The National Show Horse Registry (NSHR) was created to meet a growing need
within the equine industry for beautiful show horses with athletic ability,
for new excitement and incentives in the show ring and for a broader base for
the show horse industry. The overwhelming choice for this new breed was an
animal that would combine the beauty, refinement, and stamina of the Arabian
with the size and high-stepping motion of the American Saddlebred. With these
two breeds as it's cornerstone, the National Show Horse was born in 1981.
During it's history, the NSHR has taken steps to make possible the employment
of a variety of combinations of these two basic bloodlines to produce a breed
that continues to surpass it's own standards, the always exciting NationalShow Horse.
CREATING THE SHOW RING EXCITEMENT
The National Show Horse
Registry is dedicated to creating an atmosphere in
the show ring that reflects the excitement created by the horses themselves.
New concepts and formats for the shows have been combined with a prize money
system to create new enthusiasm for spectators and exhibitors. The NSHR
committed itself to providing opportunities for all breeders to profit from
showing their horses. The prize money system created by the NSHR is designed
to allow exhibitors a chance to more than offset the expenses associated with
owning and showing a horse. The NSHR guarantees to offer as pay back a
minimum of 40% of all registration fees for any year in prize money during
the next year's show season. That guarantee has resulted in owners of the
NSHR horses earning more money in the show ring than has ever been available
through a registry.
CREATING A BROADER BASE FOR THE SHOW HORSES
In addition to the
opportunity to win money in the show ring, the NSHR
provides breeders with new marketing opportunities. Owners of Arabian or
Saddlebred mares can often produce foals through the NSHR that are not only
of better quality but of greater market value than through a purebred
breeding program. Most fans have one or more Arabian or Saddlebred mares who
have outstanding bloodlines and good conformation yet do not consistently
produce superior quality Arabian or Saddlebred foals. These same mares often
produce top Quality National Show Horses that can provide the breeder with a
greater return on their investment.
CREATING NEW OPPORTUNITIES
The NSHR offers established breeders and newcomers to the show horse world an
opportunity to participate in the creation of a new breed and to establish
themselves in a favorable position within the show horse world. Whether one
decides to devote himself exclusively to National Show Horses or includes
them as a part of his overall horse program, the National Show Horse can be
an exciting and profitable venture.