Atenea IX - Andalusian Reference Mare

Jardinero V (by Nevado III) x Decorosa IV (by Ebano)

Pure Spanish Andalusian (PRE) Imported Mare - Pura Raza Española

Atenea IX was imported in-utero by Denham Ranch. She was bred to Granadino XI 1978 to produce  Nobleza D. I first met Atenea IX at Beverly and Richard's Denham Ranch in Aubrey, Texas. I watched several of her Andalusian foals grow up. Nobleza D was Atenea's last foal ever born. Nobleza means "noble" in Spanish. After Nobleza D was born, a breeding accident caused Atenea IX to become infertile. Atenea was then retired and sold by Denham Ranch in 2001. Atenea's daughter, Melena D, a full sister to Nobleza D, was retained by Denham Ranch and eventually became a part of the Pure Spanish Andalusian herd belonging to Kimberly Denham Walters (Kimric Farm, Breeders of PRE Horses for Dressage).

Atenea

Atenea is a half-sister to the grey mare Alhambra VIII (Jardinero V x Coralina II). Both Atenea and Alhambra were imported in-utero by Denham Ranch. Alhambra's dam - Coralina III, is a granddauther of Maluso (grandsire of Leviton). Atenea's sire Jardinero V was the double grandsire of Genio III.

Atenea's offspring* include:

 

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Elegancia III (1990 by Granadino XI)

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Florita D (1991 by Granadino XI)

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Icastico I (1994 by Granadino XI)

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Jalea D (1995 by Granadino XI) - pure black PRE mare owned by Hacienda del Sol

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Karina D (1996 by Granadino XI) - bay PRE approved mare

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Lenita D 1 (1997 by Granadino XI) - grey PRE mare exported to Chile for 25K as a yearling

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Melena D (1998 by Granadino XI) - grey PRE approved mare owned by Kimberly Walter Denham (Kimric Farm)

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Nobleza D (1998 by Granadino XI)  - grey PRE approved mare owned by Donna and Carol DeYoung until 2008.

*Information gathered from the Cria Caballar online studbook

Genio III, is very famous in the Andalusian world. Genio stands 16.3 hands and is the sire of multiple purebred and half-Andalusian IALHA champions. Genio is an approved breeding stallion for the Spanish Cria Caballar, the American Oldenburger Stud Book, the American Warmblood Society, the Spanish Norman Registery and the Rheinland-Pfalz-Saar. Genio is primarily of Bocado bloodlines and is a double grandson of Jardinero V. His stud fee is $5,000.

More about Genio III from the Jdon website:

"He has a long elegant neck rising high out of his wide, muscular chest and he looks at you with beautiful, perfect triangular eyes. His coat is fine, shiny and always silky to touch. He is a fabulous stallion, proven to stamp himself on his foals over and over again. Genio has made a mark for himself on Spanish horses being bred here in the United States, and his fame is spreading. Genio is the first U.S. Andalusian stallion, that we know of, to have one of his American born offspring exported to Europe, for breeding purposes. Limited bookings by private treaty for select Andalusian mares." 

Genio III

Genio III

 

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