These Bocador Spanish Stallions are from the bloodlines originating in the 16th Century. It was Diego Lopez, horsemaster to King Phillip II of Spain who is credited with the creation of the Bocado Spanish Horse.
Over the 16th and 17th Century, Habsburg Spain, as it was referred to then was ruled by Kings from the House of Habsburg as was much of Europe including of course Austria.
Invasor and Americano were both bred by Henriette Boissevain with the help and advise of her horsemaster John Scott-Leith. After her sad passing the stud was passed on to her cousins, the same Habsburg family that supported the Riding School of Vienna from the 16th Century.
Horses like these were sent by King Phillip II to Karst in Trieste and were a major contribution to the foundation of the famous Lippizana of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna.