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I want to go to the inspection with my horse

I want to go to an inspection with my horse, now what?

We have a beautiful horse and we want to show it. So we sign up for the inspection. But not all preparations are done with that. Because how do we best present our horse and what should we do on the day itself?

Impression of an inspection

Have you become enthusiastic after seeing the video and do you want to come to the inspection with your horse? Which can!

The link below will take you to the registration form.

Conditions for participation in an inspection

  • All mares, foals and stallions must be tested for PSSM1. Do you want to take your horse to the inspection, but has it not been tested yet? No problem, as soon as you participate in an inspection, your horse will be tested for PSSM1 through the studbook. The costs of this test amount to € 46 and are borne by the owner. Horses/foals proven to be PSSM1 free by PSSM1 free parents do not need to be tested.

    Stallions that participate in an inspection for their breeding license must be clear of PSSM1 for the inspection.

    * The geldings do not fall under this condition as they have no breeding value. Testing is of course optional.

  • The costs of participation in the inspection, PSSM1 test, possibly chipping, passport, stable rental and membership must be paid before the inspection. If the invoice is not paid, you will be excluded from participation.

  • As of 2020, membership is no longer required to participate in an inspection. However, a membership does provide the necessary benefits, such as a discount on the various services provided, including participation in an inspection.

  • The horse has a valid passport including vaccinations. For foals that have not yet been chipped, you are requested to hand over the mare's passport to the secretariat.

  • A DNA sample (hair sample) will always be taken from your horse during the inspection, because as a studbook we are obliged to do this from the RVO. This sample is stored in our archive. At the request of the RVO, sample DNA can be sent to the laboratory for checking PSSM1 results or parentage. If your horse also needs to be tested for PSSM, the studbook consultant will take 2 hair samples.

    (Subject to price changes)

Vaccinations and inspection booklet

First of all, it is important that the adult horse is sufficiently vaccinated. This means that the horse has had a basic vaccination and then the repeat vaccination within the year. If this is not the case, the vet will have to give a new basic vaccination. This is also necessary for all events. In addition, it is important that the adult horse is chipped and has a passport. This passport must be taken with you to the inspection, where the result of the inspection will be processed.

In addition, we know through the inspection booklet what time we have to be where, so we go on the road in time not to be late and to prevent other problems.


At home, the horse is of course nicely washed, the mane and tail go in the anti-tangle and are braided to stay clean. Further toileting is allowed, think of the straight trimming of the hair from the ears and that of the beard. Cutting socks etc. is not desired, we want to see as much “wallpaper” as possible. Extensions are of course not allowed, this will also be checked during the inspection. On the way to the inspection, we hope that the horse stays nice and clean.


When we arrive at the inspection, we first go to the secretariat. Here we report that we are there, we hand in the passport and receive a number. We may also pay for the presenter here, the other costs have already been paid through the bank. We hang the number we receive on the left side of the bridle. An adult horse should always be presented by the bit.

The inspection booklet contains the times when we are expected at the studbook consultant . At the studbook consultant, our horse is measured and the chip is checked. A photo will also be taken. The studbook consultant fills in the data on a note, which we hand over to the type inspection when we get there.

After this, the inspection will start. Make sure your horse is "ready for inspection" on time. The mane and tail are out of the braid and neatly combed out, your horse no longer has a blanket on and wears the bridle with number. Listen carefully to the announcer so that you know when to be ready. At the ring is a ringmaster, who keeps an eye on when it is your turn. If your horse has to go into the ring, give it (if you want and have paid for it) to the handler. This will neatly set up your horse and present it to the jury. The jury first wants to see your horse standing and assess what type your horse is and then judge the exterior, after that your horse will walk 1 round and trot 2 rounds. At the request of the jury, an extra round of walk or trot may be requested.

When all horses have been out of the category to be judged, the horses may return to the ring on the basis of the owner. The ringmaster will call you when you can enter the ring. Then the premiums are handed out and if your horse has achieved a first premium, he/she can immediately participate in the day championship in his/her section.
Young horses with a first premium and adult horses (with the exception of crosses) with a 1st premium and star may stay in the area for a while, they have a chance to win the title Best all over!
Once your horse is ready, it can be returned to the trailer. We will collect the passport from the secretariat, the results have now been incorporated. We now also hand in the number again. With a hopefully satisfied result, we travel back home where we reminisce about a beautiful day.


It works almost the same with a foal, only then it is important that the mother is correctly vaccinated and the mother wears the bridle, the foal is allowed to wear a halter and is shown to the jury next to the mother.
We attach the number to the left side of the foal's halter. A photo is taken at the studbook consultant, hair is drawn for DNA and the foal is chipped so that a passport can be made. The foal is not classified by type, typing a foal is not possible (yearlings and 2-year-olds are also not typed.
At the inspection ring is also now the ringmaster who keeps an eye on things. If you have requested and paid for a handler at the secretariat, the handler will take over the horse when it is your turn. You have received a note from the passport consultant that you can give to the presenter.
While preparing for the jury, the foal remains attached to the rope for a while, as soon as we walk and trot, the foal goes free. Foals also receive a premium and if they achieve a 1st premium they can continue for the day championship and for the title of Best all over!
By presenting a foal at the inspection, he/she is immediately included in the studbook.

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