Approval for Reproduction

    To obtain approval for breeding Hispano-Árabe horses must be submitted to the qualification/grading system presented in this section.(Article 4 of the Breed Standard Order APA/3277/2002 dated 13 Dec).

    Qualification of a Hispano-Árabe for future breeding will be carried out using a points system of assessment, at the request of the breeder or owner for a Valoration (Grading) once the horse turns three years old.

    The following chart gives the basic parameters used for reproductive assessment along with the corresponding coefficients:

Coeficiente ponderativo  
Basic Parameters
Machos
Males
Hembras
Females
Cabeza Head
0,5
0,5
Cuello Neck
0,5
o,5
Tercio anterior    Front section
1,0
1,0
Tercio medio      Middle section
0,5
0,5
Tercio posterior  Hind section
1,0
1,5
Aplomas
1,5
1,5
Armonia general  Overall harmony
1,0
1,0
Movimientos al paso (animal conducido) *
Movement at walk (on a long line)
1,5
1,0
Movimientos al trote (animal en libertad) *
Movement at trot (horse at liberty)
1,5
1,5
Movimientos al galope (animal en libertad) *
Movement at canter (horse at liberty)
1,0
1,0
Total
10,0
10,0

    * The assessors are looking for strength, amplitude, flexibility, vivacity, elegance, rhythm, regularity and co-ordination.

    a.) Each parameter will be rated from one to ten points, according to the following valuations:-

Perfect:
10 points
Excellent:
9 points
Very Good:
8 points
Good:
7 points
Acceptable
6 points
Sufficient:
5 points
Deficient:
3-4 points
Bad:
1-2 points

    A grading with less than 5 points in anyone of the specified basic parameters will be cause for disqualification from breeding, regardless of the scores obtained in the other parameters.

    b.) The category that the horse achieves is defined by the sum of the points scored for each parameter after they have been multiplied by the correct coefficient.

    These categories are:
100 points:
Perfect
91 to 99,99:
Excellent
81 to 90,99:
Very Good
71 to 80,99:
Good
65 to 70,99:
Acceptable
60 to 64,99:
Sufficient
55 to 59,99:
Insufficient
Below 55
points:
Bad

    Horses obtaining scores between 55 and 59,99 points, have the option of a second test to qualify for breeding; and can be resubmitted a year after the first grading.

    Horses obtaining a grade in the category "sufficient" or "acceptable" will be a accepted in the Principle Registry of Hispano-Árabe horses approved for breeding.

    Horses obtaining a score of 71 points or higher will be considered for "calificardo"; qualified reproducers for AI or embryo transfer.

    'Elite Reproducers':

    A Hispano-Árabe can be submitted for a genetic evaluation against the overall plan for the
    improvement of the breed, if it can prove that it can upgrade the breed by passing optimal
    qualities to their descendants it will be declared an 'Elite Reproducer'.

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