Sired by 1992 Horse of the Year Artsplace and bred by Brittany Farms of Versailles, Kentucky and Brian P. Monieson of Northbrook, Illinois, pacer Arterra was foaled on April 26, 1997. As a racehorse, Arterra competed as a two-year-old, with her major career victory coming in the 1999 Countess Adios, driven by Hall of Famer John Campbell. Arterra's lifetime record was 17-2-2-5 with earnings of $161,976. She was trained by Hall of Famer Robert McIntosh.
The progeny that qualified Arterra for the Hall of Fame are 2009 Breeders Crown, Messenger Stakes, Confederation Cup, Art Rooney, Tattersalls Pace and Cleveland Classic winner, world champion If I Can Dream p,3,1:49.4f ($1,990,276), Western Terror p,3,1:48.3 ($1,164,174), winner of the 2004 Breeders Crown, Windy City Pace, Cane Pace (dead heat) and Tattersalls Pace - both sired by Hall of Fame Immortal Western Hanover - and Cinderella Guyp,6,1:49.1f ($667,395) sired by Real Desire.Western Terror is the sire of winners of more than $26 million including 2010 Fan Hanover and Jugette winner Western Silk p,3,1:50.1s ($1,599,153), Ontario Sires Stakes star Shacked Up p,3,1:49.4s ($1,361,543), 2009 Breeders Crown winner Yellow Diamond p,3,1:49.4f ($1,335,881) and Up The Credit p,3,1:49s ($1,179,667), winner of the 2011 North America Cup.
To date, Arterra has produced two fillies and eight colts,with seven racing and earnings of $3,992,089. She is currently performing her broodmare duties in Pennsylvania, and foaled a colt in 2011 by fellow 2012 Living Horse Hall of Fame inductee Rocknroll Hanover. Arterra is owned by Jeffrey Brooks of VAE Stallions Management.