Your contact person are Eva Ørndrup, regarding buying and contacting the Lusitano breeders Rex & Lee Henry.
I still live in Denmark, but now I live in a house just outside Copenhagen, with my husband and children. I don't have any horses right know, but I still hope on getting one in the future.
The P.R.E. is the most known horse breed of those two and is very popular in the USA. But in his opinion the Lusitano was more useful, because they usually is breed for a particularly working purposes.
The 2 colts: Que-Zano and Rozaro
When I was in Portugal I feel in love with the Lusitano (as I did with the P.R.E.), I think that you can not separate those two horse breeds completely, they are basically the same. All though I would not breed the P.R.E. with the Lusitano (or vise versa), mainly because the offspring’s could not be in either the Portuguese or the Spanish studbook register, and why should I, they are both magnificent horse breeds.
But I really want to promote both breeds, because they equally have beauty and skills that are very different from any other horse breed I have known. I would have to say, that they are more “original” (the Iberian horse, expression for both breeds) they are not altered that much through time, as many of the man made breeds.
It is only stallions that are being ridden and that make the exercises look even more spectacular. And the stallions seem to know that.
But the breeder
Rex & Lee Henry like to brake in their mares as
well, so that they can prove themselves. I like that. If you breed horses
I think it is not enough that only the stallion should prove him self,
in riding competitions.
The tradition in Portugal (and Spain) is only to ride the stallions and let the mares live all their life in the wild – breeding,some all ready as (2-) 3 year olds.
After seeing all these magnificent Lusitano for 3 days, I especially feel in love with a 4 year old stallion – Jerezano. At a dinner party I meet his breeder Lee & Rex Henry, we talked about prizes, finding and buying Lusitano’s. Rex said that he could help me with that, he often heard of horses that were for sale. At the moment they didn’t have any stallions (at my prize level – that was very low) them self, but he would have his eyes and ears open for me.
Over the past years we have been writing each other, about Lusitano events and horses for sale. But this can be very hard to pick out a horse without seeing him and then the cost of vet, buying, transporting and maybe the travel back and forth to see and try the horse.
We saw their stallions Xiwara, Leon, Nador and Jerezano at The Morgado Lusitano Training Center (in Póvoa de Santa Iria). Leon was shown under rider training: gallops-changing, passage and starting movement in piaff. Nador has just started his training and we saw Xiwara (age 20) performing in the Morgado Lusitano show. He is a professional, he doesn’t need to warm up that much and he shows exercises at the highest dressage level.
Then we saw some of their mares, on another farm (Casal Branco, in Almeirim) where they have used Xiwara as breeding stallion. Here Rex & Lee had another young stallion trained, and he is for sale.
And almost all their horses are for sale.
On this my second visit to the land of Lusitanos, I went back without any doubt that I will get a Lusitano for breeding and classical dressage, some day. This horse breed is for me.
When I was in Évora I bought a traditional Portuguese saddle. If you are interested in buying Portuguese Equstrian equiptment and Spanish - then e-mail me.
I hope to promote the Lusitano, with this homepage and with helping eventual Lusitano buyers to my contact, Rex & Lee Henry in Portugal.
I really believe that the Iberian horse is the horse of the future. They have the beauty and harmony, that is a delight to look at and these horses love to move and perform their best for their riders.
Rex & Lee Henry
colts have there own area and the mare and fillies
on the farm near the small village Aldeia de João Pires,
And the older colt Nador, he's the full brother of the winning dressage stallion Jerezano, was trained at Morgado Lusitano Training Center.
The brood mares are Alteza (white) and her daughter Hazarra
they are both approved for breeding and registered in
With the dam Hazarra and the future sire Leon (after approvel) they’ll try to bred black foals in the future.
Rex likes to ride the mares as well, which is not that common in Portugal.
His been known to transport horses him self, to
Jerezano, Nador Oriana and others, with Lee’s brand, have
shown promise in dressage competitions. Horses
with her brand tend to be finer and more elegant (“d’Andrade and other
well known bloodlines).