[Fact Box] The Studbook

| August 14, 2015 | 1 Reply
Just a Dream (Dream Boy/Allermund)

Just a Dream (Dream Boy/Allermund)

Studbook Sections

  • The studbook is divided into:
    • Stallion Book
    • Main Studbook
    • Studbook
    • Pre Studbook
  • Horses are only entered in the various sections of the Studbook which correspond to the particular requirements. This shall be noted on the pedigree papers.
  • For breeding purposes mares undergo a selection process.
  • As well as fulfilling pedigree requirements, mares have to pass an inspection in which their breed type, conformation, movement and correctness of gaits are assessed.
  • In Germany, this is known as the Studbook Inspection.
    In New Zealand, we call it the Mare Classification.
  • All Hanoverian horses bred in New Zealand and registered with the NZ Hanoverian Society have been sired by horses that have gained their licensing and performance testing.
  • In the case of stallions, the selection is very demanding and the rules prohibit any stallion standing officially at stud until it has been fully licensed and performance tested.

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  1. jennifer cummins says:

    Hi I am wondering if you can let me know what the brand PT stands for and I am looking at a horse, with no information on him other than his age, 10.
    Cheers
    Jennifer Cummins

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