CTHS Breeding options:

There are few registered/approved/licensed Trakehner stallions standing in Canada or available for

Canadian breeders. However, the prospective breeder has additional options:

1. registered/approved but unlicensed Trakehner stallions

2. shipped semen from ATA approved Trakehner stallions

3. shipped semen from approved Trakehner stallions from Germany & other


4. CTHS approved Arabian or Thoroughbred stallions


The CTHS can, with proper documentation & at no great cost, register Trakehner foals.

Offspring from registered/approved/licensed stallions out of Stud Book mares qualify for “full” CTHS

registration, branding & later inspection for stud book status.

All others can be Appendix registered; some of these may later qualify for “full” registration.



2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

Memberships: 67 86 91 105 101 136

Drops: 22 21 16 26 38 50

Mailings: 91 108 106 135 162 187

Phone Calls 45 82 104 104 96

New Members ' Kits:10 8 10 8 18 15 21

Horses sold(reg/ap) 7/6 15/1 26/4 5/8 13/4 16/10

Sold out of Province 5/0 5/0 3/1 3/0 1/1

Sold to US 0 0 4/0 2/0 3/1 4/2

Sale price(range) $800-10,000 $500- $1,500- $2,500.00-8,000 $200.00-7,000

Registrations: 5 5 9 23 40 30

Appendix reg. 11 18 12 12 13 38

Deceased 4 5/2 3/2 8 3.0 0/0

Apx trans. to St book 0 0 2 1 2 0

Horses branded 1 5 15 8 8 21

Mares approved 2 3 8,1ox 15,1ox,1xx 16,1ox

Stallions approved 0 1 2 ,1 xx 2 0



The stallions pictured in this book are, as far as we know, still living and breeding. They are all registered

with the CTHS, have been inspected and are approved by the CTHS.


All offspring from your stallion are eligible for CTHS registration.

Offspring from CTHS stud Book mares are eligible for full registration and for branding. Offspring from

all other mares are eligible for Appendix registration.

If your stallion is an Arabian or Thoroughbred only offspring out of Trakehner mares are eligible for CTHS

Registration. Foals out of TB or Arabian mares are not eligible.



-enter the Name, Number etc. Of each mare bred

-at the end of the breeding season this form should be signed, the $10.00 fee for each mare bred should be

enclosed and all should be sent to the CTHS office.

THE STALLION LICENSE of $50.00 is due Nov. 1 each year after the inspection/registration year. It

need not be paid in any year where your stallion does not breed any mares.

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE. This should be completed by the stallion owner and either given to the mare

owner or sent to the CTHS office. It is a good idea to do this when the foal is born.

INSEMINATION/SHIPPED SEMEN REPORT: Forms are available from the CTHS office.

Stallion owners should encourage mare owners to register their foals. This is easiest in the foal’s first year.

PERFORMANCE APPROVAL (Criteria under Revision)

Performance approved stallions have completed 1 or more of the following:

-100 day test in Germany or U.S. or 30 day test

-completed successfully in dressage at 3 recognized shows

-completed successfully a CEF recognized training level event

-CEF Hunter show, competed in 3 divisions or 3 shows

-CEF Jumper show, competed in 3 divisions or shows

-have met ATA, CSHA or CWHBA performance requirements

Note re Measurements: Measurements are taken at the inspection at age 2.5. All stallions grow after that.

In many cases official adult measurements are not available.


Conversion from Hands to Centimeters

Hands Inches Centimeters Evaluation
15 60 152.4 10 - Excellent
15-1 61 154.94 9 - Very Good
15-2 62 157.48 8 - Good
15-3 63 160.02 7 - Fairly Good
16 64 162.56 6 - Satisfactory
16-1 65 165.1 5 - Sufficient
16-2 66 167.64 4 - Insufficient
16-3 67 170.18 3 - Fairly Bad
17 68 172.72 2 - Bad
      1 - Very Bad



To establish, maintain and operate a society of breeders, owners and friends for the promotion and

preservation in Canada of the warmblooded horse of Trakehner origin;

-to maintain a public registry under Agriculture Canada in accordance with the Animal

Pedigree Act.

-to brand approved stallions, mares and foals;

-to disseminate information to breeders, owners and friends pertaining to the breeding and raising

of Trakehner horses;

-to promote the performance of Trakehner horses in dressage, three-day eventing, driving,

hunting and jumping; and generally do all things appropriate to encourage a public

understanding of the Trakehner horse, its breeding and performance.



- Canadian, recognized by Agriculture Canada, reasonable fees

- CTHS registered horses are eligible for Trakehner awards such as:

- annual CTHS awards in most disciplines

- special awards: e.g. 3 for dressage, 1 for young competitors, 2 for breeders -

hi-point awards ( halter, saddle pad, cooler) at selected shows

- registered animals are easier to sell

- registration provides useful info about horses, age, pedigree, breeder,

Previous owners, evaluation info

- auctions, an increasingly popular way of selling horses, often only accept

registered horses.



- information and support from the society

- regular mailings, e.g. CANADIAN TRAKEHENER, -

newsletter 4 x per year etc.

- fellowship with other horse people all across Canada -

reasonable/affordable registration fees

- input, voting, at meetings

- free advertising in publications

- free listing/link on CTHS web page (www.cantrak.on.ca) -

annual awards


- advertises in horse publications all across Canada

- provides info re horses for sale, approved stallions,

pedigrees, performance info to all members and to all who inquire

- publishes newsletters, THE CANADIAN TRAKEHNER, sales lists, etc. -

registers, brands, inspects horses

- provides info booths at various horse events across Canada

- presents annual awards to CTHS registered horses


The Canadian Trakehner Horse Society inspects all breeding stock. Superior Trakehner colts are inspected At

age 2 ½ or older. Trakehner fillies are inspected at age 3 or older. We use a system based on that used in

Germany. All horses for stud book consideration must, of course, meet pedigree requirements. In looking for

Stallion prospects, the marks at inspection of the DAM should be considered. Dams with low marks

(5’s or 6’s) at inspection are not likely to produce colts of the quality CTHS is looking for in its breeding stock.

The horses are measured: height, heart girth and cannon bone. Mares should be at least 15.1. Colts should

be at least 15.3 at age 2½ years, to finish between 16 & 16.3 hands in height.

The horses are stood up and then evaluated at each gait. Marks are from 1-10, 10 being highest (almost

impossible to get) are assigned for TYPE, 2 marks for EXTERIOR (top and foundation), WALK, TROT,

CANTER. The final OVERALL mark includes value for the breed. A mark below 5 in any category means

that the horse does not pass inspection and thus does not have breeding approval. Colts that pass inspection

may be neck branded.


In order to register horses you need to be a full CTHS member ($45.00 fee) or pay the higher registration

fee for non-members.


1. Both parents are CTHS stud book approved

2. Dam is CTHS approved, sire is German Verband or ATA approved



1. One or both parents have documented Trakehner blood in their pedigree

2. Should be at least 25 % Trakehner


1. Take out a CTHS membership

2. Complete Application for Registration

3. Attach:

- copy of certificate of the parent which is not CTHS registered -

make sure ownership is up-to-date

- attach certificate of service or statement signed by the stallion owner or lessee giving the dates

mare was bred

- include a bill of sale for the foal if you are not the mare owner - a

copy of the LEASE if mare was leased


- Copy (front & back to show your ownership) of Certificate (ATA, CSHA, NATA, etc.)

4. Enclose cheque, payable to CTHS, Canadian funds


For complete fee structure check Canadian Trakehner Website <www.cantrak.on.ca > Link: Office - Fees


The CTHS constitution (see page 11) requires that a foal’s name should begin with the same letters as the

DAM’s name. This is the Trakehner tradition as begun when the breed was first established in the 18th

century. Names can be up to 25 characters long. (This includes spaces & punctuation)

It is very important to give the horse a name that will see him through all stages of life. A name that may be

cute for a foal may sound pretty silly in the show ring. Names can be changed but have a way of persisting

even after being changed.

At the time of registration our data is checked to make sure the name has not already been used. If it has,

“2nd” or “3rd” is added to the name. In the case of registered horses coming from another country or

another registry we have to stick with the name as presented.

Some breeders add identifying initials to the name. This is a good way of avoiding “2nd” or “3rd” etc.

& of distinguishing horses with similar names.

Once a horse has had offspring a name change is not allowed.


ELIGIBILITY: - offspring of stud book parents

- mature horses that meet pedigree requirements

- colts may be neck branded when approved for breeding

WHEN: - if at all possible before weaning

(Note: foals of insufficient quality may be refused branding)


PROCEDURE: - notify CTHS office

- have a propane bottle ready (the kind used for barbecues)

Branding is very quick and almost painless. The horse needs to be restrained only for a few seconds.

The brand should be totally left alone. Do not apply salves etc.



Much of this can/should be completed well in advance to save time & confusion at the inspection site.

Animals to be inspected must be registered.

CTHS registered horses:

The ORIGINAL PINK CERTIFICATE must be submitted to the Registrar either in advance or at the time

of the inspection. The marks and inspector’s signatures will be entered & the certificate will be returned to


Transfer horses:

The CTHS Registrar will need a copy of the Origional certificate of Transfer (front & back to show

Ownership) (Arab, Thoroughbred, Arab-Trakehner or Thoroughbred-Trakehner) Horses that have

Trakehner breeding but are registered ATA, NATA or Sport Horse will, if they pass inspection, be

registered CTHS.

If the Transfer horse has a CTHS Appendix certificate a nd passes the inspection this certificate will be

replaced by a CLRC certificate & the Pink CTHS Certificate of Breeding.


Colts under age 2 may be pre-evaluated at the owners request. You must be a full CTHS member in good

standing or pay the higher non-member fee.


Stallions must be presented for inspection in an indoor arena.

Advance payment: $200.00 (non-refundable) must be received by the CTHS office. If

the stallion passes inspection there is an additional fee of $ 100.00.

Central Inspection:

Present all papers & Payment before the inspection begins.

DNA typing:

If your horse passes inspection & is not already DNA typed, you will be given the kit and be charged

The $ 50.00 for this.



Braiding and bridling are not required. However, the horse should handle well: i.e. Stand quietly to be

measured: height, heart girth, cannon bone. It should also tolerate being shown in hand and being stood up

in front of the judges.

The inspectors prefer to see horses unshod, but they should be properly trimmed ( as this can affect their

movement as well as their appearance). Groom your horse and have mane and tail trimmed if desired

at a flattering length.

Mares and foals:

If at all possible have a handler for the foal; both mare and foal should be comfortable with separation.

The inspectors can get a much better look at the mare if her foal is out of the way. They may, however,

want to see the foals movement as well.


It is really important to show your animal on good level footing. An indoor arena is best. The area should be

large enough so that the horse can move out in a straight line. It should be safe: i.e. no obstacles,

no ice, deep mud etc. As the $50.00 will be charged per site visited, it may be worth your while to team up

with someone near you who has good facilities. Other horses, barking dogs, yelling children are undesirable

distractions to the horse & to the inspectors.


Get in shape. Running with a well-moving horse can leave you breathless. Practise this ahead of time. Place

yourself on the side of the horse away from the inspectors. They are going to judge the horse not you. The

horse will be shown in hand at the walk and at the trot. The canter is always done at liberty. The horse will

then be caught and stood up for the inspectors.


For CTHS records and for publication we like to get GOOD photos. Select a good spot outdoors where

your horse can be photographed to best advantage. Be very aware of backgrounds: a plain wall is good.

Avoid poles, bars etc. Again, your horse should have some experience to handle this.

For very quiet horses or on very hot days a plastic bag or some other device will be useful to get the horse

to look sharp with ears forward.

To sum up: the marks your horse gets will usually be with the horse for life. They will be given on what

the inspectors see that day. Choose the footing, surroundings & handler with care. Feel free to ask

questions at inspection day as well as before.



DNA Kit $65.00

Cloth sew-on lable, small, 3” dia. $3.00

Glass etching of CTHS brand $40.00

Halter, with CTHS brass plate $55.00

Halter plates, brass, name of horse, logo $3.00

Lapel pins with CTHS logo $3.00

Mugs with CTHS logo $6.00

Polo shirts, white with CTHS logo $22.00

Saddle pad, w. Brand, dressage or hunter style, sm, m, lg, $45.00

Stall plates, engraved $26.00

Stall plate, oval, name/logo engraved, 6x3 $7.00

Stock pin, gold logo $25.00

Sweat shirts, black or white with small logo $24.00

T-shirt with logo $15.00


The CTHS likes to keep track of performance records. We also like to recognize outstanding performance

each year by making the following awards:

All Canada/U.S.A. :

CTHS Annual Award

Driving Award*t’

Hanna Schmocker Memorial Breeders’ Award

Connie Kempter Memorial Award

Robin Cruickshank Memorial Award

Young Competitor’s Award*

Manitoba only:

-Elke Otremba Memorial Award (Dressage)

Alberta only:

-Hans Wulf Memorial Award (Dressage)

B.C. Only:

Eleonora Hydar Memorial Award


-CTHS registered or CTHS Appendix registered horses

-Owner is a CTHS member (most but not all awards)


-send copy of passport to CTHS office at the end of show season

-be sure to include your name & name, registration & passport # of the horse

CTHS also sponsors halters, coolers or saddle pads at selected shows for High point CTHS registered


* award consists of plaque and cheque


When a horse is sold the SELLER should send to the CTHS office:

1. APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP (form available from CTHS office, no charge)

signed by SELLER.



2. Attach i) original Certificate of Registration

ii) DNA certificate (not all horses have this)

iii) PINK certificate of Breeding (only stud book/stud book eligible have this)

3. Enclose the $25.00 transfer fee for each horse, payable to the CTHS

The CTHS will process the certificate(s) & mail to the new owner.

NOTE ANY CHANGE (e.g. Gelding, colour, scars, brand on the transfer form)

I f the horse is UNREGISTERED the SELLER should:

1. Complete a Transfer of Ownership

2. Attach the original Certificate of Service, signed by the Stallion owner

3. Attach $25.00 transfer fee, payable to the CTHS

4. Give these to the new owner, who can then proceed with the registration


Free to members:

Listing in Breeder’s Lists, Horses for Sale lists, Web page


Members Non-Members

Full page $50.00 $100.00

½ page $25.00 $50.00

¼ page $12.50 $25.00

Small ad free $12.50

For non-Trakehner or unregistered horses :

Full page sheet $25.00 $50.00

½ page sheet $12.50 $25.00

¼ page sheet free $12.50

Full page colour back page of THE CANADIAN TRAKEHNER $100.00