Article 1 General stipulations
1. These regulations have been established in accordance with that which is determined in the statutes and byelaws of the Koninklijke Vereniging “Het Friesch Paarden Stamboek”. The stipulations of these regulations are executed in accordance with the Directive of the Council of the European Union of 26 July 1990 (90/427/EG) and the Breeding Decree of 1994 (Statute book 1994/696).
2. The objective of the KFPS is to preserve and improve the Friesian breed. A Friesian horse is defined as a horse that meets the criteria of the breed description as written down in the breeding goal and with both parents registered in one of the categories (of the main section) of the KFPS. Both the breeding goal and programmes for registration and breeding serve to realise the objective.
Article 2 Origin Studbook and Affiliated Studbooks
1.The KFPS is the original studbook for horses of the Friesian breed in accordance with directive 90-427.
2. Affiliated studbooks are studbooks in EU member states that have been approved by the state in which they are located to register Friesian horses.
3. Affiliated studbooks are authorised to register horses and to pursue their own breeding programme which consists of, for instance, the selection and inspection of horses in line with the original principles of the Studbook as laid down in the EU directive 92/353/EEG.
4. Offspring of horses registered in one of the affiliated studbooks with their own registration system and breeding programme may also be registered with the KFPS if the applicant is a member of the KFPS. For the purpose of these registrations the KFPS has introduced separate registers (article 7). Registration of horses will take place in accordance with EU directive 96/78/EG.
5. Horses which have been registered with an affiliated studbook and which possess a registration certificate issued by this studbook may be transferred to the KFPS if the applicant is a member of the KFPS. These horses will remain registered with the affiliated studbook as well as keep their Studbook certificate of said studbook. These horses will not receive a KFPS Studbook certificate.
6. Affiliated studbooks have the option to hand over the organisation of their studbook registration and breeding programme (selection, inspections, etc.) to the KFPS. However, this can only be arranged by special request of the affiliated studbook. The KFPS and the affiliated studbook will then come to an agreement on this matter. Horses belonging to members of affiliated studbooks will be registered in the same registers as horses belonging to KFPS members. The Studbook certificates will also be identical.
7. In countries that do not (yet) have an affiliated studbook the registration and implementation of the breeding programme will be organised by the KFPS, if possible in cooperation with the breeding chapter of the country in question. Breeding chapters in foreign countries have the option to negotiate a partnership with the KFPS.
Article 3 Identification and Registration
1. The Chairman of the KFPS Governing Board has been authorised by the PVE (Livestock Office of the Dutch Agriculture Department) to issue equine passports.
2. The issuance of equine passports is not subject to KFPS statutes but subject to the Identification and Registration Regulations of the PVE.
3. A request to issue an equine passport or a duplicate thereof will be dealt with in compliance with section 2 of said regulations.
4. Granting the request to issue an equine passport or a duplicate thereof will be at the discretion of the Chairman of the Governing Board in his capacity as PVE mandatory. The decision taken by the Chairman of the Governing Board is a legal decision in keeping with the General Administrative Law Act to which an appeal can be lodged in compliance with this Law.
5. The request for a duplicate passport must include a statement by a veterinarian or passport consultant who has scanned the transponder number of the horse in question. In addition, a copy of the report of loss or theft must be handed in.
6. The KFPS cannot be held responsible or liable for the issuance of an equine passport or a duplicate thereof in so far as all protocols and procedural instructions of the PVE have been complied with.
7. For his policy regarding the issuance of equine passports the Chairman of the Governing Board is accountable to the PVE and not to the Member Council.
Article 4 Studbook registration
1. The KFPS will only process Studbook registration of Friesian horses for the benefit of its own members. Studbook registration is defined as the registration of a horse´s lineage as well as the horse´s registers, predicates and awarded premiums.
Article 5 Sections, classes and registers
1. The Studbook has been divided into sections, classes and registers in compliance with EU directive 96/78.
2. The KFPS is a closed Studbook. This means that with regard to Studbook registration, horses can only be registered in the main section if both sire and dam have been registered in the main section. The main section has been divided into the following classes: KFPS Studbook (main book), KFPS D-Book, B-Book I and B-Book II (Bijboek I and Bijboek II). The system of classification is reflected in diagram 1. Horses from various classes will be assigned to different registers depending on their quality in relation to the breeding goal.
3. In addition to the main section the KFPS has a subsidiary section. If either a horse´s dam or sire has not been registered in the main section but the horse itself adequately meets the breed description as defined in the breeding goal, this horse can be registered in the subsidiary section. Horses entered in the subsidiary section cannot be presented for inspections and the subsidiary section has no subdivision of classes or registers. The offspring can not enrol in one of the books of the main section.
Article 6 The KFPS Studbook in the main section
1. Horses whose dam has been registered in the KFPS Studbook and whose sire was an approved KFPS Studbook stallion at the time of siring will be registered in the KFPS Studbook.
Article 7 The KFPS D-Book in the main section
1. All offspring of stallions that have been approved by an officially recognised studbook for Friesian horses in any EU member state will be registered in the KFPS D-Book. This only applies if the dams of such foals have been registered in the KFPS Studbook or KFPS D-Book. If offspring of such stallions have a B-Book II dam the foal will be registered in B-Book I. Offspring of KFPS D-Book mares will be registered in the KFPS main section if the sire is a KFPS approved stallion (registered in the Studbook).
Article 8 B-Book I in the main section
1. Horses with dams registered in the main section (Studbook, D-Book, B-Book I and B-Book II) and whose sire is a Foal Book registered stallion with a breeding licence at the time of the conception, will be registered in B-Book I. Offspring of B-Book I mares can be registered in the KFPS Studbook after two generations if in two consecutive generations they descend from a KFPS approved Studbook stallion. Registration in the KFPS Studbook can be realised within one generation if, including the sire of the offspring in question, three out of four previous generations were sired by KFPS approved Studbook stallions.
Article 9 B-Book II in the main section
1. Horses with dams registered in the main section (Studbook, D-Book, B-Book I and B-Book II) and whose sire is a Foal Book registered stallion without a breeding licence at the time of the conception, will be registered in B-Book II. Horses sired by Studbook stallions that were rejected for breeding at the time of conception will also be registered in B-Book II. Offspring of B-Book II registered mares will be registered in B-Book I if they were sired by an approved Studbook stallion. After two generations, offspring of B-Book II mares will be registered in the KFPS Studbook if the sire as well as the dam´s sire of the offspring (grandchild) in question is a Foal Book stallion which had a breeding licence at the time of conception.
Article 10 The Studbook certificate
1. The KFPS will issue a Studbook certificate for all horses that are registered in one of the KFPS classes. The colour of the certificate represents the class in which the horse has been registered:
1. KFPS (main section): yellow/green, dark blue as of 1-1-2015
2. KFPS D-Book: grey, black as of 1-1-2015
3. B-Book I: brown, black as of 1-1-2015
4. B-Book II: blue, black as of 1-1-2015
2. The following items are listed on the Studbook certificate: pedigree, section, class, register, awarded premiums and predicates, height at withers, history of registration as well as the registration and I&R transponder number.
3. The Studbook certificate is merely proof of registration in the KFPS registers and is not proof of ownership. Although the Studbook certificate is made available to the members, the KFPS is the owner of the certificate and can at all times lay claim to said certificate.
4. To obtain the Studbook certificate the breeder/registered owner of a horse must pay a deposit. This sum will be refunded after the certificate has been returned to the KFPS following the sale or death of the horse. Deposits will only be refunded to members and only in case the certificate has been returned to the KFPS within a month of sale or death.
Article 11 Registers
1. Within the classes of the main section the horses are subdivided into registers according to gender.
2. Preliminary Foal Register (VVR). All foals and horses that have not (yet) received any identification (tongue number, transponder number) are temporarily registered in the Preliminary Foal Register. Animals registered in the Preliminary Foal Register have not (yet) been entered in any class of the main section. This means that offspring of these horses cannot be considered for Studbook registration. At the time when the foal/horse is chipped and both parents can be confirmed (art.5), the foal/horse will be registered in the Foal Book. Horses in the Preliminary Foal Book will not be issued with a Studbook certificate.
3. Foal Book for stallions and mares (VB). At the time when the foal/horse is chipped and both parents can be confirmed (art.4), the foal/horse will be registered in the Foal Book. All horses in the Foal Book will be issued with a Studbook certificate. Under certain circumstances it is possible for Foal Book registered stallions to receive a breeding licence (art. 21). Offspring of such stallions will be registered in class B-Book I.
4. Studbook for mares (F). Mares can be accepted for entry in the Studbook from the year in which they are three years old. To this end the horse must be inspected and meet the minimum criteria for exterior, movement, height at withers (minimum 1.54cm) and markings (horses with unacceptable markings will not be accepted for entry in the Studbook).
5. Studbook for stallions (F). Only offspring from Studbook stallions can be registered in the main section. Stallions can be registered in the Studbook as described in the Stallion Selection Regulations.
6. Gelding Book (RB). Geldings can be accepted for entry in the Gelding Book from the year in which they are three years old. To this end the horse must be inspected and meet the minimum criteria for exterior, movement, height at withers (minimum 1.56cm) and markings (horses with unacceptable markings will not be accepted for entry in the Studbook). Foal Book stallions that have been gelded will be registered in the Gelding Book after receipt of a veterinarian statement confirming gelding.
Article 12 Markings
1.Definition. Markings are defined as a cluster of white hairs. This could either be an area of purely white hairs (sucha s a star) or an area with both white as well as black hairs (roan/stickle-haired). A limited number of un-clustered white hairs will, regardless of location, not be considered as a marking.
2. Only horses that are entirely black are eligible for registration in the Studbook and Gelding Book. A number of markings, subject to location and size, is allowed in the context of awarding premiums to foals and for Studbook registration:
- markings on the face if above the eye line and with a maximum diameter of no more than 3 cm. The diameter must be measured at the widest part of the marking.
- white (spots) on the soles of the feet.
Not allowed are:
- markings on the face below the eye line
- markings on the face above the eye line with a diameter larger than 3 cm
- markings on the body
- markings on the legs, including the hoof wall
3. Horses and foals with unacceptable markings will not be eligible for Studbook entry and/or premiums
4. For stallion selections more stringent criteria prevail for the allowances of markings. These criteria are described in the Stallion Inspection Regulations.
5. It is not allowed to camouflage or mask markings at the time of foal inspections/awarding premiums and inspections of horses for registration in the Studbook.
6. All markings are recorded on the Studbook certificate.
7. In cases where unacceptable markings are found the KFPS has the authority to invalidate any previous inspection results (premiums, Studbook entry).
8. In the event that unacceptable markings are the result of external factors which can be confirmed and substantiated by (veterinary) statement, these will not stand in the way of premiums and Studbook entry. A conclusive veterinary statement requires historical substantiation on the basis of medical files. Post-dated statements will not be accepted as sufficient validation. It is at the discretion of the KFPS to weigh and assess each case. In all cases burden of proof lies with the owner/applicant. The statement should, if possible, be handed in to the KFPS prior to the inspection (on application).
Article 13 Predicates
1. Differentiation within registers with respect to the horses’ quality is done by means of awarding predicates. Awarding predicates can either be based on the individual´s own performances or on the quality of offspring. Additionally, predicates can be based on exterior, sport aptitude, sport performances or a combination of these.
2. Star predicate. Star predicates are awarded during inspections starting with the year in which the horses are three years old. To be eligible for the Star predicate a horse must meet minimum requirements for exterior, movement (in-hand) and height at withers (minimum 1.56 for mares and 1.58 for geldings and stallions). The Star predicate can be awarded to Studbook mares, Gelding Book geldings and Foal Book stallions. Star declaration for mares and geldings can take place at the same time as entry in the Studbook. Foal Book stallions with the Star predicate will keep their Star predicate after gelding. Foal Book stallions can be awarded the Star predicate during the First Viewing in the year in which they are two years old.
From 2016 onwards parentage verification for mares will be a mandatory component of the Star predicate.
3. Crown predicate. The Crown predicate is a predicate which is based on requirements for exterior and sport aptitude. Selection for the (preliminary) Crown predicate takes place during the Central Inspection from among those mares which have been awarded a first premium during breeding days and Studbook inspections of that same year. To be considered for the (preliminary) Crown predicate the following criteria apply:
- Minimum age is three
- Mares declared preliminary Crown up to and including Central Examination 2013: for permanent Crown status the mare must have completed either an IBOP or an ABFP test with a minimum score of 77.0 and averaging a 7 for the walk and trot. Permanent Crown status can also be achieved by obtaining the Sport predicate.
- Mares declared preliminary Crown from Central Examination 2014 onward: for permanent Crown status the mare must have completed either an IBOP or an ABFP test with a minimum score of 77,0 and averaging a 7 for the basic gaits. The Crown predicate cannot be awarded if the horse has scored lower than a 6 for any of the basic gaits. Permanent Crown status can also be achieved by obtaining the Sport predicate.
- Minimum height at withers: 1.58m.
4. Model predicate. The Model predicate is a predicate which is based on requirements for exterior and sport aptitude. The best mares of the population will be considered for the Model predicate. Selection for the (preliminary) Model predicate takes place during the Central Inspection from among Star and Crown mares which have been awarded a first premium during breeding days of that same year. Outside the Netherlands selection for the Model predicate can also take place during foreign breeding days. To be considered for the (preliminary) Model predicate the following criteria apply:
- Minimum age is seven
- The mare must have produced a foal or have one at her side.
- Mares declared preliminary Model up to and including Central Examination 2013: for permanent Model status the mare must have completed at least either an IBOP or an ABFP test with a minimum score of 77.0 and averaging a 7 for walk and trot. Permanent Model status can also be achieved by obtaining the Sport predicate.
- Mares declared preliminary Model from Central Examination 2014 onward: for permanent Model status the mare must have completed either an IBOP or an ABFP test with a minimum score of 77,0 and averaging a 7 for the basic gaits. The Model predicate cannot be awarded if the horse has scored lower than a 6 for any of the basic gaits. Permanent Model status can also be achieved by obtaining the Sport predicate.
- Minimum height at withers: 1.60m.
5. Sport predicate. The Sport predicate can be awarded to mares, geldings and stallions that have produced good results in competitive sports. The Sport predicate can only be awarded on the basis of results achieved at competitions that are registered with the “Koninklijke Nederlandse Hippische Sportfederatie” (KNHS=Royal Dutch Equestrian Sport Federation). The scores registered with the KNHS determine qualification for the Sport predicate. The minimum requirements for obtaining the Sport predicate are:
a. Dressage: Z1+5x 60%
b. Show driving: cat. I & II Honorary Class and cat. III Open Class with six prize-winning placements in one season during the outdoor season (15 April until 1 October).
c. Driving dressage: ZZ+5x60%
d. driving (combined): classes 3 + 10. Both the KFPS as well as the KNHS must be informed in advance which Friesian horse(s) will be taking part in the competitions. The horse must have acquired at least ten winning points in class 3 from the time onward when the horse was entered with the KFPS and the KNHS.
The requirements mentioned above apply to sport performances achieved in the Netherlands. For sport performances achieved abroad equivalent requirements will apply which will be evaluated by the KFPS Inspection.
6. Preferent status mares. Mares registered in the Foal Book and Studbook can be declared Preferent on offspring. The Preferent predicate will be awarded automatically and can also be awarded posthumously. Preferent status for mares is granted when the mare in question has produced at least four good-quality horses. Defined as good-quality horses are:
a. Star, Crown or Model mares
b. Studbook Preferent mares
c. Foal Book Preferent mares
d. Star geldings
e. Foal Book Star stallions
f. Studbook stallions
g. Stallions which have progressed to the Second Viewing of the Stallion Inspection.
Preferent status for stallions Preferent status can be granted to Studbook stallions that have shown to have a lasting and exceptionally positive influence on the breed. In evaluating a stallion´s consideration for Preferent status the quality of his offspring will be matched against breeding goal characteristics. This evaluation is based on the assessment of predicates achieved by offspring multiplied by a weighting factor per predicate. For each stallion the resulting total score will be matched against a standard which is based on the number of offspring. Stallions which make the grade will be evaluated during a meeting of the Inspection. In exceptional cases when the Inspection has reason to decline the application for Preferent status, the owner will be notified followed by notification thereof to all members in the ‘Phryso’, along with a thorough motivation as well as full transparency. In all other cases the Inspection advises the Board to award the Preferent status.
The weighting factors are as follows: Star 1, Crown 5, Model 10, Sport-Elite 15, Sport 10, Preferent 15, Performance 20, Studbook stallion 25, Studbook stallion approved on offspring 50, dam of approved stallion 20.
The standard is a minimum starting at 700 points. Points in excess of this standard are conditional to the stallion´s number of offspring five years previous to date. A stallion has to comply to a standard of at least 150 points in excess of the total average score that said stallion is supposed to have, based on his number of offspring.
7. Performance dam predicate. The Performance dam predicate is awarded to mares that have produced three offspring which have acquired the Sport predicate or who have completed an performance test with a minimum of 75 points.
Article 14 Foal registration
1. Notification of a foal. For the purpose of Studbook registration the KFPS must receive notification within a fortnight of a foal´s birth. Birth notification of a foal can only be done by means of the birth notification form issued by the KFPS. The breeder will be given this birth notification form which contains all breeding data as supplied to the KFPS by the stallion keeper. After receipt of the birth notification the foal will be registered in the Preliminary Foal Book (VVR) and the KFPS will send the owner a birth confirmation.
2. Foal identification. Final registration of the foal in the Foal Book will take place after the foal has been identified (micro-chipped). Micro-chipping can be carried out by KFPS certified passport consultants during Studbook examinations and breeding days, or by other PVE certified passport consultants, or by veterinarians who are registered in the Equine I&R Register of the ‘Stichting Veterinair Kwaliteitsorgaan’ (Foundation Veterinary Quality Office). The Law requires identification and micro-chipping of foals within six months of birth. If the owner fails to do so any horse older than six months will only be issued with a restricted passport (the horse is excluded from the food chain for human consumption). The application form must be handed in at a Passport Issuing Organisation within seven days after micro-chipping took place. When the equine passport consultant has received the application form this requirement has been met. The micro transponder serves as an identification tool for both Studbook registration as well as I&R registration.
3. Foal registration. The KFPS will only process Studbook registration of Friesian horses for the benefit of its own members. Studbook registration includes, for instance, the registration of a horse´s lineage. For a proper registration of lineage the following rules must be observed:
At the time of identification (micro-chipping) the foal must be at the dam´s side. If this is not the case then registration of lineage can only be carried out by DNA verification. Said DNA verification will take place at the owner´s expense. If the lineage cannot be retrieved by DNA verification then the organisation will only issue an identification document (passport) without details with respect to lineage. In case the foal´s dam dies during the time of lactation the foal must be micro-chipped by a veterinarian within one week. When this is the case the application must include a veterinarian statement confirming the dam´s death. If the one-week period has been exceeded then verification of lineage must be carried out by DNA testing at the owner´s expense.
Foals must be chipped within six months of birth. If micro-chipping of the foal takes place later than six months after birth then verification of lineage by DNA testing is required prior to registration. Said DNA verification will take place at the owner´s expense.
Article 15 Registration number and naming
1. Every foal put forward for registration with the KFPS will be given a unique registration number. This registration number is a 15-digit number. The registration number is made up of a so-called UELN of six numbers (consisting of a three-digit country code for the country of birth and a three-digit Studbook code), followed by the year of birth and five digits assigned by the Studbook.
2. Registration numbers cannot be changed.
3. Names of all foals born in a specific year must always begin with a set, prearranged letter. Each year these letters will be specified by the KFPS. For each annual crop of foals names of fillies may only be used once. A maximum of 30 characters is allowed for names, stable names included.
4. Names cannot be changed.
5. KFPS documents will always list the Studbook names.
Article 16 Parentage verification
1. The KFPS carries out random checks to verify lineage by means of DNA tests. Parentage verification is always mandatory if the following situations apply:
a. for mares who receive the Star predicate
b. for mares whose foal is entered for registration
c. In case the date of stud service was not reported to the KFPS within 14 days. The costs of testing are at the stallion keeper´s expense.
d. Foals born by insemination with frozen sperm but the stud service has not been reported. The costs of testing are at the registered owner´s expense.
e. When foals or horses are older than six months at the time of chipping. The costs of testing are at the registered owner´s expense.
f. When the foal is not at the dam´s side at the time of identification. The costs of testing are at the registered owner´s expense. However, a veterinarian statement verifying the dam´s identification will be accepted for dispensation if dated no later than one week after the date of birth.
g. In case a mare has been covered/inseminated by two different stallions within one cycle or in two consecutive cycles. The costs of testing are at the registered owner´s expense.
h. In case there is any doubt as to the correctness of stud details of the stud service which has allegedly produced the foal in question. The costs of testing are at the registered owner´s expense.
i. In case the date of the stud service reported to the KFPS does not correspond with the date of birth of the foal. The costs of testing are at the registered owner´s expense.
j. In case the foal has been identified (micro-chipped) by a non-certified person. The costs of testing are at the registered owner´s expense.
k. In case the application for registration in the foal register is handed in later than four weeks after the date of chipping. The costs of testing are at the registered owner´s expense.
l. In case of a defective or untraceable micro transponder. If the transponder has been injected by the KFPS the costs for DNA testing will be at the expense of the KFPS, in all other cases the costs are at the registered owner´s expense.
m. If the transponder number is not a match with the expected number. The costs of testing are at the registered owner´s expense.
n. Registration of foals born by means of embryo transfer. The costs of testing are at the registered owner´s expense.
o. Registration of foals in B-Book II. The costs of testing are at the registered owner´s expense.
p. Stallions before taking part in the Central Examination. The costs of testing are at the registered owner´s expense.
The KFPS also conducts random testing. Motives, procedures and execution will be carried out in line with the ‘protocol DNA’.
2. Hair samples for the purpose of parentage verification must be collected by a certified passport consultant, a KFPS official or a veterinarian, unless otherwise specified by the KFPS. Hair samples will be sent to the KFPS and must include a statement from the individual who has collected the hair sample (name, date and signature).
Article 17 Genetic research innate disorders
KFPS policy with regard to the prevention of innate disorders is directed at ruling out risky matches, defined as matches between stallions and mares which are both carrier of the same single recessive characteristic. DNA tests are available to detect carriers of the disorders dwarfism and hydrocephaly. From 2017 onwards all mares that are declared Star have to be tested for both disorders, as well as all Foal Book- and Studbook mares with a foal presented for registration with the KFPS.
Mares whose dam and sire have both been tested negative for both characteristics need not undergo DNA testing.
Article 18 Breeder and registered owner
1. On receiving a birth notification, the person who is registered with the KFPS as the owner of the foal´s dam at the time of birth will be documented as the breeder.
2. If the birth notification brings to light that another member is the mare´s owner instead of the person listed as such with the KFPS, then the KFPS will treat this as a sale and will invoice the applicable sales and transfer costs.
3. At least one owner will be registered per horse. Several members can be registered as owner of a particular horse if these members have entered a so-called partnership. If this is the case a request must be submitted to the KFPS. Responsibility for all rights and obligations concerning a horse´s registration lies with the registered owner.
4. The registration of the registered owner is solely for the use of the administration of the KFPS in connection with the involved rights and obligations. No rights can be obtained from the KFPS with regard to this matter.
5. By sending in a request for registration in any of the KFPS registers, the registered owner declares to agree with and have full knowledge of all applicable stipulations as described in these regulations.
6. For all registrations, issuance of registration certificates, passports and inspections the registered owner will be charged with the current rates as established by the KFPS.
7. The registration of the registered owner is solely for the use of the administration of the KFPS in connection with the involved rights and obligations. No rights can be obtained from the KFPS with regard to this matter.
Article 19 Transfer of horses
1. After the sale of a horse the selling party must send both Studbook certificate and passport to the KFPS for transfer of name. The KFPS will ensure that both documents will be transferred to the name of the new registered owner. For making out the Studbook certificate in the name of the buying party he/she must be a member of the KFPS. For making out the passport in the name of the buying party he/she does not have to be a member of the KFPS. For the transfer of a horse the selling party will be charged with the sales costs and the buying party will be charged with the transfer costs.
Article 20 Stable names
1. It is possible for members to request a protected stable name which, if granted, will be added to the registered name of the foal. In this case third parties are no longer allowed to use this name.
2. The name should not be of a discriminating, slanderous or commercial nature and together with the regular name should have a maximum of 30 characters. The stable name must be limited to a maximum of 25 characters. The use of the brands ‘Het Friesch Paarden-Stamboek’ and ‘Phryso’ is prohibited.
3. Requests for protection of stable names must be submitted in writing. After approval the stable name wil be valid for the duration of one year. Stable names are published in ‘Phryso’. Without notification to the contrary the name will be renewed annually. For protection of stable names a one-time registration fee is payable as well as annual renewal costs.
4. Protection of registered stable names is only valid within the KFPS.
Article 21 Embryo transfer
1. Notifications of embryo transfer must be submitted to the KFPS in writing with the notification form ‘Embryo transfer’. This form is available with the KFPS. Every mare receives her own DIO number and form after the stud service. The registration of transferred embryos will not be processed with PMS. However, the stallion keeper is held to enter the pregnancy of the donor mare in PMS.
2. The recipient mare should preferably be of the Friesian breed because a foal´s character also develops by virtue of external factors.
3. Before the foal can be registered in the KFPS Foal Book, the lineage of the foal born from this embryo must be established by means of DNA testing.
4. The status of the embryos will change in case the sire´s breeding licence is withdrawn. If this happens the embryos will be considered as offspring from a Foal Book stallion. If transfer of any of these embryos takes place after this change, the foal born from this embryo will be registered in B-Book II provided all required conditions are met.
5. On the basis of a reported embryo transfer by means of the ‘Embryo transfer form’ the KFPS will issue a birth notification form.
Article 22 Foal Book stallions with breeding licence
1. In those countries where the use of Studbook stallions (with breeding license) is difficult due to low availability, the KFPS may issue breeding licences to Foal Book stallions. Offspring of such stallions can be registered in B-Book I. The KFPS Inspection has the authority to decide in which countries Foal Book stallions are granted a breeding license and which stallions will be considered for a breeding license, all in compliance with the regulations for Foal Book stallions with a breeding license.
Article 23 Decision Governing Board
1. For all situations not covered by these regulations, the power of decision lies with the Governing Board of the KFPS. The Board is authorised to extend the time frames mentioned in these regulations.
Diagram 1: Registration procedures of the KFPS
Appr. KFPS stallions affiliated Studbook***
Foal book with breeding licence
Foal book/ Bb I/ Bb II
Bb I/ BbII***
Bb II/ BbI**
* After the use of 3 KFPS Studbook stallions in the last 4 consecutive generations of the dam´s
line, the offspring from a B-Book I mare will directly be registered in the KFPS main section.
** If a B-Book II dam is covered by a Foal Book stallion with breeding license: promotion to B-
Book I takes 2 generations. If a B-Book II dam is covered by a KFPS Studbook stallion, then
promotion to B-Book I takes place in 1 generation.
*** Or approved stallions of another EU certified affiliated studbook: grounds for approval by
(EU) affiliated studbook will be evaluated by the KFPS. If the criteria for approval fail to meet
KFPS regulations, then the offspring will be entered in B-Book II.
Version 2017 (latest update after the meeting of the Member Council May, 19 2017)