For more detailed information on additional requirements see box.
Since 2003 foals have been not been registered in the Auxiliary Foalbook but in either Register A or B. Starting 2008, Auxiliary Foalbook horses can no longer be inspected for Auxiliary Studbook. Auxiliary Foalbook mares that now qualify for Foalbook or Register A because of a change in the registration of the lacking parent, may be eligible for studbook inspection if the requirements are met.
Starting in 2008, Certificate of Pedigree papers are no longer issued and foals instead receive Register B papers.
Mares registered with an Erkend studbook may be eligible to have Foalbook registered foals. Mares registered with an Erkend studbook are also eligible for studbook inspection at age three or older. Pedigrees must be approved, parentage must be proven through DNA typing and they must pass the necessary veterinary and/or performance requirements. Successful outside mares will be entered in the KWPN studbook and have their original registration paper stamped with their KWPN status.
Foalbook and Register A mares, geldings and stallions are eligible for Studbook Inspection at age three or older. Register A stallions must complete all requirements for approval (radiographs, endoscopy and/or performance). Register A mares and geldings no longer have to meet veterinary requirements in order to be accepted into the Studbook. Upon successful presentation, mares and stallions are accepted into the studbook without any additional requirements. Since geldings are not used for breeding, they cannot enter the Studbookbut can be listed as Studbook Quality. Foalbook geldings will remain in the Foalbook and Register A geldings will move up to the Foalbook. Geldings can also earn the ‘Ster Quality’ predicate. All successful horses will receive updated papers and may be branded with the lion brand on the hip.
Since 2008 horses are no longer accepted into the Auxiliary Studbook.
In order for a Register A mare or a mare from an Erkend studbook to be awarded the Keur and/or Elite predicate, it must meet those requirements the sire did not meet according to KWPN standards. These may consist of any combination of the following:
These are Foalbook, Register A or Erkend Studbook registered stallions that have been successfully presented for Approval at a KWPN-NA keuring and that have passed the radiograph, endoscopy and semen requirements. Licensed stallions have not yet passed a KWPN performance test (either a 21-Day or a 5-Day test).
KWPN or Erkend Studbook registered stallions that have successfully been presented for Approval, have passed the KWPN veterinary requirements and performance test requirements. Approved stallions have been accepted into the Studbook.
Stallions that are registered with a KWPN Erkend studbook. These stallions are considered to be ‘improvement’ sires and are eligible for stallion approval at age three or older. Pedigrees and sport and/or offspring reports must be approved prior to keuring presentation.
The Jockey Club is considered to be an Erkend Studbook. Thoroughbred stallions may be presented for “Erkend” status. They must have their pedigree and performance records approved as a prerequisite for presentation.