Estimation of breeding values is based on data including conformation traits of foals, studbook inspection as well as performance test of mares (data recorded in Schleswig-Holstein). Results of tournaments do not enter into the estimation. Breeding values are only published for stallions with a minimum number of tested descendants.
Conformation traits of foals: type/conformation and correctness of movement
Studbook inspection: breed type, topline, fore legs, hind legs, correctness of gaits, push and swing
Mare performance test: walk, trot, canter, rideablility and free jumping
The basis for the breeding value estimation is the data given by the commission members at the foal registration, studbook inspection registration and performance test of mares (station and field). New data is added every year. The 2020 breeding value estimation is based on the evaluations of 103,532 foals from 1984 to 2020, 43,120 mares newly registered in the studbook between 1972 and 2020 and 11,446 mares who passed a mare performance test in Schleswig-Holstein from 1983 to 2020.
The file Zuchtwerte 2020 shows the breeding values of all stallions currently used for mating in the Holsteiner breed. Listed stallions were stationed in 2020 or were born as of cohort 1982 and used for mating to at least 2016. When the stallion’s first use was before 2016, they had to be in use for more than two years and has to present at least 30 descendants.
The file Zuchtwerte Althengste 2020 includes older stallions that were active in breeding from 2000 till 2016 and had at least 10 daughters in the performance test of mares.
The listing of the stallions is arranged in alphabetical order. There are three lines for each stallion. The first line contains breeding values for the conformation trait of foals (F), the second one is for the studbook inspection (S) and the third line contains the values for performance test of mares (Z). An explanation for the abbreviations is given below.