Elite Mares

The Elite Mare candidate status in New Zealand corresponds to the State Premium Mare Aspirant (St.Pr.A.) in Germany.

The Elite Mare status in New Zealand corresponds to the State Premium Mare (St.Pr.St.) in Germany.

To earn the title “Elite Mare candidate” in New Zealand, the mare must achieve:

  • overall score of 7.5 in her Classification
  • overall score of 7.5  in her Mare Performance Test.

In order to become an “Elite Mare”, the Elite Mare candidate must have a registered Hanoverian foal

The Elite Mare award is not a performance award, but a breeding award and as such, indicates that the mare is an excellent broodmare prospect. This, of course, is why she must prove herself by actually having a foal, before the award can be granted.