The Arriador Horse Registry

Breed Description

America’s most elite stock horse, the breed focuses on extremely powerful working cow horses. The Arriador has immense stamina, a disposition to please, and stock working instincts.

Their uses include roping, reining, cutting, ranch work, and pleasure riding.

Breed Core

A breed of its own, the Arriador originated from select breeding between Caballo de Pura Raza Chileno (The Purebred Chilean Horse) and the American Quarter Horse.  The Arriador maintains a minimum of 50% Chilean Horse.

Caballo de Pura Raza Chileno is the direct import from Chile, The Purebred Chilean Horse. The oldest registered stock horse, the Chilean Horse was derived from nearly 500 years of tailored breeding.  

In rodeos and on ranches, cattle are worked similar as in the United States.  However, there is one difference found in Chilean rodeos.  Cattle are pinned against concrete walls using the Chilean Horse’s chest.  This sport has created the need for extremely powerful and stocky horses.  With massive width, the Chilean Horse has been bred to be similar in height to the cutting horses of the United States.

While maintaining Chilean Horse attributes, the Arriador incorporates the added height of the American Quarter Horse to make the America’s most elite stock horse.

Registry Requirements

All registries must be a minimum of 50% Purebred Chilean Horse.

New lineage must be from The American Chilean Horse Registry or the American Quarter Horse Association registry.  Depending upon linage and conformation, select American Paint Horse Association breeding stock may be eligible.  The Registrar may reject stock for poor conformation or defects against the breed standard.

DNA Testing is required. All new registries must be parent verified to both sire and dam. A copy of the AQHA papers and a breeder’s affidavit must be submitted at time of registration. Same applies for APHA eligible breeding stock.

All registries must be microchipped.  Microchips are supplied by the Registrar.