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Pura Raza Espanola
What is PRE or Pura Raza Española?
Pura Raza Española translates in Spanish to "Pure Spanish Race" or pure Spanish breed. The horses are usually referred to as PRE. The Spanish closed their studbooks from Portugal in 1912 and chose this new name to represent their bred rather than Andalusian since it gave an unfair advantage given by the old name to breeders of that region (Andalucia). Portugal in turn closed their books to Spanish horses in 1960 and renamed their breed Lusitanos. Currently the Lusitano breed is administered worldwide by the Associacao Portuguesa De Criadores Do Puro Sangue Lusitano (APSL) in Portugal.
Many breeders in the US choose to register their horses in Spain with the Cria Caballar and in the USA with IALHA and thus refer to their horses as PRE. A horse may be registered as S (Pure Spanish) with IALHA but is not actually a PRE unless it has a Carta from the Cria Caballar. That is a Pure Spanish Andalusian horse raised with direct Spanish lineage that qualifies them for breeding purposes. To be registered as a PRE horse, both parents must be registered in the Adult/Breeders book of the Cria. In order to qualify as a PRE these horses must go through inscription and revision.
Who is the Cria Caballar?
The Cria Caballar is a division of the Spanish Department of Defense that maintained the stud books for the Purebred Spanish Horse up until 2007. They also train and certify the judges for the shows in Spain. Their duties are performed on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture.
What is Inscription?
Inscription is the process
whereby the Spanish require the foal to be micro-chipped and identified by
markings (color swirls, etc.). This information is to be recorded for each foal,
by your veterinarian, on the “Certificado de Cubricion.”
What is Revision?
The offspring must then be Inscribed by being inspected at its mother's side as a suckling or a weanling, microchipped and DNA typed. At the age of at least 3, the Spanish Horse must pass a strict inspection to achieve breeding book status. This process is called Revision. The process of revision involves the Cria Caballar determining whether or not mares and stallions meet different minimum confirmation requirements. When a horse passes, the Cria will mark on the inscription papers Apto or Apto (signifying that he or she passed). It’s a gender designation. Apto is for stallions and Apta is for mares.
What is a Carta?
NEW changes for 2003. Horses will now be graded into 3 categories instead of just Apto or No Apto. The Book of Genealogy of the Purebred Spanish Horse will now be composed of the following registries:
Click here to read the changes (in pdf form). It details the Inscription Process, and the Revision changes.
Rules for 2003 (in pdf form) It details the Inscription Process, and the Revision changes.
Ministerial Order detailing the changes. contains the rules for grading the horses in the Genealogical Book
FORMS for your PRE Horses that must be sent to the Cria Caballar (2008 NEW The Cria is currently not handling the studbook. ANCCE has taken over and as of yet - no forms for the USA are available on-line as of Jan 2008. It is supposed to be handled under this website www.lgpreancce.com for more info - scroll below)
These reports must be filled out and received by December 1st each year at the FAB-PRE-USA office. They will forward these forms to the Cria Caballar to be received by December 31st..
As a breeder and owner of PRE horses, you are required to fill
in annual reports to the Jefatura de Cria Caballar. We have those forms
for your download.
Inicial de Ganaderia- (Initial Status of Your Farm) the form which lists
all the horses which you own when you apply for your breeder's codigo. *Must
be mailed in with your Solicitude de Codigo de Ganaderia
(Stallion owners MUST DO THIS for the foals to be inscribed in
the following year)
The WHITE COPY (1st copy) is sent to the MARE OWNER and is presented to the Comisión de Valoración in the year of birth of the foal when it is presented for inscripción.
The YELLOW COPY (2nd copy) is for the stallion owner's permanent files.
The BLUE COPY (3rd copy) is DUE in the FAB-PRE-USA office by BY DECEMBER 31st.
These triplicate pads are available from Christine James at the FAB-PRE-USA office.
Stallions at Stud List - There is no form
needed for this next report, but you are to write every year a list of the
stallions and their códigos which you plan to stand at stud on your farm's
letterhead. You are not required to list mares who may plan to come, just list
the stallions and where they will be standing. Send this report for the December
2008 SPANISH REVISION AND INSCRIPTION THROUGH ANCCE:
Sites and information on Revision and Inscription in Texas - April 2008
The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse- 505-294-0800
2008 NEW the Foundation is now offering "PRE Mundial" USA Cartas 505.323.4413, ext. 11 or 13
FAB-PRE-USA - Federation of Associations of Breeders of the P.R.E. in the United States (No longer offering Revision and Inscription Services) 615-333-6675
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Last updated on Sept 6, 2008