Posts in Evaluation & Selection
What to Look For In a Dressage Horse

“I've changed my mind about what I look for in dressage prospects. Like most people, I started out thinking that I wanted a horse with exceptional thrust and air time in his stride; that aspect was most important.” Excellent article by Anne Gribbons on what to look for in a dressage prospect by Anne Gribbons, a FEI "O" judge, and USEF "S" dressage and sport horse breed judge. Find out what to look for in a dressage horse and why a big mover might not be your ideal partner.

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Brood Mare Evaluation

Hechizo VG (Joyero Salvatella x Venezolana II, Yeguada Velasco Gonzales 2010), 3 years/años

As a part of the objective to breed PRE dressage horses for high-level competition, Yeguada CavalReal contrasts brood mares to confirm which ones are the most suitable. Some of the factors evaluated are temperament, movements and strength.

Here you can see Hechizo VG, one of the first generation of Yeguada CavalReal brood mares in a clinic with a leading Spanish dressage trainer. Hechizo is three years old here, and just recently under saddle.

In the evaluations carried out by your team of dressage professionals, it has quickly become apparent that together with her sister Hiedra VG, Hechizo VG has some of the best movements we have seen in a PRE mare.

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Contrasting of the Mares

Gala VG | Mariscal XLIX x Camelia XXII, 2009 | Bay Pura Raza Española (PRE) Mare, 3 years/años, 16.3 hh/170 cm.

Yeguada CavalReal is a small-scale breeder of quality PRE Dressage horses. The stud farm takes great care to contrast the mares to confirm they are suitable for sport horse breeding in terms of functionality and temperament.

These photos show Gala VG, one of the first generation of Yeguada CavalReal brood mares, just recently under saddle.

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