IALHA Recongnizes Tilley Andalusians!

In 2015, the IALHA (International Andalusian & Lusitano Horse Association) named Nadine Tilley as IALHA Amateur Horsewoman of the Year, and also named Bill Deeney as IAHLA Professional Horseman of the year.  To follow things up, the IAHLA is also dedicating the 2016 National Show in Salt Lake City, Utah to Nadine, for her years of dedication and service to the Andalusian breed.  These are amazing honors that serve to honor the level of commitment that Nadine Tilley, Bill Deeney, and Tilley Andalusians all have shown towards nurturing and developing this amazing breed.

Priceless Moments in Time…

A Brief History of the Andalusian Horse…

The Andalusian, also known as the Pure Spanish Horse or PRE (Pura Raza Española), is a horse breed from the Iberian Peninsula, where its ancestors have lived for thousands of years. The Andalusian has been recognized as an individual breed since the 15th century, and its conformation has changed very little over time.

Throughout its history, it has been known for its prowess as a war horse, and was prized by the nobility. The breed was used as a tool of diplomacy by the Spanish government, and kings across Europe rode and owned Spanish horses.

The Andalusian is closely related to the Lusitano of Portugal, and has been used to develop many other breeds, especially in Europe and the Americas.