Sombrero is a very elegant refined sport horse by the thoroughbred stallion Julio Mariner xx.
Julio Mariner’s showjumping qualities are confirmed by scores of products performing in International showjumping. Dinky Toy (Michael Whitaker), Harley (Bruce Goodin), Marinero (Gilbert de Rooch), Eurocommerce Lima (Gerso Shroder), Ingmar (Steve Macken) and Resolute (Molly Ashe) are just a few examples.
Julio Mariner xx was approved in seven studbooks, including KWPN, Holstein, Hannover and Oldenburg. He was praised by breeders for his eagerness and excellent jumping techniques and is one of the best thoroughbred sires in Dutch breeding. Indeed, technique, reflexes and alertness characterise both the jumping manners of Julio Mariner xx and those of his offspring.
Sombrero’s dam line is exceptional combining the bloodlines of the proven performance sires of the “keur” awarded Le Mexico; Voltaire who has more than forty licensed sons and ranks among the best sires in the world; the progenitor and confirmation sire Amor; and the legendary Lucky Boy.
His dam, Felaleen, features as one of the leading mares of the Netherlands. Her half sister, Kyraleen, sire Quidam de Revel, was European Champion for Young Riders in 2003 and German National Champion for Young Riders the same year. Kyraleen’s son, Pythagoras, sire Julio Mariner xx was approved by KWPN and was one of the most impressive young stallions in Holland, but died as a 4 year old of colic. Half brother to Felaleen and full brother to Kyraleen is Leendert, an approved stallion in Denmark. Half sister to Felaleen is Nela Heleen, sire Guidam, who produced Sir Neel, by Darco, an approved stallion in Poland.
Sombrero competed in some novice classes in Holland before coming to Ireland midway through the 2004 Showjumping Season. He was quick to accumulate a large number of points and attracted a lot of interest competing in classes up to 1.30 mt.
Sombrero is a very athletic stallion with great temperament and character. His movement, presence and thoroughbred lines will appeal equally to show horse producers.