This unique breed is a cross between the Andalusian and the Arabian, and it has many characteristics that make it stand out from other breeds.

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Hispano-Árabe Horse Breed Info

Here are some of the key things you need to know about the Hispano-Árabe horse:

Height (size) 15.2 – 15.5 hands high
Colors Dark colored or gray
Country of Origin Spain
Common Uses Doma Vaquera, eventing, endurance riding, dressage, driving, parades, general riding

Hispano-Árabe Horse Facts & Information (Breed Profile)

For generations, the Hispano-Árabe has been bred in Spain to develop a powerful combination of Andalusian and Arab bloodlines, resulting in a versatile all-purpose riding horse.

The Hispano-Árabe is considered to be a distinct breed, and not a cross between the two breeds.

In the 19th century the national Spanish horse breeding program, which previously concentrated on only raising Andalusian horses, shifted its focus to also include the breeding of quick, light cavalry horses.

By 1847 Queen Isabel II of Spain acquired Arabian horses from the deserts of the Middle East and also established a stud book.

By 1893 the Yeguada Militar in Cordoba was the breeding center for this new breed for the needs of the light cavalry units.

This was the beginning of the Hispano-Arab Horse breed in Spain, which developed into a remarkably adaptable and extensively utilized working breed.

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Alternative Names



Very docile and easy to handle

Physical Characteristics

Even though there is considerable variation in appearance, it is an elegant, compact and muscular breed of harmonious conformation.

They are very athletic and are characterized by light movements.


Dark colored or gray

Height (size)

15.2 – 15.5 hands high






880 – 1,000 lbs (400 – 450 kg)

Blood Type


Common Uses

Doma Vaquera, eventing, endurance riding, dressage, driving, parades, general riding



Popular Traits

Very versatile



Country of Origin



Andalusian, Arabian