We are re-launching the NZ Sport Horse Register as a centralised online record that caters for all horses and ponies involved in any equestrian sport. It goes beyond what information is on record with various breed societies, ESNZ, Pony Clubs, RAS, Hunt Clubs and more. It is totally open and the public can search online here for any recorded horse or from our website at www.nzsporthorse.co.nz .
The Register will track the basic details - name of horse, age, colour, breed registration, gender, breeder, sire, dam, sire of dam. That’s all you need to start. You can even flag the horse as for sale.
The more comprehensive NZ Sport Horse Studbook will be the next step and is optional. It is also a few months away (rules & regulations take time!) but start with the Register and apply for the Studbook when ready.
The NZ Sport Horse Studbook extends the equine registration with 3 generation pedigrees, UELN numbers, microchip and/or DNA records, markings, photos, other registration details and printed Certificates of Registration. And where possible linked directly to performance records held by ESNZ and others.
Both the Register and the Studbook will be completely open and transparent and searchable online. It will be a great resource for those buying, selling, running shows or just learning more about horses they see out and about.