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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.  


The NZWB database has undergone a revamp this year. With the new, more up to date system we hope to see faster processing of registrations, classification and studbook records.  In the new year we will be working towards an online studbook.  


Our newest addition to the list of NZWA approved stallions is Fugato SW.

Fugato SW is a three year old imported licensed Oldenburg dressage stallion. He was purchased from the Spring Saddle Licensing auction at Vechta, Germany earlier this year.

He is a medium size, attractive modern stallion with a strong F-line pedigree. Sired by Foundation (Fidertanz/De Vito) and out of a Furst Heinrich/ Rohdiamant state premium mare. He is standing at stud in Clevedon, Auckland and is owned by Sheena and Dermot Ross of Sterling Warmbloods. Fugato SW is a lovely mover and has a nice temperament.

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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