CTHS TRAKEHNER STALLIONS 2017 AND HAND BOOK
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
INTRODUCTION TO STALLION BOOK
STALLION BOOK ONLINE
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.
1. NOTE TO STALLION OWNERS:
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 anArabian 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 LICENSEof $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 casesofficial adult measurements are not available.
Conversion from Hands to Centimeters
|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
-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.
3. ADVANTAGES/BENEFITS OF CTHS REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP
- 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
- 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) -
WHAT CTHS DOES:
- 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 Trakehnercolts are inspected At
age 2 ½ or older. Trakehnerfillies 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.
5. REGISTRATION INFORMATION
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.
FULL (STUD BOOK ELIGIBLE) REGISTRATION:
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
- 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
6. NAMING YOUR TRAKEHNER
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.
7. BRANDING INFORMATION
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.
8. PREPARATION FOR CTHS INSPECTION
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
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
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.
PRE-EVALUATION OF STUD COLTS
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 anindoor 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.
Present all papers & Payment before the inspection begins.
If your horse passes inspection & is not already DNA typed, you will be given the kit and be charged
The $ 50.00 for this.
PREPARATION OF THE HORSE:
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
10. ANNUAL AWARDS
The CTHS likes to keep track of performance records. We also like to recognize outstanding performance
each year by making the following awards:
CTHS Annual Award
Hanna Schmocker Memorial Breeders’ Award
Connie Kempter Memorial Award
Robin Cruickshank Memorial Award
Young Competitor’s Award*
-Elke Otremba Memorial Award (Dressage)
-Hans Wulf Memorial Award (Dressage)
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
TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP
When a horse is sold theSELLER should send to the CTHS office:
1.APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP (form available from CTHS office, no charge)
signed by SELLER.
COPY OF BILL OF SALE
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 isUNREGISTERED 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
Small ads in CANADIAN TRAKEHNER NEWS, CANADIAN TRAKEHNER
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
Ads must be PREPAID and CAMERA READY