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

NASS Members and others want to contribute photographs, stories, news, etc., are welcome to participate!

Please contact the NASS Newsletter Editor for details! Email: NASS_Newsletter_Editor@shagya.net 

Are you looking to purchase a Shagya-Arabian?

NASS Performance Awards

Remember to Submit your entries for the 2016 Performance Awards!

All current NASS Members will get a hard copy of
​"NASS News" in the mail. Please contact NASS' Membership Chair to update your mailing address or to join NASS.

Thank you for visiting the new NASS website!

Many pages are currently under construction so please check back often for updates to the website.

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


​NASS Performance Awards

1986 - 2015

NASS Celebrates: 10th Inspection Tour

Contact NASS regarding the

2016 Inspection Sites!

Please visit our Shagya-Arabians for Sale pages! Updated 9/23/16

Stallions & Colts, Geldings, and/or Mares & Fillies

NASS welcomes postings for Horses for Sale and Member Farm Links.

Please contact the Webmaster for 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. Email: nass_breeding_committee_chair@shagya.net

1986 - 2016

​NASS Celebrates 30 Years 

Associate Member ISG

Regional Breeding Approval Inspections & Evaluations of Horses

NASS welcomes you to attend and/or participate at one of our upcoming inspection sites. Please contact us for details

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



NASS Brochure

Shagya-Arabians: Versatile/Elegant/Tough

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..



Please explore the NASS Website & send the Webmaster any news or updates!

Celebrating our 30th Year as an ISG Associate Member

Supporting Shagya-Arabians in North America

Calendar:  Recent and Upcoming Events

NASS' Blog - Pending

NASS Approved for Breeding Stallion Page         

NASS Registered Horses for Sale      

NEW: NASS Member Spotlights


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.

​NASS Newsletter


Fall 2016 Newsletter

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).