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American Sport Pony

Country of Origin: USA


Sport ponies have been enjoyed for hundreds of years in Europe & it was inevitable that their stock would gradually make its way to North America.


Over the years, Americans began their own breeding programs to further enhance & promote a sport-type pony that suited their needs. In 1981 the North American Sport Pony Registry was initially founded (as a division of the American Warmblood Registry). However by 1997 the number & quality of the ponies being produced in America was large enough to warrant their own separate registry.

Small Horses

These ponies are notable because they look & move like small horses & do not possess physical pony traits. This is a type breed & their registry will accept a number of bloodlines as long as they meet the general physical requirements.


Average height 13.2 – 14.2 hands
Moves more like a horse than a pony


Small, regal head with defined jaw
Kind eyes
Short, wide ears
Long, wide & well set neck
Refined, athletic body
Dry limbs with flat knees
Dense medium sized hooves

Traditional Colors

All colors


Good natured & willing
Easy to keep
Courageous & intelligent



Helpful Links

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American Sport Pony Registry
NorthAmerican Sportpony Registry

Where to Buy

Dayton Ridge Farm
Twin Lights Farm
Fox Run Farm


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