Leviton

Relevance: Leviton is the sire of Granadino XI 1978 who is the sire of Keberes D and great grandsire of Fantasia DD.

Studbook: Leviton was born in 1970. He had 173 offspring and 93 siblings.

Before his death in 1999, Leviton was known for being one of the greatest PRE breeding stallions in Spain, and had produced more Andalusian horse champions than any other stallion alive at his time. In The Book of Merits of Spanish Pure-Bred Horses and Mares, Salvador Sanchez Barbudo described his thoughts about Leviton:

I first saw this horse at an early age at a presentation in the 'Cortijo de Cuartos' and his grace of movement left me speechless. Like his father, he had lost some excessive height in exchange for magnificent extensions, but, above all, for an extraordinary cadence. The strides gradually becoming longer and more separate. 

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It is difficult to say where to start when speaking about Leviton! He stood at the Military Stud in Sevilla  and when he was alive he was known as the "#1" military stallion as evidenced by the winning show records of his offspring.

Salvador Sanchez Barbudo described his thoughts about Leviton: 

I first saw this horse at an early age at a presentation in the 'Cortijo de Cuartos' and his grace of movement left me speechless. Like his father, he had lost some excessive height in exchange for magnificent extensions, but, above all, for an extraordinary cadence. The strides gradually becoming longer and more separate.

Leviton was known for his beautiful head and neck, huge forward reaching stride, and overall balance.

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Leviton (left) and Granadino (right)

Only a few offspring of Leviton were ever exported abroad, however, those that were produced many champions in the show ring. His stamp can be seen very clearly in the proud Spanish heads, triangular eyes, and high neck set. If Leviton had a fault, it was his slightly elevated tail set. To improve this, breeders with Leviton lines should look for horses with larger hindquarters and boxed-in tailsets. Leviton has often been crossed with Cardenas horses resulting in large, powerful moving horses.  Many many of Cardena's winning horses were descendents of Leviton. 

One should be careful not to in-breed Leviton horses less they double-up on the fault in the hindquarters. However, when bred correctly, Leviton lines make great dressage horses because of their elevated stride and overall lengthier lines and elegant neck.

Leviton was born in 1970 and was sired by Agente by Maluso. These champions of the "Military" strain of Andalusians should be memorized.

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Agente (above), Leviton's sire - " Agente remains the prototype for the Military Stud breeding program where his portrait in tiles is presented on the left pillar at the entry to the Military Stud Farm."

Leviton's dam, Usada 1956, was the daughter of a Roberto Osborne Vazquez stallion named Estepeno. and she was the granddaughter of Bilbaino II (Baones) on her dam side.

Usada 1956 (above).

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