Spanish Array was a bright red sorrel 1980 stallion owned by Indian Meridian Quarter Horses, Enid OK. He was bred by the legendary AQHA Hall of Fame Breeder Henry J. “Hank” Wiescamp, Alamosa, CO. Spanish Array was the product of many generations of Wiescamp’s selective breeding program that concentrated on the bloodlines of the turn of the century stallion Old Fred and Peter McCue. Sired by Skips Barber, one of Hank’s top stallions at that time, he was out of the great mare Spanish Galla, who was sired by the palomino stallion Skips Bid.
Spanish Array first came on the show scene in 1983 under the guidance of Colorado horsewoman Margaret Hammond. He was Grand Champion Stallion at that years’ prestigious Denver National Western Stock Show. In 1984 Hank sold Spanish Array to Marcia Miller and Glen Huddleston who transferred the ownership to Indian Meridian Quarter Horses. Spanish Array was sent to Denny Hassett, Auburn, Kansas who campaigned him at halter earning a Superior at Halter and the prestigious title of 1985 AQHA World Champion Aged Stallion. Spanish Array was an AQHA World Show crowd favorite that year and received cheers comparable to a rock star. Spanish Array won 30 Grand Championship and 9 Reserve Grand Championship titles.
Heading Indian Meridian Quarter Horses’ breeding program in 1986, Spanish Array’s offspring earned 4 World Champions, 8 Reserve World Champions, 76 ROMs in halter and performance, and 20 Superiors earners. His name is found in the pedigree of many World Champions including the 2017 World Champion Yearling filly.