The Best of Spain - Born in America
We at Cosas De Andalucia believe in the maintenance of a breed "Standard of Excellence". We participate in the breed quality valorization process of the Commission of the Cria Caballar of Spain, providing clients the assurance that our horses are among the highest breed quality available. The Cosas De Andalucia mares of color are absolutely exceptional!
Originally from Rhode Island in the USA, Charlene Hammes has devoted her life since the early nineties to Purebred Spanish horse. Having started her equestrian career at the University of Wales she went on to manage several yards around Europe as well as in Spain itself. She has studied at the Royal Spanish Riding School in Jerez and also under Instructors of the Spanish riding school of Vienna.
For the past decade she has resided as Equestrian Manager and Instructor for a renowned Classical Riding centre specialising in PRE horses just outside Seville. Many students and guests have returned for her classes and to see and learn from her training methods. She keeps a strong bond with all students and guests that have studied with her. The centre of Andalusian life with its traditions, people and culture has lead Charlene Hammes to remain firmly rooted in this area permanently.
Its perfect situation near to El Rocio, Jerez and Cordoba creates the historic home of the Spanish horse.
Charlene Hammes has a great openness to teach and train any level of rider or horse the correct basis up to high school. Her focus is on the correct preparation and guidance. Her forte however lies with her love of the PRE. She has learnt a wealth of knowledge from working with these special horses and from the connections which they have brought her over the years. Thus leading her to develop this website so that other riders can have the opportunity to experience and learn from these beautiful horses like she has. Or, those that have the dream of one day owning or breeding the PRE. As well as teaching in Spain Charlene Hammes holds clinics on a regular basis around Europe.
Charlene Hammes has sold PRE horses around the World and can advise on all aspects from bloodlines, yeguadas (studs), vet checks, transport to paperwork.
Navarre GF... Majestic, midnight black stallion. Undefeated multiple class best movement winner, Navarre is the epitome of the pure Spanish aristocrat. At 16.3 hands he presents the sculptural beauty, substance, breathtaking Spanish movement with exceptional extension, and proud natural brilliance combined with a gentle temperament that has been the hallmark of the Andalusian breed for centuries.
Reina GF is black, stands 16 hands and was named in the top 5 nationally as a junior filly. Reina is a full sister to the black National Champion Stallion, Navare GF. A young black stallion owned and imported into the U.S for limited breeding by Laura Collado de Peralta of Costa Rica. Bearing a strong Terry influence in his lineage, Ebano presents the introduction of a new black line. from Ebano, Reina produced a striking jet-black filly.
Bay with star, yearling colt. Navarre GF x Savanna MHF Commissar's sire is our 16.3 hand National Champion Stallion. Savanna, his gorgeous tall bay dam, is daughter to Itaca III, National Champion Mare! Like his full brother, Commissar has tremendous balance and a natural ability for collection, talents he has presented even as a young weaning. We will expect his new owners to utilize his talents in the Dressage arena.