Breeding Program

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 over 330 foals all over the U.S. and Canada during the past 20 years. Our overall success 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 850 show championships, reserve championships and movement awards.  Rancho del Lago was IALHA Breeder of the Year in 2013 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.  Two 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. 

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