Veiga - Ancient
War Horse of the Iberian Peninsula
The most typical characterisitics of a Lusitano with the convex heads, flat, thin legs with strong hocks, fantastic impulsion and beautiful, flexible necks. Nervous and gallant.
||Well over 150 years of breeding have established
one of the pure sub-breeds of the Lusitano known as the Veiga.
This bloodline produced the most genuine warhorse of Ancient
Lusitania. "Veigas" are extremely functional, excellent
type and most well known for their bullfighting.
|They have the typical convex head known as the "Veiga
Head" flat leg bone with prominent hocks, fantastic impulsion and
proud flexible necks. With these strong hocks, flexible backs
and uncommon impulsion, one of the most beautiful and malleable of
necks, extreme courage and desire to please … it was said
that this horse makes the horse-loving people of Portugal vibrate. Those
who own the pure Veiga bloodlines, once experiencing it, will have
|Manuel Veiga describes his horses
as follows: "… full of gallantry, so obedient they seem
to outguess the rider's intentions; high thin head, long flowing
manes, elevated movements and a striking agility, challenging all
threats and dangers with indomitable courage…" Fearless… as
one would need to be to face the Noble Bulls of Portugal.
|The Veiga is a true race within
the Lusitano breed and the stallions when used on mares of any
other lineage have the power to transmit to the offspring the most
typical characteristics of the Lusitanian race. This is sheer
prepotency at its finest
|Cravo, Sire of Imperador, is of
the Lusitano sub-breed Veiga out of the Coudelaria Veiga stud farm
is sired by the celebrated Universo
(MV) and out of Laranja
II (MV). Cravo
carries in his veins the purest of Veiga blood. Cravo boasts
the distinction of serving at the Ribeiro
Telles and Coimbra stud
farms, long sought out for premier bullfighting prospects. Cravo's
two full brothers serve at the most famous stud farms of Portugal
and Brazil. Guadiana (MV) as one of the Coudelaria Viega's
most distinguished sires, and Emir II (MV) serving first in Portugal
and then in Brazil at the famous Interago stud as one of their most
treasured foundation sires. Cravo has in his impeccable pedigree,
that which is considered the most genuine of the bullfighting horses'
lineage such as Bailador, Toleirona, Beleza, Boca-Negra, Que-Ba,
Sultao and Laranja, being carefully chosen to serve at the select
Portuguese studs he has served for this reason.
because of this very concentrated genetic background is of great
type and beauty, exceptionally intelligent, generous and athletic. He
also served in the bullrings of Portugal, as it was his heritage.
Here are two of our horses that have the Veiga bloodline....
one of our beautiful spirited black Lusitano horse, and Quiver,
our amazing buckskin Lusitano. And since the bloodline flows
to their offsprings, we introduce Vistoso, sired by Quiver.
|Various sources: Interargo-Lusitano
(AR)] - [Andrade] - [PSCN]