The objective of the New Zealand Warmblood Horse Association is to breed horses that are well built, noble, and superior in performance. Members of the association are responsible for the breeding of their horses. The association’s breed standards set out to develop high-quality warmbloods with good rideability and performance characteristics. If you are interested in acquiring a New Zealand Warmblood, read on to learn more about the breed. Here are some of the breed’s characteristics:
The American Warmblood Horse is a type of warmblood intended for traditional sport horse disciplines, such as combined driving and dressage. It is one of the most popular breeds of horse in the United States. Breeders from the United States and other countries are importing this type of horse to New Zealand for the upcoming breeding season. The American Warmblood Horse is a good choice for breeding purposes because of its proven ability to perform well in a variety of disciplines, including dressage, eventing, and racing.
The Waldfee New Zealand Warmblood Horse Association has as its goal to produce elegant, well-built and noble warmblood horses. The association began in 1978 as the Hanoverian Breeders Association, but was incorporated the following year. The first stallions from this breeding program were of Dutch and Hanoverian Warmblood lines. They included Witzbold, Jaguar, Falkensee, and Loewenherz. Some of these stallion’s offspring are now Principals in the NZ Warmblood Association Studbook.
Ballineen Blue Mountain
If you’re planning to breed your own Warmblood horse, you may want to consider Ballineen Blue Mountain. This 16.2-hand grey stallion was imported from England in 2011. It has been a champion in hand and show hunter classes and is a full wire hunter. Its versatility has been a source of pride for Gavin Crossan and Trevalda Irish Sporthorses.
The Irish stallion is a beautiful colt that is already branded and microchipped. At weaning, he will be registered. He is the grandson of Trevalda Mountain Eire (ID) and the daughter of Whiorau Clareable, a TB mare. At 16hh, Flynn is a friendly horse. He will eventually go grey.
Ballineen Glen Abbess
The objective of the New Zealand Warmblood Horse Association (NZWHA) is to produce noble, well-built warmblood horses. The breed originated in the early ’70s as the Hanoverian Breeders Association and was incorporated a year later. The stallions that were produced during this time period were mostly Dutch Warmbloods or their descendants. Later, the breed branched out to bred its own stallions, including a stallion named Jaguar, who was influenced by Witzbold, Loewenherz and Jaguar.
The life and times of Thady Ryan are remarkable, even in a small way. Born in England, he lived in New Zealand for over a decade. The horse’s greatest joy in life was the freedom he had to chase his prey and travel around the world. He travelled the world on horseback, and was a hunting and sporting ambassador. His autobiography was well-known in New Zealand.
In November of that year, Anne Peter, a Geraldine woman and descendant of the Canterbury Superintendent, W. S. Moorhouse, met Thady at the equine racecourse in Nelson, New Zealand. The two met while attending a boarding school in Nelson. Anne was staying with her Anglo-Irish aunt, Nellie Armitage. They later married in a Catholic church in New Zealand.
Waldfee’s sire Worldwide PB
The mare Waldfee is a daughter of World-class stallion Worldwide PB. This German-bred stallion was imported to New Zealand in 1996. He stood at the Vollrath Stud for Bernie Maubach and sired many excellent offspring. Many of his offspring were retained as breeding mares at the Vollrath Stud. Worldwide PB was also a Paralympic Gold Medal winner in 2012.
Embryo Transfer (ET) foals
Embryo Transfer, or ET, is a fertility treatment that allows horse owners to create foals using embryos that have been frozen and transferred to the mare. This procedure can produce offspring of all ages, including New Zealand Warmblood horses, while also making it possible to create foals from endangered species, such as the Poitou donkey. While embryos at this stage of development are small and more difficult to harvest, they’re also the most suitable for freezing, micromanuulation, and bisection. Day eight embryos are the largest and most viable for ET.
The process of ET has many advantages. Mares with a high value may be able to produce multiple embryos in a single season, thus allowing them to compete for their owners. Furthermore, if the mare is too old or unable to carry a foal, embryo transfer can allow her to continue her show career. Embryo Transfer can also be performed on older mares with decreased fertility. Mares that are not capable of carrying a foal to term may also be a candidate for this process.
New Zealand Warmblood Horse Association (NZWA) competition mares must meet a series of rigorous criteria to achieve this elite status. The mare must walk in a straight line and gain a minimum average score of 65%. The mark can be as low as five, but cannot be less than eight. The mare must also be ground-covering, have even strides and correct foot falls, and have supple, free-moving backs and shoulders.
Despite the renowned reputation of this breed, some competitors have struggled to find a suitable equestrian partner. The NZ Warmblood Society was unable to find a suitable partner for her two warmblood competition mares. Fortunately, the NZWA has an extensive network of breeders and trainers who will help you find a suitable match. There are many reasons why a mare may be the right choice for you.
Mares with 25% warmblood breeding
In New Zealand, mares with a quarter or more warmblood bloodline are registered with the New Zealand Warmblood Association. These horses are separated into two registers, the Warmblood Register and the Derivative Register. Horses from the Warmblood Register are allowed to move into the studbook, while those with Arabian and Thoroughbred blood can use the FEI-approved Foundation Stock and refining blood. Both Registers issue international horse passports to their horses.
A breeding record is used to determine the quality of a mare. The WBFSH recognizes breeding records from mares with a minimum 25% warmblood percentage. The NZ Stud Book was developed to recognize the quality of New Zealand breeding. This stud book allows New Zealand-bred horses to compete under the New Zealand Flag in international competitions. Mares that are registered with the WBFSH or NZWA are eligible to compete with the New Zealand Flag.