The North American Sport Pony is a new equine breed developed in the United States of America. Originating from different breeds of horses, they are mostly used in various kinds of sports competition like dressage or jumping.
|Temperament/ Personality||Family friendly; willing; good natured; intelligent|
|Physical Characteristics||Small-sized regal head attached to its long and wide neck; stout and athletic body; dry limbs; flat knees|
|Colors||All colors are accepted|
|Common Use||Pleasure riding; for competitions like dressage and jumping;|
|Height||13. to 14. hands|
|Health||No breed-related health issues|
|Popular Traits||Athletic and agile nature, also showing a flat-kneed movement|
|Feeding/ Diet||Hay and grain|
|Country of Origin||Bred n the United States of America|
|Year of development||During the latter part of the 20th century|
|Ancestors||Quarter horse, Connemara Pony, Arabian, Morgan, Thoroughbred, and Welsh Pony|
|Breed Standards||North American Sport Pony Registry|
The North American Sport Pony originated from a variety of horse as well as pony breeds like the Quarter Horse, Morgan, Welsh Pony, Connemara Pony, Thoroughbred and Arabian horse. In fact, having been developed from different breeds of horses, they are similar to, the American Warmblood, another breed of sports horse. In fact, the need of developing a sports pony was perhaps to have an animal that would be used for a variety of competitive events and serve as mounts for both the young as well as the adult participants.
The North American Sport Pony Registry, evolved as a section of the American Warmblood Registry in the year 1997, to promote and improve the standards of this breed that were gradually gaining popularity in the United Sates of America. As the numbers of registered ponies began increasing, the North American Pony Registry was established as a separate entity in 2003.