Here is our 2015 Calendar
If you renew your NASPR Membership for 2015 or join the Registry as a new member, one copy of the Calendar will come free (while supplies last) along with your Membership Card.
Additional copies can be ordered here for the price of shipping and handling.
The 2015 Calendar is showcasing the sportponies of our supportive members.
Want a chance to have your sportpony featured?
Please send in your photos for the 2016 Calendar any time before the end of the season.
New High Score Breed Awards to be Awarded at the US Dressage Finals
Competitors at the 2014 US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan will now have the opportunity to walk away with a High Score Breed Award!
The NorthAmerican Sportpony Registry, as a participating breed organization, will award two high score awards for adult amateur riders, one for the national levels (Training through Fourth levels combined) and one for the FEI levels (Prix St. Georges through Grand Prix levels combined).
There will also be two high score awards offered for open riders, one for the national levels (Training through Fourth levels combined) and one for the FEI levels (Prix St. Georges through Grand Prix levels combined). Results from freestyle and non‐championship classes will not be included.
For more information, and to see a list of breed organizations currently participating, visit the US Dressage Finals website.
General pre-inspection information:
If you want to know if your pony is eligible for registration and inspection
or what papers to submit to get the process started, which fees are involved, etc.
you will find everything under ‘Forms & Publications‘, including detailed
instructions and a check list. It also contains detailed description of the actual
inspection process which helps you to present your pony in the best possible way.
Please submit all necessary registration and inspection reservation forms etc. to the
NASPR office. We will talk you through the process and will answer any questions
you may have relating to eligibility, registration, inspection, etc.
The site host, in addition to creating a wonderful atmosphere at her/his farm,
will provide information on the site, the availability of stalls for
temporary accommodation, and she/he will also have the Order of Go with the Time Schedule
available about one week ahead of the actual inspection date.
If you need answers to your questions about the
The 2014 Inspection Tour is on its way!
We have waived the expedite fee for late submission (60-day requirement) of your pony’s registration papers.
However, we need at least one week prior to an inspection to prepare the necessary documentation and fit you in the schedule.
Please contact the Office to secure your space and register your sportpony!
The dates and host details for the inspections are listed on this website under 2014 Inspections.
This year we will also have inspections in Michigan and Oregon.
RHOSON PASIANT 1991-2014
It is with deep sadness that the Registry has to announce that Morton Stables’ very good friend, the stallion Rhoson Pasiant was put to rest this month of June following complications of a colic.
Pasiant has left a dynasty of sportponies for owners all over North America, and he scored an incredible 9.1 at the NASPR inspection making him a First Premium Premier breeding stallion.
Owners of First Premium NASPR mares interested in breeding to one of our fine
licensed and approved Sportpony Stallions
may want to check the Stallion Roster for temporary
special offers/discounts from stallion owners.
Please contact the stallion owners directly.
Questions and Answers, or:
NASPR News from Down Under
NASPR registered and approved stallion Apex Majestic
went to the IMHA Nationals in Australia where he won
Champion of Champions and Veteran Supreme!
The NASPR awards High Point Ribbons
to the highest scoring NASPR members with their NASPR registered sportponies
June 13-15, 2014
Windrush Farm, Metamora, Michigan
Congratulations to Alison & Ray Morton
for winning our High Point Ribbon,
driving Morton’s Royal Doulton and Morton’s Bentley!!!
An Announcement For Our Canadian Pleasure Drivers
Date: July 12 and 13, 2014
TO OUR CANADIAN MEMBERS & SUPPORTERS
Now is the time to register your sportponies
and then for the registration completion
get a space reserved in the 2014 Inspection in Ontario.
The new 2014 Calendar
Each 2014 NASPR member will get a free copy along with her/his 2014 membership card (while supplies last).
Additional copies can be ordered for the price of shipping and handling.
Please order with this 2014 NASPR Calendar Order Form
Have a look into the 2014 Calendar
The 2014 Calendar is showcasing the sportponies of some of our supportive members.
Want a chance to have your sportpony featured?
Please send in your photos for the 2015 Calendar any time before the end of the October 2014.
Rosedale Top Cat – the First Foundation Sire of the NASPR in Canada
Sporthorse and sportpony breeding in Europe bestows great importance upon the heritability of the characteristics of stallions to future generations. Some of the stallions have shown themselves to be extremely pre-potent and have become very famous. They are recognized and honored as the foundation sires of a breed.
The NorthAmerican Sportpony Registry continues with this practice to honor today a sportpony stallion that has proven himself to be a true foundation sire.
Congratulations, Darlene Morton and family, for this exceptional stallion! The NorthAmerican Sportpony Registry is very proud to honor him as its First Foundation Sire in Canada and is looking forward to many more of his offspring in the coming years.
Makuba – the First Foundation Sire of the NASPR in the United States
Makuba (Maior Domus/Gigi) has truly earned the award as being the first Foundation Sire of the NorthAmerican Sportpony Registry! Klaus Biesenthal of Bell Oaks Farm, Freeport – IL, is his proud owner and breeder. He imported the young stallion from Germany in 1990.
So far the impressive Sportpony Stallion has produced well over 100 first premium foals. His offspring is highly sought after. Conformation, appearance, and temperament combined with great motivation: ‘Yes, this is a Makuba’!
Many of his offspring perform as successfully as their Sire. Some of them excel in particular in the dressage and driving disciplines. Take Makuba’s son Markus (a NASPR licensed Sportpony stallion) who qualified for the FEI Driving Pony Championships that are taking place on the last October weekend in France. Good luck!
Fotos: Marion Henning, Kathryn Barry
AWR Team NorthAmerica
competing in the
World Championship for Young Breeders
(Please find details under the YOUNG BREEDERS section.)
All-Breeds Awards Declaration Deadline
The deadline to declare a horse for the 2014 Adequan®/All-Breeds Awards Program is almost here. If you wish to declare your horse for the program, USDF must receive a copy of the horse’s breed/performance registry papers, and the All-Breeds Awards Declaration Form, by August 1, 2014.
The NASPR gives High Point Ribbons and sponsors IBC Classes at recognized shows.
Please find a list of these shows under the Programs section. Shows will be added continuously.
Sportpony StarSearch Challenge Cup 2014
All qualifier shows along with the rules for the Royal Star Search Finals can be found here under the ‘The StarSearch Site’ section. The first place pony in each of the six in hand classes is eligible to enter to qualify for the Sportpony StarSearch Challenge Cup to be held at the Royal Winter Fair in November 2014. Both under saddle classes also qualify for each respective class. Ponies must measure 14.2 hands or under. Passport and registration are not necessary to participate, nor need the pony be a registered sportpony. For details please go to The StarSearch Site of this website.
The NASPR participates in the USDF All-Breeds Awards Program 2014
In 2013, the Registry will again recognize the Champion and the Reserve Champion of the various levels of the Open Division from Training through Grand Prix. In addition, up to five placings will be recognized in all optional categories. To be eligible for participation in the USDF All-Breeds Awards Program, ponies must be registered with the NASPR, shown as NASPR ponies, and their owners must be current NASPR members in good standing. Please refer to the USDF website for the rules and the details on the Open Division and the Optional Categories.
Important note: Please make sure that your sportpony is NASPR registered and entered in the USDF All-Breeds Awards program 2014 as a NASPR sportpony and shown as such. And please check if your NASPR membership is current. Because only then will you and your sportpony be eligible for the awards!
Dressage at Devon, 2014
To be eligible for participation in the Dressage at Devon NASPR class, ponies must be registered with the NASPR, shown as NASPR ponies, and their owners must be current NASPR members in good standing. Please check the Individual Breed Classes section of Dressage At Devon for more details as they become available.
To Our Proud Foal Owners
We have the Breeders’ Directory with a Nursery section on this web site. You are welcome to show your foals there once they have been registered. Please check the technical submission requirements.
ATTENTION STALLION OWNERS
The renewal deadline for the stallion breeding permit renewals 2014 is December 31, 2013! Permits renewed after January 31st , 2014, will be subject to an additional $75 fee. Permit renewal applications are available for download under “Forms & Publications” .
Not yet renewed your membership for 2014? As of April 1st , 2014, your membership will cost $70.00. Click on “Forms & Publications” above and download a membership form today!