National Quarter Pony Association

The National Quarter Pony Association was organized in 1975 to record and preserve the pedigrees of Quarter Ponies. The association provides information for its members and the general public on the matters pertaining to shows, contests, and projects designed to improve the breed.

What is a Quarter Pony?

The short answer....  They are short Quarter Horses.

Horses that measure 58 inches and under but not less than 46 inches and exhibit stock type horse characteristics may be eligible for registration as a Quarter Pony. AQHA registration is not a requirement but does guaranty eligibility for registration as a Quarter Pony if meeting the height requirements and the registration is not marked as having " undesirable trait and uncharacteristic of the breed".

Quarter Ponies exhibit all the same great characteristics that make the Quarter Horse such versatile breed, just in a shorter package. They are great minded, have a willing disposition, well balanced conformation, and agile speed. This often makes them a great match for children or the beginner but they are definitely also well suited for adults and experienced riders alike.

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 - Registration Form
 - NQPA Membership Form
 - NQPA Registration Transfer
 - NQPA Rulebook (updated 2013)
  - OQPA Rule Book