AHS/ ARS Inspection

American Hanoverian Society / American Rhineland Studbook Inspection

Tentative Schedule

July 23, 2018

*Times & Order Subject to Change* 

7:00 AM-     Check-In

Mare Performance Testing- Freejumping Presentation

Non Hanoverian Hanoverian Mares Presentation (followed by walk ring)

Hanoverian Mares Presentation (followed by walk ring)

Mare Performance Testing- Undersaddle Presentation (followed by announcements)

Young Horse Futurity

Foal Presentation (followed by walk ring and branding)


For an *UPDATED* 2018 Inspection Schedule click here




Quick LInks


Health Requirements




Horse Registration Catergories

Mare Studbook Inspection: All mares who meet the necessary pedigree requirements according to the AHS/ARS and are three years and older may register for this class to enter the AHS studbook. A mare must be registered in the AHS/ARS studbook to participate in the Mare Performance Testing or have her foal registered. If a mare has not already been registered in the AHS/ARS studbook but would like to perform her MPT or have her foal registered, then she may enter both the mare inspection and MPT and/or foal inspection at the same site inspection.  If your mare has been previously inspected for studbook when she was three years or older, then you may opt out of the studbook inspection and just enter the performance testing.

Performance Testing: All mares 3 years and older who are accepted in the AHS/ARS mare studbook (or are being presented for studbook at Hilltop’s inspection as well) are eligible for performance testing.s AHS/ARS registered geldings 3 years and older are also eligible. The mare will be free jumped and ridden undersaddle.

Foal Inspection: All current year foals may participate in the foal inspection. Each foal’s dam must be entered in the AHS/ARS studbook and the sire must be a licensed sire for the foal to be eligible for AHS/ARS registration and branding.

AHS/ARS Futurity:  The AHS/ARS Futurity is open to AHS/ARS registered yearling colts and fillies and two-year old colts and fillies (4 classes). Complete judging details can be found on the AHS/ARS websites.  Horses will be shown on the triangle; yearlings will be shown in a halter, two-year olds will be shown in a bridle. They may not be turned loose, but a second round is permitted if needed.

The year-end ranking will be listed on AHS/ARS websites with Champions and Reserve Champions noted as well as the owner, sire and dam sire. $3000 will be split between the Top 5 Yearlings and Top 5 Two-Year Olds in the country. Participants must pre-register with the AHS/ARS offices just like they do for the inspection.

For more information, visit the American Hanoverian Society or American Rhineland Studbook.

Hilltop Stabling & Services

All Hilltop services should be reserved prior to the inspection through Hilltop Farm’s registration form. 



Limited stabling available. Stalls are 12′ x 12′ with straw bedding provided and are available starting at 1 pm on July 22 through the end of the inspection on July 23. Stalls: $60/night         



Professional Handling

Handling Individual Mare or Young Horse: $75

Handling Mare & Foal: $90



Braiding Services

Braiding Individual  Mare or Foal: $50

Braiding Mare & Foal: $80

Manes should be pulled to approximately 4 inches in length. Horse must be on-site at least 2 hours prior to your scheduled inspection time for braiding purposes.


free-jumping_400x400Free Jumping Practice Session

Hilltop staff will lead a free jumping practice session the afternoon before the inspection on Sunday, July 22. This practice session will serve as a “dress rehearsal” and allow your performance mare to become familiar with the environment. Mare owners must provide two handlers (one to lead into the jump chute and the second person to catch at the end of the jump chute). Reservations are required and assigned times will be given approximately one week prior to the inspection. Free jumping practice will run approximately 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. $25/ Session


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Concessions will be available on-site for breakfast
and lunch through Grateful Fed.



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