Who is Dr.
Manuel H. D. Heleno ?
"A diplomat, a businessman, a rider and a
breeder. With regard to horses, Manuel Heleno is the president of
several international or national organizations, some of
which he created like the Associação
Portuguesa do Cavalo Árabe, the Associação Portuguesa do Cavalo
Anglo-árabe, the Organização Mundial do Cavalo Árabe Montado ou
Atrelado, the El Rey Clube D. Duarte I, etc. Member of the
Executive Committee of the "Conference International de l'Anglo-arabe",
first Chaiman of the ECAHO Sport Commission and
Member of the Executive Committee of the Associação Portuguesa
do Cavalo "Selle Français", etc. The author and President of the Arabian
Stud-Book, and author of " The Arabian Horse in
Portugal", he wrote many pieces in magazines of different
countries. As an international judge, he was asked to judge
European and World Championships in Paris. He represented Portugal in
several Conferences, in all the world. As a rider, he won
over 200 national and international competitions. As a breeder,
the results of his Stud are self evident." (out
of a magazine)
Manuel Heleno Stud
The Coudelaria M. Heleno - Haras
Biarritz comes from the famous Stud of Guilherme
Correia Gyão, rescued from the revolution of April 1975 for being
exported to Spain a little time before.
1977 the stud moved to France and on the 24th March 1978, was
founded and registered there as "Société Civile Haras
Biarritz". In June of 1982, all the horses returned to
Portugal and are now permanently based there.
pure Arab horses of the Gyão Stud were without doubt some of the
best in the world. In these horses you could trace back to the two
best studs of this time: the Duque de Veragua Stud (descendant of
Christopher Columbus) and the Crabbet Park Stud (founded by Lady
Blunt, grand-daughter of Lord Byron). Gyaõ
Stud had also magnificent stallions from the Coudelaria
Nacional (Portuguese National Stud), whose selection has been
known as one of the hardest ever carried out ( see " Portuguese
Arabian " ).
was the outstanding quality of these horses which made the current
owner decide to buy the Arabian mares.
we knew that the Pure Blood Arabian is the foundation of nearly
all breeds (like the thoroughbred for example), and also an
improver of all the others, we crossed the Arabian mares with
exceptional Selle Français and thoroughbred stallions (see bloodlines), resulting
in a competition record which exceeded all expectations, which you
can see from our results
the many decades that the Manuel Heleno Stud
- Haras Biarritz - has existed, the rigorous selection process
followed during all these years, the initial excellent quality of
the Pure Arab mares and the selection of notable Selle Français
and thoroughbred stallions, are the principal secrets behind the
outstanding quality obtained.