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Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations

...for the 2022 IALHA Impact Awards! it's time to lift up those in our midst who make a positive contribution to our community. Each year the IALHA Impact Award program recognizes those who support the success of others, our industry, and the breeds - both people and...

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Sale Horse Showcase

Sale Horse Showcase

If you have a horse for sale, join the Sale horse Showcase at the 2022 IALHA National Championship Show!  This unique opportunity is designed to allow you to feature your sale horse to the distinctive audience that attends this prestigious annual event. Whether...

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Gallery of Stallions

Gallery of Stallions

Feature your stallion! The IALHA is dedicated to promoting Andalusians and Lusitanos, and our annual National Show highlights their versatility and athleticism.  These two things will be celebrated together at the Gallery of Stallions and Breeding Service Auction...

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2023 Calendar Photo Contest

2023 Calendar Photo Contest

June 29th is National Camera Day... the perfect day to announce that the IALHA annual Calendar Photo Contest is open! Any and all photographers – professionals, hobbyists, and enthusiasts alike – are invited to submit up to three photos of an IALHA Registered purebred...

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2022 Elections

2022 Elections

It is time for IALHA Elections! All our regions and interests need representation on the governing body of the IALHA, so PLEASE CONSIDER SERVING on the BOARD OF DIRECTORS, REGISTRY BOARD, or AUDIT BOARD. NOMINATIONS for the 2022 election cycle will begin on June 15th...

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A/L Licensed Officials Education Seminar

A/L Licensed Officials Education Seminar

The International Andalusian & Lusitano Horse Association, and the IALHA Education Association are pleased to announce an Andalusian/Lusitano (A/L) Licensed Officials Educational Seminar.  The Clinic will be held in conjunction with the IALHA National Championship...

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2022 Show Sponsorship

2022 Show Sponsorship

Over the years, the success of the IALHA National Championship Show has depended largely on the generosity of supporters and we are most grateful. Planning for the 2022 Show has begun and we need your support again this year. Sponsorship helps offset the increased...

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2022 Nationals Class List

2022 Nationals Class List

The IALHA National Championship Show, IALHA Nationals Open Working Equitation, and Caballos Bailadores Nacional will be held November 8-12 2022 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, TX. There are some exciting additions to the class list, requested by...

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Registry Update

Registry Update

1989... When big hair and shoulder pads were in vogue, MTV and walkmans were popular, and George Bush Sr was in the White House.  And IALHA registration fees were established…. Those same charges are in effect today. That’s right.  Our registration prices...

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2021 IALHA Adequan/USDF All-Breed Awards Results

2021 IALHA Adequan/USDF All-Breed Awards Results

Participation in the IALHA Adequan (TM)/USDF All-Breed Awards for the 2021 competition year was tremendous! Of the 117 total placings, 94 awards were earned for ranking 1st, 2nd or 3rd:- 32 Open- 18 Adult Amateur- 4 Junior- 17 Vintage- 14 Musical Freestyle- 7 Musical...

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Registry Changes

Registry Changes

Based on helpful input from our members, several registry changes were made this year that we are excited to share with you: Half-to-half:  In January, the registry board proposed a change to the Bylaws which has been a member request for some time. During the Special...

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2022 Calendar

2022 Calendar

The 2022 Calendar photo contest is a wrap! Many thanks to all who submitted entries! Your photos were amazing! Thirteen were selected from all of the entries, representing an array of Andalusians, Lusitanos, S/P's, Part-breds, stallions, mares, and foals! The cover...

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2021 IALHA Impact Award Recipients

2021 IALHA Impact Award Recipients

For many years, the IALHA has been recognizing members and IALHA registered horses for their achievements and their contribution to our community in the annual Year-End Awards. Since no awards were given in 2020, we have taken the opportunity to refresh and reimagine...

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Spanish Walk and Piaffe

Spanish Walk and Piaffe

This is the third and final installment in a series of articles by Dr. Walter de la Brosse. They were first published in The Alliance magazine in 2011 and are reprinted here with the author's permission. Dr. de la Brosse is a distinguished judge, holding cards in many...

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Long reining and Passage

Long reining and Passage

This is the second article in a series written by Dr. Walter de la Brosse. They were first published in The Alliance magazine in 2011 and are reprinted here with the author's permission. Dr. de la Brosse is a distinguished judge, holding cards in many divisions, and...

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CHARRO PLEASURE

CHARRO PLEASURE

Performance and Attire This is the first in a series of articles by Dr. Walter de la Brosse. They were first published in The Alliance magazine in 2011 and are reprinted here with the author's permission. Dr. de la Brosse is a distinguished judge, holding cards in...

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Ready, Set, Show!

Ready, Set, Show!

An earlier version of this article first appeared in The Iberian Horse Magazine in 2019.Written by Kim Johan-Nass and Kaye Phaneuf, edited by Kaeli Dressler Sometimes completing a horse show entry form can seem a bit daunting.   You and your horse have done the hard...

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2021 IALHA Impact Awards

2021 IALHA Impact Awards

Do you know someone who's making a difference in our association who deserves to be recognized? Do you know a horse that exemplifies the Andalusian or Lusitano breed? For many years, the IALHA has been recognizing members and IALHA registered horses for their...

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2021 PRIZELIST AVAILABLE!

2021 PRIZELIST AVAILABLE!

Welcome! We are excited to announce that the prizelist for the 2021 IALHA National Championship Show, and concurrent Open Working Equitation and Caballos Bailadores Shows is now available. This year's amazing class schedule will truly highlight our horses' diversity...

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Calendar Photo Contest opens

Calendar Photo Contest opens

June 29th is World Camera Day... the perfect day to announce that the IALHA annual Calendar Photo Contest is open! Any and all photographers – professionals, hobbyists, and enthusiasts alike – are invited to submit up to three photos of an IALHA Registered Andalusian,...

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Helmet Use

Helmet Use

Have you ever been riding along and at some point realized that you had zoned out and don’t recall the last 5, 10 minutes? Or if you’re like me, have even occasionally caught yourself being complacent…. Or even thinking “I have so much experience, riding is second...

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Free Youth 2021 Membership

Free Youth 2021 Membership

Youth interested in Andalusians or Lusitanos, and 18 years old or younger can join IALHA for Free in 2021.  This promotion is made possible by the USEF Youth Sportsman Grant.  Those who join will also receive a $20 gift certificate to the IALHA Online Store!! The gift...

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2021 Elections

2021 Elections

The governance of any organization should reflect the diversity of the community it serves. All regions and interests need representation on the governing body of the IALHA, so PLEASE CONSIDER SERVING on the BOARD OF DIRECTORS, REGISTRY BOARD, or AUDIT BOARD. The...

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Show Sponsorship

Show Sponsorship

Many things have changed in the past year. Our commitment to the Andalusian and Lusitano breeds, and to our members, has not.  Another thing that remains unchanged is our need for your backing.  Our number one goal is to host a quality, enjoyable, and safe...

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2021 Nationals Class List

2021 Nationals Class List

The IALHA National Championship Show will be held November 9-13 2021 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, TX. We hope you'll join us! Download the class list and begin planning which classes to enter! 2021 IALHA NATIONAL SHOW CLASS LIST FINAL COPY MAY 10...

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Discounted Registration Fees

Discounted Registration Fees

From May – August 2021, IALHA members may register purebred or half-bred Andalusians or Lusitanos of any age at a discounted base fee*:    Foreign registered horses (ANCCE or APSL) at half price  ($50 base fee*)  Horses of any age with IALHA...

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EXPANDED HALF-BRED REGISTRATION

EXPANDED HALF-BRED REGISTRATION

"Half-to-Half" Registration NOW OFFERED. Do you own a horse that is the offspring of two IALHA registered half-bred horses? Have you always had a pairing of two half-breds in mind that you know would produce a beautiful foal? You can now register these horses with...

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2021 IALHA Calendars

2021 IALHA Calendars

There was a tremendous response to the 2021 Calendar Photo Contest. Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to all who were selected! Members who renew / join early will receive one on a first-come-first-served basis, while supplies last. Calendars are also...

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2020 National Show Cancellation

2020 National Show Cancellation

Dear IALHA Members:Even before last year’s show concluded, the IALHA Board of Directors and Show Committee have been enthusiastically working to organize the 2020 National Championships.  Feedback from exhibitors was incorporated into the planning, new divisions...

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Updated 2020 Advertising Prices.

Updated 2020 Advertising Prices.

2020 Magazine Prices update! Due to the current world events, we have decided to make a few more adjustments to the costs of advertising. We understand that in this uncertain environment that people may be finding ways to save money. So, many of the ad costs have been...

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Art Contest Opens

Art Contest Opens

Calling all artists of the Andalusian or Lusitano horse! We want you to take part in the IALHA National Championship Show Art Contest! Annually, IALHA invites artists the world over to enter original artwork – of any media on canvas...

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Working from home

Working from home

The IALHA office will remain open despite physical closure - but staff will be working from home. The IALHA has been actively monitoring the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential effects on the IALHA office in order to protect the health and welfare of our...

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New program

New program

New Iberian Performance Horse Certification The IALHA is pleased to announce a new program for horses with verifiable Iberian bloodlines.  Beginning on April 10th applications will be available on the website at ialha.org. This...

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Office Update

Office Update

Office Update for 2020 - Along with many other businesses and organizations in the nation and the world, we are closely monitoring the pandemic-related recommendations being issued by the CDC and how they impact your association.  As you know, our offices are in...

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