Quitadora II (EE AA CrCr)
As a three year old in Spain
Sire: Virrey PM
Dam: Latina XXXIX
2015 Aztec Luz Dorada perlino filly by Baturro PM
2017 Aztec Imprevista perlino filly by Currante VI
Quitadora II is a rare perlino (double cream dilute) bred by Las Cadenas in Madrid in 2000. She was graded APTO in Spain in early 2014, gaining high marks for her exceptional movement.
She is by the Paco Marti stallion Virrey PM, (now exported to Nicaragua & by the most famous double dilute Spanish horse - Revoltoso XXIX) and her dam Latina XXXIX is by Clavijo, who I had the privilege to meet on my first visit to Las Cadenas last year. Latina is a granddaughter of the outstanding Bocado stallion Atlantico 1981 (by the great Revoltoso VIII).
She will always produce a buckskin when crossed with a bay, black or chestnut stallion.
Estanquera A (ee Crcr)
Sire: Claudio Vives
Dam: Perla XLII
2017 Aztec Iconico cremello colt by Pomelo V
2018 Naranjo chestnut colt by Pomelo V
2019 Aztec Chillido chestnut colt by Pomelo V
A 15.3 APTO palomino PRE mare bred by Ganaderia Antares SL in 2010.
Jointly owned by us & Sue Taylor of Silverbrooke Andalusians.
Sue and I imported 'Esta' in 2016 and we couldn't be more delighted with her. Not only is she very beautiful, but she has an amazingly kind temperament and loves attention.
Her sire, Claudio Vives, is one of only thirty stallions to be chosen by Alvaro Domecq Romero to appear in his book, Historical and Current Stallions of the Purebred Spanish Horse. Esta also appears in the list of his progeny. Both his parents are from the famous Paco Marti stud, who are well known for producing quality dilute horses.
Her dam's lines are Terry, Osborne, Military, Baones and Boloix, amongst others, and contain many famous horses of the breed.
She has already bred two foals in Spain and has produced a spectacular cremello colt for us in 2017.
Sold Dec 2016
Sire: Olimpico XVI
Dam: Organza II
2004 grey PRE mare (imported from Spain)
2009 Aztec Adelita grey (bay) filly by Rumboso XLIII
Although pure Cartujano, Tuna was bred from both sides of her parents to produce dressage competing stock by her well known breeder Yeguada Aimaran. Her dam Organza II is by the multi-champion Calificado GP stallion Ingenioso XX
Bahia XXXI (EE Aa CRcr)
Sire: Dulzon IX
2007 15.1 buckskin mare (imported from Spain)
2011 Aztec Fantasia buckskin filly by Metano III
2012 Aztec Lucero bay colt by Currante VI
2015 Aztec Tigre de Oro buckskin colt by Currante VI
2017 Aztec Medianoche smokey black colt by Currante VI
2020 Aztec Vainilla perlino filly by Currante VI
2022 Aztec Oscura smokey black filly by Currante VI
We were very excited about the addition of Bahia XXXI to the stud back in Nov 2008. She is a rare buckskin by the lovely baroque buckskin stallion, Dulzon IX and out of the black, mainly YM bred mare, Corilha
Dulzon IX was bred by the legendary Hnos Marti Verdi studfarm, and owned by one of the most prestigious PRE studfarms in Spain, Yeguada Can Maynou (owners of Nero II, 3 times Campeon de la Raza of
She has a delightful temperament coupled with a most incredible movement.
We have always been very interested in colour genetics so we?re looking forward to breeding with the cream gene. There are only a handful of PREs in the
Buckskin is often incorrectly called dun. But it is actually a bay horse that carries one copy of the cream gene that dilutes the bay coat and makes a buckskin.
Dulzon IX (below) Corilha (below)
Mariquita CR (EE Aa)
Sire: Churumbel II
Dam: Mill Orgullosa
2000 15.1 dark bay PRE mare EE Aa
2007 Aztec Fiador bay colt by Lengueto V
2008 Aztec Mariposa bay filly by Mill Gravitar
2009 Aztec Diosa dark brown filly by Donado
2010 Aztec Gacela dark brown filly by Donado
2012 Aztec Ultimo bay colt by Currante VI
2014 Aztec Ebano seal brown colt by Currante VI
2015 Aztec Eleodoro buckskin colt by Currante VI
2016 Aztec Incendio smokey black colt by Currante VI
2018 Aztec Azabache smokey black colt by Currante VI
2019 Aztec Elegancia bay filly by Currante VI
2021 Aztec Luchadora bay filly by Currante VI
Mariquita CR is our foundation mare. Both her parents have been very successful competition horses, which is unusual as very few PRE mares compete in ridden classes. Her dam Orgullosa (see photos below) is out of Supreme National Champion Revelacion and by Euclides, a most versatile stallion with many wins including side saddle, working hunter, showjumping & dressage.
Mariquita is by the jet black high school trained stallion, Churumbel II (see Espiritu's page for photo)
Churumbel II is by the famous Hosco of the renowned Terry Stud. His grandsire is the equally famous Descarado II. Hosca, the dam of Hosco, is by Bilbaino III, one of the most important stallions in the history of the breed.
Churumbel II is also a descendant of another excellent bloodline, D Fernando y D Miguel Baones.
He was 3 times ridden champion in the
Aztec Fantasia (EE Aa CRcr)
Sire: Metano III
Dam: Bahia XXXI
2011 15.2 homebred buckskin mare who was graded APTO on 28.05.15.
She is by the movement champion stallion Metano III.
2018 Aztec Despacito bay colt by Currante VI
2020 Aztec Hollinosa buckskin filly by Currante VI
Dam: Alder Pavlova
2012 bay leopard mare who has come back to us in 2020 as a broodmare for our Spanish Spotted Saddle Horse breeding programme, after being in the same home since leaving us a weanling. Pinta was professionally started by Esperanza Dressage and has done some jumping as well as dressage competitions.
A full sister to Aztec Shoshana, we are very excited to see what she will produce for us.
Veguilla (EE AA Gg Prl)
2005 16h grey (bay, pearl carrier) PRE mare EE AA Gg Prl (imported from Spain)
2010 Aztec Quiza grey (bay pearl) filly by MetanoIII
2011 Aztec Perla De Oro cream pearl filly by Metano III
Bred by the prestigious stud of Senorio de la Bariain, Veguilla is one of only a handful of PREs in the
She is a granddaughter of the famous Grand Prix stallion Gaucho III, exported to the
Sire: ENR's Dutch Treat
Dam: Paisano Pebbles
1989 - 2013
14.3 fewspot leopard Appaloosa mare (BApS reg)
2000 Aztecs Nevada blanket spot filly by Espiritu
2001 Aztecs Leopardo blanket spot colt by Espiritu
2002 Aztecs Colorada leopard spot filly by Espiritu
2003 Aztecs Zaffira near leopard filly by Espiritu
2004 Aztecs Shoshana near leopard filly by Espiritu
2005 Aztecs Acuarela lacey blanket filly by Espiritu
2006 Aztecs Campanilla lacey blanket filly by Espiritu
2007 Aztecs Adriana lacey blanket filly by Espiritu
2008 Aztecs Mantilla lacey blanket filly by Espiritu
2009 Aztecs Rocio lacey blanket colt by Espiritu
2011 Aztecs Pascua Dominga lacey blanket filly by Espiritu
2012 Aztecs Pintada near leopard filly by Espiritu
2013 Aztecs Pecosa near leopard filly by Espiritu
Pavlova's sire was imported from the renowned Eagle's Nest Ranch in the
See the Andaloosa page for details of her stunning offspring from Espiritu. This photo was taken in 2011 aged 22 years.
Alder Bandit's Belle (ee Aa)
Sire: Alder Bandit
Dam: Jolie's Blond Baby
1998 15.2 chestnut American Quarter Horse mare ee Aa (AQHA
2002 Aztec Delfin Montana black filly by Espiritu
2007 Aztec Bandido bay colt by Espiritu
2008 Aztec Bandolero black colt by Espiritu
2009 Aztec Sonador bay colt by Espiritu
2010 Aztec Sierra bay filly by Espiritu
2012 Aztec Dakota bay filly by Espiritu
2013 Aztec Vespertino bay colt by Espiritu
Her sire is by the well known stallion Zero Skipkeo and her dam was an imported palomino reining mare, Jolie's Blond Baby.
Dam: Alder Bandit's Belle
2002 15.1 black Azteca mare Ee aa (BAPSH reg)
A stunning dark chocolate (but geneticaly black) daughter of Alder Bandit's Belle and Espiritu.
2014 Aztec Aventurero black colt by Currante VI
2016 Aztec Jovana buckskin filly by Currante VI
2018 Aztec Miriea smokey black filly by Currante VI
Aztec Quimerica (Ee aa Dd Gg)
Sire: Mejicano XXIX (grullo PRE)
Dam: Estrella (PRE x Andalusian)
2006 15.1 greying grullo (black dun) mare 75% PRE 25% Andalusian
She has been bred to be retained as a future broodmare.
Aelis (Ee AA CRcr Zz)
2008 15.3 silver buckskin PRE x Comtois (born in Spain & imported)
2011 Aztec Cremoso buckskin colt by Espiritu
2012 Aztec Silverio bay silver colt by Espiritu
2013 Aztec Amistosa bay filly by Espiritu
2015 Aztec Amazona bay filly by Espiritu
2021 Aztec Trufa buckskin filly by Currante VI
Aelis is an ultra rare silver buckskin, meaning she carries both the cream dilution and also the very rare silver dilution.
The cream gene has diluted what would have been a bay body colour and the silver gene has diluted it yet further, along with her mane and tail and lower legs.
She had to be DNA tested by UC Davis in the
The silver gene is probably the most exotic and unique colour gene in the equine world and is much sought after.
Dam: Alder Pavlova
2004 15.3 dark bay near leopard Andaloosa mare (BApS reg)
2011 Aztec Principe Dante black colt by Donado
2014 Aztec Festivo smokey black colt by Currante VI
2015 Aztec Unico black leopard colt by Currante VI
2016 Aztec Rociando smokey black with Lp colt by Currante VI
2017 Aztec Serendipia buckskin leopard filly by Currante VI
2018 Aztec Leonado buckskin colt by Currante VI
2019 Aztec Curioso bay colt by Currante VI
2020 Aztec Mosaico bay blanket colt by Currante VI
2021 Aztec Danzarina black/smokey bk filly by Currante VI
Shoshana is our stunning homebred mare who has come back to live with us. She has also bred two loudly marked leopard foals for her previous owner, both by an imported leopard Appaloosa stallion.
Kernow Glass Star (Gold champagne American Quarter Horse)
Sire: Ober Star Diamond (gold champagne)
Dam: Glass Eyed Dun It (amber champagne)
2015 Aztec Indiana black filly by Espiritu
We were very pleased with our addition to our Azteca breeding programme back in August 2010.
Kernow Glass Star is a rare gold champagne 2008 Quarter Horse filly (chestnut + champagne gene)
Carat as she is known, is a typical laid back QH with our favourite old bloodlines of Poco Bueno and Hollywood Gold.
On her dams side she has Docs Prescription, Doc Bar, Dry Doc & Hollywood Jac 86. On her sires side is the legendary Three Bars and world champion Peppy San.
I think I am going to have a job to prise this filly from my western-riding husband so I can breed with her!
She has been dna tested as a single champagne so statistically will pass this on 50% of the time. As neither of our boys carry the red gene, her offspring will be the even rarer amber or classic champagne colour.
After being professionally started by Arran Parker (owner of Aztec Quiza & Aztec Emperador), she produced her first foal in 2015.
Sire: Coppice Smarti Drops
Dam: Lambrigg Money Penny
2016 Aztec Ozomatli bay leopard colt by Currante VI
2017 Aztec Quetzlcoatl bay leopard colt by Currante VI
2019 Aztec Soleada buckskin leopard filly by Currante VI
2020 Aztec Aislado buckskin leopard colt by Currante VI
2021 Aztec Salpicado bay leopard colt by Currante VI
2022 Aztec Galaxia buckskin leopard filly by Currante VI
Topspotted Tadie joined us in 2015, to further our Andaloosa breeding programme. She is a 5 year old 15.2 fewspot Grade B Appaloosa mare, who has been tested homozygous for PATN-1. This means all her offspring from solid coloured stallions will be leopards. She has also been tested negative for PSSM1 and the grey gene, which is very important with Appaloosa breeding.
Her last foal has been sold abroad and we were absolutely delighted with her first foal by Currante in 2016. She traces back to ENRs Dutch Treat (4th generation back), who was the sire of our beloved Alder Pavlova.
Thanks to Marty at Scotia Stud for the photo.
AZTEC PERLA DE ORO
Sire: Metano III
EE AA CRcr PRLprl
Perla was the first cream pearl PRE to be born in the UK. We sold her as a youngster but then bought her back (in foal) in 2018.
Unfortunately she sustained an injury after we sold her and this meant she failed her grading. So her offspring, although pure Spanish, cannot be registered with ANCCE in Spain.
2019 Aztec Regalo De Oro cream pearl colt by Cortijero
AZTEC GREY DAWN
Sire: Dawn Johnny
Dam: Au Revoir Sailor
15.3 Grey TB mare whose offspring have excelled at jumping as well as dressage.
1997 Aztec Briosa grey filly by Bailaor II
1999 Aztec Siempre Mia grey filly by Churumbel II
2003 Aztec Esperanza grey filly by Espiritu
2004 Aztec Serena dk bay filly by Espiritu
2006 Aztec Quinta grey filly by Espiritu
RIOJA OF AZTEC
Dam: Swedish Trotter
15.1 bay imported mare with the most extravagant movement.
2004 Aztec Diamante bay filly by Espiritu
2006 Aztec Brinco bay colt by Espiritu
15.1 liver chestnut Andalusian mare bred by Gerard Naprous
Tealigh lived out her retirement years living with a friend?s herd the other end of the village. Her claim to fame was that her sire Encanto, played one of the unicorns in the Tom Cruise fantasy film ?Legend?.
2004 Aztec Sombria black filly by Espiritu
2005 Aztec Tormenta bay filly by Espiritu
2006 Aztec Tesoro bay colt by Espiritu
2007 Aztec Legado black colt by Espiritu
Sire: Balconero II
15.2 grey PRE x Andalusian
Estrella produced two excellent fillies for us, before we sadly lost her after colic surgery in Dec 2008.
2006 Aztec Quimerica grey (black) filly by Mejicano XXIX
2008 Aztec Izzara grey filly by Espiritu
"God forbid that I should go to any heaven where there are no horses" (RB Cunningham)
(Que dios no permita que vaya a un cielo donde no existan caballos)