The stud operates from the Herdade da Tramagueira, in the municipal and county district of Beja, Portugal, as an agricultural operation geared to cattle, sheep and Lusitano purebred horse breeding activities, with great landscape and environmental principles. The stud’s various areas of permanent meadowland, both unirrigated and irrigated, provide ideal conditions for our animals’ proper development.
The stud has eight own brand Lusitano mares, riden, with almost all of the breeding stock being daughters and granddaughters of NILO (M.V.) and OPUS 72 (M.V.) and with a inbreeding programme in the bloodline of FIRME (SA). All have the VEIGA bloodline.
The following horses, who have proved themselves to be outstanding at the highest levels of the Lusitano breed, predominate in terms of our animals’ genealogy: NILO (M.V.), OPUS72 (M.V.), XAQUIRO (Quina), FIRME (S.A.), UNIVERSO (M.V.), ZELADOR (M.A.C.), ELEITO (M.A.C.), SPARTACUS (CSM), CAMPEADOR (CSM), IMPOSSÍVEL (BN), SOBERANO (GUB), HOSTIL (JGB), DON SOBERANO MT (MT), GRAN SOBERANO MT (MT), FADO DR (DR) and ESCORIAL (BAR). We have concentrated on a painstakingly strict selection of stallions/broodmares, with the aim of breeding good natured horses with high levels of functionality, typicality, dimension, physical structure and slenderness, while never disregarding the main characteristic which make the Lusitano such an unrivalled horse: RIDEABILITY.
Our endeavours have been rewarded by several prizes in Model and Movements competitions at the International Lusitano Purebred Festival, Golegã Fair, Expoégua, Ponte de Lima Fair, International Lusitano Championships in different countries, as well as in England, in the Royal Windsor Show, in adition to several horses with outstanding performances in dressage events and bullfighting.
Three of the current ex - libris of the stud , and the prove that the strategy that has been followed is the correct one, are the stallions DON SOBERANO do MT, recommended stallion **** by APSL, 4 times gold and one time silver and that is now in a importante dressage project with the International Rider Maria Moura Caetano, GRAN SOBERANO do MT, earner of several awards in model and movements and that is now also in a importante dressage project with the Olympic Rider Miguel Ralão Duarte and also, HÁBIL do MT, ridden also by Maria Caetano Couceiro and starting a dressage career.
Some of our horses are already being followed in order to integrate some important projects in the area of sport.
Most of our horses have been sold to other countries, mainly to Germany, Austria, Spain, France, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, USA, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland and England. The Stud is provided with two arenas, exterior and interior, a dressage carrière with 20x60m, as well as a set of fourteen boxes, several padocks, exterior parks with high-quality pastures and still several areas of social and recreational support.