ISR/Oldenburg NA Inspection

Tentative Schedule

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Health Requirements




Horse Registration Catergories

Stallion Inspection: All stallions who meet the necessary pedigree requirements according to the ISR/Oldenburg and are 3 years and older may register for their stallion licensing. The inspection requires the stallion be presented in-hand, undersaddle, and free jumped. Three year old stallions have the option of selecting out of the riding portion of the inspection, and if an older stallion is being presented based upon past performance results, the ISR/Oldenburg office may waive the riding and/or free jumping portion of the testing. Both cases must be pre-approved with ISR/Oldenburg and Hilltop should be updated regarding exceptions to facilitate scheduling.

Mare Studbook Inspection: All mares who meet the necessary pedigree requirements according to the ISR/Oldenburg and are three years and older may register for inspection to enter the ISR/Oldenburg studbook. A mare must be accepted in the ISR/Oldenburg studbook to participate in the Mare Performance Testing or have her foal registered. If a mare has not already been accepted in the ISR/Oldenburg 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.

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

Yearlings:  Yearlings coming for branding only will not receive comments from the judges.  Therefore, they do not need to be braided or have professional handling in the ring. 

Foal Inspection: All current year foals whose dam is entered in the ISR/Oldenburg studbook and sire has an ISR/Oldenburg breeding permit may participate in the foal inspection. Yearlings and two year olds who were not inspected as foals may be entered as well; however, they do not receive comments or numerical scores as the current year foals do (see above).

For more information, visit the ISR/Oldenburg website


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 permanent box stalls and are $60/stall (bedded on straw) for a mare or mare with foal.  Stalls for incoming stallions are $80/stall (bedded on shavings).

Horses inspected 8/9 – may arrive as early as 1 pm on 8/8 and must depart immediately after the inspection. 

Horses inspected 8/10– arrival time TBD (likely after 5 pm) on 8/9 and must depart immediately after the inspection. 



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 Practice Session

Hilltop staff will lead a free jumping practice session the afternoon before the inspection on Thursday, Aug. 8th. This practice session will serve as a “dress rehearsal” and allow your performance horse to become familiar with the environment. 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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