Lusitanos, ancient warhorses of the Iberian Peninsula, are renowned for their physical prowess, majestic presence, versatility, smooth and powerful gaits, agility, and wonderful temperaments. Granja Las Animas Lusitanos favor the Veiga line with our stallion, Imperador. All of our Lusitanos are suitable for competition in the dressage ring, working equitation, and the simple pleasures of trail riding.
Tess in training with Lucinda - 5 years old.
Tess on a trail ride.
Tesora is a 15 year old Lusitano mare who carries the Caliente brand. She is a 16 hand bay mare who I bought as a 2 year old. She has a wonderful temperament and very comfortable gaits. I use her as my primary school horse. Before having her two foals she was showing at first level and schooling second level movements. Her first foal was Otomi, a Luso/TB cross, and her latest filly is Hilaria by my Lusitano stallion, Imperador. Both foals have been very correct with excellent temperaments.
Tess is also a very good, calm, trail horse and has taken many of my clients on long rides through the countryside.
Reluctantly offered for sale, to a good home only.
$10,000 bred to Imperador
Tomi as a 3 year old ridden by a 13 year old.Otomi's 1st dressage show. 1st level. 65.68%! And his birthday - turned 6.
Otomi is a six year old black/bay Lusitano / Thoroughbred cross. He was born here at my ranch and is out of my wonderful Lusitano mare, Tesora who is now my school horse and by a black TB stallion, Palante,* owned by my vet and shown as a jumper. This cross is suitable for a variety of disciplines. They excell in eventing, jumping, and dressage. Otomi is showing talent as a dressage horse and also is a willing and calm jumper. He was started correctly - trail ridden his first year and has completed several day long "cabalgatas" in the Mexican countryside. He is brave and forward on the trail. Otomi is very trainable with an excellent temperament. He is ready to do more advanced training in just about any discipline. He is currently under training with a professional dressage trainer who says "Tomi is one of the easiest horses I've worked with." His lateral movements are excellent and he has the talent & temperament to move up the levels easily! His conformation is correct, with straight, elastic movement and very comfortable gaits. Tomi stands at 15.2+ hands. He is completely sound, has been barefoot his entire life even when ridden over rocky terrain. If you are looking for your future performance gelding, here he is. Tomi is a grandson of the great Turntable on his sire's side and the Lusitano stallion Bailador on his dam's side!
Tomi is now owned by my 18 year old niece who came in fourth in the California Junior Championships last year at first level and is qualified this year for second level at the championships!
Hilaria 2.5 years old.
Hilaria 2 years old.
Hilaria is a 3 year old Lusitano mare out of my mare Tesora and by Imperador . She is a great combo of her dam and sire. Very elegant and correct. Solid bay with no white. Good conformation, straight movement and a very trainable temperament like both of her parents. Super friendly and docile. We will be starting her under saddle this fall after she turns 3. Hope she takes after her half brother, Otomi, above!
$12,000 under saddle
Leia 1 week old.
Leia is a gorgeous 2015 Lusitano filly out of Trufa and by Delincuente, a revised stallion from Haras Azul in Colombia. He is by the Columbian Pan Am dressage champion, Portugal. She is marked exactly like her mother! Both parents are revised so she is eligible for Portuguese revision also. A very flashy correct filly.
For sale when weaned for $8,000 USD
Diva 2 years old.
Diva 2 years old.
Diva 6 years old. First dressage show, 2nd place training level.
Girasol under saddle 4 years old.
Girasol on the trail.
Girasol is Trufa's first foal by Imperador. What a gorgeous filly! She is a golden dappled buckskin with three white socks and a perfect blaze. Girasol has classic Lusitano type, good movement, nice straight legs and a stout body. She also loves to be around people and is one of the barn favorites.
She was started under saddle in January of 2015. She is very good on the trail and has all of her basics in the arena, walk, trot and canter.
Her bloodlines are impeccable and she will also be a good all around riding horse. She is currently 15.1 hands and still growing. She has a very round, baroque type conformation.
Both of Girasol´s parents have beed revised with scores of 72 each. She is eligible for Portuguese revison also.
Misty And Ilusion.
Ilusion 2 years old.
Ilusion is a 2.5 year old grey Lusitano gelding. His dam, Optimista, is a direct daughter of Opus and his sire, Tizne, is a gorgeous Barata Freixo stallion owned by Pablo Hermoso. Ilusion is very elegant, with very good movements for dressage and a very good temperament. He has a wonderful Lusitano head, long elegant neck and a sweet personality.
Will probably reach 15.3 - 16 hands.
$9,000 USD now
$12,000 with three months under saddle. He turns 3 in January of 2,016 and we will start him between 3 and 3.5.
$12,000 with three months under saddle.
Capricho is a coming 3 year old Lusitano cross gelding by Imperador out of a TB/Qtr. horse mare. He is a big boned, beautiful colt who looks very Lusitano. He has an excellent, laid back temperament and will be a good all around saddle horse who can go in just about any direction. I like this cross a lot (Otomi was our first Luso cross with TB).
We will start Capricho this Fall.
$6,500 w/ 3 months under saddle.
Doña as a 2 year old.
Ana and Doña 6 years old.
Doña, Zebada's 2008 filly by Magistral is a stunning, 16.1 hand dark gray mare w/3 years under saddle. Although Doña is almost pure Lusitano, she is inscribed in the Mexican Stud Book as cruzada, 3/4 Lusitano and 1/4 Andalusian. With correct conformation and classic Lusitano type, she is suitable for any discipline. Doña demonstrates big movements for dressage and a steady, quiet temperament. She is very good on the trails with excellent feet. We leave her unshod.
Pictured: Magistral sire of Doña .
Bohemia as a 4 year old. Bohemia as a 6 year old.
Bohemia with her filly Habanera.
$10,000 USD with filly by Imperador
$8,500 USD without filly
Bohemia is a seven year old Lusitano/Andalusian cross mare. She is a stout correct mare with nice dressage movements and a kind temperament. She was started as a three year old and then had two years off when we bred her. She is back in training and progressing nicely.
Her sire was 17 hand black bullfighting stallion of Ortigao Costa bloodlines and her dam is a bay Luso/Spanish cross. She is registered in the Mexican Lusitano Association as a "cruzado."
She is very healthy, and has straight movement. She conceived first breeding and was a great mother. Bohemia stands at 15.3+ hands and is stout enough to carry a bigger rider. She is currently under training with a professional dressage trainer and is progressing quickly.
Jesusa 1 year old.
Jesusa is a yearling buckskin filly with a perfect white shield on her forehead! She is by my stallion, Imperador and out of Doña. This is a big boned stout filly who will be tall. She has a classic Lusitano profile and lots of breed type. She is eliglble for Mexican and ALHA papers but not Portuguese as her dam is 1/8 Andalusian. A beautiful filly for a very reasonable price .
$5,000 USD as a yearling.
One month under saddle. One month under saddle.
Caspar at liberty.
$3000 USD His price will go up with further training.
Caspar is a 3 year old Lusitano/Qtr. horse pony cross gelding who stands at 14 hands. He is a striking perlino with blue eyes, by my stallion Imperador and out of a pony Qtr. mare. He has taken on the dam's size and will make a very fancy child's pony. He has just been lightly started under saddle and been super easy. He has a very charming and friendly temperament. Caspar looks more like a small horse than a pony. He is very well balanced with nice movements and an extremely trainable personality.
Frida as a yearling
Frida is a 5 year old purebred Lusitano filly by my stallion Imperador. She is a buckskin going grey with very correct conformation, good bone and a typey Lusitano head. She is very athletic and will be suitable for a variety of disciplines.
Frida just foaled a gorgeous buckskin colt, Lazaro, by Deliuncuente. Her current owner will be keeping the colt and selling Frida. She is now under saddle with all of the basics.
Zebada with her foal Doña.
AMCCL #001668 DOB 9/17/04
Eight year old grey mare from the best Lusitano bloodlines in Brazil and Portugal. Champion dressage horses on both sides. Carries the Haras dos Cavaleiros brand. Calm trainable temperament. Very versatile mare with good movements for dressage and for working equitation.
$13,000 USDView Zebada's Pedigree
Julieta is a yearllng sooty buckskin filly by Imperador out of Diva. She is a refined , elegant filly with correct conformation and very good, straight movement. Both parents have been revised by the APSL so she is eligible for revision once she matures. She has lots of Lusitano type and would be a great addition to your broodmare herd or will make a wonderful sporthorse.