Arabian Horse Price: How Much Does it Cost?

The Arabian horse is a prodigious breed of horse. They are known for the most intelligent and one of the smartest breeds in the horse kingdom. They have a very bewitching look and a stunning personality and that why they are the most loved breed.

A good reason for loving them is that they create a very emotional and special bond with the owner and the place where they are raised up, and that is why people who own this breed of horse, are very possessive about their pet Arabian horse.

Old is gold is the oldest saying and this breed also has a very long history and that why buying an Arabian horse can cost more than gold and with the passage of time, it comes more precious than gold.

How much is an Arabian Horse Cost?

In the breed of the Arabians, the most expensive one is Marwan Al Shaqab (it is a stallion). The bid starts from $10 million. But the cost of the Arabian horse depends on different factors.

The appearance also matters a lot when it comes to buying an Arabian, here we will talk about color distinguish. A regular color like; bay and chestnut-colored Arabian can cost up to $5000 to $8000 and a pure black Arabian would cost more than $155,000.

Purest Arabian Horse

The purest of the Arabian horse is different, they called the Bedouin Desert Arabian and they are the rarest ones alive. Its bid starts from $90,000 to onwards and to raise this breed, owners almost have to pay another 90 grands to keep them healthy. You can say that there is a half-Arabian breed that can cost from $500 to $75,000 and then there is a full-Arabian breed that can cost from $120,000.

If you are dying to keep an Arabian horse and you don’t have such huge finances, then you can also get this pure breed on lease which means you can keep them for a while. But for that, you have to guarantee that, the steed will be fine when giving back and if anything happens to it, you will have to pay a fortune.

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Arabian Horse Price Range

The average Arabian Horse price ranges between 7000$ to 75000$. It includes both full breed and half breed. Still, some factors can increase or decrease the price of the Arabian horse. These factors are not only associated with Arabian horses, but they are also general factors for breed selection. These factors include pedigrees, appearance, color and half or full breed.

Most Expensive Arabian Horse

The most expensive one is Marwan Al Shaqab (it is a stallion). This breed presented in Qatar. Marwan Al Shaqab bred with 10 mares to get 9 foals. All have a million $ Price.Some famous correlated stallions are:

  • Gazal Al Shaqab
  • Fadi Al Shaqab
  • Hairy Al Shaqab
  • Falah Al Shaqab

Is it Legal to Buy Arabian Horse?

People who are fond of keeping exotic animals and which is not very much appreciated by PETA even though, some of the exotic animals are living a better life than a normal person but still, some animals should remain in the wild. There are many black markets of rare animals where they are sold and bought. But you can always buy an Arabian horse, which is completely legal to buy.

Well, believe it or not, there are so many crazy lovers of this breed that people buy an Arabian horse on partnership. They even make a legal contract with complete terms, conditions, and rules. People do this as a long-term investment, some raise it together for preparing it for some grand race.

The most common contracts say that one person has to pay for the food and medical things of the horse while the other one will pay for the training and barn or for the comfort of the Arabian.

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How much does it cost to keep Arabian Horse?

Arabian horses are indeed expensive but like all other horses out there their prices go up because of a few factors. The factors that influence the price of Arabian horses are;






Upkeep Cost

As the duty does not end on spending your savings and bringing a horse home your “actual” duty as a horse enthusiast starts after that. You would have to save a fixed sum of money every month to pay for the horse feed, water, electricity, shoeing, housing, and training, etc. 

Feeding Cost

As these Arabian horses usually take part in horse racing, horse shows, parades, circuses, show jumping, and endurance riding, their feeding cost is slightly higher than the regular horses. They do eat grass, grains, fruits, and vegetables like regular horses. Besides these, they are also treated with soybeans and alfalfa meal occasionally to promote muscle tone and a strong topline. So, by adding all needed items to their feeding plan, the monthly feeding cost would go up to $150.

Water Cost

On average, the horse needs at least 6 to 12 gallons of water every day to survive. Horse’s water cost is minimal as we hardly have to pay for water but we do use electricity to get access to freshwater. The water cost would add about $5 to $10 to the horse’s total monthly upkeep cost. 

Electricity Cost

As you would be building a barn for your horse that would have an air conditioner and some lights, so, not adding electricity cost to the total monthly cost would not be fair. The monthly electricity bill can be somewhere between $100 to$150.

Shoeing Cost

The show-performing horse keepers know the importance of shoeing in keeping the horse hooves healthy. The horseshoes usually have to take in a lot of abuse so you would have to spend a noticeable amount of money on the horse’s shoes every other month. The average horseshoe cost around $50 to $150 whereas the hot selling brands are offering their innovative boots around $80 to $450.

Housing Cost

Right after bringing the horse home, you would be required to build a little heaven for your fella. Building a home from scratch is usually expensive; it can cost you somewhere around $2000 to $4000.

Vet Bills

Because these horses perform to their fullest, they receive injuries more than the regular horses so their veterinary cost would also be higher. Consider keeping aside at least $200 to $800 monthly for veteran calls. 

Training Cost 

The Arabian horses need to be trained to take part in circuses, parades, show jumping, horse racing, and endurance riding, etc.

The well-trained horses perform better and win more prizes than their competitors. So if you are bringing an Arabian horse home solely to earn money from it, you must know that you have to invest a good amount of money in the horse’s training. On average, the well-reputed training institutions charge around $3000 to $4000 monthly whereas the average institute demands about $1500 to $2000.


What is the cost of an Arabian Horse?

Horse prices no matter the breed always depend on location, availability, bloodlines, health, confirmation, sometimes color, age, and training and if they’ve been shown and have any ribbons or titles.

There are several different types of Arabs. Some are gaited, some aren’t. They can be anywhere from $100 bucks which are rare to syndicated for millions.

In the US the price for a nothing special purebred Arab runs around $2500 and up with no training. Where a gaited Arab usually starts anywhere from $5000-$15,000 on up. If trained dressage or jumper, around $15,000-$90,000 with $30,000 being about average.

Some breeds will run for more from the time they are born, warmbloods, Andalusians, even Andalusian crosses will start at about $6,000.

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Are Arabian Horses Expensive?

Yes: Arabian horses are one of the expensive breeds. An Arabian horse can cost you upto 1 million dollars.

Final Words

This article will help you if you are struggling to find the actual price for the Arabian horse. Navigate sources given in the article and get ideas from faqs. There is no fixed price for the Arabian horse but an idea you can generate from this article.

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Hi, I am Waqar and active in the horse world since 2012. I have MSc (Hons) in Agriculture from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad. I love to solve equine health care issues and note down in the form of research papers. I have written hundreds of equine health care, accessories, names, and history-related blogs. My equine related work is watering a lot of horse-related magazines and blogs.

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