ACM Stud 


The ACM Stud was founded in july 1995 by Antonio Correia de Mendonça, son-in- law of the actual owner, returning to a family tradition of animal Breeding.

At the begining they were used a group of Visconde dos Olivais (VO) broodmares, all of them gold medal winners at Santarem Nacional Agricultural Fair in the end of the 80’s.

The first stallions used were, Hipus (VO) and Jaguar (FBC), descendants of Danubio, from M. Veiga stud that was the “Champion of Champions” at the APSL Festival, Lisbon 1988.

Afherwards they were used as stallions two horses from Manuel Assunção Coimbra stud (MAC)

In 2002:

- Justiceiro (MAC) – a son of Distinto (MAC) x Xareta (MAC) by Quimono (AA)

In 2003 and 2004:

- Liso (MAC) also a son of Distinto (MAC) x Estrela (MAC) by Zelador (MAC).

Liso is Zimbro’s father, Zimbro riden by Julia Pierce was the Champion of the Canadian National Eastern Region Dressage Competition (grand prix level) at Otawa September 2015.

From 2005 to 2009, it was used on our mares , with excelent results , the Stallion from Pedro Passanha stud Tixaquir, a son of the Merith Lusitano Stallion Xaquiro from Quina stud.

In July 2009 it was acquired to be the new stud Stallion Aladino D’Atela (from Bessa de Carvalho stud).

Aladino is a grand-son of Soberano III (Borba stud) the Champion of Champions in the International horse fair at Golegã 2002 and 2003.

Our purpose is to cross these two blood lines to creat animals that are morphologicaly pure Lusitano horses, with execelent character, robusts and with excelent gaits whose funcionality permits being used in a variety of modalities with a special focus on dressage.

In 2013 it was used from the first time a Stallion from our stud – Destino dos Pardinhos- a son of Tixaquir that has highlighted in Portugal Dressage Cup at 2013, 2014 and 2015.

As we think that the ACM stud future lies on the Dressage world we bougth in 2015 with our friend Filipe Guerreiro dos Santos from Monte da Tramagueira stud the foal Lux DR a son of recomended stalion Escorial x Zoberana out of Soberano, also a recomended stalion by APSL Lux DR won for 2 following years the title of male champion (with 2 golden medals).

The first in the International APSL festival at Cascais, in 2017, as a 2 years old foal and in 2019 as a 4 years old riden horse.

Lux DR was also aproved in January 2019 with the best score (84.36%) on the APSL Dressage project for young Lusitano horses. This project took place during all 2019 with the orientation of 2 Olympic portuguese dressage riders - Miguel Ralão Duarte and Daniel Pinto- under the technical supervision from Kyra kyrklund.

In january 2020 at the first concentration of Lusitano horses to been aproved as stalions LUX DR achieved once more the best score (77,3 pts), showing to all the presents its enormous quality, and beauty.

Lux DR started in 2020 his first year of reproductive activity (for an extraordinary coincidence on our 25 anniversary) and due to his enormous genetic potencial, his beauty, stamina and his fabulous gaits gives us an enormous expectation.

Lux DR was recognised by the APSL on January 2021 as a Recomended Stalion **** (model and gaits). It is for us an enormous joy to see his first sons born allready this year in february.

In 2020 we used also Alcaide (SOM) as stalion on one of our mares. Alcaide was presented at the Rio de Janeiro Olimpic games and was one of the first Lusitano
horses riden by the spanish Olimpic rider Claudio Castilla Ruiz to achieved the mytical 80% score on a GP free style at the CDI-W  Madrid Horse Week, December 2019 Real dos Pardinhos, Alcaide’s son and Lux DR sons Rolex dos Pardinhos, Relux dos Pardinhos and Rola dos Pardinhos, will be for sure names to remember and we think that they are the future of the ACM STUD.


  • Member number 286 of the Portguese Breders Assotiation (APSL) since 1996
  • Member number 5 of the Beira Interior Lusitano Breeder Assotiation (ACCBI) since is foundation January 2018
  • Member of the Svenska Lusitanosallskapet by invitation since September 215 and lifelong
  • Member since August 2020
  • Honorary member nº1 from the Czech Klub Chovatelu Koni Lusitano since November 2019

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