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Breeding Guide


The Breeding Guide describes the strategy to realize the formulated breeding goals. A breeding guide exists from the following components:
1.  description of the information on which the selection has been based.
2.   characterize Methods of treasures of genetic construction for the breeding goal for individual horses in the population.
3.   systems for selection.
The objective of a Breeding Guide is not only for the short term, but also for the long term to achieve progress. For this reason it is important that with the breeding  policy to pursue sufficiently genetic variations in the population and  continues to preserve findings. 

to be able select for in the breeding goal indicated characteristics must be determined on the basis of which data the selection takes place. Demands which are made to selection criteria are the following:
 1.  characteristic is the breeding goal  characterizes himself or must  have been strongly correlated.
2nd characteristics must measured closely or can be assessed.
3rd characteristics must be in a sufficient degree of hereditary stipulated.
In some cases are indirect sources of information are more significant than direct information.
Thus movement in- hand and free movement is assessed as indirect source of information for sport suitability.
The statistics have been correlated and become more  informative than with  earlier information with just in- hand results.  This data along with data from the high-performance sport is used in comparison. For the same reason is very important with IBOP test results for the use  in  indirect information.

The judging/ appraisal of the conformation plays a large role for the breeders of BP horses. The conformation is assessed in all age categories from foals to older horses. Conformation judging's are the basis of the Stud book in assessing of mares,  for the premium awards and granting of title awards,  and are an important component of the Stallion selection. Assessing and selecting for conformation look for the following components in the breeding goal: 1.   Breed Type: the appraisal of the breed type of a horse takes place at the conformation keurings
2.  sport conformation:  conformation characteristics give information on the sport build of a horse. The basic movements are assessed at the conformation keuring,  Moreover a horse is assessed  (with respect to the sport) for functional traits , particularly build.
3 sustainability's: several exterior assessments  (conformation and quality of legs) give information on the sustainability of a horse.
The exterior guides lines exist from describing 6 main characteristics (Breed type, conformation, leg quality, walk, trot and canter) are determinates for the premiums of a horse.

Sport  Conformation
the direct information with regard to construction for use in the sport, exists from results from the high-performance sport. These data are exploited by the BPS for among others selecting older stallions for the breeders, evaluation of offspring of Stamboek Stallions, assessing pedigrees at the selection of young stallions, granting the performance predicate for mares, etc. The data from the high-performance sport have a number of restrictions. The data come on a relatively high age available. The BP horses  that are competing in high-performance sport is still relatively small and for  this reason IBOP tests play a large role for  the BP breeders.

1. IBOP-test: horses are assessed in a test, a riding test or a driving  test. The horses are assessed on the basic steps (walk, trot, canter) and aptitude  for a riding or driving horse.

the character can be divided globally in two aspects:
1 work desire: this is related to commitment, perseverance and willingness to do the requested work.
2 eases of use: this is related to honesty, reliability, etc. of the horse.
Both characteristics are assessed during the IBOP test.

 selection is to designate parent animals to produce foals in the next generations.  For the mare selections, selection takes place by means of a premium and predicate titles, where the better mares are more frequently used for breeding.
 BPS Stallion selection will give preference  to approved Stallions of recognized EU Stud books. Thru 2015 granted to those with our breeding goals and  with sufficient percentage Friesian blood. 

Stallion Selection
 Stallions are approved on the basis of pedigree, its own performance during the stallion testing and IBOP or by means of the shortened research.
Stallion must have a minimum 3 registered generations,  minimum 25% Friesian blood, have sufficient black and white Pinto coloring 
If a stud does not satisfy to the desired percentage Friesian blood, but has the quality for our breeding goals, and can make a large contribution he can be approved by our Stud book. He must have an extra added value, e.g. unique bloodlines (low inbreeding).

Stallion Judging
The Stallion testing has 3 rounds.
1st Round: exterior assessment and movement on the street 
2nd Round:  Free movement
3rd Round:  In hand.
A year after its approval the stud must take off IBOP test for the information of the breeding. This information is also published on the Internet site. 
The first Stallion testing will take place on the first Saturday in February 2010
In 2010 there is also the  possibility to do a home keuring for a stallion.  For more information, application, phone or email. Short Test

Met with a goal of sport in the breed population, it is possible to request stallion approval in the BPS Studbook by means of a short test.

A stallion must be a mimum of 6 years old and with good performance scores in a sport -riding, driving, saddleseat. 


3.3 Mare Selection

Mares without proven registered pedigrees may become registered in the studbook thru 2015.  They must be judged at a keuring and satisfy breed type, do DNA registration 

Mares may go to the keurings at age 3 years for registration in the studbook 

Mares can gain the following titles: Ster, elite, preferent and Prestatie (Performance)


Jury Members

Jury members are designated by the Studbook.