JUAN HUERTAS MONTIEL
Yeguada Aimarán is very much the lifetime dream of Mr. Juan Huertas; a dedicated horseman with an incredible eye and knowledge for breeding PRE horses.
Despite having a highly technical profession, he has a degree in Physics, his passion was always the Andalusian horse, and he ambitioned not only ride, otherwise develop what he conceived as the perfect PRE horse, combining beauty, temperament and functionality.
He was one of the pioneers and major driving forces of the Spanish horse in the world of dressage. Since the early 90s, believed in the ability of the Spanish horse to successfully develop the highest standards of Doma, reaching the victory over other European breeds. He can be proud of having fulfilled his wish, to see his horses won including the Grand Prix, and continue to do so, Aimaran dressage horses are participating and winning worldwide.
His commitment was beyond his stud when 1997 he became President of the Andalusian PRE Breeders Association . For ten years he held this position and achieved the maximum period splendor of the association, printing his vision in it, promoting the values of sport in the PRE horse. Later he was called to join the board of the National Association of Breeders of Purebred Spanish Horses (ANCCE), being a member of the Executive Committee. During this period he has tried to meet the challenges of globalization, present and future of the breed.
But surely his greatest satisfaction is to have transmitted their values of love and respect for the horse to his family, ensuring continuity of the stud.
She was born in a family that was dedicated with passion to the Andalusian horse breeding, this fact provided her good knowledge for the breeding, selection and improvement of the horses. She studied Veterinary Science where she confirmed her avocation for the equine world she was part of the Anatomy, Etnology and Radiology departments and intern of the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Cordoba. During this time she also received education for dressage from prestigious trainers in the country.
After her University education she did internships in the best Spanish and European Equine Hospitals and since then she works in equine medicine and is dedicated to the managing of Yeguada Aimaran. From 2011 she is also member of the board of the Veterinary College in Malaga, in charge of the Animal Welfare and Large Animals.
Nowadays and due to her interest in Dressage and the PRE Andalusian horse, has obtaining the title as Conformation judge for PRE horses and Dressage judge which helps her to evaluate and select the horses in Yeguada Aimaran to obtain the top quality. Her goal is to breed horses that preserve the classical beauty of the Andalusian horses with the movements of the Spanish sporthorses able to compete at the highest level.
He was born in Sevilla, and from his childhood he practised equestrianism with great enthusiasm, until it became his greatest passion. He had his first experience with Classical Dressage, what meant a turning point in his life. Yet, he found a discipline that merged the horse-riding practice with his other great callings: sport and competition.
Fortunately, during his training period he could learn from wide experienced European trainers. He started his professional career when he first took part in the technical team of the Real Maestranza de Caballería de Ronda Horse Riding School, where he spent thirteen years as a rider and trainer, and Technical Manager the last eight years.
His incorporation into International Competition at a GP level, by the hand of the Spanish National Team, provided him the necessary experience to become a high level rider and trainer.