill conformation, strong topline and three very good gaits.