Real Asociación Nacional de Criadores de Caballos de Pura Raza Española

(The Royal Purebred Spanish Horse Breeders’ Association)


GB PRE was established in 2016 and officially appointed as the organisation for ANCCE competitions in the UK.  GB PRE works closely with ANCCE to organise and promote all ANCCE related competition activities within the UK. 

What is ANCCE?

The Royal Purebred Spanish Horse Breeders’ Association (Real Asociación Nacional de Criadores de Caballos de Pura Raza Española) and commonly known as ANCCE, is the mother association for the Purebred Spanish Horse throughout the world.

Likewise, ANCCE has been officially recognized by Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture to handle the PRE Stud Book and thus, guarantee the purity of this century-old breed.

Ever since ANCCE was founded, in 1972, the role that it plays when defending the Purebred Spanish Horse has been essential. It has been a national organization from the very beginning and is in the city of Sevilla. Today, its membership numbers more than 700 breeders, who are from all over the world, 276 associate members and in addition to these, members include 33 Associations from such countries as the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Holland, Czech Republic, Sweden, among many others.

In 1991, to promote and defend the breed, an international trade fair was created in which the Purebred Spanish Horse was the epicentre. This idea arose during the African Horse Sickness crisis and has gone on to become the International Horse Fair. SICAB, with 30 years of experience, has become the reference event for the PRE horse at both national and international level. This year, the latest innovation is the incorporation of the World PRE Championship into the equestrian sports program.

Equestrian disciplines covered by ANCCE including qualification for SICAB (Seville)
  • Morphology
  • Dressage
  • Young Horse Selection Tests (Dressage)
  • Working Equitation
  • Doma Vaquera (Country Dressage)
  • Alta Escuela (Spanish High School Dressage)
  • Driving
  • Show Jumping

See the panel to the right for more information on each discipline.

ANCCE is the main organizer of the Tribunals for Qualified Breeding Stock and the Young Horse Selection Test for Dressage, all within the scope of the PRE Breeding Program. Likewise, ANCCE represents the PRE before COPA-COGECA (Committee of Professional Agricultural Organizations in the EU) and the WBFSH (World Breeders Federation of Sports Horses). It also designs annual promotional plans for ICEX (Spain’s Institute for Foreign Trade) and EXTENDA (Andalusian Agency for External Promotion).

El Caballo Español Magazine

El Caballo Español is the official ANCCE magazine.
Read the latest edition and archive copies here.


International Purebred Spanish Horse Trade Fair


19th – 24th November 2024
Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Sevvda. Alcalde Luis Uruñuela, 1

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PRE Stud Book

Purebred Spanish Horse Stud Book
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ANCCE Disciplines

Equestrian disciplines covered by ANCCE including qualification for SICAB (Seville).
Click each picture for more.

Doma Vaquera
(Country Dressage)

Alta Esquela
(Spanish High
School Dressage)