Sports Equestrian Breeds Australian Ponies
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There are three different types/breeds of ponies specific to Australia. The Australian Stud Saddle Pony - a specific pony/Arab cross breed with a maximum height of 14.2hh. Bred to create a saddle pony of distinctive good temperament and a specific type. No Australian Stud Saddle Pony can have any Thoroughbred in its bloodlines and only solid colours are accepted (no cremello's etc.) Australian Saddle Pony - is a height registry only. The maximum height is 14.2hh with a minimum height of 11hh. Any pony presented for classification must be ridden under saddle and be of a good "pony" type and a quality animal. Australian Riding Pony - is a breed registry based on Thoroughbred and mainly Australian Pony and Welsh bloodlines with the odd bit of Arab as well. Originating from the English Riding Pony, many of that breed have been imported over the years as a foundation of the Australian breed. Generally of a very fine boned type the height limit is 14.2hh.

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