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. The rules that apply to Rheinland foal registrations differ as to the Mare Studbook Status of the mare – but she must be in a section of the Rheinland Studbook. All stallions mentioned above plus Rheinland licensed stallions can be mated with Rheinland Studbook mares to produce Rheinland registered foals.
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.
Past and Foundation Stallions are here. Also see here for criteria for NZ based Stallions in Stallion Book II