The New Zealand Warmblood Association promotes the breeding, improvement, exhibition and participation in competition of the Warmblood horse.  Our objective is to ensure NZ Warmbloods are bred to produce:

  • horses capable of International Representation in the Olympic disciplines of Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing
  • a noble, correctly built Warmblood horse with good rideability, capable of superior performance in all disciplines.
  • a horse with natural impulsion and elastic movements.
  • a horse which because of its temperament, character and willingness, is suited as an all round riding horse on the basis of its natural ability.

The term "Warmblood" encompasses multiple middle weight breeds originating from Europe, particularly Germany. They include Oldenburg, Hanoverian, Selle Français, Dutch Warmblood (KWPN), Rheinlander , Holsteiner and Westfalian and the German Warmblood Pony.

Having a NZ Warmblood gives you the flexibility to select from a range of approved studbooks to breed "the best from the best." 


Featured Stallions:


JHT Anatomy

Vollrath Gershwin

Fugato SW


The NZWA 2018 Classification Tour with leading German Assessor Gerd Küst is underway. The tour will be visiting many locations in the North and South Island.  Find out more...  or visit our facebook page to follow the results.


NZWA is pleased to say we have revamped the NZ Warmblood Pony Rules and Regulations. They are attached here and we welcome your feedback on them.

They will be passed at the Committee meeting at the end of January so you have three weeks in which to make submissions or ask for changes to these new rules.

The rules show clear pathways of how to breed down warmbloods who are not ponies into the pony studbooks, thus adding many possible bloodlines to the Warmblood Pony blood we have here all ready.


It is with great excitement that the NZWA can now announce that we have been provisionally accepted into the World Breeders Federation for Sport Horses which means our book-keeping and stud books are up to an international standard.

This also means our great NZ horses who have been performing well on the International stage, (e.g. the world's leading eventor Balmoral Sensation) can now be linked back to their country and Register / Stud Book of origin.

We can now, as an officially recognised breed, also enter horses in the FEI World Championships for young horses across all three disciplines.

This is a MASSIVE day for horse breeding in New Zealand.

2017 AGM

On Saturday 16th September the NZWA held its 2017 AGM in Rolleston, South Island.  Read more


Info Booklet for Breeders:

A step by step guide to breeding a NZ Warmblood from mare classification and registration through to the branding process.  

Includes info on DNA typing, AI, Frozen, fees and information on the different tiers within the NZ Warmblood Breed.  Nearly everything you need to know to breed a future superstar!


Following the 2015 AGM the New Zealand Warmblood Association announced a one off Amnesty Period on registrations of Warmblood horses who may in the past have not been eligible for Warmblood Studbook registration.

The purpose of the Amnesty is to allow a period of grace during which.... 
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Membership of the NZWA gives you access to:

  • Performance awards for all disciplines
  • E-Blast Newsletters 
  • A National Registrar
  • An extensive and informative NZ Warmblood website
  • Stallion inspection and licensing
  • Stallion Promotion 
  • Mare Inspections
  • Socialising!


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