Additional Email Account
Though our regular email account is working again, but we have decided to keep the gmail-account in addition.
So you have the choice to reach us via
the contact page
Since Covid-19, we have adjusted our traditional inspection procedures by also accepting videographed inspections which you can submit to us on CDs/DVDs, USB, and YouTube.
Details will be provided at the time of registration of your sportponies.
USEF Life Recording for 2023 Foals
Mandatory SafeSport Training
As of January 1, 2019, SafeSport Training is mandatory for all USEF Competing Members 18 years of age and older to participate in USEF-licensed competitions.
Click here for FAQ.
USHJA Microchip Rule in Full Effect as of Dec 1, 2018
Please be aware that as of the above date, ALL sportponies competing in classes which require USHJA registration will be ineligible to compete in Federation licensed competitions – unless the owner can provide a microchip number for the sportpony that verifies the animal’s identity.
To make sure, check your USEF account as to whether your sportpony has a microchip number registered.
NASPR will gladly provide microchips for all their previously registered sportponies. Owners with current membership can request a microchip using this form.
We Announce the Passing of Makuba
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of the legendary stallion Makuba at the ripe old age of 28 years.
Our condolences go to breeder and owner Klaus Biesenthal who brought Makuba to the United States from his parents’ farm in Germany. The two have been inseparable ever since.
In addition to having sired hundreds of spectacular foals, Makuba himself excelled in the two Olympic disciplines of Dressage and Driving. Within 3 years he advanced successfully in Dressage from Training to Intermediate I levels under two young riders. His driving skills led him to the US Driving Championships.
Among his offspring are such successful sons as Markus who became US Single Driving Champion and participated as a US Team member in the Driving World Championships in France .
Makuba’s son Magnum has taken his place both in the Dressage arena and in the breeding shed, with several promising youngsters on the ground already.
We feel privileged of having had Makuba as our First Foundation Sire and are looking forward to following his young son Magnum on his way to success both in the breeding shed and in the show ring.
We want to alert you to the fact that more often than not the new owner of a sportpony does NOT transfer ownership into his/her name. Months or even years later, when these owners want to compete with their ponies they find out that the only way they can enter a show with their pony if the registration papers are issued in their name.
To remedy this situation, we recommend that the seller of the pony INSTEAD of the buyer submit the ORIGINAL Certificate of Registration to the NASPR office. By doing this, all parties concerned will avoid major chaos later on.
For further information please contact us. We are eager to help.
Who is the Rightful Breeder of a Horse/Pony?
The WBFSH has recommended the following definition:
“Unless there was a contractual agreement at the time of sale of a pregnant mare, whereby the rightful breeder of the foal in utero sold with the mare is clearly defined, the rightful breeder of a foal is the entity that owned and/or had full rights to the mare (…) and registered the foal upon its birth with a studbook to obtain registration papers.”
Vaccination Rule Clarification
Microchips for the Sportponies of NASPR Members
According to the new rulings, USEF/FEI and some of their affiliates now require across the board microchipping, i.e. for passports, registration cards, competitions, etc.
The NorthAmerican Sportpony Registry therefore offers its members the opportunity to obtain a microchip for their foals and all their registered ponies!
A microchip also identifies your pony in case it gets lost or stolen.
Our at-cost price includes the microchip and lifetime enrollment in the Equine Protection Registry EPR.
It is as easy as this: NASPR will mail you the ordered microchip/s, enroll your pony in the EPR, and forward the microchip ID to USEF. The microchip ID will also appear on the Certificate of Registration for all newly registered sportponies. YOUR task is to have your veterinarian implant the microchip and return the filled in Microchip Implantation Certificate to our Office which gets the actual enrollment process started.
Here is the Microchip Order Form