EL CABALLERO DEJADO x ANDALUKA MAYA
6th November 2005 | Grey (EEAAGg) | 16hh
Imported PRE Stallion
ANCCE approved for breeding | AHAA, FEI and EA registered
WSSF negative | PSSM1 negative
Non-Traveling Reserve | Tokyo Paralympics 2020
Inducted into the Sporting Hall of Fame as an 'Elite
Sporting Animal' for Australia Day 2019
Australian Shadow Squad Rider Paralympics Rio 2016
Australian High Performance Squad 2013-2021
Qualifying scores for WEG 2014 and Paralympics 2016
Boneo Classic CPEDI FEI Para Grade II Champion 2020
VIC Dressage CPEDI FEI Para Grade II Champion 2019
Australian National FEI Para Grade II Champion 2019
Australian National FEI Para Grade Ib Champion 2016
Australian National FEI Para Grade Ib Champion 2015
NSW State Dressage FEI Grade II Champion
2013/2014/2015/2016 and 2017
PREAA Dressage Highpoint Champion 2017
NSW AHAA Grand Champion Led Horse of Show 2014
NSW AHAA Highpoint Score Competition Open 2014
NSW AHAA Most Successful Exhibition 2014
AHAA Working Roll Of Merit 400 points
Tokyo Paralympic Games reserve
ANDALUKA ELEGIDO 'Eddy' is undoubtedly one of the most decorated performed Spanish horses in Australasia. At the end of 2021, ANDALUKA ELEGIDO was retired sound, healthy and happy after 12 years of competition partnership with Victoria - his only rider, a beautiful partnership recognized worldwide. They retired as a combination after achieving one of their most impressive credentials - the only reserve combination to be selected for the Australian Para Equestrian Team for the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
History was made
During their 12 year partnership, Victoria and ANDALUKA ELEGIDO were selected numerous times on a team of 4 to represent Australia at CPEDI international events.
At an Australian qualifier for the Rio Paralympic Games 2016, the team Victoria and ANDALUKA ELEGIDO were part of achieving the highest score in history for an Australian Para Equestrian team.
Australia Day Hall of Fame
Australia Day 2019 ANDALUKA ELEGIDO was inducted into the Shoalhaven Sporting Hall of Fame as an Elite Sporting Animal. Recognized for his outstanding achievements, ANDALUKA ELEGIDO will forever be among some of the most significant Australian sporting animals, from Olympic medalists to Melbourne Cup winners.
From the beginning
After just ten months under saddle, Victoria and ANDALUKA ELEGIDO were selected on the Australian High Performance Para Equestrian Squad - a first in history for any Spanish horse; they held their position on the squad from 2013 until late 2021 when Victoria announced his retirement.
ANDALUKA ELEGIDO has an impressive list of credentials in para dressage. He was also highly successful in open dressage, campaigning up to official medium at state and national levels. He was shown in hand and under saddle at national and state championship breed events, winning many supreme and champion titles. In addition, he achieved his AHAA Working Roll of Merit in less than a year.
True Spanish type
During the 2012 revision, the visiting Spanish delegate described ANDALUKA ELEGIDO as a Spanish stallion of great movement, proper Spanish type and significantly within the breed morphology'.
ANDALUKA ELEGIDO is a lovely moving stallion with correct mechanics and superior hock action. His walk is excellent and above average for the breed, scoring 8s and 9s internationally. The trot has a beautiful rhythm, with a lovely expression that matches in front and behind. The canter is well balanced and light-footed. ANDALUKA ELEGIDO has excellent athletic confirmation with a super shoulder, gorgeous neck set and a stunning head profile.
ANDALUKA ELEGIDO is related to the Olympic and WEG Spanish team member FUEGO DE CARDENAS via the Yeguada Militar stallion MALUSO.
A Comedian - horse of a lifetime - a best friend
ANDALUKA ELEGIDO has a huge personality and loves to chat with Victoria! You will hear him whining to catch her attention at home or talking while tacking up, grooming or his favourite after rides. As Victoria explains, 'Eddy is my best friend, my world and a horse of a lifetime.'
At competitions, ANDALUKA ELEGIDO was a lot of fun! A natural-born comedian, he kept us all entertained; we truly believed he loved competitions for the electric atmospheres, socializing, attention, posing for photos and probably his favourite was going for walks and picks of grass with Michael. ANDALUKA ELEGIDO certainly drew attention wherever he went and was a favourite with FEI officials for all the right reasons - by the way, he carried himself like a gentleman with such pride and the way he took care of Victoria.
ANDALUKA ELEGIDO, to date, has not produced any offspring. Therefore, he has not been used as a breeding stallion or collected. The only reason - was we wanted to wait until after his competition career. We will be collecting from ANDALUKA ELEGIDO this 2022/2023 breeding season to check volume and motility; if suitable, we will offer limited doses of frozen semen and AI chilled collections to the public.
Sire: El Caballero Dejado
Grand sire: Manuka Montego
Hortelano VII (Imp Spain)
Maluso (Yeguada Militar)
Agente (Yeguada Militar)
EL CABALLERO DEJADO is the sire of ANDALUKA ELEGIDO. A stallion that has 3 times throughout his lines - EMBAJADOR II who was one of the first Spanish stallions to be imported to Australia and sired by MALUSO (Yeguada Militar)
ANDAKUKA MAYA is the dam of ANDALUKA ELEGIDO. Her lines go back to JENSON (Yeguada Militar), a son of AGENTE (Yeguada Militar), who is said to be the most famous son of MALUSO and laid the foundation for the success of the Spanish horse in dressage.
MANUKA MONTEGO is the grand sire of ANDALUKA ELEGIDO. He was a stallion with an impressive list of credentials that won numerous national, state and royal championships. MANUKA MONTEGO is known for producing offspring that excel in performance and can be seen through many lines of the PRE horse in Australasia.
HORTELANO VII (Imp) is the sire of MANUKA MONTEGO. He stood at an impressive 17hh and was imported to Australia from Spain by renowned horseman Malcolm Barnes. At the time, HORTELANO VII was part of Jerez's Domecq Royal Riding School. During his time in Australia, HORTELANO VII and Malcolm took the equestrian world by storm, promoting the Spanish breed at high level dressage, royal shows and exhibitions.
MALUSO (Yeguada Militar) was known for producing offspring of true to type characteristics, with great cadence and athletic movement. MALUSO is the sire of AGENTE (Yeguada Militar) and the grandsire of LEBRIJANO III (Yeguada Militar), who is regarded as one of the essential stallions within the history of the PRE. MALUSO can be seen 3 times throughout the bloodlines of ANDALUKA ELEGIDO.