Well I've always registered my guys with the Old Verband, but that's because I find the inspectors more knowledgeable and I knew that my guys should get Premium, so I figured that they might as well get premium with the Verband
...I coveted the plaque that came with it LOL (plus it turned out to be really convenient with inspections! they were only an hour drive from me)
I think she's lovely. She isn't as flashy in movement as some, but she's nicely put together and has got some good bone to her-exactly what they like to see in a TB mare. Judging from the TB mares that I've seen enter both the Old. NA and the Old. Verband, she'll definitely get approved, but Spyder is right, she will likely get a bit lower in the Old. Na, just because they aren't as strict on criteria as the Europeans
A possibility though, is waiting for the foal to be born if you're doing the Verband. The verband seemed to think MUCH higher of thoroughbred broodmares if they could see the quality of foal that they delivered.
Either way though, even if she just gets into a low book, it won't matter-the foal will still be registered. I think the only difference is that they can't award Premium unless the mare is in the Main Mare Book