Breed Registry Options In America, Trakehner’s can be registered with the American Trakehner Association. Registered horses can participate in year end awards for horse of the year and USDF/USEF awards. Registration also shows evidence of lineage, which is very helpful in marketing and selling of horses. Most buyers pay attention to a horse’s individual registration and performance awards so getting Trakehner’s registered is very beneficial to the selling of horses as well. In Europe, Trakehner’s can be registered with the Trakehner Breeders Fraternity (TBF), which is the controlling body in the UK. They are licensed by the TrakehnerVerband GmbH in Germany, which allows them to register, grade and brand horses in the main stud book. They brand registered Trakehners with the double Elk horn with the inverted V. Most buyers find the brand very important when looking at Trakehners from Europe.
Registry RequirementsThe following are the requirements for registration at the American Trakehner Association:1. Owners displaying horses in ATA Inspections are expected to: Be an Active Member of the ATA Finish and sign the Application for Inspection Pay inspection fees prior to the inspection.2. With the exception of foals and weanlings, all horses are required to have registration certificates with the breeding registry. Weanlings have to have at least a registration with a pending application. Trakehners, Anglo Trakehners and Arab Trakehners are required to be registered with the ATA.
4. A negative Coggins test and veterinary health certificate is required for inspection as well as a report that the horse shows no sign of infectious disease.5. Owners of stallions are required to get a veterinary exam and have X-rays of the stallion prior to the inspection.6. Must meet minimum approval scores.
Trakehner Stallion Lisencing Stallions are evaluated by a panel of experts before they can be certified breeding stock. They are evaluated in five main areas:1. Trakehner Type-beauty, harmony, great endurance, mental and physical balance, character, a small, expressive head, broad forehead, large eyes, a properly set neck of significant length, well defined withers, a long sloping shoulder, back of medium length , a long, muscular, oval shaped croup, a deep and wide ribcage and a rectangular shaped frame with large, well defined joints.
2. ConformationNeck should rise distinctly from the chest and withers and provide balance to the rest of the body. It should be straight or convex along the top line but not too upright Shoulder and croup should be equally long and sloping The back of medium length Smooth topline Moderately set tail Deep and broad body Straight, firm legs that are proportionate with the rest of the body Moderate pastern angles Relatively short cannon bones Hind leg angles should show ability to produce impulsion Feet should be well balanced, round and proportionate to body
3. Regularity of Gaits Stallion should move straight at all three gaits at an even, steady and relaxed rhythm without… Winging Paddling Traveling too close or too wide
4. Impulsion Freedom Spring in leg joints No dragging of toes Front legs move evenly from the shoulder Back is supple and elastic Engaged hind quaters Impulsion over fences is evaluated as well5. General Impression Free Harmonious Balanced Alert Relaxed temperament
Evaluation Procedure Minimum score for registration is 58 with with a score less than 5 in any of the individual categoriesPart 1- Verification-markings and color on registration certificate-Measurements taken Minimum for a Trakehner stallion at 2 1/2 years of age : 15.3 hands heart girth of 72 inches a cannon bone measurement of 7.5 inchesPart 2-In hand Horse is presented in hand moving in a straight line away from and toward the judges at walk and trot on a hard surface Horse is also stood in front of the judges so the front, side, and hind views can be assessed.
Part 3- Triangle Horse is presented in hand at the walk and trot on a triangle so all sides of the horse are shown in movement.Part 4- Free jumping over a line of three fences optional for stallions who will perform at Grand Prix levels or advanced level eventingPart 5- At Liberty Horse is shown at liberty at walk, trot, and canter on the flat
Part 6-Under-Saddle for 4 Year Olds and Older 4 year old stallions are ridden in a group at walk, trot and canter Older stallions perform the same but are alone in the arena Part of the overall impression score Committee observes willingness to work, tractability, temperament, and way of moving under saddle. Horses will perform the all gaits on 20-meter circles as well as a change of direction with intersecting circles and large figure-eights across the diagonal.Part 7- Group walk All stallions must walk together in a group
Mare Licensing Procedure Must have a total inspection score of no less than 56 Three years old or older Well groomed Have a bridle with snaps on the reins for ease of release for the "at liberty" phase. A foal running freely by mares side is desirable. Inspection process: Mares are measured and the inspection is completed before the next mare is evaluated. The height, girth and cannon bone are measured Inspected for conformation while standing on a firm, flat surface. They are viewed from front, rear, left and right. Regularity and correctness is judged in hand at the walk and trot Impulsion and elasticity is judged in hand at the trot on a triangle Mares are turned loose in a small arena to be judged at the canter and trot. Mares heavy in foal or lame are excused from this phase. After the at liberty phase, the marks awarded to the mare and the decision as to whether or not she is approved or accepted are announced. These marks are official and are put on to the registration papers.
Works CitedAmerianTrakehnerAssociation.Registering your Horse or Foal with the ATA.http://americantrakehner.com/Trakehners Breeders Fraternity. Who Are We?. 2010. http://www.trakehners.uk.com/whowe-are- trakehners-uk.htmTrakehnersInternational.2010.http://www.trakehners- international.com/.