Sport ponies have been enjoyed for hundreds of years in
Europe and their stock gradually made it’s way to North America.
Through the years, American’s started their own breeding
programs to further enhance and promote them. In 1981 a North American Sport
Pony Registry was initially founded as a division of the American Warmblood
Registry. However by 1997 the number and quality of the ponies being produced
in America was large enough to warrant their own separate registry.
American Sport Ponies are notable because they look and move
like small horses and do not have physical pony traits. They are a type breed
and their registry will accept a number of bloodlines as long as they meet the