Qatari Wejdan al Malki has lost her international Grand Prix horse Mango Jacaro to colic. The horse did not survive a colic attack on 12 May 2023.
Mango Jacaro was an 18-year old PRE bred stallion by Rodendo IX out of Slida-CEN (by Endrino). He was bred by Yeguada Centurion in Spain.
The bay stallion was discovered by Spanish team rider Jordi Domingo, who sold him to his sponsor at the time, Nahman Andic Ermay, the ceo of the Mango fast fashion chain.
Jacaro made his international show debut at small tour level under Jordi's wife Linda Swande (SWE) at the 2015 CDI Barcelona. She competed him at CDI's in Oliva, Madrid, Mallorca, and Hagen that year.
Sold to the U.K.
Jacaro sold to the Samantha Francis in the U.K. and went into training with Vicky Thompson-Winfield at Oldencraig equestrian centre.
Vicky and Jacaro debuted at international Grand Prix level at the 2016 CDI Saumur and in 2017 competed at Keysoe, Roosendaal, Hartpury, Hickstead, Le Mans, Roosendaal. At the 2017 British Dressage Championships they were 10th in the Grand Prix and 7th in the Kur.
In 2018 the pair continued with multiple international starts through the summer of 2019. They also won the MCI European Championships.
Sold to Qatar
Jacaro sold as a Grand Prix schoolmaster to Qatari Wejdan al Malki, who put the stallion in training with Irish Judy Reynolds in Germany.
Judy competed Jacaro at the 2021 CDI Grote Brogel, before Wejdan took on the ride and premiered him at the CDI Zandhoven in August 2021.
The pair blazed a trail as the first Qatari dressage rider competing at international Grand Prix level. They campaigned at the CDI's in Troisdorf, Exloo, Doha, Geesteren, and Jardy.
Their last show was on home turf in Doha, Qatar, where they scored 61.239% to place 21st in the Grand Prix.
Unfortunately, the 18-year old Jacaro succumbed to colic on 13 May 2023.
Owner Al Malki stated, "rest in peace and love my charming Spanish dancer. You were a legend in life and you made history for Qatar."
Reynolds added that, "a truer gentleman of a horse I never met. I often cursed him when his stallion-ness came out, he was a real macho and everyone knew it! He knew every horse in the barn by their footsteps, before he could see them... but he was also an incredibly kind soul, with a huge heart and the most amazing schoolmaster to Didi."
Photos © Astrid Appels - Al Shaqab
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