Newton, OH, April 26, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The American Trakehner Association has announced 14 locations will host mare, stallion and young horse inspections in 2012, one of their largest schedules in the last decade.
Inspections, held annually across the U.S. and Canada, provide the opportunity to present horses for approval into the ATA studbooks and offer spectators a glimpse into the modern development of this oldest of the warmblood breeds. Locations are selected based on the interest in an area and volunteers to host them.
The ATA is committed to the selective breeding standards established in Trakehnen, East Prussia, in 1732, “...to encourage the development of a riding horse of beauty and harmony, great endurance, mental and physical balance, and possessing an excellent character."
With two inspection sites in Canada and others in California, Virginia, Colorado, Florida, Texas and several Midwestern states, Trakehner breeders are being offered increased inspection locations to meet this year’s expressed need. Upon approval, both Official Stud Book mares and stallions are recognized by the German Trakehner Verband and mares are automatically approved for the Verband Main Studbook. All mares and stallions presented for inspection must be pre-registered with the ATA.
The ATA was established in 1974 as a non-profit association of breeders, owners, and friends for the promotion and preservation, in the Western Hemisphere, of the warmblood horse of Trakehner origin. For more information on the breed or how to participate in or observe an inspection in your area, visit www.americantrakehner.com.