An AMERITANO is a cross between an IALHA (or APSL) registered Lusitano - and an NFQHA horse certified at 90% or higher.  If one parent is an IALHA S/P it must be a minimum of 75% Lusitano (no more than 25% Andalusian).

All AMERITANOS can be registered with IALHA - & the Azteca registry.
Ameritanos can compete in USDF &  IALHA events as well as NRHA, NCHA, and many other events.

All AMERITANOS qualify as Aztecas -  but very few Aztecas qualify as AMERITANOS!

Jaz Ranch has been a premier breeder of NFQHA Foundation Quarter Horses for 28 years ~ and we feel our NFQHA grulla mares are the perfect cross for our Lusitano stallion, E Preto.

Our first full Ameritano crop is due in 2018 ~ all grullo or black !

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Our IALHA National Champion Lusitano stallion, E Preto, shown with his herd of NFQHA mares in 2017 - we can't wait for this foal crop!!

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Above:  Preto's first Ameritano, Armani, a 2017 colt out of Jaz Ebon n Ash (100% NFQHA).  Armani is everything we hoped for in the cross.  Gorgeous, elegant, super smart and willing.  Now we just have to wait to see if he possesses the natural ability for the wide variety of events from dressage to working cow horse that we fully expect.


Above:  Melissa's first Ameritano from Jaz Ranch, Acero (Calido CD x Heflin's Steel Jaz) excelled at every turn and Melissa said he was the best horse she ever owned, so Armani has big horseshoes to fill!  Melissa and Ty Fowler have a huge working cow ranch where Armani will be put to the test on a myriad of tasks.

For Sale

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MARIACHI - 2016 Ameritano stallion by RF Tee J Steel Dust (100% NFQHA) and out of Zaphrodite.
Shown as a yearling in 2017.  We will get new photos when he sheds out this year.
Mariachi is eligible for registration with IALHA & any of the Azteca registries.
We are very high on this colt - special consideration to a performance home.
Brent (435) 660-6728

AZTECA 'A' Grulla 2012 broodmare in foal to Lusitano stallion, E Preto for a 2018 foal!  Pretty & sweet mare with lots of sexy hair! Fantastic opportunity for an Azteca breeder to obtain an 'A' grulla mare.  Sire shown below: Jaz Poco Bravo (100% NFQHA) Dam shown below: Zorafina.  Foal will be eligible for IALHA registration.

Foal is GUARANTEED to be black or grullo!

2017 Black stud colt out of above mare by Lusitano stallion, E Preto.  This striking colt is eligible for registration with IALHA.

Photos soon.  Brent (435) 660-6728

Zorafina - Azteca 'B'
Zorafina - Azteca 'B'
Jaz Poco Bravo - 100% NFQHA
Jaz Poco Bravo - 100% NFQHA