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Story of the breed Yeguada Fernández-Daza

The breed is owned by Francisco Fernández - Daza Fernández de Córdova and can be found in the ranch ‘Los Juncales’, close to Almendralejo, in the province of Badajoz in the Southwest of Spain.

The origin of the cattle dates back in the XVII and XVIII centuries, noted in the book “El Caballo Español” by Carlos Orellana Chacón (Barcelona 1956). The brand shows a heart shape surrounded by a circle.

The origin of the livestock is Pure Spanish Horse (Pura Raza Española) breed. With commitment over the years, the breeder has refined the stock with blood of the Carthusian line (after the breed nurtured by the Jerez friars), achieving a great consistency and the astounding beauty of the pedigree.

In the second half of the past century, some mares from the breeder D. Juan José Zapata, who had continued with the Charterhouse of Jerez breed. Today, the current breeder carries on with the same lineage.

Santiago de CompostelaIt was in 1950 that Francisco Fernández-Daza Fernandez de Córdova brought new blood to refresh the stock by purchasing several animals from the Army Livestock located in Cordova (Yeguada Militar de Córdoba). These came from the lineage of D. Francisco de la Chica Navarro, all of pure Carthusian line.

This lot was made up with the outstanding mares Kanaima and Karabujea whose offsprings are still enhancing the breed.
This same year, 1950, a personal gift of the colt Conductor was added as a support of the breed, with the aim of seeking grace and majesty as the essential features of Pure Spanish Horses.

The stallions have also been of direct Carthusian origin, all coming with sire and dam’s side from there in the Charterhouse of Jerez, whose brand is a curb bit. .

The quality of the products of this breed is based on:
  • The careful selection of stallions.
  • The stability of the genetic lineages, keeping the stallions that have better rapport with the breed for a period of 4 years
  • Upbringing the offspring under a combined system of pasture and stabling.
  • Natural pasture combined with well selected nutrients
  • Keeping constant criteria for the selection of the mares assigned to breed