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For more transparency – ANCCE verifies P.R.E. advertisements on ehorses

by Emma Quinn
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Spanish horses are gaining more and more popularity. There are many different breeds of Spanish horses. In order to keep an overview and to help recognise a genuine Pura Raza Espaňola, ehorses now has horses with Spanish ancestry tested in cooperation with ANCCE.

A Spanish horse is not always a P.R.E.

Many people associate Spanish horses with the P.R.E. breed, but this is not accurate – for Pura Raza Española means “horses of pure Spanish breed“. A Spanish horse may only be called P.R.E. if both parents have full pedigree documentation, both are registered in the studbook of the ANCCE and both are licensed. Only then will the horse also be registered in the ANCCE studbook. If the horse is not a purebred Spanish horse, it is called an Andalusian.

In order to make this difference clear to all prospective horse buyers, ehorses now has the advertisements checked directly through the “Associacion Nacional De Criadores de Caballos de Pura Raza Espanola” (ANCCE) and can thus clearly indicate which horses are pure Spanish horses.

P.R.E. Breed Examination at ehorses – The Procedure

  • If a seller chooses this breed when adverstising, the UELN (Unique Equine Life Number) and the name of the horse must be entered.
  • In the next step, the UELN and the name of the horse will be checked directly by the ANCCE. The ANCCE checks whether the horse is registered in the ANCCE studbook and therefore really has all the papers needed.
  • If this check is passed, the horse is shown as a PRE and the ANCCE logo appears on the details page of the advertisement.
  • If the check is failed, the horse will be marked as a “Mix” and will not receive the ANCCE logo.

With this new cooperation, ehorses and the ANCCE want to provide even more transparency on the market for Spanish horses and give security to interested parties. ehorses has deliberately decided on this test for the protection of both buyers and sellers, because time and time again, P.R.E. are adverstised that do not have full papers and therefore cannot be called horses of pure Spanish breed.

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