The Wilbur Ranch Homestead with El Cerro In the Background

2021 SBHA Meeting

We are excited to announce that we will be holding this year's Annual Meeting back at the Beautiful NAN Ranch in Faywood, New Mexico! 

This year the Dates of the meeting are October 21, 22, 23 and 24th as we were unable to get our usual dates in September. 

We missed seeing you all last year and are looking forward to seeing everyone!

We will be doing things a bit different due to the ongoing pandemic situation.  Everyone will need to contact Betty Lang(575-288-5368) at the NAN directly for your accommodations ( and  everyone will be responsible for providing their own meals. 

The Board and General Meetings will be held outdoors so we can properly social distance.   More details to follow in our upcoming June Newsletter. 

We've had some exciting things happening this year and look forward to catching up with everyone!



  • Wilbur-Cruce Spanish Barbs featured in new Arizona Highways article, April 2021.  Read article here.
  • 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.

  • The SBHA is now a 501c3, not for profit organization.
  • Support the SBHA through the Amazon Smile program at no cost to you!  A percentage of all your Amazon purchases is automatically  donated to the SBHA Charitable account.  You can sign up here.
  • Donations now accepted via PayPal.  You can even set up a monthly giving plan.  Check out the Donate pageFrozen semen is now available for 2 registered Spanish Barb stallions.  Contact Registrar for details. 
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