Sport Lusitanos Austria
Performance horses with talent for dressage and exceptional characters
The aim of our stud farm is to produce horses with a lot of expression that are easy-going, willing to work and comfortable, for ambitious competion riders as well as free-time riders. Horses that are very affectionate towards humans and have the capability of learning fast and eagerly. Through careful selection the product is a Lusitano with great temperament, exceptional gaits and high disposition for dressage sports.
We set great value upon giving our horses the optimal circumstances for rearing, to ensure healthy growth, strength and a balanced temper, making them perfect sport horses in the future. Our horses spend their lives outside in the pasture with their herd all year round. All of our horses are presented to an expert farrier regularly and are transported in a trailer to bring them to the summer pastures.
As we are a small studfarm we take our time to teach our young horses proper behaviour around humans without putting them under pressure or causing them stress. All of our horses are extremely affectionate towards humans.
In Austria Piroplasmosis does not exist. All of our horses are therefore suitable to be exported to countries with restrictions regarding this sickness.
On pastures with a total area of 21 hectares we aim to provide our horses with the optimal space for rearing, with a keeping that is appropriate for horses and their welfare.
The winter pastures in the valley are spacious to provide especially the young horses with enough freedom to move at all times. On approx. 2 hectares of plane pastures, that are surrounded by a massive acacia wood fence, we have two groups, on one hand the young stallions and colts, and on the other hand the fillys, brood mares and retired horses. Both groups are provided with large open stables, supplied with compartments to ensure the well-being of both dominant and subordinate animals.
For the foals and brood mares we have foaling boxes and an own summer pasture of 4 hectares, for them to be able to spend the first weeks after giving birth, in peace.
The rest of the summer pastures are contoured and similar to alpine pastures, concerning the climate and vegetation. Young horses train their agility, endurance and sure-footedness by themselves, preparing them for their future as tough and healthy sporthorses.
Sold horses can stay in our studfarm until they are ready to be ridden. We take utmost care in rearing, holding them in close contact with us, so that the owners have a gentle and trustful animal once they are started.
Xaquiro - Legendary stallion of the breed - main component of our lines
XAQUIRO is one of the most important stallions of the breed. This is mainly proven by the countless successes of his progeny. Until now his sons and daughters were able to win more than 100 gold medals and 10 "Champion of Champion" titles. Beside his son SPARTACUS and just 5 other stallions, he was awarded the title "Stallion of Merit *****" by the APSL (official portuguese Lusitano breeding association). In 1988 he himself won a gold medal at the FIPSL (international Lusitano festival) and in 2004 he won in the category for stallion progeny. In 2010 he was additionally awarded the title "outstanding breeder".
XAQUIRO was primarily famous as dressage stallion with outstanding movements. He was approved with the outstanding mark of 80 points. His progeny excel through their high commitment, will to work and suitability for dressage sports. Main characteristics of his progeny are the expressive head and elastic and extensive movements.
The successes of some of his most important sons are described below:
Spartacus (CSM) - Stallion of Merit*****, triple Champion of Champions FIPSL (2001, 2002, 2003), Champion of Champions Vila Franca de Xira 1999
Oxidado (JGR) - Working equitation successes: European Champion (team): 2001,2004,2008,2009,2010. European Champion (individual): 2004,2008,2009,2010. Word Champion (team): 2002,2006,2011. World Champion (individual): 2011
Rouxinol (JGR) - Vice-Champion und gold medal Golegã 2002, Vice-Champion FIPSL 2004. Sire to
Zaire (SPP) (Champion of Champions 2010, Portuguese Champion Dressage St. Georg, qualified for the FEI World Championship of Young Horses 2010).
The stallion Dragao das Figueiras, who was recently approved by the German Oldenburg breed society (GOV) as first Lusitano ever, decends from Xaquiro by his sire and his dam line. He received the notable score of 80 points from the APSL on his licensing, and is competing succesfully at CDI's all around Europe.