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English & Spanish speaking. Sue has years of experience
with the Spanish horse, training, riding and teaching.
She has an affinity with nervous and less experienced
riders, being able to convey instructions and assistance in a way that is
appreciated and easily understood.
She has worked as a judge of the Spanish horse after
intensive training in Spain and worked on the Committee of the British
Society for the Purebred Spanish Horse (BAPSH), until she left the UK to
relocate in Spain.
Sue has competed successfully, in both saddles, and
attracted many followers to the Spanish horse through exhibition work,
her PRE stallion Malabar.
Sue has also gained success at National level in driving competitions
with Yeguada Iberica's PRE stallions.
Sue holds both British and Spanish Red Cross first aid certificates.
English & Spanish speaking.
Richard is an official delegate for the Asociación Nacional de Doma Vaquera (Spanish National
Doma Vaquera Association) and founded the first Doma Vaquera Association
in the UK, being the only officially recognised Doma Vaquera instructor
when living in England.
Richard assisted with the formulation of the European
Working Equitation regulations when this was a ‘new’ sport and has taken
part in Doma Vaquera, acoso y derribo and performed riding, handling and
driving displays for many years, including Alta Escuela, ridden, in hand
and on the long rein.
He introduced the first Cobra of Mares (lote de yeguas)
to the UK and his show demonstrations sometimes included performing with a
Cobra of 3 to 5 mares while riding one of his Purebred Spanish stallions.
Richard is an advocate of classical riding methods, is included in the CRC
Trainers Directory and has worked in support of the Classical Riding Club
in the UK.
With Sue, his wife, Richard produced a driven pair of
stallions that achieved 2nd place at Royal Windsor and were acclaimed by
the Driving Association of Spain as ‘the most successful pair of PRE
(Purebred Spanish) driving horses of the 20th century in the UK’.
Richard’s experience leading rides includes taking
novice to experienced riders across Exmoor, in the UK (with BHS AI and
Riding and Road Safety certificates). In Spain he
currently assists organising and taking part in long distance rides. He
also regularly takes part in fighting bull round-ups in the mountains and
countryside of southern Castilla La Mancha and northern Andalucía.
Reproduced with the permission of Anne Wilson, author of the book 'Top
Horse Training Methods Explored':
" . . . I find that Doma Vaquera can be absolutely breathtaking
in its own way when well ridden. Many times I have stood in wonder at
the skill of Richard Lust. He merely appears to think sideways and the
horse goes that way. There are often no visible leg or rein aids. When
ridden correctly in this way, the horses are certainly not receiving any
jabs or discomfort from the aids, this is a lot more than can be said
for many Grand Prix dressage riders, not to mention polo riders, show
jumpers, or indeed riders in any field!"
and Sue have completed intensive training courses in Spain for judging
the Purebred Spanish Horse
and in 1999 were awarded Certificates for Judging the PRE following
testing at Cartagena under the
Juan Llamas and Javier García Romero (Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte
Richard & Sue
also run Yeguada Iberica, which was the UK’s largest and most successful Purebred
(PRE/Andalusian) stud until
they relocated to Spain in 2003.
They will go down in history as breeding the UK’s first
ever Purebred Spanish Horse to be awarded
‘Calificado’ grading status (Octavio III - a stallion of exceptional
quality who is working at their riding centre in Spain today).
While in the
UK Yeguada Iberica were awarded the Mejor Ganaderia (National Best Stud
/ Best Breeder) for the
Spanish Horse trophy by the Jefatura de Cria Caballar (FESCCR), who hold the
Spanish State Studbook
in 1999, 2000,
2002, 2003. Their stallion Granero IV (sire of Octavio III) was also judged by the Cria
the National Progeny Champion for 6
consecutive years - every year
he was in the UK, from 1998 to 2003. Maybe
this would have continued, but Yeguada Iberica, Richard and Sue, relocated to
Spain in November 2003.
Note: When we refer
to Purebred Spanish Horses please note that some people also use the
Some still call these
horses Andalusians but beware these may not necessarily be registered