SHARONA has the following four classifications of horses for Registration purposes:
Purebred Shagya-Arabian (Book I)
Shagya-Arabian (Book II)
Appendix Shagya-Arabian (formerly called "Part-Shagya-Arabian")
Purebred Shagya-Arabians, Shagya-Arabians and Appendix Shagya-Arabians appearing in any studbook accepted by the ISG are recognized as eligible for registration in SHARONA.
Registering a Foal or Older Horse Born in North America:
Applications for foals should be submitted before December 31 of their birth year in order to avoid a late fee. Older horses are also eligible for registration but the cost is higher (See Fee Schedule).
DNA Verification: It is required that the parentage of all purebred Shagya-Arabian, Shagya Arabian (Book II) and Appendix Shagya-Arabian (previously "Part-Shagya-Arabian") foals be verified by DNA typing the sire, the dam, and the foal. The DNA applicationis available from the Registrar or Assistant Registrar or can be downloaded from the NASS website. (See Fee Schedule for fees).
NASS accepts DNA Profiles from other organizations for parentage verification upon those organizations' labs releasing it to NASS' lab (University of Kentucky).
Please make sure that the sire, the dam, and the foal have been DNA typed prior to submitting the registration application.
If you are in doubt as to whether or not the stallion and/or mare have already been DNA typed, check with the NASS Registrars or NASS Breeding Committee, which keeps a master file of DNA typed horses in the SHARONA Registry and Appendix.
If you are registering an imported equine please page down and use the application for imported horses posted below.
Purebred Shagya-Arabian (Book I) and Shagya-Arabian (Book II) Registration:
Purebred Shagya-Arabians and Shagya-Arabians appearing in any studbook accepted by the ISG are recognized as eligible for registration in SHARONA .
Also, those horses which conform to the definition of Purebred Shagya-Arabian and Shagya-Arabian as defined by the NASS Breeding Committee and NASS Breed Standard are eligible if approved by the Breeding Committee.
A horse whose parents have been approved for Purebred Shagya-Arabian breeding by NASS and whose pedigree contains no more than of 9 out of 16 Purebred Arabians in the 4th generation is eligible for registration as a Purebred Shagya-Arabian (Book I), providing the registry application rules are followed by the owner of the horse.
A horse whose parents approved for Purebred Shagya-Arabian breeding Book II by NASS and whose pedigree contains no more than of 9 out of 16 Purebred Arabians in the 4th generation is eligible for registration as a Shagya-Arabian (Book II), providing the registry application rules are followed by the owner of the horse.
Appendix Shagya-Arabian Registration
Appendix Shagya-Arabians (formerly Part Shagya-Arabians) appearing in any studbook accepted by the ISG are recognized as eligible for registration in SHARONA.
Offspring of one NASS registered Shagya-Arabian and one Purebred Arabian shall be registered as Appendix Shagya-Arabians. Also, a horse with one registered purebred Shagya-Arabian parent or one Appendix-Shagya-Arabian parent and whose other parent's pedigree is composed entirely of Purebred Arabian or a mixture of Purebred Arabian and Shagya-Arabian shall be registered as an Appendix Shagya-Arabian.
When applying for registration of an Appendix Shagya-Arabian, the applicant is required to submit all registration papers from the breed registry in which the Arabian parent is registered.
A Part-bred horse with one NASS registered Purebred Shagya-Arabian (Book I) Shagya-Arabian( Book II), Appendix Shagya-Arabian, or Part-Shagya parent and whose other parent's pedigree is composed of any other breed or breeds, or a horse with at least one Shagya-Arabian ancestor in their fourth generation, may be registered as a Part Shagya with NASS.
Application for Registration for Imported Horses
NASS welcomes imported horses to be recorded with the registry.
Please use the Application for Registration of Imported Horses.
NOTE: The application clearly states at the top what documentation is required, including a copy of certificate of registration and official pedigree, record of transfer to current owner, date of importation, translation into English of any documentation in a foreign language and a registration application for a foal imported in utero.
NASS Offer to Shagya-Arabian bred Horses:
It has come to NASS’ attention that there may be a significant number of Purebred Shagya-Arabians, Shagya-Arabians (Book II), Appendix Shagya-Arabians and Part-Shagyas in North America which are registered in a studbook which has not been accepted by the ISG and of owners who are members of a non-ISG member registry in North America.
Therefore, in order to encourage and support the owners of these horses, NASS offers to register such horses in the NASS Registry at the NASS member fee of $50 (which is the normal fee required for a foal which is registered before December 31st of its foaling year), instead of the usual fee of $80 (which is the normal member fee for horses registered after their foaling year). Alternatively, the same $30 discount applies for the non-member registration option.
NASS hopes that in offering this $30 registration discount it will enable more owners of these fine horses to obtain internationally recognized registration papers, including a registration certificate for their Shagya-bred horses.