ISR/Oldenburg NA 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 14, 2021

8:15 AM    – Stallion Owner Meeting

8:30 AM    – Stallion Presentation & Mare Performance Testing

                      – In-Hand & Free-Jumping (stallions/mares perform individually)

                      – Undersaddle (stallions/mares perform in separate groups)

12:00 PM  – Lunch

1:00 PM      Stallion & Mare Performance Announcements

1:45 PM    – Mare and/or Foal Presentations

                     – Mares without Foals

                     – Mares with Foals

                     – Foals

5:00 PM   – Premium Filly & Colt Rings

                    – Branding to Follow

Quick Links

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 (occasional exceptions for 2.5 year-old stallions). 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  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.  

Mare or Gelding Performance Testing: All mares 3 years and older who are accepted in the ISR/Oldenburg mare studbook (or are also being presented for inspection) 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 is approved with ISR/Oldenburg or has/is eligible for a breeding permit may participate in the foal inspection. 

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 and will fill quickly! Stalls are 12 x 12 permanent box stalls and are $75/stall (bedded on straw) for a mare or mare with foal.  Stalls for incoming stallions are $95/stall (bedded on shavings). Stabling priority will be given to stallions and MPT mares.

Arrival: Horses may arrive as early as 1 pm on 8/13 and must depart immediately after the inspection. 


Professional Handling

Service includes a handler and whip person. 

Handling Individual Mare or Young Horse: $100

Handling Mare & Foal Pair: $150

*Hilltop handlers will not handle ungelded colts/stallions 2 yrs & older. We can provide alternative contact names if requested.


Braiding Services

Braiding Individual  Mare or Foal: $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 (8/13)

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


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

Videos & Photos

Onsite registration available through:

Pics of You  |  434-989-1111


Comfort Inn   (410) 287-7100

Holiday Inn Express   (410) 287-0008

Best Western  (410) 287-5450