Many people are uncertain where their mare or mares fit into either Hanoverian or Rheinland Studbooks. This flow diagram serves to demystify the situation.
This is a fantastic article – and will help all breeders get a better understanding of what is good conformation – and why it is important to have it.
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.
Here, the basic gaits, jumping talent in free jumping as well as the mare’s rideability are judged.
Requirements and preparation for mare classifications.
Pre Studbook and S Studbook give breeders two further options to breed a Registered Hanoverian foal.