American Buckskin Registry Association
The American Buckskin Registry Association (ABRA) is the oldest active Buckskin registry in existence. It was organized in 1963 and incorporated in 1965. It is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to collect, record and preserve the pedigrees of Buckskin, Dun, Red Dun and Grulla colored horses, ponies and mules.
Modern horses carrying the color of buckskin, dun, red dun, or grulla are actually a descendant from ancient time. Their color is an indication of a strong heritage. In the West, horses of these colors trace to the Mustang - Spanish Barb descendants which originated in Spain as the Sorraia.
Other Buckskins, duns, red duns or grullas can be traced to the Norwegian Dun which is a descendant of the nearly extinct Tarpan horses. The flourishing number of these horses found today represent the strongest living descendants of the ancestral breeds. These beautiful colors can be found in all breed types including ponies and mules.
These exceptional colors are represented in every breed and discipline. Buckskin, dun, red dun and grulla horses excel not only in ranch and cattle classes but in speed events, western and Englsh events as well as dressage and jumping. ABRA sponsored shows can be found across the nation and there are ABRA charters in 12 states.