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Celere (IMP Portugal)


9th January 2007 | Buckskin (EeAAnCr)| 15.3hh

APSL Recommended sire of Dressage ★★★★

Imported Lusitano stallion

APSL approved for breeding | LHAA, FEI and EA registered

WSSF negative | PSSM1 negative



Top Achievements

Represented AUS - 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games

9th FEI Grade II Ind. Test - Tokyo Paralympic Games

7th in the FEI Para Grade II World Rankings 2021

Short listed | 2016 Rio Paralympic Games

AUS High Performance Squad 2019-2022

Overall Champion Equestrian Life Para Dressage 2019


EL Highest Placed Combination FEI Grade II


EL Highest Placed FEI Para Combination NSW

EL Highest Placed FEI Para Combination Internationally


Champion FEI Grade II - Sydney CPEDI 2021 2018


Champion FEI Grade II - Tokyo Test Event 2020


Champion FEI Grade II - Brisbane CPEDI 2019

Champion FEI Grade II - Sydney CPEDI 2019


Most successful stallion Buckskin Nationals 2018


Power, presence and beauty
CELERE is a natural-born showman who possesses exceptional power, presence, and beauty. He is renowned for his impeccable manners and ability to capture the attention of everyone in the arena. When CELERE enters the arena, he moves with incredible grace and power that is hard to ignore.

CELERE's three gaits are exceptional. His walk is superb and covers a lot of ground with ease. His canter is active, balanced, and uphill, which showcases his strength and athleticism. His trot is the highlight of his gaits - it is straight, graceful, and full of cadence.

CELERE has a natural talent for passage and piaffe, which is evident in his elegant movements. He has excellent conformation, with a classic Lusitano Roman profile, and a good strong back and hindquarter. He has correct angles, straightness, and good bone substance. His stunning appearance is matched by his impressive performance, making him an outstanding horse in every way.

'Recommended for Dressage' by the APSL

Following his outstanding performance at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, CELERE has been honored with the esteemed title of 'Recommended for Dressage Breeding Sire' by APSL. As a stallion highly recommended for producing offspring for dressage, he now proudly displays the 4-star rating of ★★★★ next to his name.

With less than 50 Lusitanos worldwide of this caliber, CELERE is the only Lusitano outside of Portugal to receive this prestigious title, which is a testament to his dressage abilities and an excellent example of the Lusitano breed.

A Paralympic star
During the Tokyo Paralympic Games, one horse stole the show - CELERE. It wasn't just his stunning gold coat and good looks that made him the talk of the town, but also his calm and gentle personality. CELERE enjoyed all the attention and volunteers and officials would often stop by to say hello and take photos with him. Even the TV commentators joked that luggage bags would need to be checked on departure as everyone had fallen in love with him and wanted to take him home!

Versatility Success

CELERE has an impressive international resume, including winning national level morphology as a yearling in Portugal, competing in dressage at the renowned Golegã Horse Fair, and winning gold level medium dressage in England.

Since arriving in Australia in 2016, CELERE has continued to add to his impressive list of accomplishment
s, carrying his para rider to represent Australia at the Paralympic Games, gaining High-Performance squad recognition, and winning numerous FEI International, national, and state championships.

CELERE has proven himself to be a talented all-rounder in various disciplines, regularly competing in official open dressage competitions. Additionally, he was the highest awarded stallion at the 2018 Buckskin Nationals, where he was unbeatable in led, hunter, and ridden classes.


CELERE is an established sire in Europe and Australia with many offspring that have inherited his outstanding traits. His progeny exhibit natural cadence, correct confirmation, friendly and unflappable temperaments, willingness to learn, and movie-star good looks, including the famous soft CELERE eyes.

CELERE is renowned for producing tall, athletic foals with beautiful straight long legs. If you're a fan of different colours, you'll be happy to know that CELERE is DNA colour tested EeAAnCr, and he has produced cremello, buckskin, and perlino offspring.

CELERE has sired excellent offspring with mares of various breeds, such as Lusitano, Lusitano Sport Horse, KWPN, Hanoverian, Trakehner, Welsh D, Thoroughbred, Andalusian, Australian Stock Horse, Appaloosa, Warlander, Friesian and a variety of cross breeds.


Celere (Imp) foals bred by Tora V Stud

2023 foal - Ulere Tora V

2022 foal - Sir Foxley Tora V

2021 foal - Wynton Tora V

2018 foal - Ollivander Tora V

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Sire: Estoiro ★★★★★


Dam: Noz

Grand Sire: Zico


Nilo - Manuel Veiga (MV)


Firme - Andrade (SA)

Quimono - Silveiras (SS)


ESTOIRO ★★★★★ to date, is 1 of only 11 stallions to be awarded the highest merit by the APSL (Portuguese Studbook). Merit breeders hold 5 stars ★★★★★ and only granted to recommended stallions with outstanding offspring that have distinguished themselves at the highest level through their functionality with good gaits, good character and beauty. ESTOIRO has offspring with medals of gold and silver in morphology and movement and many excelling in dressage.

ZICO is found in many high-level dressage Lusitano pedigrees such as CELERE, ECUADOR (MVL) and FOGOSO (MTV). They all represented Australia and Portugal at the Tokyo Paralympic and Olympic Games. HOSTIL, a prominent son of ZICO, is regarded as one of the best breeding stallions in Portugal. In 2011 HOSTIL was ridden by Olympic rider Anky can Grunsven at the PSL International Festival, demonstrating his skill and rideability. ZICO was sold to Mexico and became the foundation stallion for Las Morerias, where he won numerous Best Breeder Awards in Mexico and the United States.


FIRME is and will be forever remembered as one of the most influential stallions of the Lusitano breed. Fernando Sommer d’Andrade and his father, Dr Ruy d’Andrade, were responsible for the foundation of the renowned Andrade (SA) lineage. FIRME was offered to their excellent friend Manuel Veiga on lease to cover many of his best mares. FIRME had a glorious career in bullfighting, and the purpose behind the offer was to introduce Andrade (SA) blood into the Veiga (MV) breeding which consisted of pure lineage. FIRME was used for a brief period at the Veigas, where he sired essential offspring, with names such as NOVILHEIRO (MV), OPUS II (MV), NEPTUNO (MV) and NILO (MV). After the lease at the Veigas, FIRME served at several other Portuguese breeders. It is universally recognized that the massive success of this heritage was only made possible by the overwhelming dominance of the Veiga (MV) blood.

NILO was the personal mount for Manuel Veiga. He left 226 direct descendants enrolled in the Portuguese Studbook and was regarded as a historical sire for the Lusitano breed. NILO is the grandsire of ALCAIDE, an impressive chestnut stallion bred by Oliveira Martins that represented Spain with his rider, Claudio Castilla Ruiz, at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

QUIMONO is a historically significant Lusitano stallion, approved with 80 points. He was acquired by Coudelaria Nacional (CN) and was included in CN’s stallion leasing program – whose objective is the improvement of the breed - to be used by other Portuguese breeders. Many high-level and Olympic dressage horses carry the lines of QUIMONO. Many greats such as XIRIPITI and ZIMBRO from Coudelaria Torres Vaz Freire.

Celere Pedigree
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