If you want to embrace the history and classic beauty of the Spanish horse in confirmation, movement, and temperament; you need to look no further than Acertijo JIM. We fell in love with Acertijo the minute we laid eyes on him. He bounded out of his stall and commanded the arena with his massive movement, beautiful dapple grey coat and flowing black mane. Acertijo carries the core values of Xavier Farm’s breeding program of “Athletic. Bold. Beautiful.” Acertijo passes his wonderful temperament, large bone, and remarkable movement to his offspring.
Acertijo was bred in Mexico by Hacienda Santa Lucia which is most famous for breeding horses for quality and movement. His exceptional bloodlines include Albero II who has passed along his famous movement and athletic ability. Acertijo’s sire, Hilandero XVI, was sired by the famous Indiano VII (The Lion of Spain), who was imported Spain from the breeding farm of Don Joaquin Conesa. Hilandero has won many titles and passes his success to his offspring, and paternal grandfather Indiano VII is pure Romero Benteiz bloodlines, whom won titles in Spain, Mexico, and the USA as Champion of the Breed.
Acertijo has proven his athletic ability and versatility with his many titles throughout his life. The most recent, 2013 was an outstanding year for Acertijo winning the coveted title of IALHA National Grand Champion Senior Stallion 5 Years and Over (unanimously) and Reserve National Champion Best Movement. He also proved his versatility by winning Reserve Champion titles in both the Spanish and IALHA Functionality and the Champion titles in several driving classes. Finally, 2013 was capped off with the recognition as the United States Equestrian Federation’s Andalusian / Lusitano Horse of the Year in Driving and Halter.
Acertijo is now in the foundation stage of his dressage training and career. This horse has shown us his amazing heart, temperament and work purpose, along with exceptional movement and athletic versatility; therefore, we expect nothing but future success in upper levels of dressage disciplines.
Acertijo is inscribed and revised with ANCCE and is registered with IALHA. His color genetics are EeAaNG which allow him to have black, bay, chestnut, and grey foals when bred with the right mare.