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:


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Vollrath Gershwin

Fugato SW

statement about wffs from the new zealand warmblood association

The NZWA would like to advise its members about a genetic condition which has been discussed in the equine media as of late. The condition is called Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome or (WFFS).  please read on

NEW Policy on Stud Book Entry & Dual Registrations

In order to accommodate our transition into the UELN registration system the New Zealand Warmblood Association is tightening it's policy surrounding  studbook entry and dual registration. If your horse is already registered with another studbook or you are considering dual registering in the future...  please read on


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.


To be held on:
Saturday 18th of August 2018

Venue: Butterfly Creek – Papillion Room

Address: 10 Tom Pearce Drive, Auckland Airport

Start Time: 11am – Finish time: 4pm

Buffet lunch - $30 per head – please advise numbers attending for catering purposes by August 10th.

Guest Speaker: Holly Blue from Blue Blood Equine will be presenting an informative lecture during the lunch break   Read more


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. 

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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