KFPS Registries

The KFPS Studbook is divided into sections, classes and registers and is described below.

Main Section

The main section of the Studbook is divided into the following classes:

  • Studbook (Stamboek) (Stb) - This is the KFPS' main Studbook. Mares whose dam has been registered in the KFPS Studbook and whose sire was an approved KFPS Studbook stallion at the time of conception can be registered in the KFPS Studbook (pending grading as an adult). Additonally, approved stallions are registered in this studbook.
  • D-Book (D-Boek) - All offspring of stallions that have been approved by an officially recognised studbook for Friesian horses in any EU member state. 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.
  • B-Book I (Bijboek I) - A secondary studbook for horses with dams registered in the main section (Studbook, D-Book, B-Book I and B-Book II) and whose sire is a Foalbook registered stallion with a breeding licence at the time of the conception. 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 of horses into the B-Book I takes place following satisfactory DNA test results to confirm parentage.
  • B-Book II (Bijboek II) - A secondary studbook for horses with dams registered in the main section (Studbook, D-Book, B-Book I and B-Book II) and whose sire is a Foalbook registered stallion without a breeding licence at the time of the conception. 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 damĀ“s sire of the offspring (grandchild) in question is a Foalbook stallion which had a breeding licence at the time of conception. Registration of horses into the B-Book II takes place following satisfactory DNA test results to confirm parentage.

Registers

Within the above classes of the main section, horses are subdivided into registers according to gender.

  • Preliminary Foal Register (Vvr) - All foals and horses that have not (yet) received any identification (tongue number, microchip) are temporarily registered in the Preliminary Foal Register.
  • Foalbook (Veulenboek) (Vb) - At the time when the foal/horse is microchipped and both parents can be confirmed, the foal/horse will be registered in the Foal Book. Mares and geldings remain in the Foalbook until graded into the Studbook as an adult. Mares and geldings of insufficient height or quality, and with disallowed white markings will remain in the Foalbook. Stallions remain in the Foalbook unless fully approved for breeding.
  • Studbook for mares (F) - Mares can be accepted for entry in the Studbook from the year they are three years old. 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).
  • Studbook for stallions (F) - Only offspring from Studbook stallions can be registered in the main section.
  • Gelding Book (Ruinenboek)(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). Foalbook stallions that have been gelded will be registered in the Gelding Book after receipt of a veterinarian statement confirming gelding.

Click here to read full details about the various registries on the KFPS website.