Lerna was our first cream/pearl filly, and imported from Spain in 2018 by us. Please note that in Spain a perlino is a cream/pearl, while in the US, a perlino is a cream/cream. Since our horses are color tested in Spain and their colors recorded in the Spanish Studbook, the LG ANCCE, we are maintaining the nomenclature as used and recorded in Spain.
We fell in love with Lerna when we first saw her pretty face, and her big, greenish tinged, brown eyes. Her sire, Impetuoso GAP II, does not carry any Paco Marti lines, and neither does her dam, Trufita II. We are thrilled to have a filly of this quality in our small but elite herd of PRE’s. Lerna will mature to around 16 or 16.1 hands. She is a very solid, compact mare, with good bone and movement. Her personality is another point we so adore, she is amazingly loving to be around , and a very curious, brave soul.
It is a rare find to have a colored filly with these bloodlines, combined with size, movement, beauty and great personality. We can’t wait for her to mature and to be bred. She will be bred to our future isabello stallion, whom we are importing from Spain, when she turns 4 years old.
Black mare, imported from Spain, 16.3 hands
Hebrea is a bay/pearl color, which means she can produce isabello, depending on the stallion’s genetics. We imported her from Spain, from the prestigious stud farm of Paco Marti. She is a stout mare, stands about 16.1 h, with a lot of bone. Her coat color is a deep mahogany, with beautiful dapples, and the tips of her hair have golden highlights. That, combined with her lighter dapples, gives her coat one of the most amazing colors we have ever seen. When the ANCCE veterinarian revised her, she said she was a very beautiful, high-quality mare and that we should show her. She is also a very powerful mover, with very good extension, lift, and a strong hind end motor. She is very inquisitive, easy going, nothing phases her.
Through her sire, Ismaeli, who is one of my all- time favorite golden stallions ever, she carries the blood of Gaucho III, who was a dressage legend, in Spain as well as in the US. Ismaeli is probably the best- known double pearl stallion in the world. He stands a towering 175 cm, which I can attest to, as I have stood next to him several times. Despite his size, he is completely balanced and really has perfect conformation. The color is just the icing on the cake. And besides being an Ismaeli daughter, she is also the grand- daughter of the stunning Divo PM, who is my all-time favorite double cream stallion. The blending of these two lines makes for an exceptional individual, and we are super excited about her being a part of our broodmare herd.
Cibeles is a double pearl (isabello) mare. When we found Cibeles, we had made many trips to Spain, trying to find the best horses possible to add to our long- standing breeding program. We drove many thousands of miles, spread out over countless trips, mostly in Spain, but also other countries, such as Germany. We literally saw thousands of horses. Cibeles was at her dam’s side, and we just knew she would grow up into a true gem. She was only about 4 weeks old. When she finally arrived in the US at our ranch in TX, over a year later, we were surprised however at her size. She was huge. Our little mousse has grown up to be a big mousse. We expect her to be finishing at 16.3 h. Despite her size, she is an excellent mover, correct, straight, nice extension and lift, using her rear end.
She is everything we had hoped for and more. She is always right there, you can’t move in the pasture or do anything without her investigating it, and sticking her nose right into the middle of things. Nothing phases her, drilling, hammering, no matter what we do, she is right there. And she LOVES water. She will always put her feet into the water trough, which is annoying, and splash herself, even in cool weather. To shoo her off, often times I will spray her with the water hose, and to her, that is the best thing ever. She never runs away, only turns herself so you can spray her from all sides. She is the only one of our horses who loves water this much. We are looking forward to her future as part of our broodmare herd and spending our lives with this exceptional mare.
Quimica's Offspring: Uther Pendragon PRO, Valkyrie PRO, Wisconde PRO, Xenophon PRO, Ycarus PRO
Nicoya is a double pearl (isabello) mare we imported from the prestigious Paco Marti farm in Spain. Her color is of pure gold, the most beautiful we have ever seen. It blinds your eyes when it glistens in the sunlight. At age 3, she is standing a solid 16.1 h. Her conformation is very baroque. With her roached mane and arched neck, she looks like the horses depicted in the old Roman murals of their war horses. She also has a lot of bone, and is a very solid built mare. But what really made us choose her out of so many other beautiful golden horses is her movement. She floats above the ground. Her trot is honestly one of the best we have ever seen. She comes off the ground several inches, naturally, all the time, has a lot of extension, lift, and sits down on her rear end, really using this rear motor of hers.
When Dieter saw her movement, he was hooked on her. It is very rare to find a double pearl that has good conformation AND can move. This is not surprising, as the carries the line of Gaucho III. Combined with her temperament, she is a breeder’s dream horse. When we lost another mare, Nicoya adopted the mare’s filly, who was only 3 months old. She was in a herd with other mares with foals at their side, who would not let the filly near them, and chased her away. After only 2 days, the filly would go in a stall with Nicoya in the evenings and share her grain and they both ate out of the same feeder. We were so touched by her taking care of the orphaned baby, it melted our hearts. We are super excited about Nicoya’s future as a broodmare in our herd, and can hardly wait for her first baby.
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Revoltosa is a treasure to own. She is a beautiful red bay mare, out of Mercedes, an amazing mare we bred, with movement hard to find. Revoltosa has inherited the amazing movement of her parents. But besides her physical beauty and her movement, she has an amazing character. When cleaning the barn, she will very quietly walk up behind me and nuzzle me on my shoulder, telling me, hey, pay attention, I am here and need some loving from you. Such an endearing temperament makes your heart melt, at least, it does mine. She will come running across the fields, no matter how far, for a scratch and pat.
In the fall of 2019, Revoltosa will start her dressage training. Our Dutch trainer, Anthony Schmitz, starts the horses slowly, with lots of long lining and ground work before mounting them.
We will offer her for a short time for sale, and if she does not find a new home during that time, we will be adding her to our brood mare band.
When we first saw Quimica in early spring of 2018, it was love at first sight. At that time, she was in Belgium in dressage training. Born in Spain, her owner had sent her to his father in law to be trained there. It was snowing, and her black coat with the white snow glistening as a stark contrast against it, snow flurries all around her, we fell in love with the black giant. At 16.2 +, she is a tank of a mare, and a sight to behold. She moved like a dream, a big, black angel, with a very affectionate heart.
Though we really were not looking for another horse at the time, the decision to bring her home was a quick one. We wanted her bred, and bred to none other than the famous isabello stallion Perales IV.
We had to ship her back to Spain for breeding, and she took quickly. Our hearts were so happy, as this foal had to be a black pearl. We had been looking for one to buy, but none were to be had. While I was hoping for a filly, Dieter was hoping for a colt.
We had already bought Bandolera, our other black mare, in the fall the year before, and she also had to be bred. We were waiting on word of her pregnancy to ship them both home together. The word came, and they made their way home late summer 2018. Our 2 black Spanish pearls, they have both given us much joy and happiness.
Mares like Quimica are a rare find, and especially when they can move and have size. She had a black pearl colt, whom we named Uther Pendragon PRO, the name seems so fitting to him. Dieter’s dream came true, and Quimica outdit herself. The colt is more than what we could have hoped for, and with his sire, Perales IV having to be put down due to a breeding accident shortly after Uther’s birth, makes him even more valuable to our breeding program, since he carries no Paco Marti lines.
We consider him and Quimica a true gift from heaven.
Quimica has been bred to our multiple National, Regional, and Reserve National Champion stallion, Jalisco Dominante. Being a fertile mare, she took with the first breeding. The expected foal should be dark bay or black, tall, and be a very good mover. It will be available for sale, since sadly, we can’t keep all the foals we breed.
Impetuosa GAP II and Trufita II
Born February 15th, 2017
Genetic code: ggEEaaCCRPrlpchchzz,
Registered as a Perlino in the LG ANCCE
Bandolera is an exceptional mare, and we fell in love with her when we first saw her in Spain. She has very correct conformation, is big bodied, has lots of bone, with correct movement, bred for dressage. She has good extension, elevation, and a ton of drive from her hind end. When we first saw her move, our jaws dropped. We knew she was destined to become a part of our small but elite breeding program.
In fact, when our European trainer saw her, he said he wanted to make her a riding horse.
She has a very affectionate personality, loves to have all the attention she can get, and is a stunning beauty to behold.
We are more than thrilled with her firstborn offspring for us, a black-bay filly, named Ungida PRO, (see below) which was imported in utero from Spain. We are retaining this filly for our own breeding program, as she is an amazing mover like her dam, and will be big. Look for her in the years to come.
Bandolera is the type of mare we wanted to breed to our multiple National Champion, Regional Champion, National Reserve Champion, Jalisco Dominante. She is a very fertile mare and took with the first breeding.
We will be offering the offspring from Bandolera and Jalisco Dominante for sale, as we unfortunately can’t keep every foal we produce. This is a great opportunity for the discriminating buyer to acquire a top quality PRE, with exclusive imported bloodlines, suitable for dressage, working equitation, or breeding. That they make the perfect best friend is a given. All our horses are well handled and love interaction with humans.
We are so happy to have Penelope PRO back with us. She was sold, thinking that since we own the sire and dam, we will have many more of this fantastic cross. Qualificado lines on both sides.
But life never goes as you expect it to go, and sometimes bad things happen. As did on July 4th several years ago. In the early hours of the morning, there was a very mild thunderstorm, it passed in less than five minutes, but Penelope’s dam, our beloved Marea Caracol, and her amazing bay filly Rumbosa, only three months old, whom just the night before we were admiring and said we wanted to keep her, were both killed. There was no suffering, they were both gone immediately, laying next to each other. The loss is still felt by us today, the pain never goes away completely, but it eases up. I think of both of them often, and feel content knowing that they are running free in the never ending, green pastures of heaven.
We were especially sad, as we did not have another offspring out of Marea, since we had sold all of them. Penelope’s owner loves her, and was not likely to give her up, so we did not even ask to buy her back.
Then, the unexpected happened, sometimes yet again, circumstances change, and miraculously we were able to get Penelope back. She is a treasured part of our small herd of broodmares.
She had been in dressage training with her previous owner, and we have continued her training. She was long lined only for several months by our experienced Dutch trainer Anthony Schmitz, as he felt this was necessary. Penelope is currently going very well under saddle, and Anthony is continuing her training in dressage as well as jumping. She loves to jump, and is quite good at it.
We will breed her in 2020, but wanted to continue her training in 2019.