in 1998, International Sport Horses of Color, Inc., "SHOC,"
is the worldwide, color-oriented, "sport" horse
and pony registry organized to unite sport horse breeders
and promote top quality sport horses of all colors, internationally! SHOC's
reference to "sport horse" includes sport ponies,
except where inapplicable.
SHOC is the global nexus to the finest colored equines
and their breeders - around the world!
provides an internationally organized forum in which the leading
sport horses/ponies are identified, registered, promoted,
shown and awarded, equally by color, all within one registry!
SHOC registers and equally recognizes "solid" colors
of sport horses both to improve the bloodlines of the colored/spotted
("colored") sport horses and provide value to the
solid offspring resulting from colored breedings. SHOC
recognizes separate and distinct horse, pony and color divisions,
including Appaloosa, Knabstrupper, Champagne, Buckskin, Cremello,
Palomino, Pinto, Paint, Roan, Dun, Dominant Black and White
and Solid colors (which includes every other recognized
horse color - such as Bay, Brown, Chestnut). To ensure
that each color is equally recognized, awards are made to
several color divisions, in each of the recognized English
disciplines; almost as if SHOC is several registries in one.
continues to influence positive changes towards colored equines
Here are a few, so far...
Since 1998, SHOC has been uniting color breeders and enthusiasts,
~ SHOC is making history as the largest database and color-oriented
"sport" type horse and pony registry.
SHOC is supported by the most prominent color breeders
from around the world!
SHOC is the only registry to recognize, register, promote
and make Horse of the Year awards to distinctive equine athletes
in extraordinary colors and sizes (horses and ponies) in multiple
American based, SHOC registers and promotes the most successful
colored equines in the world including rare breeds and cross-breeds
of Warmbloods, Ponies, Thoroughbreds with extraordinary spots
SHOC's unprecedented "International
Advisory Board" is comprised of some of the
most noteworthy and accomplished equestrians from around the
International Advisory Board and its committee members have
been extremely key to SHOC's cutting edge and unprecedented,
registration and awards program in SHOC for equines in a myriad
of registries in multiple countries.
SHOC is proud to be single-handedly responsible for re-introducing
to North America and enjoys a close alliance with the Danish
KNN (Danish Knabstrup Society, Denmark).
~ SHOC maintains unprecedented cooperation, associations and
strong alliances with Equestrian Federations and color-oriented
equine organizations - globally, striving for worldwide understanding
and acceptance of colored equines - to demystify competition
standards and "approvals" of colored equines in
countries which are foreign to one another.
Leads the industry as the first truly "international"
registry to launch a "Sport Pony" division and recognize
is pleased to be the leader as the first international registry
to launch a Sport Pony division that mirrors the Sport Horse
division. SHOC is also the only all breed sport horse/pony
registry to register virtually every color of sport horses/ponies,
maintain ("track") the color pedigree of its registered
horses, and make awards to the individual spotted, rare and
solid colors, literally, worldwide! The tracking of
color pedigree will allow breeding for color with more predictability
and bloodlines that are complimentary, and likely, to improve
specific breeding programs.
cutting edge vision is realized now as evidenced by the surge
of acceptance and popularity of sport ponies by both adults
and children, worldwide!
is dedicated to recognizing, promoting and preserving the
bloodlines of sport horses of all colors, which have evolved,
both by personal achievement, performance record, and the
achievement of their progeny. SHOC is a central information
center, "database," providing a "global
nexus" to breeders of the various breeds of and colors
of sport horses; a medium through which all breeders have
means to communicate and network with each other to improve
bloodlines and promote their horses across the world. SHOC
is bridging the gap between countries and colored sport horse
breeders and organizations, worldwide!
registered with SHOC must be of the "sport" or "English"
riding "type," athletic, with correct conformation,
elastic movements, and well suited for the English disciplines
of dressage, eventing, hunters, jumping, combined driving
and endurance. SHOC accepts a variety of breeds and
cross-breeds as long as they are sport horse/pony types and
meet the criteria of SHOC. SHOC horses/ponies
are shown and competed, internationally, with similarly colored
horses pursuant to national standards of the country in which
the horse is shown, in each of the above-mentioned English
disciplines. Awards are made based upon verification
of competition points in the applicable country of competition.