Cosaco XI Laid to Rest
On Monday, May 7, Grand Prix competitor and HGF breeding stallion Cosaco XI was humanely euthanized due to a progressively worsening lameness condition. Cosaco XI was a 1996 PRE stallion bred in Antequerra, Spain by the Dehesa de Yeguas breeding farm. He was trained to Grand Prix by Daniel Martin Dockx and competed at that level primarily by Pati Pierucci, with national and international scores ranging from 63-67%. Cosaco had an exceptional ability for piaffe and passage and a trot tour known for expression and elevation. At only 15.3 and classic in type, Cosaco was often overlooked in the warm-up, but in the ring he filled the arena with his presence and had many fans. He worked hard for all of his riders, and was a proud representative of his breed. Cosaco spent the last three years in retirement on the green fields of Fruitport, Michigan, breeding to HGF mares.
Cosaco has produced a number of exceptional offspring including:
|Condesa HGF and Cocinero HGF, owned by Red Raven Farm|
|Bibiana HGF owned by Richard and Melanie James of Christchurch, New Zealand|
|Cocota HGF owned by Maria Lithander|
|Mariposa HGF owned by Janne Rumbaugh|
|CanCan HGF owned by Rhianna Pankhurst|
|Califa HGF, owned by HGF|
|Conquero HGF, owned by HGF and trained in Fuengirola, Spain, by Daniel Martin Dockx|
|Cosaco HGF, born on May 10|
Cochise HGF, owned by Isabel A Ferreira Gould
R.I.P. Cosaco. You live on in your offspring.
PRE horses HGF 2011
PRE horses HGF 2010
PRE horses HGF 2009