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Association), ATA (American Trakehner Association), BWP-NAD (Belgian Warmblood Breeding Assocation- North American District), SWANA (Swedish Warmblood Association NA), KWPN-NA (Dutch Warmblood-North America), AWR (American Warmblood Registry), AWS (American Warmblood Society), and RPSI (Rheinland Pfalz-Saar International) are registries that present scores for foals. In contrast, AHS (American Hanoverian Society) and OHBS (Oldenburg Horse Breeders’ Society) do not score foals, and the Westfalen Horse Association uses a pass/fail system. Foals and yearlings may also earn special

recognition at inspection from some of the registries. AWR American Warmbloods may earn First Premium Premiere, First Premium, Second Premium, or Preliminary status; AWS American Warmbloods may earn Supreme, Blue Preferred or Red Preferred status; BWP-NA Belgian Warmbloods may earn First Premium or Premium status; FSA Friesian Sporthorses may earn Bronze Elite Book status; and ATA Trakehners, ISR/OLD Oldenburgs as well as AHHA Holsteiners may be named “Premium” at inspection. (This is new for Trakehners.) These special achievements can be especially beneficial when promoting foals for sale or promoting a sire or a breeder. Inspectors also on occasion will single out colts they believe could be potential stallion quality. This input can be very useful to an owner considering keeping their colt intact.

Above: The author, Gigha Steinman, bred this Friesian Sporthhorse colt, Lancaster ROF by Lexington, now owned by Sabina DiSano. He was presented at the AWS inspection at six months old and received Supreme status and was AWS 2010 national champion colt. Above the photo is a copy of the actual inspection report. Photo courtesy Gigha Steinman

evaluated. Horses are typically presented one at a time (or foals may be presented with their dams.) When the inspector is finished, the horse will leave the arena, and the next horse will enter and begin the same process. Because the exact inspection process can vary by registry, it is best to check with your specific registry or inspection organizer for details.

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he registries vary when it comes to scoring foals and yearlings at inspections. AHHA (American Holsteiner Horse

A new piloted inspection program with the American Trakehner Association (ATA) is a way to help their breeders determine whether they have a potential super-star colt that should remain intact as a stallion prospect. The ATA Inspection Team is offering a preliminary video evaluation of Trakehner inspection-eligible colts 15 months of age and younger, in order to give owners some assistance in choosing which colts to raise as stallion prospects and which to consider gelding. Following some simple guidelines, breeders can make their own video footage of the young colt and mail in a DVD to the ATA and in return will receive a page of comments and recommendations about the colt. The report will not be used for future inspections and approvals of breeding stock; it’s simply a way to encourage owners of exceptional colts to keep them intact, which could eventually have a positive impact on the breed as a whole.

Other Type o Inspecions and Compeitions

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