Friesian Sporthorse Association Registration Guidelines ~ 
AUSTRALIA

The Friesian Sporthorse Association's Registration Guidelines are the same worldwide, with the exception of the Performance Books / Elite Books.  To accommodate our Australian members, some adjustments have been made to the Performance Books / Elite Books to reflect the differences in the competition levels in Australia.  These requirements are intended to be comparable to the original FSA Performance Book / Elite Book requirements.

Basic Registration:

Horses must be 25% - 99% Friesian.  (Exception -- the Friesian Warmblood Book, see below.)

Purebred Friesian stallions and mares may be recorded in the Foundation Book if they are being used for sporthorse crossbreeding.

To be eligible for registration, horses must meet certain minimum requirements for pedigree and performance.  Horses which are unable to meet those requirements may still be issued a Certificate of Pedigree.

Registration is divided into the following books:
Main Book, Auxiliary Book, Friesian Warmblood Book, 
and Foundation Book.  
Main Book -- Must be able to prove a minimum of three 
consecutive generations of sport breeding / pedigree.  Sire 
and Dam must be one of the following:  Friesian, Warmblood 
(Erkend registries), Thoroughbred, Georgian Grande, 
Andalusian/Lusitano/PRE, Main Book registered Friesian 
Sporthorses, Auxiliary Book Friesian Sporthorse mares who 
are registered in the Bronze Elite Book or higher, and/or any 
Friesian Sporthorses Approved for Breeding.   Main Book 
horses are further eligible for Bronze Elite, Silver Elite, and 
Gold Elite status.
Auxiliary Book --  Must be able to prove a minimum of three 
consecutive generations of sport breeding / pedigree, with the 
following allowances:  Maximum 50% Saddlebred.  Maximum 
25% draft or Arabian.  Offspring of any Auxiliary Book horses, 
or any Elite Book horses, which is otherwise not eligible for the Main Book, is eligible for 
the Auxiliary Book.   Auxiliary Book horses are further eligible for Bronze Elite, Silver Elite, 
and Gold Elite status.
Friesian Warmblood Book -- Must be able to prove a minimum of three consecutive 
generations of Friesian and Warmblood (Erkend registries) and/or Thoroughbred 
breeding / pedigree.  The Friesian Warmblood Book is for horses with 12.5% - 24.99% 
Friesian blood, and 87.5% - 75.01% Warmblood and/or Thoroughbred blood.  Friesian 
Warmblood Book horses are further eligible for Bronze Elite, Silver Elite, and Gold Elite 
status.  Foundation Book -- Purebred Friesian stallions and mares which are being used 
for sporthorse crossbreeding.  Foundation Book horses are further eligible for Bronze 
Elite, Silver Elite, and Gold Elite status.
.Certificate of Pedigree -- horses which fail to meet registration criteria for the Main, Auxiliary, or Foundation Books at the time of registration. COP horses are eligible for Bronze Elite, Silver Elite, and Gold Elite status. 

Approved for Breeding:
Approved for Breeding (Stallions) --  Approved for Breeding (Stallions) -- Minimum three generation pedigree. All Approved for Breeding horses must meet the pedigree requirements of either the Main Book, the Auxiliary Book, the Friesian Warmblood Book, or the Foundation Book. All Approved for Breeding horses must have their DNA on file with the Friesian Sporthorse Association. To be fully Approved for Breeding the horse must have a minimum inspection score  score of 72% AND must meet at least one of the performance criteria for Silver or Gold Elite Book status.   Stallions which pass the FPZV stallion testing, or are approved with an accepted WBFSH recognized registry, will be automatically eligible to be Approved for Breeding.  Australian stallions which are Approved Studbook Stallions or Foalbook Stallions with a Breeding Permit with the ANZFHS are automatically eligible to be Approved for Breeding with the FSA.  Purebred stallions which have earned their "ster" status may be considered for Breeding Approval on a case-by-case basis.

Provisional Approval (Stallions) -- Stallions which have earned an in-hand or inspection score of 75% or higher at the age of 2 1/2 or older, may be Provisionally Approved for Breeding.  Likewise, stallions which have met the performance criteria to be Approved for Breeding (Silver or Gold Elite Book status) but which have not yet met the inspection criteria may be provisionally Approved for Breeding.  Pedigree requirements are the same as Approved for Breeding (Stallions) listed above. 

Approved for Breeding (Mares) -- Mares must meet the requirements of either the Main Book, Auxiliary Book, Friesian Warmblood Book, or Foundation Book, and have their DNA on file with the FSA, in order to be Approved for Breeding.  They must have earned a minimum Bronze Elite status or produced at least one Bronze Elite offspring.  

Mare Predicates:
Star Mares --  Star mare status recognizes quality mares who have accomplished one of the following at the age of 3-years-old or older.  (Star mares must also meet the pedigree requirements of either the Main Book, Auxiliary Book, Friesian Warmblood Book, or Foundation Book.)
  -  Inspection or in-hand score of 77% or higher, or have in-hand competition results placing in the top 25% of        the class.
  -  Two (2) dressage scores of 65% or higher earned at 2B or higher
  -  Materiale score of 70% or higher
  -  Earned Silver Elite Book status

Preferred Mares:  Preferred mare status recognizes mares who pass their quality on to their offspring.  
To be eligible for Preferred status, mares must meet one of the following requirements:
  -  Four (4) or more offspring in the Bronze Elite Book or higher, or
  -  Two (2) or more offspring in the Silver Elite Book or higher.

Performance Books (AUSTRALIA):
The Performance Books are divided into Bronze, Silver, and Gold Elite.
All horses are eligible for the Performance Books.  To be eligible for the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Elite Books, the horse must meet the following criteria: (Australian equivalents indicated in red)
Bronze Elite: 
Performance requirements for Bronze Elite registration (one of the following):  
Dressage:  Equestrian Australia classes at graded competitions, minimum score of 65% at IB or higher, or minimum score of 62% at 2B or higher.
In-hand classes (Open):   score above 72% (Australia - determined 
by placing and number of competitors, click here for details:                                            
- Inspection score, from a recognized sporthorse breed registry inspection:  score above 72% (Australia - same)
Combined Driving (graded competitions):  Novice level or above, maximum 50 penalties dressage, without elimination or retirement or withdrawal.  
- Eventing (Equestrian Australia):  'Preliminary' level or above, with maximum 45 dressage penalties, no elimination, withdrawal, or retirement.  
Silver Elite: 
Performance Requirements for Silver Elite registration (one of the following):
Dressage:  Equestrian Australia classes at graded competitions, minimum score of 62% at Medium Level, or a minimum score of 60% or higher at Advanced Level.
USEF In-hand classes or Inspection scores: not applicable.  (Silver Elite Book status may not be earned on in-hand or inspection scores alone.) (Australia - same)
Combined Driving (graded competitions): Preliminary level or above, maximum 50 penalties dressage, without elimination or retirement or withdrawal.  (Australian equivalent - as yet to be determined)  
Eventing (graded competitions):  Completion of a 1 Star * level event (or higher) with maximum 45 dressage penalties, no elimination, withdrawal, or retirement.  
Gold Elite:
Performance Requirements for Gold Elite registration (one of the following):
Dressage:  Equestrian Australia classes at graded competitions, minimum score of 60% at FEI Intermediare or higher, or minimum score of 58% at FEI Grand Prix.
USEF In-hand classes or Inspection scores: not applicable.  (Gold Elite Book status may not be earned on in-hand or inspection scores alone.) (Australia - same)
Combined Driving (graded competition):  FEI Intermediate level or above, maximum 50 penalties dressage, without elimination or retirement or withdrawal.  
Eventing (graded compeition):  Completion of a 2 Star ** level event (or higher) with maximum 50 dressage penalties, no elimination, withdrawal, or retirement.  

*Inspection and in-hand:  Inspection scores must be from  FSA inspections or accepted breed 
registry inspections which are members of the WBFSH, or FHANA or FPZV 
inspections.  Australian inspection scores may be from Australian Continental Equestrian 
(ACE) Group inspections or ANZFHS/KFPS inspections.  In-hand: determined by placing and 
number of competitors in a class, click the "FSA in-hand placing requirements" link for details.  
Results must be verified by a competition official, and submitted with an In-hand Competition 
Results Verification Form.

Bloodline Verification, DNA Testing, and Breeder's Affidavits:
Bloodlines must be verified by supplying copies of registration papers of both parents along with a copy of a signed Breeder's Affidavit, Covering certificate, Breeding certificate, or other similar document signed by the owner of the horse's sire, to verify the breeding, OR by supplying copies of previously issued registration papers from any WBFSH recognized registry or any legitimate Friesian registry (Dutch, German, or other legitimate counterparts.)    
All mares, fillies, stallions, and ungelded colts which are registered after December 31st of the year foaled must have DNA on file with the FSA.  (Foals registered before December 31st of the year foaled must be registered by the breeder in order to be exempt from mandatory DNA testing (DNA testing is still highly recommended.))  DNA testing may be done privately thru the UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory and a copy of the DNA marker report submitted to the FSA along with the Registration Application.  Or, if the horse's DNA is already on file with another registry or another laboratory we will accept that with a copy of the DNA report.  Or you may opt to have the FSA handle the processing of your horse's DNA for a small fee (a copy of your horse's DNA marker report will be sent to you with your horse's FSA Registration Certificate.)  
Exceptions -- if a horse already has registration papers previously issued by any WBFSH recognized registry (except AWS) or any legitimate Friesian registry, then a signed Breeder's Affidavit is not required.  A copy of these papers must be submitted to the Friesian Sporthorse Association along with the Application for Registration.  
DNA testing is not required for geldings.  

DNA testing is required for all horses prior to being Approved for Breeding.

If the bloodlines cannot be verified 100%, the horse may still be eligible for a Certificate of Pedigree, but only if there is sufficient pedigree documentation verifying the horse is at least 25% Friesian.

Approved for Breeding 
Once a horse has fulfilled the requirements to be Approved for Breeding, the original Registration Certificate will be returned to us, along with documentation verifying the criteria has been met, and DNA test results, and a new Registration Certificate will be issued to indicate the new status of the horse.  If the horse is already eligible to be Approved for Breeding at the time of registration, please include documentation along with the Application for Registration.

Elite Book (Performance Book) status & Mare Predicates
Once a horse has fulfilled the requirements for one of the Elite Books and/or Mare Predicates, the original Registration Certificate will be returned to us, along with documentation verifying the criteria has been met, and a new Registration Certificate will be issued to indicate the new status of the horse.  If the horse is already eligible for one of the Elite Books or Mare Predicates at the time of registration, please include documentation along with the Application for Registration.  

Membership
Membership is automatic when you register a horse with the Friesian Sporthorse Association.  However, it is not mandatory to register a horse with the FSA to become a member.  

Questions?
Please feel free to contact the FSA directly at FSAFriesianSport@aol.com, or you may contact our Australian Liaison:  Tashlin Hall at info@kendallpark.com.au


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