In fact, the stunning stud was awarded the USEF Horse of the Year/Grand Champion Andalusian/Lusitano title for 2011. His performance specialties include the canter pirouette, passage, piaffe, Spanish Walk and Spanish trot.
Xiomaro was also featured in the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. For his performance with trainer Mario A. Contreras in front of 25,000 on-site spectators and millions of television viewers, Xiomaro was accompanied by the Lexington Ballet and the Lexington Symphony Orchestra.
Here’s the video:
Standing 16.3 hands high with an elegant long mane and tail, Xiomaro resides in Huntley, Illinois.
Xiomaro also possesses a playful side.
“He is my silly goose at home,” quipped Hornickel. “He’s a sweet, funny, energetic stallion that’s always ready to go.”
Xiomaro showed his stuff with the Baroque Horse group at the 2012 Midwest Horse Fair in Madison, Wisconsin, last weekend.
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Xiomaro photos provided by Tiana Ng Hornickel
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