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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 besuitable 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."


Appleton DHU



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

More than a Horse Show

The SI show will now be held on the weekend of 12th and 13th March 2016 at the National Equestrian Centre, McLeans Island. This time though it just won’t be a horse show – I will be aiming to have dressage and show turnout seminars on one day, the classification with Gerd possibly both days depending on numbers as well as a dinner on the Saturday night for people and judges. SO - it's a big job but I'm excited! I have also confirmed that our wonderful main sponsor - Academy Funerals is still very keen to sponsor for next year. So bring it on!     more news


North Island Warmblood 

Saturday 26th March
Cambridge Lodge

Entries on: 

South Island Warmblood 

13th March

Entries & Schedule here

2016 Classification Tour

Around 5th -13th March.
Dates and venues to be confirmed.  more



Step by step guide to breeding a NZ Warmblood from mare classification and registration through to branding.  Includes DNA typing, AI, Frozen, relevant fees and information on the different tiers within the NZ Warmblood Breed.  Nearly everything you need to know to breed a future superstar.

Classification Tour

German assessor Gerd Kust will be touring in early march 2016.

Assessor Gerd Kust has been involved with the Holsteiner Verband and ZDFP for the past 15 years. we are delighted to announce he is returning for the Classification Tour 2016.

Find out more...






Membership of the NZWA provides:

  • Participation in an active performance testing programme
  • Performance awards for all disciplines
  • Bi-Monthly E Blast Newsletter; 
  • Twice Yearly Printed
  • Nth Isl WB Championships & Sth Isl WB Championships. 
  • Socialising.

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        .... All this for only $40.   

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