ATA Thoroughbred and Arabian Mare Inspection Program
The American Trakehner Association pilot program was established to study the effect on the breed in North America of adding select Thoroughbred and Arabian mares to the Preliminary Stud Book. It was in effect from Dec. 1, 1996 through Dec. 31, 2005.
The pilot program has now ended, however Thoroughbred and Arabian mares can still be inspected for inclusion in the American Trakehner Association's Preliminary Stud Book. Please go to FAQ's from the ATA home page for more information.
The following conditions will apply:
For the best possible impression, mares should be well groomed with a neat and tidy appearance. They may be shows in a halter or bridle, but bridles are recommended. The handler should wear neat comfortable clothing and running shoes.
Mares will be required to complete the following phases:
Phase 1: Veterinary inspection (only if deemed necessary by the Inspection Committee)
Phase 2: Walk and Trot on a hard surface
Phase 3: Walk and Trot on a triangle.
Phase 4: Walk, trot, canter at liberty. (please be sure you can catch your mare quickly when asked to do so)
Phase 5: Walk in hand for a final evaulation.
Final scores will be announced at the inspection site and will also be published in the American Trakehner Times.
See inspection application for fees.