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Haras Santo Antonio da Bela Vista
Since 1991 breeding Arabian horses with identity

Studying the American Arabian horse breeding and visiting farms and some expositions in the U.S., specially the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, the Forte Family was amazed with Half-Arabian Pintos, ridden by Americans mostly in the performance classes.

They were such horses which, at the same time, matched the main characteristics of the Arabian horses, as the dished head, the long and arched neck, the upright tail and the elegant movement, with the most interesting attribute of the pintos, the beauty and the attractiveness of the double color.

Therefore, why not breeding them in Brazil? But what would be the right way to start? How should the crossings be made, in order to keep the double color throughout the generations, since the use of purebred Arabians would be increasingly needed so to consolidate their characteristics?

As first step, the Forte Family started searching common mares, without any specific ascendance, at ranches and farms surrounding their region, which initially should have two characteristics: first, the double color, and second, some kind of refinement and beauty.

For that reason, some good quality mares were bought and crossed with the stud's chestnut and bay purebred stallions - the grey ones excluded, due to the fact that the predominant color could spoil the establishment and the continuation of the pinto coloring.

One of those mares must be remembered: Pampa Mia ("Pampa" means "female pinto" and "mia" means "my"), named after being purchased from a simple rancher from Alambari, a small city close to Itapetininga, meanwhile a weekend drive-around of the Fortes. The funniest thing was the name which that sir was known: "Camarão", that means "shrimp" in Portuguese. Although being a common mare, Pampa Mia called much of attention for her beauty, her nice head, huge eyes and long neck.

Also in the beginning, the Fortes received a great help from C-Cherez´s trainer Manuel Balarini, who lend them a Pinto Half-Arabian mare called
Beateau Mouch FV, at the time in foal to Kapel FA (by *Cobrah). Some months later, Beateau Mouch FV produced a wonderful filly, later named RFI Harlekyna, the dam of the current Pinto chief sire at stud, RFI Harlekyn (picture).

Pampa Mia and Beateau Mouche FV have established the two most representative families of the Pinto Half-Arabian breeding program at stud.

Presently, the production of Pintos with the brand RFI is very small crafty. Haras Santo Antonio da Bela Vista is proud of producing Half-Arabian Pintos with 93,75% Arabian blood, always maintaining what is most important, the double color. This percentage will increase in the next crossings/generations.

Haras Santo Antonio da Bela Vista - RFI Arabians
Itapetininga – São Paulo – Brazil
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