Welcome Spirito D'Oro! On May 15, 2015, a new colt was born. Spirito was sired by Saltador ORO I, a world champion Andalusian Stallion, and Quintessa, a Friesian mare. Saltador ORO is a 13 times National Champion in 4 Divisions, and has been awarded Best Movement of Show 18 times.
Watch Spirito by clicking here as he participates in his first show at the 2016 71st Annual Pin Oak Charity Horse Show at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas where he placed in the following categories:
- 1st Place in Half Andalusian Best Movement
- 1st Place Best Movement in Specialty Half and Yearling Colts
- 2nd Place in Dressage Sport Horse Prospect and Colt ages 3 & up
- 3rd Place Overall in Half Andalusian, Champion and Reserve
- 6th Place in Half Andalusian (all ages, all sexes) in Amateur Handling
Spirito was sold to a Grand Prix Dressage rider in 2016.
UPDATE 12-27-2016: Rio Roca Ranch was notified by the USEF (United States Equestrian Federation) National Horse of the Year Awards that Spirito had achieved the following awards in Region 5:
Reserve Champion: HALF A/L SPECIALTY
4th: HALF A/L HALTER HORSE