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Breed Standards

New Forest Ponies registered with the NFPSNA must

meet standards as per the NFPB&CS of England

The following are the standards to which purebred ponies must adhere for entry into the NFPSNA studbook as a purebred New Forest Pony: Color: Purebred New Forest Ponies may be any color except piebald, skewbald, spotted or blue eyed cream.  Palomino or very light chestnut and cream ponies with dark eyes are not eligible as licensed stallions.  Completely blue eyes are not permitted.  Partially blue eyes/eyes with missing pigment/heterochromia, where the non-dark portion does not exceed one-half of a single eye, are eligible to be registered as mares and geldings, but not licensed stallions. White markings other than on the head and lower limbs, loss of, or absence of, pigment in hair or skin that is not known to have been associated solely with skin trauma is not acceptable.  For the purposes of entry into the purebred section of the studbook, a pony shall not have any white markings behind the head, above a horizontal line level with the bony protuberance of the accessory carpal bone at the back of the knee in the forelimb, and the point of the hock in the hind limb, unless proven to be due to trauma/injury. Height: The pony must not exceed the maximum height for the breed of 148 cms or 14.2 1/8 hands at the withers. Type:  New Forest Ponies should be of working type with substance.  They should have sloping shoulders, strong quarters, plenty of flat bone, good depth of body, straight limbs and good hard round feet.   The ponies are quite capable of carrying adults, while narrow enough for small children. Action: This should be free, active and straight, but not exaggerated. Temperament: The New Forest Pony has an ideal temperament and should be very easy to train. Note: Purebred ponies that do not adhere to the Breed Standards may be registered in the X Section of the studbook.  Offspring of Section X ponies crossed with purebred ponies will continue to be registered in Section X.  And, while these ponies may compete in certain show programs, they are not permitted to compete as purebred ponies in Registered Purebred New Forest Pony classes. 
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The New Forest Pony Society of North America registers ponies for the United States and Canada into one of three sections of the studbook: Purebreds Part-breds Section X Read More...