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October 2008
Rule 63: REGULATIONS FOR THE REGISTRATION AND ENTRY OF STOCK INTO THE PONY BREEDERS SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND (INC) STUDBOOK

Breed Societies recognised by Pony Breeders Society of New Zealand (Inc) for the Registration of Ponies include:

National Pony Society (UK), Australian Riding Pony Society, New Zealand Riding Pony Society, Welsh Pony and Cob Society, Arabian Society and Thoroughbred Register.

  1. Any pony applying for registration that is fully registered with any of the above Societies must also comply with and if requested provide evidence of compliance with rules 64 and 65 to be eligible for registration.
  2. Any registered pony falling outside the above list will be considered on individual application.
  3. Purebred animals eligible for registration with their own Society are not eligible for entry into the Stud Book (Sections 1, 2 and 3). They will be accepted into the newly constituted Foundation Stock section (Purebred animals only). This applies to Welsh Sections A, B and C, Arabians, and Thoroughbreds, if 148cm or under at maturity.
  4. Crossbreeds; Progeny of two pure-breds of different breeds are eligible for registration in the Stud Book (Section 2) if under 148cm.
  5. BROKEN COLOURED ANIMALS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE; ie piebald, skewbald and animals displaying spots or blanket markings.
  6. For the purposes of registration with this society a pony’s official birthday shall be deemed to be August 1st

MARES

STUD BOOK: SECTION 1

  1. The Sire and Dam must both be adult registered with Pony Breeders Society of New Zealand, National Pony Society (UK), Australian Riding Pony Society, NZ Riding Pony Society, Welsh Pony and Cob Society, Arabian Society and have three generations of registered pedigree
  2. Animals must have no more than 25% Welsh, Arab or Thoroughbred for section 1

STUD BOOK: SECTION 2

  1. Ponies must have two generations of proven acceptable pedigree, ie. first and second generation, named and numbered, and will be known as Section 2 mares, also any 3rd generation that is known must be shown.
  2. Progeny of a Section 2 mare by studbook Sire will be accepted into the Stud Book Sect.1 Progeny of a Section 1 sire or dam, and a fully registered Welsh, Arabian or Thoroughbred parent will be accepted into Section 2, provided they are 148cm or under at maturity.

FOUNDATION STOCK:

  1. Progeny of existing purebred ponies registered with PBS will be accepted into foundation stock, not Section 1 from Volume 8 onwards.
  1. Purebreds with no PBS registration will be accepted into foundation stock after approval from studbook committee please contact registration officer for further details.

STUD BOOK: SECTION 3

  1. Ponies must have one generation of proven acceptable pedigree, ie. first generation, named and numbered, will be accepted into Section 3. Any other breeding which is known must be shown.
  2. Progeny of a Section 3 mare by a Stud Book Sire will be accepted into Section 2 only if and when they meet Registration upgrade requirements
  3. Mares and Fillies with only one parent registered with this Society or a Society recognised by The Society require placement before the Stud Book Registration Committee for approval, provided they are 148cm or under at maturity.
  4. Any other registration requests are subject to approval of Stud Book Registration Committee and inspection may be required.
  5. Progeny will only upgrade as they breed on and have sufficient names and Pony Breeders numbers.
  6. Mares and fillies with only one parent registered with this Society or a Society recognized by the Society and the other parent having broken coat/spotted ancestry, can be temporary registered providing they are solid coloured at time of registration. On the pony’s official 3rd birthday and in its 4th year, the pony will be either inspected for adult registration by two Stud Book committee, or if no compliance by the current owner, the pony will be effectively de-registered.

STALLIONS:

  1. To be eligible for registration they must fulfill Section 1 criteria
  2. Stallions that do not fulfill the requirements of Section 1 because they have more than 25% and up to 75% of a breed recognized by the Society, will be accepted into Stallion Section 2.
  3. Progeny of Section 2 stallions will be placed in the appropriate section of the Stud Book.
  4. All colts after the 1st August of their 3rd official birthday and before the 1st August of their 4th birthday, must pass a thorough Veterinary examination, at the owners expense, with an approved Equine Veterinarian for suitability and soundness for breeding purposes.
  5. Stallions that go over height- (maximum 152.5cm) will continue to be included in the Stud Book.

GELDINGS:

  1. Geldings will be recorded in their appropriate section with name of their Sire and Dam.
  2. Geldings over 148cm will be removed from the gelding section of the Stud Book.
  3. WHEN A COLT IS GELDED THE REGISTRATION FORM MUST BE RETURNED TO THE REGISTRATION OFFICER TO ENABLE ISSUING OF A PERMANENT
    GELDING NUMBER.

RULE 64: REGULATIONS FOR THE REGISTRATION OF FOALS BORN AS A RESULT OF ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION:

  1. Stallions used for AI must be (1) registered with PBS or a Society recognised by PBS and (2) DNA fingerprinted by a laboratory
    accredited by the International Society for Animal Genetics
  2. Mare must be registered with PBS and DNA typed by a laboratory accredited by the International Society for Animal Genetics.
  3. A certificate is to be signed by a Veterinarian or a certified AI Technician stating semen has been taken from the Stallion
    and must include the Stallion’s name, number and date of collection.
  4. IT IS A REQUIREMENT THAT THIS CERTIFICATE IS DULY SIGNED BY THE VETERINARIAN OR AI TECHNICIAN INSEMINATING THE MARE AND MUST
    INCLUDE THE DATE/DATES OF INSEMINATION.
  5. This certificate constitutes a Service Certificate and must be surrendered with application for registration.
  6. Prior to application for registration of resulting progeny with PBS, progeny and their dams must be DNA fingerprinted in accordance with requirements specified in 64(A)(2)above
  7. All DNA costs to be born by the mare owner
  8. Should a mare return a negative pregnancy following AI and is subsequently covered naturally by the same or another sire, within 60 days,
    the mare owner must advise the Registration Officer of this and give dates.
  9. Should there be any obligation regarding parentage of an animal this is to be set out in writing, to the Registration Officer, and accompanied by a fee which will be set by Council.
    Parentage verification of foals produced by AI will be based on current internationally accepted technology which may include DNA genotyping.

RULE 65: REGULATIONS FOR THE REGISTRATION OF FOALS BORN AS A RESULT OF EMBRYO TRANSFER

Before a foal born as a result of Embryo Transfer may be registered with Pony Breeders Society of New Zealand (Inc.), all the current PBNZ rules for registration will apply and in addition:

  1. The stallion and mare used must be registered with the Society or a recognized Society and DNA tested before the commencement of any program. Cost to be born by the owner/lessee. If the stallion to be used is resident outside NZ the stallions DNA code must be provided to the Equine Parentage & Animal Genetics Service Centre, Drysdale Drive, Massey University PN 811, Palmerston North.
  2. Before the commencement of any program, application must be made to the PBNZ registrar for the official Embryo Transfer Record. This application must be made in writing, stating the animals name, sire, dam, colour and date of birth.
  3. The Mare Embryo Transfer Form must be duly completed by the Vet/Technichian at the time of embryo transfer and it is the responsibility of the mare owner to ensure a copy of the record is forwarded to the PBNZ registrar within 90 days of the embryo transfer.
  4. Notation of any pregnancy must be included on each embryo transfer record.
  5. Embryos may be sold. ‘Transfer of Embryo Form’ must be completed.

APPLICATION FOR THE REGISTRATION OF A RESULTANT FOAL MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY

  1. Mare owner’s copy of the Embryo Transfer Record signed and completed by the Veterinary Officer or Certified A.I. Technician.
  2. An application for DNA testing must accompany a completed registration application form.
  3. No registration certificate will be issued until confirmation of parent validation is received from the Equine Parentage and Animal Genetic Services Centre by the registrar.
  4. The only prefix and brand which may be applied to a foal that is born as a result of embryo transfer shall be deemed to be that of the owner of the embryo/foetus at birth

LATE FEE:

  1. A late fee of $50 will be charged if the pony is not registered by 31st July following birth.
  2. In the event of temporary registration, (colt foals only) they must be fully registered by the 1st August of their official fourth birthday, otherwise a late fee will be charged.
  3. Gelded colts not transferred to gelding section by completion of their third year will incur late fee.
  4. Geldings over 3 years of age not previously registered with PBS will be accepted, provided they are of pony breeding and not over 148cm Gelding registration fee plus late fee will apply.