Undortualnately if he was already inspected and recorded into the foal book as a foal, then the FHANA won't need to see him again until three. Fillies however can be shown at a year, because the grading for females is different than males. Females have more grading within the stud book, u can make Ster, Prefferent, Croon, and Model. The boys however are split between geldings and studs, and geldings can only make Ster I think... Or can they make Pref? (someone check me on this?) while the studs can make Ster, Pref., and Approved. (excluding sport predicates here.)
I'm actually still learning the grading system myself since it is fairly complex. (which is why studying the FHANA rules and regulations are so important.) Apparently you can fall within "bad standing" with the FPS/FHANA. Although I would expect you'd have to do something really bad to warrant that (like breeding your star stud to mares within his bloodline...) If someone can find some good resources on Keuring gradings, can u post them here?
So anyway, I'm not sure, but I think you "can" send ur yearling to keuring this year, but I don't think it's needed since the FHANA would want to see him as he's matured at three, since in their view little would have changed between weanling and a year. Mares however are a different tale, although why they track the mares maturity more so than the colts, I'm not too sure. Again can someone check me on this, to make sure this info is correct. I don't own any mares myself, so I want to make sure that I'm giving the correct info according to the FHANA.
Also on a related note, is this the same set up for Part-bred friesians? (grading and keuring)
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Last edited by SunnyBlack; 05-11-2012 at 04:37 PM.