NZ Hanoverian Stallions
In New Zealand we have licensed, performance tested Hanoverian stallions that were bred in Germany, and other stallions from non-Hanoverian populations that have gained Hanoverian breeding approval. Only foals from these stallions, or from the frozen semen of approved stallions, out of Hanoverian classified mares, are eligible for registration and birth branding as Hanoverian riding horses.
Some stallions must be used over birth branded Hanoverian mares in order for their foals to be eligible for registration and birth branding. This includes some of the stallions for which we can get imported, frozen semen.
If you are unsure about a stallion’s status, please do not hesitate to contact the Studbook keeper or one of our classifiers for advice.