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The Fernández-Daza stud farm has maintained its residence since the beginning of the 20th century in “Los Juncales” near Almendralejo (Badajoz) and is undoubtedly a reference farm in Extremadura for the Spanish horse.


Although the iron maintains its essence on the heart, a transition has occurred, leaving the circle behind and moving to a heart bordered by a rhombus. Thus, the essence of our origins is maintained, which dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries, as reviewed in the book “El Caballo Español” by Carlos Orellana Chacón (Barcelona 1956), and at the same time our image is refreshed as it is. doing with the Carthusian blood of our stallions.


Currently the management falls to Mr. José María Fernández-Daza de Alvear, member of AECCPRE, the most relevant association of Spanish horses in Extremadura, and member of ANCCE?





Maintaining the best of the historical line, at home we always transmit nobility and homogeneity:

  • Pure Carthusian style: Maintaining the champion line of Fernández-Daza, in recent years the blood has been refreshed, among others, with stallions from Yeguada La Cartuja, such as Argentino XXX and Revoltoso XXX. We breed the purest line of the breed.

  • Beauty: As extraordinary in the Spanish horse as in the historical morphology of Fernandez-Daza, our stallions and mares have unique characteristics with a harmonious morphology, proportionate and always in accordance with ANCCE values.

  • Free breeding: without a doubt a differential influence that is projected in the docile, happy and close character from the youngest colts to the oldest stallions.

  • Functionality: Its nobility, with that unique character, and the harmony of its movements make our breeding extraordinary in the field, dressage, or walking.


Indeed, in 1950 Francisco Fernández-Daza y F. de Córdova refreshed the blood of the cattle ranch, acquiring from the Yeguada Militar de Córdoba several specimens that came from what he had sold to it, D. Francisco de la Chica Navarro, among the most pure of the Carthusian line.


​The notable mares Kanaima and Karabujea stood out, whose descendants are still a reference in the stud farm today. In that same year, the personal gift of the Conductor colt was another of the pillars incorporated by Francisco Fernández-Daza to this line of the stud, with the clear philosophy of the search for beauty and nobility, essential characteristics in Purebred horses. Spanish.


​The stallions have been of direct origin from the Cartuja de Jerez, all with paternal and maternal ancestry from the aforementioned cattle ranch.

In the 2000s, livestock farming reached the top, winning countless national recognitions, among others.Najerana “XX”, breed champion?


In those years, D. Francisco. He would be a judge in different national and international competitions.

That passion and contribution to the development of the Spanish horse would lead him to be recognized as an honorary member of ANCCE. It is not surprising to hear some rancher today comments by Don Francisco about the nobility of livestock farming when he said "if one of my mares kicks you, I will give it to you."

His respect and passion for the Spanish horse was transmitted to three generations, who today enjoy his legacy and his hobbies.

From hare races, pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela (in four holy years), or for dressage work, their specimens always have a unique character 



If the origin of Fernandez – Daza dates back to the mid-20th century, the Carthusian line is even longer and more complex, but it is essential to consider it to understand the history of the Spanish horse, sometimes confused with the Andalusian horse.


There are mentions about the benefits of the Spanish horse from people as relevant in history as Virgil, in classical antiquity, Caligula, the Roman emperor, Richard the Lionheart, or Frederick the Great.


However, the traceable origins of the Carthusian horses date back to 1484, thanks to the monks of the Cartuja de Jerez. These, in addition to dedicating themselves to religious life, had a passion for raising horses, which were then used for transportation, work, or even for war. The monks dedicated themselves with great care to improving the purity of the breed, managing to create one of the most complete and recognized breeds, of which

However, in the 18th century, when Napoleonic troops invaded the peninsula, they destroyed everything, including the stables of the Carthusian monks, who moved to Cádiz to be safe.

Far from losing the breed that they had created with so much care in their 300 years of livestock tradition, they transferred them to the Priest Pedro José Zapata, with the help of his brother Juan, from Arcos de la Frontera, maintaining possession, but not ownership. To differentiate the specimens that came from the Cartuja, the Zapata brothers used a new iron with a bit. It was then, starting in 1810, when the stud farm was renamed Yeguada de la Cartuja-Hierro del Bocado.


After the Zapata brothers, he stops by different families, among which the María Romero, Zapata's widow, and her children, the Dominguez brothers, stand out. It will be in 1933 when Mr. Bartolomé Dominguez transfers half of the mares to Mr. Francisco De la Chica Navarro, who is directly linked to the lineage maintained by the Yeguada Militar and which spins with the Yeguada de Fernandez Daza mentioned above.


Without a doubt, a complex and long history that only adds value to the beauty and nobility of ANCCE.



This past of the Spanish horse, and of the Carthusian line of Fernandez Daza, weighs in its international recognition, which values the antiquity, the nobility of the breed, and its long history of breeding and selection to achieve beauty, elegance and functionality. that integrates


Thus, it is not surprising that today there are specimens bred in Los Juncales in countless countries, from the most remote ones like Thailand or China, to closer ones like Italy or Germany.

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