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Jumper Bred Approval Process for Stallions and Mares

Learn more about the American Hanoverian Society's Jumper Breeding Program
Jumper Bred Approval Process for Stallions and Mares

Stallions

In addition to having an appropriate jumping pedigree (see below), to be selected for the program a stallion must meet one or more of the following performance criteria:

  • At least 125 points in the jumping index of the stallion performance test;
  • A jumping score of 8.5 in the stallion performance test;
  • A successful competition record;
  • Offspring with successful competition records;
  • A breeding value for jumping of at least 120 points;
  • Successes in hunter competitions will not be considered.

Mares

In addition to an appropriate jumping pedigree (see below), to be selected for the programmares must meet one or more of the following performance criteria:

  • A jumping score of at least 8.0 in a performance test;
  • A successful competition record in show jumping or eventing;
  • Offspring with successful competition records;
  • Relatives (dams or dam-side siblings) with successful competition records;
  • A breeding value for jumping of at least 125 points;
  • Successes in hunter competitions will not be considered.

Successful Competition Record

Success in jumping competitions at USEF level 8/9 for stallions or level 7/8 for mares, experience at international levels of competition, qualification to participate in the World Championships for young show jumpers or the offspring’s successes at in jumping competitions at USEF level 7/8 would be considered in favor of including a horse in the Program.

Appropriate Jumping Pedigree

The following guidelines set forth what is generally considered to be an “appropriate jumping pedigree.” To some extent, these guidelines may be applied more strictly to stallions than to mares. First, the sire of the horse in question must be a “jumping sire,” preferably meeting the requirements as set forth above for the stallions selected for the program. Next, the sire of the dam and the sire of the grand dam should either be both jumping sires or at a minimum one of the two should be a jumping sire, also preferably meeting the requirements as set forth above for stallion qualifications. Some examples:

SireDam SireGrand Dam SireAppropriate Pedigree?
Stakkato (jumper)Espri (jumper)For Pleasure (jumper)Yes – appropriate pedigree
Stakkato (jumper)Espri (jumper)Weltmeyer (dressage)Yes – appropriate pedigree
Stakkato (jumper)Weltmeyer (dressage)Espri (jumper)Yes – appropriate pedigree
Weltmeyer (dressage)Espri (jumper)For Pleasure (jumper)No – not appropriate
Stakkato (jumper)Weltmeyer (dressage)Don Primero (dressage)No – not appropriate

The Jumper Breeding Program Committee recognizes that some sires are multi-talented, which makes for many variables. The Committee will consider every application very carefully.

JBP Application