Who We Are - Performance Shagya-Arabian Registry
The Performance Shagya-Arabian Registry has built a solid foundation that celebrates all achievements with our Shagya and Shagya-bred horses. We recognize both the competitive performers and the ambassadors that represent this great breed. The breeding goal of a purebred Shagya or Shagya-bred horse is to produce a versatile athlete suitable for all levels of competition, while maintaining horses that have a kind and willing attitude. Shagyas originated in the Bablona Stud farm in Hungary. As a primary goal, these horses were bred to be the highest quality for use in warfare by kings, high ranking officers and nobility. The horse had to be extremely rideable to attain this status. A second stated goal for the Shagya was as a breed improver. In other words, Shagya breed stock was required to be of such a refined quality that crossing with a Shagya would result in breeding-quality offspring that was “better” than either parent. To achieve these two goals, the Hungarian breeders were ruthless in their assessment of Shagya stock. They tested the animals extensively under saddle in the arena, in the field and at war.