El Rey Sol is primarily an Alta Escuela exhibition horse, performing everywhere from Madonna music videos to the stage of Disney Hall. His wonderfully kind and hard working disposition is perfect for his life as an amateur-owned horse; he enjoys long trail rides and parades such as the Santa Barbara parade and Rose Bowl, but he also has a formidable show record:
2006 IALHA National Champion Spanish-Portuguese stallion with Warren Mathers handling – Unanimous
2006 IALHA High Point Saddleseat Horse of the Year
2006 IALHA region 1 (Western States) Saddleseat Champion Amateur to Ride
2006 Region 1 Champion Stallion at Halter, Amateur to Handle
2006 Fiesta of the Spanish Horse Saddleseat Champion
2006 Spring Breed Classic Andalusian Saddleseat Champion
2006 Surf and Sun Saddleseat Champion
2006 Region 1 Saddleseat Champion Amateur to Ride
Additionally, this year he and Samantha placed 4th in the dancing competition out of more than 60 competitors at the April 2013 Feria of the Pure Spanish Horse in Industry Hills.
An extremely talented and athletic horse, El Rey Sol has the conformation, type, disposition, movement, and pedigree to compliment any breeding program, especially programs aiming for authentic baroque type. Registered as black, Chacal did eventually turn gray. He has produced non graying offspring.