From birth to registration

    Every year a new generation of Holsteiner foals is born, ensuring the survival of the Holsteiner horse, a breed enjoying success all over the world. The foaling year starts when the young stock is born. Any foal’s birth must be reported to the Holsteiner Verband by submitting the Foal Report (stallion keeper’s Covering Certificate). The breeder is issued all paperwork required for registration at a foal registration site after the Holsteiner Verband has received the Foal Report.

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    Foal registration and inspection sites

    The foals are registered and judged at foal registration and inspection sites where they are evaluated alongside their dams by the inspection committee and given marks for the traits “type” and “movement”, respectively. Foals receiving 7 or better for both traits will be awarded the title “premium foal”.

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    Foal championships

    At the foal registration and inspection sites, foals may qualify for the breeding districts’ foal championships. The cream of the foal crop is then selected at the VTV/R+V foal championship held during the annual state horse show in Bad Segeberg.

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    Foal auctions

    The Elmshorn foal auctions are traditionally held in June and August. For further information about the foal auctions, please visit the Holsteiner marketing and auction GmbH website.

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