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The PSL – Puro Sangue Lusitano - Purebred Lusitano horse. The Purebred Lusitano horse is the Portuguese parallel to Spain's PRE. A particular breed that is registered in its home country, it too is not an Andalusian.
Used as a general term to include the horses of the Iberian Peninsula – viz, Spain and Portugal - it has become more popular as a general term as people move away from 'Andalusian.'
Andrés Canovas Rodriguez descends from generations of Spanish horsemen. He and his wife, author and award winning journalist Josephine, live in Spain where they breed the PREs they write so passionately about. Josephine enjoys recording her world on camera, and supplied these © images. Their extensive articles about Spain and the PRE, as well as a collection of videos, can be seen on their website,
FESCCR: - commonly called the Cria Caballar - the department responsible for the Stud Books of Horses in Spain. The FESCCR speak of their work being the identification and registration of all the Pure Races registered in Spain.
ANCCE - Asociación Nacional de Criadores de Caballos Españoles – National Association of Breeders of Spanish Horses: Oversee all matters pertaining to the PRE in Spain, and to their Recognised Associates worldwide. Administer the original, historical world registry for the PRE. Every PRE accepted in the breed is registered in Spain via ANCCE-LG (LG = Libro Genealogico = the Book of Genealogy.)
BAPSH - British Association of the Pure Spanish Horse: formally appointed to represent ANCCE in the UK.
There has been some upheaval among American organizations over the past few years. At present the major established organisations relating to the PRE are:
USPRE Association: The currently recognised representative of ANCCE in the US, partnered with ANCCE for inscriptions and revisions.
The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse: Originally the US ANCCE representative, then broke away to form its own registry and hold its own inscriptions and revisions. A fair amount of exchanges of opinion has accompanied this.
IALHA – International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association, US: Recognises the Andalusian as a breed, with bloodlines that include the Spanish and/or the Portuguese bloodlines. Their studbook includes purebred Spanish, purebred Portuguese, horses not necessarily registered in the Spanish or Portuguese stud books, and crosses of Spanish and Portuguese horses.
1: Population structure, genetic variability and influence of the Carthusian strain, by M. Valeraa, A Molinab, J.P. Gutiérrezc, J. Gómezb and F Goyached
Departamento de Ciencias Agroforestales, Escuela de Ingeniería Técnica Agrícola, Universidad de Sevilla, Ctra. Utrera km 1, 41013-Sevilla, Spain.
Departamento de Genética de la Universidad de Córdoba, Ctra. Madrid-Córdoba, km. 373a., 14071-Córdoba, Spain.
Departamento de Producción Animal, Facultad de Veterinaria, Avda. Puerta de Hierro s/n, E-28040-Madrid, Spain.
SERIDA-Somió, C/Camino de los Claveles 604, E-33203 Gijón (Asturias), Spain.
The generic term 'Stud Book', compressed explanations, and English translations and transliterations are used for ease of reading. Strict references and full procedures can be sought on the website http://www.pure-spanish-horse-spain.com
©2010 J A Cánovas
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