Text and photos by Lily Forado
Atrevido Mango made history in 2017. The remarkable triple crown (World Functionality Champion, World Champion of Movement, and Absolute World Champion) achieved during SICAB was groundbreaking. Bred by Yeguada Andic and owned by Jesus Jiménez, Atrevido Mango has proven to be an outstanding stallion at stud, producing top offspring in American soil.
Jesus Jiménez, the owner of Rancho Los Jímenez, has dedicated many years to breeding and promoting P.R.E. horses. He is the founder of one of the biggest and most extraordinary successful P.R.E events in the USA: Feria del Caballo Español. He currently serves as a board member of the United States PRE Association.
What are your breeding lines?
We have a large variety of breeding lines from Escalera, Bohorquez, and Bocado.
What characteristics define the horses you breed?
We try our best to breed the most complete horse we possibly can featuring morphology, movement, and overall health.
As one of the biggest breeders of P.R.E on American soil, what do you like most about the Spanish horse? What captivated you about this breed?
When we first saw Spanish horses, we realized that they were very noble with a great temperament. We were convinced that Spanish horses have all the characteristics we were looking for and that is the reason why we exclusively breed Spanish horses.
Can you tell us more about Atrevido Mango? How does it feel to have a horse with such a level in your stable?
It’s an honor to have a horse like Atrevido Mango in our stable and home in the United States. He is a horse that passes on his characteristics to his offspring. Atrevido Mango transmits beauty, elegance, and athleticism. He is the real Spanish Horse we were looking for breeding. Atrevido Mango is one of a kind and it is qualified as is one of the P.R.E best stallions.
For a foreigner PRE lover, how do you describe la Feria del Caballo Español?
Most of our foreign supporters love the variety of what Feria del Caballo has to offer. In the mornings, Feria offers P.R.E conformation and functionality shows and, in the afternoons, we wrap up with horse entertainment and performing exhibitions.