Originally Posted by cheekyhorse
I think everyone is confused here. There are actually two seperate registries of 'American Warmlood'. The first is the American Warmblood Registry, or AWR. Please do check out their website at www.americanwarmblood.com and you will find this to be a ligitimate breed registry with standard european inspection standards set in place for all breeding stock. They do NOT allow draft horses into this registry, it is quite a bit more respected than what you think. Although ultimatley it is made up of MANY different warmblood breeds.... as such is the Canadian Warmblood society, and the Canadian Sport Horse registry.
There is also the American Warmblood Society, or AWS. This is the one with all of the controversy surrounding it, as it isn't really a 'breed registry' but is in fact based on performance. And yes, draft and draft X's are allowed into this one, although they do have some standards and inspection guidlines. But not to the standard of the AWR.
There are also a large # of folks out there with draft/tb X whatever that call their horses American Warmbloods when in fact all they are in my eyes are draft X's.
I think maybe they should reclassify that type of horse as a draft sporthorse to avoid all of this confusion. But that will never happen!!
Here is a picture of her at her inspection.