USLA Inspection Results, Fall 2023
|September 25, 2023 – ONTARIO|
|263485||M||JANOTA DO OLIVAL||AUGUSTO JOSE CARVALHO P. NORBERTO, ENG.||ELIO LEAL||66.75 APPROVED|
|378000||F||GERALDINA (USA)||GEORGE A. MARTINS||CANADIAN LUSITANOS||68 APPROVED|
|378002||F||OASIS (CAN)||CANADIAN LUSITANOS||CANADIAN LUSITANOS||70 APPROVED|
|378003||F||PIPOCA (CAN)||CANADIAN LUSITANOS||CANADIAN LUSITANOS||71.5 APPROVED|
|September 26, 2023 – QUEBEC|
|323920||M||OLYMPE KEBERICA(CAN||KEBERICA||FRANCIS MARTEL||69.25 APPROVED|
|336526||M||PRODIGIO MVL||COUDELARIA DO MONTE VELHO||MICHEL PAULIN/KEBERICA||71.5 APPROVED|
|346394||F||QHARMA KEBERICA(CAN||KEBERICA||KEBERICA||73.5 APPROVED|
|339124||F||POETA KEBERICA (CAN||KEBERICA||MAUDE LAVOIE-ANGLEHART||69.5 APPROVED|
|363493||F||POETICA BF (USA)||THE BLUEBERRY FARM||KHRISTINE PICOTTE||70.25 APPROVED|
|327923||F||ORQUESTA DC (USA)||RAFAEL CHAVEZ MONZON/HARAS CAVALEIROS||JULIE TREMBLAY||71 APPROVED|
|September 27, 2023 – ALBERTA|
|333201||M||POLO DOS JERÓNIMOS||FRANCELINO GOMES DA SILVA||JILL BARRON||68.5 APPROVED|
|355733||F||HIAWATHA TMR (CAN)||THE MCBRIDE RANCH LTD||COOS LUSITANOS||71.25 APPROVED|
|327927||F||ODISEA DC (USA)||RAFAEL CHAVEZ MONZON/HARAS CAVALEIROS||TANYA JANGULA||75.5 APPROVED|
|309446||F||MALAGA DC (USA)||RAFAEL CHAVEZ MONZON/HARAS CAVALEIROS||TANYA JANGULA||76 APPROVED|
|353150||F||OLYMPIA SUCANDI(BRZ||SUCANDI - CAVALOS DO BRASIL||HEALING WITH HORSES CANADA||65 APPROVED|
|September 28, 2023 – OREGON|
|329005||F||OTIMA OC||COUDELARIA ORTIGÃO COSTA||KENTON WRIGHT||75 APPROVED|
|319163||F||OUSADIA||GEORGES MALLERONI||KENTON WRIGHT||68 APPROVED|
|344984||F||QUETA||JOÃO CARLOS PEREIRA||SARA PERKINS - WAY STATION FARM||69 APPROVED|
|343704||F||QUIETA LD (SPA)||FINCA DA DONAIRA, S.L.||SARA PERKINS||73.25 APPROVED|
|September 28 & 29, 2023 – CALIFORNIA||NIN||Sex||Name||Breeder||Owner||Result|
|255780||M||INTOCAVEL ARETE(BRZ||IGED S/C LDA||KIM JOHAN NASS||69.75 APPROVED|
|343380||M||MALIBU (USA)||GEORGE A. MARTINS||GEORGE A. MARTINS||66.5 APPROVED|
|343381||M||NANI (USA)||GEORGE A. MARTINS||GEORGE A. MARTINS||72 APPROVED|
|353158||M||QUIMONO II||MANUEL CALHEIROS BRAGA, ENG.||GEORGE A. MARTINS||68.75 APPROVED|
|379089||F||QUARENTENA (USA)||GEORGE A. MARTINS||GEORGE A. MARTINS||74.25 APPROVED|
|379090||F||QUICAS (USA)||GEORGE A. MARTINS||GEORGE A. MARTINS||72.75 APPROVED|
|377811||F||QUIZOMBA (USA)||GEORGE A. MARTINS||GEORGE A. MARTINS||69.75 APPROVED|
|329002||F||OCULTA OC||COUDELARIA ORTIGÃO COSTA||CASA DO NOBLE-MICHELLE CLARKE||72 APPROVED|
|September 30, 2023 – UTAH|
|377767||F||IDOLA DE HAWK (USA)||JAZ RANCH LLC||JAZ RANCH LLC||60 DISAPPROVED|
|377765||F||INGENUE DE HAWK(USA||JAZ RANCH LLC||JAZ RANCH LLC||70.5 APPROVED|
|349551||F||QUASAR HALCONE(USA)||JAZ RANCH LLC||JAZ RANCH LLC||75 APPROVED|
|353052||F||QUIMEIRA LP (BEL)||LUSITANO LP||JENNY L BADUA||71.75 APPROVED|
|October 1, 2023 - TEXAS|
|377984||M||MORANTE DC (USA)||RAFAEL CHAVEZ MONZON/HARAS CAVALEIROS||CARLOS SANCHEZ GARFIAS||60 DISAPPROVED|
|246348||M||GLITER DO RETIRO(BR||EDUARDO FISCHER||BARBARA BARRIOS||69.5 APPROVED|
|292595||F||INDIANA DC (USA)||RAFAEL CHAVEZ MONZON/HARAS CAVALEIROS||RUTILO FERNANDO||74.5 APPROVED|
|309445||F||MADEIRA DC (USA)||RAFAEL CHAVEZ MONZON/HARAS CAVALEIROS||RUTILO FERNANDO||73.25 APPROVED|
|379091||F||DEM TRINA (USA)||RAY AND VITORIA MORRIS||LISE LEMAY CORLETT||66 APPROVED|
|379092||F||I-DEM KAMEIA (USA)||RAY AND VITORIA MORRIS||LISE LEMAY CORLETT||66.75 APPROVED|
|October 2, 2023 - FLORIDA|
|347853||F||QALISTA TR (USA)||JUDY C. TALTON||JUDY C. TALTON||73 APPROVED|
|347854||F||QERA TR (USA)||JUDY C. TALTON||JUDY C. TALTON||69.75 APPROVED|
|351303||F||QUINA II HI (BRZ)||VALLEBELLA PARTICIPAÇÕES LTDA||SHARON MADERE||74 APPROVED|
|352994||F||FARAINHA RER (USA)||TARA DAHNKE||MELISSA MOTE||68.5 APPROVED|
|373994||F||HEMERA M (USA)||SUSAN AMBROSE-ANDALUSIANS DE MYTHOS||TINA CRISTIANI VEDER||66.5 APPROVED|
|357582||F||QUINA DEL PICO (COL||GUSTAVO PICO||IRON SPRING FARM, INC||74.25 APPROVED|
|October 3, 2023 – MASSACHUSETTS|
|377961||M||PANACHE CL (USA)||JORGE GABRIEL- CASA LUSITANA||RICHARD DYKIEL||65.5 DISAPPROVED|
|October 4, 2023 – ILLINOIS|
|319667||F||OMARRA V.O(BRZ)||JOSE VICTOR OLIVA JUNIOR||DANCING HOOFBEATS-SARAH SEXTON||71.5 APPROVED|
|278453||F||JAPU DB (BRZ)||DOMINIQUE BARBIER||DANCING HOOFBEATS-SARAH SEXTON||67.25 APPROVED|
|377996||F||QUERIDA SES (USA)||DANCING HOOFBEATS-SARAH SEXTON||DANCING HOOFBEATS-SARAH SEXTON||74 APPROVED|
|377997||F||QUISODA SES (USA)||DANCING HOOFBEATS-SARAH SEXTON||DANCING HOOFBEATS-SARAH SEXTON||70 APPROVED|
|377998||F||PEREGRINA SES (USA)||DANCING HOOFBEATS-SARAH SEXTON||DANCING HOOFBEATS-SARAH SEXTON||70.25 APPROVED|
|October 5 & 6, 2023 – TENNESSEE|
|312046||M||MANZANARES (SPA)||FRANCISCO MEDINA ARANDA||CARLOS ADELINO SANTOS CARNEIRO||70.25 APPROVED|
|292087||M||MISTRAL||MANUEL CALHEIROS BRAGA, ENG.||WASATCH LUSITANOS, LLC||71.5 REINSPECTED|
|324012||M||OPUS||MANUEL MENDES D ASSUNÇÃO COIMBRA - CABEÇ||WASATCH LUSITANOS, LLC||70 APPROVED|
|348674||M||PALADIN (USA)||WASATCH LUSITANOS, LLC||WASATCH LUSITANOS, LLC||67.25 APPROVED|
|350722||F||QUADRA (USA)||WASATCH LUSITANOS, LLC||WASATCH LUSITANOS, LLC||69.75 APPROVED|
|347293||F||QUE-PEROLA (USA)||WASATCH LUSITANOS, LLC||WASATCH LUSITANOS, LLC||74.5 APPROVED|
|350723||F||QUERIDA (USA)||WASATCH LUSITANOS, LLC||WASATCH LUSITANOS, LLC||70.5 APPROVED|
|347290||F||QUILHA (USA)||WASATCH LUSITANOS, LLC||WASATCH LUSITANOS, LLC||74.5 APPROVED|
|350720||F||QUIMERA (USA)||WASATCH LUSITANOS, LLC||WASATCH LUSITANOS, LLC||81.5 APPROVED|
|350718||F||QUIMICA (USA)||WASATCH LUSITANOS, LLC||MR LUSITANOS||70.25 APPROVED|
|363312||F||QUEEN DRESS TOP(USA||RODRIGO GUEDES DA CUNHA||WRIGHTS GATE LLC||69.5 APPROVED|
Q and A: Interview with Dressage Rider Tyra Vernon
Tyra and Hadrian at the USLA Kyra Kyrklund Master Class. Photo Credit Lusitano World/Rita Vitorino
Tyra Vernon is a the owner and operator of a large training facility in Ocala, Florida called BREC Dressage. Vernon's training program is on the map not only for her great success as a competitor in the show ring but also for the success of her students in the FEI Levels. Tyra states that the majority of her students are mounted on Lusitanos and says about the breed "It's wonderful to have such steady and kind horses for my people to learn on and enjoy!". USLA interviewed Tyra to learn more about her history and her special partnership with Hadrian Interagro..
Where are you from and how did you learn to ride?
I’m originally from northern Wisconsin, right up on the south shore of Lake Superior. I learned to ride from a very small barn owned by Roger Jeagar. His son, Tom, took dressage lessons from Fred Kappler and then transferred his learnings to me eventually. I was very young but wanted to learn as much as I could. I was 5 when I started lessons and then 7 when my Grandpa bought me my first horse for $500.00. Over the next several years I rode that horse in everything I could possibly do: 4-H, local shows, dressage lessons and experimenting on my own.
Photo Credit Q2 Photography
What was your first memory of the Lusitano horse?
My first memory of a Lusitano horse is still very vivid. I was at a dressage show in Apopka, Fl (Orlando)) and I saw this amazing gray horse canter down between the aisles of the barns we were stabled at. I caught sight of his show number and instantly looked up his info on the show brochure. His name was Sargon Interagro ridden by Jennifer Schuck. I was jaw dropped by the way he sat in his gaits and yet had amazing extensions. I was instantly in love with this horse! It was years later that Jennifer Schuck moved down to Ocala, 1.5 miles from my farm, and was interested in buying a GP horse I had. So, she invited Peter Van Borst to come take a look at the horse and that’s when my Lusitano journey really began. Peter told me all about Interagro Lusitanos, which he worked for at the time. Remembering Sargoon I knew this farm had great prospects! Together Peter and I imported 13 Lusitanos in two years. The Lusitano mission was on!
During that time, I imported Hadrian Interagro. I knew he was special, so I kept him for myself. Hadrian is very unique in his expressive gaits and his love for work. He's always been a team player. The combination of his work ethic and athletic ability allowed us to climb up the levels from 1st level to GP in just a few years.
Tyra and Hadrian in competition.
What are the challenges of competing and training the Lusitano? What are the advantages?
As a rider I find the most important is to keep the horses happy and fit enough to do the job you're asking them to do. I do not drill the horses day after day doing the same repetitive work. I like to keep my training sessions interesting by doing some cross training with poles and riding in the field. I encourage the horses to find their own natural balance and allow them to be playful within their gaits. I think that’s the really fun part, seeing what they offer and developing it! I think the over the back connection to the bit can be challenging with the Lusitanos, I know I have struggled with that with Hadrian. It took quite some time for him to be strong enough to stay connected, keep his back up and neck down within transitions. It is still a work in progress! The other challenge is the length of stride in the walk and extended canter. It’s very hard to not lose points in the ring when the walk is not over-tracking and then some tension can bring the walk score down further. They tend to get quick instead of gaining more ground cover. The advantages are the natural collection they can so easily offer, the tendency to stay forward and the fabulous mind! Definitely a horse you can count on to be there for you.
Do you have a favorite memory of riding or competing the Lusitano?
My favorite memory with Hadrian is entering our first CDI together at the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, FL. It is very hard to be competitive against the field of fancy warmbloods but we held our own. My goal is to continue to improve our performance and scores in the international ring and work toward being as close to the top as possible! This breed deserves to be in that kind of spotlight!
Lusitanos Shine at The Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding
Xa do Retiro and Therapeutic Team
While predominantly known for their athleticism in the international dressage circuit and the bullfighting ring, the Lusitano is finding another niche serving a large community of riders in a therapeutic riding program.
The Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding is located in San Juan Capistrano, CA and is known worldwide for its excellence in therapeutic equestrian programs. Due to the generosity of donors, The Shea Center has acquired 2 Lusitano horses, Terra Santa HM and Xa do Retiro. USLA spoke with The Shea Center CEO, Dana Butler-Moburg about her experience with the breed.
Dana’s opening statement about Terra Santa and Xa do Retiro was simple, exclaiming “They are both Rockstars”. She elaborated, stating that both horses fully embody the breed characteristics with their sensibility, intellect, and kindness. Both horses display excellent trainabilty allowing them to easily acclimate when introduced to wheelchairs and medical equipment, loud noises, or abrupt movement from the rider. Dana says “the Lusitanos' high level of sensitivity makes them ideal partners for clients who may be unclear in their aids.” With big gentle movement, the Lusitano can be utilized for riders who would otherwise be unable to experience movement independently such as walking. Clients may have their first sensation of walking on the back of Xa Do Retiro and Terra Santa under the guidance of skilled occupational therapists.
Terra Santa HM and Xa do Retiro participate in a broad range of programs offered by The Shea Center’s professional staff. The Shea Center offers physical, occupational and speech therapy programs as well as adaptive riding lessons for more than 800 clients each year. The two horses have been particularly helpful in The Shea Center’s programs for combat veterans with PTSD as the horses deliver decisive feedback for the clients on their approach, emotional state and energy.
Xa do Retiro and Combat Veteran
Xa do Retiro was imported by Alexandra Dees as a 2 year old from Villa do Retiro in Brazil. He was trained by husband, Eric Youngberg and utilized as a ranch horse. Alexandra says “Xa has a fantastic mind and is a classic example of how versatile and generous Lusitano horses are. He completely understands his mission with the kids. He can do anything and shift gears so easily.”
Terra Santa HM was imported for Alexandra’s breeding program in 2004 from Haras Modelo in Brazil. She was trained by Eric Youngberg, sold, and competed very successfully in dressage, reining and even as a hunter. She has been on loan to The Shea Center for many years now where she is an incredibly popular horse in the program. Terra Santa is described as a gentle, big hearted, and a sweet mare.
Tessa Santa HM and friend, Abigail
Horses at the Shea Center receive exceptional care including equine massage and chiropractic, dental, veterinary care from a fabulous team, and lots of quality exercise from skilled riders. If you would like to consider donating a sound horse with no vices please contact the Shea Center at 949-240-8441 x109.
If you would like to learn more about The Shea Center follow the link below.
Photo Credit to Brian Carter of PixelThat! Photography
APSL Public Studbook
Search Tips & Tricks
Did you know you can look up any APSL registered horse anytime in the public studbook?
You can find the official public studbook in English on the official APSL website by following this link:
The public studbook offers a lot of useful information for breeders, owners and buyers. You can search for a specific horse by the horse’s name, NIN (National Identification Number), microchip or UELN (Universal Equine Life Number). You can also search for a list of horses within certain parameters like inspection score, merit, recommended or functional breeder status, age, sex, even coat color.
When you find the horse you are looking for, you will find their Breeder, Current Owner, Date of Birth, Color, NIN (National Identification Number), Birth Book inscription number (LN/LG N) and if the horse has been inspected and approved for breeding, their Adult Book number (LA/LG A) with full grading breakdown, along with any progeny the horse may have.
The studbook will also list if a horse is a Merit, Recommended or Functional Breeder. You can see an example of this pictured below with Riopele, who is both a Merit and Recommended Breeder in Dressage. (Follow up article on Merit, Recommended and Functional Breeders coming soon!)
In contrast, you should be able to see when a horse has failed inspection in most instances. This will either be listed on the pedigree as “Reprobate” in a yellow bar underneath their name or you may see a score listed, but there is no Adult Book number (LA/LG A). Some older horses prior to the system update may not have either of these and only have a Birth Book number (LN/LG N), so you must be careful. Remember, if there is no Adult Book number listed (LA/LG A) the horse’s offspring may NOT be eligible for registration, which is either because the horse has not been presented for inspected yet or has failed inspection. Offspring from horses waiting to be inspected, can be eligible for registration in the future after the parent has been approved for breeding, keep in mind BOTH parents must be approved. Offspring from horses that have failed inspection are never able to be registered with APSL. In these instances, it’s best to check with USLA if there is any question of eligibility at all and we can confirm this information with you.If a horse has been entered into the studbook but is not fully registered, this horse will have a NIN (National Identification Number) but will not have a Birth Book number (LN/LG N). You will see below their name in red “Animal not registered yet”. These horses are either just pending inscription or there may be an issue with their registration documents such as DNA. So, an NIN alone does NOT mean the horse is fully registered, they must have a Birth Book number (LN/ LGN). At USLA we can confirm the status of a horse's registration with you.
Can’t find the horse you are looking for?
If you are unable to find a horse, it may be because the horse’s name listed in the public studbook has been shortened, so it may not come up if you search for the horse's full name. A way around this is trying a search for one of the horse's parents, or even grandparents and following the pedigree down through the list of Progeny. You can find the Progeny tab next to the Score tab (pictured below). Riopele for example has 376 progeny registered, which can be further sorted by Name, Sex, Birth Year, Score and Breeder. By selecting the horse's NIN it will bring you to their profile.
The reason names are shortened is because the electronic system is only able to take so many characters and the country of birth outside of Portugal is always listed at the end of the name. For the United States you will see it listed as (USA) or (EUA) and for Canada (CAN). The horse's official full name is always documented internally at APSL.