Books, registers and breeding procedures for a Friesian Horse.

The Studbook of the KFPS contains 5 books and

each book has a number of registers.

The books are:

The Main Studbook, the two B books I and II,

the D book, and B book III.

 

The D book and Bbook III are not of direct

interest to Australia.

Main Studbook:

This book contains all offspring from parents that are both in the main studbook. The sire is an approved studbook stallion.

Bbook I : All offspring from parents for which:

  • The dam is in BbookI and the sire is a foalbook stallion with a breeding permit

  • The dam is in the Main Studbook and the sire is a foalbook stallion with a breeding permit

  • The dam is in Bbook I and the sire is an approved stallion *

  • The dam is in Bbook II and the sire of the dam is an approved studbook stallion or a stallion with a breeding permit and the sire of the offspring is an approved studbook stallion or a stallion with a breeding permit.

   * Registration in the main book can take place in one generation if including the sire of the offspring three of the four previous            generations are sired by a KFPS approved studbook stallion.

Bbook II: All offspring from parents for which:

  • The dam is Main book, Bbook I or Bbook II and the sire does not have a breeding permit nor is an approved studbook stallion.

  • The dam is in Bbook II and the sire’s dam is not an approved stallion or a stallion with a breeding permit.

      In the case of the offspring is by an approved studbook stallion or a stallion with a permit, the next generation can be upgraded         to Bbook I by breeding to an approved stallion or to stallion with a breeding permit again.

Each book has the same number of registers that correspond to sex and classification of the horse.

  • Provisional Foalbook: All foals that are being reported as born using the birth notification

  • Foalbook: All horses that have been microchipped and for which registration papers have been issued.

  • Studbook: All adult horses that have been admitted to the studbook through a keuring process. Only approved stallions will be admitted to this register in the main studbook only. No other stallions will be in an adult register

  • The studbook has further classifications into mares (fillies), geldings and stallions (colts).

       Predicates can apply to horses in the 3 books:

  • Ster(star): a grade that applies to mares that have received a second or first premie

  • Kroon (crown): a grade that applies to mares that are upgraded from a 1st premie ster and have scored 77 or higher in the IBOP test

  • Model: an upgrade that applies to a crown mare that has produced foals and has scored 77 or higher in the IBOP test

  • Preferent: a mare that has had 4 or more offspring that has the ster predicate

  • Sport: proven performance eg. dressage medium/advanced​

Premies
There four classifications that are available to foals under 12 months and to mares on admission to the studbook.

  • Foals – judged for racial type, frame, development, walk and trot. Score between 1 and 10.

  • 1st premie – 36 points or more and average 7 or more for movement

  • 2nd premie – 33 to 35.5 points, no points of 5 or less and at least 6.5 for movement

  • 3rd premie – 29 to 32.5 points, no 4 or 2 or more 5s. , and at least 5.5 average for movement

  • No premie – lower than the above

Mares and geldings for admission to the main (adult) studbook – judged for racial type, frame, feet & legs, walk and trot.

  • >7.5 average score – admitted to studbook with 1st premie

  • 7 – admitted to studbook with 2nd premie

  • Between 6 and 7 – admitted to studbook, 3rd premie

  • 6 –admitted to studbook, no premie

  • <6 not admitted in studbook

For any score that is 4 or less than 4, no entry in studbook

Foalbook stallions can only be judged for ster, not for a premie.

Linear scoring 

This is a system to score a horse against 20 characteristics. The score form has a medium. For a number of characteristics the score is best if on the medium, for others characteristics a maximum or close to maxmimum is best. Linear scoring is used for admission to the studbook. The summarising row on the bottom of the form determines the premie of the horse.

Breeding Stallions:

Approved studbook stallion (licensed stallions) – are in the Main studbook, have been performance tested and have a permanent license when approved on offspring.

Foalbook stallions with a limited breeding permit – foalbook ster stallions that are registered in the foalbook of the main studbook. They are the best of the ster stallions, have preferably been through at least 2 rounds of the stallion classification and have an IBOP result of at least 77 points or equivalent performance results.