Our breeding program
is centered around the bloodlines of the legendary
Coral LaCE through his son, Coral's Alejandro de Vez, as well as mares
who are granddaughters of this great sire, combined with the lines of
other extraordinary horses of the past.
(Canario II x Dama)
PFHA#1,436 NASHA #FB2
It was May 1993.
As he turned to acknowledge us, the rich, mahogany bay coat glistened in
the rays of Florida sunlight that beamed through the open stall door.
With striking white blaze, lush black mane, the most luxurious tail
imaginable, and huge dark eyes that peered from beneath the thick black
forelock, he appeared regal. The sheer beauty of him was breathtaking
and his presence made him seem enormous although he stood just over 14 hands.
He was captivating, the embodiment of strength and elegance, a horse
like no other we had ever seen before. He was the horse that started it
all; he was the legendary Paso Fino stallion, Coral LaCE.
There were many
descendants of the noble and gentle stallion in the herd of 70+ Paso
Finos that grazed the 80 acres of La Caballeriza de Vez that day. As we
toured the barns and pastures, they all greeted us with the same
friendly interest shown by their sire. We were amazed by their
gentleness. Each had their own unique beauty, yet there was a
sameness about them; it was the unmistakable stamp of Coral LaCE.
As a breeding stallion, Coral LaCE consistently passed his beauty,
elegant carriage, natural gait, unfailing stamina and gentle disposition
on to his offspring. He sired 181 offspring during his lifetime,
stamping each one with an ambient beauty that is difficult to describe,
yet easy to identify.
Coral LaCE's ability
as a sire was beyond extraordinary. So powerful was his ability to pass
his genes that he was not only a "sire of sires", but was a
"sire of dams" as well. His exceptional quality, beauty,
gentleness and accurate gait are evident in his grand get, regardless of
whether they are sired by his sons or produced by his daughters.
Coral LaCE was, himself, a Grand National Champion in Performance, as
well as a top producer of National Champions. The Paso Fino Horse
Association twice named him as the #1 Top Ten Sire in the Nation, and
the accomplishments of his offspring earned him a place on the Paso Fino
Horse Association's Top Ten Sires List an amazing thirteen times! His
offspring have taken National honors in Pleasure, Performance,
Versatility, Driving, and Largo Races, as well as numerous State and
Coral LaCE's offspring have also excelled outside of the show ring. Both
sons and daughters of the great sire have taken top honors in
Competitive Trail Riding and Endurance Riding Competitions.