The Horse of the Americas Registry (HOA) is a unified registry of the Colonial Spanish Horse, otherwise known as the Spanish Mustang, Spanish Barb, Original Indian Horse, and Barb. All strains of the Colonial Spanish Horse may be registered with HOA. Colonial Spanish horses from the wild or with unknown pedigrees may submit a application of registration and be inspected.
HOA was originally founded by Bob Brislawn and Jeff Edwards in the 1970s but went defunct after Brislawn died. In the early 2000s, thanks to screenwriter John Fusco, it was relaunched as today's umbrella registry by Vickie Ives, Gretchen Patterson, Tom Norush, and Kyle Germany. Many of the bloodlines of the original HOA are still in the registry today.
Please feel free to join HOA, check out how to register your horse, or see what the latest our members are doing with their horses in the newsletter! Added in April and May: Horses For Sale and Standing at Stud pages.