North American Stallion Testing for 2019
The American Hanoverian Society, Inc. (AHS), the Hanoverian Verband (HV) and the German Oldenburg Verband (OHBS), have announced the dates for the 2019 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.
In 2019, two three-day stallion tests will be offered, one on each coast. The first test will be held on the East Coast on October 29 - 31, 2019 at Hilltop Farm, Colora, MD. The second test, on the West Coast, will be held on November 2 - 4, 2019 at Pollyrich Farm, Solvang, CA. 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.
The NA three-day testing format was well received at both sites in 2017 and 2018 and continues to be popular in Germany over the last four years. 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.
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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