This page provides information about the Stallion Approval process.
Purebred Shagya-Arabian (Book I), Shagya-Arabian Book II, Appendix Shagya-Arabian and Purebred Arabian stallions are eligible for approval for Shagya-Arabian breeding with NASS.
If you are interested in presenting a stallion to NASS for breeding approval, please contact the NASS Breeding Committee Chairperson.
The NASS Breeding Guidelines and other resources posted below include detailed information about the approval process and registry requirements.
NASS welcomes stallions that have been approved with a fellow ISG Member Registry to join NASS' Active Stallion List.
Please see the NASS Breeding Guidelines for more information or contact the NASS Breeding Committee Chairperson with any questions.
Beginning with the calendar year 2021, all purebred Shagya-Arabians, Shagya Arabians (Book II), Appendix Shagya-Arabians and Arabians presented for inspection for breeding approval must be tested for SCID and CA, unless both parents are already recorded with the registry as being "clear”.
NASS Publications which address the stallion approval process and performance testing requirements are posted below.
Questions? Contact the NASS Breeding Committee Chairperson:
Breeding Committee Chairperson: Adele Furby
NASS Breeding Committee Members:
Adele Furby, Dr. Keiko Foss, Hallie Goetz, Dr. Susan Keil, Elaine Kerrigan, Kathy Richkind
Please visit the Inspection & Evaluation page for information about NASS inspections for breeding approval.
A database for friends and breeders of Shagya- Arabians. With over 100,000 pedigrees of Shagya-Arabians worldwide, it can be accessed by everyone. Not only are pedigrees of Shagya-Arabians included but so are the pedigrees of thousands of Purebred Arabians and of many other breeds. Shagya-Arabian Database International
Directions for using the database are posted below.
The Internationale Shagya-Araber Gesellschaft (ISG) is the umbrella organization established by WAHO to officially coordinateits participating member registries' efforts to preserve, maintain and promote the Shagya-Arabian breed:
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