Stallion Roster

Here you will find the stallions that have been registered for the current breeding season by the stallion owners and are currently registered in the Holsteiner Verband's Stallion Book I.

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If you want to use stallions that are not listed here, please contact the Holsteiner Verband office in Kiel (+49 431 305 996 3) before covering to clarify whether and if so which papers you can obtain for the foals resulting from such matings and what costs are involved.

Stallion Licensing

The decisive selection threshold for stallions is licensing. Licensing takes place either at the age of two and a half years in hand (young stallion licensing) or from the age of three (licensing in April) under the rider.

The young stallion licensing is the biggest event in the breeding year. In Holstein, this event has been held in autumn in the Holstenhallen in Neumünster for well over 30 years. Further licensing events, to which older stallions are also admitted, take place in April and for 3 and 4-year-old stallions in October in Elmshorn.


Pilot project in Elmshorn: In 2023, the young stallion licensing was held for the first time in December at the association's facility in Elmshorn.

Stallion Performance Test

At the licensing, the stallions are primarily judged for conformation and structure.

The evaluation of the free jumping provides the only information on own performance. Stallion performance testing is the first official assessment of own performance. The stallion performance test system has been thoroughly reformed in 2016. The test may be completed on station (50-day test) or by combining 14-day on-station testing and competition tests. In 2022, the 14-day station test will be reduced to 3 days for the first time as a short assessment test in a pilot project.


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Abbildung: Historische Hengstleistungprüfung

Stallion Book Registration

A stallion successfully completing the selection levels stallion licensing and performance testing is listed in the stallion book I.

Outcross stallions considered to hold exceptional value for the Holsteiner breeding programme can be listed in the stallion book I if they fulfil the requirements stipulated by the Holsteiner Verband articles.

In Neumünster on 24 May 2017 during their meeting the delegates agreed to the statute changes that will allow to establish the new studbook called Holstein Global.





The details of stallion book registration can be found in Part B (Breeding Program) of the Statutes.

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Bettina Mathiszyk

Breeding Value Estimation

Every year, in order to estimate a stallion’s potential as a sire, the results of the current breeding value evaluation are published.

At the end of every breeding year each breeder is issued his breeding stock’s breeding values (stallions and mares) along with the Activated Breeding Stock Report.

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Breeding Value Estimation