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Thanks Rebecca Raede for the video!

Congratulations to Nola Foulston, owner of Bendito III in Wichita, Kansas for her terrific article in Andalusian Magazine. She reported on her fantastic trip to Spain. (See Issue 3, 2010)

Congratulations to Landame and Rebecca Raede for winning the division championship at their first hunter jumper show at El Sueno Equestrian Center, October 2010. Landame is a beautiful mare offered for sale and currently competing in child-adult amateur divisions.

Landame, Rebecca Raede, Tom Valter

Ursula Dos Pinhais, a Lusitano mare, trained to drive by Tom. . .

Have you been watching the WEG dressage competition?  The Lusitanos and Andalusians are well represented by many countries. Brazil brought their famous Lusitano stallion “Portugal” and Spain brought their “Fuego II” who got nearly 74%.

Brazil continued their team with Lusitanos and Spain had more Andalusians and, if I remember, one Lusitano. In addition, Australia came with a Do Retiro Lusitano (from Villa Do Retiro where many of our horses were bred.) Another name familiar was Dos Pinhais, the breeder who bred our horse Ursula, and our young mare Amaretta has the breeding from this farm.

Amaretta

Amaretta, 5-yr-old Lusitano mare out of Dos Pinhais' stallion Paladium JHF

Tom Valter, riding Ultriz Interagro, are the 2009 United States Dressage Federation All-Breeds Champions at Prix St. George for International Andalusian Lusitano Horse Association. The pair ranked 15 in the United States for all breeds and all organizations. Congratulations!