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." 




Save the date! The NZWA AGM will be held in Christchurch (venue to be confirmed) on Saturday 16th of September 2017.



The results are now out for the tour and we will be showcasing our new Licensed Stallions and Champions, Excellence and Merit winners over the next month. 

Matthias Werner, the German Assessor, had these comments about the tour:

“So many of the horses were above average here.  All that received Merit or Excellence Awards were the equivalent to very good horses in Germany”.

“I inspected a lot of really good horses.  There were some very modern types and good movers amongst them – and that’s what we are aiming to breed.”

“A lot of the horses seemed to have very good characters”

There was a great number of horses put forward – 130 in total making this probably the biggest Inspection Tour New Zealand has ever seen. 

Matthias also stressed the importance of getting your mares assessed and entered into the studbook BEFORE you ever breed from them.  There were several well built Thoroughbred mares put up for the classification to go into the Foundation Stud Book. 

"These 'staying' type mares are becoming harder and harder to find in Germany.  They are desperately needed to open up the genetic pool"


Nine fabulous new stallions were licensed during the NZWA Classification Tour 2017.

The Stallion Licensing Reserve Champion was awarded to Carpaccio BDV Z (Clintissimo Z / Indoctro / Apollonius xx). 

The Champion Stallion went to the beautiful stallion Cachassini II (Cachas / Cassini I / Cor De La Bryere) .  

We congratulate and welcome all our newest stallions:

  • Carpaccio BVD Z 
    – Team WS Management
  • HP Fresco 
    – JHT Equine
  • Morewynstowe Cascade 
    – Bryan and Jill Russell
  • LV Midge 
    – Little Valley Farm
  • Ikarus GF 
    – Anne Stewart
  • Cachassini II
    – Penny Rieter
  • Bloomfield Furst Love Song 
    – Anna Terrell
  • Vollrath Gershwin 
    – Vollrath Stud
  • Remi Lion King 
    – Vollrath Stud

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


A New Zealand bred stallion, Morewynstowe Cascade, finished third in the stallion rankings – less than one percent off the leading stallion.

He is by Rockstar, out of the Thoroughbred foundation mare Tessa Dream.  We congratulate his owners Bryan and  Jill Russell of Morewynstowe Stud, on producing such a stunning and promising young stallion.


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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