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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 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 will be bringing you further news from the AGM in the days to come and look forward to sharing the exciting plans we have for the year ahead!


Three stallions recently passed their classification with the German Assessor Gerd Kust to become fully licenced NZWA Approved stallions.

Congratulations to:

JE Rocher Couvert D'Or (pictured above) owned and bred by Monique Freese. FF Lisandro, owned by the Van Roon family and the CHAMPION stallion of the 2016 classification tour - Astek Quartermaster (below) owned by Sue Fowler.

We look forward to seeing progeny from these three stunning sires in the performance arena.

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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