Minas Gerais, Brazil
Owner: Leandro de Aguiar
General Manager: André Cruz
Commercial Manager: Zico Guardia
Bloodline: Purebred Arabians
Haras Cruzeiro is located in Brazil in the state of Minas Gerais and it is owned by Leandro de Aguiar – the 5th generation of the family at the forefront of the business - and managed by his nephew Andre Cruz. Leandro de Aguiar started breeding horses in the 80s with 2 breeds: Mangalarga (Brazilian horse saddle breed) and Arabian Horses. From the 90's, Leandro’s Arabian horse breeding program gained more importance within Haras Cruzeiro and the big change came in 2010 when the trips to Europe, America and Middle East showed Leandro De Aguiar a different type of breeding and the kind of investments needed to reach top-level standards.During the years some individuals fundamental to the breeding program joined Haras Cruzeiro: among them, the rare grey, swan necked Shariba (Gazal Al Shaqab x Thee Rahiba) – Brazilian National Champion Mare, her maternal sister, the white beauty Turchiya MPE (WH Justice x Thee Rahiba) – 2010 Champion Filly in Verona Class B Show and Best Head in Paris, the winningest mare in Brazilian history FT Havanna El Keav (HK Keav Power x Hillary CVM), the Multiple National Champion Yasmin HWM (Legacy of Fame x Dollysia HCF) and the two-time Brazilian National Champion Stallion HDB Sihr Ibn Massai.Today Haras Cruzeiro is among the best breeders of Arabian horses in Brazil and boasts one of the most intriguing breeding programs in South America.