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Campeiro horses originated from Spanish and Portugese horsesrnthat were introduced into Brazil by sea Captain Alveres Nunes during hisrnjournies from Santa Catarina to Paraguay. Their first expedition was in 1541rnand Cabeza de Vaca landed with soldiers, seeds, cattle, and 46 horses. Thernfirst official records of horses in Santa Catarina were in 1728. During thern19th century the Campeiro was crossed with Thoroughbred and Arabian blood tornrefine their looks and improve performance.rnrn 

rnrnIn 1976 the Brazilian Association of Campeiro Horse Breedersrnwas founded and the herd book opened in 1985.rnrn 

rnrnOn average they are 13.9 to 15.1 hands high. Their movement isrnelastic with a marchadore and trote step, there four beat gait is diagonalrnbroken or laterally broken.

rnrnTheir head has a sub-convex facial profile; a wide strong neckrnwith good linear musculature; and a wide muscular chest. Their back is mediumrnlength, muscular, and well arche. Their legs are muscular with good hooves. Theyrnare found in chestnut, bay, and buckskin.

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