Interagro Lusitanos Set to Recognize Exceptional Lusitanos on Florida Dressage Circuit

Friday, January 25, 2013


Carmen Franco and Acolito Interagro won the Interagro Lusitanos High Score award in 2012. (Photo courtesy of Carmen Franco)
Carmen Franco and Acolito Interagro won the Interagro Lusitanos High Score award in 2012. (Photo courtesy of Carmen Franco)
Wellington, FL  – Interagro Lusitanos is known for its dedication to the Lusitano breed and its development as a sporthorse, and the prestigious breeding farm will continue its support of competitive Lusitanos into 2013.  The Interagro Lusitano Acheivement award will be presented to a Lusitano who demonstrates exceptional talent or performance during the Global Dressage Festival circuit and the Interagro Lusitano High Score Award will be awarded to the highest scoring Interagro Lusitano on the Gold Coast and Wellington Classic Dressage circuits.  Winners will be presented with an embroidered cooler or saddle pad from Interagro. “We are always looking to recognize exceptional Lusitanos competing on the dressage circuits,” said Cecilia Gonzaga, Managing Director of Interagro Lusitanos.  “Our horses and clients have had much success, and the Lusitano is becoming a favored mount for many sport horse disciplines.  We wish all the competitors luck this year and look forward to awarding the High Performance Lusitano Award during the Florida dressage circuits.”

The Interagro horse is a modern Lusitano, a horse that excels in many disciplines, from dressage and driving to jumping and working equitation. Interagro horses can be seen driving, working, and training on the farm in Brazil every day.  Interagro is committed to preserving the pure bloodlines of the Lusitano breed, and Interagro bloodlines include some of the most respected bloodlines in the breed such as Farao (JHC), Nirvana Interagro, Ofensor (MV), Xique-Xique (CI) and Yacht (SA).

Interagro also offers guests and clients a unique way to truly immerse themselves in the Luistano breed and the equestrian culture of Interagro through “Destination Lusitano.” From riding an Interagro stallion across the rolling Brazilian countryside to enjoying Portuguese cuisine, Destination Lusitano caters to each guest’s needs and can be tailored to their interests.  In addition, the 600 Lusitanos that call Interagro home make Destination Lusitano the ultimate equestrian getaway.

Founded in 1975 by Dr. Paulo Gavião Gonzaga to preserve the Lusitano breed, Interagro Lusitanos is now recognized as the world’s largest breeder and exporter of Lusitano horses. Dr. Gonzaga started with a small band of four mares and one stallion imported to Brazil from the breed’s native Portugal. To date, over 600 horses populate the 1,200-acre ranch outside São Paulo. Today, Cecilia Gonzaga manages the farm and operations. Interagro Lusitanos are handled, prepared, and evaluated from birth, with a handful of the best stock presented at auction each year. 

For more information on Destination Lusitano or to learn more about Interagro Lusitanos, visit their website at