At this time, Sugarbush Draft Horses can be crossed to any of the accepted registered draft breeds, with the resulting foal being granted permanent papers with registration numbers beginning with P. Foals resulting from breedings to draft horses of unknown lineage will be granted second generation papers, denoted with a registration number beginning with F2.
Foals from second generation horses who are crossed back to a Permanent registered Sugarbush Draft Horse will be granted registration numbers starting with F3, or a third generation horse. Crossing these third generation individuals with a Permanent registered horse will result in a horse receiving permanent registration, or a number starting with P.
Horses of draft breeding that can prove appaloosa ancestry, either by appearance, or from a verifiable lineage, may be registered as a Foundation Horse. Horses applying for registration as a Foundation horse are carefully scrutinized in order to preserve the quality of the breed. Registration as a Foundation is currently available due to the limited bloodlines, as an effort to prevent inbreeding of the Sugarbush Draft Horse.
Such horses must prove, either through appearance or by pedigree, that they are more then 75% draft breeding, and have an ancestor that carries the appaloosa color genetics.
Offspring of Stonewall Sport Horse breeding will be accepted as Sugarbush Draft Horses if the combined percentage of draft horse blood is more then 50%. Horses under 75% draft blood will be granted registration with a number beginning with F1. These horses must be crossed to either a purebred draft horse, or any registered Sugarbush Draft Horse from the above categories.
Horses of 50% or less draft breeding are eligible for registration as a Stonewall Sport Horse. These horses can receive registration with either Mike Muir (Access Adventure
) or with the International Patterned Sport Horse Registry (International Pattern Sport Horses Official Website
). The Sugarbush Draft Horse Registry accepts registrations from either source equally.
While the Sugarbush Draft Horse was originally created with outcrossing to Percheron horses, currently all accepted draft breeds can be used. These breeds include: Belgian Draft Horse, Clydesdale, American Cream Draft, Percheron, Shire, and Suffolk Horse (Suffolk Punch).
Horses registered with the North American Spotted Draft Horse Association are not an acceptable outcross. Foals from these breedings can not be registered with the Sugarbush Draft Horse Registry.
Exclusionary faults for any horse seeking registration, include, but are not limited to:
Frame Overo (Overo Lethal White) patterning
Serious conformational defects
Horses exhibiting other white patterns, such as Splash white, Sabino white (including excessive roaning) or mismarks are not penalized nor disqualified for these patterns.