After the death of the Duke of Veragua, and as he was a bachelor and the only brother of my grand mother the Duchess of la Vega, his heritage passed on to his nephews and nieces, and from these the only one to continue breeding was my mother, Piedad Colon de Carvajal, Marchioness of Avella, who continued the tradition in the same stud farm as the Duke, Valjuanete. . At the end of the Spanish Civil War a great part of the stud was sold to the Yeguada Militar, except for those mares my mother choose and kept for herself in order to continue breeding, and for that purpose she always counted with the unconditional support of my father Manuel Valdes, who even after my mother was gone in 1993, he continued with the same enthusiasm he showed in 1936 when they married, in spite of his old age.. This very long period of breeding in Valjuanete, more than 60 years!, is also difficult to put in just a few lines, it is a basic and fundamental period for the breeding of Arabians in Spain, because the products of Valjuanete were the foundations for many of the now a days breeders and not only in Spain, Valjuanete also exported horses along those years to the Royal Stud of Jordan and that of Morocco, and to well known breeders in the USA, France, Germany, Netherlands, Philippines, Venezuela, Austria, Brazil, Italy, Portugal, Cuba, Santo Domingo, England, Sweden, Switzerland, Mexico, Costa Rica etc. etc. During those years the horses of Valjuanete won a great number of prizes, they were supreme champions in the old Feria del Campo in Madrid in many occasions, as well as many prize winners in our National shows and in the International level, the four times they participated in the Nations Cup, they always won. They were also very successful in Sports, the winner of the first edition of the endurance race Madrid-Lisbon in the early 50´s was a horse from Valjuanete, and the absolute Spanish Champion for jumping several years in the 70´s was a Valjuanete part bred “Lobato”, whose offspring are still competing successfully in Spain. Valjuanete used the best stallions of Spain, not Only Nana-Sahib or Kashmir, that were born there, but also the best from the Yeguada Militar such as Maquillo, Talento, Garbo, Zancudo, or Zacateco, and with this origins starts the stud farm of Valviejo.