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Light (riding) Breeds

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Akhal Teke

One of the world's oldest breeds, developed in Turkmenistan, a part of the former USSR. Predominantly honey-gold in color, these lean, greyhound-like saddle horses are known for endurance, and especially the ability to withstand extremes of drought, heat and cold.
The Akhal-Teke Horse Registry, Inc., P O Box 460, Stockdale, TX, 78160, 830-214-4838, info@akhal-tekehorseregestry.com

 

Alter Real

Warmblood riding breed originating in the Alentejo province of Portugal. Known for its high knee action, fine bone, intellingence, high-strung temperament and use in equiation. Conformation characterized by a short arched neck, small head and close-coupled body.

 

Andalusian

Ancient breed from Portugal and Spain, where all exportation of breeding stock was once prohibited. Classic horse of the caballeros and Conquistadores, Andalusions have provided foundation bloodstock for many other breeds, including the Lippizanners. Also see the link below to the Pura Raza Espanola horse.
International Andalusian & Lusitano Horse Association, 101 Camoustie N #200, Birmingham, AL 35242, 205-995-8900; Fax 205-995-8966, registry@ialha.org

 

Appaloosa

A breed originated by native Americans, the Nez Perce tribe of Idaho, and typified by pink skin and small, irregular spots in leopard, blanket or snowflake patterns. Appaloosas in the United States are similar in other stock horse characteristics to the Quarter Horse. However, there are Appaloosas which successfully compete on the hunter/jumper circuits and in dressage with foundation bloodlines with little or no outcrossing to the Quarter Horse.
Pony of the Americas Club, 3828 South Emerson Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203
International Sport Horses of Color, P. O. Box 294, Newcastle, CA 95658, 916-645-6909, info@shoc.org
Foundation Appaloosa Horse Registry, P.O. Box 1134, Middlebury, IN 46540, 574-825-1475, ipkennels@yahoo.com
Appaloosa Horse Club, 2720 W Pullman Rd, Moscow ID 83843, 208-882-5578; Fax 208-882-8150, aphc@appaloosa.com
American Appaloosa Assoc., Inc. AApA, Inc, P O Box 429, Republic, MO 65738, 417-466-3633,  heidi@amappaloosa.com
International Colored Appaloosa Association, P O Box 99, Shipshewana, IN 46565,  574-238-4280,  ICAA@icaainc.com
TIGRE-The Tiger Horse Registry, 32 Jack Rabbit Lane, Santa Fe, NM 87508, 505-438-2827, TIGREHORSE@aol.com
Kentucky Appaloosa Owners Association

 

Arabian

An ancient breed indigenous to the Arabian peninsula, which served as the foundation for English Thoroughbreds. Arabians are small, light, refined, agile, good-natured, and known for their endurance. They are marked by dish faces, wide eyes and long manes and tails.
Arabian Horse Association (AHA), 10805 East Bethany DR, Aurora, CO 80014, 303-696-4500, info@arabianhorses.org
North American Shagya-Arabian Society N.A.S.S.
Pintabian Horse Registry, P O Box 360, Karlstad, MN 56732, 218-689-4439
National Pinto Arabian Registry, 942 Kathryn Lane, Royse, TX 75189
International Morab Breeders Association, 24 Bauneg Beg Road, Sanford, ME 04073, 866-667-2246, imbamorab@yahoo.com
International QuArab Horse Association,  IQHA, P O Box 263, Hopkins, MI 49328-0263, 616-793-7984,  QuarabRegistry@aol.com
Canadian Arabian Horse Registry, #113, 37 Athabascan Ave, Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 4H3 Canada 780-416-4990; Fax 780-416-4860, cahr@cahr.ca 
Spanish Arabian Horse Society,Kristin@HerderArabians.com
American Shagya Arabian Verband, Finchville, KY, 502-419-7638, ASAV@bellsouth.net
Bluegrass Arabian Horse Association
Kentucky Arabian Horse Association, 502-241-5244, tckaha42@aol.com
Kentucky Arabian Riders & Breeders Society, info@karabs.org
Society for the Arabian Horses in the Bluegrass Area, Inc., 502-468-4953, jcaldwell2995@yahoo.com

 

Belgian Warmblood

A breed developed in Belgium as an ideal riding and light driving horse for military and performance purposes, especially competitive events such as eventing, show jumping and dressage. Increasingly, the breed has been exported to the U.S. in the past twenty years.
Belgian Warmblood Breeding Association - North American District, info@belgianwarmblood.com

 

Blazer Horse

"True western horse" whose registration qualifications, among others, is that blood lines must trace back to LITTLE BLAZE number F-1.
The American Blazer Horse Association, 16114 Idaho Center Blvd, Suite 3, Nampa, ID 83687, 208-461-1055

 

Buckskin

A color breed recognized in the American West, typified by stock-horse types with hair color properly described as buckskin, dun, red dun or grulla. Black manes, tails and points (lower legs, muzzles and "dorsal stripes") are commonplace, especially in buckskins.
American Buckskin Registry Association, 1141 Hartnell Ave., Redding, CA 96002-2113, 530-223-1420 GeorgiJones@aol.com
International Sport Horses of Color, P. O. Box 294, Newcastle, CA 95658, 916-645-6909, info@shoc.org

 

Budenny Horse

The Russian Budenny Horse was officially recognized in 1949, and was bred to be the ultimate cavalry officer's horse. Today the Budenny excels as a light breed sport horse.
The North American Budenny Society, Temecula CA, 949-933-3339, info@budennyhorse.com

 

Cleveland Bay

An English breed indigenous to the county of Yorkshire, used primarily as a coach horse, but also for agriculture and as a cross for hunting mounts. Always of a bay color, these typically 16.2 hand animals are required to have clean legs and very sound hard blue feet.
The Cleveland Bay Horse Society, Regional Agricultural Centre, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom HG2 8NZ, 01423 546168; Fax 01423 541414, info@clevelandbays.co.uk
Cleveland Bay Horse Society of North America, P.O. Box 221, South Windham, CT 06266, info@clevelandbay.org

 

Corralero

Chilean Corralero Registry International, 230 East North Avenue, Antigo, WI 54409

 

Curly

Small (usually under 14:2) horses from the Bashkir region of the Ural Mountain district of the former USSR. Used for both riding and draft purposes. The sturdy American Bashkir Curlys are valued for their curly horse-hair coats, which tend to be hypo-allergenic for humans. There average height is 15 hands.
American Bashkir Curly Registry, 71 Cavalier Blvd, #124, Florence, KY 41042, 877-324-0956.; Fax 859-746-0700, abcregistry@aol.com
International Curly Horse Organization, 322 Tulie Gate Rd, Tularosa, NM 88352, 575-740-4159, office@curlyhorses.org

 

Dominant Gray

American Dominant Gray Registry, 10980 "8" Mile Road, Battle Creek, MI 49017-9560

 

Draft Cross

Not a breed in the true sense, but a registry for the offspring of various light horse breeds such as Thoroughbreds crossed on draft horses; e.g., Clydesdales, Shires or Percherons, to add bone, substance and disposition. Draft crosses are especially popular for fox chasing.
North American Draft Cross Association, 742 Rebecca Avenue, Westerville, OH 43081

 

Dutch Warmblood

Warmbloods combine the attributes of various light riding breeds to produce individuals suited for competition in sports such as dressage and jumping.
Royal Warmblood Studbook of the Netherlands, P O Box 156, 3840 AD Harderwijk, The Netherlands, +31 341 255 555; Fax +31 341 255 515, info@kwpn.nl
Royal Warmblood Studbook of the Netherlands - North America, P O Box O, Sutherlin, OR 97479, 541-459-3232; Fax 541-459-2967, office@kwpn-na.org

 

Florida Cracker

A breed developed in Florida primarily as cow ponies, the Crackers take their name from the whip "crackers" who herded and penned wily Spanish cattle. Similar in heritage and size to Paso Finos, etc., many Crackers have a running walk or a single foot rack.
Florida Cracker Horse Association, 2992 Lake Bradford Road South, Tallahassee, FL 32310

 

Gaited Horses

A "Gaited" horse is one which performs any of the four-beat natural gaits in place of or in addition to the trot. These gaits are the stepping pace, the rack, the running walk, saddle, single-foot, and the fox-trot.
American Gaited Horse Association, 1614 Canadian Ave., Plano, TX 75023, 972-527-6911; Fax  972-527-9029

 

Galiceno

A small horse (12 to 13:2 hands) said to have originated in Galicia in northwestern Spain and brought to North America by Spanish explorers. Galicenos are tough and courageous but easy to handle. While most colors are found, pintos and albinos cannot be registered.
Galiceno Horse Breeders Association, Box 219, Godley, TX 76044-0219
Galicenos of Suwannee Horse Ranch, GalicenoSuwannee@aol.com, 386-249-0197

 

Hanoverian

Best known German warmbloods, Hanoverians were developed as draft horses in the Hanover region of Germany and were influenecned by British Kings who, in the early 18th century, bred "war horse" German mares to imported Thoroughbred stallions. Originally an all-purpose breed, today's Hanoverian is an exceptional dressage and show jumping horse.
American Hanoverian Society,   4059 Iron Works Pike, Suite 1, Lexington, KY 40511, 859-255-4141; Fax 859-255-8467, AHSoffice@aol.com

 

Holsteiner (Holstein)

A heavier German breed than the Hanoverian, the Holstein has a history dating back to the 14th century when it was a weight-carrying war horse. Today, the Holsteiner is a heavily muscled saddle horse, used extensively as a carriage horse and as a heavy show jumper.
American Holsteiner Horse Association, #1, 222 East Main Street, Georgetown, KY 40324-1712

 

Horizon

American Horizon Horse Registry, P O Box 564, Belen, NM 87002-0564

 

Hungarian Horse

Kisber Felver, Gidran, Shagya or Sportlo breeds with common ancestry in Hungary
       
Kisber Felver -Highbred Sport horse of Thoroughbred type used for sport horse. Sixe           15.3-17.0 hands and solid color including palomino and buckskin.
       
Gidran -Exclusively chesnut Hungarian Anglo-Arabian known for jumping ability.
       
Shagya -Arabian type developed at the Babolna State Stud.
       
Sportlo -Hungarian Warmblood also called th Hungarian Sport Horse
Hungarian Horse Association of America, HC 71 Box 108, Anselmo, NE 68813, 308-749-2411
The Kisber Felver & Girdan Association of North America, 4256 Camino Perdido, Golden, Colorado 80403

 

Indian

A small (13 to 16 hands) and light (700 to 1000 pounds) breed, these horses trace their ancestry to horses owned and raised by Native American tribes. They appear to have descended from Spanish breeds and may be of almost any color or pattern imaginable.
American Indian Horse Registry, Rte. 3, Box 64, Lockhart, TX 78644

The American Indian Horse Registry, INC (AIHR), 9028 State Park Road, Lockhart, TX 78644-4310, 512/398-6642, aihrnanci@gmail

 

Kathiawari

A small horse believed to have originated on the Kathiawar peninsula of India.
Kathiawari Horse Society of India, Porbandar, Gujaret, 360575, India, +91-9825230366, kathiawarihorse@gmail.com

 

Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse/ Spotted Mountain Horse

Historic breed recognized by the University of Kentucky, Equine Parentage Testing and Genetic Research Center with Spotted Mountain Horse as subcatagory.
Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association, Kentucky Horse Park, 3870 Cigar Lane, Suite 210,, Lexington, KY 40511, 859-225-KMSH (5674); Fax 859-252-9639, office@kmsha.com
United Mountain Horse, Inc. , 860 Kiddville Rd, Winchester, KY 40391,  859-842-0270; Fax 859-681-0730,   unitedmountainhorse@gmail.com

 

 

Lippizan (Lippizaner)

Founded around 1580 by Archduke Charles of Austria, who developed an exceptionally high-quality parade horse at his stud farm at Lipizza. Known for their grace, Lippizaners can be of any color. Only grey stallions are used at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.
United States Lipizzan Federation,8480 O'Hare Road, Las Vegas, NV 89143-1235, 503-589-3172, USLFoffice@gmail.com
Lipizzan Association of North America, 133 Seabury Drive, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, info@lipizzan.org
Norwegian Lipizzan Association , Sorum gard Tukrudeien 9 Lier, Akershus 3400, Norway diadoras@nittedal.online.no

 


Marwari Horse

Marwari Horse is easily recognized by his proud carriage, upright graceful neck and distinctive aquiline head with deep expressive eyes. The crowning glory of Marwari horses are the unique lyre or scimitar shaped ears set high on the poll and without exception unique to the noble Indian horse.
horsemarwari.com, Dundlod House, Civil Lines, Jaipur, Ragasthan,302019 India, +91-141-2211276; Fax +91-141-2211498 dundlod@dil.in

 

Missouri Fox Trotter

A pleasure and using horse developed in the rugged Ozark Hills, the Missouri Fox Trotter is especially known and selected for its intermediate gait, the fox trot. An easy gait for long rides, the fox trot is a fast walk with the front feet, a shuffling trot with the hind feet.
Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed, P.O. Box 1027, Ava, MO 65608-1027, 417-683-2468; Fax 417-683-6144

 

Morab

Breed with first generation consisting of up to 75% Arabian or Morgan
International Morab Breeders Association, 24 Bauneg Beg Road, Sanford, ME 04073, 866-667-2246, imbamorab@yahoo.com
Canadian Morab Association, 20 Concession 9, Ste. Anne De Prescott, Ontario, K0B 1M0, Canada, 613-674-3220, canadianmorabs@hotmail.com
Purebred Morab Horse Association, P O Box 280, Sherwood, WI 54169, 920-687-0188; Fax  920-687-0189,  registry@tds.net

 

Morgan

An American general-purpose breed produced from the offspring of a single stallion foaled in Vermont in 1789. Today, Morgans are 14 to 15:1, with Arabian-like heads, very deep bodied, with a unique combination of draft-like substance and Saddlebred-like elegance.
American Morgan Horse Association, P.O. Box 960, Shelburne, VT 05482-0960
POSM Horse,  P O Box 424, Machais, ME 04654, 207-557-9467, Fax 207-733-2429,  aposmha@naturespace.net.
Bluegrass Morgan Horse Association

 

Mountain Pleasure

Trail horses that have been preserved in the Appalachian area for centuries by dedicated horsemen who appreciate their natural gait, kind temperament, willingness, and hardiness.
Mountain Pleasure Horse Association P O Box 33, Wellington, KY 40387, 606-768-3847, mphareg@ymail.com
United Mountain Horse, Inc., 860 Kiddville Rd, Winchester, KY 40391, 859-842-0270; Fax 859-681-0730, unitedmountainhorse@gmail.com

 

Mustang

The original feral horses of the western United States, believed to trace back to the horses of Spanish explorers, but now well-crossed with other breeds. A useful cow horse of the 19th century, the Mustang is known for being tough, unpredictable and unusually durable.
North American Mustang Association and Registry, P.O. Box 850906, Mesquite, TX 75185-0906, namarmustangs@yahoo.com.com
Spanish Mustang Registry
Mustang Breeders & Exhibitors Association, 251 Horse Creek Lane, Sylvester, GA 31791-4932, 912-776-0628,

Kiger Horse Association & Registry (KHAR), 777 NE 7th Street, Suite 110, Grants Pass, OR 97526, info@canadiankiger.com
The Sulphur Horse Registry,  10909 N. 15th. E,  Idaho Falls, ID 83401, 208-529-3074, campbellsulphurs@msn.com

Norwegian Fjord

One of the oldest and more distinctive European breeds, the hardy Fjord was developed in western Norway. The breed's usual color is cream or dun, with a dark dorsal stripe. They are somewhat short, with a thick neck and shoulders, deep, wide barrel and a broad chest.
Norwegian Fjord Horse Registry, 1203 Appian Dr, Webster, NY 14580, 716-872-4114, Fax 716-787-0497 registrar@nfhr.com

 

Oldenburg

The heaviest of the German warmbloods, the Oldenburg often has many characteristics of the draft breeds: flat hooves, heavy head and neck. It lacks the endurance of some other warmbloods, but makes a good coach horse, especially when crossed on Thoroughbreds.
International Sporthorse Registry, Inc. & and Oldenburg Registry of North America , 517 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178, 815-899-7803; Fax 815-899-7823, isreg@aol.com

 

Paint

A color breed originating in the western United States and valued for its comformation.
American Paint Horse Association, P.O. Box 961023, Fort Worth, TX 76161-0023, 817-834-2742; Fax 817-834-3152, askapha@apha.com
Kentucky Paint Horse Club,
859-753-5139, sharonohler@prodigy.net

 

Palomino

A registry for horses between 14 and 17 hands tall and exhibiting body color, varying from light to dark, of a US 14-karat gold coin. There are three types of Palominos; the stock type, mostly Quarter Horses; the Golden American Saddlebred; and the pleasure types.
Palomino Horse Breeders of America, 15253 E. Skelly Drive, Tulsa, OK 74116-2637, 918-438-1234; Fax 918-438-1232, yellahrses@palominohba.com
International Sport Horses of Color, P. O. Box 294, Newcastle, CA 95658, 916-645-6909, info@shoc.org
Palomino Horse Association, 10171 Nectar Avenue, Nelson, MO 65347, 660-859-2064; Fax 660-859-2058, palominorebuck@yahoo.com

 

Paso Fino

Bred in Latin America since the days of the conquistadors, the Paso Fino is distinguished by its natural four-beat gait, flowing mane and tail, graceful carriage and incredibily smooth ride. Gentle, and of all colors imaginable, the Paso Fino averages slightly over 14 hands.
Paso Fino Horse Association, 4047 Iron Works Parkway, Suite 1, Lexington KY 40511, 859-825-6000, info@pfha.org
Kentucky Paso Fino Horse Association, kypfha@gmail.com

 

Perkehner

Not a true breed, the Perkehner has been defined as "any equines in the universe that express somewhat misfit traits." Owners with potential Perkehners may register them by sending the Society a photograph and a list of three qualifying "peculiarities."
UniversalPerkehner Society, P.O. Box 1874, Cave Creek, AZ 85311-1874

 

Peruvian Paso

Cherished and carefully bred for centuries in Peru, Peruvian Pasos are known for a broken pace, which has neither the vertical movement of the trot or the lateral movement of the pace. They come in many colors; always feature long manes and tails; and average 14.3 hands.
North American Peruvian Horse Association, P O Box 2187, Santa Rosa, CA 95405, 707-544-5807, arlynda@napha.net
United States Peruvian Horse Association, P O Box 249, Morrison, CO 80465, 303-697-9567

 

Pinto

A color breed requiring at least 15 square inches of white with underlying pink skin. Pintos are registered of four different conformation types: Saddle type, Hunter type, Pleasure type and Stock type and may be black of brown, overo or tobiano pattern.
National Pinto Horse Registry, Robbinsville, NJ 08691, 609-448-4731, pintoregistry@msn.com
Pinto Horse Association of America, 7330 NW 23rd Street, Bethany, OK 73008, 405-491-0111, registration@pinto.org
International Sport Horses of Color, P O Box 294, Newcastle, CA 95658, 916-645-6909, info@shoc.org

 

Quarter Horse

The classic horse of the American cowboy, the short-coupled, heavily muscled and gentle Quarter Horse is a descendant of the Thoroughbred and a popular family horse. Versatile for both pleasure and competition, the Quarter Horse is a world-class sprinting race horse.
American Quarter Horse Association, 1600 Quarter Horse Drive, Amarillo, TX 79104, 806-376-4811; Fax 806-349-6411
National Quarter Horse Registry, P O Box 513, La Verkin, UT 84745, 435-915-6747; Fax 734-917-6747, questions@nqhr.org
American Half Quarter Horse Registry, , Proctor, TX, 254-592-7827, AHQHR@yahoo.com
Quarter Sport Horse Registry, 1463 Country Lane, Bellingham, WA 98225-8515
The Foundation Quarter Horse Registry, P O Box 165, Vicksburg, MI 49097, 269-649-1106 ; Fax 269-649-1560, ten.tsaotg@rhqf
Foundation Quarter Horse Association, P O Box 1027, Winnfield, LA 71483, 479-234-7819, office@FQHA.com
Kentucky Quarter Horse Association, P O Box 23917 Lexington, KY 40523-3917, 888-367-5742; Fax 888-641-3944, Kyqhasb@gmail.com

 

Racking Horse

A breed, similar to the Saddlebred, developed in the southern United States and noted for its natural ability to perform a rack, which is a bilateral, four-beat gait which is neither a walk or a trot. Not the artificial rack taught to some horses; for these, a rack is natural.
Racking Horse Breeders Association of America, 67 Horse Center Road, Suite B, Decatur, AL 35603, 256-353-7225; Fax 256-353-7266, info@rackinghorse.com
National Racking Horse Association, 678-234-7122, Wildwindfarm2003@yahoo.com

 

Rocky Mountain Horse

A pleasure horse for trail, compliance and endurance riding originating in eastern Kentucky
Rocky Mountain Horse Association, 4037 Iron Works Parkway, Suite 160, Lexington, KY 40511, 859-243-0260, admin@rmhorse.com
United Mountain Horse, Inc/ American Gaited Mountain Horse, LLC, 860 Kiddville Rd, Winchester, KY 40391, 859-842-0270, admin@rmhorse.com

 

Saddlebred

The most impressive of all breeds, Saddlebreds feature a long arched neck, refined head, long legs, sloping pasterns and withers well above the height of the hips. Saddlebreds are known for their high stepping action, ground-covering stride and graceful movement.
American Saddlebred Horse Association, 4083 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, KY 40511, 859-259-2742; Fax 859-259-1628, saddlebred@asha.net
Golden American Saddlebred Horse Association, 4237 30th Avenue, Oxford Junction, IA 52323-9724
National Spotted Saddle Horse Association, P O Box 898, Murfreesboro, TN 37133-0898, 615-890-2864, nssha898@aol.com
Half Saddlebred Registry, 4083 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, KY 40511, 859-259-2742; Fax 859-259-1628, saddlebred@asha.net
American Saddlebred Sport Horse Association, 520 Byers Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425, 610-458-8652, bryndewinesfarm@aol.com

 

Selle Francais

A French breed developed by crossing Thoroughbreds on strudy native horses. The ideal is a big horse with good movement, capable of covering ground, with a calm temperament and a big-boned Thoroughbred-type conformation. The breed is superior as a sport horse.
North American Selle Francais Horse Association, P.O. Box 646, Winchester, VA 22604-0646

 

Single-Footing

A light breed of good conformation, the North American Single Footing Horse has been developed by trail riders for their ability to perform a near evenly timed four-beat gait of intermediate speed, from five to 20 miles per hour. All sizes and colors are acceptable.
Single-Footing Horse Owners' and Breeders' Association, 3785 Summer City Road, Pikeville, TN 37367, 706-969-6224, info@shobaonline.com

 

Spanish Barb

Mixture of North African Barb horse with local Spanish breeds.
Spanish Barb Horse Association, P O Box 30, Mule Creek, NM 88051-0030, info@spanishbarb.com

 

Spanish-Norman

The Spanish-Norman breed is a blending of the genes of the Andalusian of Spain and the Percheron of France to recreate the phenotype of the midievil knight's charger. Versatile sport horses, they have natural style and beauty, combined with size , strengh and bone.
Spanish-Norman Horse Registry, Inc., P O Box 985, Woodbury, CT 06798, 203-266-4048; Fax 203-263-3306, snregistrar@earthlink.net

 

Spanish Sulphur

The Spanish Sulphur horse derives from a very ancient breed present in the Portuguese territory from prehistory, as seen in the paintings of the Paleolithic era. These horses were then crossed with the small horses of the Celts, evolving into the horse of Celtic type as we know it today.
American Sulphur Horse Association, Taylorsville, NC, 828-635-1806, sherryllynn@msn.com

 

Sport Horse

Not actually a breed, Sport Horses are registered on their suitability for performing certain disciplines. Sport Horses may be defined as a "type" of at least 14.2 hands suitable for the following disciplines: Eventing , Jumping, Combined Training, Endurance, Dressage and Hunting.
International Sport Horses of Color, P O Box 294, Newcastle, CA 95658, 916-645-6909, info@shoc.org
Performance Horse Registry, 4047 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511, 859-258-2472; Fax 859-231-6662, kball@usef.org
American Registry of Arab Bred Sporthorse, 15 St. Michael Ct, San Ramon, CA 94583

 

Standardbred

The traditional harness breed of North America, the name "standardbred" came form the fact that early aspirants had to trot a mile at a standard speed in order to be registered. Today, the breed includes both trotters and pacers. Standardbreds compete on several continents.
United States Trotting Association, 6130 S. Sunbury Rd., Westerville, OH 43081-9309, 877-800-8782, memberservices@ustrotting.com
International Trotting & Pacing Association, 5140 County Road 56, Auburn, IN 46706, 260-337-5808; Fax 260-337-5808,
Standardbred Canada, 2150 Meadowvale Blvd, Mississauga, ON L5N 6R6, CANADA, 905-858-3060, 905-858-3111

 

Swedish Warmblood

Swedish Warmbloods, originally developed and refined for use by the cavalry, have been carefully selected and bred for sports for the past 60 years. Ideally from 16 to 17 hands tall, the breed, while showing versatility in many sports, is exceptionally fine at dressage.
Swedish Warmblood Association of North America, P O Box 788, Socorro, NM 87801, 575-835-1318, Office@swanaoffice.org

 

Tarpan

"Primitive" horse originating in eastern European forests

American Tarpan Studbook Association, Hythe, Alberta, Canada

 

Thoroughbred

Long selected only on the basis of soundness, speed and stamina, and one of the first to close its stud book, the Thoroughbred is the world's preeminent race horse. Originated in England around 1700, the breed has both tall distance runners and short-coupled sprinters.
The Jockey Club, 821 Corporate Drive, Lexington, KY 40503, 859-224-2700; Fax 859-224-2710
Performance Horse Registry, 4047 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511, 859-258-2472; Fax 859-231-6662, kball@usef.org

 

Tiger Horse

The Tiger Horse is an easy gaited saddle horse breed with a color preference. As a direct descendant of the Spanish Jennet, the Tiger Horse, like its modern Spanish-American relatives, has a distinct Spanish conformation, a comfortable to ride four beat gait, and as an added bonus, the striking color patterns also found in such modern breeds as the Appaloosa and Noriker horses.
The Tiger Horse Association Inc., 1604 Fescue Circle, Huddleston, VA 24104, 540-297-2276; Fax 540-297-7134
TIGRE-The Tiger Horse Registry, 39 Crazy Rabbit Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505, 505-438-2627, Fax 505-438-2628, tigerhorses@aol.com

 

Traekner

A European warmblood of East Prussian origin, the Trakhener is world renowned for its temperament; i.e., alert and intelligent, yet accepting and anxious to please. It's springy floating trot is exceptional, as is its endurance. It has been a superb performanace horse.
American Trakehner Association, 663 Hopewell Drive, Heath, OH 43056, 740-344-1111; Fax 740-344-3225, ata@americantrakehner.com
North American Trakehner Association, 1660 Collier Road, Akron, OH 44320

 

Walking Horse

Developed in the southern United States after the Civil War, Walking Horses are known for their three gaits: the flat-foot walk, a smooth four-beat gait going four to seven miles per hour; the unique running walk, which covers up to ten miles an hour; and the canter.
Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association, 27 Main St, Wartrace, TN 37183, 931-205-1683
Walkaloosa Horse Association, 4055 Villa Creek Road, Cayucos, CA 93430, 805-995-1894; Fax 805-995-1252, contact@walkaloosaregistry.com
American Walking Pony Registry, P O Box 5282, Macon, GA 31208-5282

Kentucky Walking Horse Association, 897 Osborne Rd, Brodhead, KY 40409, 859-248-2506, kentuckywalkinghorse@gmail.com

 

Warmblood

American Warmblood Registry, P O Box 89, Amenia, NY 12501-0089, 561-693-5516; Fax 775-667-0516, info@americanwarmblood.com
American Warmblood Society, P O Box 1561, Higley, AZ Postal Code 85236, 480-251-0348; Fax 520-568-3318,awsdir2013@gmail.com
Iberian Warmblood Registry International, P O Box 460, Sturgis, SD 57785, 605-342-2322, registry@iberianwarmblood.com

 

Westfalen

A German warmblood similar on physique to the Hanoverian, the Westfalen (Westphalian) is an outstanding general-purpose horse, one that has excelled at driving and riding both for pleasure and for competition. Always a solid color, the Westfalen usually stands 16.1.
Westfalen Horse Association

 

 

Racing Breeds

 

 

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Arabian

An ancient breed indigenous to the Arabian peninsula, which served as the foundation for English Thoroughbreds. Arabians are small, light, refined, agile, good-natured, and known for their endurance. They are marked by dish faces, wide eyes and long manes and tails.
Arabian Horse Association (AHA), 10805 East Bethany Dr., Aurora, CO 80014, 303-696-4500; Fax 303-696-4599, info@arabianhorses.org
North America Shagya (Arabian) Society (NASS)
Pintabian Horse Registry, P O Box 360, Karlstad, MN 56732, 218-689-4439
International Morab Breeders Association, 24 Bauneg Beg Road, Sanford, ME 04073, 866-667-2246, imbamorab@yahoo.com
Spanish Arabian Horse Society, Bulverde, TX, 830-438-3325, info@HerderArabians.com

 

Paint

A popular spotted stockhorse whose origins, physique and breed type are essentially those of the American Quarter Horse, the Paint has been the fastest-growing breed in the USA over the past decade. Used for parades, pleasure and both western and english events.
American Paint Horse Association, P.O. Box 961023, Fort Worth, TX 76161-0023, 817-834-2742; Fax 817-834-3152, askapha@apha.com
Kentucky Paint Horse Club,
859-753-5139, sharonohler@prodigy.net

 

Quarter Horse

The classic horse of the American cowboy, the short-coupled, heavily muscled and gentle Quarter Horse is a descendant of the Thoroughbred and a popular family horse. Versatile for both pleasure and competition, the Quarter Horse is a world-class sprinting race horse.
American Quarter Horse Association, 1600 Quarter Horse Drive, Amarillo, TX 79104, 806-376-4811; Fax 806-349-6411
National Quarter Horse Registry, P O Box 513, La Verkin, UT 84745, 435-915-6747; Fax 734-917-6747, questions@nqhr.org
American Half Quarter Horse Registry, , Proctor, TX, 254-592-7827, AHQHR@yahoo.com
Quarter Sport Horse Registry, 1463 Country Lane, Bellingham, WA 98225-8515
The Foundation Quarter Horse Registry, P O Box 165, Vicksburg, MI 49097, 269-649-1106 ; Fax 269-649-1560, ten.tsaotg@rhqf
Foundation Quarter Horse Association, P O Box 1027, Winnfield, LA 71483, 479-234-7819, office@FQHA.com
Kentucky Quarter Horse Association, P O Box 23917 Lexington, KY 40523-3917, 888-367-5742; Fax 888-641-3944, Kyqhasb@gmail.com

 

Standardbred

The tradional harness breed of North America, the name "standardbred" came form the fact that early aspirants had to trot a mile at a standard speed in order to be registered. Today, the breed includes both trotters and pacers. Standardbreds compete on several continents.
United States Trotting Association, 6130 S. Sunbury Rd., Westerville, OH 43081-9309, 877-800-8782, memberservices@ustrotting.com
International Trotting & Pacing Association, 5140 County Road 56, Auburn, IN 46706, 260-337-5808; Fax 260-337-5808,
Standardbred Canada, 2150 Meadowvale Blvd, Mississauga, ON L5N 6R6, CANADA, 905-858-3060, 905-858-3111

 

Thoroughbred

Long selected only on the basis of soundness, speed and stamina, and one of the first to close its stud book, the Thoroughbred is the world's preeminent race horse. Originated in England around 1700, the breed has both tall distance runners and short-coupled sprinters.
The Jockey Club, 821 Corporate Drive, Lexington, KY 40503, 859-224-2700; Fax 859-224-2710
Performance Horse Registry, 4047 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511, 859-258-2472; Fax 859-231-6662, kball@usef.org

 

 

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American Walking Pony

A cross between a Welsh Pony and a Tennessee Walking Horse.
American Walking Pony Registry, P.O. Box 5282, Macon, GA 31208-5282

 

Australian Stud Saddle Pony

The Australian Stud Saddle Pony is an "Australian Made" Pony making its mark in not only the showring but in dressage, endurance riding and other disciplines. The ponies are versatile, have wonderful temperaments and suitable for riders of all ages, especially children.
Australian Stud Saddle Pony Society, P O Box 301, Echuca, Victoria 3666 Australia assps.vic@bigpond.com

Bashkir Curly Horse

Small (usually under 14:2) horses from the Bashkir region of the Ural Mountain district of the former USSR. Used for both riding and draft purposes. The sturdy American Bashkirs are valued for their curly horse-hair coats, which tend to be hypo-allergenic for humans. Their height is  an average 15hh.
American Bashkir Curly Registry, P.O. Box 246, Ely, NV 89301-0246, 775-289-4999; Fax 775-289-8579, secretary@abcregistry.org

 

Caspian Horse

This ancient and tiny breed of horse (10 to 12.2 hands is common) was rediscovered in the 1960s on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Longer of leg and narrower of body than a pony, the Caspian horse is usually bay or brown, sure-footed, clean-legged and Arabian-like.
Caspian Horse Society of the Americas, 29056 E. 1200 North Road, Ellsworth, IL 61737, 309-724-8373 chsaregistrar@aol.com
The International Caspian Society

 

Connemara Pony

The only pony native to Ireland, these hardy and sure-footed jumpers are easy keepers, developed in the rugged western part of the country known as Connemara. Used mostly as children's mounts, they cross well with more refined Arabians and Thoroughbreds.
American Connemara Pony Society, P O Box 100, Middlebrook, VA 24459, marynell@crosslink.net

 

Dales Pony

The Dales Pony is a native of the upper dales of the eastern slopes of the Pennine Range near the Scotish border. Dales ponies became renowned for their great strength iron constitution, endurance and ability to get over rough country fast packing lead for the mining industry. Today the ponies demonstrate the combination of strength, agility, thrift, hardiness and high courage with good conformation and a calm, intelligent nature that make them a first-class riding and driving pony.
Dales Pony Society of America, Inc P O Box 845, Piketon, OH 45661, 740-493-2401; Fax 740-493-0072 info@dalesponies.com

 

Dartmoor Pony

A popular children's mount, usually around 12.1 hands, originating at Dartmoor, Devon, England. Dartmoors are usually kind and sensible. Similar to other pony breeds, they are sturdy and rugged, long-lived, solid-colored, with small heads and full mane and tail.
Dartmoor Pony Society,Thornhill Road, Cwmgwili, SA14 6PT, UK, 01269 844303; Dartmoor Pony Registry of America, 310 Windy Acres Road, Brenham, TX 77833

 

Exmoor Pony

An English pony breed originating in Exmoor, Somerset and Devon, the Exmoor ponies are characterized by their wide "toad" eyes. Usually around 12 hands tall with a dark bay, brown or dun coat with a light muzzle. Spirited, they make good mounts if well trained.
Exmoor Ponies of North America, P O Box 2219, New Preston, CT 06777, 860-868-6662; Exmoor Pony Enthusiasts, P O Box 155, Ripley, Ontario, N0G 2R0 Canada, 519-525-0679, exmoorenthusiasts@yahoo.ca

 

Falabella Horse

An amazing tiny horse originating in Argentina, the Falabella are usually no more than 7 hands tall. Friendly and intelligent, they make wonderful pets and are used for driving. Their color coats run the gamut, including Appaloosa-like blankets of spots.
Falabella Miniature Horse Association, 33222 N. Fairfield Rd, Round Lake, IL 60073, 847-587-6201, falabellafmha@aol.com

 

Fell Pony

Old native breed of pony which has roamed the northern fells of England for centuries.
The Fell Pony SocietyIon House, Great Asby,  Appleby,  Cumbria,  CA16 6HD.

 

Galiceno Horse

A small horse (12 to 13:2 hands) said to have originated in Galicia in northwestern Spain and brought to Mexico by Spanish explorers. Galicenos are tough and courageous but easy to handle with a natural running walk. While most colors are found, pintos and albinos cannot be registered.
Galiceno Horse Breeders Association, Box 219, Godley, TX 76044-0219

 

Gotland (Gotland) Pony

A popular trotting pony, these hardy, light-framed ponies originated in the Gotland Islands of Sweden. Colored dun, black, brown or chesnut, the Gotland (12.1 hands) are used for light agricultural work and as children's mounts. They are active, but not easy to handle.
Swedish Gotland Breeders' Society, Route 3, Box 134, Corinth, KY 41010-9010

 

Hackney Horse

One of the most popular driving breeds in the world, the Hackney Pony (14.1 hands or less) and the Hackney Horse (15.1 hands) are known for their spirit, their refinement and their high stepping action. Both are dark-colored, with high tails and smallish heads also held high.
American Hackney Horse Society, 4059 Iron Works Road A3, Lexington, KY 40511-8462, 859-255-8694, Fax 859-255-0177, ahhscsl@qx.net; New Zealand Hackney Society, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, hackney@orcon.net.nz; South Central Hackney Association

 

Haflinger Pony

The mountain pony from the Tirol of modern Italy, the Haflinger (14 hands) is known for its good-natured willingness, its powerful chest and hindquarters, and its sure-footed usefulness for riding, driving and packing. Most are chesnuts with light manes and tails.Also a horse breed
Haflinger Association of America, 14570 Gratiot Road, Hemlock, MI 48626-9416
Haflinger Registry of North America, 14640 State Road #83, Coshocton, OH 43812, 614-829-2790

 

Icelandic Horse

These small (13.0 to 14.3 hands) stocky horses originated in Iceland where they have been used for pack and communication and were later exported to England for mining.They have a variety of colors (eg. chesnut, bay, black, palomino, silver smokey, red, yellow dun, mouse dun, cream dun, grey, silver dapple, and all in tabiano and Finnish paint, but no appaloosa patterning). Tough and willing, they feature the classic full mane and tail of many northern breeds. They are friendly but "independent." Their most distinctive feature is the possession of the fourth gait (tolt) and the fifth gait (pace).
United States Icelandic Horse Congress, 38 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042, 201-783-3429

 

Lac La Croix Indian Pony

Cross between a Canadian Horse and a Mustang

Lac La Croix Indian Pony Breed Society, Casleton, Ontario, Canada 905-344-1026 laclacroixca@yahoo.ca

 

Miniature Horse

Among the tiniest of all equines (4.2 to 9.0 hands), these gentle and intelligent light-boned miniature horses have become increasingly popular in the USA as pets of all colors. Too tiny to ride, they are often used both in competition and in pleasure for pulling small carts.
American Miniature Horse Association, 5601 South Interstate 35 W, Alvarado, TX 76009, 817-783-5600, information@amha.org
American Miniature Horse Registry, 81-B E Queenwood, Morton, IL 61550
National Miniature Horse and Pony Register Inc., P O Box 1219, Bunbury, West Australia 6231, 08 9728 3083; Fax 08 9728 3083
Bluegrass Miniature Horse Club, info@bluegrassminiatures.com

 

Morgan Pony

National Morgan Pony Registry, 3600 Oregon Ave., Suite 100, Butte, MT 59701-3332; Fax 406-494-1686

 

New Forest Pony

Originated in the New Forest area of Hampshire, England, these solid-colored ponies may be found in two types -- a) lighter, under 13.2 hands and b) heavier, between 13.2 and 14.2 hands. Unusually friendly and intelligent, they are safe and ideal mounts for children.
New Forest Pony Association, P.O. Box 206, Pascoag, RI 02859

 

Palomino Pony

Palomino Ponies of America, 160 Warbasse Junction Road, Lafayette, NJ 07848-9408

 

Paso Fino Horse

Bred in Latin America since the days of the conquistadors, the Paso Fino is distinguished by its natural four-beat gait, flowing mane and tail, graceful carriage and incredibily smooth ride. Gentle, and of all colors imaginable, the Paso Fino averages slightly over 14 hands.
Paso Fino Horse Association, Inc., 101 N Collins St, Plant City, FL 33566, 813-719-7777

 

Pony of the Americas (Appaloosa)

These western-type ponies are smaller (14.1 and less) versions of the colorful Appaloosa breed of stock horse. Used mostly under western tack, they are popular for pleasure and show competition. Their color coat is the typical spots and blankets of the Appaloosa.
Pony of the Americas Club, 5240 Elmwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203, 317-788-0107; Fax 317-788-8974, info@poac.org

 

Przewalski

A primitive looking pony. One of the four founder breeds of the horse. Przewalskis have a different chromosome count, 66 while the domestic horse has 64 chromosones.
Foundation for the Preservation and Protection of the Przewalski Horse, Department of Animal and Dairy Science, University of Georgia, 322 Livestock-Pultry Bldg, Athens, GA, 30602-2771, 404-542-0976, F 404-542-0399.


Quarter Pony

American Quarter Pony Association, P.O. Box 30, New Sharon, IA 50207
International Quarter Pony Association, P. O. Box 125, Sheridan, CA 95681
National Quarter Pony Association, 3232 St Rt 42, Delaware, OH 43015, 419-594-2968,
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Australian Quarter Pony Breeds Association, Bathurst & Port MacQuarie, NSW, Australia, austquarterpony@kooee.com.au
Quarter Pony Association, P O Box 297, Leon, KS 67074, 816-250-2351, registration@quarterponyassociation.com   
Australian Quarter Pony Association, 54 Candlebark Court, Axedale, Vic 3551 Australia, 03 54604755, info@australianquarterponyassociation.com

 

Shetland Pony

A traditional and popular mount for children in the USA, this hardy little (9.2 to 10.2 hands) dark-colored, thick-coated pony originating in the Shetland Islands of Scotland is a gentle and easy to train worker, capable of pulling twice its weight in driving harness.
American Shetland Pony Club, 81-B E Queenwood, Morton, IL 61550
The Shetland Pony Stud - Book Society, Shetland House, 22 York Place, Perth PH2 8EH, Scotland 01738-623471

 

Waler

Historically speaking, the Thoroughbred played a major role in creating the Waler’s reputation as perhaps the world’s greatest cavalry horse and a prized saddle horse.
Breeds have been identified which consistently produce the qualities needed for such a horse. In order for them to breed true to type the Thoroughbred is to be used as the key influence with
Arabian, Welsh & Timor adding a further dimension.

Waler Galloway and Hack Registry Inc. ,C/o - Post Office, Scarsdale, Victoria 3351, Australia, 61-03-53428381, rembo@giant.net.au

 

Welara Pony

American Welara Pony Society, P.O. Box 401, Yucca Valley, CA 92286-0401

 

Welsh Pony

Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America, P.O. Box 2977, Winchester, VA 22604-2977

 

 

Draft (working) Breeds

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American Draft Cross 

The American Draft Cross Registry, Independence, KY 859-356-5447, thirddayfarms@hotmail.com
Draft Cross Owners and Breeders Association, P O Box 50275, Indianapolis, IN 46250, admin@draftcrossbreedersandowners.com

 

Belgian

A draft breed originating in Belgium of great weight and traction power, usually chestnut and known for a good temperament, strong constitution and being a willing worker. The heaviest recorded horse (3,400 pounds) was a Belgian, who died in Iowa (USA) in 1948.
Belgian Draft Horse Corporation of America, P.O. Box 335, Wabash, IN 46992-0335
American Brabant Association, 2331A Oak Drive, Ijamsville, MD, 21754, 301-631-2222, brabant@ruralheritage.com 

 

Boulonnais

The Boulonnais is said to descend from the Arab horses imported by Caesar's legions and which remained along the coasts of the Pas-de-Calais in France. There are two distinct types of Boulonnais: the "wholesale fish merchant" type, light and with great endurance and also a large, powerful horse, developed in the 19th century to work in the beet-fields. Energetic and lively, with a splendid gait, the Boulonnais excells both as a working draught horse and as a prestige animal. It is much admired for its elegant teams in harness.
Haras national de Compiègne, Avenue Jourdan BP 305, F 60200 Compiègne, France, Tél: 33 (0)3 44 38 54 50, Fax : 33 (0)3 44 40 20 17

 

Clydesdale

A draft breed originating in Scotland in the mid-eighteenth century, distinguished for being an active mover of high quality with attractive markings and a distinct lack of bulk. Bay, brown and black with white on feathers and face are the most typical Cyldesdale colors.
Cydesdale Breeders of the U.S.A., 17378 Kelley Road, Pecatonia, IL 61063

 

Cream Draft

American Cream Draft Horse Association, P.O. Box 2065 Noble Avenue, Charles City, IA 50616-9108
American Cream Draft Horse Foundation, Box B 3 38175 Montezuma Valley Rd., Ranchita, CA 92066, 760-782-3704; Fax 760-782-0725 hooves-n-wheels@juno.com

 

Desert Norman Horse

Far from the heavy draft animal known today, the original Percheron horse was highly infused with Arabian blood. This proud magestic breed carried knights into battle as well as ladies in carriages. This courageous and loyal steed was one of the original sport horses. Athletically built with a handsome demeanor, this is the choice of champions. A horse of multi talents he will astound those who see the versatility of discipline in such a capable athlete.
Desert Norman Horse Registry, 2230 Gridley Paige Rd, Deansboro, NY 13328, 315-841-3293, enchantedacres1@aol.com


Friesian

Friesian Horse Association of North America, 4127 Kentridge Drive, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508-3705

 

Georgian Grande Horse

The Georgian Grande horse has the elegance and noble bearing of the saddlebred perfectly blended with the size, good bone and calm disposition of the draft.
International Georgian Grande Horse Registry, Inc., P O Box 845, Piketon, OH 45661, 740-493-2401; 740-493-0072, info@georgiangrande.com

 

Gypsy Vanner Horse

The traditional Gypsy Vanner is a horse created and used by the gypsys/travellers of Ireland and Great Britain for pulling their caravan homes. They are a small draft horse with full mane, tail and feather. The Vanner is a distinct body type, bred from a combination of British and Irish breeds including the Shire, Clydesdale, and Dales pony.
Gypsy Vanner Society, Ltd., Church Brough, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4EJ, England, 01768341319, info@gypsyvannersociety.com


Percheron

Originated in Le Perche region of France. Used for farm work and pulling heavy city carts in France, England and the United States. Characterized by a short, muscular neck, a broad chest and a wide girth with short legs. Percherons compete in hitching, halter and riding classes.
Percheron Horse Association of America, P.O. Box 141, Fredericktown, OH 43019-0141
Societe Hippique Percheronne de France, 1 Rue Doullay, Nogent le Rotrou 28400, FRANCE, 02-37-52-00-43
shpf@percheron-france.org
Canadian Percheron Association, Box 1504, Vernon, BC V1T 8Z7, Canada, 250-379-2855; Fax 250-379-2213, pechon@junction.net

 

Shire

American Shire Horse Association, 2354 315 Court, Adel, IA 50003

 

Spotted Draft Horse

North American Spotted Draft Horse Association, 17420 US Hwy 20, Goshen, IN 46528, 574-825-1924, naspotteddrafts@yahoo.com

 

Suffolk

American Suffolk Horse Association, 4240 Goehring Road, Ledbetter, TX 78946-9707
Working Suffolk Horse Association of the World, 704 Claymont Drive, Ballwin, MO 63011, 636-207-1037, pzimme3363@cs.com


SugarBush Draft Horse

Percheron and Appaloosa cross.
Sugarbush Draft Horse Registry, 629 Broadway St., Whitesboro, TX 76273, 940-367-2672, info@sugarbushdrafthorse.com

 

Color and Markings Breeds

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Appaloosa

A breed originated by native Americans, the Nez Perce tribe of Idaho, and typified by pink skin and small, irregular spots in leopard, blanket or snowflake patterns. Appaloosas in the United States are similar in other stock horse characteristics to the Quarter Horse.
Appaloosa Horse Club, 2720 W Pullman Rd, Moscow ID 83843, 208-882-5578; Fax 208-882-8150, aphc@appaloosa.com
International Colored Appaloosa Association, P.O. Box 99, Shipshewana, IN 46565, 219-825-3331.
Pony of the Americas Club, 5240 Elmwood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203-5990
International Sport Horses of Color, P. O. Box 294, Newcastle, CA 95658, 916-645-6909, info@shoc.org
International Spotted Horse Registry Association, P O Box 412, Anderson, MO 64831, 417-475-6273; Fax  613-358-5492,  ishrppa@aol.com

 

Buckskin

A color breed recognized in the American West, typified by stock-horse types with hair color properly described as buckskin, dun, red dun or grulla. Black manes, tails and points (lower legs, muzzles and "dorsal stripes") are commonplace, especially in buckskins.
American Buckskin Registry Association, P.O. Box 3850, Redding, CA 96049-3850
International Buckskin Horse Association, P.O. Box 268, Shelby, IN 46377-0268
International Sport Horses of Color, P. O. Box 294, Newcastle, CA 95658, 916-645-6909, info@shoc.org

 

Champagne Horse

Champagne horses have been identified in at least seven breeds (American Quarter Horse, American Saddlebred, Tennessee Walking Horse, Spanish Mustang, Missouri Fox Trotter, American Paint Horse, Half-Arabian) as displaying a number of consistent, unique, characteristics which appear to result from, or be closely linked to, the presence of the Champagne dilution gene.
International Champagne Horse Association, 3414 South 300 East, Ste. #12, Salt Lake City, UT 84115, 801-486-4213; Fax 435-783-7330, winget@allwext.net

 

Dominant Gray

American Dominant Gray Registry, 10980 "8" Mile Road, Battle Creek, MI 49017-9560

 

Paint

A color breed originating in the western United States and valued for its comformation.
American Paint Horse Association, P.O. Box 961023, Fort Worth, TX 76161-0023
International Spotted Horse Registry Association, P O Box 412, Anderson, MO., 64831-0412, ishrppa@aol.com

 

Palomino

A registry for horses between 14 and 17 hands tall and exhibiting body color, varying from light to dark, of a US 14-karat gold coin. There are three types of Palominos; the stock type, mostly Quarter Horses; the Golden American Saddlebred; and the pleasure types.
Palomino Horse Breeders of America, 15253 E. Skelly Drive, Tulsa, OK 74116-2637, 918-438-1234, Yellahrses@aol.com
International Sport Horses of Color, P. O. Box 294, Newcastle, CA 95658, 916-645-6909, info@shoc.org

 

Pinto

A color breed requiring at least 15 square inches of white with underlying pink skin. Pintos are registered of four different conformation types: Saddle type, Hunter type, Pleasure type and Stock type and may be black of brown, overo or tobiano pattern.
Pinto Horse Association of America, 1900 Samuels Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76102-1141
National Pinto Horse Registry, P.O. Box 486, Oxford, NY 12820-0486
International Sport Horses of Color, P. O. Box 294, Newcastle, CA 95658, 916-645-6909, info@shoc.org

 

 

Mules and Donkeys

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Burro/Donkey

American Donkey & Mules Society, P O Box 1210,  Lewisville, TX 75067, 972-219-0781; Fax 972-420-9980, lovelongears@hotmail.com 
Sicilian Donkey Preservation Society P. O. Box 102, Van Dyne, WI 54979-0102, sdonkey@execpc.com
The English & Irish Donkey Society of Australia, Lot 6 Inverary Road, Paddy's River NSW 2577, Australia,  mulemag@hotmail.com
Upra Mulassier, 210 Av de la Venise, Nirot 79 022, France, +33251270885, +33251270907, info@sabaud.org
Sv Poitou Foreningen, Vastra AA, Bjorkvik 640 20, Sweden, +46-150-32131; +46-150-32129, info@sabaud.org
Poitou Donkey,2901 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201, 940-382-6845; Fax 940-484-8417, adms@juno.com

 

Miniature Donkey

International Miniature Donkey Registry, Inc., 1338 Hughes Shop Road, Westminister, MD 21158 , 410-857-9145, minidonk@qis.net
The Miniature Donkey Registry, 2901 North Elm St., Denton, Texas 76201, adms@donkys.com

 

Mule

American Mule Association, P.O. Box 3545, Visalia, CA 93278
American Donkey and Mule Society, 2901 N. Elm Street, Denton, TX 76201-7631, 940-382-6845; Fax 940-484-8417, adms@juno.com
North American Saddle Mule Association, nasma@nasma.net.

 

 

Crossbreeds

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Azteca

The Azteca horse is a phenotype breed based on crosses of
Andalusian, Quarter Horse and Criollo parents. The breed has been developed in Mexico and is the result of many years of careful scientific planning and precise breeding to produce a superior riding horse of exceptional beauty. There are definite phenotype
characteristics (including correct and solid color) that each horse must be proven to possess by rigorous inspections before it can be called an Azteca.
In the United States, the Azteca must result from a cross between a registered Andalusian stallion and a Quarter Horse mare. Most are 15:2 to 16:0 hands, and color may be almost any typical stock horse color, including Paints and Appaloosa. Focus is on athletic ability.

Azteca Horse Registry of America (Azteca Horse Owners Association), P.O. Box 998, Ridgefield, WA 98642-0998, 360-573-4030; Fax 360-576-2889, azteca@pacifier.com.
The International Azteca Horse Association, c/o Azteca Horse Association of Canada, R.R.#2, Paris, Ontario, Canada, N3L 3E2, azcc@sympatico.ca

FrieWalkers

The Rare, Beautiful and Unique crosses of Friesian and Tennessee Walkers
The Friewalker Registry, Sycamore, IL, fwr@friewalker.com

Grade Horse

The term "Grade Horse" refers to mixed breed, or unregistered as pure bred, although pure bred horses are accepted also.
American Grade Horse Registry,156 Pine Hollow Lane,  Lakemount, GA 30552 706-782-0268, equineworld@hotmail.com, Providing Positive ID to All Grade Horses

Part-Bloods

The American Part-Blooded Horse Registry, 13100 SE River Road, Portland, OR 97222, 503-654-6204, information@apbhorseregistry.com

Quarabs

A Quarab is a horse of exclusively Arabian and Paint or Quarter Horse breeding. It is a wonderful blend of Pleasure type and Stock Type.... a Quarab can be "custom made" for your choice of style and movement, size and athleticism, and a wonderful temperament to go with it! Quarabs can excel in many arenas, from Pleasure and Halter, Jumping, Driving & Dressage, to Cattle classes, Reining, Trail/Endurance Riding and more! If you can dream it, a Quarab can probably do it!
International QuArab Horse Association,  IQHA, P O Box 263, Hopkins, MI 49328-0263, 616-793-7984,  QuarabRegistry@aol.com
United Quarab Registry, 31100 NE Fernwood Road, Newburg, OR 97132-7012

Trail Horse

The National Trail Horse Registry will accept for registration any horse or pony that is capable of functioning as a Trail Horse. Your horse does not have to be registered with any other organization. The N.T.H.R. does not accept miniatures, draft horses, mules or driving breeds.
American Trail Horse Association , Cortland, IL 60112, 877-266-1678; 
Fax 877-266-1678, 
Info@trailhorseregistry.com

Orphan Horses

American Orphan Foal Association and Registry, P.O. Box 900, China Grove, NC 28023, 704-857-5915, orphanfoal@homestead.com, Registering Orphan Foals and Rescues