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Buying Power: Interagro Lusitanos Matches Quality and Selection with Economic Advantage

Itapira, Sao Paulo, Brazil (March 10, 2016) – With the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics on the horizon, exceptional natural beauty, and a rich equestrian culture, Brazil has recently become an ideal destination for horse lovers. In addition to its long-standing draws for equestrians, the country can now offer exceptionally attractive, once in a lifetime buying opportunities to foreign buyers. Due to the evolution of the political situation in Brazil, and with the ephemeral and constantly shifting economic situation, the Brazilian currency – the Real – is beginning to react. Therefore it is to the buyer’s advantage to seize this window of opportunity and reap the benefits of the extremely favorable exchange rate.

In a perfect storm of economic conditions, this equestrian paradise now commingles with the advantageous situation produced by the devaluation of the emerging markets’ currencies. With the US Dollar at the unprecedented exchange rate of almost four times the Brazilian Real, smart buyers are seizing this window of opportunity to acquire exceptional horses from the large Interagro selection at very reasonable dollar prices. Recently, the current price range for horses under saddle averages between 15,000-30,000USD, which is significantly less than former corresponding Real values due to the shift in exchange rate.

Founded in 1975, Interagro’s mission was to reconstruct and preserve the original lineages of the Lusitano horse, many of which were threatened in the aftermath of the Portuguese Revolution of 1974. Through this process, Interagro became the largest breeder of Lusitanos in the world, and the results of their meticulous selection and training programs have manifested the exceptional qualities of the Interagro horse.

Interagro’s modern breeding program focuses on the preservation and improvement of the purest Lusitano lineages adapted to the needs and performance demanded by the FEI disciplines, without sacrificing the beauty, intelligence, talent, and incomparable rideability that make the Lusitano horse unique among all other horse breeds.

The Interagro lineages includes the purest basic Lusitano bloodlines: Andrade, Veiga, and the Coudelaria Nacional. Renowned stallions from these and other elite bloodlines sired today’s Interagro horses with a group of mares from the basic bloodlines. Interagro is the only Lusitano stud in the world that has the privilege of owning mares from all of the basic bloodlines that have never been sold by their original breeders.

Interagro operates “Destination Lusitano,” a hospitality program designed to welcome clients interested in checking, riding, training or inspecting horses for possible acquisition. The guests will enjoy the utopian environment offered by Interagro’s 450-hectare breeding farm that has so far produced more than 2,600 Lusitanos, of which some 500 yearlings, colts, fillies, and broodmares presently can be seen roaming freely in luxuriant pastures.

With more than 260 horses exported just to the US, Interagro has developed an extremely efficient and reliable export program. Clients who cannot travel to Brazil, but do not wish to lose this opportunity, can contact Interagro’s sales representatives abroad. They assist in selecting the ideal horse for each prospective buyer, and will assist with all of the legal, bureaucratic and export procedures involved until the horse is released from quarantine at its destination.

For more information on this program, on Interagro’s horses for sale, or the Lusitano bloodlines, visit Interagro’s website at www.lusitano-interagro.com or follow them on Facebook. To organize a trip to Brazil or for any questions regarding sales or the logistics of importing horses to the US see contact