Portuguese native Jorge Gabriel discovered his passion for horses at a very young age. Growing up riding Lusitanos at his uncle’s farm, his love for the breed and the equestrian arts manifested.
As founder/owner of Casa Lusitana, he has, for the past twenty-plus years, created a renowned standard for the Lusitano horse.
Casa Lusitana, with its two locations (one in Florida and one in Massachusetts) is where Jorge considers himself at home. He rides and trains daily and has produced many Grand Prix horses from the ground up including Sansao HM (USDF all-breed GP horse of the year), Ventania IGS, Ultra do Castanheiro, Talento WR, and Elmo Santana, to name a few.
In addition to being a USDF gold medalist, Jorge has received many awards throughout the years including but not limited to:
2007 IALHA Professional Horseman of the year
2005 IALHA National four & five year-old dressage champion
2006 IALHA six-year-old and above dressage champion
Jorge, his staff, and many clients have their horses exclusively in Custom Saddlery products, and he declares that he wouldn’t have it any other way. “These saddles fit the typical compact confirmation of the Lusitano horse very well, allowing them freedom of movement and making them very comfortable and happy in their work. We honor our relationship with Custom Saddlery and look forward to our continued partnership”.