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 be suitable for performance in dressage, show jumping, eventing and driving, displaying qualities of correct conformation, jumping style and technique, correct movement with impulsion, balance and cadence and have suitable character and temperament.

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." 




We welcome Jody Hartstone into the role of President of the Warmblood Association.  A huge thank you to Michelle Zielazo and Kelly Mason for their time and tireless work as president and registrar.  Michelle will be taking a (slightly) less demanding role as vice president and Christine Hartstone will be taking on the position of Registrar.  


We are very excited to announce the well respected German Assessor Mattias Werner will be coming to New Zealand near the end of February to  classify Warmblood, Thoroughbred and Arabian mares into the Stud Books (and onto their Pink Papers) as well as assessing some wonderful stallions to bring them into the Stallion Stud Book as fully approved, licensed stallions.

If you want the tour to come to your area, you will need to register an interest VERY SOON as we will be finalising venues, routes and dates in the New Year.   Read More...


The NZWA welcomes the Holsteiner stallion Cassiano to our list of approved stallions.  

Cassiano has a superlative record in the competition arena including 3rd at the 2007 Bundeschampionate and wins/placings up to S level with Rolf-Göran Bengtsson and Lars Bak Anderson.  

By Cassini I, Cassiano himself is sire of licensed stallions including Cassito and many state premium mares. His progeny are already competing successfully at 1.40m.  

Cassiano stands here in NZ with Xtreme Performance Stallions.

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 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!


The NZWA is pleased to announce a one off Amnesty Period on registrations of Warmblood horses who may in the past have not been eligible for Warmblood Studbook registration. Horses who are by unlicensed Warmblood stallions, stallions who have....  read more


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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