Our Claim To Fame
The Besilu Collection began during the year 1982, with the acquisition of 6 horses. In 1983 Benjamin Leon Jr. went on to purchase 17 Colombian bred horses from the Dominican Republic. One of those extraordinary horses, La Marquesa de Besilu, went on to become a champion in the United States. The farm continued to develop the Paso Fino breed with the stud Monarca de Besilu and since then the Besilu Collection program generated many champions and influential horses, including Profetiza 1993 Mundial Reserve Grand Champion, 1985 & 1986 Grand National Reserve Champion, her son Profeta de Besilu proved himself as 5 time National Champion, 3 time Grand National Champion, 1993 Grand World Champion Stallion, Colombian National Champion and PFHA Top Ten Sire appearing 17 times between 1998 through 2016 of which he placed number one on the list seven times, Simbolo de Besilu a son of Monarca de Besilu became 3 time Grand National Champion and in 1997 was crowned Colombian National Champion and Grand World Champion, Maraquita de Besilu holds the titles of 2014 Grand National Champion and 2 time Reserve Grand National Champion, among other leading horses of Besilu Collection are Resorte de Besilu, Profeta Segundo de Besilu, Diva de Besilu, Romeria de Besilu, 2015 National Champion and Grand National Champion Fino Mare in Amateur and Professional Fortuna de Besilu and 5 time Grand National Performance Stallion Zacarias Dos Estirpe. We must also mention Atributo de United 2010 Fino Futurity National Champion and proven sire.
The evolution of the Paso Fino race continues with Vivaldi de Besilu Grand National Champion Fino Stallion three times consecutively 2016, 2017 and 2018 and 2017 XIII Mundial Champion Fino Stallion, Prestigio de la Querencia proving himself to be a forthcoming sire with his son Poeta de La Querencia as 2018 Grand Champion fino gelding. Flor Sabanera de Potrero Chico 2017 National and Grand National Champion Amateur Mare plus upcoming stars Jordana de Besilu, and Soñadora de Yerbabuena.
It’s our foremost goal to elevate the Paso Fino breed to its highest level within the Besilu Collection. On our website you’ll find a fine collection of studs and mares for breeding purposes, groomed for excellence since birth and see our latest inventory of Paso Fino horses of optimum quality for sale. In 2019 Besilu Collection will offer the Paso enthusiast the opportunity to acquire one embyro from each of our extraordinary mares. Call us to create your DREAM FOAL.