Spanish Horse Association goes online
The national governing body for Spanish and Baroque horse breeds -
including the purebred Spanish horse, the Lippizaner, the Friesian,
and the Lusitano - is online. The
National Spanish Horse Association (NSHA), at www.spanishhorses.co.nz,
is New Zealand's one-stop shop for information about Spanish and Baroque
"We're a relatively new organisation, but decided the time was
right to go online," says president Bev Falconer, of Te Awamutu.
"There is much confusion about spanish breeds in general and
with our site we're able to better inform the public about Spanish
and Baroque breeds and their origins," she says. "It's also
giving breeders and stud owners an avenue to promote their horses."
As well as in-depth articles on the Spanish and Baroque breeds, NSHA
breeders can have their own pages or site featured in the Studs and
There's also a Horses For Sale area, and a forms and resources area,
where visitors can download forms for registration, change of ownership,
membership, and stud returns. The new NSHA site was designed by equine
web design specialists Horsetalk, and is also hosted under Horsetalk.
The NSHA was founded in late 1999 in response to demand for a more
comprehensive breed representation of the Spanish and Baroque Horse
Breeds including the Purebred Spanish Horse, or PRE (from Spain) the
Lippizaner (Austria), the Friesian (The Netherlands) and the Lusitano
The association maintains separate studbooks for purebred Spanish
horses and Spanish partbred horses of 50% Spanish blood and more.
The NSHA also has a registry for Partbred horses under 50% Spanish
blood (designated gradehorses) and Lippizzaners.
For more information about the NSHA: www.spanishhorses.co.nz