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Frequently Asked Questions ~ Faq

  What is a Welara ?
  Where can I buy a Welara ?
  How can I breed a Welara ?
  Who is the American Welara Pony Registry ?
  How can I register a Welara ?
  To register my Welara, does the sire and / or dam have to be registered ?
  I am not a U.S. citizen, and live outside the U.S., can I register my Welara ?
  What is Welara Foundation Stock ?
  What is a Welara Sport Pony ?
  Can I register my Welara Sport Pony, which has color-pattern characteristics ?
  What are the advantages of double registering a Welara ?








What is a Welara
The Welara is combination of the Welsh pony, and the Arabian horse. NO other breeds or bloodlines involved. They can range in size from 46 inches (11.2 hands) to 60 inches (15 hands) at the withers. On rare occasions a Welara at maturity may not meet regular size requirements of 46" to 60". This situation 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 show or event may offer special classes or activities where such individuals can still compete or perform.
Any color are eligible for registration (excluding Appaloosa characteristics).
For more information on this visit: Conformation

There are several variations available to suit almost anyone's 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.

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Welara mare
Welara mare








Where can I buy a Welara
There are many Welara breeders throughout the United States and Canada, also in Australia and England. However some foreign countries refer to the Welara breed as either a "Sport Pony" or a "Riding Pony". These European names usually refer to the Welara or "Welsh / Arabian" but be aware that in some cases it can also represent additional combinations of breeds including the Thoroughbred which is not acceptable for registration with this Registry as a purebred Welara. Purebred Welaras must only be Welsh plus Arabian breeding with NO other breeds or bloodlines involved. However part bred Welaras are accepted in this Registry, but within a different section and is termed a "Welara Sport Pony". For an animal to be eligible as a Sport Pony he / she must have 25% or more Welara breeding, and the other 75% or less be from an outside breed such as the Thoroughbred, but there are no restrictions to which outside breed it can be.
To find Welara breeders in your area visit our Breeders Directory also check out our Business Card section of the Welara Journal you may also wish to try Welsh and Arabian breeders as well, since many of these farms also breed Welara or know of additional farms in the area which do. If you still can not find breeders of Welara in your area, you may contact this Registry at:
info@WelaraRegistry.com

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Welara Sport Pony filly
Welara Sport Pony filly








How can I breed a Welara
Either cross an Arabian stallion with a Welsh mare, or a Welsh stallion to an Arabian mare, it makes no difference and the resulting offspring will be equally refined either way. Size, heaviness of bone, and "feathering" of the feet is primarily determined by which section of Welsh pony the individual has, A B C or D.
You may also cross a Welara stallion to a Welara mare, this also produces a beautifully refined animal of great potential. For additional information please visit Conformation.

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Welara Sport Pony mare
Welara Sport Pony mare








Who is the American Welara Pony Registry
The American Welara Pony Registry is the official international Registry for the Welsh ~ Arabian (Welara) breed. Formed in the Fall of 1980 and officially opened in January of 1981. Since that time we have seen Welara stock value increase remarkably, with sale prices reaching $40,000. And breeding farms start up around the world.
The word "American" in our name only designates our location, and does not place any limit or restrictions to registering animals in other geographical locations around the world. Registered stock, members and breeders are international.
The popularity of the Welara breed has grown phenomenally over the past two decades and has become a highly valued equine breed around the world.

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Welara stallion
Welara stallion








How can I register a Welara
If you own a Welsh ~ Arabian pony or horse, all you need to get him / her registered with the American Welara Pony Registry is request a registration form from us or download an application from this Web site and fill it out as completely as possible. If any requested information is not available to you such as the breeders phone number or current address for example, write the words "not available" or "N/A" in those sections of our registration application forms rather then just leaving them blank. In cases where the sire or dam either was not registered with their respective breeds registry, or is unknown, 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 and Arabian) will automatically terminate eligibility. If conformation and body type strictly and clearly show the animal is Welsh and 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 and Arabian linage. And in the case of a future dispute may be requested if court ordered to have a DNA test performed.
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 purity of breed standards registration will not be accepted, unless a DNA report is submitted to this Registry verifying Welsh and Arabian breeding. Next you will need to send three (3) or more clear color photographs (photographs become permanent property of this Registry, and may be published in our publication the Welara Journal and on the World Wide Web, they are NOT returned)  with check or money order in U.S. funds along with your filled out registration application form to:
American Welara Pony Registry • 471 Fourth Street, Nevelco Unit 1 - Crescent Valley, NV 89821. If you have additional questions please eMail our office at: info@WelaraRegistry.com

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Welara stallion
Welara stallion








To register my Welara, does the sire and / or dam have to be registered
No, it is not mandatory that the sire and / or dam of your Welsh ~ Arabian be registered with their respective breeds registry in order to be eligible for registration. However, it is preferred, and will hasten the registration process. Also it will guarantee that this Registry accepts the animal and completes the registration process. In the case of animals without registered parents, this Registry closely examines submitted photographs for breed purity, considers lineage indicated on the submitted application form, attempts 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 and 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.

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Welara mare
Welara mare








I am not a U.S. citizen, and live outside the U.S. Can I register my Welara
Yes, it is not required to either live in the United States, or be a U.S. citizen. This Registry has many registered animals both Welara and Foundation stock located in other countries outside the United States as well as members and Journal subscribers located in foreign countries, however we do require that all service fees payed to us either by check or money order be in U.S. funds, and clearly marked "U.S. funds" on the face of the check - money order.

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Welara filly
Welara filly








What is Welara Foundation Stock
Welara Foundation Stock is the Arabian and Welsh breeds that originally make up the Welara. Some breeders only use Arabian and Welsh to produce the Welara, others prefer to cross a Welara stallion with a Welara mare. The resulting offspring is equally refined in either case. They are an important part of the heritage of the Welara breed. Customarily, select Welsh mares are bred to a quality Arabian stallion, however this is not a rule. A Welsh stallion may be crossed with Arabian mares and will produce equally refined offspring. Each of these animals brings his or her particular qualities to create a uniquely intelligent and versatile animal of extreme beauty.
The Welara Registry maintains a Foundation Stock registry for pure Arabian, or pure Welsh sections (A B C and D). Foundation animals are eligible to compete in AWPS sanctioned / approved shows and events.
Animals must be pure Arabian, or pure Welsh only. 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 and 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 in this section. Three quality color photographs, left, right, and front MUST be sent with Registration application for inspection and quality control purposes. Photographs become permanent property of this Registry, and may be published in our publication the Welara Journal and on the World Wide Web, they are NOT returned. For more information on registration visit The Registry

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Welara filly
Welara filly








What is a Welara Sport Pony
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.
For an animal to be eligible as a Sport Pony he / she must have 25% or more Welara breeding, and the other 75% or less be from an outside breed. The Welara (Arabian / Welsh) breeding must be verifiable, owners / breeders statement is not adequate proof of Welara bloodline content. Neither are submitted photographs (but are required). Registration numbers, or photocopied registration certificates on the Welara (Arabian / Welsh) side that were issued from recognized registry sources such as, but not necessarily limited to: The American Welara Pony Registry, Arabian Horse Registry, Canadian Arabian Registry, Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America, Welsh Pony and Cob Society of Great Britain, etc., are required.
The Welara breeding may come solely from the sire, or solely from the dam, any combination is permitted as long as it can be verified, and is 50 percent or greater Welara breeding.
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.
Since the Welara Sport Pony is part an outside breed, there are no size, or color restrictions.
Stallions, mares, and geldings are eligible.
Three ( 3 ) quality color photographs, left, right, and front MUST be sent with Registration application for inspection and quality control purposes. Prints only. Submitted photographs become permanent property of this Registry, and may be published in our publication the Welara Journal and on the World Wide Web, they are NOT returned.
For more information on registration requirements visit The Registry

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Welara stallion
Welara stallion








Can I register my Welara Sport Pony, which has color-patterns
Yes, Welara Sport Ponies can be registered no matter what their coat pattern, color, or pattern-characteristics may be. This is because the Welara Sport Pony must have 50% or more Welara breeding, and the other 50% or less be from an outside breed. We mean by "outside breed", any breed other then Arabian, Welsh, or Welara.
And since many outside breeds have pattern-characteristics to their markings, it is expected to often have the Welara Sport Pony acquire these color gene attributes from their sire or dam. Likewise, there are no size restrictions for the Welara Sport Pony since many outside breeds differ in size considerably.
For more information on registration requirements visit The Registry

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Welara filly
Welara filly








What are the advantages of double registering a Welara
  The benefits of registering a Welara with the American Welara Pony Registry, when the animal has already been previously registered with an Arabian registry as a half Arabian, and or with a Welsh registry as a half Welsh. Some of the most pertinent advantages are:
  Market value and demand is greatly increased, since most prospective purchasers of Welara stock are interested in quality future breeding animals as additions to their breeding program. Very few breeders are looking for, or particularly interested in, prospective herd stallions or broodmares that are part breds since there is a limited market demand and value for such offspring. Many of our breeders have reported that the registered Welara is much easier to market with an enthusiastic public actively seeking and wanting to purchase.
The registered Welara is considered in an ever widening geographical area involving the United States, and many foreign countries, as a purebred equine breed unto itself. As with nearly every horse and pony breed, they originally were crosses of two or more different breeds, and were considered by most to be part breds in their early formative years.
But with the passing of time, and the enthusiasm of breeders increasing production of such "new breeds" the general populace and knowledgeable horse people alike gradually accepted them as a breed in itself, a purebred.
This process of acceptance happened a long time ago with such breeds as the Welsh, Appaloosa, Morgan, Thoroughbred, and countless others.
  Purebred stock of any breed is always more sought-after and valuable then is part pred, or half registered individuals. To date the highest verified sale price of a registered Welara was $40,000 U.S. funds. The average sale value of a registered Welara is from $5,000 to $10,000.
  Many owners and breeders have indicated they are not satisfied with the usual indifference of registries on their registration certificates, Stud Books, and pedigree databases, involving the other breed "outside breed" that is not directly related to the breed that particular registry represents. This can clearly be seen on registration certificates for half Welsh or half Arabian. The information included for the "outside breed" is frequently so cryptic as only stating something like "grade Welsh" or similar referral. Not only is this disappointing and frustrating to the registered owner, but it also neglects one of the primary purposes of livestock registration, and that is to permanently preserve the history, ancestry, and all known information for each and every animal registered.
The Welara Registry however includes and preserves all information and known pedigrees of both breeds involved, the Arabian and the Welsh, as equally important and without discrimination.
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