Everything you need to know about breeding a Sportaloosa

Here's what you need to know about how to breed a top quality Sportaloosa you can register with Sportaloosa International.

It all begins with the best quality eligible mare and stallion you can find, to tip the odds of a spectacular foal with a super nature in your favour.

Choosing a stallion

If you have a registered Sportaloosa mare, you can choose any registered and classified Sportaloosa stallion to cross her with. You'll find the full list of classified Sportaloosa stallions here and you can research their pedigree using our online studbook.

Progeny of registered Sportaloosa stallions (or from registered Sportaloosa mares) are eligible for free entry in the $1,000 Sportaloosa video futurity.

If your mare is solid coloured, she must be bred to a coloured Sportaloosa stallion in order for the foal to be eligible for Sportaloosa registration.

If your mare has appaloosa characteristics and a coat pattern, you can consider any classified Sportaloosa stallion to cross her with. Additionally, if she is registered in either Studbook One or Two, you can consider a stallion of eligible non-spotted blood, provided it is of suitable sporthorse type and temperament. Stallions of non-spotted blood cannot contribute to your foal's chances of inheriting an appaloosa coat pattern and characteristics, so we recommend considering a stallion of non-spotted blood only for mares that are homozygous for the appaloosa gene.

Mares entered in the open registry must be bred to a classified Sportaloosa stallion.

Please don't hesitate to contact us to check the eligibility of any cross; we are always happy to help.

Once your mare has been bred, ensure the stallion owner provides you with a copy of her service certificate and keep it in a safe place. You'll need to send that to Sportaloosa International when you apply to register your foal.

Choosing a mare

If you have a registered and classified Sportaloosa stallion, you can use any registered Sportaloosa mare.

If your stallion is solid coloured, he must be bred to a coloured Sportaloosa mare in order for the foal to be eligible for Sportaloosa registration.

If your stallion has appaloosa characteristics and a coat pattern, you can consider any classified Sportaloosa mare to cross him with. Additionally, if he is registered in either Studbook One or Two, you can consider a mare of eligible non-spotted blood, provided it is of suitable sporthorse type and temperament. Mares of non-spotted blood cannot contribute to your foal's chances of inheriting an appaloosa coat pattern and characteristics, so we recommend considering a mare of non-spotted blood only if your stallion is homozygous for the appaloosa gene.

Stallions entered in the open registry must be bred to a Sportaloosa mare registered in either Studbook One or Two.

Keeping the colour

Read our simple but comprehensive guide to tipping the odds of appaloosa colour in your favour > go

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New Zealand stallions

Futurity champions

2015 - joint champion Palousa San Vincente


El Colorado x Palousa Caprice - owned by Elsa Strandberg, UK

2015 - joint champion Mac's Mighty Flash


Lori's Flashpoint Af Lyn x Cayuse Sign Of A Storm - bred by Mac's Appaloosa Stud, Australia

2014 - Mighty McShiney


Shiney and Nu (QH, USA) x Appydales Lily Infewsion - bred by Australian Coloured Performance Horses

2013 - Florabelle


Lori's Flashpoint Af Lyn x Northwood Glamour - bred by Mansfield Park Ponies

2012 - Buckledown Hollywood


Kerrinna Sweetin My T x Twisted In Hollywood - bred by Buckledown Stud

2011 - CA Hail Confewsious


Cayuse Confewsion x Aquatena - bred by Cinco Park Appaloosas

2010 - CA Entourage


Something Jazzy x First Audition - bred by Cinco Park Appaloosas

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