Specialty Division

Specialty and Specialty Plus Division Overview

The Performance Shagya-Arabian Registry (PShR) Specialty Division makes it possible for and helps to encourage all Shagya, Shagya related and purebred Arabian horses to be noted for their performance abilities.

Specialty and Speciality Plus Award Order Form

Who can nominate for the PShR Specialty Division?
1. Any stallion, mare or gelding of at least 25% Shagya bloodlines may nominate for the Specialty Division. This can include Trakehners, Anglo-Shagyas, Hungarians, or any breed with Shagya ancestors.

2. In addition, purebred Arabian horses may also nominate for the Specialty Division. Since the purebred Arabian is regularly used as an outcross with the Shagya breed the Specialty Division helps to insure the best Arabian bloodlines are incorporated to continue the 200 year old Shagya tradition as an enduring riding horse.

3. To participate in the PShR Specialty Division a horse does not have to be registered with the Performance Shagya-Arabian Registry. Complete documentation to verify the bloodlines of the nominated horse will be required.

4. Horses awarded the PShR Specialty Division will be listed per the PShR studbooks divisions. Refer to the definition of the PShR studbooks in the PShR Breeding Guidelines.

Why nominate for the PShR Specialty Division?
1. The PShR will document and verify all competition criteria in open competition in the sport of choice.

2. Buyers can reference our PShR records to find proven competition horses or research proven performance bloodlines.

3. Breeders can make informed choices when looking for documented and proven horses to enhance their own breeding programs.

4. Horses may nominate for and complete more than one PShR Specialty Division.

What is a PShR Specialty Division?
1. The PShR is the only organization in the USA committed to the performance testing standards of the International Shagya Society (ISG) breeding guidelines requirements (RZBO). The PShR has established comparable performance testing standards using American open competition as the testing grounds.

2. The PShR Specialty Division provides an opportunity for those who cannot afford to or do not have time to go through the entire PShR Licensing Criteria to document their accomplishments.

Why nominate my gelding for the PShR Specialty Division?
1. While stallions receive most of the attention in any breed, the geldings are the real heroes proving the athletic abilities traditional to the Shagya breed.

2. In the PShR performance testing criteria stallions and mares are judged by the success of their progeny. The Shagya RZBO guidelines promote the continued development of a working breeding stock that also produces progeny with an inborn desire to please their owner and the athletic ability to complete.

How do I nominate for the PShR Specialty Division?
1. Download the PShR Performance Recognition Nomination Form or by contacting the Chairperson of the Licensing Committee.

2. Submit the completed form with all the required documentation to the Chairperson of the Licensing Committee with the appropriate fee.

How will my horse be recognized?
1. PShR Specialty horses may be noted on our website and used in educational materials to provide the proof of performance accomplishments.

2. Buyer and/or breeders will be able to research our records when searching for superior horses to ride or incorporate into a breeding program.

3. Horses completing a PShR Specialty or Specialty Plus Divisions may note their accomplishment behind their horse’s name in the following manner (examples shown for Jumping):

    - PShR SP/J for PShR Specialty Jumping Achieved
    - PShR SP/J+ for PShR Specialty Plus Jumping Achieved

     

 

Stallion Specialty and Specialty Plus Criteria

I. PShR Specialty Stallion:
1. Jumping

    - Placed at least five (5) times in the upper 25% of a class at a level comparable to the RZBO requirement of “L level” of 1 meter 20.
    - Competitions must be recognized by the USEF.

2. Dressage

    - Receive the USDF All-Breed award at First Level

3. 3-day Eventing

    - Placed at least five (5) times in the upper 25% of a class at a level comparable to the RZBO requirement “L level” of 1 meter 20.
    - Competitions must be recognized by the USEF.

4. Endurance – Two options

    - Obtain 73 points as per the VZAP (Verband der Züchter des Arabischen Pferdes e.V.) Pace Criteria. This must include the completion of two 50-mile rides. Points are calculated as the distance in miles divided by the completion time. OR
    - Place in the Top Ten of the AERC Jim Jones end of year division.

5. Distance Riding – Two options

    - Complete 1000 miles (may be a combination of competitive and/or endurance and/or LD) in sanctioned organizations. OR
    - Complete 500 miles and place in the top ten in an AHA National Competitive, AHA National Endurance, or AERC National Championship Ride.

6. Stallions testing trials

    - Stallions may complete a 30-day stallion testing conducted by the ISR (International Sporthorse Registry) or a test similar in criteria.
    - Stallions must score a minimum of 75% or higher.

7. Racing

    - As per the RZBO guidelines, a flat race test with a GAG* of at least 58 kg (127.6 lbs).
    - *GAG is the weight in kg a horse theoretically would carry in a hypothetical general handicap for all racehorses in Germany.

8. Meritorious Sire

    - Any stallion with a total of 10 points acquired from performance accomplishments of his progeny. The point system equals:

      Specialty Progeny = 1 point per horse
      Specialty Plus Progeny = 3 points per horse
      Licensed Progeny = 2 points per horse
      Elite Progeny = 5 points per horse


    - Stallions may be acknowledged posthumously.
    - Points received by progeny from continued completion and/or inspections may be updated accordingly.
    - For Meritorious Stallion Specialty or Specialty Plus purposes the progeny do not have to be registered with the PShR or have completed the PShR Specialty or Specialty Plus program. However, competitions equal to the Specialty and/or Specialty Plus criteria must be completely documented by a nationally recognized organization.

9. Other

    - Western Riding, Reining, Hunter, Driving and other riding disciplines can be submitted to the PShR for consideration.

II. PShR Specialty Plus Stallion:
1. Jumping

    - Placed at least ten (10) times in the upper 25% of a class at a level comparable to the RZBO requirement of “M level” of 1 meter 30+ or higher.
    - Competitions must be recognized by the USEF.

2. Dressage

    - Received the USDF All-Breed award at Third Level or higher

3. 3-day Eventing

    - Placed at least ten (10) times in the upper 25% of a class at a level comparable to the RZBO requirement “M level” of 1 meter 30+ or higher.
    - Competitions must be recognized by the USEF.

4. Endurance – Two options

    - Obtain 81 points as per the VZAP (Verband der Züchter des Arabischen Pferdes e.V.) Pace Criteria. This must include the completion of two 50-mile rides. Points are calculated as the distance in miles divided by the completion time. OR
    - Place in top three AERC Jim Jones end of year division.

5. Distance Riding – Two options

    - Complete 2000 miles (may be a combination of competitive and/or endurance and/or LD) in sanctioned organizations. OR
    - Complete 1000 miles and place in the top ten in an AHA National Competitive, AHA National Endurance, or AERC National Championship Ride.

6. Stallion Testing Trials

    - Stallions may complete a 100-day stallion testing conducted by the ISR (International Sporthorse Registry) or a test similar in criteria.
    - Stallions must score a minimum of 75% or higher.

7. Meritorious Sire

    - Any stallion with a total of 20 points acquired from performance accomplishments of his progeny. The point system equals:

      Specialty Progeny = 1 point per horse
      Specialty Plus Progeny = 3 points per horse
      Licensed Progeny = 2 points per horse
      Elite Progeny = 5 points per horse


    - Stallions may be acknowledged posthumously.
    - Points received by progeny from continued completion and/or inspections may be updated accordingly.
    - For Meritorious Stallion Specialty or Specialty Plus purposes the progeny do not have to be registered with the PShR or have completed the PShR Specialty or Specialty Plus program. However, competitions equal to the Specialty and/or Specialty Plus criteria must be completely documented by a nationally recognized organization.

8. Other

    - Western Riding, Reining, Hunter, Driving and other riding disciplines can be submitted to the PShR for consideration.

     

Mare Specialty and Specialty Plus Criteria

I. PShR Specialty Mare:
1. Jumping

    - Placed at least five (5) times in the upper 25% of a class at a level comparable to the RZBO requirement of “E level” of 90cm to 1 meter.
    - Competitions must be recognized by the USEF.

2. Dressage

    - Receive the USDF All-Breed award at Training Level.

3. 3-day Eventing:

    - Placed at least five (5) times in the upper 25% of a class at a level comparable to the RZBO requirement of “E level” of 90cm to1 meter.
    - Competitions must be recognized by the USEF.

4. Endurance

    - Complete 500 miles at a sanctioned AERC ride.

5. Distance Riding – Two options

    - Complete 500 miles (may be a combination of competitive and/or endurance and/or LD) in sanctioned organizations. OR
    - Complete 250 miles and place top ten in an AHA National Competitive, AHA National Endurance, or AERC National Championship Ride.

6. Meritorious Mare

    - Any mare with a total of 5 points acquired from performance accomplishments of her progeny. The point system equals:

      Specialty Progeny = 1 point per horse
      Specialty Plus Progeny = 3 points per horse
      Licensed Progeny = 2 points per horse
      Elite Progeny = 5 points per horse


    - Mares may be acknowledged posthumously.
    - Points received by progeny from continued completion and/or inspections may be updated accordingly.
    - For Meritorious Mare Specialty or Specialty Plus purposes the progeny do not have to be registered with the PShR or have completed the PShR Specialty or Specialty Plus program. However, competitions equal to the Specialty and/or Specialty Plus criteria must be completely documented by a nationally recognized organization.

7. Other

    - Western Riding, Reining, Hunter, Driving and other riding disciplines can be submitted to the PShR for consideration.

II. PShR Specialty Plus Mare:
1. Jumping

    - Placed at least ten (10) times in the upper 25% of a class at a level comparable to the RZBO requirement of “A level” of 1 meter 10.
    - Competitions must be recognized by the USEF.

2. Dressage

    - Place in the Top Five of the USDF All-Breed award at First Level.

3. 3-day Eventing:

    - Placed at least ten (10) times in the upper 25% of a class at a level comparable to the RZBO requirement of “A level” of 1 meter 10.
    - Competitions must be recognized by the USEF.

4. Endurance

    - Complete 1000 miles at a sanctioned AERC ride.

5. Distance Riding – Two options

    - Complete 1000 miles (may be a combination of competitive and/or endurance and/or LD) in sanctioned organizations. OR
    - Complete 500 miles and place top ten in an AHA National Competitive, AHA National Endurance, or AERC National Championship Ride.

6. Mare testing trials

    - Mares may complete a mare testing conducted by the ISR (International Sporthorse Registry) or a test similar in criteria.
    - Mares must score a minimum of 65% or higher.

7. Meritorious Mare

    - Any mare with a total of 10 points acquired from performance accomplishments of her progeny. The point system equals:

      Specialty Progeny = 1 point per horse
      Specialty Plus Progeny = 3 points per horse
      Licensed Progeny = 2 points per horse
      Elite Progeny = 5 points per horse


    - Mares may be acknowledged posthumously.
    - Points received by progeny from continued completion and/or inspections may be updated accordingly.
    - For Meritorious Mare Specialty or Specialty Plus purposes the progeny do not have to be registered with the PShR or have completed the PShR Specialty or Specialty Plus program. However, competitions equal to the Specialty and/or Specialty Plus criteria must be completely documented by a nationally recognized organization.

8. Other

    - Western Riding, Reining, Hunter, Driving and other riding disciplines can be submitted to the PShR for consideration.

     

 

 

Gelding Specialty and Specialty Plus Criteria

I. Specialty Gelding:
1. Jumping

    - Placed at least five (5) times in the upper 25% of a class at a level comparable to the RZBO requirement of “L level” of 1 meter 20.
    - Competitions must be recognized by the USEF.

2. Dressage

    - Receive the USDF All-Breed award at First Level

3. 3-day Eventing

    - Placed at least five (5) times in the upper 25% of a class at a level comparable to the RZBO requirement “L level” of 1 meter 20.
    - Competitions must be recognized by the USEF.

4. Endurance

    - Obtain 73 points as per the VZAP (Verband der Züchter des Arabischen Pferdes e.V.) Pace Criteria. This must include the completion of two 50-mile rides. Points are calculated as the distance in miles divided by the completion time.

5. Distance Riding – Two options

    - Complete 1000 miles (may be a combination of competitive and/or endurance and/or LD) in sanctioned organizations. OR
    - Complete 500 miles and place in the top ten in an AHA National Competitive, AHA National Endurance, or AERC National Championship Ride.

6. Stallions testing trials

    - Geldings may complete a 30-day stallion testing conducted by the ISR (International Sporthorse Registry) or a test similar in criteria.
    - Geldings must score a minimum of 75% or higher.

7. Racing

    - As per the RZBO guidelines, a flat race test with a GAG* of at least 58 kg (127.6 lbs).
    - *GAG is the weight in kg a horse theoretically would carry in a hypothetical general handicap for all racehorses in Germany.

8. Other

    - Western Riding, Reining, Hunter, Driving and other riding disciplines can be submitted to the PShR for consideration.

II. PShR Specialty Plus Gelding:
1. Jumping

    - Placed at least ten (10) times in the upper 25% of a class at a level comparable to the RZBO requirement of “M level” of 1 meter 30+ or higher.
    - Competitions must be recognized by the USEF.

2. Dressage

    - Received the USDF All-Breed award at Third Level or higher

3.3-day Eventing

    - Placed at least ten (10) times in the upper 25% of a class at a level comparable to the RZBO requirement “M level” of 1 meter 30+ or higher.
    - Competitions must be recognized by the USEF.

4. Endurance

    - Obtain 81 points as per the VZAP (Verband der Züchter des Arabischen Pferdes e.V.) Pace Criteria. This must include the completion of two 50-mile rides. Points are calculated as the distance in miles divided by the completion time.

5. Distance Riding – Two options

    - Complete 2000 miles (may be a combination of competitive and/or endurance and/or LD) in sanctioned organizations. OR
    - Complete 1000 miles and place in the top ten in an AHA National Competitive, AHA National Endurance, or AERC National Championship Ride.

6. Stallion testing trials

    - Geldings may complete a 100-day stallion testing conducted by the ISR (International Sporthorse Registry) or a test similar in criteria.
    - Geldings must score a minimum of 75% or higher.

7. Other

    - Western Riding, Reining, Hunter, Driving and other riding disciplines can be submitted to the PShR for consideration.