​NASS Performance Awards

NASS is honored to be holding its 12th Inspection Tour!

Please contact the

NASS Breeding Committee 

regarding the upcoming 

2020 Inspection Sites.




Deadline for the Annual NASS Performance Awards. 

The Radautzer Award

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. 

Contact the Breeding Committee Chairperson for more information about upcoming inspection tours: NASS Breeding Committee Chairperson. 

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

1986 - 2019

​NASS Celebrates 33 Years 

Associate Member ISG



The North American Shagya-Arabian Society, Inc. (NASS)


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. ​Posting Ads: Submit ads to the NASS Webmaster: Webmaster@shagya.net

Payment may be made via check or PayPal

Please visit the classified pages for more information.

NASS Active Approved Stallions Listing

NASS  Active Approved Stallion Listings includes nearly 20 stallions.

  • 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.

  • Foreign ISG Registry Stallions - Please contact the NASS Breeding Committee for details on how to add your stallion to NASS' Active List!

The imported Shagya-Arabian *Hadban USA & his rider Jamier Hughes aka the NASS Northwest Regional Director recently completed the 2019 Tevis. Congratulations to them both & all their connections.

NASS Brochure

Shagya-Arabians: Versatile/Elegant/Tough

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.


24th - 28th,


NASS Membership

Join NASS today and take advantage of all the benefits! 

Visit the NASS Membership Page & download a NASS Membership Form

NASS Accepts PayPal: Please use the NASS Tresurer Email for Payment: treasurer@shagya.net

Questions about Membership? Contact the NASS Membership Chairperson: Membership@Shagya.net

Celebrating our 33rd Year as an ISG Associate Member

Supporting Shagya-Arabians in North America

Want to share more timely news & photos of your horses? We'd love to use them on our social media & website! Send along some brags or candid shots: lesson, schooling, trail riding, show, etc.

Contact via email: Webmaster@Shagya.net

Calendar:  Upcoming Events


NASS offers a Performance Awards Program in the following disciplines:

  • Sport Horse In Hand

  • Sport Horse Under Saddle

  • Combined Training

  • Dressage

  • Driving (Combined & Pleasure)

  • Hunter

  • Hunter Pleasure

  • Jumper

  • Competitive Trail Riding

  • Endurance Riding

  • Meritorious Sire

  • Meritorious Dam

Please click on the button to the right or visit the NASS Awards Page for details, including forms.

Click here to sign up for the USDF All-Breeds Awards

​NASS News Newsletter

NASS Newsletter: 

NASS Board of Directors & Member Conference Call.


Shagya-Arabian breeding in America officially began in 1986 with the founding of the North American Shagya-Arabian Society, Inc. (NASS). 

Later that year, NASS was accepted by the International 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

  • Promotion of cooperation with Shagya-Arabian breeders around the world, and in particular with the International Shagya-Araber Gesellschaft (ISG).

​Please visit the Newsletter Page for details and the NASS Newsletter Archives for additional newsletters.

Are you looking for a Shagya-Arabian or partbred horse?

The imported stallion *Olivero: For Sale. Photo by Jeannie Gane Photography .

For more information, including applications, please visit the NASS Annual Performance Awards page. 

​NASS Showcases & Announcements

​​Fall 2019 Issue: This issue of the newsletter will be sent to all current NASS Members shortly. Please make sure your membership is up to date & you mailing address is correct.

Thank you for visiting the NASS website.

Please contact the NASS Webmaster with any questions concerning the content. 

Distance Horse National Championships

NASS Members & NASS registered horses are eligible to compete in distance rides at this event. Please visit the AHA's website for details & entry forms.