Sportaloosa International is a registry for Appaloosa, Knabstrupper and appaloosa spotted sport horses that are sound, sane, spotted and smooth to ride!
Spotted blood - the Sportaloosa's spotted blood can come from either the registered Appaloosa or the Knabstrupper, or a combination of both.
Eligible non-spotted blood - Sportaloosas can be crossed with registered Warmblood, Thoroughbred, Arabian, Andalusian, Lusitano, Friesian, Stock Horse and Quarter Horses of appropriate sport horse type and temperament.
Ineligible non-spotted blood - crosses to horses of any breed not included in the definition of eligible non-spotted blood above are not eligible.
Ineligible colours - crosses to grey, classic roan, paint or pinto horses are not eligible regardless of breed.
Minimum height - 14.0hh at 5 years of age for the Sportaloosa horse studbooks. Sportaloosa ponies and miniature horses qualify for the Sportaloosa pony registry.
Sportaloosas eligible for Studbook One have 75% or more provable (documented) spotted blood in the first 4 generations of their pedigree. That is, no more than 2 horses in the fourth generation (shown below) is of eligible non-spotted (Sportaloosa, Appaloosa or Knabstrupper) blood.
|Generation 1||Generation 2||Generation 3||Generation 4|
Studbook One is open to mares, stallions and geldings. In this studbook, solid coloured (non-patterned) horses have equal status with patterned horses but must be DNA tested for parentage verification.
Sportaloosas eligible for Studbook Two have anything less than 75% provable (documented) spotted blood in the first 4 generations of their pedigree. To be eligible for Studbook Two, a Sportaloosa must exhibit a visible coat pattern.
The Solid Studbook caters for solid coloured (non-patterned) Sportaloosas that would be eligible for Studbook Two, if they displayed a coat pattern and/or characteristics. These horses must be bred to a Sportaloosa with a recognisable spotted pattern in order for progeny to be eligible for Studbooks One or Two.
The Sportaloosa Open Registry is for mares and geldings with recognisable spotted patterns but unprovable/undocumented bloodlines. Stallions are only accepted in to this registry if they exhibit outstanding performance and type, for example attain Grade A showjumper or Grand Prix dressage level. Any horse entered in to the Open Registry must be bred to a Sportaloosa in Studbook One or Two in order that the foal can be registered in Sportaloosa Studbook Two.