Registration of Mares

The registration of a mare in any section of the mare Studbook can only take place if she fulfills certain criteria.

  • She must be three years old or older
  • She must have valid pedigree papers issued by the NZHS or other warmblood breed association that is recognized by the VHW, or…
  • If she is a Thoroughbred mare, she must have at least four generations of pedigree recognized by the New Zealand Racing Conference.
  • She must pass her mare Classification.
  • If she has not been DNA tested prior to entry in the broodmare Studbook, this will have to be done before her first foal can be registered.