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Registration Requirements ~ Name Recording Services ~ History
General Rules - Regulations and bylaws may be found Here
For an in-depth history of early Welara breeding and the Crabbet Park Stud click Here

Welara Registration Requirements (Welsh plus Arabian)

Welara Sport Pony Registration Requirements (part Welara)

Foundation Stock Registration Requirements (Welsh or Arabian)

Name Recording Services  farm, ranch, stallion, owner

A Tailor Made Moon - Welara stallion Gypsy Rose LI - Welara mare
A Tailor Made Moon
Welara stallion
owned by
Beth B. Lawrence
photos by Maggie Shoobridge
Gypsy Rose LI
Welara mare

The Registry
On January 15, 1981 the American Welara Pony Registry officially opened. The purpose of the Registry is to collect, record and preserve the pedigrees of Welara, Welara Sport Pony, Arabian and Welsh Foundation Stock. And to stimulate all other matters such as may pertain to the history, breeding, exhibiting, publicity, sale and improvement of the breed throughout the world.
One of the main goals of the Registry is to greatly increase the number of breeding farms and stallions at stud making the Welara breed more available to the public over a larger geographical area.

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Brief History
The Welara consists of two breeds, the Arabian horse and the Welsh pony. People have been intentionally crossing these breeds for over a century to achieve the Welara pony.
Many breeders were so impressed with the offspring that they permanently have included breeding Welara to the original Arabian or Welsh program.
Today many breeders have diverted their breeding programs to produce strictly Welara stock. It is well known that as far back as the early part of the 1900’s Lady Wentworth kept fine Welsh ponies at her famed stud Crabbet Park, in Sussex, England, breeding to her foremost Polish bred stallion Skowronek. And was interested in producing what she termed "The most beautiful pony on the face of the earth".

For an in-depth history of early Welara breeding and the Crabbet Park Stud click Here

It did not take many years for breeders to recognize the extreme potential that this breed possesses, especially in the show ring. To further assist in the exhibiting of Welara, the American Welara Pony Registry now offers a High Point Awards Program with purse. Available to all Welara and Foundation Stock registered with the American Welara Pony Registry, both domestic and international. The program has the unique opportunity of earning points at ALL levels of showing, from open All Breed local events in your nearby town, Welsh and / or Arabian breed shows held by local, state, or national groups, to US Equestrian Federation rated events. Even competitive trail events where awards are offered for performance achievements will count towards High Point earnings within the program.

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Homeland
  
The homeland of the Welara breed is England, but also brings with him the ancestry of the Welsh ponies from Wales, with a Celtic culture of its people and wild mountain environment. And the Arabian horse shrouded in mystery from the Arabian desert, a land of Bedouins and nomadic herdsmen, a broad plateau sloping down to the Red Sea.

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Requirements for Welara Registration (Welsh plus Arabian)
Animals must be between 46" to 60" inches tall *. And must be part Arabian and part Welsh, neither part may be less than 1/8 or more than 7/8. The animal may NOT be of any other breed or combination of breeds.

On the Welsh side sections A B C and D are accepted, sections B C D usually are preferred due to size only. Welara stallions at maturity should measure between 14.0 to 15.0 hands, a mature Welara mare should measure between 13.1 to 14.3 hands at the withers.

* On rare occasions, a Welara at maturity may not meet regular size requirements of 46" to 60" (11.2 hands to 15.0 hands). This does not affect the animals eligibility for regular registration as a Welara, or his / her usefulness as a sire or dam to propagate the Welara breed.

It does affect showing your animal, since size requirements are regulated at approved shows and events. On occasion a particular event may offer special classes or activities where such individuals can still compete or perform.

There are several variations available to suit almost anyones needs and taste. These variations include:

Crossing an Arabian horse with a standard section A Welsh pony which will produce a very refined smaller (under 13 hands) Welara suitable for younger children and light driving purposes.

Crossing a Arabian horse with a standard section B Welsh which will produce a slightly larger (13 to 13.2 hands) very refined Welara suitable for older children, light adults, and driving.

Crossing an Arabian horse with a section C Welsh (Cob) will produce a larger (13.2 to 14.2 hands), heavier boned and very refined Welara frequently exhibiting "feathered feet", excellent for average sized adults, driving, showing, trail riding and most all equine related activities.

Crossing an Arabian horse with a section D Welsh (Cob) will produce a large (13.3 to 15 hands) very refined Welara suitable for average to slightly heavier adults, any type of driving, trail riding, showing, and most all equine related activities.

Any age or color are eligible, excluding Appaloosa characteristics (in accordance with the United States Equestrian Federation rules and regulations for the Welsh division).
Three (3) quality color photographs, left, right, and front MUST be sent with Registration application for inspection and quality control purposes. Prints or quality digital photographs only. Submitted photographs become permanent property of this Registry and may be published on the World Wide Web and in the Welara Journal, they are not returned.
Animals registered name maybe up to 32 letters in length including spaces, but may not have any symbols or special characters in the name.

Offspring resulting from Embryo Transfer will NOT be accepted.

This Registry reserves the right to refuse registrations for quality and purity control, unless the sire and dam of the applied for animal(s) has previously been registered with the Welara Registry or their respective breed registry.

After death registration (posthumous) are not accepted.

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Requirements for Welara Sport Pony Registration (part Welara)
Red Pharoh - Part Welara gelding LBF Wicked Widget - Part Welara filly
Red Pharoh
part Welara gelding
LBF Wicked Widget
part Welara filly
Animals must have 25% or more Welara breeding, and the other 75% or less be from an outside breed. The Welara (Arabian plus Welsh) breeding must be verifiable, owners / breeders statement is not adequate proof of Welara bloodline content. Registration numbers, or photocopied registration certificates on the Welara side issued from *recognized registry sources are required. The Welara breeding may come solely from the sire, or solely from the dam, any combination is permitted if verifiable.
There are no color, age, sex, or size restrictions. Three (3) quality color photographs, left, right, and front MUST be sent with the application. Prints only. Submitted photographs become permanent property of this Registry and may be published on the World Wide Web and in the Welara Journal, they are not returned.

Stallions, mares, and geldings are eligible

The Welara "Sport Pony" is part Welara, and part an outside breed. Frequently the Thoroughbred is used, but there are no restrictions to which outside breed may be crossed with the Welara to produce a "Sport Pony".
This combination is popular with Hunter and Jumper enthusiasts. But there are a multitude of possible combinations to fulfill the needs of many equine disciplines.
Keep in mind that a purebred Welara can have different percentages of Welsh and Arabian bloodlines, they are not necessarily 50-50. Neither part may be less than 1/8 or more than 7/8. Therefore, the 50 percent or more Welara bloodlines required for the Sport Pony may also differ in the percentage of Welsh or Arabian and do not need to be equal for registration eligibility.

*Recognized registry sources include, but are not necessarily limited to:

American Welara Pony Registry
Arabian Horse Association
Canadian Arabian Registry
Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America
Welsh Pony and Cob Society of Great Britain.

This Registry reserves the right to refuse registrations for quality and purity control, unless the sire and dam of the applied for animal(s) has previously been registered with the Welara Registry or their respective breed registry.

After death registration (posthumous) are not accepted.


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Requirements for Foundation Stock Registration (Welsh or Arabian)
Animals must be pure Arabian, or pure Welsh. It is NOT mandatory that Foundation animals be registered with their respective breed Registry, but is preferred. We offer on occasion under a "hardship clause" the consideration of possible registration for individual animals that meet certain criteria. These cases require the animal to be inspected, this may be done through quality photographs of the animal taken at various angles. During inspection any evidence of an outside breed (meaning any breed other than Welsh or Arabian) will automatically terminate eligibility, unless a DNA report is submitted to this Registry verifying Welsh or Arabian breeding.
If conformation and body type strictly and clearly show the animal is Welsh or Arabian then a signed statement specifying the breed is also required from the owner or breeder. By signing, the owner or breeder of this animal is legally declaring Welsh or Arabian linage. And in the case of a future dispute may be requested if court ordered to have a DNA test performed.
We also consider lineage indicated on the submitted application form, attempt to contact former owners and the original breeder in an effort to verify breed purity, and if necessary we may request a DNA report to be submitted verifying Welsh or Arabian breeding. Please be aware that this Registry reserves the right to refuse or restrict at our judgment registration for animals without formerly registered parents in an ongoing effort to maintain quality and purity in the Welara breed. Your animal will need to pass this inspection to meet purity and quality standards set forth by this Registry. If your animal does not meet standards, registration will not be accepted.

Foundation animals may be of any age or color, excluding Appaloosa characteristics to be eligible for registration. Stallions and mares are only eligible, geldings and spayed mares may not be registered within this section.
Three (3) quality color photographs, left, right, and front MUST be sent with Registration application for inspection and quality control purposes. Prints or quality digital photographs only. Submitted photographs become permanent property of this Registry and may be published on the World Wide Web and in the Welara Journal, they are not returned.
Animals registered name maybe up to 32 letters in length, but may not have any symbols or special characters in the name.

This Registry reserves the right to refuse registrations for quality and purity control, unless the sire and dam of the applied for animal(s) has previously been registered with the Welara Registry or their respective breed registry.

After death registration (posthumous) are not accepted.

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Name Recording Services for farm, ranch, stallion, and owner
The purpose of name, initials, and prefix ~ suffix recording is to prevent the use of special "Registered" names by anyone except the recorded legal owner of that name. Once a name is recorded, the use of that name is restricted permanently to the registered owner.
Important: before recording and reserving names with this Registry be sure you are the legal owner and have full rights to the farm, ranch, and / or stallion names you are registering.
You can not register the name for a farm, ranch, or stallion, if you are renting / leasing the stallion, ranch or farm, you must be the owner.

** Printed applications and OnLine immediate recording form is available at bottom of this page **

The Welara Registry offers three (3) different Categories of Name recording which include:

(1) Farm or Ranch name recording example usage. If your farms name was "Dragon Woods Farm", you could use the recorded prefix / suffix "Dragon" or "Dragon Woods" in future equine registrations with this Registry such as "Dragon Woods Moonlight Dancer" or “DWF Moonlight Dancer”. Available ONLY to legal owner(s) of farm or ranch being recorded.

(2) Owners name or initials recording example usage. If your name was "David W. Ferguson", you could record the name "Ferguson's" and use the recorded prefix / suffix in future equine registrations with this Registry such as "Ferguson's Moonlight Dancer". Or you could record your initials "D.W.F." and use them such as "D.W.F. Moonlight Dancer". Available ONLY to recorded legal owner of name or initials.

(3) Stallion name or initials recording example usage. If your stallions name was "Dark Shadow", you could record prefix / suffix "Dark" or "Shadow" in future offspring from your stallion names such as "Moonlight Shadow" or "Dark Meadows Mystery" could be used. Or record stallions initials “D.S.” for use as “D.S. Meadows Mystery”. Available ONLY to legal owner of stallion.
Animal must first be registered with the Welara Registry


Important Guidelines:
Unless recording the full name, keep your prefix ~ suffix short in length. This is important when registering future offspring using the prefix ~ suffix since total amount of letters and spaces may not exceed (36) on the registration certificate.
Only specific letters and symbols are accepted, standard alphabet, numbers 0 to 9, symbols ~ - ! ' ^ and you may record multiple names. Each different category must be applied for independently on a separate form and requires an additional fee, but it is acceptable to record the name and initials of the same category at no additional fee. Example: If your farms name was "Dragon Woods Farm", those initials "DWF" or "D.W.F." can be recorded on the same form at no additional fee.
Likewise, if your stallions name was "Dark Shadow", his name and his initials "DS" or "D.S." can be recorded on the same form at no additional fee. Be accurate when filling out the application. If using paper version of this form print or type clearly, check spelling, clearly indicate capital letters.
Certificates of equine registration issued by the Welara Registry which contain recorded name or initials will be indicated by the symbol ®

Sample Registered Name Prefix ~ Suffix Verification Record
Sample Registered Name Prefix ~ Suffix Verification Record
Applications are available by request ~ or you may download and print them by Clicking Here
You may also use our OnLine application for immediate recording by Clicking Here
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