The Andalusian horse is one of the most ancient of horse breeds, and also one of the rarest. Originally bred since prehistory on the Iberian Peninsula, this great horse is depicted in cave paintings dating back 25,000 years. Today the Andalusian is bred all over the world. In America the International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association is the official breed registry recognized by our National Equestrian Federation, the American Horse Shows Association. As the twenty-fifth breed to be recognized by AHSA, this ancient horse will now receive the exposure and notoriety he deserves.
An Andalusian registered with the IALHA must trace back their lineage directly to either Spain, Portugal, or both.
In modern Spain, this ancient Iberian charger is known as the P.R.E. or the Pure Spanish Horse and in Portugal as the P.S.L. or the Pure Bred Lusitano.
This horse is known the world over as the Andalusian, as at one time, the horse was bred in high concentration in the southern district of Spain known as Andalucia.
Today Andalusians are competing and winning in international competition as Dressage, Show Jumping, and Driving horses.
While hailed as "the Premier War Horse", the Andalusian is also known for its kind and trusting disposition.
For those of you who have dreamed of owning an Andalusian and always thought that a horse of the Emperors and Kings could not belong to you, please take a moment to contact the IALHA and learn how we can make your dreams a reality.
INTERNATIONAL ANDALUSIAN AND LUSITANO HORSE ASSOCIATION