North American Stallion Testing
The American Hanoverian Society, Inc. (AHS), the Hanoverian Verband (HV) and the German Oldenburg Verband (OHBS), have announced the dates for the 2020 North American three-day stallion tests. Open to 4-, 5-, and 6-year old stallions from the AHS, GOV, and other registries, the testings provide North American stallion owners with an opportunity for their stallions to earn lifetime breeding approval according to the regulations of their specific registries.
Due to Covid-19 issues and restrictions, the 2020 have been cancelled. Dates for the 2021 tests will be posted later this year.
Each test site will hold a multi-registry stallion licensing in conjunction with the three-day test. Once again, the AHS will hold their annual east and west licensings during this time.
Testing requirements are specific to age and discipline. Each horse attends with their own rider and there is a Guest Rider component to the scoring as well. Stallions must attend two consecutive years of sport testing to fulfill their performance requirements with the AHS and GOV as well as achieve a minimum overall score of 7.5 at each testing.
Dressage Sport Test Jumping Sport Test
4-Year Old Stallions and
4-Year-Old Pony Stallions USEF Four-Year Old Test Course of 1.0 meters
5-Year Old Stallions FEI Five-Year Old Test Course of 1.1 meters
5-Year Old Pony Stallions Five-Year-Old Pony Test Course of 1.1 meters
6-Year Old Stallions FEI Six-Year Old Test Course of 1.2 meters
6-Year Old Pony Stallions Six-Year-Old Pony Test Course of 1.2 meters
The tests are comprehensive and rigorous; accordingly, stallion owners and trainers are strongly encouraged to bring their stallions to the test sites well prepared. The panel of judges and guest riders will be individuals who are approved by the German Equestrian Federation (FN). "German horses have a big influence on the breeding of sport horses in the US and stallion performance tests are one of the most important parts of a serious breeding program. The German Equestrian Federation therefore is in favor of the idea of doing a stallion sport test after the new German model in the US and will be happy to give any support needed," states Dr. Klaus Miesner of the German FN.
The testing is being run by the North American Stallion Sport Test LLC with the American Hanoverian Society office serving as the administrator. Questions may be directed to the AHS office at (859) 255-4141, email firstname.lastname@example.org