Sport ponies have been enjoyed for hundreds of years in Europe and their stock gradually made it’s way to North America.
Through the years, American’s started their own breeding programs to further enhance and promote the sport pony.
In 1981 a North American Sport Pony Registry was initially founded as a division of the American Warmblood Registry. However by 1997 the number and quality of the ponies being produced in America was large enough to warrant their own separate registry.
These ponies are notable because they look and move like small horses and do not have physical pony traits. This is a type breed and their registry will accept a number of bloodlines as long as they meet the general requirements.
Average height 13.2 – 14.2 hands
Moves more like a horse than a pony.
Small, regal head with defined jaw
Short, wide ears
Long, wide and well set neck
Refined, athletic body
Dry limbs with flat knees
Dense medium sized hooves
Good natured and willing
Easy to keep
Courageous & intelligent