PRE FUSION HORSE

REGISTER II – SECTION 1  – PRE FUSION HORSE STUDBOOK

Above: Brecknock Kind Of Magic, 5yr old, 1st generation PRE Fusion mare competing X-Country for 1st time in 30degrees C heat and still jumping spectacularly well. Bred & owned by long-time supporter of this Studbook, Vicky Irwin, who is also the rider.  One of the last Bodeguero X foals (PRE stallion) ex a pedigree Morgan Horse mare

Introduction

Founded in 1982 this Studbook was opened to cater for British Breeders who wished to capture the exceptionally excellent qualities and characteristics of the extremely rare Purebred Spanish Horse (PRE) in their breeding programmes whilst adding attributes from other breeds that would make the resulting products more suitable to the demands of British riders and competitors. This has resulted in a very adaptable breed which is able to stay popular because breeders are able to adjust the balance of attributes in the PRE Fusion Horses in order to keep up with the ever changing market pressures of the equine industry and hobby.

The PRE Fusion Horse Studbook now features many 4th, 5th and 6th generation PRE Fusion horses that excel in a wide range of highly competitive sports,  the result of many years of dedicated breeding within the UK.

Below Left & Right: Beeches Alberto, 4th Generation British-bred PRE Fusion Horse gelding, winning the Midway Medium Music Championship at Hartpury College, August 2017. Bred by Claire Quinney out of her Endurance competition mare, ‘Mariessa’, from Sue Disney’s Willowdell Stud mare line, and sired by Magno VI (PRE).

  

PRE FUSION HORSE – BREED STANDARD

Above: Canna, a good example of the desired PRE Fusion Horse type, conformation and presence. By Kan VIII (PRE) ex Erka (Belgian Warmblood).
Champion Register II Mare 2001 BAPSH National Show.
Bred by Yeguada Iberica, shown by Kim Warren.

General Description
The PRE Fusion horse features intelligence, excellent work ethic and trainability, a kind and affectionate character, adaptability to new situations, courage and athleticism, a forgiving nature, hardiness with a good constitution, harmonious body proportions with an arched high-set neck  proudly carried, strong tendons, very hard hooves, and luxuriant mane and tail; the breed gives an overall impression of quality and nobility.

Below: Two lovely youngsters who also demonstrate good PRE Fusion Horse type, conformation and presence. Left: Mistrals Moon River, 2yrs old, by Rocky L Claudius(PRE) ex Roundhills Moon Jewel (Saddlebred x Arab/TB). Bred by Helena Berrisford. Owned by Sarah Berrisford.  Right: Aztec Silverio, 4yrs old, by Espiritu (PRE Fusion) ex Aelis (Andalusian/Comtois).Bred by Karen Collison. Owned by Catherine Legg.

  

Head – Size and substance and length of head will vary according to the breeds blended into the individual PRE Fusion Horse but the head should show the Spanish elegance of sculptured nasal bone and fine inverted comma-shape nostrils viewed from the front with a long, fine, mobile top-lip. Large expressive triangular-shape brown eyes. Ears medium size, mobile and well attached.

Neck and Body – long graceful arched neck, inserted high and clean into well defined withers and long sloping shoulders (45 to 60degrees) that blend smoothly into a short back. Broad strong loins connect smoothly into rounded muscular hindquarters. A medium to low-set tail is usual for a PRE Fusion Horse except when there is a large proportion of Arab blood in the immediate ancestry which will result in a higher tail-set.

Frontlimbs – Good length of upper-arm sloping back to elbows positioned below the withers. Well muscled fore-arm. Well developed symmetrical joints correctly aligned from side and front view. Medium length cannon bones with well defined tendons. Strong pasterns sloping at about 45 degrees. Hard tough deep round hooves .

Hindlimbs –  powerful well developed musculature on thigh and second thigh. Well developed  symmetrical joints correctly aligned from side and rear view. Hock joint strong and well-defined with a robust achilles tendon attachment.  Medium length cannon bones with well defined tendons. Strong pasterns sloping at about 45 degrees. Hard tough deep round hooves.

Movement – active, elastic, powerful, harmonious, showing good joint flexion and a willingness to engage the hindquarters.

Height – varies from around 14.0hh to over 18.0hh.

Colour – Any colour or colour combination is accepted in the Main Studbook.

 Below are some of the more unusual colours found in the PRE Fusion Horses registered with BAPSH Ltd.
Left to Right: Amber Champagne (Madeira van Kyrimara ), Perlino (Mill Cerdito) Black Tobiano (Warhorse Bailarina)

Click Through here to see a list of recommended breeds to use for 1st generation PRE Fusion Horses or to add in later in your breeding programme. Also see Photographic Examples of various 1st Generation horses.

Above Lt to Rt: Light & dark Palomino, Black, Silver Bay (Bay + Silver), Silver Dapple (Black + Silver), they are 3 filly foals – Mistrals Praerie Flame , Mistrals Athena, & Mistrals Vega Astraea, yearling filly Mistrals Silver Moon , & 2yr filly Mistrals Montana Rocosa. All bred by Helena Berrisford, Mistrals Stud.

BREEDING PROGRAM

The aim of this breeding program, established in 1982, is to maintain an adaptable and flexible breed with a minimum of 25% PRE ancestry but preferably with 50% to 75% PRE ancestry which is fused with desired attributes from other breeds that make the resulting products more suitable to the current and ever changing demands of British riders and competitors.

Breeders of PRE Fusion Horses should ensure that their products retain the proud bearing, innate beauty and charisma of the PRE, and also demonstrate the physical hardiness, strong constitution,  and tough legs and hooves that are a trademark of the PRE Purebred. Another important facet of the PRE Fusion Horse is their intelligent, highly co-operative and very easily trainable nature which is inherited from their PRE  ancestry.
It is strongly recommended that owners of PRE Fusion Horses without the above characteristics do NOT breed from them.

Below: Four lovely mares and a filly, who are four direct generations of PRE Fusion breeding at Mandy Wheatcroft’s Mill Park Andalusian Stud.
From Left to Right: Mill Danzadora – 50% PRE by Euclides (PRE) ex TB mare; Mill Pequenez – 75% PRE by Diamante XXVI (PRE); Mill Ilustre –  82.5% PRE by Mill Gravitar (PRE);  and centre below, Mill Balistica at 5mths – 91.25% PRE by Kilate VI (PRE).

Mill Balistica

PRE FUSION HORSE – MAIN STUDBOOK
(Reg.II, Sec.1 Main)

Foal Registration Criteria for Entry into Main Studbook

Below: Llangybi Claudia Castaña, 50% PRE, with her
new colt foal, Valentines Alonso, by Tamarindo IV (PRE. )
Breeder/Owner Claire Wharton.

A Foal will be registered into the Main Studbook providing:-
a) the Foal’s parents meet the Main Studbook Breeding criteria

i) a Minimum of 25% Apto PRE blood, without unapproved PREs in the direct line between the foal and the PRE Apto ancestor.

ii) both parents are purebred horses registered in a recognised Studbook for pedigree horses

iii) PRE parents must be Approved for Breeding; any Register II Studbook Stallion must be Approved for Breeding.

b) the Foal is DNA typed and parentage tested if any of the following criteria have not been met with:-

i) the Covering Certificate must have been submitted to the BAPSH Registry Office within 1 month of the last Covering date

ii) the Foal must be 5 months old or less when the Registration application form is completed by the Vet.

iii) the Foal must be at Foot with its mother.

c) the Foal does not have the PSSM gene. If either parent has Quarter Horse,
APHA, Appaloosa, or Friesian lineage then that parent or parents must be certified PSSM negative. If the parent/s are not certified negative the foal must be tested for PSSM.

d) a Foal with Friesian bloodlines does not have the recessive genes for Hydrocephalus and/or Dwarfism. If the Friesian or Warlander lineage parent/s is/are certified Negative for Hydrocephalus and Dwarfism then the foal does not need to be tested.

See ‘FOAL REGISTRATION PROCEDURE‘ lower down the page for forms and details.

Right: Darwin Deluxe D Esperanza -50% PRE colt by Oldenburg Stallion, Don Deluxe ex Cazadora XXX (PRE). Breeder/Owner:Yeguada Esperanza

PRE Foals Rejected by ANCCE-LGPRE are Registered in the PRE Fusion Main Studbook

The new 2017 Spanish Studbook Regulations will NOT permit foals born from two PRE parents with the following characteristics to be registered as PRE Horses in the ANCCE-LGPRE Studbook. Foals with any of the characteristics listed below WILL be Registered as PRE Fusion Horses with full pedigree passports for the PRE Fusion Horse breed:-
a) One Blue Eye and One Brown ie., Odd Coloured Eyes
b) Blue Eyes which are not as a result of a Dilution gene.
c) One or more White Leg markings that extend over most of the knee or hock joint.
d) A White Spot or Patch anywhere on the Body with a diameter of 3cms or more (this does not mean a white spot caused by scarring)
e) White areas on the Head which invade one or both eye-orbits,not include broad blazes which are acceptable for PRE Studbook providing the white does not go across most of the eye-socket)

Above: Purebred PRE Filly with White markings that now prevent her registration as a PRE horse in the ANCCE-LGPRE.

IMPORTED HORSE CRITERIA for Entry into MAIN Studbook
Imported horses which are registered with a foreign studbook and which are certified to be a minimum of 25% Apto PRE blood via one or both parents leading to a direct connection with Apto PRE ancestry (without an un-approved PRE as an immediate ancestor in the bloodline leading to the Apto PRE) will be accepted into the BAPSH Ltd PRE Fusion Horse Main Studbook when their Registration application with BAPSH Ltd is completed.
When IMPORTING A HORSE FROM THE EU OR OTHER COUNTRY – THE IMPORTED HORSE MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE UK PIO FOR THAT BREED OR TYPE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF ARRIVAL IN THE UK.   Imported PRE Fusion Horse Registration Application form

IMPORTED HORSE CRITERIA for Entry into APPENDIX A or B Studbook
Imported horses which have the distinct conformation and type of the PRE horse or PRE Fusion Horse demonstrated via 4 photos taken at the time of the Vet Identification for Registration, but have Un-certified Parentage or Unknown Parentage, are accepted and registered in the BAPSH Ltd PRE Fusion Horse Studbook Appendix A or B when their Registration application with BAPSH Ltd is completed. These Horses are now regarded as as Purebreed PRE Fusion Horses, and Register II Section 1 Appendix A & B replace the old Register IV Studbook. See details of these Appendices in their Section further down the page.
When IMPORTING A HORSE FROM THE EU OR OTHER COUNTRY THE IMPORTED HORSE MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE UK PIO FOR THAT BREED OR TYPE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF ARRIVAL IN THE UK.   Imported PRE Fusion Horse Registration Application form
NOTE:
If the horse has an ID-Only Passport (considered by EU to be a Meat-production Passport) it is essential under the new EU Zootechnic legislation that the ID-Only Passport is cancelled via BAPSH Ltd at the time of the Import Registration application and is replaced by a BAPSH Studbook Registered Horse Passport at the time of registration which converts the horse to ‘Purebreed’ status even when the back history is not known.   APPLICATION FORM for BAPSH Ltd RE-ISSUE PASSPORT to Upgrade Horse to PEDIGREE REGISTERED STATUS.


ENTRY OF OTHER PUREBRED EQUINE BREEDS IS NOT PERMITTED

Equines of another Purebred breed cannot be admitted directly into the PRE Fusion Studbook. because the PRE Fusion Horse is a Purebreed based upon the foundation of Approved for Breeding PRE blood ranging from 25% PRE to 99% PRE.
Breeders may continue to introduce new blood into their breeding program via first-cross products between Approved for Breeding PRE Stallions/Mares and any purebred registered equine of another breed that in their opinion will assist them to achieve their own goals. Providing the essential minimum 25% PRE blood is maintained the progeny of the introduced other breed will be registered in the Main PRE Fusion Studbook.
Progeny of non-pedigree mares sired by Approved PRE stallions are registered into the Appendix-A of this Studbook.
Appendix-A mares should be bred to an Approved PRE stallion to result in the second generation (75% Pedigree PRE) upgrading to the Main PRE Fusion Studbook .


PRE FUSION HORSE – APPENDICES to STUDBOOK
(Reg.II, Section 1 Appendix A & B)

Section 1 – Appendix-A
1.PRE sire or dam is Not Approved for Breeding
2.PRE Fusion Horse sire is Not Approved for Breeding
3a. Incorrect procedures with Covering Certificate or Foal is not at foot with dam, but Foal has No DNA Type and parentage test.
3b. Genetic Tests for inheritable defects are not completed.
4.The sire or dam is a horse of Unknown pedigree, but the other parent is a registered horse with a certified minimum of 50% Apto PRE blood.

 Section 1 – Appendix-B (Previously known as Register IV) Horses which comply with the breed characteristics laid down in the breeding programme of the PRE Fusion Horse but do not comply with parentage criteria – EU 2016/1012  ANNEX II, Chapter II Part 2a.

1.There is No Covering Certificate to certify the Sire and the Dam does not have 50% PRE Apto blood.
2.The sire and dam are Unproven. Dealers may give clients parentage information for a purchased horse that has no documentary proof. The horse will be accepted for registration in Appendix-B providing the horse meets the PRE Fusion Horse characteristics, showing PRE-Type or Partbred PRE-Type in the 4 photographs taken at the time of the veterinary ID for Registration.
3.The sire and dam are Unknown. The horse will be accepted for registration in Appendix-B providing the horse meets the PRE Fusion Horse characteristics, showing PRE-Type or Partbred PRE-Type in the 4 photographs taken at the time of the veterinary ID for Registration.

Above Right: This beautiful mare, Zulema, is a good example of the high-quality PRE-type horses of unknown parentage which are registered in Appendix-B.

NOTE: If the horse has an ID-Only Passport (considered by EU to be a Meat-production Passport) it is essential under the new EU Zootechnic legislation that the ID-Only Passport is cancelled via BAPSH Ltd and replaced by a BAPSH Studbook Registered Horse Passport at the time of registration which converts the horse to ‘Purebreed’ status even when the back history is not known.   APPLICATION FORM for BAPSH Ltd RE-ISSUE PASSPORT to Upgrade Horse to PEDIGREE REGISTERED STATUS.

UPGRADING FROM APPENDIX-A TO MAIN STUDBOOK(Reg.II, Section 1)

Section 1 – Appendix-A
Horses may be upgraded into the Main PRE Fusion Horse Studbook once they comply with the following requirements, the failure of which has led them to being placed in the Appendix:-
1) The PRE parent or Grandparent lacking Breeding Approval, is Approved for Breeding by the ANCCE-LGPRE.

2) The PRE Fusion Sire is Approved for Breeding.

3) The Appendix-A horse has a full DNA Type and Parentage compatibility test completed and the Certificate sent to the BAPSH (in cases where the Covering Certificate/foal at Foot criteria were not met with).

4) The Genetic Tests for inheritable defects are completed and are Negative.

5) The 75% PRE product of a 50% PRE daughter of a non-pedigree mare (either Section1 Appendix-B or another breed-type) will be upgraded to the Main Studbook.

Section 1 – Appendix-B (Horses which comply with the breed characteristics laid down in the breeding programme of the PRE Fusion Horse but do not comply with parentage criteria – EU 2016/1012 ANNEX II, Chapter II Part 2a)
The progeny of Appendix-B horses will be upgraded into Appendix-A of the PRE Fusion Horses Studbook if the following two conditions are met:-

i)The product has a certified Approved for Breeding Sire or Dam which is a BAPSH registered PRE Horse or PRE Fusion Horse

ii) The standard foal registration requirements have been followed.

CHANGES TO INFORMATION ABOUT THE OWNER OR ABOUT THE HORSE

ALL Changes MUST be Registered with BAPSH Ltd within 30 DAYS of the Date of Change.
BAPSH will register the new information in the Studbook and  the DEFRA Central Equine Database, and Update the Horse Passport/s and return it/them to the Owner by Signed For Delivery.

CHANGES FOR THE OWNER
1.NEW Owner – THE CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP MUST BE REGISTERED WITH BAPSH Ltd WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE PURCHASE DATE. When you are Buying OR Selling a Horse – The SELLER must complete, SIGN & date a BAPSH Ltd TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP Application Form showing the date of sale, the purchaser’s name, address & other contact details clearly; the BUYER must SIGN & date the Buyer section. Send the Horse’s PASSPORT, the Transfer Application Form, & Fee to the BAPSH Ltd Registrar within 30 days of the Sale.

BAPSH  recommends that the Seller sends the Transfer of Ownership & Passport to BAPSH as soon as the sale is completed and BEFORE the horse travels to its new home, so that the horse is registered in the New Ownership when it leaves the Seller’s property.

2.Change of Address or Other Contact Details – NEW ADDRESS or CONTACT DETAILS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH BAPSH Ltd WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE HOUSE MOVE. Download the CHANGE OF ADDRESS Form , complete the form and send it with your Horse Passports that are registered with BAPSH Ltd to the Registry Office with the appropriate fees within 30 days of your change of address.

3. Change of Surname – NEW SURNAME DETAILS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH BAPSH Ltd WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE NAME CHANGE. Download the CHANGE OF SURNAME Form , complete the form and make a COPY of your MARRIAGE or DIVORCE Certificate or Other Legal Certificate of Name Change. Send both these Documents with your Horse Passports that are registered with BAPSH Ltd to the Registry Office with the appropriate fees within 30 days of your Change of Name.

4.Death of OwnerThe death of the Owner of a BAPSH registered horse should be notified by letter or email to BAPSH Ltd as soon as possible after the event, and WITHIN 30 DAYS. Thereafter, BAPSH should be informed of the Estate Executor’s Name and Contact Details and be sent a copy of the part of the Horse Owner’s Will which determines the disposition of the Horse/s plus any other relevant information about the proposed actions in relation to the Horse/s.

CHANGES FOR THE HORSE

1. Castration/Gelding – DATE & PLACE OF GELDING MUST BE CERTIFIED BY THE VET & THE CHANGE OF STATE REGISTERED WITH BAPSH Ltd WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE OPERATION. Download the GELDING CERTIFICATION Form and complete the horse’s details then get the Vet that performed the Operation to SIGN & date the form and STAMP it with the Vet Practice Stamp. Send the completed form, the Horse’s Passport, and the fee to BAPSH Ltd Registry Office within 30 days of the Operation.

2.Death of Horse – THE DEATH OF A HORSE MUST BE REPORTED TO THE UK PIO FOR THAT HORSE AND THE PASSPORT RETURNED TO THAT PIO FOR CANCELLATION WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE HORSE’S DEATH. Download the DEATH NOTIFICATION Form and send the completed form with the Horse’s Passport (PREs, Register II Breeds, Hispano-arabs, & Register V Breeds) to the BAPSH Ltd Office for cancellation within 30 days of death. The information update & passport cancellation will be free of charge.
Owners may request the passport’s return if they pay the Fee to cover the extra cancellation work required and the cost of postage and packing.

3.Export of Horse – It is a Legal Requirement to keep accurate records of the Horses living in the UK. When a Horse is Exported from the UK it is essential that the BAPSH Studbook is informed within 10 days of the Horse’s departure so that the Studbook and the DEFRA CED can be Updated accordingly. Download the EXPORT NOTIFICATION Form and send the completed form with a Copy of the Intra-Trade Certificate or Equivalent Travel Document to BAPSH Ltd as soon as the Horse has actually left the UK.

4.Change of Colour/ Markings/Scars – Some Horses have their Coat Colour misidentified by the Vet at their original Foal Identification, especially horses that go Grey very slowly, other Horses have White Markings that expand or shrink over time or they acquire Scars that were not on the original ID sheet. If this is the situation for your horse then you must get the Horse’s Passport and Studbook records Updated. Download the HORSE DESCRIPTION UPDATE Form and send the completed form with the Horse’s Passport to BAPSH Ltd for the changes to be officially added to the Passport, to the Studbook Records, and to the DEFRA CED. 

REQUIREMENTS TO BE MET BEFORE BREEDING

  Two Approved for Breeding PRE Fusion Stallions.
Left: Espiritu – 50% PRE (Churumbel II) & 25% TB/ 25% Andalusian. Bred/owned by Karen Collison, Aztec Stud, UK.
Right: Legendario – 50 % PRE (Bronco XVIII)&50% Andalusian. Bred by Jacinto Gonzalez Perez, Spain. Owned by Amy Long
.

PRE Fusion Stallions must be registered with BAPSH Ltd in the Main Studbook, DNA typed and Parentage confirmed, and tested negative for the relevant genetic diseases. They must be over 3 yrs old and have been assessed by the Breeding Evaluation Team and awarded 5/10 or higher, (see paragraph on Breeding Evaluation below for details).

PRE Fusion Mares may also be presented for assessment in the same manner as the Stallions; breeders and owners are recommended to undertake the assessment which provides valuable information for the breed and breeding programmes. At present there is no barr upon breeding from PRE Fusion mares which have not been assessed.

All PRE sires or dams must be Approved for Breeding at the Basic level by the ANCCE-LGPRE..

Mares or stallions of other purebred breeds must be over 3 yrs old and be correctly registered with the appropriate Studbook

PERMITTED BREEDING PRACTICES

Natural Covering in-hand or running out with mares

Artificial insemination fresh, chilled and frozen is permitted. Covering Certificates are issued as normal by the BAPSH Ltd upon receipt of a request from the Stallion owner. All Stallions must be over 3yrs old before being collected for AI.

Below Left: Saragossa lying-down with her delightful filly, Chiquita, at 2 wks old. Saragossa (82.5% PRE) was born in 1983, amongst the earliest to be registered in BAPSH Ltd Register II Studbook.

Embryo Transfer is permitted using any healthy Mare of good size and good temperament as the host/s. PRE Fusion Mares may have more than one foal registered from them each year via the use of host mares. All Mares must be over 3 yrs old before being put in foal.

COVERING CERTIFICATES & DNA TYPING/ PARENTAGE TESTING

Covering Certificates for PRE Stallions and PRE Fusion Stallions can be obtained from the BAPSH Registry Office. Covering Certificates for other purebreed Stallions must be obtained from the relevant Studbook with which that stallion is registered.
1.The Covering Certificate should be issued after the mare is covered , and a copy sent to the BAPSH Registry Office within a month of the last covering.
2. The foal should be registered with BAPSH Ltd whilst it is at foot with its Dam and BEFORE 5 months old.
If either of these requirements is NOT met then the Foals MUST DNA typed and parentage tested at the time of registration

FOAL REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

Below: Mistrals Summer Treasurer with 2017 filly, Mistrals Silver Moon,  by HSF Harrys Cocoa (Rocky Mountain Horse)

Breeder/Owner downloads the BAPSH Ltd Register II Section 1 Foal Registration Form or requests a copy from the BAPSH Ltd Registry Office.
The Owner completes the Breeder/Owner details in full, selects the ‘Human Food Chain Status’ for the foal, completes the pedigree.
The Equine Vet completes the following:-                            
i) a detailed identification diagram and full written description,
ii) inserts the Microchip in the left-side of the neck in mid-crest
iii) marks the location of the Microchip on the ID Diagram
iv) pulls out 40 hairs by the roots from the foal’s tail and places these in a paper envelope clearly labelled with the foal’s 1st Choice Name DOB Sex and Parentage, and then the Vet signs and stamps across the seal

The Foal Registration form and DNA sample are sent to BAPSH Ltd with copies of the Parents Registration documents with 4 generation pedigree, Genetic Health Test Results (if available) for Quarter Horse, American Paint Horse, Appaloosa, Friesian, Warlander, Albion Azteca, or Spanish Spotted Saddle Horse parent/s, & copies of parents’ passports, and the Mare Owner’s Section of the Covering Certificate, plus the appropriate fee to include the fees for the following DNA tests where required – see below.

If genetic testing is required, the hair sample is sent by BAPSH Ltd to Animal Genetics UK, with whom we have an agreement, in order to have one or more of the following tests performed:-

a) If the Covering Certificate and Registration application time-frames were not adhered to the Foal must be DNA Typed and parentage tested. 
b) The test for PSSM is done if the QH/APH/Appaloosa/Friesian lineage parent or parents is/are NOT certified Negative for this genetic disease.
c) The tests for Hydrocephalus & Dwarfism are done if the Friesian or Warlander lineage parent or parents is/are NOT certified Negative for these genetic disease.

Hair samples that are not used are stored securely in that horse’s own dossier.
When BAPSH receives the required certificates from Animal Genetics, the Foal Registration is completed, the UELN allocated and the Passport printed.

Right: Valentines Bolero – 75% PRE colt,.at 4weeks old.   Photo: Claire Wharton (Breeder)

BREEDING APPROVAL
(Grading/Evaluation/Assessment)

Breeding Evaluation

Stallions – Breeding Evaluation is compulsory for Stallions over 3yrs old registered in the PRE Fusion Horse Main Studbook before they may be used to cover mares.
Mares over 3yrs old may also be Evaluated for Breeding Approval; at present this is optional.

For Full Details of the Breeding Approval & Grading Procedures and the 2019 Application Forms go to REGISTER II BREEDING APPROVAL & GRADING FOR STALLIONS & MARES

Procedures Include
Stage 1a) Veterinarian Physical inspection by an approved Equine Vet to determine the presence or absence of inheritable defects including the mouth, eyes, throat, limbs, and hernias (genitalia, inguinal, scrotal).
b) Movement at walk, trot & reverse to determine freedom from Locking Patella, Stringhalt, and Wobbler disease, and lameness.

Stage 2 Grading at Central Venue
a) Physical Measurement, Conformation & Type assessment. 27 Detailed conformation measurements are taken, and the horse is assessed for overall type and conformation in relation to the Breed Standard.

Stage 2 b & c) Movement and athleticism for Riding and Sport. Walk is assessed in-hand, and trot and canter are assessed inhand and in Freedom; then the horse is assessed loose over a series of jumps down a short jumping lane.

The horse’s temperament, behaviour and overall attitude is assessed throughout the Evaluation.

Horses should score 5/10 for all parts of the Assessment to be Approved for Breeding. Bronze Award.
Horses with an average score of 7/10 across the assessment are recognised with the Silver Award.
Horses with an average score of 8/10 or above across the assessment are recognised with the Gold Award.

All the data is recorded on the BAPSH Studbook for each horse. The information gathered is used to monitor the development of the breed and to assist breeders to make informed choices when planning their breeding programmes.

        

A young PRE mare demonstrating the calm confident attitude required for the measurement stage of the Evaluation process in all breeds managed by BAPSH Ltd. Photos show ‘Height at Withers’, ‘Length of Forearm’, and ‘Length of Stifle’ being measured.

Below Left: Mistrals Summer Treasurer -50% PRE (Rocky L Claudius x Welsh/Arab/Lusitano) – a beautifully turned out example of handler and horse in harmony. This is what to aim for when you’ trot out’ in-hand for the Breeding Evaluation.  Bred & Owned by Helena Berrisford.

 

PERFORMANCE AWARDS

Performance Awards for Competitive Sport.

Horses that compete in Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing, Driving, and Endurance at the higher Affiliated levels can gain points for achieving specific scores or %. The number of points required to achieve the ‘Sport’ designation is dependent upon the Sport; points must be achieved across a minimum of 5 shows/competitions in a 12 month period. The Owner of the horse must submit documentation to the BAPSH at the end of the 12 month period to prove the achievements. The horse is then awarded the title of Sport-Drs, Sport-SJ, Sport-Ev, Sport-En, or Sport Drv, or any combination of these titles. This information is added to the horse’s online web information and pedigree which should be live online by early March 2019.

Brecknock Deacon & Brecknock Mercury – half-brothers sired Bodeguero X (PRE stallion) ex two Purebred Shire Horse mares. These geldings competed extensively at a National level with their Breeder/Owner/Driver Vicky Irwin.

Left: Aztec Principe Dante -75% PRE (Donado x Aztecs Shoshana) – beautifully turned out example of the PRE Fusion Horse. Owner: Debbie Townsend. Bred by Karen Collison. Centre: Parccarreg Maddy – 25% PRE (Naldo- Há x Welsh/Arab mare) Bred by Julie Williams, Owned & competed by Jane Jones. Right: Palomares D’Oro – beautiful PRE-Type Appendix-B horse ridden and competed side-saddle & dressage by owner Michelle Enoch.      

Above: Kitalpha – 8yr old gelding 25% PRE & 50% Welsh Cob. Competeing at Windsor Park Regional Driving Trials June 2017 for Owner/Breeder Sally Bullar (Kerr).
Photo: Sara Jane Hayes

RETROSPECTIVE Performance Awards

Applications from owners for BAPSH to recognise,

retrospectively, Sports points achieved in previous years before this Performance Award Scheme was initiated will be considered on a horse by horse basis providing the documentation provided is solid.   

PREFERENT Title for Outstanding Brood Mares and Breeding Stallions

Mares or Stallions who have four progeny (mares, stallions, and geldings) who all achieve a Sports Performance Award are given the title PREFERENT. This is shown on their online records and pedigree and assists breeders in designing their breeding programmes.   

More detailed information about the various points available at particular levels in each Equine Sport will be available soon.

Right: Mariessa – 3rd generation of PRE Fusion breeding from Sue Disney’s Willowdell Stud mare line. Owned/Competed at National level Endurance by Claire Quinney. Mariessa is the dam of Beeches Alberto featured at the top of this page.

Above: CABALLERO (‘CHICKMAGNET’) – PRE Fusion Horse – Eventer
Born 15/03/1990. Sire: Adonis Rex (PRE), Dam: Mystery (TB 87.5%)
Bred by Diane Carter (nee Hesketh), Wales. Owned by Mrs Stevens