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Looking for a Horse? New on AndalusianWorld – “Dream Horse” Request Form!

Brawley Still 2Looking for your “Dream Horse”?


Let help! Have you searched through our sales section and not been able to find what you’re looking for?

We work with many of the top breeders and trainers in the world and are happy to assist you  with finding the perfect horse for you. Sometimes the particular horse you are looking for is not advertised, but may be offered for sale. It is nearly impossible for breeders to have every horse available listed, so why not let us do the work for you?

Finding your horse is easy!

Just fill out the horse request form below and we will contact you with horses currently available that match what you are looking for!

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ANCCE Spring Revision Dates and Locations Announced

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Flashback Friday! Dale Chavez Magazine Feature

spotlight_daleIn honor of the recent news that Dale Chavez is returning as a sponsor for the 2015 Andalusian World Cup, and for Flashback Friday, we decided to dig up one of our favorite editorials that we wrote in 2014. This story will transport our readers directly into Dale Chavez’s Temecula workshop. Are there really piles of silver in there? Find out what makes the man himself tick, and what goes on behind the scenes!


Click HERE! Story is on 22-23

What’s Hot!

List of the Top 10 posts for the week


What the horse owner should know about Equine Herpes Virus-1

Equine Herpes Virus-1 can cause three different forms of disease that include: a respiratory disease (rhinopneumonitis, or sometimes called just rhino) which affects mostly young horses, abortions in pregnant mares, and neurologic disease (equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy).

Like herpes viruses in other species, equine herpes has the ability to lay dormant as a latent infection. This allows the virus to continually reside within the horse, and at any time it can become an active viral infection, especially if the horse is stressed. Equine herpesvirus affects only equids and does not pose a health risk to people or other animals.

Most commonly, this virus manifests itself as a respiratory disease in young horses. Abortion storms also occur in unvaccinated pregnant mares. Continue reading

A message from the Foundation; how to help with rescue efforts


One of the many horses rescued by FPSH in 2014

Recently there has been a lot of activity on social media about Spanish Horses needing rescue/rehoming/retirement. This has been going on for the last few years in ever increasing numbers. The Foundation has been working very hard to make sure that every Spanish Horse has a loving home. Last week alone we placed two horses. Continue reading

Magazine Spotlight! Trending in 2015: Western Pleasure

spotlight3Now that you’ve had a tiny peek at the hardware on this year’s incredible, custom-made Dale Chavez silver show saddle, are you making plans to go Western? Cutting-edge 2015 fashion trends in Western Pleasure are outlined by industry insider and world champion western pleasure rider Brooke Flagtwet to help you put your best foot forward in dressing for the winner’s circle!


The Dale Chavez saddle will be awarded to the winner of the Supreme Western Pleasure Champion at the 2015 Andalusian World Cup.

Story is on 66-67 – Click Here!


Rainbow Royal Show

Rainbow Royal – March 28 & 29 at LAEC, Burbank – includes Andalusian, Half Andalusian, Friesian, Partbred Friesian, Lusitano, Saddlebred, Gypsy and all breed Opportunity Classes as well as Open USEF Western and English Classes.

For premium information contact Roxanne Hood 831-637-8510.

On-site manager will be Joanne Asman – 818-842-8445.

Hey East Coasters! There’s an Open House coming up in June, in Pennsylvania

“2015 Open House dates are set! Continue reading

Magazine Spotlight! Veteran PRE breeder Terry Waechter shares her experiences at USPRE Week 2015

spotlight2If you missed USPRE Week this year, never fear! PRE breeder Terry Waechter of Watchman PRE shares her insights and experiences on an unforgettable experience in this edition of the magazine.

Click Here! Story is on pages 78-79


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IALHA Region 6 Championship Show – Baroque Horse Regional Championship


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Magazine Spotlight! Bailey Gibbons

spotlight1 The Spring Edition’s Amateur Spotlight features junior rider Bailey Gibbons. Find out what makes this young lady so passionate about Andalusian horses!

Click Here!    –    Story is on pages 12-14

USDA To Launch New Equine Study This Spring


This May, the USDA’s National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) will launch Equine 2015, NAHMS third national study of the U.S. equine industry.

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Magazine Spotlight! The Lusitano

lusitano_articleAn article highlighting the burgeoning success of the Lusitano in Iberian breed shows. Find out what is winning! Continue reading

Top 10 Stories for the Week



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Here is a list of the weeks top stories & articles:

Preparing horse farms for spring

Every Spring horse owners go through a ritual to prepare pastures, horses and equipment for the prospect of riding and enjoying horses during warmer weather.

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Integrity in the horse business

Integrity should be a cornerstone value for your business as well as your life. Check yourself to make sure you are a person of integrity and then communicate that value to your employees.

What are the values that describe your business? Does “integrity” come quickly to mind? It’s on my mind and I’d like to share some thoughts with you about it. Continue reading

PRE Mare – Dressage Prospect

MATO8243Name: Cazadora BVRI

Sire: Jalon IV

Dam: Evita BB

Birthdate: 2009

Color: Bay


Price: 8,500.00

Registration: IALHA & ANCCE Eligible

Location: Southern CA



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Andalusian Mare – Looking for Retirement Home

MATO8875Name: Pilar GL

Sire: Sonado

Dam: Pilarra K

Birthdate: 1994

Color: Grey


Price: 1,000.00

Registration: IALHA

Location: Southern CA



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Amateur / Youth Safe Mare – Suitable for Dressage!

 Bettina KDW

Sire: Heroe MAC

Dam: Lebrijana D

Birthdate: 2008

Color: Grey


Price: 9,500.00

Registration: IALHA & ANCCE Eligible

Location: Southern CA



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Common springtime problems for Northern horses

With the longer days and warmer temperatures arriving, there may be a downside to spring issues that could affect your equine. Continue reading

Andalusian horses available for adoption via FPSH

4-needy-horseThe Foundation has several Spanish Horses Available for Adoption right now!

“If you are looking for a pasture buddy, a living example of history and beauty to adorn your farm, or you are just looking to fill up your heart with love… we have the Horse for You.

At this time All of the Horses available are on the Western half of the U.S.A..

Please contact our Office at 505.294.0800 or if you can provide a loving ‘Forever Home’ for one of these deserving beauties.”

Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse – Very important news

prelogo1By Cameron English – FPSH President

The P.R.E. Mundial Registry is working on a newly designed approach to the Inscription and Revision Process for Spanish Horses. As many of you know, the historical approach to the Registration process has been a bit difficult to understand and to wade through.

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WIN Seven Days at a Famous Yeguada in Spain!

FERI5598 Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse

Become a Member of the FPSH or Renew your Membership in 2015, and get One Entry to a Drawing for a One Week Trip for Two to Spain!

You will get to experience some hands on learning on a Spanish Farm. You will learn all aspects of working with the P.R.E. Horse from Experts! You will have the opportunity to Ride, Drive, and learn Presentation In Hand with some of the most beautiful P.R.E. Horses in Spain at the Farm of our Sponsor, the famous Yeguada La Peña De Bejar!

Join To Win and Earn More Tickets by Bringing in Your Friends! Continue reading

Magazine Spotlight! Behind The Art; Tony O Connor

tonyImmerse yourself in the mind of an artist in our recurring column, Behind the Art. This time, we had the chance to talk to Tony O Connor.

Andalusian Horse Assoc. of Australasia Queensland State Show Entries Open

AHAAThe AHAA Queensland State Show will be held at Caboolture Showgrounds on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th April (Easter). Continue reading

SICAB Poster Art Contest

cartel sicab 2014 DEFINITIVOSICAB is again seeking talented artists from around the world to submit Andalusian themed works of original art for their 2015 poster contest. Continue reading

Magazine Spotlight! Medieval Times

MTHave you ever wondered what goes into making the shows run smoothly? Where the Andalusians come from, and how they are trained? Wonder no more! Behind The Scenes: Medieval Times is a feature in the Spring 2015 Edition of Andalusian World Magazine.


Click Here to go to the FREE online edition of the Magazine

Story is on pages 30-32.

The results are in! Who won IALHA’s Top Stallion Service Bids?

1010205_10152246304314887_1839958558_nThis year IALHA’s stallion service auction concluded Continue reading

SICAB 2015 dates to be changed

The Presidency of the National PRE Breeders Association of Spain (ANCCE) and the management of the Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos Convention Center in Sevilla (FIBES), have reached an agreement affecting the dates of the International Purebred Spanish Horse Trade Fair (SICAB).  Continue reading

USPRE Breeders Executive Committee 2015 Spring Report

The newly elected BEC met for the first time with Chairperson Ramiro Perez (CA), Alfredo Gonzalez (CA), Kay Greenbury (MI), Bill Taylor (SC), Doreen Kula (NY), Sherry McGalliard (TX), non-voting member Pam Nelson(OH) and former chairperson Betsy Ketcham attending.   Adrienne LaFar (SC) was absent. Members approved the following appointments:

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What Is the Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Horse During the Frigid Sub-zero Weather the United States Has Been Experiencing?

10897095_1517394898523709_7750952757853788746_nPenn State University

Horse owners with simple precautions can assist equine in surviving during harsh winter events.

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Buckskin Partbred Andalusian Mare – Dressage!!

HARA7226SOLD!! Name: Estrella

Sire: Finlandes CEN

Dam: April (QH)

Birthdate: 2010

Color: Buckskin


Price: 9,500.00

Registration: IALHA Eligible

Location: CA



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Foundation’s Stallion Service Auction has concluded

10270659_941214322575363_4469632028718385335_nThe Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse’s stallion service auction has concluded.


Thank you to everyone who bid! To view the closing bids and high bid, click here

Dates Set for Spring Feria at Industry Hills Expo Center

thumbnailThe spring Feria del Caballo Espanol will, as usual, be held at the Industry Hills Expo Center. This year it will be held on May 1-3.

There will be the usual Morphology classes in the mornings, followed by the horse dancing competition all three nights. Continue reading

Who will be the top bid for 2015? Abanico, or Novelisto D?

The IALHA Stallion Serice Auction ENDS February 28!

Bid now to support the IALHA and land some discounted stud fees!

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ANCCE Spring Revision Sites & Information – Sign up by March 14

The fee for Revision Services is $245.00 per horse.Please Note: 

  • The Spring Revision Tour will begin April 1, 2014
  • The deadline for the Spring Revision Tour is March 14, 2014.
  • Any submissions after March 14, 2014 will be credited toward the Fall Revision Tour. Continue reading

Contracted Foal Syndrome

HaciendaMarz_07058Equine Disease Quarterly

The skeletal anatomy of a horse’s front and hind limbs is comparable to the anatomy of the human hands and feet. The horse’s cannon bone, or metacarpal, is the same as a bone in the palm of a hand. The human phalanges, or finger bones, are comparable to the bones making up a horse’s hoof and pastern. Fortunately, most humans and horses are born with normal limbs. However, both children and foals can be afflicted with contracted limb abnormalities.    Continue reading

Glanders and Piroplasmosis

HaciendaMarz_07045Equine Disease Quarterly

Piroplasmosis, glanders, and dourine are reportable equine diseases, designated List B diseases by the International Office for Epizootic Diseases (OIE). Although differing in global distributions, each disease is endemic in equine populations in various parts of the world. Many countries, including the United States, require that Equidae presented for importation be serologically negative for these infections. Continue reading

IALHA Art Contest! Enter Now!

Entry Closing Date: April 31, 2015

  • Artists will submit photos and details of original or high quality prints of artwork representing the Andalusian and/or Lusitano horse. Up to 2 works may be submitted by the artist.
  • All art will be placed on a unique, highly visible page of the org website, and/or the IALHA FB until the National Show is over.
  • IALHA Show Committee and Board of Directors will select the artwork to be imprinted on apparel, posters, advertising and merchandise ongoing, as a representation of IALHA
  • Art and artists will be showcased online, on, and/or on the IALHA Facebook
  • All accepted artists will be eligible for free Classified Ads on the IALHA website for one year.

What will the Selected Artist Win?

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Tack cleaning tips from Michigan State University

10301221_815137931849670_4380719706754819908_nBy Taylor Fabus, Michigan State University

In order to maximize the useful life of your horse tack and equipment, you must properly maintain it.  Tack and equipment costs can have a huge impact on your entire horse budget.  Tack that is properly cared for not only lasts longer, but it can also prevent accidents and injury to both horse and rider.  Read on to discover the top five ways to maximize the life of your tack and equipment. Continue reading

Glanders has recently been detected in a German horse – all about Glanders

FERI3947Equine Disease Quarterly

On-Site Test for Equine Glanders

Editorial note: This paper is a follow-up to a report on glanders that appeared in the October 2003 Lloyds Equine Disease Quarterly.

Diagnostic testing is evaluated according to how precise the test is in identifying a truly positive animal versus animals that are truly negative.

Sensitivity is the proportion of true positives (bacterial culture positive) that are identified by the test as being positive and is a measure of how accurately the test can identify animals with the disease.

Specificity is the proportion of true negatives (in this study, Pakistan Army horses) identified by the test as being negative. This is a measure of how accurately the test can identify animals without the disease.

Positive predictive values reflect the proportion of animals with a positive test result that are truly positive for the disease; negative predictive values reflect the proportion of animals with a negative test result that are truly negative for the disease.

A test with high sensitivity and specificity would be ideal; however, no test exists that is 100% sensitive and 100% specific. Higher sensitivity tests are important to identifying diseased animals. Higher specificity tests are useful for identifying disease-free animals. 

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Attention Trail Riders: A New National Forest Trail Bill has been introduced

431862_10201094162304187_770991834_nOn Feb. 10, 2015, Congresswomen Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Tim Walz (D-MN) re-introduced the National Forest Service Trail Stewardship Act of 2015 (H.R.845). The bill would direct the Forest Service to take several actions to help address the current trail maintenance backlog that is adversely impacting all trail users on many national forests, including equestrians. The bill was first introduced during the last Congress. The American Horse Council, Backcountry Horsemen of America, and the Wilderness Society were significantly involved in the creation of this bill.
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Foal Vaccination for Equine Influenza

HaciendaMarz04994Equine Disease Quarterly

Influenza is among the most common upper respiratory diseases of horses. Foals are not usually clinically infected with influenza because the dam’s colostrum provides the newborn with protective maternal antibodies (assuming the colostrum has antibodies to influenza). As foals get older their maternal antibodies decay and they become susceptible to influenza, especially as yearlings and two-year-olds. Continue reading

Stallion Service Auctions End Soon!

vaquariusBoth the IALHA and Foundation Stallion Service Auctions are ending soon. Take advantage of this chance to win some great stud fees at reduced prices.

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USPRE 2014 Year-End Awards

At the Member Dinner last month in Wellington, Florida, USPRE announced the Year End Award winners for 2014. Since its inception, the United States P.R.E. Association has presented a slate of special distinction awards at its Annual Open Membership MeetingThe following recipients were selected this year by the Board of Directors, or by their results in the ANCCE-sanctioned Morphology Competitions. The official Awards Presentation will be held at Feria del Caballo in the fall. USPRE wishes to congratulate the following Members for their exceptional achievements in 2014: Continue reading

Hampton Green Sweeps the High Point Awards at Wellington 5*

This past weekend in Wellington at the CDI 5* there were no less than 17 PREs competing from National Third Level through the 5* Grand Prix, and with excellent results.  Continue reading

Chestnut PRE Stallion


Name: Don Quirico

Sire: Genio III

Dam: IA

Birthdate: 2006

Color: Chestnut

Height: 16.1 hands

Registration: ANCCE

Location: Southern CA

Price: 55,000.00

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Entries open for The Vaughan Smith Memorial Youth Program! One special Youth will win a trip to Vegas to compete!

Andalusian World is proud to present: The Vaughan Smith Memorial Youth Program!

Vaughan Smith Youth SponsorshipFor info on the show, visit the Andalusian World Cup website:

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2015 ANCCE Revision Dates Announced by USPRE


Dates for the Spring Revision and Fall revisions have been set. Continue reading

Getting Your Horse Trailer Ready for Show Season

main-gooseneck-4-horse-trailer-slant-loadBy: Kristi Waterworth for DoubleD Trailers

There’s nothing as exciting as a horse show, but before you dash out onto the roads with your Andalusian beauty, you’ve got to make sure your horse trailer is safe and ready for travel. There are a number of things to check, from the wheels and suspension of your trailer, to the horse compartment, storage areas and your dressing room or living quarters, before your first big event of the year. Continue reading

Can mares be managed to cycle earlier? Blue Light Therapy & Hormones help

The Foundation is Now on Instagram!

The social media site, Instagram, now has a place for the Pure Spanish Horse. Continue reading

Preparing the stallion for breeding season

10407999_10152656052356450_1867069271829291587_nUniversity of Kentucky

With breeding season fast approaching, stallions should undergo breeding soundness exams before starting to breed mares, whether via artificial insemination or live cover.

Because overall health is critical to a stallion’s reproductive success, a stallion must be in good physical condition and not overweight at the start of the season. Stallions carrying too much extra weight might show decreased sperm quality. Like all horses, they need exercise to maintain mental sharpness and a healthy body condition.

“It’s not good for the stallion to be fat,” said Ed Squires, PhD, Dipl. ACT (hon.), former director of University of Kentucky (UK) Ag Equine Programs and executive director of the UK Gluck Equine Research Foundation. “The problem … is that fat in the scrotum insulates the testicles, which increases the temperature which, in turn, affects sperm production and quality.”

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Spring Andalusian World Magazine Advertizing Deadline February 15

1456041_714073335289464_2040268522_nThe Spring edition of Andalusian World magazine is coming soon! Spring is a great time to advertize stallions, sales horses, ranch ads, vanity ads, breeding announcements, and more! Don’t miss your opportunity to reach out to the largest Iberian magazine readership in the world this Spring. Advertizing deadline is February 15 with the magazine due to be published in March. There has never been a better time to advertise in an electronic magazine. We are now able to embed moving graphics and even videos to ads in the magazine, giving you endless possibilities for creating engaging and eye catching features within your ad.

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Newborn foals offer clues into autism – UC Davis Investigates

HaciendaMarz04405By: UC Davis

Veterinary researchers at the University of California, Davis, are teaming up with their colleagues in human medicine to investigate a troubling disorder in newborn horses and are exploring possible connections to childhood autism. The common link, the researchers suggest, may be abnormal levels of naturally occurring neurosteroids.

The horse disorder, known as neonatal maladjustment syndrome, has puzzled horse owners and veterinarians for a century. Foals affected by the disorder seem detached, fail to recognize their mothers and have no interest in nursing.
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Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse/P.R.E. Mundial Revision 2015

Every P.R.E. wants to be Revised! Show your Horse the Love!

Sign up for the 2015 P.R.E. Mundial Spring Revision.

Planning is under way to bring Spanish Judges, the Experts you Trust, for Mundial Revision.
Dates will be in Late April – Early May 2015 to Revise Your Horses. Continue reading

It’s time to submit your artwork for the 2015 IALHA Art Contest! Deadline is in April

Entry Closing Date: April 31, 2015

  • Artists will submit photos and details of original or high quality prints of artwork representing the Andalusian and/or Lusitano horse. Up to 2 works may be submitted by the artist.
  • All art will be placed on a unique, highly visible page of the org website, and/or the IALHA FB until the National Show is over.
  • IALHA Show Committee and Board of Directors will select the artwork to be imprinted on apparel, posters, advertising and merchandise ongoing, as a representation of IALHA
  • Art and artists will be showcased online, on, and/or on the IALHA Facebook
  • All accepted artists will be eligible for free Classified Ads on the IALHA website for one year.

What will the Selected Artist Win? Continue reading

Blister Beetles & Alfalfa

ROY81149University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Blister beetles are members of a family of plant-feeding insects (Meloidae) that contain cantharidin, a toxic defensive chemical that protects them from predators.

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Gut flora: What is good, and what is bad?

HaciendaMarz03618University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Managing equines is also about managing a biodiverse microcosm of gut flora. The University of Kentucky explains some of it’s recent research.

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March Seminar to Focus on Feed and Plant Toxicities in Horses
DELI1373Equine Session of the Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference is part of a two-day conference held March 24th and 25th featuring nutrition related talks on equine, poultry, and dairy.

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Possible Role of Adipose Tissue in the Development of Laminitis


Equine Disease Quarterly

Laminitis is associated with obesity as well as sepsis and post-operative conditions in horses where levels of inflammation are elevated. The precise mechanisms that lead to laminitis are unknown; however, several studies document the involvement of inflammation in the pathogenesis of laminitis.  Continue reading

How much weight is appropriate for horses to bear?

HERO0030Equine Disease Quarterly

A question which frequently arises is the amount of weight a horse should or can carry.  It is obvious that such added weight is a significant factor both in the ability of a horse to perform and the duration of such performance.  This has, of course, long been recognized in the use of added weight to handicap Thoroughbred racehorses.

While an easy question to pose, it is a difficult question to answer.  The ability of a horse to carry a given weight is a function of how long that additional weight is to be carried and at what speed.

Of singular importance is what measure or measures are to be used to determine optimum weight-carrying ability once an optimum has been defined.  The optimum would have to include consideration of size, conformation, condition, age, the speed at which the work is to be done, and the duration of the work.

When the horse was a significant factor in travel and warfare, this question was of wide interest and importance.  In the modern era the question arises most often, in my experience, with endurance trail-ride horses and horses used for police work.  The matter is rarely mentioned in modern books and, if mentioned, the statement is usually that a horse can carry 20% of its own body weight. Continue reading

Pin Oak Futurity Deadline Approaching

pinoakAn equestrian kaleidoscope comes to life every March in the Houston suburb of Katy, Texas, known as the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show.

With Grand Prix show jumpers sailing over impossibly high jumps, American Saddlebreds stepping it up as the “Peacocks of the Show Ring” and the international flair of Andalusians and Lusitanos, the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show is a rare gem in the horse show world as a multi-breed equestrian event.

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Special Report: Hasta Luego, MELPI

logo-melpi-e1412850783309Many owners and fans of the PRE horse may have recently noticed that MELPI’s website has been down. Continue reading

2015 North American Manure Expo “More Than You Can Handle”

Manure managementPenn State University

The North American Manure Expo is returning to Pennsylvania and promises to provide “Manure than you can Handle.”

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USPRE Week Recap




USPRE Week 2015, held in Wellington, Florida, was an unforgettable experience for our members and all PRE lovers! Breeders from around the country came together for a week dedicated to building relationships, gaining knowledge, and showcasing the beautiful and talented PRE Horse. Continue reading

These Stallions are available to mares of any breed – FPSH Stallion Service Auction ends soon!

FPSH Stallion AuctionThe Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse’s Stallion service auction ends on Valentines day – February 14, 2015. There are many breedings to impressive PRE stallions ready for bidding! Proceeds from the auction go to the Foundation’s many program, including their rescue missions.









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A deadly pig-borne illness of foals emerges – Equine Proliferative Enteropathy

ROY81152Equine Disease Quarterly

Equine proliferative enteropathy (EPE) is an emerging intestinal disease primarily of recently weaned foals. Lawsonia intracellularis, the causative bacterium of EPE, is capable of inducing similar disease in many animal species, most notably swine. To date, comparatively little research has been undertaken into the disease in horses.

The emergence of EPE over the last 15 years has been puzzling. Transmission between horses occurs by the fecal-oral route through environmental contamination of feed and water. Links have been proposed between the transmission of L. intracellularis from other domestic animals and wildlife to horses. Weaning, transportation, overcrowding, decreased colostral antibodies, dietary changes, and concurrent disease have been identified as predisposing factors associated with infection. Development of disease is usually sporadic; however, infection can become endemic on farms, and outbreaks have been described. The prevalence of L. intracellularis infection in the equine population is thought to be high, based on serologic and fecal polymerase chain reaction (PCR) data, but the incidence of disease is considered low. Continue reading

2015 Cal-SHO/Region 1 Show Dates Set

Hold onto your hats – the Western States dates are on the calendar. Continue reading

Penn State Extension Offers “Equine Parasite Control: A Whole Farm Approach”

Manure managementPenn State University

Workshops are planned to educate farm owners on taking a whole-farm approach to control can cut down on deworming, save money on products that are no longer effective on your farm, help you learn which horses have natural resistance and which ones are “shedders”, and help reduce parasite resistance.

Equine Parasite Control: A Whole Farm Approach Upcoming Workshops

  • February 7th –  Best Western Conference Center, 300 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18017
  • February 21st – Clinton County Extension Learning Center, 47 Cooperation Lane, Mill Hall, PA 17751
  • February 28th – The Atrium, 1031 New Castle Road, (Route 422), Prospect PA 16052
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The Foundation’s Mayfest is changing into Springfest – Dates set for April in Austin, TX

prelogo1Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse

Save the Dates - April 17-19 – on your calendar for the Event with the Most Fun in all of Texas! Continue reading

2015 Foundation Raffle Horse News, & Updates on 2014’s lucky winner!

4-kimbraMTThe Foundation does not yet have a horse for the 2015 Raffle. Each year the Foundation holds a raffle in which one lucky person gets to bring home a beautiful PRE filly, with the proceeds from the raffle benefiting the Foundation’s various programs, including their very successful rescue program.
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Cardiovascular Disease in horses

HaciendaMarz_07066Diagnosis of conditions referable to the cardiovascular system was made in 191 horses necropsied at the Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center between January 1, 1993 and December 31, 1995. During this period 4,757 equine necropsies were performed with cardiovascular disease representing 4% of the equine cases. All ages of horses were represented with 79% of the cardiovascular cases being Thoroughbreds, while 73% of the total equine necropsy cases were Thoroughbreds.

Two conditions were by far the most common, representing 63% of all cardiovascular cases. These were rupture of the uterine or ovarian artery (101 cases) and cranial mesenteric arteritis (20 cases). Ninety cases of rupture of the uterine or ovarian artery were Thoroughbreds, 5 Standardbreds and the remainder single cases representing several breeds. Rupture of an artery resulted in fatal hemorrhage and, as in other similar reports, was a condition of older mares, with an average age of 18 years (range 7-26 years). Most cases occurred around the time of parturition; the mare typically exhibited acute death or signs of colic or shock. Necropsy examination usually revealed free blood in the abdominal cavity and a large hematoma within the broad ligament and uterine wall. Continue reading

Horses require extra attention during winter’s coldest temperatures

As the temperatures decrease, a horse’s feed requirements increase. Consider taking the following measures to ensure the safety and health of your horse.

The next month will bring some of the coldest weather all winter, and with that comes the need for extra care and attention for horses, donkeys, ponies, mules and any other outdoor animals. As the temperatures decrease, a horse’s feed requirements increase. Allowing horses free choice to good quality forage (hay) is the surest way to ensure that they consume enough energy, and the process of digesting forage will actually produce heat. Horses will typically consume 2 to 2.5 percent of their body weight in forage; that would be 25 pounds per day for a 1,000 pound horse. Winter pasture alone will not provide enough forage to sustain a horse and therefore must be supplemented with hay and/or grain. Continue reading

Winter hoof care

HaciendaMarz00972Dr. Krishona Martinson, University of Minnesota

 Regular hoof picking is necessary to remove snow that becomes packed into the hoof.

Horse hooves generally grow more slowly in the winter. However, horses should still be trimmed every six to twelve weeks. The trimming or shoeing interval depends on each horse and the amount of hoof they grow. Continue reading

Exercising horses during winter

HaciendaMarz_07045Marcia Hathaway, PhD and Krishona Martinson, PhD, University of Minnesota

Trace clipping can reduce the time necessary to cool down a horse during winter riding.

Exercise should not stop during the winter months. During extreme winter weather, many horses are often confined. Confinement and limited exercise can lead to lower leg edema (stocking up). Efforts should be made to provide turn out or exercise as often as possible. Caution needs to be taken when riding in deep, heavy or wet snow as this could cause tendon injuries and is extremely hard work for an unfit horse. Avoid icy areas for both horse and rider safety. Continue reading

Winter shelter requirements

Dr. Krishona Martinson, University of Minnesota

unnamed2Horses need access to shelter and should be fed additional hay during adverse winter weather.

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Horses need more food in winter

ROY81149University of Minnesota

Cold temperatures will increase a horse’s energy requirement as the need to maintain core body temperature increases. The temperature below which a horse needs additional energy to maintain body warmth is called the lower critical temperature.

The lower critical temperature for a horse is estimated to be 41°F with a summer coat and 18°F with a winter coat (upper critical temperature is estimated at 86°F). However, the lower critical temperature can be affected by individual horse characteristics.

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Free Webinar – Farrier Selection and Evaluation, by University of Maryland

HaciendaMarz_07017University of Maryland

What is a webinar? Simply, it is a seminar which has been recorded and may be accessed online.

All horse owners should educate themselves on what to look for in a farrier and how to evaluate farrier work. This webinar will discuss some important things to consider when selecting a farrier and evaluating hoof care. Continue reading

Melatonin — The Darkness Hormone

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During the past year melatonin has received enormous attention from the news media because of the possible role of this hormone in controlling normal sleep rhythms, as a treatment for jet-lag, and as a means to slow the aging process. The list of possible roles and potential uses of melatonin does not stop there, but at this time much of our understanding of melatonin in most biological processes is very limited.

However, one exception is the role of melatonin in timing the onset and cessation of the breeding season in mammals. Continue reading

USPRE Week in Florida is going on NOW! What is the schedule like?


What: A week of events dedicated to the celebration of the PRE Horse, sponsored by USPRE. Held in conjunction with the Global Dressage Festival CDI-W Wellington Classic Sunshine Challenge, presented by USPRE. Receptions, parties, forums and educational opportunities for members and PRE breeders.

Featuring: USPRE Members, Board and Staff, ANCCE representatives, plus Robert Dover, Nicholas Fyffe, Mikala Gunderson, Lendon Gray, Janne Rumbough, and more.
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The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse’s Stallion Service Auction is underway!

FPSH Stallion AuctionCheck out the Foundation’s fine roster of PRE stallions!

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Antibody Titers – What Exactly Are They?

Equine Disease Quarterly

HaciendaMarz_07066One of the most often used and least understood immunological terms is antibody titer. But what does titer mean, and how can this information be used in assessing the immune status of a horse? Continue reading

Winter Activities: Properly Cleaning & Oiling Your Tack

FERI4018By Andalusian World Staff

When the temperatures plummet and everyone is developing an acute case of cabin fever, there are few normal barn activities that can be accomplished with any sort of normality. Take this opportunity to sit down with a pile of tack, to clean and condition it for the next year.  Leather tack dries and becomes neglected, the prospect of restoring it may be daunting. What are the best ways to clean and store tack?

Many people enjoy oiling tack, and a myriad of oils are used on tack, everything from neatsfoot oil, olive oil, hydrophane oil, mink oil, lexol, and even coconut oil or butter. Simultaneously, others will say not to use one or more of these under any circumstances. Which techniques are beneficial and which are not? Oil may not be as beneficial to leather as thought. Some tackmakers will insist that oils can actually break down the minute structures and fibers inside the leather. Continue reading

The risk of administering intramuscular banamine


Raffa Teixera DVM & Stephanie Valberg DVM, PhD, University of Minnesota

Flunixin meglumine (Banamine) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent that is very effective for the relief of pain, inflammation and fever in horses.

Banamine is available in both injectable and oral formulas. Veterinarians routinely use the injectable formula intravenously (IV). Horse owners may have oral and injectable Banamine on hand to relieve pain. It is important for owners to be aware of the risks if they give intramuscular (IM) injections of Banamine or other medications. Continue reading

Manure storage and getting through the winter


Less manure in storage going into winter will reduce the need to spread in the winter

Livestock farms under the NPDES permit system are required to have manure storage systems emptied down to the point of having 6 months of available storage sometime between the November 1 and December 31. This available volume also has to include freeboard and expected precipitation. The storage does not have to be empty, just emptied down enough to have the estimated 6 months of storage, which may mean being empty for some farms. Continue reading

Can you name the top three winter external parasites?

Horse Owners need to be alert and examine their horses for winter external parasites.

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Equine Management Workshops in March & April – Alfred University Equestrian Center – NY

The exciting workshops provide farm managers education on equine environmental stewardship, pasture management, soil fertility and composting.

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Watering Horses In Winter


Making sure your horse has an adequate supply of water during winter and early spring is important in ensuring good health.

Plenty of below zero temperatures have been recorded during the winter of 2010-11. Doing horse feeding chores during those prolonged cold spells is difficult, especially for providing water. Frozen water pipes or frozen water sources are a serious health issue to the horse. Horses will drink 8 to 12 gallons of water per day during cold weather; intake decreases as the temperatures declines and will increase if there is access to warm water. Studies have shown that offering warm water (45-65 F) will increase intake by 40% during winter. Continue reading

First USPRE Florida High Point Challenge Brings Out New Pairs


Allegra Hohm and Guadalupano

The first USPRE Florida Series High Point Challenge was held last weekend at the Global Dressage Festival and there were a number of new horses and faces in the running. The winners of this first round were:

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Youth Exhibitors! Win a trip to compete at World Cup!

Andalusian World is proud to present: The Vaughan Smith Memorial Youth Program!

Vaughan Smith Youth SponsorshipFor info on the show, visit the Andalusian World Cup website:

This exciting new program starts Jan 15th, 2015

Winner will be chosen May 1st!

How to enter: Entries are by nomination – submit one photo and a short write up (max 5 paragraphs) on a youth (18 & under) rider / handler you would like to see compete at Andalusian World Cup 2015 to

Winner receives: Free entries & stabling fees, plus $1000.00 toward transport / other costs

Selection process: All nominees photos & write ups will be posted in an album on the Facebook Page as they are received. Final decision will be made by the AWC Show Committee, but we need your help!

Facebook comments will also be taken into account, so be sure to let us know by commenting who you think deserves to win.

This sponsorship is presented in honor of our friend, horseman and Iberian horse trainer for many years – Vaughan Smith.

We hope to expand this program in coming years to sponsor several youth exhibitors – if this is something you would like to contribute to, please become a show sponsor. Sponsorship packages are available on the Andalusian World Cup website:




USPRE Sponsors Global Dressage Festival 2015

uspre_webUSPRE is a Founding Sponsor of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, FL.  This 10-show series with seven international competitions (CDIs) in one location during the months of January through March is now the world’s longest and richest Dressage series. Continue reading

2015 IALHA Stallion Auction is ready to go!

vaquariusThe 2015 IALHA Stallion Service Auction is now underway and ready for bidders, with proceeds from donated breedings to benefit IALHA. 

Be sure to carefully read the rules, which are listed above the roster of stallions

- Click Here To View Auction – 

Contact for any questions about the bidding.

Andalusian World Cup 2015

Andalusian World Cup 2015
It is that time of year again!

The Andalusian World Cup will be held Sept 24 – 26 2015 at South Point Casino & Spa, Las Vegas, NV.

In addition to the classes and divisions you’re already expecting, such as ANCCE Morphology & Functionality, World Cup Halter & Performance classes (open to all registered Iberian Horses), Lusitano and Working Equitation (open to all breeds), we have added two new divisions; Dressage & Dressage Sport Horse In Hand.

The show’s excitement will culminate with special Saturday evening Supreme Championship classes and special awards. Saturday is also the night to break out your evening attire, and join in on the fun! We will be holding a “Hat Derby” event, open to both men and women with special prizes awarded to the winners! The sky is the limit, be creative, and most of all, enjoy planning!

The Inaugural Andalusian World Cup in 2014 was the largest Iberian breed show in North America, and it’s looking like 2015 will be even better.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For all the details, please visit the Andalusian World Cup website:


The horses are probably fine, but what about you? Know the signs of hypothermia and frostbite!

Learn common warning signs, preventative measures and actions to take immediately if you, or someone with you, experiences hypothermia or frostbite.

Hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature, is a very dangerous condition that occurs when your body loses heat faster than it can produce it. For humans, normal body temperature can range from 97.7-99.5 degrees Fahrenheit with 98.6 F commonly considered average. However, when a person’s body temperature falls below 95 F, experts consider that a medical emergency. In the United States, each year over 1500 deaths are attributed to hypothermia.

Though hypothermia most often occurs in very cold winter weather, it can also happen when a person becomes chilled from rain or sweat in weather above 40 F.

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Tracio_10-14_2Name: Tracio

Birthdate: 8/27/2005

Sire: Martelillo IV

Dam: Hipica II

Color: Grey

Height: 16.34 h

Stud Fee: $ 1850.00 Purebred / 1250.00 Other
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Andalusian Gelding by Romerito II

hemi extended trotName: Hacendado YR

Sire: Romerito II

Dam: Lar Besadora

Birthdate: 2010

Color: Grey

Height: 15.3

Price: 25,000.00

Registration: ANCCE

Location: Columbus, NC



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Selecting the right round bale feeder can reduce costs for horse owners.

FERI3945Michigan State University

As horse owners secure the hay they need for the rest of winter, one option they might consider is the use of large round bales. There are advantages and disadvantages to any system used by producers and the use of round bales is no different.

Here are some things to consider when using large round bales. Continue reading

The effect of hay net design on rate and amount of forage consumed by adult horses

FERI3945K. Martinson, E. Glunk and W. Weber – University of Minnesota

Description of the problem

Horses have evolved to consume several small forage-based meals throughout the day, often spending greater than 14.5 hours grazing each day. However, many of today’s horses are housed in boxstalls or drylots, fed two large meals each day, and have limited opportunity to forage. To mimic a more natural feeding pattern many horse owners provide unlimited access to hay. In many cases, this results in obesity because the horses tend to consume hay in excess of their energy requirement. Therefore, it is of interest to identify feeding methods that reduce excess intake, but extend the foraging period beyond a few hours around meal time. Continue reading

FPSH Stallion Auction Underway

FPSH Stallion AuctionIALHA’s Stallion Service Auction is expected to be online by Jan 10.

In the meantime, check out the Foundation’s fine roster of PRE stallions!  - Click Here -

Proceeds to benefit the Foundation’s rescue efforts, which this year very publicly saved several emaciated mares from an LA county shelter.  Services are open to revised PRE mares, and some stallions offer their service to non-PRE’s as well.

Watch horses for hypothermia when temperatures drop

This week’s extreme weather changes could be dangerous for horses. Take steps to avoid hypothermia and other cold-weather issues. Continue reading

Joint supplements – do they really work?

DALU9835Florien Jenner DVM, University of Minnesota

Due to the great variety of joint supplements on the market, this discussion will be limited to the various ingredients commonly used in joint supplement, not brand names. The purpose of joint supplements are to provide building blocks for cartilage and synovial fluid, and to reduce inflammation and cartilage degradation. Most oral joint supplements contain varying amounts of glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate (CS), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), and minerals, or a combination of these. Continue reading

Care of the new born foal

ROY81152Christie Ward, DVM, University of Minnesota

After waiting for almost a year, your mare is finally ready to give birth! Continue reading

USPRE Week – 2015!

12Plan now to attend USPRE WEEK 2015 in Wellington, Florida. Plans are coming together for a fantastic week of activities and important educational opportunities for all owners and breeders of PRE horses. See you there!



What: A week of events dedicated to the celebration of the PRE Horse, sponsored by USPRE. Held in conjunction with the Global Dressage Festival CDI-W Wellington Classic Sunshine Challenge, presented by USPRE. Receptions, parties, forums and educational opportunities for members and PRE breeders.

Featuring: Continue reading

7 tips for buying great horse hay

FERI3945Krishona Martinson, University of Minnesota

Listed below you will find some of the characteristics of hay that should be used to evaluate and select hay for horses. Continue reading

Breeding Season is right around the corner! Are you well versed in cooled semen protocol?


El Rey Sol – Stallion at Stud

Scott Madill , DVM, University of Minnesota

As a mare owner, cooled semen gives you access to stallions all over the country, and to some extent internationally. In addition to the stud fee, most stallion owners charge fees per shipment, typically $250 and up, making it within your interest to only ship once per cycle when possible. Since cooled semen is only viable for about 48 hours after collection, in order to achieve a single shipment breeding you need to closely monitor your mare and have a clear understanding of the stallion’s shipping schedule. When looking at your breeding contract there are several things you need to take note of: Continue reading

How to manage horse paddocks during winter

unnamed3University of Minnesota

Winter paddock and facilities management Ice is a problem in horse paddocks as falls and slips can lead to serious injury. The best solution is to remove the horse from the paddock until the ice melts, but few horse owners have that option. Continue reading

Barn Fire Prevention & Safety

DELI1661B. Gilkerson Wieland and J. Shutske, PhD, University of Minnesota

Recently, a large horse barn in Wright County, Minnesota burned, leading to several questions regarding fire safety in horse barns. Fire is caused when any type of “fuel” meets an “ignition” source. Hay and bedding material are common examples of fuel. Smoking, faulty electrical wiring, and improperly cured hay are common sources of ignition. The key is to minimize the potential for fuel and ignition sources to come together. Often, this is a matter of basic housekeeping. Here are some tips to help reduce your chance of a barn fire.

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Heaves, COPD, RAO, or Simply Equine Asthma?

HE2012-0139Equine Disease Quarterly

Heaves or broken wind are terms used for decades to describe an allergic respiratory disease of mature to older horses manifested by increased breathing efforts at rest and chronic coughing. Over 40 years ago, the German veterinarian H. Sasse used the term chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to describe horses with heaves because of similarities with the human disease. However, our knowledge of respiratory diseases in people and horses has grown considerably since then and it is now clear that heaves in horses is more similar to asthma in people rather than COPD.

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The Future Of Equine Genetics

HaciendaMarz01594Equine Disease Quarterly

We no longer listen to music on records or tapes. When we write, we “keyboard,” using some form of word processor. Our lives have changed profoundly as a consequence of technology. Therefore, it should be no surprise that changes of comparable or even greater magnitude are occurring in the realm of biology. Continue reading

IALHA Members Receive USEF Awards

“We are very proud of all of our member’s achievements in 2014. Please join us in congratulating the following IALHA members on being honored by the United States Equestrian Federation.”  – IALHA

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Where Are We Headed with Wobbler Syndrome?

DELI1661Equine Disease Quarterly

Cervical stenotic myelopathy (CSM), commonly known as wobbler syndrome, is a neurologic disease characterized by malformations of the neck vertebrae. This leads to narrowing of the cervical spinal canal and subsequent compression of the spinal cord. The cord compression manifests clinically as neurologic deficits, typically with the hind limbs being more severely affected than the forelimbs. Depending on the severity of the horse’s deficits, euthanasia is often elected for humane and horse and human safety reasons. Continue reading

2015 IALHA Stallion Service Auction Still Accepting Stallions!

2015 IALHA Stallion Service Auction is about to be launched. There is still time to get your stallion included. Continue reading

Insulin Resistance and Inflammatory Challenges

HE2012-0047Equine Disease Quarterly

AN ASSOCIATION BETWEEN OBESITY AND the development of insulin resistance in humans and laboratory animals has led to a marked interest in adipose tissue as a source of hormones and small proteins that function as signaling molecules. Of particular interest is the recognition that fat cells produce the inflammatory cytokine tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-a). This cytokine plays a key role as a pro-inflammatory agent in inflammatory/immune challenges and is produced predominantly by circulating blood monocytes. However, in obese subjects, there is now compelling evidence that fat cells significantly contribute to increased circulating concentrations of TNF-a. Continue reading

2015 FPSH Stallion Service Auction Is Now Under Way!

Take a Look at Some Breathtakingly Beautiful Horses! Continue reading

PRE Mare by Invasor III

halcy trotName:
 Halcyona AT

Sire: Invasor III

Dam: Halconera Vlll

Birthdate: 2009

Color: Grey

Height: 15.2

Price: 25,000.00

Registration: ANCCE

Location: Columbus, NC



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USPRE High Point Challenge in 2015 – Florida Series

The following 4 shows have been selected for the Florida Series of the USPRE High Point Challenge in 2015: Continue reading

University of Maryland Hosts Upcoming Hay & Pasture Conference

DALU9820University of Maryland

Three regional conferences across Maryland and Delaware will provide opportunities for horse owners and farmers, as well as agribusiness and agency personnel, to obtain practical and quite useful information that can make a difference in the farm’s bottom line. This winter’s series of “Hay and Pasture Conferences” will take a slightly different program approach, said Les Vough, MS, PhD, University of Maryland Forage Crops Extension Specialist Emeritus and conferences coordinator.

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One-Day “Whole Farm Approach” Equine Parasite Control Offered to Laypersons In Pennsylvania

This one-day short course will be held in four locations across Pennsylvania. Equine gastrointestinal parasites, and their increasing resistance to available dewormers, are a major concern in the equine industry. Taking a whole-farm approach to control can cut down on deworming, save money on products that are no longer effective on your farm, help you learn which horses have natural resistance and which ones are “shedders”, and help reduce parasite resistance.

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“Heart Attacks” and Heart Disease in Horses

HaciendaMarz_07065Equine Disease Quarterly

The cardiovascular system, which is composed of the heart and blood vessels, is essential for the distribution of oxygen, nutrients, and other critical components to all organs throughout the horse’s body. As the heart is the sole pump for the cardiovascular system, any disruption of its function can have critical consequences for the animal’s life. Continue reading

As winter deepens, colic risks increase

When it is very cold, horses will reduce their water consumption and be at risk of colic.

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Join, or Renew IALHA Membership by Dec. 31 to Receive Complimentary DVD

logo_ialha_smallIt is time for Membership Renewal or to get a Friend to Join IALHA!

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University of Kentucky (UK) Cooperative Extension Service and UK Ag Equine Programs will host Pastures Management Seminar

HERO0017University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky (UK) Cooperative Extension Service and UK Ag Equine Programs will host Pastures Management Seminar at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Fayette County Extension office on Red Mile Road in Lexington. The public is invited to this free annual event, particularly horse owners and farm managers interested in the latest information about horse pasture management. Continue reading

Low sugar forages

GARO1965Ron Genrick, Assurance Feeds & Stephanie Valberg, DVM, University of Minnesota

Sugars supply forages with energy required for re-growth, and are a nutritional component needed by both forages and horses. However, some horses, likes some humans, are sensitive to the sugar content of hay and pasture forages, which can lead to potential health problems. Continue reading

Forage testing—sugar

GARO2221Minnesota State University

Recently, there has been significant interest in the sugar and carbohydrate content of hays. The below analyses can be very useful in helping to select a suitable feed for horses, especially those that show sensitivity to starch and sugar. Some labs are test for the following (may be an additional charge): Continue reading

2015 PA World Horse Expo to Feature Speakers & Lectures

DELI1373Penn State University

As 2015 starts the year, we are anticipating the Pennsylvania World Horse Expo! To start your “Horse Season” off right, plan to attend one of our Penn State University and PA Equine Council’s; Seminars held on March 5-8, 2015 at the Pennsylvania Horse World Expo at the Harrisburg, PA Farm show Complex. Continue reading

Special Holiday Treats For Horses


By Andalusian World

‘Tis the season for giving! What kind of special treats can you safely give your horses to make them feel extra special? Continue reading

Equine Melanoma and the Nature of Malignancy

HaciendaMarz_07065Equine Disease Quarterly

Whether equine melanoma is a benign or malignant neoplasm has been discussed and debated for at least 100 years. Many equine practitioners, by virtue of their training and experience, consider it a common benign growth of the skin, particularly of gray horses, which is precisely as stated in a manual on recognition and treatment of equine diseases published by the United States Department of Agriculture in 1916. Continue reading

A Year-End Message From USPRE President, Kimberly Boyer

KimBoyer2014By USPRE President, Kimberly Boyer

As the end of 2014 approaches, it is my tradition to send a season’s greetings to our membership and summarize our year at USPRE. I am happy to report another landmark year of growth in our membership, signs of strength in the PRE market, and success in our various programs and services, both old and new… Continue reading

What effect does a killing frost have on the nutritional value of forage?

DELI1373Paul Peterson, PhD, University of Minnesota

In fall, as plants mature, they lose overall nutritional value, but at a slower rate than during the summer due to cooler temperatures and shorter days. Continue reading

Frosted Grass Poses Risk To Horses

GARO2221Krishona Martinson, PhD, University of Minnesota

Some deciduous leaves can be deadly after a frost or after they have wilted due to broken branches, fall leaf shed or storm damage. Leaves that tend to be most toxic are those of red maple and cherry trees. Identify all such seasonally toxic trees on your property, and keep horses from their fallen or frost damaged leaves for at least 30 days.

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Deaths mounting as tainted Lakeland horse feed is pulled from shelves


Lakeland Animal Nutrition has been informed that certain horse feeds manufactured by the company in Lakeland, Florida and distributed within the state of Florida may contain monensin and lasalocid. Serious injury or death can occur in horses consuming feeds containing monensin and/or lasalocid. Continue reading

Improper roundbale storage can lead to botulism infection in horses

ROY81146Krishona Martinson, PhD, University of Minnesota

Storing round bales outside on the ground is a very common practice and represents the most economical method of hay storage. However, it also has the greatest potential for loss due to weather. Continue reading

Breeding Season begins soon. Have you done these things to prepare your mare?

ROY81152Scott Madill, DVM, University of Minnesota

Not having your mare in optimal condition to conceive when you are ready to breed her results in lower fertility, frustration, and financial losses that can extend through this season and into the next. The critical things to check for are: Continue reading

Andalusian Gelding – Amateur Safe

image-2Name: Perisians Patron

Sire: Prestigio

Dam: Maria

Birthdate: 2008

Color: Grey

Height: 16.3

Price: 15,000.00

Registration: IALHA

Location: CA



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What can you do to help your aging horse’s immune health?

ROY81176In recent years there has been a shift in the U.S. horse population, with aged horses (≥15 years) an increasing percentage (20-30%). Many of these older horses remain actively involved in equestrian sport competitions, are still being bred, or serve as companion animals. Thus, further understanding of how the biology of aging affects the older horse has become increasingly important and valid, given the greater demand for veterinary care and management of these animals. Unfortunately, as with elderly people, old horses suffer from age-related diseases, such as arthritis, congestive heart failure, Cushing’s syndrome, and cancer. They also experience age-related changes in immune function. Continue reading

Spanish Delegation to Attend USPRE Week, Lead Seminars for Breeders

USPRE is pleased to present Pedro Azor, Vice Director of LG-ANCCE, and Ignacio Candau Jr. of Yeguada Candau, ANCCE Executive Committee Member and Head of ANCCE Sports Commission. Dr Azor and Mr. Candau will head a series of lectures and seminars dedicated to breeder topics at USPRE week in Welligton, FL, January 20- 23.

The USPRE Association theme for 2015 is Breeder Education. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the breed and the vision for the future directly from the top representatives of the ANCCE Association and Studbook. These important sessions will be conducted in both Spanish and English to accommodate all communities. We hope you will make it a priority to attend.

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2014 Foundation Raffle Filly Results

raffle_kimbaMTFoundation for the Pure Spanish Horse

“The Lucky Winner of The Foundation’s raffle filly, Kimbra MT is… Continue reading

5 Incredible Tricks For Making Forage Last Longer

HERO0004Betsy Gilkerson Wieland, University of Minnesota

A drought can leave many horse owners looking for quality hay, and considering alternative feedstuffs for their horses. A large portion of a horse’s diet should be forage of some sort, and horses eat roughly 2% of their body weight in dry matter each day. Below is a list of common forage alternatives: Continue reading

USEF Horse of the Year – Amateur Safe Mare

Solana WinName:

Sire: Amistad SL

Dam: Banbury Elena 

Birthdate: 2002

Color: Grey


Price: 25,000.00

Registration: IALHA

Location: CA



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Half Andalusian (Azteca) Started Under Saddle

WSC-1958Name: Shelby In Titanium

Sire: Ingrato XXVI

Dam: Skips Fancy Mac (AQHA)

Birthdate: 2012

Color: Grey


Price: 5,500.00

Registration: IALHA

Location: CA



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How can you tell if your horse’s back hurts?

HERO0030K. Searcy, veterinary student, University of Minnesota

Just as in people, back pain in horses is common and can be related to a variety of problems. Common complaints associated with back pain in horses include: restricted mobility; “cold-backed” behavior; refusing work; stiffness when making sharp turns; unwilling to change leads; loss of hind limb propulsion; and sourness with saddling or riding. Continue reading

FPSH – Winner of the 2014 Fuego de Cárdenas Cup for P.R.E. Horses

Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse

Source: Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse

The Winner of the 2014 Fuego de Cárdenas Cup for P.R.E. Horses who compete in Dressage at the International Levels is … Continue reading

Report from the Minutes of the Breeders Executive Committee Meeting of November 8

BEC Fall meeting had a quorum with Ramiro Perez, Kay Greenbury, Alfredo Gonzalez, Tom Reed, and Betsy Ketcham present.

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First USPRE Elections for the 2015 Breeders Executive Committee

According to the rules approved by the voting members of USPRE in February, 2013, the members of the Breeders Executive Committee will be elected beginning in 2015. As stated in the record,

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IALHA Membership Renewal

It is time for Membership Renewal or to get a Friend to Join IALHA!GET A COMPLIMENTARY 2015 IALHA Stallion CALENDAR IF YOU RENEW BY12/31/2014.  All new and rejoining members will receive the “Andalusian Conformation and Movement 101” DVD Continue reading

Thyroid Hormone in Horses

ROY81176Equine Disease Quarterly

Thyroxine (T4) is the predominant thyroid hormone in horses but is believed to have less biological activity than triiodothyronine (T3). T3 is important for proper fuel metabolism (glucose absorption, protein synthesis and lipid metabolism), temperature regulation and muscle function. Thyroid hormone concentrations may be influenced by age, season, pregnancy, drugs, stress, stage of training, exercise and nutrition. Continue reading

SICAB 2014 Overview


The 24th edition of the International PRE Trade Fair, SICAB 2014, organized by the National Purebred Spanish Horse Breeders’ Association of Spain (ANCCE) surpassed all expectations in terms of participating horses, commercial operations and the business generated during the six-day event.  There were more than 200,000 visitors.

At this year’s edition, there were 1008 horses from 11 countries, from 341 stud farms and 321 commercial stands.  An ample number of international breeders were on hand for the event, as well as 207 accredited journalists from 11 countries, including Spain, Belgium, France, Great Britain, the USA, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Costa Rica and Germany.

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IALHA Board Meeting Conference Call – Listen-In In 3 hours!

IALHA Board Meeting Notice

logo_ialha_smallThe IALHA Board of Directors will be meeting by conference call on Thursday, December 11th, beginning at 5 pm, PST.

Agenda and Instructions Below

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New! Ranch or Stallion Ads and Promotional Videos!

Did you know?

AndalusianWorld has a full team of designers ready to produce your marketing and advertising materials. Whether it is photography, ad design, banner design, websites, logo design, business cards or promotional videos, we are here to make your dreams come to life!



2015 Services Price List

Photography Services

Ranch Shoots – 260.00 per horse, plus transportation and expenses

Multiple horse discounts and day rates available


Videography Services

260.00 per horse, plus transportation and expenses

Multiple horse discounts and day rates available


Video Production / Editing

550.00 flat rate per video

Ad Design

160.00 per page

Web Banner Design

80.00 per banner

Print Banner Design

160.00 per banner – plus printing costs

Business Cards

80.00 – plus printing costs


2500.00 base rate, plus photo editing charges if applicable. More complex sites / multiple changes to sites will be charged accordingly.

For more information, contact: or call 805-HORSE-25

SICAB 2014 – Final Results!



Another successful year of SICAB has come and gone, with 378 horses and 138 breeders represented. It is of special mention that Laura Ortega was awarded best presenter. People across the world watched the event live on Sicab TV.

We congratulate all of the horses, handlers, riders an owners who participated!

Full results for morphology / functionality can be found at:

Dressage (doma) results will be posted soon at:




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Neonatal Isoerythrolysis – Fatal If Not Caught Early

DELI1671Source: Equine Disease Quarterly

Neonatal isoerythrolysis (NI) is caused by an incompatibility of blood types between a mare and her foal. If a foal inherits from its sire a red cell factor (antigen) that the mare lacks, the mare may develop antibodies to that antigen. There is no harm to the foal in utero, as there is no comingling of the mare’s blood with that of the fetus. However, these antibodies will be present in the mare’s colostrum and will be ingested by the newborn foal. Following transfer across the foal’s intestinal mucosa and entry into its bloodstream, the antibodies will attach to the foal’s red blood cells and cause their destruction, resulting in a jaundiced foal and in severe cases, death, unless quickly diagnosed and treated. Continue reading

Plan Now For 2015 Pasture Management

GARO2221By Sara BhaduriHauck – Maryland State University

On the farm, winter is a time for planning. Whether you’re a vegetable gardener preparing your seed order, a crop producer getting your nutrient management plan in line, or a horse enthusiast checking out this season’s show schedule, planning is in full swing for everyone.

If you manage pastures, are you planning for improved pasture yields this year? Many producers focus on crop yields and animal performance, but pasture yield and performance sometimes get left out. Pastures aren’t only areas where animals can be turned out for exercise and fresh air. If managed properly, they can provide excellent nutrition for livestock and can significantly reduce feed costs.

The first step in improving pasture yield is to take a soil sample, in particular to examine pH. Maryland soils tend to be acidic, so unmanaged pastures are usually low in pH. Since many weeds thrive at low soil pH, an unmanaged pasture is also likely to be a weedy one. Correcting the pH with lime will help alleviate weed pressure and give your desirable forage species an advantage.
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University of Maryland Extension presents: Equine Owner’s Business Seminar “Business & Legal Tips for Equine Operations”

Are you looking to take your love or hobby and turn it into a business? Are you thinking about diversifying or growing your current one? Come to the Montgomery County Extension office to hear equine experts share with you action items for that next step.

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Proper Hydration Is Essential In Horses

HERO9963Marcia Hathaway, PhD, University of Minnesota

Horses require a clean, fresh supply of water at all times. Adequate quantities of water are necessary for the horse’s normal metabolism and propulsion of feedstuffs through the gastrointestinal tract. If the horse does not consume sufficient quantities of water, the results can range from impaction of feedstuffs in the intestine to dehydration.

A 1,000 pound horse, at rest in a cool climate, eating a normal diet of good quality dried roughage will normally drink from 8 – 10 gallons of water a day. If the horse is turned out on pasture the water content of the fresh forage will meet some of the horse’s requirements, but not all. Continue reading

A quick message from outgoing IALHA President, Julie Alonzo, & President Elect, Janita Smith


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Conditioning the thin horse – University of Minnesota

HERO0030Marcia Hathaway, PhD, University of Minnesota; and Ron Genrick, Assurance Feeds

Before establishing a feeding regimen for the thin horse, it is important to determine why the horse is thin in the first place.

It is rare to see a healthy horse that is too thin. Before establishing a feeding regimen for the thin horse, it is important to determine why the horse is thin in the first place. If the basis for weight loss (or the inability to gain weight) is not established, the thin horse may be put in an adverse health situation.

It may be that the horse is simply not receiving enough calories. If so, the problem can easily be eliminated by offering more calories. Some options are: Continue reading

Do you know this one great trick for getting horses to drink while in transit?

DESI9895By Jennifer Johnson, DVM, University of Minnesota

Several of you have asked for tips on getting your horse to drink water while away from home. Below are some helpful hits: A 1000 pound horse should drink about 8-10 gallons of water a day. However, when horses are traveling, or in a strange environment, they may not drink enough water to meet their daily requirements. Also, a horse will need more water when it’s hot, or if they are exercising. Some consequences of dehydration can include poor performance, organ dysfunction and colic. When traveling for vacation or show, here are some tips to encourage your horse to drink: Continue reading

Lusitano / National Show Horse Mare

Half Lusitano2Name: Color Me Autumn

Sire: Paiol Do Top

Dam: Color Me Cerminka

Birthdate: 2004

Color: Black and White


Price: 5,500.00

Registration: IALHA

Location: Central CA



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The Evolution of Equine Dentistry

HE2012-0139Source: Equine Disease Quarterly

EQUINE DENTISTRY HAS RE-EVOLVED to become a significant part of many equine practices. In the early 1900s through World War II, most veterinarians routinely performed dental procedures for their clients. The subsequent decrease in the use of horses resulted in less teaching of equine medicine and surgery, and equine dentistry took a backseat in the curriculum of veterinary medicine. Continue reading

Pain In Horses – Causes & Cures

DALU9841Source: Equine Disease Quarterly

PAIN SENSATION IS A PHYSIOLOGIC NECESSITY. Animals lacking the ability to sense or respond to noxious stimulation are doomed to a short, pitiable existence. Pain is best classified functionally and anatomically using a numerical system. Type I pain is sharp and intense. It is really an alarm system signaling actual or impending tissue damage and initiating responses to limit or prevent that damage. Type I pain is triggered by very hot, very cold, or very strong mechanical stimulation. The signals are carried from the periphery to the brain along a well-organized, high-speed neural pathway that permits recognition of affected peripheral areas and fast, appropriate, avoidance response. Continue reading

Foaling Season Approaches – Uterine Artery Rupture

DELI1661Source: Equine Disease Quarterly

Each year the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) receives mares that have died as result of sudden rupture of a major blood vessel of the reproductive tract, typically a uterine artery.

Mares that have suffered this type of arterial rupture are often found dead, but may be discovered in shock — exhibiting colic-type pain, sweating, trembling, pale membranes, and elevated heart rate. Many of these mares will subsequently die, but approximately 50% of the mares may survive with treatment. Continue reading

CEM – A Continuing Threat to International Trade

HaciendaMarz_07007Source: Equine Disease Quarterly

Since its discovery in 1977, contagious equine metritis (CEM) has been a source of considerable concern for many countries because of the ease with which it can be spread internationally through carrier stallions or mares.  Caused by Taylorella equigenitalis, CEM is a venereally transmissible disease of equids, characterized by infertility and, very rarely, abortion in mares, and infertility in stallions.  Significant economic loss can result from introduction of the disease into an immunologically naïve equine breeding population. Continue reading

Liver Disorders in Horses

ROY81176Source: Equine Disease Quarterly

The liver is the largest organ in the body and has a multitude of roles, including metabolism, detoxification, excretion, storage, synthesis, and defense (phagocytosis of microbes). Approximately 60% of its mass consists of hepatocytes. Continue reading

Iberian Warmblood Mare – Showing First Level


IMG_0216Name: Calista

Sire: Calypso

Dam: Rangerette (TB)

Birthdate: 2008

Color: Grey


Price: 20,000.00

Registration: IALHA

Location: CA



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SICAB Schedule 2014




photo (2)Name: Noble XLIII

Birthdate: 2012

Sire: Divino XVIII

Dam: Nobleza VI

Color: Buckskin

Height: 16.3 H

Stud Fee: $1500 Purebred / $750 others Fresh Cooled semen and Live cover
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Rotavirus In Foals – Equine Disease Quarterly


Source: Equine Disease Quarterly

THE OLD SAYING “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” certainly applies to the current practice of vaccination in order to prevent infectious disease. Most horse owners recognize that it is much easier and less expensive to protect their animals through vaccination than it is to treat them once they become infected. For vaccination to be effective, however, it must be administered correctly and at the proper time. In terms of the adult horse, this means administering the proper dosage(s) well in advance of exposure to the infectious agent. This timing is particularly necessary for primary immunizations, since full protection may not be obtained until a month or more post-vaccination. More rapid protection will be seen following administration of a booster to a previously immunized horse, though even in that case complete protective immunity may not be in place until several days post-vaccination.

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How is your arena etiquette? It’s more than just courtesy, it’s safety

ROY81157Source: Penn State University

Often beginning  riders think that the whole purpose of a riding a horse is to make the horse move at the fastest gait or speed possible. Many are unaware of how dangerous it is to extend the horse into an uncontrolled speed that puts the rider and horse in a dangerous situation. Therefore, when exercising a horse in a confined area consideration must be considered to protect the safety of the horse and rider.

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Viñas Piconero

 Viñas Piconero

Birthdate: 4/21/2010

Sire: Udon

Dam: Cubanera

Color: Grey

Height: 16H

Stud Fee: $ 2000.00 Purebred
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Changing Tides in Insulin Resistance Interpretation

HaciendaMarz_07007Source: Equine Disease Quarterly

In 1999, I was told, “Everyone knows blood insulin and glucose are too variable to be of any use.” However insulin resistance (IR) and Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) have been the focus of much research for the past 10 years and blood insulin and glucose levels do have their purposes when appropriately used and interpreted. Continue reading

Horses Require Special Care In Winter

“Neglect is the worst thing that happens to the horse during the winter months. Most horses are turned out to pasture and we only see them in the dark at feeding time,” states Ann Swinker, Penn State Extension Equine Specialist.

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Providing shelter for your horse in winter months

unnamed2As we approach winter it is a good time to make the appropriate adjustments for providing shelter for your horse in the winter months. Horses that are kept outside should be provided some sort of free choice shelter to protect themselves from severe weather elements. Continue reading

Teff Hay Gaining Popularity Among US Horse Owners – Michigan State University

Teff, Eragrostis tef Zucc., is a warm season annual grass that is native to Ethiopia and is grown commonly in many African countries as a cereal grain for human consumption. It grows in frost free environments preferring temperatures from 60 – 85 degrees Fahrenheit and tolerates soil moisture levels ranging from moist to drought-stressed conditions. Continue reading

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Azteca Breeders& Owners Beware: Equine Malignant Hyperthermia (EMH)

DELI1671Nichol Schultz, DVM and Molly McCue, DVM, PhD, University of Minnesota

Equine malignant hyperthermia (EMH) is a dominant disease (one copy of the mutation is sufficient to produce disease) identified in Quarter Horses and American Paint Horses that can cause severe typing up and even death when horses are subjected to Continue reading

USEF Drugs and Medications Update for 2015 Competition Year

USEF logoBy:  USEF Communications Department

Lexington, Ky.- Effective December 1, 2014, and for the 2015 competition year, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has implemented withdrawal practices following Intraarticular Injections and Shockwave Therapy as a result of rule changes passed at the USEF Annual Meeting in January, 2014. For  Intraarticular Injections a four day withdrawal time from competition has been instituted, while a three day withdrawal from competition for  Shockwave Therapy has been implemented.

For more information see the 2015 Guidelines for Drugs and Medications

Additionally, for the 2015 competition year, the USEF has created an Online Medication Report Form for Therapeutic Administration of Forbidden Substances, which can be accessed here.

For more information about the USEF Drugs and Medications Program, visit:

USPRE All-Breed Awards Results

uspre_webThe following horse and rider pairs have complied with USDF regulations to qualify for a USDF All Breeds Awards, and will be recognized at this year’s USDF convention in Cambridge, MA, December 3-6. They represent the top scoring pairs in the country of the PRE breed at their respective levels. We congratulate all of the riders and owners of these wonderful horses and recognize your hard work to achieve such a distinction. Continue reading

Myths and Misconceptions About Hay – University of Kentucky

HERO0004By Krista Lea, MS, Ray Smith, PhD, Tom Keene, University of Kentucky

Horse owners are often described as “picky, fussy, or difficult” when it comes to hay selection. This is not surprising considering many horses are either very valuable or viewed as part of the family.

However, a lack of knowledge regarding quality hay selection is what gives horse owners a bad rap and forces us to pay more for hay than other livestock owners do. Myths often develop from a tiny bit of truth that get inflated over time. To improve our collective knowledge about hay selection, we’ve debunked the following common myths about hay. (Note: For the purposes of this article, “high-quality hay” refers to hay with a high nutritive value.) Continue reading

To Blanket, or Not To Blanket. That is the question.

ROY81176Source: Penn State University

Horse defenses against inclement cold weather include a long hair coat and a layer of fat beneath the skin. But are there times when you should blanket your horse? Continue reading

Winter Horse Care Tips & Tricks – Michigan State University

snowNow is the time to focus on helping your horses cope with the stresses of the winter chill while staying involved in your equine-related activities! Continue reading

Broodmare Breed Leasing (Alquileres de Vientre) Regulations – LG ANCCE


 In keeping with the current PRE Stud Book procedures, the breeder of a foal is the owner of the dam at the time of foaling. Therefore, it is essential that all breeders who purchase a broodmare and will be breeding with her, request a change of ownership prior to the birth of the filly/colt.

The documentation for the rental of womb (AW adds: To be clear, this discusses breed leasing, not “womb rental” in the case of embryo transfer recipients…) is, in many cases, being used incorrectly.  A given breeder appears as the breeder of a foal, when that is not the case, and without being the true owner of the dam when the foal is born, and without having foaled on his/her stud farm.   These events have major consequences at competitions.  For example, this undermines the results of stud farms who are seeking the Best Breeder Award.
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SICAB 2014 Highlights! What You May Look Forward To In Sevilla


From the 2nd to the 7th of December at the Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones (Fairgrounds) in Sevilla

Yesterday morning, at the Santo Tomas Hall of the Sevilla City Hall, the 24th edition of SICAB was officially presented. Once again, the event will be held in the city of Sevilla. The press conference to present the occasion was presided over by the Alderman for Employment, Finances, Festivities and Tourism, Gregorio Serrano. He was flanked by the President of ANCCE—Juan Tirado, the Commercial Manager in Andalusia for Banco Santander—Angel Castellanos, and the Managing Director of FIBES—Gaspar Sáez.

This year, SICAB 2014 is dedicated to ANCCE breeders, who are well worthy of praise for their exceptional bravery in the light of the current crisis. Despite it all, ANCCE breeders have been steadfast and faithful to SICAB as their main showcase. Continue reading

Walking Pastures – Important Step in Pasture Management

PICO0040Source: Penn State University

Regularly survey your pastures. It is important to catch and address problems early.

Pasture Deterioration

Pasture deterioration occurs over time, even though it may appear to happen suddenly.  Good grazers routinely walk their pastures, looking for changes in populations of desirable plants, increases in weeds, loss of plant vigor, and increasing bare spots.  How many times have you patted yourself on the back when looking at your pastures in spring, congratulating yourself for a job well done?  How many times have you been dismayed in August to find that the same pastures turned into weeds, seemingly “overnight”? Continue reading

Sugar In Hay & Forage – University of Minnesota

ROY81154By Ron Genrick, Assurance Feeds & Stephanie Valberg, DVM, University of Minnesota

Sugars supply forages with energy required for re-growth, and are a nutritional component needed by both forages and horses. However, some horses, likes some humans, are sensitive to the sugar content of hay and pasture forages, which can lead to potential health problems. Continue reading

What is SCIDS, and can Hispano Arabes have it?

DELI1661SCIDS stands for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency.

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Echisero JV

EchiseroName: Echisero JV

Birthdate: 2/27/2008

Sire: Andaluz ANG

Dam: Cauta

Color: Grey

Height: 17H

Stud Fee: $ 1800.00 Purebred / $1000 All Others
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Eastern Cold Snap Poses Danger To Horses & Other Livestock

An early blast of arctic cold has landed in the Bluegrass, and that puts pressure on farmers to make sure their animals are ready for the assault.“Some locations may even see the livestock cold stress index dip into the emergency category early next week,” Continue reading

Stallion Spotlight! Lusitano Stallion Vaquarius CD!

Vaquarius CD is a Lusitano stallion standing at stud in California.

He is a proven Dressage Stallion with many high point awards and scores in the 70’s.  Also many championships at IALHA shows in Dressage, Western, and Specialty Classes. Visit his ad here to see photos, video and details!

Strangles 101

HaciendaMarz03618Jeremy Frederick, DVM, University of Minnesota

Strangles is a highly contagious bacterial infection caused by Streptococcus equi. It can be spread by horse-to-horse contact or when humans, tack, drinking troughs, etc. becoming contaminated with the pus or nasal discharge from affected horses. Horses that have not been exposed to the bacteria in recent years are particularly susceptible because their immunity usually declines over time.

Early signs of Strangles include fever (Temperature > 102 F), depression and a nasal discharge which progresses from clear to thick and yellow. A few days later most horses develop painful swelling of the lymph nodes under the jaw, which form abscesses that eventually rupture and discharge pus. Many veterinarians prefer not to use antibiotics on uncomplicated cases and advocate hot packs applied to the lower jaw to help abscesses mature to a point where they can safely be opened. Once open, the abscess cavities may be flushed with dilute povidone-iodine solutions until they heal. Treating these uncomplicated cases with antibiotics is rarely necessary and may delay abscesses from maturing. Horses usually recover fully after rupture of these abscesses.

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Forage Substitutes During Drought

HERO0004Betsy Gilkerson Wieland, University of Minnesota

A drought can leave many horse owners looking for quality hay, and considering alternative feedstuffs for their horses. A large portion of a horse’s diet should be forage of some sort, and horses eat roughly 2% of their body weight in dry matter each day. Below is a list of common forage alternatives: Continue reading

Another PRE National Champion: Stacey Hastings and Police


At the USDF United States Dressage Finals in Lexington, Kentucky this past weekend, USPRE member Stacey Hastings and domestic-bred Police were Open Fourth Level Freestyle Champions with a score of 72.28. Police (Delgado MAC x Negrera IV) is a 2007 PRE Stallion owned and bred by Coves Dardon Farm of Springfield, SC. Stacey and Police are also the 2014 Champions of the Copa USPRE at Small Tour and members of the 2015 USPRE Dressage Team. Congratulations to this wonderful team with great potential for the future!

Stallion Spotlight! Love Dressage? Consider Fainero ADP

Stallion Spotlight! Love Dressage? Consider Fainero ADP

Fainero ADP comes from a proven line of dressage horses and is making his mark in the horse show world, his show record to date is remarkable for such a young stallion. Each time he has been shown, the results have been impressive!

2011 IALHA Regional Champion 2 and Under stallion
2013 CALSHO Regional Champion Junior stallion
2013 USPRE High Point Sporthorse in Hand Stallion
2013 USPRE Champion American Born Stallion
2013 Reserve Champion Functionality of Show at Feria Del Caballo Espanol
2013 Reserve Champion 4 Year old stallion at Feria Del Caballo Espanol

2013 IALHA National Champion Sporthorse 4 & Older

2013 IALHA Grand National Champion Junior Stallion

Janne Rumbough and Junior Capture National AA Grand Prix Freestyle Title

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Photo by Susan Stickles

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LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Nov. 8, 2014–Janne Rumbough rode her 12-year-old gray P.R.E. gelding Junior that she bred and trained from a youngster to capture the inaugural United States Dressage Finals Grand Prix Freestyle for Adult Amateurs Championship Saturday night. The 70-year-old resident of Palm Beach, a founder of the Florida dressage circuit more than three decades ago on which she has since become a fixture, was awarded the new Calaveras County Perpetual Trophy by artist Olva Stewart Pharo for the first winner of the event. Continue reading

Could your horse have any of these dental issues? – University of Minnesota

HE2012-0139Jane Manfredi, DVM, University of Minnesota

Mouth pain can be acutely painful or dull and aching in humans, but determining if our horse companions are experiencing mouth pain isn’t so straight forward; particularly since they are a herd species that is designed to hide pain. Some common signs of possible dental pain and disease are quidding (dropping grain or clumps of hay from the mouth), foul smelling breath, weight loss, and refusing to chew hay. Nasal discharge, pus coming out the sides of the cheek or below the jaw, refusal to accept the bit, and head shaking may also have their roots in mouth pain and dental disease.

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Complications after colic – University of Minnesota

Complications after colic

HaciendaMarz_07007Erin Malone, DVM, University of Minnesota

Most colic episodes will fully resolve with no long lasting consequences. However, if toxins are released into the abdominal cavity or bloodstream, or if colic surgery is required, the horse will be at risk for other problems. Continue reading

FPSH Stallion Auction Updates – Proceeds to Benefit Rescue Efforts & More

prelogo1The 2015 Stallion Service Auction is almost ready to start!

Mare owners will be thrilled at the amazing list of Spectacular Stallions available this year, like the stunning imported chestnut, Azuel, from Yeguada Los Ramos. Continue reading

Becoming A 4-H Horse Judge – Part 2

ROY81157By Karen Waite, Michigan State University Extension
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What’s Wrong with Kids Today? Getting Youth Involved


“What’s Wrong with Kids Today? Maybe it is because there aren’t many Westerns on TV, maybe it is because of texting, maybe its because of high-rise apartment buildings, or computers, or maybe it is just our fault … but most of the Equine Industry is suffering from a severe lack of Youth Riders.

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Update: You Did It! Spanish Mares At Lancaster Shelter Rescued

A4769938Source: – Foundation For The Pure Spanish Horse

Rescue Update, YOU Did It!

A recent email news blast informed there were five Spanish Horses at an LA County Animal Shelter in Lancaster CA. The horses were all mares and ranged in age from three to fifteen years. We are happy to report that individuals adopted three of the horses and the two older mares were picked up from the shelter and driven to a wonderful home on Saturday. All of the horses have found homes! Continue reading

Autumn Threats To Horse Health – From Colorful Leaves to Colic, To Toxic Fungi

DELI2431Source: The Vermont Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA)

With dazzling colors on the trees and harvest festivals abounding, many people love the autumn season. But, with the holidays and cooling temperatures, the fall brings some potential dangers to our animals–large and small. Continue reading

Becoming A Horse Judge – Michigan State University

1902779_915438365152959_6564575714282527395_nBy Karen Waite, Michigan State University

One of the best ways people with an interest in judging can practice is to coach or assist a competitive youth horse judging team.

One question often asked in the horse industry is how people become professional horse judges and whether or not it might be an option for them. It seems like a simple enough concept, but it can become complicated in a hurry, and sometimes information is difficult to find. Continue reading

ANCCE Inscription Deadlines Approaching


Remember to inscribe your foal(s) within the allotted times. Late Inscriptions will incur a penalty fee. The LG-ANCCE has provided the following guidelines for inscribing PRE foals: Continue reading

IALHA’s 2015 National Show Updates

FERI6919Edited Press Release –

IALHA’s 2015 National Championship Show will be held at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia, August 24 – 29th. Move in will be available on Sunday, August 23.

Lexington, Virginia is the site and the dates that have traditionally been used by ERAHC for their regional show.  The club decided to skip one year so they could throw their support behind having the National Show in the Eastern part of the country, for the first time in the history of the IALHA.

The Show Committee looks forward to working with members of ERAHC to ensure a smooth and memorable 2015 National Show.

We are delighted that our show secretary from this year’s show, Jean Buddin, enjoyed her experience enough that she has already agreed to continue as 2015 National Show Secretary.

The Show Committee has already started discussing ways to ensure that the 2015 show runs as smoothly as this year’s event.  If you have any ideas we would love to hear them!



The 2014 breeding stock catalogs will be presented

 ANCCE, the National PRE Breeders’ Association of Spain, is organizing technical courses for breeders, enthusiasts and anyone interested in the equine sector on the 3rd and 4th of December. These courses coincide with SICAB 2014, the International PRE Trade Fair, in Sevilla. At the same time, the 2014 Breeding Catalog will be presented, both for Conformation as well as for Dressage. Continue reading

Jingle Bell Show In Del Mar Adds Baroque Horse Classes – To Be Livestreamed!

JingleBellsHSThe Jingle Bell Horse Show, which runs December 4-7 in Del Mar, is a USEF-Rated Southern California winter staple. It just got even more fun and inclusive, with the addition of Baroque Horse classes. Continue reading

They’re Gross, They’re Common, They’re Equine Tapeworms – What You Need To Know

GARO1965By Equine Disease Quarterly

Unwelcome and unannounced they come, developing silently within the intestines of the horse.  Within the cecum, the parasites usually surround the ileocecal valve.  Having no mouth parts or digestive tract, they absorb nutrients through their cuticle.  The equine tapeworm can grow to about 3 inches long by 1/2 inch wide.  Its head, called a scolex, has four suckers that attach to the mucosa or lining of the intestine; below each sucker is a tiny flap called a lappet.  Recent surveys in horses at necropsy in Central Kentucky revealed a prevalence rate of nearly 60%. Continue reading

Eliminating Crabgrass Is An Autumn Task

Fall is a time for winding down. The season is coming to a final close as we harvest the last of the crops. Outdoor recreation is coming to a close—whether we like it or not!—as our daylight hours get fewer and fewer. And with the first few frosts now behind us, weeds are winding down, too. If you are concerned with pasture or hayfield management like I am, you will have noticed that some of the peskiest weeds have disappeared. Crabgrass is one that stands out in my mind, especially because of the large bare patches it has recently left behind. Unless you’ve been extremely diligent with your mowing regimen this season and also very lucky, that crabgrass sowed at least a few seeds in your soil and will reappear as soon as environmental conditions are right in the spring. Continue reading

Horse Feed Recall in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.


Bartlett Milling Company has initiated a limited recall of certain horse feeds due to potential Rumensin contamination. The products were distributed to customers and retailers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

Rumensin contamination can result in health problems, including mortality, in horses. The products and lot number involved in the recall are: Continue reading

Feeding Horses When Temperatures Drop

ROY81154By University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Winter presents a challenge to horse owners when it comes to feeding their horses. Low temperatures, harsh winds and rain, snow, and ice all contribute to the increasing nutrient requirements a horse has to keep themselves warm and maintain their body weight.

Here are a few feeding tips to help horse owners keep their horses happy and healthy this winter: Continue reading

IALHA Running Early-Bird Special On Memberships & Renewals


“Join or Renew now for 2015 and receive two beautiful gifts!  As in recent years, you will receive a 2015 IALHA Stallion Calendar, including the top 12 revenue producers in the recent stallion auction.  Additionally, you will receive the new “Andalusian Conformation and Movement 101” DVD.   Continue reading

New IALHA Registry Rule – Effective Jan 1, 2015


“For many years the Cria Caballar, the official studbook of Spain, recognized only three colors in the Andalusian horse.  Black, bay, and gray.  In the early 2000’s, Spain decided to recognize almost all colors.  As a result, the IALHA is seeing a far wider range of colors in the horses being registered here in the United States.  The advent of the Half-Andalusian Registry has also created a wide range of colors patterns. Continue reading

Promote Your Stallion With Andalusian World – Complimentary Magazine Listing Included With Ad!

945485_538389632873249_106969624_nBreeding season is just around the corner!

When the horse industry cools off after show season, mare owners begin to finalize their breeding plans for the coming season of breeding, foaling, and showing, so NOW is the time to take advantage of Andalusian World’s advertizing. Andalusian World’s viewership of committed Iberian horse aficionados is the largest by far of any current Iberian related publication.

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Understanding the Basics of Parasite Resistance and Developing a De-worming Program


  • It is no longer enough to simply pull out a tube of dewormer and treat your horses every eight weeks.
  • Today it is critically important to understand the basics of parasite resistance and develop a deworming program that will work for your farm.  That program will need to be re-evaluated and modified as environmental conditions change from year to year, and farm management and number of horses fluctuate.
  • It is imperative that all horse owners begin to combat resistant parasites that can spread from farm to farm, causing alarming consequences for the equine community.
  • Resistance is a real threat. With no new products on the horizon, it is important to protect our horses by keeping current products effective.

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ANCCE Executive Committee Meeting Agreements & News

On October 10th, the ANCCE Executive Committee met at the main ANCCE offices, where the following agreements were reached:

a) Stud Book Commission: it was agreed that until a specific Commission is appointed, the Executive Committee will assume all Stud Book responsibilities.  Meetings regarding Stud Book matters will be held separately from those of the Executive Committee.

b) An in-depth analysis will be performed, in conjunction with the ANCCE legal advisors, to discuss the suitability of womb rental, as a number of shortcomings have been observed with this practice.

c) A Work Commission was created to develop specific regulations for PRE Stud Book operations abroad.  It includes the President, the 1st Vice President of ANCCE and the Stud Book Director.

2. SICAB 2014

a) SICAB will give priority to ANCCE Breeder Members: the Committee and the SICAB Commission wants ANCCE Members to have a series of visible privileges at the forthcoming edition of SICAB, with specific accreditation for ANCCE members, reserved seats, privileged access areas, etc. All of these advantages will be announced in due course.

b) Breeders will be offered the possibility of having boxes or pens in Pavilion 1, attending the demand for animal safety and welfare as formulated by many breeders. This year, the number of boxes available is limited, and will be assigned to breeders who have requested a box on the entry form, and following strict order of arrival and payment.

c) In Pavilion 1, in addition to the Breeder Stands, a series of box seats will be reserved for ANCCE members, both in the bleacher area and at ground level around the arena.   Being an experimental endeavor for this year, the numbers are limited, and requests will be attended on first-come-first-serve bases.

d) The boxes and pens for mares shall boast only ANCCE approved publicity and signs. All breeders will be provided with said publicity/signs by the organizers.   No other signs will be allowed.  The organizers shall remove all other publicity that fails to adapt to the established norm.

e) Registration fees for horses participating in SICAB will be published in due course.  Only those breeders will horses coming from outside of Spain, and who provide the corresponding proof, will enjoy a 50% discount on the fee.

f) Regarding Breeder Stands: no stand may be more than thirty (30) cm, above ground level.

g) At the finals for the ANCCE Cup for Dressage, the participating horses belonging to breeders who are not members of ANCCE are only eligible to 50% of the monetary award granted for the classification earned.  Members of ANCCE shall receive the full amount as established by the Rules and Regulations.


a) At SICAB this year, there will be three international Dressage judges who are not from Spain.  Once all tests have concluded, riders, owners and trainers who so desire, may meet with the judges for an educational-informative meeting.

b) All possibilities to promote participation—essentially among Association members—will be studied for the 2015 ANCCE Cup.


a) It has been agreed to create a specific Commission in such a way that there is no effective chairmanship, given the importance of the matters to be faced in the future: rules and regulations, organization of  judges, etc.

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IALHA Nationals News – The Show Is Moving


An Update for The IALHA 2015 National Show

“Our 2015 National Championship Show will be held at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia, August 24 – 29th (move in will be available on Sunday, August 23). This is the site and the dates that have traditionally been used by ERAHC for their large regional show.  The club decided to skip one year so they could throw their support behind having the National Show in the eastern part of the country for the first time in the history of the IALHA. The Show Committee looks forward to working with members of ERAHC to ensure a smooth and memorable 2015 National Show. Continue reading

YOU Can Help! FPSH Moves In To Rescue 5 Andalusian Mares In Danger… Volunteers & Donations Needed

A4769938The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse has been very quiet, but very diligent about rescuing PRE horses in need, whether from old age, injury, or otherwise. It is unusual for Andalusian horses to end up at shelters and rescues, but it does occasionally happen, and this week five of them found themselves needing a helping hand. FPSH has a plan to get them out! Donations of time and money are needed to make their rescue a reality. Can you help? Continue reading

IALHA 2014 Elections Results


The ballots are in! The newly-elected members of the Board officially take office January 1, 2015.


Please welcome your 2015 IALHA Board of Directors! Continue reading

Teaching Beginners to Ride

HERO0030By Jan Dawson

Among the problems demonstrated by the vast majority of beginning riders are the two most common reflexes: when something goes wrong beginning or novice riders seek a version of the fetal position, hands in their lap, hunched over the pommel, legs in the flanks, or when the horse moves suddenly and unexpectedly jerking the beginner’s or novice rider’s upper body out of position and the beginner moves his leg to compensate, which leaves her/him with neither upper body nor the leg where they should be. Either example will probably result in a fall and a fall that will be written off to a loss of balance, one of those things that just happens. These falls are unnecessary. They should not happen. Continue reading

Advertising Deadline For Year-End Andalusian World Magazine Is Approaching!

1456041_714073335289464_2040268522_nThe fourth, final, and largest edition of 2014’s Andalusian World’s Magazine is set to be published the first week of December.

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Winter Is Coming! Winter Horse Care Tips From PSU


With winter approaching, horse owners will need to prepare and conduct a different approach in caring for their horses. Often neglect is the worst thing that happens to the horse during the winter months. Most horses are turned out to pasture and we only see them in the dark at feeding time. In the summer months, it is easy to provide loving care for the horse, when we are riding every day and want to make certain the horse is fit and in good health.

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Riding Helmets: Care & Tips

Fitting, Cleaning and Replacing the Helmet

DALU9835By Jan Dawson


Now that you have helmets for your students, are you sure that you are fitting them properly? With so many styles to choose from, is fitting more difficult than in the early days of the ASTM/SEI helmet? No, because now, fortunately, all approved helmets are made to meet the same standard.

FITTING: Long hair should be secured at the nape of the neck rather than on top of the head… Continue reading

Home Made Horse Cookie Recipe – Michigan State University

Looking for a fun winter activity? Stay inside on a cold, blustery winter afternoon and make your horse some of these delicious homemade horse treats. I am sure your horse will appreciate the effort! Continue reading

Please Support The Haras Cup Official Photographer! Jerry Mohme


Haras Cup official photographer Jerry Mohme has proofs available at his website Continue reading

File this under “Way Cool”; there’s now a Musical Freestyle Dressage design app


Have you been meaning to design your own musical freestyle, but weren’t sure how to get started? Check out this cool new tool! Continue reading

Haras Cup – Ease of Handling – *Unofficial Results*

HarasHaras Cup 2014 – *Unofficial Results*

Tomorrow’s rides will go in order of placing, with no designated ride times. Watch LIVE starting at 11:00 AM Central Time at: AndalusianWorld Live

Ease of Handling Novice Division

1 – #19 – Prissy Rumel – Prissy’s Flight

2 – #40 – Erica Peet – Barquillero

3 – #10 – Kim Peterson – Sandhaven Vain

4 – #6 – Terri Watts – Dem Latte Con Leche

5 – #13 – Tarrin Warren – TNT The Blind Side


Ease of Handling –  Youth Division

1 – #2 – Madison Waller – Diablo DC

2 – # 15 – Dawson Warren – TNT Count All My Boots

3 – # 54 – Carmina Chavez – Negrito


Ease of Handling –  Junior Division

1 – # 16 – Jaedon Warren – TNT Countin Mountains

2 – # 37 – Kaitiln Paul – Ruf Request

3 – # 23 – Meagan Hansen – Kudu GF

4 – # 50 – Katie Berger – Sapphira


Ease of Handling –  Intermediate Division

1 – #21 – Carlos Carneiro – Conde

2 – # 32 – Doreen A Atkinson – Obadi Del Dios

3 – # 36 – Teala Caton – Marshmallow

4 – # 24 – Howard Peet – Kudu GF

5 – # 8 –  Tarrin Warren – Sandhaven Pagan Dancer


Ease of Handling Advanced Division

1 – # 20 – Carlos Carneiro – Bethoven Do Lis

1 – (tie) # 52 – Daniel Garcia – Temprano

3 – # 26 – Randy Byers – Carbon

4 – # 39 – Raul Arredondo – Aire


Ease of Handling International Division

1 – # 44 – Tiago Ernesto – Diablo DC

2 – # 43 – Tiago Ernesto – Cossaco

3 – # 46 – Antonio Garcia – Adagio

4 – # 30 – Pedro Luceiro – Sinatra


Tomorrow’s rides will go in order of placing, with no designated ride times. Watch LIVE starting at 11:00 AM Central Time at: AndalusianWorld Live


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Guided Trip to Andalucia in May 2015 – FPSH & Woodland Hills Equestrian


Have you ever wanted to take a trip to the motherland of the PRE horse yourself, but either felt intimidated, or simply never got around to it? Here is your chance to enjoy a horse-centric guided trip to Jerez in 2015! Continue reading

Haras Cup – Day 2 – Ease of Handling Order of Go

Haras2014 Haras Cup – Ease of Handling Saturday, Oct 25th

7:30 AM – Course Walk

8:00 AM – First Ride Starts

ORDER OF GO (Rides are approx 8 minutes each)

Watch LIVE at: Live


41 DAMASCO DC Malinda Edwards
42 TEMPTATION Lauren Maloney
45 FUEGO Tiago Ernesto
49 BRUJA JIM Lisa Harding
22 CDC MEMORIA Howard Peet
27 BOLERO Karen Brewer
28 DIAZOLICAL Terry Vozar
38 OLYMPICO Pablo Mata
1 NOVELISTO Ashley Waller
18 BETULLUVME Tara Dahnke
5 LUPPY’S BOYFRIEND “KODAK” Jade Watts Gonzales
29 NOELLE Gloria Andress
35 FERROLHO Sebastian Leal Martinez
47 ALHENA REA Lexi O’Dell
14 TNT COUNT ALL MY BOOTS Alexis Pinkston
10 SANDHAVEN VAIN Kim Peterson
13 TNT THE BLIND SIDE Tarrin Warren
Break (trial awards)
Horse # Horse Rider
53 BAJITO Macarena Chavez
3 ROLLEY WOODS-“STUFFY” Madison Waller
54 NEGRITO Carmina Chavez
2 DIABLO Madison Waller
Horse # Horse Rider
23 KUDU GF Meagan Hansen
37 RUF REQUEST Kaitlin Paul
Break (trial awards)
Horse # Horse Rider
24 KUDU GF Howard Peet
7 AMULETO VO Linda Thoben Graham
36 MARSHMALLOW Teala Caton
33 CAMPINO Pablo Corona Canavati
32 OBADI DEL DIOS Doreen A. Atkinson
21 CONDE Carlos Carneiro
Horse # Horse Rider
52 TEMPRANO Daniel Garcia
39 AIRE Raul Arredondo
26 CARBON Randy Byers
51 CUADRA SAN BENITO Miguel Bobadilla
20 BETHOVEN DO LIS Carlos Carneiro
Horse # Horse Rider
44 DIABLO DC Tiago Ernesto
30 SINATRA Pedro Luceiro
46 ADAGIO Antonio Garcia
43 COSSACO Tiago Ernesto
Break (trial awards)


Haras Cup – Day One (Dressage Results) *Unofficial*

HarasHaras Cup 2014 – *Unofficial Results*

Tomorrow’s rides will go in order of placing, with no designated ride times. Watch LIVE starting at 8:00 AM Central Time at: AndalusianWorld Live

Dressage Novice Division

1 – #40 – Erica Peet – Barquillero

2 – #12 – Dori Johnson – Sandhaven Promise

3 – #9 – Tarrin Warren – Sandhaven Copycat

4 – #13 – Tarrin Warren – TNT The Blind Side

5 (Tie) – #6 – Terri Watts – Dem Latte Con Leche

#48 – Lexi O’Dell – Belatrix REA


Dressage Youth Division

1 – #2 – Madison Waller – Diablo DC

2 – # 54 – Carmina Chavez – Negrito

3 – # 3 – Madison Waller – Rolley Woods “Stuffy”

4 – # 53 – Macarena Chavez – Bajito

5 – # 15 – Dawson Warren – TNT Count All My Boots


Dressage Junior Division

1 – # 16 – Jaedon Warren – TNT Countin Mountains

2 – # 37 – Kaitiln Paul – Ruf Request

3 – # 50 – Katie Berger – Sapphira

4 – # 23 – Meagan Hansen – Kudu GF


Dressage Intermediate Division

1 – #21 – Carlos Carneiro – Conde

2 – # 32 – Doreen A Atkinson – Obadi Del Dios

3 – # 33 – Pablo Corona Canavati – Campino

4 – # 36 – Teala Caton – Marshmallow

5 – # 8 –  Tarrin Warren – Sandhaven Pagan Dancer


Dressage Advanced Division

1 – # 20 – Carlos Carneiro – Bethoven Do Lis

2 – # 51 – Miguel Bobadilla – Cuadra San Benito

3 – # 26 – Randy Byers – Carbon

4 – # 39 – Raul Arredondo – Aire

5 – # 52 – Daniel Garcia – Temprano


Dressage International Division

1 – # 43 – Tiago Ernesto – Cossaco

2 – # 44 – Tiago Ernesto – Diablo DC

3 – # 46 – Antonio Garcia – Adagio

4 – # 30 – Pedro Luceiro – Sinatra


Tomorrow’s rides will go in order of placing, with no designated ride times. Watch LIVE starting at 8:00 AM Central Time at: AndalusianWorld Live

Managing Parasites on Equine Operations – A Whole Farm Approach

Penn State University is currently conducting a research project “Managing Parasite on Equine Operations – A Whole Farm Approach”, provided through a NE SARE Research and Education Grant.

Short courses and workshops will be offered

  • Topics include parasite life cycles, the biology of resistance, and the effects of temperature, rainfall, pasture rotation and manure composting on parasite development.
  • Participating farm managers will learn how to perform and utilize parasite egg counts to monitor parasites, identify “shedders” and evaluate product efficacy.
  • Since lack of equipment is an obstacle, participants will be able to utilize materials strategically placed in Extension offices. Trained Extension staff will provide assistance, collect data and provide follow-up.

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Watch Live Now! Haras Cup Day 1 Begins Today, October 24, at 7:30 Central Time


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The full schedule for today may be found here  - Haras Cup Schedule

2014 Haras Cup – Day 1 Schedule

Haras2014 Haras Cup – Day One (Dressage) Schedule

Watch LIVE on Haras Cup LIVE starting at 7:30 Central Time Oct 24th


Dressage – Novice

7:30             #42 Lauren Maloney – Temptation (HC)

7:36             #41 Malina Edwards – Damasco DC (HC)

7:42            #54 Tiago Ernesto – Fuego DC (HC)

7:48             #1   Ashley Waller – Novelisto

7:54             #4 Jade Watts Gonzales – Fineleetouchedme “Elvis”

8:02            #11 Kim Peterson – Sandhaven – Abracadabra

8:08            #47 Lexi O’Dell – Althena REA

8:14             #13 Tarrin Warren – TNT The Blind Side

8:20             #40 Erica Peet – Barquilero

8:26            #19 Prissy Rumel – Pricilla’s Flight

8:32            #38 Pablo Mata – Olympico TP

8:38            #29 Gloria Andress – Noelle

8:44            #35 Sebastian Leal Martinez – Ferrolho

8:50            #27 Karen Brewer – Bolero

8:56            #49 Lisa Harding – Bruja JIM

9:02            #12 Dori Johnson – Sandhaven Promise

9:08            #22 Howard Peet – CDC Memoria


9:34            #18 Tara Dahnke – Betullnvme OR Warlord

9:40             #17 Tiffany Gardner – TNT Countin Mountains

9:46            #28 Terry Vozar – Diazolical

9:52            #6 Terri Watts – Dem Latte Con Leche “Latte”

9:58            #31 Lyne Raff – Amalio ARM “Panama”

10:04            #14 Alexis Pinkston – TNT Count All My Boots

10:10            #5 Jade Watts Gonzales – Luppy’s Boyfriend “Koda”

10:16             #9 Tarrin Warren – Sandhaven Copy Cat

10:22             #48 Lexi O’Dell – Bellatrix REA

10:28             #10 Kim Peterson – Sandhaven Vain


Dressage – Youth

11:00            #2 Madison Waller – Diablo DC

11:06            #53 Macarena Chavez – Bajito

11:12            #15 Dawson Warren – TNT Count All My Boots

11:18            #54 Carmina Chavez – Negrito

11:24            #3 Madison Waller – Rolley Woods “Stuffy”


Dressage – Juniors

11:36             #37 Kaitlin Paul – Ruf Request

11:42            #50 Katie Berger – Sapphira

11:48             #16 Jaedon Warren – TNT Countin Mountains

11:54             #23 Meagan Hansen – Kudu GF


Dressage – Intermediate

1:30             #33 Pablo Corona Canavati – Campino

1:37            #32 Doreen A. Atkinson – Obadi Del Dios

1:44            #21 Carlos Carneiro – Conde

1:51            #7 Linda Thoben Graham – Amuleto VO

1:58            #24 Howard Peet – Kudu GF

2:05            #8 Tarrin Warren – Sandhaven Pagan Dancer

2:12            #36 Teala Caton – Marshmallow


Dressage – Advanced

2:45            #44 Tiago Ernesto – Diablo DC

2:55            #26 Randy Byers – Carbon

3:05            #39 Raul Arredondo – Aire

3:15             #52 Daniel Garcia – Temprano

3:25            #20 Carlos Carneiro – Bethoven Do Lis

3:35            #51 Miguel Bobadilla – Miguel Al Vida


Dressage – International

4:00            #43 Tiago Ernesto – Cossaco

4:10             #30 Pedro Luceiro – Sinatra

4:20            #46 Antonio Garcia – Adagio

The Results Are In! Final COPA USPRE Rankings

The Results Are In! Final COPA USPRE Rankings



The results of the first annual COPA USPRE have been tabulated and USPRE is proud to announce the official standings! What a great first year! Over 40 horses registered in 2014 to participate, however to make the rankings, participants had to have 4 scores above the minimum of 62% in the various FEI levels. The following pairs are now officially on the COPA USPRE ranking, and our Champions and Reserve Champions have distinguished themselves with outstanding results over the past 12 months. Continue reading

Unofficial IALHA Results & Class Counts Are In

logo_ialha_smallIALHA is asking members to please report any potential errors in the unofficial results. Contact Julie Alonzo ( to notify her of any corrections needed ASAP. She will need to confirm any corrections with show secretary, Jean Buddin.


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What is is Equine Pythiosis? – Equine Disease Quarterly

FERI3997Source: Equine Disease Quarterly

The triad of warm temperatures, flooded lands, and aquatic vegetation highly favors the proliferation and maintenance of Pythium insidiosum, a pathogen of plants and, occasionally, mammals and birds. The disease, named pythiosis, has worldwide distribution in horses and has been known by different names according to geographical location: “bursatte” in India, “leeches” and “swamp cancer” in Australia and the US, and “ferida da moda” in Brazil. Continue reading

Copa USPRE Champions To Be Announced Today


After a full year of FEI-level competition, the results are in! USPRE will announce on Wednesday the winners and rankings of its first Copa USPRE (Breeder’s Cup). The Champions and Reserve Champions will receive an automatic invitation to compete at the Copa ANCCE finals at SICAB in Sevilla against the top 12 ranked PREs in Spain at FEI 5 and 6 Years, Intermediare I and Grand Prix. Continue reading

Equine Disease Quarterly: Second Quarter Report, Global Equine Disease Outbreaks

FERI3947Source: Equine Disease Quarterly

The International Collating Centre, Newmarket, United Kingdom (UK), and other sources reported the following disease outbreaks. Continue reading

Save The Date (Tentatively)! USPRE Week In 2015 Is Coming!


Plan now to attend USPRE WEEK 2015 in Wellington, Florida. Plans are coming together for a fantastic week of activities and important educational opportunities for all breeders of PRE horses. More details will follow, but mark your calendars now and don’t miss this wonderful annual event. Continue reading

Equine Legal Issues: What exactly is “Negligence”?

ROY81176By Jan Dawson President, AAHS

Reprinted with permission of the copyright holder and the American Association for Horsemanship Safety.   P.O. Box 39, Fentress, TX 78622.

Why do we care? Negligence keeps the peace; it replaces vengeance.

In general, very general, negligence refers to a person’s failure in a duty to another (or others) to be careful thereby allowing a foreseeable accident to cause harm.

Whose failure? Negligence is a failure in a duty to someone, not just anybody but certain anybodies, and it implies a standard of conduct.

A person is required to behave in the way in which a reasonable and prudent person in a similar situation would behave.

This standard is no longer local. Many courts are saying to various groups of professionals that because of the information superhighway all have access to the same information, therefore, all should be under the same duty of care. In practice, this means that the expert witness presented by the other side in a lawsuit to attempt to establish the standard governing the situation at hand may be a highly sophisticated practitioner of the profession – whether doctor, lawyer (it you agree that they have standards) horse trainers, riding instructors, or architects. Continue reading

Own horses? Live in PA? Check out the Equine Issues Forum

Pennsylvania Equine Council Annual Membership Meeting & Equine Issues Forum

The Pa Equine Council (PEC) annually holds this event for all PA equine enthusiasts to assist in education on the current issues prevalent in the horse industry

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The Great Blanketing Debate

To blanket or not to blanket

HaciendaMarz04160Marcia Hathaway, PhD, University of Minnesota

We have received numerous questions lately regarding blanketing. A horse’s winter coat can be an excellent insulator, but its insulating value is lost if it gets wet. It is important to keep the horse dry and sheltered from moisture. Continue reading

Don’t forget to support the official show photographer at IALHA Nationals!

Don’t forget to support the official show photographer at IALHA Nationals!

10409405_10152656052321450_3468315542459677515_nAs camera equipment improves, it becomes more and more tempting to ask a friend to take photos during your horse show. While this is allowed at all USEF sanctioned events and perfectly fine to do, to do this without also purchasing a photograph from the show photographer is called “scalping”, and scalpers do not make show photographers, show organizers, and fellow competitors happy.

Traditionally, horse show photographers are not paid to be at the show. They rely on selling photographs to make a living. In attending a horse show, your entries go toward making the show run smoothly so as to be enjoyable for everyone, and by purchasing a proof, that sale goes toward ensuring that great photographers want to keep coming back, making great photographs available to everyone, and making your horse as well as the show look polished, consistent, and high quality.

So remember, if you’re taking your own photos from the stands, especially “win” type pictures, be sure to purchase at least one official photograph to show your dedication to keeping our horse shows great, and above board!

The IALHA 2014 National Championship official show photographer is Rob Hess.

You may visit his website by clicking here

Saturday’s IALHA Championship Schedule

Saturday’s IALHA Championship Schedule


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HERO0030by Jan Dawson

Reprinted with permission of the copyright holder and the American Association for Horsemanship Safety.   P.O. Box 39, Fentress, TX 78622.

To the Student

Assuming you have chosen your instructor wisely, interviewed various instructors, checked references with former students and with current students, even taken a trial lesson or two; now it is time to consider how to get the most benefit from your riding lessons.

It is important that you be a physically comfortable as possible. Clothing should be appropriate to the discipline, Western or English and should include an ASTM/SEI approved helmet, hard soled boots or lace-up shoes with at least a half inch heel, riding pants or jeans, if the latter, snug ones with some stretch are best, gloves, and a riding shirt that tucks in. Outer clothing should not flap or be so long as to catch on the back of the saddle. Clothing made specifically for riding will either be waist-length or have slits to allow for the saddle. Above all, IT MUST BE COMFORTABLE because if it isn’t you will be miserable and will sit and move To accommodate your clothing.. Continue reading

Friday’s IALHA National Championship Schedule

Friday’s IALHA National Championship Schedule


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A PRE Mare Tops the Eventing Circuit: Cariña HGF

A PRE Mare Tops the Eventing Circuit: Cariña HGF


Cariña HGF, is a six year old bright bay mare, bred by Hampton Green Farm and trained and ridden by USPRE member Cindy Ramirez-Smith of Templeton, California. Cariña is unique among PRE horses in that she competes both in dressage, and in the sport of three day eventing.   Continue reading

Thursday’s IALHA National Championship Schedule

Thursday October 16 IALHA National Championship Schedule

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Conditioning The Equine Athlete

Conditioning The Equine Athlete

DALU9833By William E. Day, PhD
Logan, Utah
AAHS Vice President,
Equine Education

[reproduced from Spring 2002 Caution:Horses

Reprinted with permission of the copyright holder and the American Association for Horsemanship Safety.   P.O. Box 39, Fentress, TX 78622.

Equine (as well as human) physiology naturally but gradually compensates and strengthens (shaping up) during times when more work is needed. But like us, horses can quickly lose conditioning or “get out of shape” during long periods of rest. That is, a strenuous mountain ride would not be an appropriate activity just after 3 months of pasture or stall rest. In this article we will briefly go over some of the factors you should consider as you prepare your horse for upcoming events and activities.   These factors include: cardiovascular fitness, respiratory fitness, thermoregulation, muscle fatigue and skeletal fatigue. Continue reading

Wednesday IALHA National Championship Schedule

Wednesday October 15 IALHA National Championship Schedule



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Tuesday October 14 IALHA National Championship Schedule

Tuesday IALHA National Championship Schedule:

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Are you at IALHA Nationals? Pick up your exclusive Dale Chavez Andalusian Show Halter from Andalusian World!

Andalusian World is Dale Chavez’s exclusive Andalusian Tack Distributor

If you are attending IALHA Nationals, stop by the Andalusian World booth to select your choice of dark oil or black Andalusian show halter, made by the 10301221_815137931849670_4380719706754819908_nlegendary Dale Chavez to his exacting standards out of top quality bridle leather. These halters have been specially designed to fit Iberian heads, and are currently the best quality Iberian show halters on the market. Continue reading

Safety Tips For Horse Shows


By Jan Dawson

[reproduced from Summer 2003 Caution:Horses, Volume 8, No. 2]


Reprinted with permission of the copyright holder and the American Association for Horsemanship Safety.   P.O. Box 39, Fentress, TX 78622

“These are show horses and they are used to all sorts of distractions.”   “These people have come to a horse show and you can expect them to be experienced.”

Are these valid statements? Are they statements that one can rely on when deciding either how to run a show or what to do with horses or students at a show? Probably not. Even on the best of days with the most experienced horses and people something can go wrong.   Every horse and every exhibitor has a first show.   Not everyone is experienced or competent.   Some are experienced and incompetent. Continue reading

Watch Live Now! IALHA Nationals Coverage Begins Today

Watch Live Now! IALHA Nationals Coverage Begins Today



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Join us LIVE for IALHA Nationals Tomorrow at 10 am, Central Time

Join us LIVE for IALHA Nationals Tomorrow at 10 am, Central Time

FERI6919IALHA Nationals begin tomorrow morning at 10 am Central time, starting with Spanish Specialty classes.

Andalusian World will be there to bring you live streaming video! If you are attending the show, be sure to stop by the Andalusian World booth!



USEF & IALHA Team Up To Create Educational DVD

USEF-funded DVD Coming Soon!

We are excited to announce that the long-awaited DVD on the conformation and movement of the Andalusian and Lusitano horse is currently in production and will be ready for wide-spread distribution soon!

This DVD will be sent to every IALHA member as part of their 2015 membership packet and includes detailed instruction on understanding the correct morphology and movement of our horses, illustrated with numerous examples in drawings, photographs, and video footage.

Created by Francine Dismukes, long-time USEF judge who has officiated at international Andalusian and Lusitano competitions as well as many shows across the United States, the DVD is sure to be a welcome addition to people’s video libraries.

In addition to being sent, free of charge, to every member of the IALHA, the DVD will be provided to every USEF judge licensed in the Andalusian/Lusitano division.

Funding for this project came from a grant to the IALHA from the United States Equestrian Federation. Francine Dismukes donated her time, expertise, and materials for the video production, and the USEF grant funds have paid for its production costs, and will partially fund mailing expenses as well.

Look for your copy of this DVD in your membership packet!

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Keeping Horses Happy – Not Just For Ethics, But For Safety!

A Comfortable Horse Is a Safe Horse

FERI9725by Jan Dawson
President, AAHS

[Reproduced from Caution:Horses, Volume 4, No. 2, Summer 1999]

Reprinted with permission of the copyright holder and the American Association for Horsemanship Safety.   P.O. Box 39, Fentress, TX 78622.
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Biosecurity during Horse Events – Protect Yourself Against Vesticular Stomatitis

Biosecurity during Horse Events

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Questions on Vesicular Stomatitis Answered Prior to IALHA Show

Questions on Vesicular Stomatitis Answered

FERI3947Elizabeth Greene, Ph.D.

[reproduced from Caution: Horses, Vol. 3, No. 4, Winter 1998] 

Reprinted with permission of the copyright holder and the American Association for Horsemanship Safety.   P.O. Box 39, Fentress, TX 78622.

What is Vesicular Stomatitis? Continue reading

Congratulations to New ANCCE Qualified “Calificado” Horses…

ANCCE Qualified2014 ANCCE Qualified Horses

Congratulations to the following horses who are now officially Qualified “Calificado” by ANCCE! TRC 2014 was held in Paso Robles, CA, on Sunday September 14. Twenty of the best bred PRE horses in the United States were presented to an ANCCE panel of 6 judges and other participants. Thank you to USPRE for organizing and hosting the TRC. 7 horses have officially been deemed “Calificado”. The breeders and owners of these wonderful horses should be very proud and we are honored to have such great quality horses available in the US!





Revoltoso LXXVIII, owned by Rancho El Encanto

Revoltoso Carta


Travieso B II, owned by Miguel Nunez Diaz


Travieso B II


America KR

America KR, bred by Ketcham Ranch, owned by Lucinda Romero


America Carta


Castiza DA

Castiza DA, owned by Dorado Andaluz

Castiza Carta


Deleite MA, owned by Xavier Farms


Deleite Carta



Fantasia Del C, owned by Origin P.R.E

Fantasia Carta


Luna CCXCIV, owned by Rancho El Encanto

Luna Carta

Sales Horse Showcase! True quality like this is very hard to find… Colt by Qualified sire Judio VII

Sales Horse Showcase! True quality like this is very hard to find… Colt by Qualified sire Judio VII

Atlantis Moon

Powerful grey colt by 2x Silver medal champion of Spain and Qualified sire Judio VII. Out of Imported, Qualified and Recommended Young breeding stock mare Cereza XIV. Sweet, big boned, quality and type. Herd sire and dressage prospect. 1/2 brother to Jalapeño de Trujillo Champion of Spain and Mexico.  Registration with ANCCE pending.

Don’t let an opportunity like this pass you by. Click here to view his full ad!


THE SAFE ARENA – PART II – Creating Sensible & Safe Arena Rules

THE SAFE ARENA – PART II – Creating Sensible & Safe Arena Rules

HaciendaMarz05592By Jan Dawson - Reprinted with permission of the copyright holder and the American Association for Horsemanship Safety.   P.O. Box 39, Fentress, TX 78622.
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The Safe Arena PART I: Planning Ahead of Construction

The Safe Arena PART I: Planning Ahead of Construction

FERI4023by Jan Dawson - Reprinted with permission of the copyright holder and the American Association for Horsemanship Safety.   P.O. Box 39, Fentress, TX 78622. Continue reading

Stallion Section Spotlight!

Stallion Section Spotlight!


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Andalusian World is the leader in Iberian Horse marketing and advertizing. Shouldn’t your best breeding stallion be listed here? 2014 is winding to a close, and mare owners are beginning to make their 2015 stallion selections NOW. Continue reading

We’re not done livestreaming! Order your ad to be run during IALHA Nationals now! DON’T wait until the last moment

There is one more Iberian horse show in the works for 2014. Many livestream ad options exist to meet your advertising goals.

FERI6919Available options for ads to be run during the IALHA National show this month

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Rotating banner ad 150.00

Static sidebar ad 75.00

30 second commercial, to be run during show breaks 250.00


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Banners: 900px x 200px
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Feria del Caballo Espanol National Championship Results

Feria del Caballo Espanol National Championship Results

USPRE congratulates the Champions of Fall Feria del Caballo 2014, and wishes to recognize all of the winning and placed horses, owners, breeders, handlers and riders in this outstanding competition. Continue reading

USPRE Annual Member Meeting Minutes

USPRE Annual Member Meeting Minutes


“This was our first TRC in many years and many changes have been instituted by ANCCE. We are learning that movement and conformation for dressage has become the main focus of the Studbook and the Genetics program. ” Continue reading

Is your barn eco-friendly? Take the test, from University of Minnesota

Is my barn eco-friendly?

FERI3966Betsy Gilkerson, University of Minnesota Extension

Many livestock owners are concerned about their affect on our environment and natural resources. It doesn’t matter what kind of livestock you have. They all can be quite easy on our natural resources like our lakes and streams and forests. However, if the owner isn’t careful livestock operations can be quite hard on our resources. Continue reading

Free Webinar: Sales Fraud in the Horse Industry

Free Webinar: Sales Fraud in the Horse Industry


This webinar will discuss practical efforts that sellers and buyers do to protect their interests in an effort to avoid disputes (and lawsuits) when buying or selling horses.

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New IALHA Membership Office Hours

New IALHA Membership Office Hours

Office hours for our Lexington, KY Membership office are:

11AM-4PM (Eastern), Monday – Friday

You may contact us several ways, by email at,  by phone at 859-317-9517, or you may mail your inquiries to

P.O. Box 23682

Lexington,KY  40523

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How To Tell If A Horse Is Too Fat

How To Tell If A Horse Is Too Fat

HaciendaMarz_07066Marcia Hathaway, PhD, University of Minnesota

While “beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”, determining whether a horse is fat does not have to be so vague. The answer lies in the body condition score. A body condition scoring system was developed by researchers at Texas A & M based on the location and amount of fat stores underneath the horse’s skin. Continue reading

Video – SICAB Alta Escuela Champion

Picador José Carlos González Herrero demonstrates the PRE horse’s original and ultimate aptitude at SICAB 2012. Enjoy!




As part of the Genetic Assessment Program at LG-ANCCE, tests for Young Recommended Breeding Stock are conducted throughout the year in Spain. These reports are regularly published here.


Almost 96% of the participating horses were PREs Continue reading

Followup Article: Leptospiral Abortions

Leptospiral Abortions

Equine Disease Quarterly

The yearly incidence of equine leptospiral abortion varies based on environmental conditions, the number of susceptible horses in the population, and the frequency of contact with chronically infected animals and their waste products. Sixteen cases of equine leptospiral abortion have been diagnosed at the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center since the last update in the July 2007 issue of the Equine Disease Quarterly. Continue reading

How to Purchase Official Proofs From Andalusian World Cup & Feria Nationals

How to Purchase Official Proofs From Andalusian World Cup & Feria Nationals

10697267_10202658193565769_8701593733851574629_oThank you fort supporting he official show photographers! To find proofs, visiting the following sites:


Jenet Mraz  – Feria del Caballo Espanol


Photography by Lisa Marie –  Andalusian World Cup

Quadrille – What is it? Why should you do it? – From USDF

Quadrille – What is it? Why should you do it?  – From USDF

Quadrille is most simply defined as team riding. The most famous, readily identifiable quadrilles are those of the Spanish Riding School, the Cadre Noir and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Continue reading

Reproductive Leptospirosis In Horses

Reproductive Leptospirosis In Horses

Equine Disease Quarterly

PFigures 1 and 2athogenic leptospires are zoonotic, spirochete bacteria. They have a world-wide distribution, and can infect a wide variety of species. Leptospires are most commonly maintained in the urinary tract of small mammals and are transmitted through contact with the urine. Though exposure to leptospires is generally through small mammals, affected horses can also shed bacteria in their urine and be a source of infection. In horses, abortion is the most economically significant manifestation.

Infection of pregnant mares with pathogenic leptospires can result in abortion, stillbirth, birth of live, non-viable foals and, rarely, viable foals. Live but non-viable foals are often born significantly premature. Foals that survive intrauterine infection are generally weak at birth, but can recover through intensive supportive care. From July 1, 2011 through May 28, 2014, 57 cases were recorded at the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory; 50 abortions (88%), four live but nonviable foals (7%), and three viable foals (5%). The 54 abortions and live but non-viable foal data are represented in Figure 1, in addition to previously reported data.* A foaling season spans July 1 to June 30, i.e., the 2013 foaling season ended June 30, 2013.

Diagnosis of leptospirosis from the fetus and placenta is rarely complicated; however, identification of infected pregnant mares can be difficult. Unlike many other bacterial causes of abortion, mares that abort due to leptospirosis rarely show premonitory signs. Surveillance of mares using serologic testing is often performed in the fall. However, the significance of positive findings can be complicated because many uninfected mares are seropositive for Leptospira spp. A polymerase chain reaction assay on urine can identify animals that are shedding leptospires, and these animals can be managed to reduce the risk of exposure of other horses, humans and animals.

The incidence of reproductive leptospirosis can vary widely by year (see Figure 2). There is anecdotal evidence that this variation is associated with wet weather in the fall. However, it is important that surveillance should not be eased due to weather patterns. Leptospirosis generally occurs sporadically, though farms can occasionally experience multiple cases of reproductive leptospirosis within one foaling season.


Dr. Laura Kennedy, (859) 257-8283
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky

General Information For SICAB 2014 in Spain

General Information For SICAB 2014 in Spain

As is customary this time of year, preparations are underway for SICAB to become the best showcase for the Purebred Spanish Horse. This newsletter provides you with basic information about the event.

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Frost effect on plants (and what that means for your horses)

Frost effect on plants (and what that means for your horses)

unnamedKrishona Martinson, PhD, University of Minnesota

Some deciduous leaves can be deadly after a frost or after they have wilted due to broken branches, fall leaf shed or storm damage. Leaves that tend to be most toxic are those of red maple and cherry trees. Identify all such seasonally toxic trees on your property, and keep horses from their fallen or frost damaged leaves for at least 30 days. Continue reading

Wet Fall Weather Has Caused Rain Rot in Horses

Wet Fall Weather Has Caused Rain Rot in Horses

Rain rot or rain scald, is caused by bacteria and often is mistaken for a fungal disease. The bacteria live in the outer layer of skin and cause pinpoint to large, crusty scabs to form.

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Andalusian World Cup Show Proofs Uploading Now

Official show proofs by Lisa Harding, of “Photography by Lisa Marie” are becoming available online for purchase.


Please support the official show photographer!

Click HERE to view the Andalusian World Cup proof gallery by Lisa Marie

Save this link. More proofs to be uploaded soon.

Autumn Leaves Pose Risk To Horses

Fall Leaves in Horse Pastures

HaciendaMarz_07007Source: Penn State University

By Dr. Ann Swinker, Extension Horse Specialist

Recently fallen leaves are dense and can compact in the horse’s digestive system and cause compaction colic.

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Breeding Iberian Warmbloods? What you need to know about the inherent genetic frailty of Thoroughbred feet

The Thoroughbred Racehorse Foot – Equine Disease Quarterly

FERI3994Source: Equine Disease Quarterly

Foot problems can commonly cause horses to be scratched from a race, lose training days, overload other structures and have shortened careers. Functionally adapted for speed and efficient use of energy, the Thoroughbred foot is light and lacks the mass for protection commonly seen in heavier boned breeds.The relatively thin walls and sole of the Thoroughbred foot make it more susceptible to trauma, injury and hoof capsule distortion.  Continue reading

Reduce Your Horses’ Risk Of Crippling Tick Borne Illness (Including Piroplasmosis)

Reduce Your Horses’ Risk Of Crippling Tick Borne Illness

HaciendaMarz_07065Source: Equine Disease Quarterly

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the numbers of human cases of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases (TBD) reported each year in the United States (US) have been increasing steadily, currently totaling tens of thousands annually. Continue reading

FPSH Seeks Exceptional PRE Stallions For 2015 Stallion Service Auction

FPSH Seeks Exceptional Stallions For 2015 Stallion Service Auction

1898246_10203168824245642_999011257580212961_nDo you have a Stallion that is Extraordinary in every way?

The Foundation is looking for a few Special Stallions to be in our major fundraiser, the 2015 Stallion Service Auction. Continue reading

Watch Live NOW! Coverage of the Andalusian World Cup and Feria Del Caballo Espanol

Watch Live NOW! Coverage of the Andalusian World Cup and Feria Del Caballo Espanol

Coverage of both arenas begins today, Sept 25 2014 at 8 am, PST.

Click here to watch!

Andalusian World Cup 2014

Didn’t make it to Vegas? Join us tomorrow at 8am PST for LIVE coverage!

Didn’t make it to Vegas? Join us tomorrow Sept 25 at 8am PST for LIVE coverage!

Pour some coffee, sit back, and enjoy watching live coverage of the Andalusian World Cup & Feria Del Caballo Espanol National Championships on September 25th.

Both shows begin tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM, Pacific Standard Time.

Save the link! Click HERE to watch!


Andalusian World Cup 2014

USPRE Offers Best Wishes to Resigned President Ricardo Nigaglioni

USPRE Offers Best Wishes to Ricardo Nigaglioni


USPRE announces the departure of Ricardo Nigaglioni, effective at the end of August. Continue reading

FPSH Rescue Program Now Part Of Amazon Smiles Charity

FPSH Rescue Program Now Part Of Amazon Smiles Charity



The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse is doing more and more rescue work these days, quietly accepting PRE horses in need, often elderly horses with special needs, as well as slaughter bound horses of unknown, but obvious Spanish parentage. As such, donations are always graciously accepted!

From FPSH: “Visit our online store to purchase a variety of wonderful Foundation logo merchandise and beautiful and educational books by Juan Carlos Altamirano and other distinguished authors. Do you want a portion of your other online shopping purchases to be donated to The Foundation? Then Shop with the iGive, Country Supply, AmEx Just Give, and Amazon Smile Donation Programs.

NEW!! Shop on Amazon using Amazon Smile. Think of the Possibilities!
Now You Can Shop Amazon and Support the P.R.E. Horse! We are now an official charity with Amazon. Everyone loves this online retailer for its good deals and excellent service.

The next time you purchase something from Amazon pleas log in using the page. Sign in there with your normal Amazon password. When asked for your charity, do a search for “The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse” and hit the Select Button naming us as your charity.

Then start shopping and any qualifying purchases you make on will generate .05% for the P.R.E. Horse. They will automatically drop the cash into our bank account. This will help us generate more revenue to promote our breed as well as provide substantial rewards for performance, scholarships for education, and help to horsemen and their horses when needed.

You can even download a little button to put on your browser to go directly to the website.

iGive is a great program that allows you to give while shopping at hundreds of websites – just designate The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse as your favorite cause.

Country Supply has thousands of equine supplies at excellent prices. If you haven’t ordered from them before, take a look at their extensive catalog. When you complete your order, just type purespanishhorse in the Country Care box.

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Support The Foundation with every purchase:
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American Express Members Give Online allows you to make a donation to The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse using your American Express® Card, or if you are enrolled in the Membership Rewards® Program, you can redeem your points for a donation. Please Click here to make your Donation. Click here to view Terms and Conditions.

All five programs will send a donation to the Foundation based on your purchases, and it doesn’t cost you anything. It’s that easy!”

Equine Disease Quarterly – First Quarter Report 2014

Equine Disease Quarterly – First Quarter Report 2014


Source: Equine Disease Quarterly

The International Collating Center, Newmarket, United Kingdom (UK), and other sources reported the following disease outbreaks. Continue reading

Equine Lyme Disease – What Exactly Is It?

Equine Lyme Disease

HaciendaMarz_07007Source: Equine Disease Quarterly

Lyme disease in North America is caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto. Borrelia burgdorferi survives in a small rodent and Ixodes spp. tick cycle. Continue reading

Andalusian World’s Complete List of Show Preparation Tips!

Andalusian World’s Complete List of Show Preparation Tips!

1456041_714073335289464_2040268522_nNeed a checklist? Some tips on braiding?

If you missed one of our informational articles pertaining to show preparation, you can find them all here! Continue reading



Updated 9/17/2014


 USPRE Fall Revision Tour Dates – FINAL



Sunday, September 21, 2014
660 Dogwood Road

Pasco, WA 99301
Phone Number: (509) 266-4226 Continue reading

IALHA 2014 Elections Now Open For Online Voting

IALHA 2014 Elections Now Open For Online Voting

logo_ialha_smallSource: IALHA

“IALHA Election 2014″ An email with this subject should has been sent to your email address on record if you are a Full Member, Lifetime Member or the primary person in a Partner Membership. So… please vote! “Voting is open online and will remain open until 11:59 PM CST on 12 OCT 2014. Simply Voting Inc. has been hired as the independent third-party election provider. You are responsible to conduct your vote prior to the official end date and time to be officially tallied. You are responsible to ensure that your ballot is submitted or received by the above deadline to be officially counted. Results of this election will be announced at 11:00 AM CST on 13 OCT 2014.
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TRC 2014 – Overview

TRC 2014 – Overview


After 10 months of planning, TRC 2014 was held in Paso Robles, CA, on Sunday September 14. Twenty of the best bred PRE horses Continue reading

Open Letter: Veterinarians Positively Influencing The Future of The Horse Industry

How Can Veterinarians Positively Influence The Future of The Horse Industry?

HaciendaMarz_07065By Dr. Bo Brock – Equine Disease Quarterly

A good friend at Texas A&M once told me that no matter how much we accomplish in our careers, it is the accomplishments of those we teach that defines us. I couldn’t agree more with his wisdom. How lucky I have been to be mentored by so many great people that taught me my craft and instilled a love for the horse in my being. Continue reading

USPRE California High Point Series

USPRE California High Point Series

USPRE would like to congratulate the following riders on their successes in recent California shows:

◦        Cindy Ramirez-Decoroso HGF 4-1 Open 68.714%, Woodside Summer Dressage & Breed Show- Woodside, CA

◦       Anna Dahlberg-Heilo MOR 2nd Level Test 3 Open 66.905%, Flintridge Dressage – Flintridge, CA

The Invisible Threat: Equine Tapeworms

Equine Tapeworms

HaciendaMarz_07007Source: Equine Disease Quarterly

Unwelcome and unannounced they come, developing silently within the intestines of the horse.  Within the cecum, the parasites usually surround the ileocecal valve.  Having no mouth parts or digestive tract, they absorb nutrients through their cuticle.  Continue reading

PRE Mundial (Foundation) Autumn Revision – Last Call!

PRE Mundial (Foundation) Autumn Revision – Last Call!

HaciendaMarz_07066Fall 2014 P.R.E. Mundial Revision will be held from October 6th through October 20th throughout the USA and Canada. CLICK for More Fall 2014 REVISION Details.

Please contact Margarita Smith IMMEDIATELY if you would like to participate – or call 505.294.0800 to be Placed on the List.

Time is running out! Send in your Requests As Soon As Possible!

The Andalusian World Ultimate Horse Show Checklist

The Andalusian World Ultimate Horse Show Checklist