Rules and Passion 73 results

Among the oak woods of the Reckless

ITALIANO ESPAÑOL ENGLISH The Yeguada Alborán is a PRE horse breeding farm founded by Francisco Javier Amián Durán in 1996 and is located in one of the forests in the Cordova Sierra Norte in the ranch Los Encinares de Doña Urraca. Javier's father and grandfather have always been breeders of fighting bulls, the passion for the Spanish horse comes from here, from the use of the horse that they made in his family. Its estate extends for 220 hectares, made of fields and ...

Agropecuaria El Ancla: a firm that comes from afar

Italiano Español English We arrive on a difficult day at the farm Agropecuaria El Ancla, during the night one of their mares has died unexpectedly, leaving a filly of just a month behind, which now needs to be cared for with great dedication. Her name was Joropera and in the smiles of Francisco González Mendoza, one of the directors of the company, we can see a veil of sadness and worry. Ganadería Agropecuaria El Ancla is a family-run agricultural business founded in 1979 ...

Between vines and horses

ITALIANO ESPAÑOL ENGLISH This P.R.E. breeding farm was born about 25 years ago from the great passion for horses of José Estévez de los Reyes, father of one of the current owners Juan Carlos Estévez Puerto. "Horses were the only sporting activity that interested my father," explains Juan Carlos, "he liked hitching, so 25 years ago he decided to buy some mares, fillies and a stallion to start breeding PREs". The farm was started with horses from the Martínez Boloix and ...

The Phantom’s courage

Italiano Español English We left very early to get to Carmona, to reach the ranch Casablanca where the Yeguada El Diabolo is located. It is the historical brand of Nereo Martínez Xímenez that heir after heir, was passed to Cristina González Aguilar by her father. She manages the enterprise with her husband Cristian Young Filly. The breeding of purebred Spanish horses was restarted in 1990 by Cristina's father who, since a few years ago, left it to her. Cristina and ...

History of a surname: Baones.

ITALIANO ESPAÑOL ENGLISH When we leave, it's still dark outside, the sky is overcast and cold: an unusual climate this time of the year in Andalusia. We are headed to Almonaster la Real, recently entered in the 13 most beautiful villages of Spain. The journey is long, we have to almost reach the border with Portugal, in the journey we enter a different Andalusia, also made up of mountains. Misael Baones Moreno, one of the current owners of the Spanish horse breeding farm ...

Yeguada Tomás Osborne: freedom, peace and tranquillity

ITALIANO ESPAÑOL ENGLISH On our last day we visit the reknown Yeguada Tomás Osborne, in Los Barrios, in the Cadiz province. We finally arrive at the gate of the ranch Las Navas de Gibraltar and from there we start driving up a dirt road, the mares are free in the pastures and are eating a few meter away from our car, undisturbed by our passage. As we climb up we are met by the house ride Chema Martínez and the mayoral's assistant Luís Perea. They stop and welcome us, ...

Rocío de la Cámara Ysern: a woman who moves forward

ITALIANO ESPAÑOL ENGLISH We leave in the direction of El Cuervo in the early morning, we have a one hour journey ahead of us, the sky is clear, as it often happens in Andalusia. We arrive at the Ganadería Rocío de la Cámara Ysern, where she is waiting for us. Rocío is a refined and elegant woman, she welcomes us with a smile and shows us her wonderful Cortijo de la Sierra. A typical Andalusian structure, with a square patio, surrounded by rooms, as if it were a fortres...

Miura: 175 years of history

ITALIANO ESPAÑOL ENGLISH This morning the alarm rang very early, we had a 2 and a half hour journey to get to the Finca Zahariche, between Lora del Río and La Campana, 2 small villages in the Sevillean area. We arrive in front of the gate to the ranch and we face this image: 2 poles overlaid by a bow with metal forged letters to spell the name of the owner's family, at the sides of the bow, two skulls of their bulls, the name of the family in question is Miura. Seeing this ...

The Duke of Infantado restarts here

ITALIANO ESPAÑOL ENGLISH Coffee and toast for breakfast in downtown Cordoba before leaving toward Villafranca de Cordoba, a small village 20 km from the centre. Exiting the motorway, the road, between trees and olive trees becomes narrow and full of turns. We arrive at the Ribera Alta ranch at around 9:30 am, the dirt road toward the facilities is surrounded by fields, olive trees and in the middle of it a beautiful eucalyptus wood. Diego Obrero Solis, the company's direct...

Yeguada El Sol: between olive trees and bougainvilleas

ITALIANO ESPAÑOL ENGLISH We leave Vejer de la Frontera at sunrise, we're La Rambla bound, in the province of Cordoba. After a 2 and a half hour drive between awakening landscapes, olive trees and dirt roads, we get to the Yeguada El Sol where we're welcomed by a giant bougainvillea in bloom. The host is Carlos Montijano-Carbonell Martínez who descends by that Carbonell family: the olive oil one. The farm that his grandfather inherited from his father employed horses, at ...

Mountain breeding farm

ITALIANO ESPAÑOL English Ganadería Hermanos Camacho Benítez THE PLACE  Mr Rafael Camacho seems a pharmacist. He gave us clear instructions and we reached the breeding farm situated in Cabra without any doubts. Do you remember the tv series “Little house on the prairie”? The surroundings of this breeding farm are similar, and reaching it is an adventure. The finca "Cueva de la Torca" dates back to the beginning of last century. This company, situated in the Natural ...

Florencio forever

ITALIANO ESPAÑOL English Yeguada Plaza de Armas THE CHARACTER Florencio Moreno is one of those people that if they didn’t exist it would be necessary to invent them. We arrive at Valle de los Pedroches, Sierra Morena, province of Cordoba, early in the morning. Domingo Muñoz Moreno, Florencio’s cousin, welcomes us and first of all he invites us to a kiosk to eat a tortilla of arguable taste. Where is Florencio? We go to the field and then he’ll join us. After having ...