Inspection Information

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Inspection Information

Post by Aeolus » Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:26 am

GENERAL GUIDELINES
  • Please have your horse inspected in your home country first, if possible.
  • If your horse has been previously inspected in its home country please include that on the horse's page so that we may take their scoring into consideration when doing our own inspecting.
  • Home country inspections may be accepted in lieu of SSI inspections at the discretion of the inspecting judge.
  • We will no longer be inspecting horses that already have two inspections at the current level (eg two mare inspections, etc.).
  • Please post a maximum of five horses (per owner) at any given time. Horses will be inspected in the order in which they were posted.
  • If we have any problems inspecting, we will post on the horse's inspection thread so keep an eye on your threads.
INSPECTIONS OFFERED
This process may change in the future if there is a better demand for a different method. No horse may be inspected if their sire has only a Temporary Breeding Permit and he has exceeded his number of foals inspected for that birth year.
  • Foal Inspection
    • Available for foals born from two horses that have been inspected and approved for breeding
    • Foal should be inspected before it reaches three years of age
    • Judges a foal's potential for sport (includes a recommendation) and acceptability for breed standard
    • Foals are judged on the following criteria, scores are 0-10 whole numbers:
      • xx/10 Type
      • xx/10 Frame
      • xx/10 Conformation
      • xx/10 Movement
      • xx/10 Overall Impression
    • Foals will be awarded the following awards:
      • 40 and above, sire and dam approved for breeding - First Premium
      • 30-39 (or above, with unapproved sire/dam) - Second Premium
      • 20-29 - Third Premium
    • To be accurately judged, foal pages must show:
      • At least a conformation or walk/trot/canter
      • Three generation pedigree (with breeds, preferrably with heights and colors as well)
      • Details on the foal's expected mature height, color, and any exceptional markings (sabino, tobiano, etc.)

    Mare Inspection
    • Available for all sport horse type mares owned by registered members
    • Mare should be inspected anytime after reaching three years of age (preferably right at 3yo)
    • Judges a mare's potential for sport (includes a recommendation) and acceptability for breed standard
    • Approves mare for breeding purposes, but mare performance test is still recommended
    • Mares are judged on the following criteria, scores are 0-10 whole numbers:
      • xx/10 Typiness/Femininity
      • xx/10 Conformation (Head, Neck, Saddle Position, Frame, Foreleg, Hindleg)
      • xx/10 Correctness of Gaits, Impulsion and Elasticity
      • xx/10 Willingness to Work
      • xx/10 Overall Impression
    • Mares will be awarded the following awards:
      • 40 and above, sire and dam approved for breeding - First Premium
      • 30-39 (or above, with unapproved sire/dam) - Second Premium
      • 20-29 - Third Premium
    • To be accurately judged, mare pages must show:
      • At least a conformation or walk/trot/canter
      • Three generation pedigree (with breeds, preferrably with heights and colors as well)
      • Details on the mare's expected mature height, color, and any exceptional markings (sabino, tobiano, etc.)

    Stallion Inspection
    • Available for all sport horse type stallions owned by registered members
    • Stallion should be inspected anytime after reaching three years of age (preferably right at 3yo)
    • Judges a stallion's potential for sport (includes a recommendation) and acceptability for breed standard
    • Does NOT approve stallion for breeding purposes
    • Stallions are judged on the following criteria, scores are 0-10 whole numbers:
      • xx/10 Typiness/Masculinity
      • xx/10 Conformation (Head, Neck, Saddle Position, Frame, Foreleg, Hindleg)
      • xx/10 Correctness of Gaits
      • xx/10 Presence
      • xx/10 Freejumping
    • Stallions will be awarded the following awards:
      • 40 and above, sire and dam approved for breeding - First Premium, Temporary Breeding License
      • 30-39 (or above, with unapproved sire/dam) - Second Premium, Temporary Breeding License
      • 20-29 - Third Premium
    • To be accurately judged, stallion pages must show:
      • At least a conformation or walk/trot/canter
      • Three generation pedigree (with breeds, preferrably with heights and colors as well)
      • Details on the stallion's expected mature height, color, and any exceptional markings (sabino, tobiano, etc.)

PERFORMANCE TESTS
Performance tests are the ultimate level of recognition for any sport horse. These rigorous tests prove that the horse has what it takes to compete internationally and to improve their breed's genetic pool.

x. As of 2015, mares must earn a minimum 60 on their MPT to pass, and stallions must earn a minimum overall index of 100 (or an overall index of >90 + another index of >110) to pass.
  • Mare Performance Test
    A mare performance test can help a mare that has suffered in her scores at Inspection to improve her status, or can take a really top mare to the next level, even Elite.
    Open to mares that have passed their inspection and are at least five years of age.
    This test lasts 14 days, and in the spirit of realism we ask that your mare not compete during that time.
    Mares are judged on the following criteria:
    • 40% Rideability
    • 30% Gaits
      • 10% Walk
        10% Trot
        10% Canter
    • 30% Jumping
      • 15% Technique
        15% Ability
  • Stallion Performance Test
    Open to stallions that have passed their inspection and are at least five years of age.
    Necessary to put your stallion's name in the record books, a Stallion Performance Test is a critical part in any breeding program.
    This test lasts 30 days, and in the spirit of realism we ask that your stallion not compete during that time.

    The stallion performance test is run differently than the mare performance tests. They will be hosted only a few times a year, and at least ten stallions must be signed up in each test for it to run, as their final score is calculated based on their scores vs. the average score.
    • Training Director Score - 50% of Overall Score
      During the first 27 days of testing, the stallions shall be judged on the following criteria by the performance test training director:
      • 5% Character
      • 5% Temperament
      • 5% Ability to Work
      • 5% Willingness to Work
      • 7.5% General Jumping Aptitude
      • 7.5% Basic Gaits
      • 2.5% Walk
      • 2.5% Trot
      • 2.5% Canter
      • 15% Rideability
      Judges' Scores - 50% of Overall Score
      This section of the test shall be given in the final three days of the performance test, and shall include the following judging criteria before a panel of judges:
      • 15% Rideability
      • 7.5% Freejumping
      • 10% Jumping Under Saddle
      • 7.5% Basic Gaits
      • 2.5% Walk
      • 2.5% Trot
      • 2.5% Canter
      • 10% Cross Country
      • 5% Canter
      • 5% Jumping
      Final Score Calculation
      The scores of all stallions shall be averaged, and the average noted as '100'. From there, the stallion's scores shall be calculated based on his actual score vs. the average score. For example, if the average score was 88, and stallion A scored 89, his score is 101.14 (89/88 = 1.0114)

BREEDING APPROVAL
Here are the breeding approval guidelines for SSI:
  • Mares may be approved for breeding upon successfully passing their Mare Inspection, though we do recommend the Mare Performance Test.
  • Stallions will be given a Temporary Breeding License upon passing their Stallion Inspection. This allows them to have up to three foals inspected here per birth year.
  • Stallions that pass both the Stallion Inspection and the Stallion Performance Test will have a Full Breeding License, which allows them to have an unlimited number of foals inspected here per birth year.
AWARDS OFFERED
We will be working up a small graphic to display on your horse's page for those that wish to have that.
Also, your horse may display the following special awards (in addition to First Premium, etc.)

Also, check out the Star Awards programs (at the bottom of this post) to be added to your horse's pedigree.
  • Premium Mare Status
    • Must be registered and inspected as a foal.
    • Must be out of a Main Stud Book mare.
    • Must be entered into the Main Stud Book herself.
    • Must receive overall inspection score of 35.
    States Premium Mare Status
    • Must be registered and inspected as a foal.
    • Must be out of a Main Stud Book mare.
    • Must be entered into the Main Stud Book herself.
    • Must receive overall inspection score of 35.
    • Score at least a 65 in Mare Performance Test.
    Special Premium Mare Status
    • Must be registered and inspected as a foal.
    • Must be out of a Main Stud Book mare.
    • Must be entered into the Main Stud Book herself.
    • Must receive overall inspection score of 35.
    • Score at least a 70 in Mare Performance Test.
    Elite Mare Status
    • Must be registered and inspected as a foal.
      An approved mare may obtain the Elite status by one of the following ways:
      • States Premium or Special Premium mare with at least 1 First Premium and 2 First or Second Premium Foals.
        OR
        Premium mare with at least two First Premium foals.
        AND the mare has the following performance results:
        Dressage: Place in top three of class with a min. score of 64% in 3rd level or above, at least ten times.
        Jumping: Place in top three of class, in 1.20m or above, at least ten times.
        Eventing: Place in top three of class, in Training Level or above, at least ten times
        OR
        An approved mare with at least 4 First Premium foals.
        AND of her registered foals, at least 50% must be awarded Special Premium, States Premium, or are approved stallions.
        OR
        An approved mare with at least 4 First Premium foals.
        AND of her registered foals, at least 50% meet performance requirements* (same requirements as above for the mare).

STUD BOOKS
Because we deal with multiple breeds, these can serve as a general guideline for horses registered and inspected here at SSI.
It may seem confusing that we put mares in a stud book but these books are indeed for mares to be entered into.
  • Main Stud Book
    • Warmblood mares earning First Premium at Mare Inspection
    • Out of an approved sire and Main Stud Book or Stud Book dam
  • Stud Book
    • Warmblood mares earning First Premium at Mare Inspection
    • Out of an approved sire and Pre Stud Book I or II dam
      or
    • Warmblood mares earning Second Premium at Mare Inspection
    • Out of an approved sire and Main Stud Book, Stud Book or Pre Stud Book I dam
    • Passing Mare Performance Test with 70% or higher
  • Pre Stud Book I
    • Warmblood mares earning Second Premium at Mare Inspection (no performance test)
    • Out of an approved sire and Main Stud Book, Stud Book or Pre Stud Book I or II dam
      or
    • Thoroughbred, Arabian, Arabian Warmblood mares earning First Premium at Mare Inspection
    • Out of an approved sire and dam within their breed
      or
    • Thoroughbred, Arabian, Arabian Warmblood mares earning Second Premium at Mare Inspection
    • Out of an approved sire and dam within their breed
    • Passing Mare Performance Test with 70% or higher
  • Pre Stud Book II
    • Warmblood mares earning Second or Third Premium at Mare Inspection (no verifiable parent approval data)
      or
    • Thoroughbred, Arabian, Arabian Warmblood mares earning Second Premium at Mare Inspection
    • Out of an approved sire and dam within their breed

STAR AWARDS PROGRAM
SSI is now offering the following Star Awards Program for inspected horses. In Real Life not all breeds offer this kind of program, so make sure you denote that it came from SSI for future offspring buyers.
  • Mare Star Awards
    Open to all Mares that are awarded First Premium Status upon foal or mare inspection (earning them their first star).
    • First Star - First Premium Status at Mare Inspection
    • Second Star - Foal Inspections
      • At least three foals awarded First Premium
    • Third Star - Sport Test OR Offspring Success
      • Passing Mare Performance Test AND
        Ten 1st 2nd or 3rd placings in Fourth Level or higher Dressage or
        Ten 1st 2nd or 3rd placings in 1.2m or higher Stadium Jumping or
        Five 1st 2nd or 3rd placings in Preliminary or higher Three Day Eventing
      OR
      • At least one fully approved breeding stallions (Fully Approved here at SSI or A Rated elsewhere - evaluated on a case by case basis) AND
        At least one fully approved Main Stud Book mare (MSB here at SSI or A Rated elsewhere - evaluated on a case by case basis) AND
        At least one additional Fully Approved breeding stallion or Main Stud Book mare AND'
        At least two additional offspring successfully competing in Fourth Level Dressage, 1.2m Stadium Jumping or Preliminary Level Eventing or higher
  • Stallion Star Awards
    Open to all Stallions that are awarded First Premium Status upon stallion inspection (earning them their first star).
    • First Star - First Premium Status at Stallion Inspection
    • Second Star - An Acceptable Stallion Performance Test - evaluated on a case-by-case basis, if an index is given must have at least one index over 100, if grades only are given must earn A Premium or equivalent.
    • Third Star - Sport Test
      • Ten 1st 2nd or 3rd placings in FEI Prix St. Georges or higher Dressage
        Ten 1st 2nd or 3rd placings in 1.45m or higher Stadium Jumping
        Five 1st 2nd or 3rd placings in FEI * or higher Three Day Eventing
    • Fourth Star - Foal Inspections
      • At least five foals awarded First Premium
    • Fifth Star - Offspring Success
      • At least one fully approved breeding stallions (Fully Approved here at SSI or A Rated elsewhere - evaluated on a case by case basis) AND
        At least one fully approved Main Stud Book mare (MSB here at SSI or A Rated elsewhere - evaluated on a case by case basis) AND
        At least one additional Fully Approved breeding stallion or Main Stud Book mare AND'
        At least two additional offspring successfully competing in Fourth Level Dressage, 1.2m Stadium Jumping or Preliminary Level Eventing or higher
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Please note: for star awards and performance test waivers, massive randomized events such as ASJA, ASEA, etc. will most likely not be considered. There are many opportunities here and in international sim to show at upper levels, and part of this program is to invest in the time and effort it takes to make an Elite animal. PM me if you have any questions about this.

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