Orio was imported from Portugal in the late 1990's where he was a brave bullfighting stallion. Upon arrival to California, Orio added his quick agility, maneuverability, and sound work ethic towards mastering his dressage training and executing a sound breeding program. He is incredibly athletic, agile, compact and powerful. He displays all the great characteristics of the Veiga bloodline in his confirmation and attitude, including a classical convex facial profile, willing nature, agile and elevated movements and his great work ethic towards any task.
Orio's sire, Ribatejo, celebrated ex-stallion of Calheiros Ferreira`s stud-farm, earned a body score of 81pts. He is also the father of Alto do Castelol farm's stallion "Perito" winner of Lusitanian race Championship in Golega Fair and 2004 National Stallions Championship in National Agriculture Fair in Santarem. Orio's dam, Gaivota, sired from Zique and granddaughter of Quieto on both maternal and fraternal sides.
Orio has a great temperament. He can be ridden with mares, geldings, stallions, and has performed in quadrilles. We expect him to pass on his excellent disposition and talent to his offspring.