A copy of the Olympic stallion Arco III (by Argentinos) was bred in the United States. This was announced by the Hales family at Shaw Farm Stud in England. They were the owners of the Arko III, which died in January 2021, as well as the cloned colt.
“We look forward to raising more champions of this wonderful breed,” says the owners. “There is still a lot of frozen semen from Arko III, but the main goal of the new clone is to serve breeding. It is not yet clear if the pony will be released into the sport.
from a piece of leather
The clone is made from a small piece of Arko III leather used by the American Gemini Genetics Laboratory. In any case, the foal will remain in the United States for the next few months.
Sports and education
The original Arko III was very successful in showjumping with Nick Skelton, winning the Spruce Meadows, among others, and placing 10th at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Arko retired from the sport in 2008, but remained a stud horse until 2019. He has over 400 offspring listed at Horsetelex, of which 19 are certified stallions and over 30 baby jumpers and jumpers internationally at 1.40m and above.
Braun: Horse & Hound / Horses.nl
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