Khasper was born out of the need for the most creative and original riders to be able to find different and tailored products. We are specialists in embroidery and personalization of equestrian products.
Here, riders can turn their material into unique pieces and can find items completely customized to their needs. Just have imagination!
Ana Dinis is the one in charge of this project, a portuguese amazon, she has a degree in communication sciences and studied in FLUP, University of Porto, Portugal. Paixonated about horses since childhood, she was able to make her dream come true when she met Casper in 2011, a five years old foal with a tenderness never seen. Casper is a gelding, it is a Holseteiner breed from the Netherlands and he was brought to Portugal when he was 3 years old. But he’s not an ordinary horse, he´s a twin. Normally, when this happens, the breeders, for the mother’s safety, choose to terminate pregnancy but for some reason his breeder decided to proceed the pregnancy until the end. Unfortunately, Casper twin sister and his mother C’est la Vie died in labor. He was raised with humans, what made him extremely sociable and sweet. As he shared his mother’s womb with his sister, Casper did not grow as much as expected for a horse of his breed.
But that didn’t stop him and he proved to everyone that underestimated him that size it’s just a number and when the will it’s there, is stronger than any obstacle.
Khasper emerged as a tribute to that, to the will and perseverance.
In September 2018, Ana broke a leg during a training for an obstacle course. The prognosis was not good, an open fracture of the tibia and fibula, wich resulted in the placement of an iron between the knee and ankle joints.
The following weeks were desperate, there was a risk of infection and Ana was on the verge of losing her foot.
In June 2018, Casper underwent to surgery to remove a bone callus that resulted from trauma to the hips. The surgery had many complications and Casper was forced to retire to heal properly in a paddock.
The fear of being removed from the tracks and the uncertainty of the future of her faithful horse Casper, led her to create something that honored the purest relationship that can exist between the horse and its rider, and at the same time, to make her remain forever connected to the world of riding.
Casper and Ana still struggle to return to the tracks but the future looks promising.
Casper e Ana ainda lutam para voltar às pistas, mas o caminho parece promissor!