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Notice Regarding Frozen Semen Use of HV-approved non-Hanoverian Stallions
Use of HV-approved non-Hanoverian Stallions
As a result of the Fall 2007 referendum vote, all restrictions placed on breeding to HV-approved non-Hanoverian stallions have been removed. Effective in 2008, the AHS membership is able to use any HV-approved stallion, regardless of breed, standing outside the borders of the United States. Mare owners who wish to breed an AHS-approved mare to a non-Hanoverian HV-approved stallion must be familiar with the 50% Hanoverian blood rule. Contact AHS Executive Director Hugh Bellis-Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) with specific inquiries
Fifty Percent Blood Rule
It is the mare owner’s responsibility to verify the percentage of Hanoverian blood in the stallion’s pedigree. In order for the foal to be eligible for registration, approved mares bearing the AHS Pre-Studbook foal brand that have less than 50 percent Hanoverian blood must be bred to either an AHS- or HV-licensed Hanoverian-registered stallion or an AHS- or HV-licensed non-Hanoverian stallion that has at least 50% Hanoverian blood.
An AHS-approved non-Hanoverian mare with less than 50% Hanoverian blood may produce an AHS-registered foal if she is bred to either an AHS- or HV-licensed stallion bearing the Hanoverian foal brand or an AHS- or HV-licensed licensed non-Hanoverian stallion whose pedigree contains at least 50 percent Hanoverian blood.
AHS-approved non-Hanoverian warmblood mares with at least 50% Hanoverian blood are equivalent to mares with the Hanoverian (H or H-US) foal brand.
The procedure for determining the percentage of Hanoverian blood is agreed as joint policy of the AHS and HV. Contact the Central Office at (859) 255-4141 or email@example.com with any questions.