Granja Las Animas

Breeding Fine APSL Lusitanos and Purebred Arabians


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Imperador now standing at stud! Because of his very concentrated genetic background, Imperador is of great type and beauty, exceptional intelligence, generous, and athletic.

Born in Portugal, Imperador distinguished himself as a bullfighting mount. At the age of four, he was brought to the United States as a breeding stallion. Later, Imperador participated in medieval games exhibitions as a show-stallion.

Imperador has been successfully crossed with Quarter Horses, Arabs, Warmbloods, Andalusian and purebred Lusitano mares. He throws lots of color, good bone, excellent movement and great temperament. 

  • Cravo, Sire of Imperador, is a Veiga out of the Coudelaria Veiga stud farm. Cravo was sired by the celebrated Universo (MV) out of Laranja II (MV).
  • Out of Zuca, a cross between the Veiga stallion Maravilla and Serpentina from the bullfighting lines of David Ribeiro Telles.
  • Imperador's full brother, Emir II, was the first pure Veiga exported to Brazil and stood at the Interagro stud.
  • Imperador is registered in both the Portuguese stud book and the IAHLA registry.

View Imperador's IAHLA Pedigree and/or APSL Stud Book Record

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About the Veiga Lusitano

Ancient War Horse of the Iberian Peninsula

Well over 150 years of breeding have established the Veiga as one of the purest sub-breeds of the Lusitano. The Veiga is considered the most genuine warhorse of Ancient Lusitania. Today, Veigas are still thought of as an extremely functional line, and are well-known for their bullfighting prowess.

Manuel Veiga described his horses as "... full of gallantry, so obedient they seem to outguess the riders' intensions; high, thin head, long flowing manes, elevated movements and a striking agility, challenging all threats and dangers with indomitable courage." Fearless, as one would need to be, in order to face the Noble Bulls of Portugal.

The Veiga is a true race within the Lusitano breed. The stallions, when crossed with mares of any other lines, transmit the most typical characteristics of the Lusitano to their offspring.