The International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association sponsored four WE United year-end awards in 2018: High Point and Reserve High Point Purebred Andalusian or Lusitano and High Point and Reserve High Point Half-Andalusian or Lusitano.
The highest point-earning purebred was Delirio DC, a Lusitano gelding bred by Haras dos Cavaleiros and owned by Ashley Smith of Oregon and ridden in 2018 competitions by Ashley Smith, Mark Mason (New South Wales, Australia), and Jeff Dirks (Oregon). Delirio DC earned a total of 259 points in 2018 WE competitions. Wow!
The Reserve High-Point IALHA-registered purebred award goes to CDC Memoria, a pure Spanish Andalusian owned and bred by Caballos del Corazon and ridden in 2018 competitions by Julie Alonzo (Oregon), Kim Peterson (New South Wales, Australia), and Nadine O’Sullivan (Victoria, Australia). CDC Memoria earned a total of 112 points in 2018 competitions.
The High-Point IALHA-registered Half-Andalusian award goes to CDC Besita, bred by Caballos del Corazon and owned and ridden by Heather Humelbaugh (Oregon). Besita is an Andalusian/Quarter Horse cross. CDC Besita earned a total of 105 points in 2018 competitions.
The Reserve High-Point IALHA-registered Half-Andalusian award goes to Armano, a gelding bred by Nia Ridley of Miraval Andalusians and owned and ridden by Vera Jagendorf (Oregon). Armano is an Andalusian/Arabian cross. Armano earned a total of 95 points in 2018 competitions.