Ponies will be accepted from any country including Canada and Mexico provided they have proper documentation and DNA, up until two full years of age.
Ponies imported from the United Kingdom or any other country which are already registered with the DPS in UK or with another Dales Registry recognized by the DPS in UK (daughter registry of DPS in UK) will be accepted regardless of age.
ALL PUREBRED DALES PONIES REGISTERED WITH DPSA ARE DNA QUALIFIED; (SIRE, DAM AND FOAL) and MUST BE MICROCHIPED PRIOR TO REGISTRATION.
COLTS WILL BE REGISTERED AS FOLLOWS:
Colts eligible for stallion status must be by a registered licensed stallion out of a Section “A” mare, and must display correct markings.
All stallions must be licensed from three years of age. See Forms page.
All stallions are re-entered in the Stud Book when licensed at age three years.
Colts out of Section B mares, or mismarked colts from Section A mares are not eligible for stallion status. These colts will be issued a registration with a gelding number, and must be castrated
at a suitable age.
MARES, FILLIES AND GELDINGS WILL BE REGISTERED AS FOLLOWS:
Section A - By a registered, licensed stallion, and out of either a Section A or a Section B mare, and displaying correct markings.
Section B - By a registered, licensed stallion and: may be out of a Section A or Section B mare, but displaying incorrect markings
PART BRED REGISTRY:
The Society maintains a Part-Bred Registry to encourage the production of horses and ponies of good quality with substance, courage and agility, from Dales Stallions.
Cross breeding from Dales mares is discouraged as the breed is still recovering from near extinction, and the offspring from such breeding are not registerable.
The Partbred Registry will register crossbred foals, being the offspring of a registered, licensed purebred Dales stallion as 1/2 Dales, 3/4, 7/8 etc., but never will it be possible to achieve a “purebred” Dales by means of upgrading. No matter what the percentage of Dales in the pony, it will remain in the Part Bred section of the Registry. All Dales stallions must be DNA tested and licensed at three years of age. However, DNA testing is not required for the partbred foals nor their dams.