Dave and Jan Burdega have been breeding Peruvian Paso horses for 23 years in Eastern Washington on a 160 acre ranch near Spokane. The guiding principle in the breeding program has been to produce strong horses with longevity and excellent pisos for trail and show. The herd generally consists of about forty head of all ages.
CampoBello has a year-round trainer, Peruvian Chalan, Marco A. Vasquez who is assisted by his son Jose A. Vasquez. Marco has trained and shown champion and trail horses in Peru, Panama, Ecuador and the United States. The Vasquez family has generations of horse knowledge and five of the brothers are presently training in North America.
Marco is an excellent farrier as well.
CAMPOBELLO is accepting a limited number of horses for training this year. (see Stallion page.)
See open house pictures above
Thanks to the Peruvian community who invited us to the festival for their national holiday (see pictures below).
Thanks to its unique, inborn, four-beat, lateral gait, the Peruvian horse is the smoothest riding horse in the world. It is also one of the showiest of all horses because of an inner pride and energy which makes it travel with style and carriage as if always "on parade." The temperament of the Peruvian horse is one of the world's best, thanks to a long-standing Peruvian practice of not breeding animals which have an unsuitable disposition. In addition, the Peruvian is the only horse in the world with "termino," which is a graceful, flowing movement in which the forelegs are rolled toward the outside as the horse strides forward, much like the arm motions of a swimmer. "Termino" is a spectacular and beautiful action.
The gait of the Peruvian horse can be as slow as a walk or as fast as an extended trot or slow canter. Both the gait and the flashy leg action are completely natural. They are not induced or aided in any way by artifial training or devices. In fact, in both Peru and North America, Peruvian horses are shown without shoes and with a short, natural hoof.
In recent years, the world's horsemen have begun to rediscover the great pleasures of naturally gaited horses, and horse fanciers from many nations are turning to the Peruvian Paso horse as the ideal mount for the 21st Century horseman.
Diego Vasquez warming up CBP Independencia for the trail ride.
Dave Burdega on Principela
Marco Vasquez carrying the Peruvian flag at Northwest Regionals in Monroe, Washington.
Just one of the views of CampoBello.
Dave and Jan Burdega have been breeding Peruvian Paso horses for 25 years in Eastern Washington on a 160 acre ranch near Spokane.
The guiding principle in the breeding program has been to produce strong horses with longevity and excellent pisos for the trail and show. The herd generally consists of about forty head of all ages.
Dave has been attending the "Gentlemen on Horseback" week long trail ride for over 25 years--the last 20 of them on a Peruvian Paso. "There's nothing like a trail ride to complete a Pervian Paso's training. When they come home, they are complete."
In 2006, CBP Mikalos (Micky), wandered through camp following his masters voice as he visited among the 40-50 other riders.
This same fellow carried the flag in his first show. He is an example of the willingness to please demonstrated by this breed.
MARCO AND CBP MIKALOS
We have worked hard at creating a safe and beautiful environment for our family of Peruvian Paso horses. We have a 10 stall barn and a 65' X 120' arena as well as "horse lawns" and easy access to trail training. The general herd is on 40 acres and they encounter deer, pheasant, geese, turkeys, coyotes and even a moose or two on a regular basis.
We welcome visitors who call ahead and any e-mail whether questions or requests to visit. We would love to have you come see us.
A look at our facilities
This year's open house was Sept 12. We had a wonderful group of Peruvian friends who came and brought food and celebrated with us. Many of them had never seen Peruvian Pasos in action.
We also had a group of our friends from the breed who came to help us, including: Annie Kiesow, Randy and Kristin Eldridge, and Pedro Cantero.
We can't forget our enduring family: Marny and Bub, Lauri Sherfey, and Jim and Kerry. Marco, Carmen, Jose and Diego Vasquez who are invaluable to us. Brother Bob and wife Vickie who always take care of us cooking and cleaning.
CABALGADA: JUNE 2007
Jose Vasquez on CBP Tahoe and Marco Vasquez
on CBP Julio.
Marco and Lily on CBP Lauredo
Marco and Sage on CBP Lauredo
CBP SOL DEL CAMPO CBP Angelina X CBP Esplendor Espanol
Shown by Jose Vasquez with Al Galpin looking on.
We went out to dinner at Opa's Pizza and look what we found!! A Peruvian community we didn't know about. Welcome to CampoBello. A little get-to-know you party with horses, Jose and Marco playing the box, singing and dancing!! What a great time!
Talk about greener pastures!!!
Open house guests in the arena and having a bite to eat.
Marco, Dave, Diego and Gabriel returning from a trail ride.
Diego's first trail ride with the big boys.
Jose and Diego performing for Peruvian National holiday.