Stallion Eligibility – Hanoverian & Rheinland Studbooks 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 approval. For a prospective stallion, the
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
Only foals born by licensed and performance tested stallions, out of Studbook or Pre Studbook registered mares, are entitled to be registered and birth branded. Pink pedigree certificates (“Pink Papers”) are issued by the Society for foals by licensed, performance
Many people are uncertain where their mare or mares fit into either Hanoverian or Rheinland Studbooks. This flow diagram serves to demystify the situation.
1.Stallion owners notify Studbook Keeper of all inseminations, in writing, via the stallion return form. 2.Studbook Keeper sends owner the mare return form and the foal return form. 3.Owner completes and returns the mare return form, confirming to the Studbook
Paper Trail This is one of the very important things to take note of – as the papers are internationally recognised so the paper trail must be very robust and traceable. Even if you decide not to register your
Stallions that can be used Hanoverian All licensed and performance tested Hanoverian registered stallions and stallions from other studbooks that have gained Hanoverian approval e.g. Holstein, KWPN (Dutch Warmblood) Selle Francais, Trakhener, Oldenburg, Westpahlian and certain select Thoroughbreds
Stallions are licensed only on condition that they pass a stallion performance test at a specially created testing center like the one at Adelheidsdorf, near Celle.
In New Zealand, a stallion may be licensed provided he fulfills the requirements as described in the NZ Hanoverian Society rulebook.