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NZWA Foal Champion for the 2019 Classification Tour - Flint CSNZ

A message from the President

Dear Members

Welcome to the June Newsletter – and a special welcome to all the new members we have on board.  Winter is upon us and with it will come the rain and cold and mud that most of us dread so much!  On the bright side though, there is spring only a few short months away and with that comes a whole new bunch of foals.

In this newsletter you will find some exciting news.  Firstly it is with great excitement that we can announce that the NZWA has been given FEI approval to produce official International Horse Passports.  We are the very first breed organisation in New Zealand to be awarded this honour.  We also have a new online registration system up and running which should make registering your horse easier and faster.  Also featured is a rundown of the NZWA Bonanza held at the Land Rover Horse of the Year Show.  And last but, of course by no means least, we will be talking about the 2019 Classification Tour.

The Classification Tour is a huge undertaking for the NZWA and this year we had more than 120 horses entered.  For those of you who put horses through the tour we hope you found it a great learning experience. 

We have created a SURVEY for you to complete in order to give us feedback on the tour.  We are always looking to streamline and improve things, so please, if you were involved in the tour, let us know your thoughts for improvements in the future by clicking the link to the survey further down this newsletter.

There are some fairly exciting developments happening behind the scenes with the NZWA – including a totally revamped website which we hope to have up and running within the next two months.  This will include the online registration system which is a quick and easy process to begin registering your horse..  I’m sure this will be of great benefit to the many computer savvy breeders amongst us!  If you are not so handy with technology, don't worry - there is a paper version to download for you...

Also, in this newsletter you will find details about the ESNZ Breeders Project and the 2019 WBFSH Annual General Assembly.

I trust you have had a wonderful breeding and competition season and can use this winter to watch stallion videos and contemplate future breeding choices!  Its also a good time to make sure all your horses are fully registered, and ownerships transferred to the correct names etc.
Best wishes,
Jody Hartstone
NZWA President


International Horse Passports – A New Zealand First

From the middle of June 2019 all horses newly registered with the NZWA will now receive the new Horse Passport which replaces the original NZWA Birth Registration Certificates (Blue or Grey Papers).

This 40-page passport includes the pedigree of your horse, space for assessment scores and studbook entry, performance results, height recording, vaccinations, veterinary records and much more…

The NZWA passport has been created in accordance with European Standards and is FEI approved as a National Horse Passport enabling the NZWA registered horse to both travel and compete internationally.  It also negates the need for an ESNZ ID Document / Passport as this one is already approved for sport with the FEI.

The NZWA Horse Passport has been bound with rivets to safeguard the integrity of your horse’s identity at all times.
Your new NZWA Passport is not only a birth certificate, it is your opportunity to have all your important information about your horse stored in one location including:
  • NZWA Registration Data
  • ESNZ Sport Registration Data
  • Microchip Number
  • Previous Owner details (for your records)
  • Height Certificates
  • Medication Control Data
  • Breeding Information
  • Identification Control Information
  • Vaccination Records
  • Laboratory Health Test Information
There are three empty document sleeves for your convenience to insert your Certificate of Ownership, ESNZ Documents, Foal Assessment records etc.

We trust that members will enjoy all the benefits the Passport has to offer – its yet another step in the journey of making the NZWA a world class stud book.

The most significant change in the registration process is that now you will apply for Registration, then a REGISTRATION PACK will be posted to you which includes a special ID Form for the Vet to sign at the time they microchip your horse.  You will post this back to the NZWA and we will then send you your horse’s Passport. 
Here at the NZWA we are constantly looking to upgrade our systems to make the experience of registering a horse as simple and quick as possible.  It's been a long time coming, but we are delighted to now have an online system to register your horses which will dovetail in nicely with the new passports.  If you want to try out the new system follow this link - just don't press the submit button unless you have a real live horse to register!

2019 Classification Tour
2019 Reserve Champion Foundation Mare                                    2019 Champion Mare
Nine Tales xx                                                                                   Jaylan Special Effects 
Once again the Tour was a huge success with 125 horses assessed by Frank Weisskirchen over 10 or so days.  We went as far south as Oamaru where we visited the wonderful Mt Stalker Station, and as far north as Kaipara.

We had some great sponsors to support this tour and help make it financially viable.  With international airfares and many associated costs to take care of we really are indebted to these three businesses that have jumped on board to help out.  Please support them when you can!

*  Astek Stud    *  Sterling Warmbloods        *  Fanfaire Equestrian

Overall Champions and Reserves Sponsored by Fanfaire Equestrian

Stallion Champion:  Double Whoopy (Mr Whoopy out of Double Trouble) Helen McNaught and Duncan McFarlane
Stallion Reserve Champion:  SWE Dempsey (Damsey FRH out of Neversfelde Suraya) Astek Stud
Mare Champion:  Jaylan Special Effects (Sir Donnerhall out of Jaylan Royrumba) Hannah Gibson
Mare Reserve Champion:  China (Cassiano out of Lanice Van De Heffinck) Takapoto Equestrian
Foundation Mare Champion:  Thora Bob xx (Zed xx out of Ball Road xx)  Lucy Russell
Foundation Mare Reserve Champion:    Nine Tales xx ( Rip Van Winkle xx out of Tale To Tell xx)  Janna Borich
Foal Champion:  Flint CSNZ (Candyman GNZ out of Gidget CSNZ) Cheleken Stud
Foal Reserve Champion:  FF Leibling (Lisandro FF out of Jagged Mt Chilli) Fanfaire Equestrian
Youngstock Champion:  Donnerock ES (Donnerubin DC out of Rupunzel RE) Louise Skeene
Youngstock Reserve Champion:  PL Diamond In The Rough (Starpower TN out of Rock On Lodge Lady) Hayley Shaw
Pony Champion:  Waimakariri Summers Gold (Golden Strike out of Summer Gift) Jen McNeill
Pony Reserve Champion:  Daizy SF (Hilkens Denali out of Sherwood Small Talk ) Jo Telfer
Gelding Champion:   PL Flying Spur (Eldorado Van De Zeshoe out of Jace Miharo) Hayley Shaw
Gelding Reserve Champion:  Rhodium (Rohdinger out of Moke Lake xx) Rosalind Jackson
Derivative Champion:  Whiterocks Freya (Firestone out of Whiterocks Elsa) Merlyn Hay
Derivative Reserve Champion:  D’Silver MS (Dollar DeLa Pierre out of Charlize MS) Matawhio Sport Horses

Astek Stud Sponsored Sash for Stallion of the Tour - For a licenced NZWA stallion with the three top scoring progeny:  Fugato – Sterling Warmbloods (with his top three being:  KNS Finito Hit, Farrah RS, Fiesta REQ)

Astek Stud Sponsored Sash for Broodmare of the Tour - For the NZWA studbook mare with the highest scoring single progeny  Jagged Mt Chilli (Vollrath Chagall / Warrawee Lazen ox / Sir Onic xx) for her filly foal FF Leibling

Sterling Warmbloods Sponsored Prize for Champion Colt Foal:  Flint CSNZ
Sterling Warmbloods Sponsored Prize for Champion Filly Foal:  FF Leibling
Once again stallions were presented for Licensing during this tour.   To be accepted into the Stallion Stud Book a pass mark of 75% was needed.  Assessor Frank Weisskirchen assured us he was judging these stallions to the same exacting European standards he was used to in Germany.  Unfortunately, several stallions did not pass this year. 
Congratulations to the following stallions and their owners – we look forward to your progeny being registered with us in the coming years:
  •  Bloomfields Valenzia – (Imp Australia) by Versace out of Maritza – Brugs Nichols, 76.6%
  • SWE Dempsey by Damsey FRH out of Neversfelde Suraya – Astek Stud, 76.8%
  • Double Whoopy (Imp USA) by Mr Whoopy out of Double Trouble – Helen McNaught and Duncan McFarlane, 84.6%
Here is the link to the Survey for any members that entered the tour – we would love to hear your thoughts!
Link to the Tour Survey
                2019 Filly Foal Champion                                                               2019 Stallion Champion 
                FF Leibling                                                                                      Double Whoopy

NZWA Bonanza -
Land Rover Horse of the Year Show 2019

The NZWA Bonanza was a new initiative undertaken by the NZWA in 2019 to reward horses performing well across the 5 disciplines at the Horse of the Year Show.

Two Classes from each of the disciplines of Showing, Dressage, Show Hunter, Showjumping and Eventing were chosen at random  at the beginning of the HOY Show.

There was $5000 up for grabs - $500 went to the highest placed registered NZWB who finished in the top three in any of the chosen classes.  The $500 was to be split between the rider and the person who first registered the horse.

In the end only one prize was collected - but others came oh so close in other classes.

WPS Vavoom (Voltaire II / Eminem xx by Craftsman xx). Rider Taylor Burnett and owner and Breeder Duncan Norrie were stoked with the extra cash by winning a Bonanza Prize. This wonderful example of a NZWB finished runner up in the Working Hunter of the Year

NZWA President Jody Hartstone presenting                                  WPS Varoom with Taylor Burnett
breeder / owner Duncan Norrie with the cheque
WBFSH General Assembly and seminars in the USA 2019
Last year the NZWA sent the President Jody Hartstone to Budapest for the WBFSH Annual Assembly – it was an important meeting to attend to not only be inaugurated as a member pf the WBFSH but also to keep abreast of the International Standards and goings on within other stud books worldwide.
This year the Assembly will be in the USA – held at Tryon International Equestrian Center from Sunday 13th October to Tuesday 15th October, 2019.
THE OVERALL PROGRAMME will be published during summer 2019, but by now some of the plans are:
Saturday, October 12thAdmittance to the CSIJ* event at the TIEC premises for early arrivals
Sunday, October 13thWelcome Reception (cocktails and hors d’ouerves) for WBFSH attendees
Monday, October 14thGlobal View of Breeding, Development, and Identification of Sport Horses (panel discussion)
“Bridging the Divide in World Horse Identification and Registration”: Implications regarding EU and non-EU regulations on registrations and traceability on a global scale (seminar)
Cocktails and Gala dinner hosted by Tryon in Summit Club
Tuesday, October 15thGeneral Assembly
Future of Sport Horse Breeding and Development (seminar)
Global Role of the WBFSH in the 21st Century by Jan Pedersen
WBFSH Tour and traditional dinner at Historic Biltmore Estate


NZWA President Jody Hartstone is involved with the Equestrian Sports New Zealand / Massey University programme to improve the quality and supply of sport horses in New Zealand.

This initiative aims to bring New Zealand’s sport horse breeding in line with best practice world standards. Greater depth and integrity of horse pedigree data combined with results on one platform will provide a complete pedigree and performance package for potential buyers including the export market.

The New Zealand sport horse industry has only a few large scale commercial breeders, with the smaller hobby breeders being the most numerous. Compounding this, sport horse breeding is fragmented with an estimated 30 different breed organisations providing variable levels of support and registration for breeders.

The New Zealand sport horse industry is estimated to have a contribution to New Zealand’s GDP of an equivalent value of the racing industries (~$NZ1.1Billon).  However, as an industry many aspects of equestrian sport lack both vertical and horizontal integration. At present the lack of vertical integration, from breeding to sport, limits identification of suitable breeding products and limits the flow of product into sport and onto the export market. 

The lack of centralised recording of non-racing horses also provides a significant biosecurity risk for the industry, as control measures cannot be implemented based on reliable metrics.

Click Here To Learn More about the ESNZ Breeders Project
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