18th Annual Interagro Yearlings Auction: Tradition, Talent & Heritage on Display in O & P Generations
Itapira, São Paulo, Brazil (September 13, 2019) – Eighteen years, hundreds of Lusitanos, and a steadfast determination to preserve the spectacular qualities of the baroque breed were the driving forces behind the 2019 Interagro Yearling Auction. With twenty-two coming one- and two-year-old Lusitanos bred at Interagro’s 1,300 acre stud and training facility offered at auction, the yearly event regularly draws a crowd of both established enthusiasts and newcomers to the Lusitano breed. The collection of colts and fillies were selected for their conformation, temperament, movement, and bloodlines to present a dynamic cross section of the lineages that are the foundation of Interagro’s four decade legacy to develop a modern Lusitano.
In addition to the twenty-two auction lots from Interagro’s O and P Generations, guests in Interagro’s rustic covered arena were also treated to exhibitions by Interagro’s actively competing dressage and driving horses, who also were the sires and dams of horses in the auction. Carmelita Interagro, an elegant buckskin mare, demonstrated her prowess in harness with Antonio Souza at the reins. She is also the dam of Oblata Interagro, a yearling filly by the international FEI dressage stallion Fellini Interagro, who was presented and sold during the 2019 Auction.
Two of Interagro’s most influential stallions, Zingaro Interagro and Empreiteiro Interagro, performed an upper level Pas de Deux to music, demonstrating their own talent and temperament by working in close proximity to complete advanced movements. Both Zingaro and Empreiteiro are the sires of yearlings presented at auction, including:
– Poseidon Interagro (Zingaro Interagro x Ginger Interagro), price highlight of the P Generation
– Opípara Interagro (Zingaro Interagro x Greta Interagro)
– Oliver Interagro (Zingaro Interagro x Diva II Interagro), price highlight of the O Generation
– Pamela Interagro (Zingaro Interagro x Golegã Interagro)
– Pelayo Interagro (Zingaro Interagro x Galeota Interagro)
– Orage Interagro (Zingaro Interagro x Freda Interagro)
– Organa Interagro (Empreiteiro Interagro x Fortuna Interagro)
The price highlights for the auction were colts Oliver Interagro from the O Generation of coming 2-year-olds and Poseidon from the P Generation of coming 1-year-olds. Of the P Generation fillies, Pamela Interagro and Persona Interagro were selected by attending bidders and subsequently sold, while all of the O Generation fillies, Oblata, Opípara, and Organa, were sold.
While the Interagro Yearling Auctions generally serve to promote the Lusitano breed and attract purchasers from the farm’s native Brazil, international buyers are not uncommon. In 2019, two colts, Opus Interagro (Destinado Interagro x Alfaia Interagro) and Otomano Interagro (Divisadero Interagro x Gueixa Interagro), were sold to Juliano Otavio de Souza & Genevieve English, who will export the two grey Lusitanos to their home farm in Canada.
Three horses were sold to the Brazilian state of Bahia: Persona Interagro, half sister to international Grand Prix stallion Zepelim Interagro, was sold to Carlos Leal Villa Jr.; Pelayo Interagro was sold to renowned breeders at Vale da Raposa Stud; and Poseidon Interagro, P Generation price highlight, will join Mr. D’Artagan Costamilan and his mares at Vale da Raposa Stud in Santa Cruz Cabrália, Bahia, Brazil.
With over 40 years of experience breeding, training, and exporting Lusitanos, Interagro’s mission is to preserve the exceptional bloodlines and qualities of the breed while showcasing their talent, beauty, and intelligence, especially in the FEI and sport horse disciplines. Established in 1975 by Dr. Paulo Gavião Gonzaga, Interagro’s initial vision was to preserve and restore the original foundational Lusitano bloodlines and lineages, many of which were in danger of extinction following the Portuguese Revolution of 1974. Through meticulous breeding, exceptional care, and world-class training, the Interagro Lusitanos of today continue that legacy as they compete across four continents.
For more information on Interagro Lusitanos, Interagro’s horses for sale, or the Lusitano bloodlines, visit Interagro’s website at www.lusitano-interagro.com or follow them on Facebook and Instagram (@interagrolusitanos). To organize a trip to Brazil or for any questions regarding sales or the logistics of importing horses to the US, please contact the farm.
All above photos courtesy of Interagro Lusitanos unless otherwise noted