Discover the vibrant history of the Andalusian Horse in its native Andalusia. In the heart of Jerez, Yeguada Cartuja epitomises the passion Andalusians have for their beloved horse. At this magnificent facility you can observe the unique and purest form of the Pura Raza Española, the Cartujano breed. Yeguada Cartuja aims to bring this stunning breed to the forefront and share the knowledge they have about their genetic history with horse lovers from all over!
Famously known as the “Horse of Kings” the Carthusian horse is strongly built, compact and elegant. The Carthusian Andalusian or Cartujano is generally considered the purest Andalusian and has one of the oldest recorded pedigree lines in the world. Yeguada Cartuja is renowned for some of the finest bloodlines associated with the magnificent Andalusian horse. When you visit this facility you are stepping back in time to discover the rich history of this animal and learn first-hand where they came from!
All Andalusian horses trace to a small number of horses bred by religious orders in the 18th and 19th centuries. Famed for being the cornerstone of the Andalusian horse breeding, some of the earliest written pedigrees in recorded European history were kept by Carthusian monks, beginning in the 13th century. The monastics were given the responsibility of maintaining these records because they could read and write and were responsible for horse breeding by certain members of the nobility, particularly in Spain.
Carretera Medina El Portal CA3109, km 6,5 - 11402, Cádiz, Spain
Jerez Airport, Southern Spain
Jerez de la Frontera, Spain