Owned and operated by Dr. Anne Starr and Brian Rehwald, Valhalla Andalusians home is a 45-acre farm situated at the southern end of the beautiful Slocan Valley near Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. Nestled in a broad curve of the Slocan River in the fertile valley bottom and surrounded by the lush wilderness of the rugged Valhalla and Airy Ranges of the Selkirk Mountains, we are truly in a heavenly place.
In this stunning environment we breed, train, show and sell Pura Raza Española (PRE) Andalusian and Andalusian cross horses. We also offer stud services to outside mares. Life is very good here on the farm and all of our animals lead an enviable existence. They are fed the organic hay we grow on our farm, drink the fresh water that cascades down the mountain slopes above and run free in our green pastures from spring until fall.
We have only top quality breeding stock here at Valhalla Andalusians. We believe that quality starts with the mares and finishes with the stallions.
We currently have one breeding stallion standing at stud, VA Manolete’s Hijo Amado, son of our foundation stallion and international dressage champion, Mystiques Manolete. Amado is a US National Reserve Champion in halter and has produced a Supreme Champion colt in his first foal crop (VA Alejo).
We also have ten Andalusian mares of which eight of them are either US or Canadian Multi-national champions or both. The two mares that haven’t been shown to a National title are OA Sienna (she has never been shown but has produced five national champion foals) and VMF Gema Preciosa (she broke her hip as a yearling preventing her from being shown but is a very happy brood mare).
We have four 2013 foals (two colts and two fillies) of which one was shown at three months old and was the Canadian National Supreme Halter Champion Andalusian (VA Alejo).
We only have one part bred horse left on the farm and that is VA Sofia, our beautiful black 2012 ¾ Andalusian filly. She was shown in 2013 as a yearling and was the Canadian National Supreme Halter Champion Part Bred Andalusian.
We are currently expecting 7 pure Andalusian foals for 2014.
For more information on any of these horses and their pedigrees please refer to the individual pages for each horse where you will find full biographies, photos and video links.