Hispano-Árabe

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For horses of "Spanish Arabian" bloodlines, see Arabian horse.
Hispano-Árabe
Country of origin Spain
Breed standards
Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, y Medio Rural y Marino Breed standards
Andalusian Horse Association of Australasia Breed standards
British Association for the Pure Raza Hispano-Árabe Breed standards
Equus ferus caballus

The Hispano-Árabe is a Spanish horse breed originating from the cross-breeding of Arab and Andalusian horses.

History[edit]

The Hispano-Árabe has been bred in Andalusia since 1800. The current breed standard was published in 2002, and modified in 2005.[1] Since 2008 the stud book has been held by the breeders' association, the Union Española de Ganaderos de Pura Raza Hispano-Árabe (UEGHá).[2] At the end of 2010, a total of 5835 horses were registered, of which approximately 60% were in Andalusia. The breed is considered a "Raza Autóctona en Peligro de Extinción", or autochthonous breed in danger of extinction.[1]

Hispano-Árabe horses can also be registered with the Andalusian Horse Association of Australasia and with the British Association for the Pure Raza Hispano-Árabe.

Breed Characteristics[edit]

The Hispano-Árabe is well-proportioned and harmoniously made, with a slender outline and light movements. Due to the origins of the breed, there is considerable variation in appearance, which however does not in itself constitute a reason for disqualification from registration.[3]

Males average 158 cm (15.2 hands) at the withers and 450 kg (990 lb) in weight; females average 155 cm and 400 kg.[4]

Uses[edit]

The Hispano-Árabe is suitable for equestrian sports such as show-jumping, dressage, cross-country, endurance and TREC; as a working horse for doma vaquera and herding, its traditional use; and for trekking and group sports.[1][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ganaderia: Raza equino caballar HISPANO-ÁRABE Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino. Accessed December 2011. (in Spanish) "Livestock: HISPANO-ÁRABE horse breed" (Click on HISPANO-ÁRABE in the EQUINO CABALLAR section, then Datos Generales tab)
  2. ^ Union Española de Ganaderos de Pura Raza Hispano-Árabe Accessed December 2011. (in Spanish)
  3. ^ ORDEN APA/3277/2002, de 13 de diciembre, por la que se establecen las normas zootécnicas de la raza equina Hispano-Árabe Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, y Medio Rural y Marino. Accessed December 2011. (in Spanish) "Order APA/3277/2002, dated 13 December, in which are established the zootechnical characteristics of the Hispano-Árabe breed".
  4. ^ Breed data sheet: Hispano-Arabe/Spain Domestic Animal Diversity database of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Accessed December 2011.
  5. ^ Breed profile British Association for the Pure Raza Hispano-Árabe. Accessed December 2011.