Why get your horse Classified?
In addition to finding out how your breeding program compares with Europe's best, the NZWA normally runs the Classification Tour as a competition to find the best mares, foals and young stallions that New Zealand has to offer.
Due to the Covid pandemic the 2021 tour will be held virtually with the German Assessor Matthias Werner judging the horses via video footage. Let us know if you have mares to be classified, foals to be inspected or if you have a stallion you would like to put forward for licensing.
Classification is a valuable tool for breeders
After a Classification, the feedback we get from many members is how great it is to discuss the merits of their horse with an overseas expert. Visiting assessors are able to provide an unbiased judgement and international comparison of the breeding stock in New Zealand to our members. The inspection feedback will be an invaluable tool in deciding the future direction of your breeding program.
In addition, a high pass award of Merit (78-79.9%) or Excellence (80+%) may be awarded for exceptional animals. Merit and Excellence horses are awarded Rosettes and all marks are recorded on the horse's Passport