This page provides information about inspections, branding and evaluations.
The consistent quality of the Shagya-Arabian breed has been maintained by a rigorous commitment to breed standards, including the requirement that all potential breeding horses be inspected and approved according to the international Shagya-Arabian breed standards established by the ISG in order to produce registered Purebred Shagya-Arabian offspring.
In addition, the NASS Breeding Committee encourages owners of both mares and stallions who are already approved for breeding to get their horses tested for SCID and CA and supply the results to the NASS Registrar.
Evaluations are the assessment of horses for purposes other than Breeding Approval.
Evaluations offer owners the opportunity to have horses assessed by the commission for educational reasons only and the results are not applicable for breeding approval.
Shagya-Arabians & Part Shagyas
Arabians & Other Breeds
All participating Shagya-Arabians, Appendix Shagya-Arabians and Part Shagyas must be registered with SHARONA.
Beginning with the inspection year 2021, all mares and stallions approved for Shagya-Arabian breeding must have their SCID and CA test results on record with the NASS registrar. If the horse’s parents are already on record with the registrar as being clear, SCID and CA tests will not be necessary and the horse will be recorded as clear.
Horses registered with SHARONA as Purebred Shagya-Arabians (Book I) and Shagya-Arabians (Book II) are eligible to be branded with the internationally patented Shagya-Arabian breed brand. The design is a sunburst with a stylized “Sh” inside.
The owner of record must submit a completed Branding Application (posted below) and pay the appropriate fee (see fee schedule).
Please review the NASS Breeding Guidelines and other documents posted below for more information about inspections, evaluations and branding.
Contact the NASS Breeding Committee Chairperson for more information:
Breeding Committee Chairperson:
NASS Breeding Committee:
Adele Furby, Dr. Keiko Foss, Hallie Goetz, Dr. Susan Keil, Elaine Kerrigan, Kathy Richkind
NASS Inspection Sites are based upon demand.
Shagya-Arabians, Appendix Shagya-Arabians, Arabians, partbreds and horses of other breeds one may breed to a Shagya-Arabian are eligible to participate.
NASS accepts horses approved by fellow ISG Member Registries.
NASS is currently planning inspection sites for 2022.
Owners are encouraged to present their horses for inspection, evaluation
One may also participate as a host, volunteer, learner judge and/or to present other horses (breed demonstrations or as a breed ambassador).
If you are interested in participating, please complete and submit
an Inspection Feedback Form (see below).
Learn about genetic disorders
that may affect our horses and
the steps one can take
to selectively avoid the production
of affected foals.
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:
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
NASS Newsletter Archives