CLASSIFICATION

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. 

Q - what is the difference between Registration, Classification and Inspection? 

Q - What are the fees for classification?   

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:

Foal classification

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 thatthe results from the 2018 Classification Tour with leading German Assessor Gerd Küst have been posted. The standard has been very high. Click here to view results.





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