1996 Azteca Gelding

Jefe (the ‘boss man’) represents the quality we strive for with our Half-Andalusians.

Born in 1996, this dark bay gelding has won more awards than I can remember, including National / International Championship titles in Western Pleasure, Dressage Suitability, Hunt Seat, English Show Hack, Halter, and Best Movement.

He accumulated so many points in 2005, 2006, and 2007 that he won the Pacific Rim High Point Half-Andalusian Horse of the Year honors in all three years, competing against Half-Andalusians in Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Montana, and Canada.

In 2007, Jefe was also named the IALHA Half-Andalusian Horse of the Year in recognition of his accomplishments.

Jefe epitomizes the versatility and athleticism of our Half-Andalusians. He has competed successfully in endurance races, N.A.T.R.C. events, dressage, reining, Trail Trials, Andalusian and Open Breed shows, and has spent multiple weeks covering high country trails in Montana as well as Eastern Oregon wilderness areas.

Jefe was laid to rest in August of 2021. His memory will live with us forever.