Young Recommended Breeding Stock for Conformation

For those horses registered in the Permanent Register of the PRE Stud Book, participants in the performance tests established in this Breeding Program, between 4 and 6 years of age and that have achieved genetic index for morphology for dressage exceeding that of 70 percent (the 30% of horses with the best genetic index). This percentage may be modified from time to time.  Likewise, these horses must be outstanding, individually, for their morphologic-functional aptitudes and have exceeded the reproductive and health requirements after undergoing a radiological study to rule out diseases such as osteochondrosis and reproductive organs screened to rule out reproductive abnormalities.  This category shall be applicable to horses aged 4, 5 and 6 years, on reaching the age of 7, they shall lose it.

Young Recommended Breeding Stock for Dressage

 For those horses that participate in the established performance tests (functional Dressage tests), between 4 and 6 years of age and that have achieved a genetic index for Dressage exceeding the population average. Horses must be able to demonstrate that their health and reproductive status complies with the mandates established by the Breeder Association after undergoing a radiological study to rule out diseases such as osteochondrosis and reproductive organs screened to rule out reproductive abnormalities. This category shall be available to horses aged 4, 5 and 6 years, on reaching the age of 7, they shall lose it.

Improver Breeding Stock for Conformation Traits

For breeding horses that are 7 years of age or older, that have already obtained a genetic index for conformation traits for Dressage that is above the herd average, with minimal reliability of 0.6 (repeatability) and that have sufficient descendants in the category as Young Recommended Breeding Stock, after undergoing a radiological study to rule out diseases such as osteochondrosis and reproductive organs screened to rule out reproductive abnormalities.

Improver Breeding Stock for Dressage

For breeding horses that are 7 years of age or older, that have already obtained a genetic index for Dressage that exceeds the herd average, with minimal reliability of 0.6 (repeatability) and that have sufficient descendants in the category as Young Recommended Breeding Stock. Likewise, these horses must fulfill the conformation, reproductive and health requirements establsihed by the Breeder Association, after undergoing a radiological study to rule out diseases such as osteochondrosis and reproductive organs screened to rule out reproductive abnormalities. 

Elite Breeding Stock

For those horses that are 7 years of age and older, which have achieved the category of Improver Breeding Stock for Morphology for Dressage and for Dressage.  In addition, they must fulfill the conformation, reproductive and health requirements establsihed by the Breeder Association, after undergoing a radiological study to rule out diseases such as osteochondrosis and reproductive organs screened to rule out reproductive abnormalities. 

 

Moreover, the genetic categories for Young Recommended Breeding Stock and Improver Breeding Stock may be obtained by all those horses assessed genetically for other equestrian disciplines (Eventing, Show Jumping, etc.):

  •    Horses between 4 and 6 years of age and that have obtained a genetic index for that      discipline that is greter than the herd average may obtain the genetic category as Young  Recommended Breeding Stock for a given discipline by participating in the performance  tests established for that discipline.  Horses must fulfill all reproductive and health  requirements establsihed by the Breeder Association, after undergoing a radiological study  to rule out diseases such as osteochondrosis and reproductive organs screened to rule out  reproductive abnormalities. This category shall be available to horses aged 4, 5 and 6 years,  on reaching the age of 7, they shall lose it.
  •   Horses that are 7 years of age or older may obtain the genetic category of Improver  Breeding Stock for a given discipline upon obtaining a genetic index for that discipline that is  above the herd average, with a minimal reliability of 0.6 (repeatability), and that have  sufficient descendants in the category as Young Recommended Breeding Stock. Moreover,  said horses must fulfill all conformation, reproductive and health requirements as established  by the Breeder Association, after undergoing a radiological study to rule out diseases such  as osteochondrosis and reproductive organs screened to rule out reproductive  abnormalities.