Register Your Horse

Registering Your Horse

To preserve and promote the SBHA horses please register your horses! SBHA has a very thorough registration process. If your horse is from registered SBHA stock you still need to complete the registration process.

Horses that are registered with SBHA represent the best of the Spanish Barb traits.

Registration horses Spanish Barb Horse Association Hidalgo-(Santiago-x-Dolores)


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SBHA Events



September 17 – 20, 2020
SBHA Annual Meeting.

Our next annual meeting will again take place at the beautiful and historic NAN Ranch, located on the Mimbres River in Faywood, New Mexico. To see this appealing area and to make reservations for rooms or camping, please click on the link.


Saturday April 18, 2020– cancelled
Oracle Oaks Parade  Oracle, AZ

The Spanish Barbs will be riding in the Oracle Oaks Parade. SBHA will have a booth at the Festival, located in Oracle, AZ.


Saturday April 11, 2020 – cancelled
Steam Pump Ranch  Oro Valley, AZ

Spanish Barbs will be at the historic Steam Pump Ranch in Oro Valley AZ for “Celebrate Oro Valley!” Come see the riding demo, visit the SBHA Booth, and say Hi! to the horses.
Location: 10901 N. Oracle Road, Oro Valley, AZ, just South of Catalina State Park. Enjoy live music, cultural tours and activities. Admission and parking is free. For more info, e-mail



Cowboy Festival Empire Ranch November 22, 2019

The SBHA had our booth and two horses at the Cowboy Festival in Sonoita AZ.

September 19 through 22, 2019
SBHA Annual Meeting.

Faywood, New Mexico at the Historic, Beautiful NAN Ranch. Bring your horses to trail ride, enjoy meeting and talking to other Spanish Barb Enthusiasts. For more info, e-mail

July 6, 2019
Prescott Frontier Days Parade. Prescott, Arizona

SBHA will have a booth and Horses. For more info, e-mail


May 4, 2019  9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.
Back to the Ranch, A 25 year Pilgrimage Celebration! The Buenos Aries National Wildlife Refuge in Arivaca, Arizona.

The Wilbur-Cruce Spanish Barbs will be going back to the Historic Wilbur-Cruce Ranch to celebrate 25 years of preserving the Horses. There will be food, information booths, photo opportunities with the Horses.  For more info, e-mail

April 13, 2019
Oracle Oaks Festival Parade in Oracle, Arizona.

The SBHA had an entry in the Parade and a booth with horses afterward. Parade starts 10:00 a.m. For more info, e-mail

Second Saturdays, Oro Valley Farmers Market in Arizona.

The SBHA has a booth and horses there during all the winter months.

Location: 10901 N. Oracle Road, Oro Valley, AZ, just South of Catalina State Park.  Enjoy live music, cultural tours and activities. Admission and parking is free.  For more info, e-mail




Annual General meeting   September 20th-23rd, 2018

This will again be at The NAN RANCH  in Faywood NM. Registration is $50.00  due by September 1st.

Contact Beth Mendivil at  for more information and accommodations.  This is a members-only event.

This year The Spanish Barb Association will be reserving The Lodge.


Mane Event Horse Expo   March 30 – April 1, 2018

The Mane Event went great!  Had an awesome Booth and gave two demos a day for 3 days. It was quite an undertaking but they pulled it off fabulously and made some great contacts. We hope to attend next year.  Here’s a bit from our presentation:

The Mane Event is holding a “Meet the Spanish Barb Horse” at Westworld of Scottsdale. There will be a Breed Parade on Friday and Saturday afternoons in the arena and horses can be shown under saddle, in hand, driven or one or two each way. The 30 x 40 pen is available on a scheduled basis for the “Meet the Spanish Barb Horse.” Breeds in this pen change about every half hour. outline of horse's head in left profile, title the Mane Event superimposed on it in red and black Spanish Barb event March-April 2018SBHA also will have a booth.

Westworld of Scottsdale is at 16601 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Go here for directions.

Second Saturdays at Steam Pump Ranch in Oro Valley

Our horses were great ambassadors!


See the Arizona State Heritage Horse, a Wilbur-Cruce Spanish Barb, each month at the historic Steam Pump Ranch & Farmer’s Market this winter.
We’ll be there on the “Second Saturdays,” : January 13, February 10, and March 10, 2018.  We’ll be there from 8:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.

Location: 10901 N. Oracle Road, Oro Valley, AZ, just South of Catalina State Park.  Enjoy live music, cultural tours and activities. Admission and parking is free.



The September Annual meeting was a complete success!

One of the biggest groups of members attending. The meetings and Association business was done with participation by all. The NAN RANCH was an Awesome place to stay and ride! I can’t say enough good things about the accommodations and the Owners! They were beyond friendly and kind.
The trail riding was out of this world. If you didn’t make it this year, you must come next year and experience it for yourselves!






Location this year’s annual meeting will be held at NAN Ranch in Faywood, NM.  Details are in the 2017 Newsletter.  More details will be available later in the summer.


Photo of the NAN ranch site of the 2017 SBHA Annual Meeting


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Join SBHA Today!

Join SBHA Today!

Your support of the SBHA through membership contributes to the conservation and restoration of this genetically and historically rare breed. Conservation breeders are needed to insure its continuation for future generations. 

You don’t have to own a Spanish Barb to join SBHA.  The SBHA application is online and you can pay your dues with PayPal.  Scroll down to join SBHA today!

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