This page provides information about the registry.
The Shagya Registry of North America (SHARONA) is the NASS registry for Purebred Shagya-Arabians, Shagya-Arabian (Book II), Appendix Shagya-Arabians and Partbred Shagya horses.
SHARONA is affiliated with the International Shagya-Arabian Society (ISG) and has been recognized as such by the ISG as an official Member Registry since 1986.
SHARONA has the following four classifications of horses for Registration purposes:
Purebred Shagya-Arabians and Shagya-Arabians appearing in any studbook accepted by the ISG are recognized as eligible for registration in SHARONA . Also, those horses which conform to the definition of Purebred Shagya-Arabian and Shagya-Arabian as defined by the NASS Breeding Committee and NASS Breed Standard are eligible if approved by the Breeding Committee.
A horse whose parents have been approved for Purebred Shagya-Arabian breeding by NASS and whose pedigree contains no more than of 9 out of 16 Purebred Arabians in the 4th generation is eligible for registration as a Purebred Shagya-Arabian (Book I), providing the registry application rules are followed by the owner of the horse.
A horse whose parents approved for Purebred Shagya-Arabian breeding Book II by NASS and whose pedigree contains no more than of 9 out of 16 Purebred Arabians in the 4th generation is eligible for registration as a Shagya-Arabian (Book II), providing the registry application rules are followed by the owner of the horse. .
Appendix Shagya-Arabians (formerly Part Shagya-Arabians) appearing in any studbook accepted by the ISG are recognized as eligible for registration in SHARONA.
Offspring of one NASS registered Shagya-Arabian and one Purebred Arabian shall be registered as Appendix Shagya-Arabians. Also, a horse with one registered purebred Shagya-Arabian parent or one Appendix-Shagya-Arabian parent and whose other parent's pedigree is composed entirely of Purebred Arabian or a mixture of Purebred Arabian and Shagya-Arabian shall be registered as an Appendix Shagya-Arabian.
When applying for registration of an Appendix Shagya-Arabian, the applicant is required to submit all registration papers from the breed registry in which the Arabian parent is registered.
A Part-bred horse with one NASS registered Purebred Shagya-Arabian (Book I) Shagya-Arabian( Book II), Appendix Shagya-Arabian, or Part-Shagya parent and whose other parent's pedigree is composed of any other breed or breeds, or a horse with at least one Shagya-Arabian ancestor in their fourth generation, may be registered as a Part Shagya with NASS.
If you are looking to register a horse, transfer ownership or replace a lost certificate, please visit the Registration & Transfer Page.
More detailed information can be found in The NASS Breeding Guidelines.
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.
Directions for using the database are posted below.
The Internationale Shagya-Araber Gesellschaft (ISG)
is the umbrella organization
established by WAHO to officially coordinate
its participating member registries'
efforts to preserve, maintain and promote
the Shagya-Arabian breed:
The NASS Newsletter Archives include numerous newsletters dating back to 1989.
Take a moment to browse the archive for historical registry and breed information, including inspection tour results: