How Much is an Arabian Horse?

Posted by Erin McDade
How Much Is An Arabian Horse

The Arabian horse is one of the most ancient and expensive horse breeds. 

People all over the world remember the distinctive facial form and athleticism of this beautiful horse. They are one of the most popular breeds in the world. Originally domesticated by the Bedouins in the Arabian Peninsula, Arab horses are chosen for their ability to interact alongside humans, in addition to their physical characteristics. This breed of horse usually adapts well to training and has shown genuine commitment to those they care for in the past. But how much do they cost?

What Contributes to the Cost of an Arabian Horse?

Arabians are now a versatile horse breed with both strength and stamina. These former war horses participate in a variety of equestrian activities in horse shows, such as dressage and eventing. They also make excellent riding horses, endurance horses, and racehorses. This expensive Arabian horse breed has also served as a base for the creation of other horse breeds, especially when crossed with warmblood horses. Both the Thoroughbred and the Quarter Horse have Black Arabian ancestors.

Arabians are well-known for their graceful, dished ears. A polished build, expressive eyes, flagged tail, arched neck, and dished profile are among the most sought-after features in the breed. A horse with all of these qualities will cost you more money. In the past, Arabians with dominant white markings, body spots, or simply "too much white" were discouraged from competing in halter classes, and white body marks were penalized, which can also affect the price.

A horse's age, in addition to its conformation, may influence its price. Younger horses like foals and yearlings will fetch a higher price than horses outside of their prime age range. An Arabian's prime age ranges from 7 to 14 years. Horses will be in peak condition for riding and driving during these years. When horses are in their late teens or early twenties, they can sell for even less. Both sex and altered status will also affect the price. Geldings will be less expensive than stallions, while broodmares will be more expensive than altered mares. Bloodline and lineage will also affect the price.

How Much Is An Arabian Horse?

The average Arabian horse price is usually between $5,000 and $30,000. Some top show ring horses and stallions, on the other hand, will have an average price of $80,000 and $150,000. Their cost varies based on various factors such as age, bloodlines, training, and gender. While several horses will still command a high price, many high-quality horses are available at lower prices. Half-Arabian horses or mixed-breed horses with Arabian bloodlines can be found for significantly less money than a purebred Arabian horse.

A purebred Arabian horse will cost anything from $25,000 to $300,000 due to its stunning appearance, durability, and traceable bloodlines. Horse owners will recognize the Arabian breed as having one of the highest price ranges of all horses. Arabians are some of the most expensive horses globally. In 2015, an Arabian mare was sold at $1.7 million, and the owners of the famed Arabian stallion Marwan Al Shaqab were paid a staggering $20 million for the beautiful Arabian stallion.

If you've recently purchased one of these beautiful horses, or just like to check them out with other fans, you can become a member of the Arabian Horse Association, which gives owners and fans alike activities to enjoy with other horse fans and horses.

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How Much is an Arabian Horse?