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Rheinland Pfalz-Saar International and the Deutsches Sportpferd

The RPSI is proud to be the North American representative for the Deutsches Sportpferd (DSP). We share this breed-name with an alliance of verbands making up over half of Germany, having the second largest mare-base in Germany. This South German Alliance is made up of Rheinland-Pfalz-Saar, Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Sachsen-Thüringen and Brandenburg-Anhalt, and such famous horses as Quaterback, Belantis, La Biosthetique Sam, Fischerrocana FST, and Colorit all share our breed-name, Deutsches Sportpferd, or German Sporthorse.

As many of you have heard, in Germany the Rhineland Studbook, located in the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, has merged with the Hanoverian verband there, and is also now represented in North America as a branch of the American Hanoverian Society. The Rhineland organization is separate from the Rheinland Pfalz-Saar International, and no, we have not merged with the Hanoverians! Our passports are still produced in Germany at our World Breeding Federation member verband the Pferdezuchtverband Rheinland-Pfalz- Saar, we still offer UELN (Unique Equine Life Numbers) and Permanent Identification (Microchip and Brand), follow German rules and regulations, and offer the same extensive North American keuring tour, as we have since 1995.

We offer breeding books for Deutsches Sportpferd (Warmblood), open to mares and stallions from all approved Warmblood registries, TB’s, Arabians and Anglo-Arabians. We also have books for German Riding Ponies, Kleines Deutsches Sportpferd, Knabstrupper and Haflingers. Under our new breed-name the Deutsches Sportpferd, we offer the same great customer service and years of expertise from our German and North American offices, and from our Stud Book Director Otto Schalter. And as always, we are focused on supporting North American breeders through education, marketing, and programs the RPSI has spearheaded, such as our Select Online Foal auction every fall!

We are very proud of the horses and ponies bearing our brand who are active in sport and breeding in North America and beyond. Pictured below from left to right: DSP Olympian La Biosthetique Sam; Bundeschampion DSP Belantis; NA Bred RPSI Stallions Gallant Reflection HU (Horses Unlimited), and Silver Creek's Validation (Silver Creek Farm).