An AMERITANO is a special cross between two horses famous for versatility and performance - the Portuguese LUSITANO - and the NATIONAL FOUNDATION QUARTER HORSE (NFQHA).  If one parent is an IALHA S/P it must be a minimum of 75% LUSITANO (no more than 25% Andalusian).

If you are looking for a great Using Horse that will be a joy to train and ride, the Ameritano  may be the horse for you! Combining beauty, athleticism, smooth graceful movement and natural cow sense the Ameritano will be an all around horse from working equitation to ranch horse.

AMERITANOS can be registered with IALHA & Ameritano Registry & make awesome Working Equitation Prospects.
AMERITANOS can compete in USDF &  IALHA events as well as NRHA, NCHA, Mounted Shooting, Jousting, and many other events as well as being an exceptional pleasure and ranch horse.

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 - combining the best of both worlds. (Of course we are also still producing some NFQHA Foundation Quarter Horse babies!)

Now Available - Yearlings and 2019 foals by IALHA National Champion, E Preto, out of NFQHA mares.

Ameritanos for Sale

Ameritano foals
2018 Ameritano foals
Jaz Valiant 2018 Ameritano
Jaz Valiant - 2018 Ameritano Stud Colt
2019 Ameritano Stallion by E Preto / out of Jaz Ebon n Ash
2019 Ameritano Stallion by E Preto / out of Jaz Ebon n Ash
Jaz Ranch Ameritano horses
Black Ameritano on right and Lusitano Sport Horse on left
As we hoped, our Ameritano babies are exhibiting the wonderful Foundation Quarter Horse disposition.

Jaz Stellar

2018 Yearling Grullo Ameritano Stallion
Sire: Lusitano, E Preto
Dam: 100% NFQHA, Jaz Sedona Silver

Will be registered with IALHA
and Ameritano Registry

Sire: E Preto / Lusitano
Dam: Jaz Sedona Silver / 100% NFQHA
Jaz Stellar - Yearling Ameritano grullo stallion.
Jaz Stellar(34)
Jaz Stellar(39)
Jaz Stellar(16)
Jaz Stellar(13)
Jaz Stellar(9)
Jaz Stellar(2)
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Jaz Titan - by E Preto out of Zaphrodite
Jaz Titan - 2018 Ameritano Colt

For Sale:
Jaz Titan

This beautiful black colt is a 2018 Ameritano by Jaz Poco Bravo (100% NFQHA) and out of S/P mare, Zaphrodite.  Shown at 13 months old.  $6,000.00

SOLD - Jaz Solare
2017 Apricot Dun Gelding

Sire: RF Tee J Steel Dust 100% NFQHA
Dam:  Zaphrodite (S/P)

photos by Jeanette Aumon

First ride on Solare ☑️

Posted by Marny Belt on Monday, June 3, 2019
Ameritano Stallion
Jaz Solare 10/2018 - 2017 Ameritano Stallion

Above: Solare's first ride by trainer, Marny Belt.  Below: Videos are of two-year-old Solare with 30 rides, trainer and rider, Peggy Bartlett.  He was started right with 90% of his saddle work done at a walk and is ready to begin a serious career as a three-year-old in 2020!  Beautiful now he will be drop-dead-gorgeous when mature.

Jaz Solare - October 2018
Jaz Solare - October 2018
October 2018
October 2018
October 2018
Jaz Valiant - 2018 Yearling Ameritano Stallion

SOLD - Jaz Valiant

2018 Yearling Ameritano Stallion
Sire: Lusitano, E Preto
Dam: 100% NFQHA, Jaz Silver Sage

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Jaz Dulce - Black 2018 Lusitano Sport Horse - FOR SALE

Jaz Dulce - 2018 Black Filly
Jaz Dulce - 2018 Black Filly

Dulce is a super sweet filly and a very pretty mover.  68.75% Lusitano (the balance is QH) and bred to go any direction from Dressage to Ranch Horse!

By E Preto (Lusitano) and out of Azteca 'A' , Jaz Azure, a daughter of Jaz Poco Bravo (100% NFQHA).

Jaz Knight - 2017 Lusitano Sport Horse Gelding FOR SALE

E Preto x Jaz Azure (Azteca 'A' mare)

Jaz Knight - 2017 Lusitano Sport Horse as a Yearling
Jaz Knight - 2017 Lusitano Sport Horse as a Yearling

Jaz Knight is a full brother to Jaz Dulce and just as sweet.  Shown as a yearling.

Wouldn't they make a pretty team !!

SOLD - Mariachi - 2016 Ameritano Stallion

Mariachi 30 days training:

Ameritano stallion
Mariachi 2018
Ameritano 2016 stallion
Mariachi 2016 Ameritano stallion out of Zaphrodite
Jaz Ranch Ameritano stallion
Mariachi - 2016 Ameritano stallion 07/15/2018

MARIACHI - 2016 Ameritano stallion by RF Tee J Steel Dust (100% NFQHA) and out of Zaphrodite.
Mariachi is eligible for registration with IALHA & any of the Azteca registries.

Armani - 2017 Ameritano

Above:  SOLD - E Preto's first Ameritano, Armani, a 2017 colt out of Jaz Ebon n Ash (100% NFQHA).  Shown as a yearling in 2018, 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:  SOLD: Acero, Melissa's first Ameritano from Jaz Ranch, Cabalitto de 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.

Lusitano Stallion E Preto

Our IALHA National Champion Lusitano stallion, E Preto, shown with his herd of NFQHA mares in 2018 - 4 100% NFQHA mares, 2 Jaz Aztecas, 1 S/p and 1 Lusitano!  Should be an exciting 2019!