Holsteiner Mares

Champion (jumping bloodline) of the Verband Mare Show 2023: N-Quinta by Casall - Corofino I, breeder and owner: Günther Fielmann, Schierensee (photo: Janne Bugtrup)
Champion (jumping bloodline) of the Verband Mare Show 2023: N-Quinta by Casall - Corofino I, breeder and owner: Günther Fielmann, Schierensee (photo: Janne Bugtrup)
MARES

Mare Inspection

If you want to breed your 3-year-old or older mare, she must be registered in the Holsteiner Verband stud book.

Holsteiner Verband Studbook and Registration system

If you want to breed your 3-year-old or older mare, she must be entered into the Holsteiner Verband studbook.

Upon inspection for registration mares are presented in hand and at liberty and will receive marks on type, topline, front legs, hind legs, walk, trot, and canter.

Depending on the scores and certain pedigree requirements, mares may be awarded special designations (premium status).

 

Studbook and Registration System (B6 of the statutes)

Holstein Global

Awards for Mares (B21 of the Statutes)

 

Mare inspection dates

The Schleswig-Holstein mare inspections are held in May. For members in the extended breeding area, shared mare inspections and foal registration and inspection sites are held from June to September.

Please fill in and submit the entry form for mare inspection and studbook registration to enter your mare for an inspection site.

All mares to be inspected for studbook registration must be entered in writing! The closing date for mare registration is 22 March 2024. The Kiel office should have received the application forms by this date to avoid delays in printing the catalogue.

If your mare is not inseminated and has no foal at foot in 2024, this should be stated on the application form. We will then charge no activation fee (35,- Euros) for these mares.

 

VERBAND MARE SHOW 2024

How to qualify for the 3- and 4-year-old Verband mare show:

  1. Mare inspection and registration sites in the breeding districts are scheduled from 15 May – 31 June 2024
  2.  To qualify for the Verband mare show, a 3- and 4-year-old mare must fulfil the pedigree requirements of a stallion dam and receive at least 52 points at the inspection. The final score will be determined in Elmshorn.
  3. Verband premium mares will receive the title State Premium mare upon successful completion of a mare performance test with a minimum overall score of 7.0.
  4. The Verband mare show is held on Sunday, 16 June 2024, at the Elmshorn facility.

Qualifiers for members outside Schleswig-Holstein: 3- and 4-year-old mares aiming to qualify for the Verband mare show and State premium awards held on 16 June 2024 at Elmshorn must be presented at the qualifying inspection site in Elmshorn (27 May 2024). This should be stated on the application form as well!

 

 

MARE INSPECTION DATES 2024

Breeding district Stormarn-Lauenburg
Wednesday        15.05.2024
10.00 Uhr        Grande (H. Masler)            5-jährige und ältere Stuten
                                anschl. 3 + 4-jährige Stuten

Breeding district Segeberg
Wednesday        15.05.2024
14.00 Uhr        Kayhude (Fam. Ellerbrock)    5-jährige und ältere Stuten
                                anschl. 3 + 4-jährige Stuten

Breeding district Dithmarschen
Thursday        16.05.2024
10.00 Uhr        Heide (Trabrennbahn)        5-jährige und ältere Stuten
                                anschl. 3 + 4-jährige Stuten

Breeding district Rendsburg-Eckernförde
Thursday      16.05.2024
14.00 Uhr        Groß Wittensee (C. Schröder)    5-jährige und ältere Stuten
                                anschl. 3 + 4-jährige Stuten

Breeding district Ostholstein
Tuesday        21.05.2024
10.00 Uhr        Böbs (K. Schultz)            5-jährige und ältere Stuten
                                anschl. 3 + 4-jährige Stuten

Breeding districts Nordfriesland und Schleswig-Flensburg
Wednesday        22.05.2024
10.00 Uhr        Behrendorf (Reithalle)        5-jährige und ältere Stuten
                                anschl. 3 + 4-jährige Stuten

Breeding districts Pinneberg und Steinburg
Monday        27.05.2024
10.00 Uhr        Elmshorn (Reit- u. Fahrschule)    5-jährige und ältere Stuten
                                anschl. 3 + 4-jährige Stuten

Breeding district Europa
Monday        27.05.2024
14.00 Uhr        Elmshorn (Reit- u. Fahrschule)    5-jährige und ältere Stuten
                                anschl. 3 + 4-jährige Stuten

Breeding district Bordesholm und Plön
Thursday        30.05.2024
14.00 Uhr        Tasdorf (Gestüt Tasdorf)        5-jährige und ältere Stuten
                                anschl. 3 + 4-jährige Stuten

 

MARE AND FOAL INSPECTION AND REGISTRATION SITES IN GERMANY AND ABROAD 2024

The tour with the well-known foal shows/championships and mare inspections will take place from mid-June to September at the known venues.
The opportunity to register foals at the same time and present them for selection for the foal auction on 6 September 2024 in Warendorf is only possible on the dates on 30.06.2024 and from 16.07 to 21.07.2024. Immediate photo and video recordings will be made during the slots from 16.07. to 21.07.2024.

The schedule is updated and, if necessary, extended on a monthly basis. Other inspection and registration sites outside Germany may be arranged as the need arises until late May. To do so, please call Mrs. Dr. Stefanie Bergmann at the Holsteiner Verband office (0049-431-305996-51) or send an email to: bergmann@holsteiner-verband.de

The following dates have been fixed so far, changes may still be possible:

26. June2024
6520 Toftlund (DK), Ryttergaarden, Hölleskovvej 4, (Egon Jessen, Tel.: 0045-40459556)

30. June 2024
28876 Oyten, Moorstr. 45, Zuchthof Hollen (Dr. Günther und Bettina Friemel, Tel.: 0172-4208235)

03. July 2024
29227 Celle, Burger Landstr. 54 (Darius Zand, Tel.: 0173-3074429)
30855 Langenhagen, Maaßweg 33 (Fritz Engelke, Tel.: 0172-5160456)
37574 Einbeck, Bentieröder Born 4 (Wolfgang Harjes, Tel.: 0171-7701271)

04. July 2024
64372 Ober-Ramstadt/Rohrbach, Nieder-Modauer Str. 16, Waldenserhof (Horst K. Heleine, Tel.: 0172-6019005)
34516 Vöhl, Reit- und Fahrverein Vöhl e. V. (Heinrich Goebeler, Tel.: 0172-5665119)

16. July 2024
16321 Bernau, OT Ladeburg, Reitanlage Ladeburg, Rüdnitzer Str. (Udo Verworner, 0172-6917421)

17. July 2024
64-300 Nowy Tomysl (PL), Glinno 65 (Wojciech Kasperski, Tel.: 0048-504123502)

19. July 2024
84389 Postmünster, Josef-Bachl-Str. 1, Hengststation Bachl (Tobias Bachl, Tel.:  171-3614 384)

20. July 2024
73479 Ellwangen, Hornbergstr. 89 (Klaus-Philipp Eichert, Tel.: 0170-9043978)

21. Juli 2024
32760 Detmold, Reit- u. Fahrverein Cherusker e.V., Hornsche Str. 280, (Anke Wortmann, Tel.: 0151-20441110)

24. July 2024
18273 Güstrow, Am Gewerbegrund 4 (Cavallo-Arena, Reitsport Manski, Frauke Naumann, Tel.: 0172-7065469)

31. July 2024
49624 Löningen-Benstrup, Neuekamp 1 (Martina Biermann, Tel.: 0173-3886620)
7954 GG Rouven (NL), Oude Rijksweg 506 (Peter Huisman, Tel.: 0031-654795825)

01. August 2024
46282 Dorsten-Hardt, Bestener Str. 70/145 (Markus Hoffrogge, Tel.: 0173-4874425)

03. August 2024
93149 Nittenau, Tiefenhof 10 (Stefan Rödl, Tel.: 09436-300044)


 

Here you will find information on foal registration

 

Mare inspection and studbook registration 2024

ONLINE-APPLICATION MARE INSPECTION AND STUDBOOK REGISTRATION 2024

Links

 

How can a mare be registered?

Holsteiner Guide 2024

 
MARES

Verband Mare Show

Three- and four-year-olds that meet the criteria in terms of breeding and have received a minimum score of 52 points at the breeding districts’ mare inspections qualify for the Verband mare show held at Elmshorn in June.

 

Verband Mare Show 2023

Champion (dressage bloodline) of the Verband Mare Show 2023: Mein ganzes Herz WK by Escolar - Aljano, breeder and owner: Wenke Kraus, Loccum (photo: Janne Bugtrup)
Champion (dressage bloodline) of the Verband Mare Show 2023: Mein ganzes Herz WK by Escolar - Aljano, breeder and owner: Wenke Kraus, Loccum (photo: Janne Bugtrup)
MARES

Mare Performance Test

The mare test can be taken as a station and field test as well as via the show sport.

The basic gaits, rideability and free jumping are evaluated. The mare's willingness to perform is also assessed in the station test. The successfully passed mare test is, among other things, the basis for the award of the state premium.

 

Overview: Results of the mare performance test 2023

Mare Performance Test in Elmshorn
Mare Performance Test in Elmshorn

Information about the mare performance test

Mares may undergo performance testing on station or in the field.

The basic gaits, rideability and free jumping are judged. When undergoing on-station testing, the mares’ willingness to perform will be judged, as well. Successful mare performance testing is one of the requirement to be eligible for the State Premium designation.

Station Test

The station test involves 14-day training and a final test. In addition to evaluating basic gaits, rideability and free jumping, it also encompasses interior traits, subsumed under the mark for “willingness to perform and handling”.

The station test’s advantage is that the mares are trained and tested under standardized conditions over a two week period.

Field Test

The one-day field tests are held on the association's ground in Elmshorn.

The one-day field test is organized and conducted by the respective breeding associations (Holsteiner Verband and Pferdestammbuch Schleswig-Holstein).

The field test starts with the free jumping in a jump chute (indoor arena), followed by a presentation under the own rider in groups up to four mares to evaluate basic gaits and rideability. Finally, the mare’s rideability is judged yet again by a test rider.

Holsteiner mares performance tested in Schleswig-Holstein (station or field test) sired by a young stallion (1st or 2nd covering season) or a Thoroughbred stallion will receive about 500 euros in financial support. Mare owners with a Holsteiner Verband membership will be contacted by the breeding department after the last field test.

 

Links

How does a mare performance test work?

Holsteiner Guide 2024

 
Results

Overview: Results of the mare performance test 2023

Station Test 17.04.2023

Field Test 19.04.2023

Station Test 02.05.2023

Field Test 10.05.2023

Field test 22.06.2023

 

Registration and dates

The registration for the station test and the field test are done at the Holsteiner Verband in Kiel.

 

Station Test

Dates:

18.04. - 02.05.2024 Elmshorn

 

Registration:

In spring 2024 the station tests for 3- and 4-year-old Holsteiner mares will be carried out in Elmshorn. The mares will be kept at the station for 2 weeks. On the delivery day the mares have to be ridden in front of the test director by their own rider.

The fees for the entire station test amount to approx. 700 € per mare. This includes all costs (accommodation and care of the mares, riding and examination fees).

For the months of April / May 2024, two rounds of station tests are being planned. The exact dates will be fixed after receipt of the registrations and the owners of the mares will be informed.

We ask the breeders to register their mares for the station test 2024. Any Holsteiner mare (born in 2020 and 2021) may be entered. Should you be interested in having your mare undergo performance testing - which is rather important from the breeder’s point of view - you may enter the mare in question by submitting the entry form to the Holsteiner Verband, Abteilung Zucht, Steenbeker Weg 151, 24106 Kiel.

Registration deadline is 15 February 2024. Please adhere to this deadline, as we need to have an overview of the mares entered for performance testing as soon as possible. You will be issued with more information upon registration.

Entry Form - Mare Performance Test - Station Test 2024

 

Field Test

Dates:

08.05.2024 Elmshorn

19.06.2024 Elmshorn

 

Registration:

Only at the Elmshorn (8. May) field tests, the performance tested mares can also be registered into the Holsteiner studbook on the same day. Please state your intention to have your mare studbook-registered when entering your mare for performance testing.

The conformation evaluation required for studbook registration takes place at the outside arena prior to the free jumping. The height at withers is measured prior to the in-hand presentation. The mare’s equine passport is also required at this stage.
Submitting the Holsteiner Verband studbook registration is mandatory also for mares intended for studbook registration during the Elmshorn (8. May) field test.

 

Entry form for mare performance test - field test 2024 (for printing)

Entry form for mare performance test on station 2024

Guideline for the preparation of young mares for participation in mare performance tests

 

 

Adjustments in weighting the mare performance test criteria

To promote the breeding of Holsteiner dressage horses, and for a more performance-related assessment of dressage oriented mares, the dressage committee suggested adjusting the way the evaluated mare performance test criteria are weighted.

These suggestions have been implemented, so that the final test score is now calculated by weighting the criteria differently for jumping and dressage oriented mares.

 

Weighting the mare performance test criteria

 

Please state the mare’s orientation (jumping or dressage) on the field test entry form. The final test score will be calculated accordingly.

In case no information is provided, the mare will be considered as jumping oriented.