Definitions of PRE Change Over Time

042109 There is a neat internet tool called the Internet Archive Wayback Machine whereby you can look up old webpages. I used this tool to research the definition of PRE or Pura Raza Espanola. The old Foundation website can be viewed using the Wayback Machine and entering the name

Definitions of PRE

2005 - Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse

The only horse that can claim to be a P.R.E. Horse is one that is registered with the Spanish Stud Book in Spain and has aSpanish Passport for equines which includes the “carta” or registration certificate within it. At this time the registry is administered by FESCCR or the Fondo de Explotacion de los Servicios de Cria Caballar y Remonta, a part of the military under the Department of Agriculture in Spain. No other registry in any country in the world is recognized as having the authority to determine that a horse is a member of the P.R.E. breed (except those organizations as have signed a protocol with Spain, and who continue the process of registration and approval under their auspices) ... The horse has to pass a physical inspection and genetic testing when it is a foal to receive its Spanish Passport which is recognized internationally in over 50 countries as a guarantee insuring the horses’ lineage and authenticity ... Only horses that have this passport and have been through this process can be correctly called P.R.E. horses.  

2008 - Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse

P.R.E. Horses can be registered in the P.R.E. Mundial Registry (through The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse) or in the Spanish Stud Book in Spain or both. Each will provide a carta insuring the horses' lineage and authenticity as documentation of the horse's registration. A P.R.E. horse has to pass a physical inspection and genetic testing when it is a foal to receive its carta in either registry. This process is called Inscription and is usually done when the foal is still nursing from its dam. When the horse reaches adulthood, a minimum of three years old, it is examined again for minimum size, quality, transmissible faults and breed fidelity. When it passes this approval it is said to be revised, or approved for breeding or reproduction purposes.

2008 - IALHA

It is difficult to find any information regarding the breed of horse at the IALHA new website. I searched for several minutes and could not find any definitions of an Andalusian. The only thing I could find was and answer to the question, Can I Show My Lusitano in Andalusian Classes?:

"Yes, if they are registered with IALHA. The class nomenclature for our shows follows the IALHA practice of using "Andalusian" to collectively refer to both purebred Andalusians and purebred Lusitanos. Any class in the prize list that is listed as "Andalusian" or "Andalusian/Half-Andalusian" is open to Lusitanos."

2008 - USPRE

USPRE does not provide a definition of a PRE. They state that a Andalusian horse is a "one of the oldest breeds of horses in the world today. It is also known as the Purebred Spanish Horse or PRE (Pura Raza Española; in English, Pure Spanish-bred)" and that they "uphold and adhere to the regulations of the Spanish P.R.E. Stud Book."

According to Spain

According to the MAPA resolution, there will continue to be one single stud book (SB) for every PRE horse in the world, administered by one single body, which
is ANCCE. 

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