Recent NASPR News


JULY 20 – 22, 2018, at Lamplight Equestrian Center, Wayne, IL

We look forward to meeting all our sportponies competing for our awards!

2017 NASPR Award Winners

Congratulations to the Winners of the NASPR Awards!

(The reason why you may not find your sportpony in these rankings may either be that you did not submit any scores at all or not in sufficient number.
Have another try in 2018!)




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USEA FEH Yearling West Coast Champion 2017

The 2017 USEA Future Event Horse West Coast Championships are underway.

The Overall Yearling Champion is Megan Bittle’s NorthAmerican Sportpony stallion
BlueDreamin CMeFly (BlueDreaminCatadude x BlueDreamin Gemini)

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.” 

National Dressage Pony Cup 2017


Several of our NASPR sportponies will be there to compete for the awards. Good luck and have lots of fun!!!

Vaccination Rule Clarification



There seems to be some confusion about the documentation of Flu/Rhino
vaccinations. Rule Art 6.3 says that equines entering an event venue must have had Flu/Rhino vaccinations within 6 months prior to entering that venue. This is usually done twice a year. My ponies are vaccinated in January and June because it’s easier for me to remember. (Here in Florida, I also vaccinate for Eastern/ Western/West Nile and Rabies, although not on the same day. Those vaccinations don’t have to be documented.)

Documentation can be either a receipt/letter on the Vet’s letterhead stating the name, serial number and expiration date of the vaccine, a passport (National or FEI) which is filled in with the same information and is signed and stamped by the Vet or, in the case of a vaccination given by the Person Responsible (usually the owner) a signed receipt showing purchase of the vaccine.

In the case of the PR giving the shot, the PR must have a receipt from the Vet or Clinic from whom they purchased the vaccine which cites the name of the Clinic or Vet, the name, serial number and expiration of the vaccine. Usually this winds up being the cash/credit card/check receipt.

What Organizers ask for is proof that the animal actually received the shot. In the case of the Vet/Clinic’s letter, that is pretty conclusive evidence that the vaccination was given. Same with a passport as the Vet has to sign both of those documents.

The Organizer has to take the PR’s word for it that the shot was given as the only documentation is a receipt. There isn’t a Vet signature and stamp. I do suppose that provides a chance that the receipt was faked and the shot wasn’t actually given. Why (or how) anyone would do this is a mystery as the vaccinations are for the good of the animal and the peace of mind of the Owner and other competitors.

There is a third situation which happens when an animal has had a bad reaction to the vaccine. In that case, the PR has to have a Vet’s letter stating that the animal cannot be given the vaccination. Then the PR must be able, if asked, to furnish a log of the animal’s temperature taken twice daily for a week before the competition. Temps also must be taken twice daily while on the show grounds and a log of those shown to the Organizer, TD or Steward when asked for.

The Organizer merely wants proof that the vaccination was given. Any of the above methods of proof are acceptable.


NASPR Stallion Magnum at the 2016 NDPC

Kathryn Barry and Magnum Turned Heads at the National Dressage Pony Cup  Magnum awards for FB

All weekend, people stopped to stare every time Klaus Biesenthal’s stunning grey North American Sport Pony stallion Magnum entered the ring, and rider Kathryn Barry of Freeport, Ill. couldn’t have been prouder as they easily claimed the Training Level Open Championship and the NASPR breed award with a dominating average score of 72.623%. “This is my first National Dressage Pony Cup and I can’t wait to come back, hopefully with more ponies!” said Barry. “With the date moving to July this year it actually worked out great for me, and it was a long way but I’m so happy we decided to make the trip. I couldn’t be more thrilled with Magnum – he’s my best friend, and we do everything together. He’s only been to small local shows, so this is the biggest environment he’s ever been in and he’s handled everything wonderfully – I’m just over the oon!”

Finishing with Reserve honors was Jessie Hayes of Pittstown, N.J. aboard Lauren Chumley’s five-year-old Fjord mare FMF Liesl (67.509%), which also earned them the Neil Sorum Memorial Award for the highest single score earned by a Fjord.

Barry and Magnum also did well in the First Level Open division but had to settle for second behind another young superstar in Melissa Dowling’s German Riding Pony gelding Nikolas, ridden by Pony Cup veteran Lauren Chumley of Pittstown, N.J. The elegant pair swept both First Level Tests 2 and 3 to win the championship with an overall average of 70.625%. Caitlyn Massey of Arlington, Tenn. and Zassafrass scored a come-from-behind victory in the hard-fought First Level Junior/Young Rider division over Kalie Beckers and Madoc Mari – a win which also earned Zassafrass the coveted Pugsley Award for highest-scoring grade pony (68.759%).

To find out more information about the National Dressage Pony Cup programs and see a complete list of division and breed champions from this year’s competition, visit the NDPC website at and visit their Facebook page. To view National Dressage Pony Cup championship show information including class results, visit

By: Yellow Horse Marketing

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                               

National Dressage Pony Cup Annual Show


The NASPR is one of the major sponsors of

NDPC quer

National Dressage Pony Cup Annual Show
(Dressage and Breeding)
July 8-10 2016
The Kentucky Horse Park     Lexington, KY
4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, Kentucky 40511



Classes will include:
Introductory Level-Grand Prix
FEI Pony Test, Musical Freestyles
AA, Open, JR/YR

Open date for entries: 5/18/2016
Closing date for entries: 6/18/2016


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