Sport Breeds: Appaloosa Sport Horse, Pinto Sport Horse, Don, English Cob, Fredericksborg, French Trotter, Warlander, Spanish-Norman, Irish Draught, Orlov Trotter, Selle-Francais, Knabstrup and any Thoroughbred or Warmblood crosses or any other combination suitable for Dressage, Combined Training, hunting, jumping or racing. Stock Breeds: Please read carefully!!!! A number of years ago in the real horse world, AQHA dropped the restriction against white in the Quarter Horse.
Also, there are other stock type breeds that can be patterned, such as stock type Mustangs (solid, appy and pinto) and Colorado Rangerbreds.
The classes will be judged on breed standards and conformation, but we wanted to try out this split to account for coat colors to group “like patterned” stock horses together.
Solid is defined here as any model that does not have white on the body (above the elbow/stifle) or on the face below a line connecting the eye to the muzzle.
Those with pintaloosas – if the model has more pinto characteristics/color, put it in Paint/pinto colored; if there are more App characteristics/color, put it in Appy/Appy colored. Paint and Other Pinto Colored Stock Types (white appears ABOVE the top of the forearm/stifle, and/or below the line from the eye to the muzzle): Mustang, Paint, QH, etc. Appaloosa and Other Appaloosa Colored Stock Types: Appaloosa, Colorado Ranger, Mustang, etc. QH and Other Solid Colored Stock Types: Appaloosa (w/o color), Australian Stock Horse, Colorado Ranger (w/o color), Paint (Breeding Stock), QH, etc.
Brindle colored Stock Types will show here. Draft Breeds: American Cream, Ardennes, Ardennais, Belgian, Breton, Clydesdale, French Cob, Gypsy Vanner, Italian Heavy Draft, Jutland, Murakozi, Noriker, North American Spotted Draft, Pinzgauer, Percheron, Poitevin, Russian Draft, Shire, Soviet Heavy Draft, Suffolk Punch, Vladimir, etc. European/British Ponies: British Shetland, Connemara, Dales, Scottish Highland, Exmoor, Fell, Dartmoor, New Forest Pony, British Spotted Pony, Welsh (A, B, C), Riding Ponies, etc. Stock Type Ponies include: Quarter Pony, POA, Paint Pony and similar crossbreds Fine Harness/Show Ponies include: American Shetland, Hackney Pony, American Walking Pony and similar crossbreds Other Ponies: Altai, Classic Shetland, Chincoteague/Assateague, Galiceno, Gotland, Newfoundland, Sable Island Ponies, Fallabellas, and similar crossbreds Other Breeds (Mix/Pure): American Bashkir Curly, Dole, Finnhorse, Kathiawari, Marwari, Moyle, Tarpan and any mixed breeds and grade horses that owner feels do not fit better in another category. Miniature Horses: Show in Other Pure/Mixed unless the divisions specifies a class for them Exotic and Exotic Crosses: Przewalski, Quagga, Zebra, prehistoric horses and any crossbreds.
Extinct breeds would also show here. The Problem with Mustangs: Feral, wild horses in the United States are called “Mustangs”.
They are presumed to have descended from Iberian-type horses brought over by the Spaniards.
If you look at pictures of “American Mustangs” they really don’t look at all like Spanish horses with the Roman nose and, large stocky build; they are kind of “generic” horses, usually of small stature (I’m sure there are exceptions!).
On the other hand, the Spanish Mustang, or Colonial Spanish Horse, is also descended from the horses brought from Spain to what is now Mexico but they still LOOK “Spanish”.
The head and neck of the breed is described as such:
Read more about Connemara : European British Ponies British Shetland Connemara Dales Scottish Highland Exmoor….: