Contact persons

  • Passfoto von Dr. Thomas Nissen

    Dr. Thomas Nissen

    Managing Director and Breeding Manager

    Tel: +49 431 305996 0

    Fax: +49 431 336 142

    Association Kiel

    Steenbeker Weg 151

    24106 Kiel

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    Norbert Boley

    Management of HV Hengsthaltungs GmbH

    Tel: + 49 4121 49 79 0

    Fax: + 49 4121 93629

    nboley@holsteiner-verband.de

    Verband Stallions

    Westerstrasse 93

    25336 Elmshorn

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    Roland Metz

    Management Auction & Marketing

    Tel: +49 4121 4979-41

    Fax: +49 4121 4979-77

    Mobile: +49 171 436 4651

    rmetz@holsteiner-verband.de

    Sales and Car Stables

    Westerstraße 93

    25336 Elmshorn

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    Götz Hartmann

    Assistant to the Managing Director

    Tel: +49 431 305996 1

    Fax: +49 431 336 142

    hartmann@holsteiner-verband.de

    Association Kiel

    Steenbeker Weg 151

    24106 Kiel

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    Alexandra Bitter

    Sales

    Tel: +49 4121 4979 39

    Fax: +49 4121 4979-77

    Mobile: +49 170 38 25 465

    abitter@holsteiner-verband.de

    Sales and Car Stables

    Westerstrasse 93

    25336 Elmshorn

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    Sigrun Günther

    Sale brood mares

    Fax: +49 4121 4979-77

    Mobile: +49 163 24 69 320

    sguenther@holsteiner-verband.de

    Sales and Car Stables

    Westerstrasse 93

    25336 Elmshorn

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    Gérard Muffels

    Manager stallion stable

    Tel: +49 4121 924 14

    Fax: +49 4121 807728

    hengststall@holsteiner-verband.de

    Verband Stallions

    Westerstrasse 93

    25336 Elmshorn

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    Heike Benzin

    Inseminator & Semen Ordering

    Tel: +49 4121 924 14

    Fax: +49 4121 807728

    hengststall@holsteiner-verband.de

    Verband Stallions

    Westerstrasse 93

    25336 Elmshorn

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    Johanna Settgast

    Inseminator & Semen Ordering

    Tel: +49 4121 924 14

    Fax: +49 4121 807728

    hengststall@holsteiner-verband.de

    Verband Stallions

    Westerstrasse 93

    25336 Elmshorn

  • Passfoto von Monika Boortz

    Monika Boortz

    Head Office

    Tel: +49 4121 4979 20

    Fax: + 49 4121 93629

    mboortz@holsteiner-verband.de

    Association Elmshorn

    Westerstrasse 93

    25336 Elmshorn

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    Ulrike Borowski

    Payroll Accounting

    Tel: +49 4121 4979 31

    Fax: + 49 4121 93629

    uborowski@holsteiner-verband.de

    Association Elmshorn

    Westerstrasse 93

    25336 Elmshorn

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    Désirée Dann

    Marketing

    Tel: +49 4121 4979 46

    Fax: + 49 4121 93629

    ddann@holsteiner-verband.de

    Association Elmshorn

    Westerstrasse 93

    25336 Elmshorn

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    Melanie Lehrke

    Accounting & Cover Funds

    Tel: +49 4121 4979 22

    Fax: + 49 4121 93629

    mlehrke@holsteiner-verband.de

    Verband Stallions

    Westerstrasse 93

    25336 Elmshorn

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    Heike Nitschmann

    Financial Accounting

    Tel: +49 4121 4979 26

    Fax: + 49 4121 93629

    hnitschmann@holsteiner-verband.de

    Association Elmshorn

    Westerstrasse 93

    25336 Elmshorn

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    Kornelia Kindermann

    Secretary's Office

    Tel: +49 4121 4979 21

    Fax: + 49 4121 93629

    kkindermann@holsteiner-verband.de

    Association Elmshorn

    Westerstrasse 93

    25336 Elmshorn

  • Passfoto von Petra Sahling

    Petra Sahling

    Head Office

    Tel: +49 4121 4979 20

    Fax: + 49 4121 93629

    psahling@holsteiner-verband.de

    Association Elmshorn

    Westerstrasse 93

    25336 Elmshorn

  • Passfoto von Dr. Stefanie Bergmann

    Dr. Stefanie Bergmann

    Foreign Members

    Tel: +49 431 305996 51

    Fax: +49 431 336 142

    bergmann@holsteiner-verband.de

    Association Kiel

    Steenbeker Weg 151

    24106 Kiel

  • Passfoto von Dr. Astrid Behrens

    Dr. Astrid Behrens

    Project management

    Tel: +49 431 305996 52

    Fax: +49 431 336 142

    behrens@holsteiner-verband.de

    Association Kiel

    Steenbeker Weg 151

    24106 Kiel

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    Stephan Haarhoff

    Junior executive

    Tel: +49 431 305996 2

    Fax: +49 431 336 142

    haarhoff@holsteiner-verband.de

    Association Kiel

    Steenbeker Weg 151

    24106 Kiel

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    Silke Stopp

    Membership Administration

    Tel: +49 431 305996 4

    Fax: +49 431 336 142

    stopp@holsteiner-verband.de

    Association Kiel

    Steenbeker Weg 151

    24106 Kiel

  • Passfoto von Nicole Weßel

    Nicole Weßel

    Head Office, Accounting

    Tel: +49 431 305996 0

    Fax: +49 431 336 142

    wessel@holsteiner-verband.de

    Association Kiel

    Steenbeker Weg 151

    24106 Kiel

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    Alexandra Hoffmann

    Accounting, DNA Descent Verification

    Tel: +49 431 305996 3

    Fax: +49 431 336 142

    hoffmann@holsteiner-verband.de

    Association Kiel

    Steenbeker Weg 151

    24106 Kiel

  • Passfoto von Inken Gräfin von Platen Hallermund

    Inken Gräfin von Platen Hallermund

    Young and new breeder representatives

    Tel: +49 4382 938920

    Fax: +49 4382 322

    Mobile: +49 179 2969269

    iplaten@holsteiner-verband.de

    Association Kiel

    Gut Friederikenhof

    23758 Wangels OT Friederikenhof

  • Passfoto von Katarzyna Wolf

    Katarzyna Wolf

    Assistant Breed Book Matters

    Tel: +49 431 305996 51

    Fax: +49 431 336 142

    wolf@holsteiner-verband.de

    Association Kiel

    Steenbeker Weg 151

    24106 Kiel

  • Passfoto von Manuela Küpper

    Manuela Küpper

    Accounts payable

    Tel: +49 4121 4979-23

    Fax: + 49 4121 93629

    mkuepper@holsteiner-verband.de

    Association Elmshorn

    Westerstraße 93

    25336 Elmshorn

The Association > Breeding and licensing > Mares > Mare Performance Test

The Mare Performance Test

Mare performance test

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 at various locations across Schleswig-Holstein and (from 2018) the extended breeding area.

They are carried out on instruction of the Holsteiner Verband by the Landeskommission für Pferdeleistungsprüfungen Schleswig-Holstein (State Horse Performance Test Committee S-H).

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 in 2018) 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.

Mare performance test

Registration and dates

The registration for the station test is done at the Holsteiner Verband in Kiel. The Landeskommission für Pferdeleistungsprüfungen in Bad Segeberg (state commission for horse performance tests) accepts the registrations for the field test.

Station Test

In spring 2021 the station tests for 3-year-old Holsteiner mares will be carried out in Elmshorn. The mares will be kept at the station for 2 weeks. On the day of delivery 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).

The following rounds are planned:
I. round: 09.02. – 23.02.2021
II. round: 20.04. – 04.05.2021

We ask the breeders to register their mares for the station test 2021. Approximately 70 mares can be tested on station.
Any Holsteiner mare (born in 2018) 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 09 November 2020. 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.

Field Test

The entry form and the preparation guidelines for the field test in Schleswig-Holstein can be found in the March issue of the association magazine PFERD+SPORT or on the website Landeskommission für Pferdeleistungsprüfungen Schleswig-Holstein.

Mare performance test

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.

The weighting of the field test criteria has been adjusted for field test as follows:

 

Criterion

until 2015

jumping oriented

dressage oriented

Junping

30%

30%

20%

Trot

13%

13%

15%

Canter

13%

13%

15%

Walk

13%

13%

15%

Rideability

10%

10%

10%

Rideability- test rider

21%

21%

25%


The final field test score is calculated from the weighted sub scores.

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.