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Please note the Rules and Breed Standards have been translated from the official rules and regulations of the

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One-Day Performance Assessment

Purpose

The purpose of the assessment is to judge the performance ability of horses and ponies according to standards and size.

Knabstrupper EU Mother Stud Book – Knabstrupperforeningen for Danmark (KNN) as last revised at the 2011

Participants

The participants are horses/ponies (Sport and classical type, ponies and miniatures alike, hereafter referred to as “horses”) which are approved by Knabstrupperforeningen for Danmark.

AGM. For the avoidance of doubt the Danish text takes precedence. Translation © Theresa Vimmerslev October

2011 for the KNN. Updated 2012. Updated 2014 and 2015 by Kathrine Grothe.

Stallions can only participate in the performance assessment after passing an assessment, usually in connection with a breeding license.

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Participating horses/ponies must be in their 4th year of life.

Mares in foal can be assessed until 5 months before they are due to foal, and will not do the canter in the endurance phase. Mares having foaled in the year of the assessment, can participate, at the earliest 5 months after foaling. Mares may not bring foals on the day of the assessment.

Venue and duration

The assessment takes place at a venue, approved by Knabstrupperforeningen for Danmark. The assessment runs over 1 day.

Phases

The assessment consists of the following phases:

1. Veterinary inspection

2. Assessment of paces according to the judge’s instructions and foreign rider test

3. Jumping, loose and under rider

4. Endurance assessment

In practice

The Knabstrupperforening for Danmark´s Breeding Management arranges for the veterinary, the judges, ground people as well as the practical and technical implementation (program, catalog, timing, secretary, calculation, certificates etc.)

A Technical Commission of 3 people is established. The Commission ensures that the planning and implementation of the assessment is technically correct. In cases of doubt, the Technical Commission decides if a horse can pass its assessment or not. One or more of the judges may be a member of the commission.

The judges

The assessment is done by a team of at least 2 judges.

The qualification rules of judges also apply for the One Day Performance Assessment.

Please note the Rules and Breed Standards have been translated from the official rules and regulations of the

Knabstrupper EU Mother Stud Book – Knabstrupperforeningen for Danmark (KNN) as last revised at the 2011

AGM. For the avoidance of doubt the Danish text takes precedence. Translation © Theresa Vimmerslev October

2011 for the KNN. Updated 2012. Updated 2014 and 2015 by Kathrine Grothe.

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Guidelines for assessment and requirements for passing

The assessments of paces, jumping, endurance and veterinary inspection phases are compulsory. The assessment is done as a ridden or as a driven test. For miniature ponies under 90cm. at the withers the requirements of the assessment are decided in each case.

The Breeding Management of Knabstrupperforeningen for Danmark sets the weighting of each element of the assessment (diagram 1,2 and 3) and determines the requirements for passing the assessment.

The current requirements for passing the assessment are:

For 4-year-old stallions the minimum overall result must be 700 points.

For 5 year old and older stallions, the minimum overall result must be 715 points.

The minimum requirements for mares and geldings is an overall result of 650 points.

No individual mark below 5 is acceptable.

If a horse/pony fails any phase of the assessment, subsequent phases may be voluntarily completed.

A horse/pony pulled from the assessment due to illness under veterinary advice dette star ikke I den danske udgave, men det burde det vel? may be re-presented for assessment at a later date.

If a stallion fails its assessment, it is up to the Breeding Management if the stallion can be re-presented at a later date. The scale of marks awarded is as follows:

10 Excellent

9 Very good

8 Good

7 Fairly good

6 Acceptable

5 Not quite acceptable

4 Not acceptable

3 Fairly poor

2 Poor

1 Very poor

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