Sportaloosa pony studbooks work exactly the same as Sportaloosa studbooks but cater for ponies up to 14hh, including miniature horses. The pony studbooks cater for Palouse and other spotted ponies and include what was the Palouse Pony Association of New Zealand.
Spotted blood - the Sportaloosa Pony's spotted blood can come from any horse eligible for Sportaloosa horse studbooks plus registered Palouse Ponies and miniature Appaloosas.
Eligible non-spotted blood - Eligible non-spotted blood for Sportaloosa ponies includes individuals from all pony breeds that are no higher than 14hh.
Ineligible colours - crosses to grey, classic roan, paint or pinto ponies are not eligible regardless of breed.
Maximum height - 14.0hh at 5 years of age.
Sportaloosa pony studbooks
Sportaloosa Ponies eligible for Pony 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 blood.
|Generation 1||Generation 2||Generation 3||Generation 4|
Pony Studbook One is open to mare, 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 Pony 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 Pony must exhibit a visible coat pattern.
The Solid Studbook caters for solid coloured (non-patterned) Sportaloosa Ponies 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 Pony Studbooks One or Two.
The Sportaloosa Open Pony 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. Any pony entered in to the Open Pony Registry must be bred to a Sportaloosa or Sportaloosa Pony in Studbook One or Two in order that the foal can be registered in Sportaloosa Pony Studbook Two.