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Four Year Olds: Jumping: 110 centimeters (3’9”) Four clear rounds at an USEF “A” rated show. (This may be modified to include qualifying in the Young Jumper championships.) Dressage: 3 tests at First level, 1 test at Second level All tests must be under different judges with a score of 62% or greater at USDF recognized shows. (May be modified to include that they must qualify in the top 50% of all horses qualifying for all breed awards at first level) Eventing: Completion of 3 USEA horse trials at the Beginner/Novice level (with at least one at the Novice level) with clean cross-country rounds.

Hunters: Four “A” rated competitions at 3’3” (High PreGreen or Adult Amateur for example) -finish in top 50% of Zone. Horses over 10 years: Must have completed performance requirements, and veterinary requirements (and have documentation of such) prior to presentation for approval. Five Year Olds: Jumping: 120 centimeters (4’) Four clear rounds at an USEF “A” rated show.

This may be modified to include qualifying in the Young Jumper championships.

Dressage: 3 tests at Second level, 1 test at Third level All tests must be under different judges with a score of 62% or greater at USDF recognized shows. (May be modified to include that they must qualify in the top 50% of all horses qualifying for all breed awards at second level) Eventing: Completion of 3 USEA horse trials at the Training Level with clean cross-country rounds.

Hunters: Four “A” rated competitions at 3’6” (First Year Green, Green Conformation or Amateur Owner for example) – finish in top 50% of Zone. Horses over 12 years: Not acceptable for presentation unless horse has superior performance record and exception to the rules is made by the stallion committee in Belgium.Stallions failing to meet these requirements will have their licenses revoked.

Occasionally the board of directors of BWP/NAD will grant extensions for completion of performance requirements due to injury or illness. Permanently approved stallions, although encouraged to be presented yearly, must be presented to the BWP keuring committee a minimum of once every 3 years in order to maintain approval status.

Provisionally approved stallions must be presented to the BWP keuring committee yearly until they obtain permanent approval.

All stallions must present offspring that exhibit consistent quality with the standards set forth by the BWP.

If a stallion is not presented, or the foal crop is determined to be consistently inferior, his license may be rescinded by the European office.

Stallion owners must always be members in good standing of the BWP/NAD. Six Year Olds: Jumping: 130 centimeters (4’3”) Four clear rounds at an USEF “A” rated show. (This may be modified to include qualifying in the Young Jumper championships).

Dressage: 3 tests at Third level, 1 test at Fourth level 2007 BWP/NAD Stallion Directory page 8 Mare Inspections Mares approved for breeding by the BWP are entered into one of two studbooks.

The main studbook is for select registered mares of a recognized sport horse breed, including, but not limited to most other European Warmbloods, Thoroughbreds, and Arabs.

The auxiliary studbook is for other select mares of unrecognized breeds or those of unverifiable pedigree.

All mares must be over 15.1 hands to be eligible for inspection and inclusion into either book.

All studbook papers are issued by Belgium.

Mares are evaluated on their movement, elasticity, conformation, and general impression.

They are judged on the triangle at the walk and trot.

If accepted, they earn the Belgian Bronze, Silver or Gold Medal of Merit.

An elite mare program was implemented in 1999.

Guidelines may be obtained from the secretary.

Mares may be presented while in foal or after foaling.

It is advisable, but not required, that mares be presented prior to breeding to an approved stallion.

It is the mare owner’s responsibility to determine the approval status of any Belgian Warmblood stallion to which they choose to breed.

Any mare producing consistently unacceptable foals may have her breeding status rescinded. BWP Elite Mare Program In the BWP there are several things that must be done to obtain elite status for a mare.

The mare must receive a conformation (E) label, a veterinary (G) label, a performance (P) label and she must have produced at least one offspring.

After completing all four steps she is awarded elite status.

For the conformation label, the mare must be presented to the Belgian jury twice between 3 and 6 years of age.

The mare must be recommended by the keuring jury for an E-label (exterior) both years.

If the mare is not presented two times between the ages of 3 and 6, she must have completed the rest of the elite mare requirements before she may be presented for her E-label.

For the veterinary label, the mare must submit to a thorough veterinary exam.

This exam includes a physical exam, breeding soundness exam, and x-rays.

The radiographs needed are of the fore feet, hocks, and stifles.

The physical exam findings must be sent to the BWP Secretary.

The radiographs must be sent to a North American Veterinary school for evaluation with the radiograph findings then being sent to the BWP Secretary.

If the physical exam, breeding exam, and radiographs are normal the G-label is awarded.

For the performance label a mare must complete 2 years worth of performance requirements at the same age/level as the stallions.

At that time the BWP/NAD board should be informed.

There must be proof of the performance either as reported by USEF, USDF or signed reports from the individual show secretaries.

The BWP/NAD board will then inform the BWP office and the performance label will be awarded.

If all three labels are attained elite status will be granted after the mare produces a BWP registered foal. BWP Select Mare Program The Select Mare program provides E-label mares with the opportunity to take a performance test instead of completing performance requirements.

The mare must still have an approved foal, but xrays and vet exam are not required.

The program will be field tested for the next 2 keuring cycles (2007-2008).

There will be a grace period for mares over 6 who earned their first E-label to participate in the program.

For more information on the program, or if you have an E-label mare and you would like to participate in the pilot, please contact info@belgianwarmblood.com

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