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.
We want to share news about all our wonderful members and their horses. Whether you trail ride, do dressage, western, drive, jump, take riding lessons, pleasure ride, distance ride, do cowboy mounted shooting, archery, etc., NASS want to include news about every one of our members and fellow foreign ISG members. Please contact the NASS Newsletter Editor at: NASS_Newsletter_Editor@shagya.net
NASS registered horses are eligible for posting to the NASS Classifieds Listing, including Horses for Sale, Adoption or Lease as well as "Horse Wanted" advertisements. All ads are free to NASS Members and $25.00 for Non-NASS Members. All horses must be registered with NASS or a Foreign ISG Member Registry in order to be eligible for advertisement on the NASS Website.
In-Active Approved Stallions: NASS welcomes owners of stallions still available for breeding to renew their NASS Membership and update your approved stallion's status with NASS.
Please contact the NASS Breeding Committee for details on how to add your stallion(s) to NASS' Approved Stallions Listing.
NASS publishes a newsletter and an annual inspection report. The newsletter includes minutes of board meetings, farm news, articles about the breed, classified section and membership information. The NASS annual inspection report includes inspection tour results when applicable, farm news, articles about the breed, classified ads and announcement of the winners in the awards program.
Join NASS today and take advantage of all the benefits!
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