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 NASPR News from Down Under


Apex Majestic AUS

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

at the



Metamora Combined Driving Event

June 13-15, 2014

Windrush Farm, Metamora, Michigan

Live Oak 2014

 Please come, compete and celebrate the 30th year of this Event in beautiful Metamora!!!!!



  An Announcement For Our Canadian Pleasure Drivers

Date:  July 12 and 13, 2014

                         Just a short note with a Flyer attached detailing the new 2 day show
                                                     Prize lists will go out May 1st
                                  Please let Mary (Baillie) know if you want more than one !  
                                   We are getting excited…Come On Spring!!!

Please renew your membership NOW and save.
As of April 1st, membership fees will increase.



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

NASPR Calendar 2014

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

Top CatSporthorse 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.

The stallion Rosedale Top Cat has given his wonderful temperament, his conformation and readiness to perform to all of his offspring. ROSEDALE TOP CAT

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’!

Makuba driving

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


The 2014 Inspection Tour is starting soon!


Please plan your 2014 inspection now

Contact the Office to secure your date and register your sportpony!


Remember: There is the 60-day rule, i.e. expedite fees will incur if registration papers are submitted less than 60 days before an inspection date. So please make sure your papers reach us in time!


AWR Team NorthAmerica

Team AWR NorthAmerica

went to

Sweden 2013

competing in the

World Championship for Young Breeders

WBFSH official logo

YB Logo Final version


(Please find details under the YOUNG BREEDERS section.)

 USDF Reminder

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

Dressage at Devon In 2014, the NASPR will again be the sponsor of a NorthAmerican Sportpony Class.
The date for the IBC class is Thursday, September 25, 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.


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” .

Important Reminders

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!