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Stallions catalog

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Session d'approbation automne 2014

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Concours M&A en région - saison 2014

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Vente d’un cheval : suppression de la présomption d’antériorité du vice


Le point sur la TVA

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Vêtements ANPFS

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Etude Consanguinité et Ancêtres Majeurs

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Championnat National PFS 2014

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Poneys à vendre

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L'Assemblée Générale 2014

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  • Stallions catalog

  • Session d'approbation automne 2014

  • Concours M&A en région - saison 2014

  • Vente d’un cheval : suppression de la présomption d’antériorité du vice

  • Le point sur la TVA

  • Vêtements ANPFS

  • Etude Consanguinité et Ancêtres Majeurs

  • Championnat National PFS 2014

  • Poneys à vendre

  • L'Assemblée Générale 2014

Introduction to the breed PDF Print E-mail

Introduction to the French Saddle Pony


The French Saddle Pony is a crossbred, stemming originally from the crossing between native French female ponies (listed from 1976) and pony (Connemara, New Forest, Welsh …) or Arabian stallions

Nowadays, and even if one still cannot really talk about a breed standard for the FSP breed, FSP produced are generally dedicated to sport career, and the number of crossings has extended with the contribution of foreign (German, Belgian or Dutch) blood.


A FSP generally goes from 125 to 148cm tall.

It is a real “small horse”,that combines a pony’s rustic character with a horse’s paces and sports abilities.

A FSP must be elegant and be good-natured.

His physical features are the same as a small horse’s:

- A wide chest, a good shoulder, well-defined withers, a solid back and a correct leg set

- A good balance, expressive and frank pace

- All coats are admitted

Breeding Areas

The best areas for FSP breeding are in Mayenne, Normandy and Brittany, where the number of French mares is especially high.

However, because it is an excellent competition pony and often sold to high-level competitors, FSP is present in all areas in France, and can be found abroad more and more.


Registrations to the FSP Studbook have gone up from 95 in 1977 to about 1300 in 2000.

Just like in all pony breeds, they have experienced a slight slow-down since 1997.

Use of the French Saddle Pony

French Saddle Ponies are extremely versatile.

It is not only used in competition (Jumping, Eventing and Dressage) although it is an excellent competitor, even in high-level competitions, but also as leisure horses (outings, trekking, plowing) and pony races.

Many riding schools use FSP as school horses. They can adapt to beginners as well as fresh competitors, and can even take their riders to the bigger European events. Thanks to their height, they can also suits adults, which makes them “family ponies”