Newark, OH, May 07, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Based on input received this year from people interested in having their horses inspected, the American Trakehner Association has scheduled mare, stallion and young horse inspections for 2014 at 10 locations around the United States.
North, South, East and West, this year’s ATA inspections are concentrated on the U.S. The majority are centered in the Midwestern states, with the only stallion inspection again being held in conjunction with the association’s annual meeting in Batavia, Ohio. Three other inspections will be held in the nation’s midsection, in Wisconsin, Missouri and Minnesota. The South will see another three, in Tennessee, Florida and North Carolina, with the remainder scheduled in the West, in Colorado and California; and in the North, in New Jersey.
These North American inspections, held annually, provide the opportunity for breeders to present horses for approval into the ATA studbooks. They also offer spectators a glimpse into the modern development of this oldest of the warmblood breeds.
Inspection locations are selected based on the number of horses being offered for inspection and volunteers with facilities to host them. Inspectors at these events are happy to provide insight into their evaluations and how these may differ from show judging.
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."
For more information on the breed, the Trakehners making their mark in competition, or details about inspections, visit www.americantrakehner.com or see the “American Trakehner Association” page on Facebook.