A-1 Performance Sires

Arko III

• 1994 Bay 16.2 hand Hanoverian
• Approved for: Oldenburg, Hanoverian, and SF

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By the world famous Argentinus, out of Unika, Arko III has been the number 1 horse in Europefor the last 3 years.   His winnings to date are over 850,000.  Some of his tremendous achievements include representing Britain in the 2004 Athens Olympics, he won the Dubai Classic and was 2nd in the Dubai Grand Prix in 2006.  He won the CSIO Rome Grand Prix as well as the CSIO Luscern Grand Prix and was 2nd in the Cann Grand Prix.  He has had numerous Nations Cups double clears and because of his accomplishments his owners have been the FEI Winning Owners for the past 2 years.  


Arko III will remain an extraordinary show jumper. Under the saddle of Nick Skelton, he stayed for 7 years at the Top International level, always present at the major shows, World Cups, European Championships and Olympic Games (10th at Athens in 2004).

188 international rankings

10 times Winner of GP CSIO-CSIW !

Voted the Best Horse in the World for 2004 and 2005 !

His achievements are too numerous to list all, but some of his more notable performances include :

  • in 2002, 2nd of Chester CSI-B GP, 3rd of Birmingham CSI-A GP, 4th of Vilamoura CSI-A GP, 6th of Liegi CSI-A GP, etc.
  • in 2003, 1st in London CSI-W, 1st of Leeuwarden CSI GP, 1st in Hickstead CSIO, 2nd of Belfast CSI GP, 2nd of Birmingham CSI GP, 2nd in Calgary CSIO, 2nd in Dublin CSIO, 3rd of Geesteren CSI GP, 3rd of Rome CSIO GP, 4th of Cannes CSI GP, 4th in Saint Galles CSIO, 7th of Verona CSI-W World Cup GP, etc.
  • in 2004, 1st of Sheffield CSI GP, 2nd of London CSI-W GP, 2nd in Rome CSIO, 2nd of Amsterdam CSI-W World Cup GP, 3rd of Paris CSI GP, 3rd of Syracuse World Cup GP, 3rd in Dublin CSIO, 3rd of Vejer de la Frontera CSI GP, 4th in La Baule CSIO, 6th of Calgary CSIO GP, 6th of Cannes CSI GP, etc.
  • in 2005, 1st in Dublin CSIO, 1st of Calgary CSIW World Cup GP, 1st in Rome CSIO, 1st of Lipsia CSI-W World Cup GP, 2nd of Toronto CSI-W GP, 2nd of Las Vegas CSI GP, 2nd of Calgary CSIO GP, 2nd of Sheffield CSI GP, 3rd of Toronto CSI-W World Cup GP, 3rd of Europa's Price in Aachen CSIO, 3rd in Calgary CSI, 3rd of Amsterdam CSI-W World Cup GP, 5th of Washington CSI-W World Cup GP, 5th of Göteborg CSI-W GP, 5th of Paris CSI-W World Cup GP, 5th of Bordeaux CSI-W GP, 8th of Dublin CSIO GP, etc.
  • in 2006, 1st of Lucerna CSIO GP, 1st of Rome CSIO GP, 1st in Dubai CSI-W, 2nd of Cannes CSI GP, 2nd in Rome CSIO, 2nd of Wellington CSI-W World Cup GP, 3rd of Dubai CSI-W GP, etc.
  • in 2007, 1st of Estoril CSI GP, 2nd of London CSIW World Cup GP, 2nd of Athens CSI GP, 2nd of Valkenswaard CSI GP, 6th of Calgary CSIO GP, 8th of Rome CSIO GP, etc.
  • in 2008, 1st of Calgary CSIO GP, 1st in Dublin CSIO, 1st of Grobbendonk CSI GP, 2nd of Valkenswaard CSI GP, 3rd of La Coruńa CSI GP, 3rd of Estoril CSI GP, 3rd in Aachen CSIO, 3rd of La Baule CSIO GP, 6th of Arezzo CSI GP, 6th of Cannes CSI GP, 8th of Montecarlo CSI GP, 8th of Hamburg CSI GP, etc.


Arko III began breeding in France in 2009.

He has only been used lightly at stud as his rider didn't want to mix competition and stalion careers, but has sired some very impressive offspring who have produced some wonderful performances in the young horses classes. These offspring include : Arkida, Champion of England of the 5 YO and approved stallion ; Argento, very good stallion regularly ranked in international 7 YO classes with John Whitaker. Among his best titles, he won the 7YO GP in Chantilly 2009 CSI**** ; Miss Arko, remarked mare in the english young horses classes ; Lilibet who represented England in the 2007 Young Horses World Championships ; Arkan, the full brother of Lilibet, AES approved stallion ; etc...

Arkida (Arko x Fruehlingsball)

Arkan (Arko x Kannan)

Miss Arko (Arko x Laramee)

Argento (Arko x Gasper)

Lilibet (Arko x Kannan)

Freddie (Arko x Voltaire)

Joe (Arko x Burggraaf)

Crossing Advice

Arko shows his strength, an excellent technique and a very good mind. He is also chic with a long neck, an expressive head, a compact back and strong hind quarters. He transmits all his qualities to his offspring.

We recommend him mares with enough energy and size.






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