Southern African Lusitano Horse Association

The Southern African Lusitano Horse Association (SALHA) is the official sister association of the mother-studbook, the Associaҫão Portuguesa De Criadores Do Cavalo Puro Sangue Lusitano (APSL) in Southern Africa.

SAHLA was started in 2012 by the first three Southern African Breeder Members of the APSL, namely Carlos Ferreira Raposo, Quantum Stud (Wayne and Michelle van Niekerk) and Coudelaria Struchtemeier (Annette and Werner Struchtemeier). The object of SAHLA is to improve the understanding of the Lusitano horse in Southern Africa, promote its use in sport and to ensure closer communication and working with the APSL. It will now be easier for people to become members and/or owners within the studbook in Portugal.

Coudelaria Struchtemeier were the first official Lusitano breeders in Southern Africa when in 1997 they imported the first licensed stallion (Finuras) and 2 licensed mares from Portugal to their home in Windhoek. Over the years they have bred many quality Lusitano horses.

In 2006 Carlos Raposo imported 2 stallions, including the licensed stallion, Ulisses, into South Africa along with 4 excellent breeding mares. Over the years Ulisses has bred some wonderful offspring and has himself competed at Medium dressage.  In 2010 Carlos imported another 6 mares.

In 2007 Quantum Stud acquired their first stallion, the now licensed stallion Angolano and a mare from Coudelaria Struchtemeier. This was followed 2 years later by the importation of another licensed stallion, Capitão De Figueras, and 2 more licensed breeding mares. They acquired another 3 imported licensed breeding mares shortly afterwards. Angolano is now competing at EM dressage and Capitão De Figueras was the carriage driving novice champion in 2012 after his first year of competition at the age of 5. Currently, Delfim (bred by Carlos Raposo) is making his mark in carriage driving with Wayne van Niekerk.

The Southern African Lusitano Horse Association (SALHA) is the official sister association of the mother-studbook, the Associaҫão Portuguesa De Criadores Do Cavalo Puro Sangue Lusitano (APSL) in Southern Africa.

SAHLA was started in 2012 by the first three Southern African Breeder Members of the APSL, namely Carlos Ferreira Raposo, Quantum Stud (Wayne and Michelle van Niekerk) and Coudelaria Struchtemeier (Annette and Werner Struchtemeier). The object of SAHLA is to improve the understanding of the Lusitano horse in Southern Africa, promote its use in sport and to ensure closer communication and working with the APSL. It will now be easier for people to become members and/or owners within the studbook in Portugal.

Coudelaria Struchtemeier were the first official Lusitano breeders in Southern Africa when in 1997 they imported the first licensed stallion (Finuras) and 2 licensed mares from Portugal to their home in Windhoek. Over the years they have bred many quality Lusitano horses.

In 2006 Carlos Raposo imported 2 stallions, including the licensed stallion, Ulisses, into South Africa along with 4 excellent breeding mares. Over the years Ulisses has bred some wonderful offspring and has himself competed at Medium dressage.  In 2010 Carlos imported another 6 mares.

In 2007 Quantum Stud acquired their first stallion, the now licensed stallion Angolano and a mare from Coudelaria Struchtemeier. This was followed 2 years later by the importation of another licensed stallion, Capitão De Figueras, and 2 more licensed breeding mares. They acquired another 3 imported licensed breeding mares shortly afterwards. Angolano is now competing at EM dressage and Capitão De Figueras was the carriage driving novice champion in 2012 after his first year of competition at the age of 5. Currently, Delfim (bred by Carlos Raposo) is making his mark in carriage driving with Wayne van Niekerk.



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