VISIT WITH SPANISH BARBS AT THE EMPIRE RANCH
COWBOY FESTIVAL - November 4-5
Meet the Spanish Barb horses, learn about this historic and rare breed. Watch demonstrations of their wonderful temperament and versatility.
50th Anniversary Meeting - Great Success
Thank you to all that attended and helped with the best SBHA meeting we could have imagined. It was a great weekend at the beautiful, historic NAN Ranch celebrating the Spanish Barb Horse Association's 50th anniversary. A wealth of information was shared between members and breeders, along with informative and entertaining presentations. Breeders of the past were delighted to share their knowledge with a new group of hopeful preservation breeders and supportive owners. It was especially wonderful to see so many new faces. The comradery and genuine love for these horses between such a diverse group of people will help to ensure another 50 years.
SPANISH BARBS FEATURED IN ARTICLES:
An article entitled JEWELS OF THE DESERT was published in the October 2022 WESTERN HORSEMAN magazine, featuring the Wilbur-Cruce strain of Spanish Barbs. The article was written and photographed by Andria Hautamaki. Be sure to check out WesternHorseman.com to see all of their other articles or go to https://shop.westernhorseman.com/products/western-horseman-october-2022 to purchase your own copy of this issue of Western Horseman.
Click here to see article.
Spanish Barbs are featured in a new article in ModernFarm.com. Writer, Judith Matloff's son spent some time working with Spanish Barbs at Robin Collins' Rancho del Sueno in California. He went home to tell his mother about these amazing horses he had met, inspiring her curiosity. Thank you Judith for contacting our association and for writing a lovely article about our horses.
Wilbur-Cruce Spanish Barbs featured in new Arizona Highways article, April 2021. Read article here.
ADDITIONAL SPANISH BARB NEWS
Recent findings on the Genetics of the Wilbur-Cruce Strain of Spanish Barb Horse:
..."the WC (Wilbur-Cruce), horses share the greatest genetic resemblance to "Old Spanish" breeds and North African Barb. These horses, based on the analysis I have just done, are probably the best or near best representative of the Old Spanish type that was brought to the New World". Gus Cothran, Clinical Professor, Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2016.