Sportaloosa International is the registry for spotted horses that's putting the spots back in to sport and the fun back in to belonging! Here's why you should join.
- Be part of the special spotted horse community worldwide
Spotted horses are very different. Those who own appaloosa spotted horses know they have different reactions to other horses. Their calm, quiet nature lets them be less inclined to shy away and flee as all horses are programmed to do under threat. Spotted horses are more inclined to face up to frightening situations than other horses and this extra level of calmness gives them an edge when it comes to training. They're extra friendly, adore being involved with people and Sportaloosas - athletic spotted sporthorses of all types - have plenty of talent.
- Enjoy contact with like-minded spotted horse owners
Sportaloosa International is for keen owners of spotted horses who are friendly, honest, genuine people who want to be part of a supportive community encouraging them to achieve their goals. They know life's too short to spend it squabbling over petty politics and they don't have time for it.... they're too busy with their spotted horses and encouraging others to do the same.
- Indulge your competitive streak... even if you're only competing against yourself
No matter what you do with your registered Sportaloosa, be the best that you can be. Our Ride A Sportaloosa competition keeps you in the saddle and encourages you to promote your Sportaloosa in open company. You complete the riders' calendar, get plenty of bonus points for being out in open company (showing or promoting) and you get the tshirt! What's more, you get the support of the Sportaloosa community to keep you on track.
- Satisfy your thirst for knowledge
What makes the spots? What makes the spotted horse so different from others? How do you keep the colour? We work closely with the world's leading experts on appaloosa coat patterning and associated traits to bring owners, riders and breeders the information they need to know about these special horses. No science degrees required, we provide practical information you can use, with sincere thanks to the Appaloosa Project.
- Secure the future
Join Sportaloosa International to be part of the revival of the spotted horse as a riding and competition mount. Whether you're out there doing it, taking photos or video to help with promotion, researching your next breeding match to ensure a quality spotted outcome or simply loving spotted horses, be part of a friendly, fun, knowledgeable and encouraging group who are focussed on keeping the spots for generations to come.