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.

One thought on “[Fact Box] The Studbook

  • August 25, 2016 at 10:50 am

    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.
    Jennifer Cummins

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