SBHA Member Photos 2015



July 25 – 26 , 2015,  SBHA Annual Meeting – 4Winds Equestrian complex Estancia, New Mexico.  This was a beautiful facility with very nice horse and human accommodations, RV hookups, indoor and outdoor arenas, horse swimming ponds, trails, round corral and a 50 acre eventing course.

We had such a good time we are going back for the 2016 SBHA Annual Meeting.  Please enjoy the photos from the 2015 Annual Meeting below.

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May 16th & 17th, 2015 – New Mexico Trainer Showcase and HorseExpo – 8 am to 7 pm – was sponsored by 4Winds Equestrian Center.

SBHA participated in this new event near Estancia, New Mexico.  Topics featured were:  Trainers, horse trailers, various riding and breed demos, and equestrian services.


member events 2015 Janie Dobrott at the New Mexico Horse Expo

member events 2015Heidi Collings at the New Mexico Horse Expo

member events 2015 Heidi Collings and Kathleen Bellmare at the New Mexico Horse Expo

member events 2015 Steve Dobrott at the New Mexico Horse Expo




April 26, 2015 We had three Spanish Barbs at a public awareness event sponsored by EQUINE VOICES. They are a horse rescue organization in Amado, Arizona and they asked us to come with information on the Barbs and to do a riding demonstration.  Enjoy the images below of the Equine Voices event.


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Spring 2015

Ted “T.R.” Hughes

T.R. passed away on March 17, 2015. He was a life long supporter of the SBHA. He both owned and bred Barbs from the inception of the organization. What peaked his interest in our “Horses of History” was their relationship with the Plains Indians, particularly the Northern Cheyenne Community, to whom T. R. was devoted. T.R. provided his stallion, “Sun,” for traditional ceremonies.

Sun became one of five lines that formed the foundation for the organization’s breeding efforts.  T.R. was known for his sense of humor and his generous efforts to promote Spanish Barbs. T.R. and his wife Kay bred many fine Barbs during the last 20 years and they can truly be considered foundation supporters of the SBHA.




More Photos of Member Events 2015



Polly McLain on her Spanish Barb Nickel on a ride In Oracle, AZ on Thanksgiving.


Becky Chandos and Zapata exploring.


Louise Cash with Xavier de Dragoon at a Dressage Clinic in New Mexico

Bob Shelley & Soldado

Bob Shelley and Soldado getting ready for a ride in New Mexico


Silke Schneider with two of her Spanish Barb mares, Juanita on the left and Lucy on the right.


Han Heynekamp and Milagro learning horsemanship training at Heidi and Jerry Collings’ Dripping Springs ranch in New Mexico.


Barbara Fleming with Moqui de Mogollon participating in an Advanced Horsemanship clinic in Silver City, NM.


Duv Cardenas and Diego


Heidi Collings has been very busy with her horses this winter; here she is with her grandchildren, mounted on Spanish Barbs!


Heidi Collings’ band of mares in the 2,000 acre pasture.