Capriole Farms will be hosting ANCCE spring revision
We are excited to be chosen as one of the sites for the ANCCE spring revision tour. Exact dates to be determined but will be somewhere between end of April and beginning of May. You must submit the horses you wish to revise via USPREA by March 15th. Capriole has stalls available on a first come, first serve basis. If we get 15 horses to attend there is no fee other than the revision application. If less than 15 the travel, hotel, and food costs of the ANCCE veterinarian will be divided between owners of horses attending. Please contact me if you are interested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capriole Farms was established in 2003 with a focus on the training and sales of dressage horses. In 2014 we reopened as Cariole Farms PRE with an added mission of breeding the PRE or Pura Raza Espanola or Pure Spanish Horse. We wanted to find horses that were true to type with the movement for international dressage. After owning and working with the Iberian horse for over twenty years, we set off to Spain in 2013 in search of the perfect horse. We purchased two magnificent stallions,Pirata XXXIII and LC Galanton followed by two special mares, Rusa XV and Guitera. We look forward to our first foal in 2015.
Pirata XXXIII is an incredible 2009 PRE buckskin stallion. He stands 16.1 and is very correct and true to type. His bloodlines include Military, Bocado, Escalera, Conde Munoz, Romero Benitez and Terry lines. Pirata has the Bocado bump which is a small flap of cartilage located where is forelock meets his forhead. The "bump" is considered by some to indicate purity of the breed. We chose Pirata not only for his conformation but for his exceptional temperament and movement. He will compete in 2015 in the FEI Dressage 6 Year Old class. Please visit his page and learn more about this exceptional young horse.
Galanton is exceptional in every way. He stands an imposing 16.2 and comes from the top bloodlines in Spain, Escalera and Yeguada Military. He is out of a Europea J.F. a Qualified mare and by Antonillo a Recommended Proven Producer. This horse has the movement and mind to compete in international dressage. It has truly been a joy to watch this horse progress in his training and we anticipate a successful 2015 show season with the special stallion. Please visit his page to learn more about Galanton.
What is the PRE?
PRE stands for Pura Raza Espanola or in English, "the Pure Spanish Horse". The PRE Horse is the national treasure of Spain and represents a rich history going back thousands of years. Often referred to as the Andalusian, although today only those horses who have been revised by certified Spanish veterinarians and possess a Spanish Carta are recognized as a legitimate PRE horse. The Spanish horse is easily recognized as one of the most noble and beautiful breeds in the world. Known for their strength, agility, and most importantly, their docile temperament. Truly the horse of kings, and king of horses.
Our PRE Consultants in Spain
We extend our deepest gratitude to Viktoria Sandberg of Vikinga PRE and Javier Villard of Horses PRE. They are responsible for finding these magnificent stallions in addition to our foundation mares Our special thanks to Viktoria Sandberg for personally finding us our two stallions and our mare Rusa XV. Viktoria is a breeder of the PRE in Spain, with two qualified stallions and incredible mares, she is a FEI competitor and trainer, and an international Iberian horse sales expert. It is hard to find this resume in another broker in Spain. Please visit www.horsespreviktoria.com or Yeguada Vikinga PRE on Facebook.
Our resident trainer is Kate Breiner who has been working with the Andalusian breed for over 20 years. She trains our two stallions as well as breaks our young horses. We were introduced to Britta Johnston in the summer of 2014. Kate was blessed with a beautiful baby boy and Britta began working with our stallions while Kate was on maternity leave. Britta is the Owner and Head Trainer of Britta Johnston International Sport Horses, LLC - www.brittajohnston.org. Britta is a native German where she was trained in Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing and Vaulting. She is an FEI rider and instructor who has over 30 years experience starting young horses and training them through FEI levels. We feel blessed to have partnered with Britta Johnston. She works with Kate and our stallions on a weekly basis along with clinics and occasional training weeks at Britta's farm in Amissville, VA. It is pure joy to witness the progression each week as these stallions continue on their road to the Grand Prix show ring.