NASS has created the Radautzer award to recognize NASS Registered Horses competing in AERC rides. Please visit the Radautzer Award page for more details.
Shagya-Arabians were relatively unknown in America before the 1980s, although a few had been imported both before and after World War II. Prior to the founding of the NASS no registry for Shagya-Arabians existed in America, and they were sometimes mistakenly registered as either purebred or partbred Arabians.
NASS carries out its role by maintaining the Shagya-Arabian Registry of North America (SHARONA).
NASS also organizes and conducts breeding approval inspections. To be eligible for Shagya-Arabian breeding, mares and stallions must be approved by a panel of judges which are all ISG-Certified and selected by NASS.
NASS publishes a newsletter and an annual report. The newsletter includes minutes of board meetings, farm news, articles about the breed, classified section and membership information. The NASS annual report includes inspection tour results when applicable, farm news, articles about the breed, classified ads and announcement of the winners in the awards program.
Later that year, NASS was accepted by theInternational Shagya-Araber Gesellschaft (ISG) as the official registry for the USA and Canada. ISG is the International body supporting the breeding and preservation of the Shagya-Arabian breed.
The Purpose of NASS:
Promotion, Preservation, and Improvement of the Purebred Shagya-Arabian horse
Establishment of a Shagya-Arabian Registry for Purebred and Partbred Shagya Arabians
Regulation and approval of breeding stock
Dissemination of information about the breed to the public
Establishment of an Performance Awards system for performance achievement