Nadine Tilley, Owner and Breeder

Nadine Tilley is the owner and breeder of Tilley Andalusians.  Being a competitor in all divisions of performances with her horses, driving has become her favorite discipline.

 “The Andalusian is a superior driving horse, not only for its’ presence but also for its’ tractability and stamina.  I have successfully introduced the Andalusian to the driving world in the disciplines of Combined Driving, Traditional Driving and Antique Carriage competitions.  This love has earned me the affectionate title, Our Lady of Perpetual Driving.  This title bestowed by Ms. Connie Leshin, a leading show announcer of many years.”

Bill_AmiciBB_2Bill Deeney, Head Trainer

Our Head Trainer, Bill Deeney, has been with Tilley Andalusians since 2008.  He attended a four-year university and obtained a degree in political science, after which he decided that horses would become his life career.  He learned his trade by apprenticeships with the best trainers he could find in the various breeds and disciplines from coast to coast.  In his tenure Bill has already produced many National Grand Champions and National Champions in a variety of disciplines.

Tilley Andalusians has been successfully winning National Grand Champion and National Champion titles, as well as numerous Regional Championship titles in both Halter and Performance disciplines.

Tilley Andalusians is proud to have some of the finest Andalusian and Lusitano horses in the country and will continue to breed for The Tradition of Quality!

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.