Warlander - Multi-talented
Testing for Breeding Approval
WSS have a uniform testing model in place throughout Australia, Europe and the USA. Warlander horses are assessed at the level of European breeding standards under strict German sporthorse breeding guidelines.
Testing can only be performed on WSS registered (Main Studbook) Warlander horses who have been DNA Parental Verified. No Auxilliary Studbook Warlander horses are elligible for testing. The results are to be supplied to WSS by either testing body or registered owner and the horses Warlander papers will be upgraded accordingly.
In countries or regions where external examination is not possible, or where numbers make assessment prohibitive, the studbook is in the process of developing tests which can be performed by qualified veterinarians to assess horses conformation, temperament and movement against the breed standard.
United States of America -
WSS accept the results of FPZV testing in the United States. For more information please contact Cassandra Adams at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: http://www.fpzvusa.co/
Testing of horses for breeding approval in Australia is performed by the ACE Group Inc who judge Warlander horses based on the WSS Warlander breed standard.
Owners of breeding mares and stallions are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this independent testing which is a non-biased annual assessment for breeding and performance stock. By facilitating this assessment the ACE Group Inc provides assistance to the breeder to achieve their goals of equaling European Breeding Standards.
Warlander mares and stallions will be able to gain breeding approval through this system. Warlander horses must be DNA Parental verified and registered in the WSS Main Studbook, in the name of the owner in order to be assessed for breeding approval.
The ACE Group is a member of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH). This means the ACE Passport can be used as a national identification document for FEI horses.
Warlander owners can contact the ACE office (0436010676 or email@example.com) to make enquiries or bookings for the upcoming Assessment Tour.
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In order to ascertain trainability the horse must be educated to a level which will clearly show the degree of this attribute. Therefore the studbook will award horses who have achieved certain results in official competition such as dressage, driving, eventing, jumping, reining or multiples of these and other recognised disciplines.
The Warlander is a functional ‘baroque’ horse who’s breed standard is based on trainability and ride ability. it ‘has’ attracted high school/ haute école trainers throughout the world. Trainers of this discipline will not be discriminated against because they choose not to compete and horses who have reached a level comparable to the movements (and the quality of them) required for official competition will be acknowledged.
Horses attaining an award based on the grades below will be awarded a SPORT predicate. This will be added to the horses name on your Warlander Registration papers. So for instance if your horse is called Black Rocket, it will now become Black Rocket SPORT.
Dressage: Five points to be achieved at different times and signed by different judges. If there is more than one judge, the scores of all judges are averaged to one percentage.
Medium Tests Level 4, 4.2 and 4.3 (USA - Third Level)
60% - 64% = 1 point, 65% - 69.9% = 2 points, 70% and higher = 3 points
Eventing: – CCI***
Show Jumping – World Cup Qualifier 1.40
Driving – Advanced FEI dressage test qualifying 60%
Reining – CRI*
The status of 'Preferent" will be awarded based on achievements of a horse’s offspring (Warlander mare and stallions only). In order to acheive this award, a Warlander stallion or mare must produces four (4) SPORT predicate or Licensed stallions (or any combination there of).
Pictured top to bottom:
Abacus Xanthus bred by Holly Zech owned by Cheryl Painter - USA
Warlander mare 'Sabrina" bred by Ray Arris owned by Karen Hollis - USA
Abacus Impuesto bred by Holly Zech owned by Yene Stud - SOUTH AFRICA
World Champion 'Sabrina' bred by Ray Arris owned by Karen Hollis - USA