At three years of age registered mares and colts can undergo Classification Inspection and if they pass may be entered into the NZWB Studbook . This is an impartial and expert review of your horse's conformation and movement, and in the case of stallions, it's jumping technique. The results and feedback identify your horses strength's and weaknesses.
Classification elevates a horse from the NZWB Register into the NZWB Studbook.
Classification also approves Tb, Arab and Anglo Arab breeding stock into the NZWB Studbook as Foundation horses.
See the Breeder's Guide for information on Studbook Structure and the registration process.
Classification is a valuable tool for breeders.
After a Classification, the feedback we get from many members is how great it is to discuss the merits of their horse with an overseas expert. Visiting assessors are able to provide an unbiased judgement and international comparison of the breeding stock in New Zealand to our members. The inspection feedback will be an invaluable tool in deciding the future direction of your breeding program.
In addition, a high pass award of Merit (78-79.9%) or Excellence (80+%) may be awarded for exceptional animals. If awarded, this mark, and an embossed award stamp, are included on studbook papers.
ALL HORSES PUT FORWARD FOR CLASSIFICATION MUST FIRST BE REGISTERED WITH THE NZWA.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW
Let us know if you have mares to be classified, foals or geldings to be inspected or if you have a stallion you would like to put forward for licensing. Complete the relevant form below:
To find out more about classification of mares and stallions into the studbooks or gelding and youngstock inspection click the relevant link below:
INSPECTING HORSES NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE STUDBOOK:
FOALS, YOUNGSTOCK, DERIVATIVE AND GELDING INSPECTIONS.
Inspection does not elevate your youngstock, derivative or gelding to the NZWA studbook, but it will be a valuable measure to confirm that your breeding mix is a success. During a classification tour an international assesor has the ability to compare your youngstock to those being assessed in Europe. A high pass award of Merit (78-79.9%) or Excellence (80+%) will no doubt add value during a sales transaction.
Fillies from the Warmblood Register, after turning three years will then be eligible to undergo reinspection and classification into the Mare Studbook. Colts from the Warmblood Register may also put their names forward for Stallion Classification and Licensing after the age of three. Foundation mares and stallions (With proven thoroughbred, warmblood and arab blood only) can also be inspected and classified into the Foundation Studbook as 3year olds.
See the Breeders Guide for more info on the studbooks.
2018 CLASSIFCATION TOUR
The NZWA is excited to announce our 2018 Classification Tour is underway with leading German Assessor Gerd Küst. We will be travelling to various locations in the North and South Island. So far the standard has been very high and we will be talking to Gerd about how our New Zealand horses are stacking up against the European breeders.
2017 CLASSIFCATION TOUR
Matthias Werner was our assessor for the 2017 Classification Tour.
Matthias is a well respected judge and accredited classifier for Verband in Germany.
Nine fabulous new stallions were licensed during the NZWA Classification Tour 2017.
We congratulate and welcome all our newest stallions:
- Cachassini II
– Penny Rieter
- 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
- Bloomfield Furst Love Song
– Anna Terrell
- Vollrath Gershwin
– Vollrath Stud
- Remi Lion King
– Vollrath Stud
2016 CLASSIFCATION TOUR
Accredited Verband Assessor Gerd Kust has been involved with the Holsteiner Verband and ZDFP for the past 15 years. We were delighted to host him for the 2016 Classification Tour . Photo Gallery
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