Marco Polo was one of the foundation sires of the modern Dutch Warmblood sporthorse. Bred by R. Rosenau, Germany. Exported to Holland in 1964. Of Trakehner origin, he was introduced to the Dutch breeding program in 1965. He became one of the greatest sires of the Netherlands, famous for his hereditary jumping talent and obliging character. The jumping ability and good character which he passed to his offspring was apparent early on. Polo Boy, Vivaldi, and Marius (sire of Milton) were all international showjumping stars of the early 1980s. He sired many international showjumpers and also a number of approved sons and producing daughters. Died 1976. Pref 1496 NWP.