Stallions - Rules & Guidelines
BRITISH SHOWJUMPING STALLION RULES (FROM 2013)
1. All stallions must have been graded by a Studbook recognised by the World Breeding Federation (W.B.F.S.H) and/or DEFRA, the Welsh Assembly and the Scottish and Irish Executives (this does not include all Passport Issuing Offices) which has included jumping in their grading procedure.
2. Within the initial year of registration, stallions must be graded by the recognised World Breeding Federation (W.B.F.S.H) and/or DEFRA, the Welsh Assembly and the Scottish and Irish Executives (this does not include all Passport Issuing Offices) prior to a re registration being accepted.
3. All ungraded or un-assessed 4 and 5 year old stallions will pay an annual registration fee of £500. All ungraded stallions of 6 years and older will be subject to the higher annual registration fee of £1000.
4. A refund will be given to any stallion that has been registered as "un-graded" and has paid the higher fee, in order to continue competing, and is subsequently graded or gelded within the same registration year.
5. In the case of horses registered in Weatherbys Thoroughbred and Non Thoroughbred Register these horses will need to go forward for a full grading with another Breed/Performance Society.
6. Stallions registered before 1st October 1999, are exempt from grading. Any stallion, graded or un-graded, born in or before 1994, and registered with British Showjumping prior to 1st January 2004, will be able to register with British Showjumping at the standard rate. Any stallions British Showjumping Grade A or Grade B on 1st January 2004 will be eligible to register at the standard rate.
7. All stallions that have been successfully graded to a sufficient level (dependent on Breed Society/Performance Stud Books), at home or abroad, must provide bona fide documentation from the relevant stud book.
8. No stallion will be accepted without original breed papers.
9. Retired stallions, in order to be kept on the performance Stallion List, need to pay an appropriate annual fee.
NB. Guidelines for British Showjumping Stallions can be found on the website or from the British Showjumping Office.