The duel of the millennium: Rising Sun vs Palmarito

The MOURNING THE MILLENNIUM ... the Grand Championship Cup Horse Kuilan Minin ... Rising Sun vs. Palmarito ... !!!

Gentlemen, what a show ... !!! Rising Sun and Palmarito is two horses ... EXTRAORDINARY different in his walk ... but both are fine ... short ... fast ... and with a masterful arrangement both ... This time the judges chose the Rising Sun, but either can win at any time ...

This is what we needed in the Purismo ... two horses awaken the passion and move to fans as these two did in Dorado CHAMPIONS ... Congratulations to both, their owners and their coaches ... but most of all, congratulations to Purismo ... !!!

Video courtesy of Hatchery Cundeamores ...

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Summary Dulce Sueño Fair 2015

The Window to Paso Fino has done an excellent program which present the historical background of the Dulce Sueño Fair ... a little path Barriers Carmen, whom he is engaged Fair ... and a summary of the competition this year ...

With the participation of Luis Oliveras, ranging splashing comments and anecdotes throughout the program ... the truth is that no waste ... !!!

Dividing a good time, sit comfortable and condition themselves for enjoying the Dulce Sueño Fair 2015 ...

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Carmen, the Witch and the Promise

No doubt there are people who influence the development of the other race. Breeders visionary bequeath to future generations the heritage of outstanding horses and individuals that serve as models for those who come after. I say this because the issue of the Dulce Sueño Fair this year was dedicated to one of these pillars of our race: Doña Carmen Barriers ... Here I share the beautiful portrait that was written on it.

Carmen, the Witch and the Promise

Barriers Carmen Iris Santiago was born in Caguas on May 19. Only daughter. His father, Manuel Peña Barreras was pharmacist; while his mother, Angelica Santiago Laureano, was dedicated to the care of the home.

A Carmen passion for horse comes from a very small. They say that his father did not like to take a ride because he gave tantrums that no man take it down.

Study social work with a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin, and is currently on track to complete a doctorate in clinical social work.

Once finished his studies, Carmen is set in the United States. When you begin working achieves his dream and bought his first horse, which he named Lady. Shortly thereafter acquires two competition horses American Saddlebred breed, which competed with great success.

Cupid Promise Return to Puerto Rico in 1972 and first foray in raising Paso Fino horses. Four years later, in 1976, Carmen acquires to be his two great loves: Warlock Kofresí and Promise of Cupid. El Brujo bought it Nonon Figueroa when he was one year; Promise and was only about two years when bought Dr. Carrasquillo. Experienced riders know how difficult it is to select a "champion" at such a young age, and Carmen chose not one but two of the most important examples of our race.

Promise of Cupid reaches Champion Filly titles and Grand Champion Mare in the Federation of Sport Horses Paso Fino PR; and will be remembered as one of the finest mares had our race. It is noteworthy that this extraordinary mare remained undefeated during his career in the ski competitions.

In 1980, Carmen moved to Isabela and bring their horses to the stables of José Hernández. By that time he had been born mare Spell, daughter Brujo and Promise, and one of the pillars in raising Carmen. From this date, the Wizard will be consolidated as one of the best pimps of their time and Grand Sire producing copies of the stature of Coralito, Digital, Aristocracy, Shadow of Warlock, Basallo, The Sorcerer, Warlock Amorosa, Pride Warlock, Carrilera and others.

For 1983, Carmen decides to move back to the United States and carries with it all copies, settling in South Carolina. At that time Vie Promise and Warlock in the PFOBA (now PFHA), being both as international champions. While in the United States, Carmen caste which will become his other great love: Indiscretion of Promise. A copy mediasangre Promise son Cupid in the famous Colombian Paso Fino stallion, Spring IV. This crossing left arrogance demonstrated genetic Promise and Carmen line because domino Indiscretion so that only the characteristics of his distinguished father.

Warlock Kofresí At the request of a friend, in 1989 Carmen decides to bring back the Sorcerer Puerto Rico to serve as a pimp on the grounds of Minin Kuilan in Dorado. In that year the Sorcerer Kofresí served 86 mares, setting characteristics of naturalness, elasticity in the hindquarters, height, vigor and beauty.

Today, Carmen has about 12 copies all descendants of his three great loves: Warlock Kofresí, Cupid and Indiscretion Promise Promise. Among them is Manuela, double Warlock Kofresí and granddaughter of the great promise of Cupid, but especially worthy representative of the line Carmen developed and has guarded for over 40 years.

Carmen has not only excelled in horses, but also ventured into breeding purebred dogs. First with dogs Doberman Pinscher breed, where we remember his beloved "David" so smart that the only thing missing was speaking. Currently has a breeding Fila Brasileiro. Your preferred are Coco, Pechi, Hoya and Rex.

Those who have had the opportunity to learn about this great Puerto Rican woman can attest to his integrity and human sensitivity, strength and courage to face every challenge that life has arisen. Always accompanied by his trusty Toñita, who helps him since 1976. Women in Culture and deep enough look. Faithful and honest friend, who on more than one occasion sin to tell the unvarnished truth. Lover of music and poetry; and student of American Indian cultures. But above all, tireless advocate Race Pure Puerto Rican Paso Fino.

~ * ~ Long live the Paso Fino! ~ * ~

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The legacy of Galana

Rafa Angel asked me to write a review of Galana to read during "Galana Challenge", a challenge that the Insular throws horses and mares that have qualified during the year. Here I will share them for those unable to be in the Island. Take this opportunity to thank Pepe Llenín by the anecdotes he shared his conversations with me Baby Beltran, David Lang by date information and features of Galana, and Arsdelicata for information pedigrees.

Our race is formed on the inheritance of an outstanding group of animals: horses and mares that left a mark on the history of Paso Fino, and whose descendants still arouses passions among owners, breeders and enthusiasts.

Among this select group, a mare stands out above the rest for their qualities and their genetic power. And if we consider Sweet Dream as the "Father of the Race", this mare should give him the title of "Mother of Modern Paso Fino". I mean the great mare Galana.

Galana was born in 1951. He was mated by renowned breeder Joseph B. Ramirez Acosta on his farm "La Australia" located in the Lajas Valley. She was the daughter of Florido horse, which in turn was the son of Pendant in India for Sweet Dream. His mother was the mare Marina, the daughter of Pharaoh Battle in Salinas. It was registered in the Federation with registration number 1133.

Baby Beltran Account mid 50s, Don José Ramírez Acosta had decided to sell some animals and he went to visit his farm Lajas in search of the Galana filly. He was accompanied by teacher Don Toño Kuilan flange. Upon arrival, and Ramirez Acosta had sold the filly to a breeder named Carolina Angulo. Not finding, on the recommendation of Don Toño, Beltrán bought two daughters horse Battle: Marina's mother Galana, and La Bruja, who later became the mother of Kofresí. A short time later, Beltran makes him an approach to Angulo and get buy from Galana by $ 800. As comparative data, Marina and La Bruja had cost $ 600 each, which was a considerable sum at that time.

Galana went to live with Marina, The Witch and Rainbow to the estate of Don Toño in Dorado. There had three of the most important horses had our race: Kofresí, Don toqui and Carabalí, along with a battery of colts and fillies that would be the envy of any breeder. On a historical note, Beltrán often shared his success as a breeder Don Toño, who advised him that made crossings.

Galana was a chestnut mare closed color, good size and nice conformation. He never formally tamed for competition -at that time the mares were intended mostly for recría-, but was distinguished by his great verve, finesse and speed. Beltran at that time, where men walked only on horses occasionally Don Toño escaped to visit "girlfriends" in Galana says. So impressive were his walk and elegance!

Besides Joseph B. Ramirez Acosta and Wilfredo "Baby" Beltran, Galana also belonged to Genarín Cautiño and Nonon Figueroa. A sample of the great breeders become so because they recognize the immense value of the mares, especially mares extraordinary, superior qualities and race proven background as Galana.

Galana crossed with the best pimps of his time, let's remember those crossings to understand the enormous genetic legacy that this mare has brought to our race.

With Kahifás occurred

  • Galanilla (1954), mother of Dominguito (Sunday) and grandmother of Caribbean Sunday.

With Rainbow produced three outstanding mares,

  • Cosita Linda (1957), mother of Cocoroco and challenging;
  • Vicky (1959), mother of Ulesati, Conquistador, Bonbon, Idol, Tauris of Tanamá, Hunaya, Flamenco Kofresí and Decalaf di Amoreto;
  • Perla Fina (1961), mother Tanamá coquette.

With Candelaria occurred

  • Cleo (1960), Mother Hummingbird, Pentagram, Kofresita and Jacaguas.

With Fury to

  • Desired (1970).

With Blossom occurred

  • Galano (1971), father of Galen, Wasp and The Guarabeña.

Its intersection with Kofresí was a legendary crossroads produced some of the greatest legends of our race,

  • Galanita (1962), mother of Cialito, Abolengo, Kofrega and Galanita II;
  • Siboney the Witch (1966), arguably the finest horse that has had our race, and father of Botafogo, Adaesed, Maria de los Angeles, Hex and Abeyno;
  • Cucululú (1967), mother of Cucululu II, Kofresí II (Petrocheli), Toro Black Jr, and Voltio Cucululú Fury Jr;
  • Glorivee (1969), mother of Nightmare and Piel Canela;
  • Sangie (1972), mother of Bolivar II;
  • Countess (1973), mother of Spring and Nightmare Desvelo.

Among his grandchildren are some of the most renowned examples of our time ... we mention only a few because the list is huge,

  • Labriego;
  • Caribbean Domingo;
  • El Duende;
  • Ringer;
  • Tempting;
  • Music;
  • Freko;
  • Vanessa flower;
  • Carnival Kofresí;
  • Rhythmic;
  • Cherub;
  • Cover;
  • Return Cialito;
  • Sound of Cialito;
  • Serpentine (Wendolyn mother and grandmother Caribbean Domingo and Cuentas Claras);
  • Miguela of Cialito (mother Sovereign Lord);
  • Belinda (mother Majestic Replica);
  • Carfrega (mother of controversy Labriego);
  • Finesse (father of Lineage d'Excellence);
  • Orchid (mother of Red Beard);
  • Equus;
  • Watermark Labriego;
  • Fantasy Labriego;
  • Don Antonio;
  • Don Perignon;
  • Kolibrí;
  • and Jerry.

Galana is one of the pillars of our race ... and 60 years later, his legacy lives on in our specimens.

Long live Galana ... and what viva el Paso Fino !!!

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