Breeding Program

winner of 3 major breeding awards in the past decade

Our award winning breeding program is based on some of the most famous foundation lines to be found in the United States, Mexico and Europe.  Rancho Del Lago stallions have sired nearly 400 foals all over the U.S. and Canada during the past 20 years. Our overall conception rate is comparable to well run Thoroughbred race farms in Kentucky according to U.S. Jockey Club statistics.  Rancho Del Lago owned horses and offspring of our sires have garnered over 1000 show championships, reserve championships and movement awards.  Rancho del Lago was IALHA Breeder of the Year in 2013 and again in 2021 and received a Breeding Excellence Award from the Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse in 2018.  Our Saltador ORO was Horse of the Year in 2011 and High Point USEF sire in 2019 and second in subsequent years.  Three of our trainers have been voted Professional Horseman of the Year.  Arturo PA, son of Dardanos RDL, is Horse of the Year in 2021.  We have been awarded the 2021 IALHA Impact Award for the influence of our breeding program. Each stallion has their own page with descriptions and links to you tube videos.   To see the broodmares click on Rancho Del Lago Broodmares - YouTube

We strive first and foremost to produce functional horses with excellent temperament and movement.