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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."
On Saturday 16th September the NZWA held its 2017 AGM in Rolleston, South Island. A new committee was elected. They are as follows:
President: Jody Hartstone
Vice President: Kieryn Walton
Registrar: Christine Hartstone
Treasurer: Bronwyn Van Roon
Webmaster: Jeanette Russell
Stallion Liaison Officer: Catherine Smith
General Committee: Sheena Ross, Kirsty Moffit, Janelle van Roon, Amy Stewart, Courtney Walker, Nancy Jacks, Sarah Catherwood, Catherine Smith
The new team looks forward to building the NZWB brand here in NZ and on the world stage.
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.
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....
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
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