last updated 01 Aug 2014

The Horses

Working in conjunction with the Spanish Purebred stud Yeguada Iberica we offer an outstanding selection of quality horses for our riding guests. With around 35 Spanish and Portuguese (Lusitano) Purebred’s, registered in the State Studbooks, we offer a choice to suit novice (but not beginners) to advanced level, for classical dressage, work in hand, Doma Vaquera, la gorrocha and carriage driving. Competent riders have the opportunity to be able to ride out in the country on our advanced 'school' horses; you could be riding classically in the morning and enjoying a country ride in the afternoon!

Doma Vaquera lessons can be booked with Richard, who founded the first Doma Vaquera Association in England and is a delegate for the Asociación Nacional de Doma Vaquera (Spain’s National Doma Vaquera Association).

Tack is either English or Spanish; chosen to suit you and your horse. Our Spanish tack, although traditional, is modern and lightweight.

We don't expect our horses to work every day solely in the school, they enjoy a varied life with us and this is reflected in the calm yet enthusiastic way they work. We take time out to work in the bull round-ups, bringing the fighting bulls from the country and mountains into corrals each year, as well as long (90km+) country rides, taking part in Ferias and putting on exhibitions (riding, driving, work in hand, la garrocha, mounted cobra etc) in local bull rings and other venues.

 

Starting a day ride

From left to right: Oloroso III (PRE stallion), Malabar (PRE stallion), Nalon III (PRE stallion), Lidiador (Tres Sangres),Rumboso (PRE stallion), Mejicano (PRE stallion), Ben (Tres Sangres), Kan VIII (PRE stallion

Scroll down to see some of our horses

 

Oloroso III

Purebred Spanish stallion. 16.2hh (1.68m)
Registered in the Spanish State Studbook & graded for breeding.
Can carry heavier riders, huge stamina
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Oloroso is sensitive and suited for the more advanced rider, with very light contact.

 

Malabar

Purebred Spanish stallion15.3hh (1.60m)

Registered in the Spanish State Studbook & graded for breeding.

 

Multiple National class, movement and ridden champion.

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Nalon III

Purebred Spanish stallion15.3hh (1.60m)

Registered in the Spanish State Studbook & graded for breeding.

Included in the LIMPRE Book of Merits.

Lateral work, Spanish walk.

An absolute gentleman to ride, drive and handle.

Carries most weights.

Lidiador

Grey, Tres Sangres

Doma Vaquera horse

Spanish Eastern National Champion and a 'schoolmaster' to ride.

                                                          

 

Rumboso

Purebred Spanish stallion.  15.2hh (1.57m)

High School horse, now in semi-retirement.

Piaffe, passage, levade, capriole, Spanish walk, flying changes.

In-hand, on the long rein or ridden. He is also a talented driving horse.

 

Rumboso ‘teaching’ a holiday guest

 

Mejicano XXXIX

Purebred Spanish stallion.  16hh (1.63m)

Registered in the Spanish State Studbook & graded for breeding

Confirmed in all paces. Excellent lateral work and flying changes.

Was joint Supreme Champion PRE in UK as a yearling!

Multiple National movement champion.

A very talented horse - sadly died in 2012.

Kan VIII

Purebred Spanish stallion.  15.3hh (1.60m)

Registered in the Spanish State Studbook & graded for breeding.

Included in the LIMPRE Book of Merits.

All lateral work. Both saddles.

Excels in work-in-hand & on the long-rein

Also drives singles, pairs, and teams.

Emir VII

Purebred Spanish stallion

16.1hh (1.65m)

Registered in the Spanish State Studbook & graded for breeding

All lateral work, flying changes.

Huge stamina and incredibly responsive.
He works as well in the bull fields as he does in the school. Can carry heavier riders. Sadly died in 2012.

Octavio III

Purebred Spanish stallion.  16.2hh (1.68m)

An Elite horse, Registered in the Spanish State Studbook & graded APTO Calificado

All lateral work and a real gentleman

Octavio was graded in Murcia, Spain, with the highest score for a PRE of either sex in the last 20 years. He is currently one of the highest graded PRE's in Spain. Great weight carrier. More

Mandadero

 

Purebred Spanish stallion

15.2hh (1.58m)

Registered in the Spanish State Studbook & graded for breeding

Beautiful paces and another one of our ‘gentlemen’. He is also very popular for our country rides.

Edo

 

Purebred Lusitano (Portuguese) stallion

16.1hh (1.65m)

Registered in the Portuguese State Studbook & highly graded for breeding

Edo is a genuine High School ‘schoolmaster’.

All lateral work, one and two time flying changes, canter pirouette, piaffe, passage, etc. More

Galeão

 

Purebred Lusitano (Portuguese) stallion

15.2hh (1.57m)

Registered in the Portuguese State Studbook & graded for breeding

He was a fabulous Alta Escuela horse until he damaged a leg in a riding accident

A true gentleman, now he excels at driving and is a true ‘schoolmaster’ in that discipline as well.  

Moralejo

 

Purebred Spanish stallion. Registered in the Spanish State Studbook & graded.

An excellent ride for sensitive riders, in the school or countryside - sensible and with boundless energy and a fabulous movement.

 

Universo

 

Registered Purebred Lusitano (Portuguese) stallion standing at 17.1 hh – 1.75m. With a big heart and fabulous paces. Often leads rides in the countryside and combines boldness and ability from his Veiga bloodlines with a calm and workmanlike temperament. Good lateral work and flying changes.

 

(Note the photograph on the right was taken when he was only 3 years old)

 

 

 

 

Campera

A kind and gentle Purebred mare,

of 16hh

She can carry heavier riders.

 

 

Opalo

A full brother to Oloroso and Octavio III and a real gentleman - a favourite on the yard

 

 

Panama

A sensible Hispano-Arab mare

around 15.2hh

Enjoys riding out in the country.

 

Campera is not always in work as they are breeding mares producing some of our future generations

Salto

Emir VII

Horses are from Yeguada Iberica - partners with Viva Iberica

Founded in 1989 and registered with the Jefatura de Cria Caballar (FESCCR) Nos: 2300001853 & 1900052296

 

Yeguada Iberica's stock are represented by artists and sculptors worldwide and are among the most photographed, painted and modelled Purebred Spanish Horses

For equestrian art visit our webshop www.webshop.viva-iberica.com

 

 

 

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