We proudly introduce Hermes Do Braga, a 2011 ABPSL, IALHA Registered, APSL Revised Lusitano stallion.
MOVEMENT and PEDIGREE
Hermes do Braga embodies an elegant and modern sport type for the Lusitano breed. Sired by the Olympic Grand Prix stallion Relampago do Retiro, Hermes possesses his sires FEI gaits, superb trainability, and correct dressage conformation - boasting a super active hind limb, uphill build, and a short strong lumbar coupling. Of the 29 Relampago do Retiro offspring in the APSL stud book, only 11 are stallions. We are pleased to offer these rare and proven genetics to the US marketplace.
Hermes was born in Brazil in 2011 and was imported to the US in 2016, and is approved for the Portuguese stud book, scoring a 69.3 at his APSL stallion inspection.
Hermes first showed in the US in 2017 at Dressage at Devon, earning individual breed show scores of 70, 75.425, and 75.525. He also placed 3rd in the open stallion championship.
In 2018 he competed at 1st level at Dressage at Stockade, earning scores of 73.382, 73.382, 74.926 - qualifying him for USDF regionals. He was the IALHA high point Iberian at Dressage at Stockade.
He also returned to Dressage at Devon, winning the Lusitano in hand class with a score of 77.675. Hermes also won the Iberian in hand class with a score of 77.225. He was the IALHA high point Iberian.
For the 2017 and 2018 show seasons, Hermes has an average recognized show score of 73.38 over 4 shows, with 4 different riders/handlers.
During his first two years in the US, Hermes has trained regularly with Gary Rockwell, Felicitas Von Neumann-Cosel, Niall Quirk, Isabelle Von Neumann-Cosell, Lee Tubman, and is in full training with Kimberley Dougherty (Asher) of Canterbury Stables.
Hermes is a shining example of the Lusitano breed and temperament. He is handled and ridden daily by Dr. Cox - an adult amateur exhibitor and competitor and busy equine veterinarian. As such, Hermes regularly attends many of the USEF horse shows Dr. Cox vets as a noncompeting participant. Everyone is drawn to his magnetic personality and his super gaits.
Hermes is available for breeding to approved Lusitano mares that are APSL eligible. His 2018 frozen semen price is $2500 + $250 shipping fee (2 breeding doses shipped) with a 2-year live foal guarantee. A frozen semen contract link can be found below.
In 2019 Hermes will be shown at third level.