American Hanoverian Society / American Rhineland Studbook Inspection

Tentative Schedule

Schedule and participant guidelines subject to change due to ongoing Covid-19 regulations, registration numbers, etc. Social distancing and mask use will be required. Participants will be limited to two people per horse or mare/foal pair. No spectators will be allowed at this time. Updated info will be posted here, and registered participants notified as updates become available. Your patience and understanding is appreciated!

August 7, 2021

9:00 am-      Performance Testing
                          – In-Hand & Free-Jumping
                          – Undersaddle

11:00 am –    Mare Inspection
                          – Non-Hanoverian Mare Inspection (followed by walk ring)
                          – Hanoverian Mare Inspection (followed by walk ring)

12:00 pm-     Lunch

1:00 pm –      Performance Announcements

1:30 pm-       Foal Presentation
                          – Foal Walk Ring
                          – Foal & Yearling Branding

3:30 pm –       Young Horse Futurity
                          – Two- Yr-Old Colts/Geldings
                          – Two-Yr-Old Fillies
                          – Yearling Colts/Geldings
                          – Yearling Fillies

Quick LInks

Horse Registration Categories

Stallion Licensing: The NA Stallion Sport Test (10/18 – 10/20) provides an excellent option for stallion owner’s looking to present their stallion for licensing. However, should there be interest in presenting your stallion for licensing directly at this AHS Inspection, please contact Hilltop directly to discuss potential options. 

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/ARS studbook. A mare must be approved in the AHS/ARS studbook to have her foal registered. If a mare has not already been inspected in the AHS/ARS studbook but would like to perform her Mare Performance Test (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.  

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. AHS/ARS registered geldings 3 years and older are also eligible. The mare or gelding 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. 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 and will fill quickly! Stalls are 12 x 12 permanent box stalls and are $75/straw stall.  Stabling priority will be given to performance and inspection horses.

Arrival Times – Horses may arrive as early as 1pm on 8/6 and must depart immediately after the inspection.


















Braiding Services

  • Braiding Individual Horse: $50
  • Braiding Mare & Foal: $80

Manes should be pulled to approximately 4 inches in length. To be eligible for braiding services, horse must have a stall reserved at Hilltop and be on-site at least 2 hours prior to your scheduled inspection time. 


















Free Jumping Practice Session (8/6)

Hilltop will lead a free jumping practice session the afternoon before the inspection to allow your performance horse to become familiar with the environment. Owners must provide two handlers (one to lead in and a second person to catch). 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


Vendors & Accommodations


Hilltop will not be offering handling services this year. Bruce Griffin Jr. will be onsite offering handling services and is payable directly via cash or check. Rates are $100/horse or $150/mare/foal pair. On-site registration required. For handling questions, contact Bruce at or 484-877-3970.


Registration available onsite through Pics of You.







Drink refreshments will be provided. Lunch is not available at this time. 



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