NASS will be holding an Inspection Site on February 19 and 20, 2017, in Cave Creek, AZ (just north of Scottsdale) for the judging of Shagya-Arabian and Arabian breeding stock and for the evaluation of underage horses, geldings, part-bred horses and horses of other breeds which may be bred to a Shagya-Arabian.
The inspection of a horse for breeding approval helps to determine if the breeding animal fulfills the breed standards, including breed type, conformation, movement and character, as opposed to judging a horse based solely on performance results. Horses are presented in hand to an inspection team consisting judges who have been officially sanctioned by the Internationale Shagya-Araber Gesellschaft (ISG) to judge Shagya-Arabians. Eligible horses are also branded with the breed brand.
Once the inspection formalities have been completed, horses are often presented just for fun and to show the versatility of the breeds.
Although the judging process is formal, an inspection site offers all attendees a unique social setting for learning about the Shagya-Arabian, gathering a variety of horses, owners, judges and other enthusiasts together in celebration of the breed. Spectators are welcome.
For further information, please contact the NASS Breeding Committee using the form to the right or Adele Furby, the NASS Breeding Committee Chairperson, telephone 928-567-8645.
Spectators and participants are welcome!
Tentative start time: Sunday February 19th - Noon
Monday February 20th - TBD
Please contact us if you would like to attend or present a horse:
Attendees: Please check with the Breeding Committee Chairperson that the requirements for participating horses and owners have been met, including but not limited to the following: