Buying a horse can be nerve wracking experience, but here at Star Andalusians we strive to make it a fun and enjoyable time.. Whether you come to me to buy one of our PRE horses, want me to find you a horse in Spain or just want general help and advice on the breed, I will always be happy to help you... I love the PRE Spanish horse and have been involved with breeding and importing them for 25 years now.... I lived in Spain for a short while as a child and the passion for the breed started!... I worked as a Head stud groom for a large Warmblood and Thoroughbred stud in my teens and this where I started covering mares and foaling them down... after this I had my own stallions and mares and created my own stud farm...In the late 90's I studied a little about AI and helped set up a small warmblood stud where we were getting mares in foal using frozen and chilled semen... We had our own dummy mare and did all our own stallion collections ourselves.
In 1994 I made my first visit to SICAB the International Spanish horse fair in Seville..it was at this first visit that I made my first PRE imports into the UK... My own foundation mare Amaranta VII and a stallion for Julie Barham...after that people started contacting me and asking for help to find them a PRE horse..so many years later I have imported and exported quite a few horses, many of them have gone on to become National Champions of the breed and dressage Champions.
Some of the horses that I have imported for people include....
Vega X...Mother of Pearl of Peace.
Kilate.. Stallion at Mill Park Andalusians.
Pinturero P..Stallion at Esperanza dressage, 2017 UK Champion.
Danes CA.. Champion Stallion at the Dressage, Royal Windsor Champion, MCI.
Reducto W..Champion 4 year old, Dressage stallion, Jenny Rolfe's leading stallion.
Mas Yaco.. Cremello colt imported as a 6 month old foal for Gazaro Stud.
Albino Doce..Stallion at Mill Park Andalusians.
Monteno III.. Dressage champion. MCI
Chulo Martinez Suay.. Champion stallion..Dressage Champion.MCI
Albero LXXX ...Multichampion dressage horse, MCI.
Jeque Martinez Suay,...Champion dressage stallion, MCI.
But my main interest with the Spanish horse has been the stud farm and for years we have strived to breed horses for people to love to own an have masses of fun with.
We have bred many foals and helped other people with breeding their dream horse. All our foals are handled from day one and when they leave the stud farm they are all halter trained, had their feet done and socialised... We only breed a few foals a year, so that we have plenty of time to spend with each one.
Here are a few testimonial's that will hopefully show people that if you come to us you will have a nice experience. I will be adding more testimonial's, so keep checking back to read about other peoples experiences.
Gemma with Apollo and Petunio
Ellen and Alula SA
Rose Aylward at Golden dressage.
I would not hesitate to recommend Star Andalusians to anybody looking to buy a quality spanish horse, with excellent bloodlines and fantastic temperaments. I have bought three young horses from Star Andalusians and they have all impressed with their excellent outlook on life - the early months of a foal's life, and their environment, have such a huge impact on their future, and I can say with confidence that every young horse I have bought here has been set up for success in their futures. I wouldn't go anywhere else when seeking a young horse, whether as a serious competition or showing prospect, or as a pleasure horse.
I first saw Sam’s photograph in a magazine, riding her stunning PRE stallion Lengueto and for over 20 years now, she has advised me on bloodlines, the management involved introducing Spanish horses into the UK.------ IN fact all things IBERIAN!!
Sam has spent much time helping me find such wonderful talented stallions for my riding and teaching.
If you have any questions about PRE stallions, mares or youngstock then Sam has a wealth of experience having built up one of UK’s leading stud farms.
So huge thanks Sam as my Spanish Pre stallions have been a life changer for me!!
Jenny Rolfe www.naturallyclassical.com
Sarah with Celestial and Cera SA
Both of my beautiful PRE girls come from Star Andalusians, for me nothing matches their conformation, breeding and most importantly, temperament. Sam and her team are so knowledgeable, enthusiastic and supportive. Always on hand to offer advice and encouragement. I would never buy a PRE from anyone or anywhere else.
Anonymous Dubai with Mira III and Dudosa
We wanted to buy some quality stock to make our farm breeding PRE horses and we want to say thankyou for selling us some wonderful animals. Mira III has grown well and is now a mother herself. Thankyou again Samantha.