CHAPLIN & CAROLIEN

OUR HORSEY STORY

HAVING RIDEN HORSES ALL ACROSS THE GLOBE, WHEN THE TIME CAME TO MAKE OUR HOME (AND ARENA) IN PORTUGAL, IT WAS AN EASY CHOICE TO SURROUND OURSELVES WITH THESE WONDERFUL PORTUGUESE HORSES. 

AS A YOUNG INTERNATIONAL COUPLE IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME UNTIL OUR LOVE FOR THE LUSITANO WAS SOLIDIFIED.

 

CAROLIEN, COMING FROM THE CLASSIC DRESSAGE AND SHOW JUMPING BACKGROUND (THROUGHOUT THE NORTHERN EUROPEAN ARENAS) OF THE NETHERLANDS, AND CHAPLIN FROM A MORE WORKING AND STOCK HORSE BACKGROUND OF AUSTRALIA IT WAS ALMOST A NATURAL EVOLUTION THAT A HORSE SUCH AS THE LUSITANO, WHICH CONFIDENTLY EXCELS IN AND CROSSES ALL OF THESE STYLES, WOULD BECOME OUR CHOSEN BREED.

BOTH OF US COMING FROM A MORE GRASS ROOTS ORIGIN IN HORSEMANSHIP, WE SAW THAT IF YOU HAD PASSION AND LOVE FOR HORSES, NOTHING COULD STOP YOU FROM OWNING, AND LOVING HORSES THAT REPRESENTED YOUR ENTHUSIASM. WE BELIEVE HORSE OWNERSHIP IS FOR ALL HORSE PEOPLE.

AND LIKE HORSES, THOSE PEOPLE COME IN ALL STYLES.

WHAT WE WANTED TO DO, IS HELP MAKE HORSES ACCESSABLE TO ALL HORSE PEOPLE. BECAUSE WHILE A BLOOD LINE SUCH AS LUSITANO SHOULD BE GIVEN THE HONOUR IT DESERVES, IT SHOULD ALSO BE CELEBRATED ALL OVER THE WORLD.