In honor of their 50th anniversary the Spanish Barb Horse Association is raffling a live breeding to the 100% Wilbur Cruce stallion, Cococito de la Sabana! Graciously donated by Doug and Louise Novak, all 
proceeds will go to further the preservation work of the Spanish Barb Horse Association.  Cococito’s offspring are both beautiful and intelligent!  Feel free to tell anyone you know who might be interested!  Recipient does not have to have a Spanish Barb mare, all breeds are welcome. Prizes will be awarded for second and third place winners as well! All proceeds will go towards the Spanish Barb Horse Associations efforts to fund the ongoing efforts to preserve, perpetuate and promote this genetically unique and critically rare horse!

Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100

Purchase raffle tickes here.

2022 Annual Meeting &
50 year Anniversary Celebration
Sept 29-Oct 2, 2022

      The SBHA is celebrating our 50th Anniversary at our Annual Meeting! The event will be held at the beautiful NAN Ranch in Southwest New Mexico,
September 29 thru October 2, 2022.
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We encourage you to come early and stay late to celebrate. We have a fun schedule that includes guest speakers, tributes to breeders, historical information on the association and much more.
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A limited number of pens will be available on a first come basis. The cost is $25 per horse for the entire weekend. Bring your own feed, water buckets and cleaning implements. The NAN will not be managing horse facilities.

Find the Meeting Schedule here.

For any questions, please contact Rebecca Boyd.
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telephone or email.

Schedule to follow. Please RSVP no later than Aug 31, 2022.

Pay with PayPal


Make checks or money orders to SBHA and mail to:
Beth Mendivil
14390 Bowman Road
Tucson, AZ 85739

We look forward to seeing you and celebrating our amazing horses and their history.
The cost is $100 per person which includes meals and facility usage. Meals provided are breakfast Friday, Saturday and Sunday and dinners Friday and Saturday night. You will be responsible for your lunch and any special food needs. Accommodations are not included and must be booked with NAN Ranch owner,  Betty Lang.  Lodging and camping are available.  Details are available at 

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  • Spanish Barbs are featured in a new article in  Writer, Judith Matloff's son spent some time working with Spanish Barbs at Robin Collins' Rancho del Sueno in California.  He came home to tell his mother about these amazing horses he had met inspiring her curiousity. 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.
  • SBHA can now accept PayPal for Registration related fees.
  • 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 Page . 
  • Frozen semen is now available for 2 registered Spanish Barb stallions.  Contact Registrar for details. 
  • You can now follow us on Facebook & Instagram. 
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