The Lusitano Collection® International Horse Auction


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The Lusitano Aficionado

WINTER 2012

 

 

 

Happy New Year Aficionados!  

2012 is here and Interagro Lusitanos is looking forward to a fantastic year.  

 

The Lusitano Collection® International Horse Auction will be held in 2012 at our home farm in Brazil, and will return to the United States in 2013. We are also in the midst of sponsoring another year of the High Score Lusitano Award during the Florida dressage circuit, and hope that you’ll continue to join us as we showcase the Interagro Lusitano! 

IN THIS ISSUE

 

The Mane Line:                    Save the Date           

In The Spotlight:             Zepelim Interagro                              & Vade Mecum Interagro

 

Making Strides:                 Vistor Interagro                                      & Zerbino Interagro                                                   

 

News Bits:              Sabre Interagro & USEF

 

On the Scene

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

 

 

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ON THE SCENE

 

Congratulations to Cherri Reiber and Sargon Interagro!

               Cherri and Sargon Interagro                      

Cherri Reiber and Sargon Interagro, owned by Louis Turkula, were recently named the Adequan/USDF All Breed Champions for Lusitano and Andalusian in the Prix St. Georges Open division and Reserve Champions in the Intermediaire I Open division.  The pair scored a 65.197% in the Prix St. Georges and a 63.553% in the Intermediaire I.  Congratulations to Cherri and Sargon for their impressive performances!

 

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Lusitano Stallion Batistuta V.O. is Two-for-Two in Winning the Interagro Lusitanos High Score Award

Carmen Franco and Batistuta V.O

Nan Sexton’s handsome Lusitano Batistuta V.O. rode into the winner’s circle at the Wellington Classic Holiday Challenge, winning the USEF First/Second Level Test of Choice class with a 70.968%. Ridden by trainer Carmen Franco, the stallion’s score also helped him win the High Score Lusitano Award, sponsored by Interagro Lusitanos. This was the second time that Franco and Batistuta won the award, following victory at the Gold Coast Dressage Association Fall Fling in November. Those two shows were the first two shows for Batistuta ever, and such success is an excellent way to start out a competitive career. 

The High Score Lusitano Award recognizes the highest scoring Lusitano at select dressage shows and will continue during the 2012 Florida dressage season. “I do enjoy the Lusitano breed,” said Carmen. “This was Batistuta’s second show and there is no way to describe him except awesome. He’s a very talented and athletic horse with great gaits. He’s only six years old, but he is fun to ride and has lots of positive energy. I think the future will take him to the FEI level.” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 THE MANE LINE                                                                                                 

Save the Date – June 23, 2012! Interagro Lusitanos to Host Lusitano Collection® International Horse Auction in Brazil 

The date has been set!  This year’s Lusitano Collection® International Horse Auction will take place on June 23, 2012, at Interagro Lusitanos in Brazil.  The success of the auction in the United States and the blossoming popularity of the Interagro Lusitano prompted the organizers to host the auction in Brazil in 2012.  The Collection will return to the US every other year, giving guests the opportunity to visit Brazil and experience Interagro’s unique and unparalleled equestrian culture.  Interagro Lusitanos is set among 1,200 acres of lush tropical landscape and Interagro’s selection of Lusitanos at auction have been bred and chosen for their movement, trainability, and talent for competitive endeavors.

The 2012 Lusitano Collection® International Horse Auction will allow prospective buyers to immerse themselves in everything Lusitano while enjoying an insider’s glimpse at the Interagro operation and selecting their ideal horse.  “Our farm has a unique history and as a private business, we are not open to the public,” said Cecilia Gonzaga.  “We have loved hosting the auctions in Wellington, but so many people have shown an interest in visiting Interagro that we decided to move the auction back to Brazil.  The 2004 and 2005 Collections were held in Brazil, and all of the horses are bred and trained here, so the 2012 collection will be a new angle for those who have been with us in the United States.  The truly unique aspect of holding the auction on the breeding farm is that every buyer will have the chance to see their prospect’s sire, dam, relatives, and meet the people that have handled and trained that horse since it was foaled.  This ‘living pedigree’ combined with Interagro’s unparalleled selection of Lusitanos and unique equestrian culture offers visitors an exceptional experience and buying opportunity.”

IN THE SPOTLIGHT      

 

Pia Aragão riding Zepelim Interagro

Two Interagro Lusitanos Help Trainer Pia Aragão To Win 2011 Brazilian Dressage Championship 

 

Interagro Lusitanos is proud to announce that their head trainer, Pia Aragão, has won the 2011 Brazilian Dressage Championship aboard a number of Interagro’s horses. Pia piloted Zepelim Interagro and Vade Mecum Interagro to a number of recent successes, which helped her clinch the title. Pia won the Fourth Level and Prix St. Georges Divisions with Zepelim and the Intermediaire I Freestyle with Vade Mecum, scoring a 67.952%. These results boosted her to the 2011 Brazilian Championship. 

 

 

“We are thrilled Pia has captured the Brazilian Championship, a feat she accomplished in 1999 and from 2002 to 2008,” said Cecilia Gonzaga. “These successful show results highlight how the Interagro Lusitano has the talent, movement, and temperament to compete and win at the FEI level. We are thrilled by Zepelim and Vade Mecum’s scores and look forward to seeing them compete in the future.” 

 

 

MAKING STRIDES

                          

Cherri Reiber rides Zerbino Interagro while driving Vistor Interagro at Equine Affaire in Massachusetts:  photo by M&A Photography

Two Interagro Lusitanos Perform Tandem Driving At Equine Affaire  

 

A pair of Interagro Lusitanos represented their home farm during the Equine Affaire in Massachusetts in November, where Cherri Reiber presented a tandem driving demonstration during the event. Cherri’s tandem driving is a crowd pleaser; she rides one horse and drives another in front, showing off upper level movements including the piaffe, passage, flying changes and the spectacular Spanish walk all set to music. 

 

 

Performing at the Equine Affaire is a prestigious accomplishment, and the horses showed their poise and willing attitude despite wildly screaming fans, loud music, and spotlights. Interagro’s booth at Equine Affaire was inundated with fans interested in learning more about the two Interagro Lusitanos: Vistor Interagro, a bay stallion, and Zerbino Interagro, a grey gelding. Equine Affaire guests took advantage of an up close look at these two talented Interagro horses.

NEWS BITS

  


Sabre Interagro: photo by Itapuã Stud Farm

Interagro Lusitano Stars in Commercial and International Campaign for Princess Barbie

 

Sabre Interagro, a gorgeous gray Lusitano bred by Interagro Lusitanos, is the star of a Brazilian commercial and international campaign for the Princess Barbie™ Doll from Mattel. In the 60-second commercial, Sabre Interagro proves that fairy tales do come true as he recreates the famous scene in which a handsome prince rescues a princess while mounted on a splendid white horse. 

 

Sabre Interagro shows off his star power in the Brazilian commercial when he gallops onto the scene carrying the prince who spots three beautiful princesses. Following a scene in which Sabre Interagro rears — complete with fog and the sound of a whinny from Sabre — the prince swoops one of the lovely ladies onto the back of Sabre Interagro and they ride off together.

 

“Interagro is thrilled to see one of our own horses in the commercial. We sold Sabre Interagro at our 2002 foal auction and was later sold to Mr. Ricardo Brum Marantes, his present owner. Sabre is a gorgeous Lusitano and a wonderful example of the strength and beauty of the breed.  He is the also the son of my beloved Faraó. Sabre is the perfect horse for the prince to ride in the commercial,” said Cecilia.

 

 

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Interagro Lusitanos Sponsors Breakfast During USEF Convention 

 

Interagro continued their support of the equestrian community by kicking of 2012 with a number of show sponsorships and High Score Lusitano awards. During the second week of January, they were also Bronze sponsors at the USEF Convention, which included headlining the Thursday morning breakfast. An informative video about Interagro Lusitanos, brochures, and information about the upcoming 2012 Lusitano Collection International Horse auction greeted attendees. The timing couldn’t have been better as the breakfast was followed by the Andalusian/Lusitano Annual USEF meeting.

 

 

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