Organizing a Mare Inspection
Information for Organizers of Mare Inspections
- Communicate with Inspector in advance - obtain name of Inspector for ATA office 2 weeks before inspection. (Before that date, Organizer may call the coordinator of inspections.)
- Book hotel accommodation - Most Inspectors prefer to stay in hotel. Try to keep costs down.
- Transport Inspector from Airport to Hotel, Hotel to Inspection site, back to Hotel and to Airport.
- Inspector requires a full-time General Assistant - to call horses to be measured, inspected, etc. A second Assistant is useful as a "runner".
- Some Inspectors require a Scribe or Writer.
- Arrange refreshments - coffee, soft drinks, and lunch if Inspection goes on into afternoon.
- Late, Post Entries, Walk-ons, of Add-ons, are at the Inspector's discretion. For Late Entries, Organizer must collect appropriate fee in advance, and have mare's original papers in hand before mare is inspected. Non-ATA members presenting Thoroughbred or Arabian mares must pay $50 and have JC or Arabian papers available. If accepted for the Preliminary Stud Book, a written report will be issued through the office, and the papers taken in. If not accepted, there will be an oral report only.
Suitable measuring facilities, usually in the barn. Please have measuring stick and tape available. (Vet examinations necessary for Stallions only.)
For assessment of Conformation, Walk and Trot in hand - a flat "runway", about 50 yards long, on gravel, packed dirt or asphalt. Please ensure handlers are familiar with the procedure.
Triangle - in an arena or outside ring. Cones or rails may be used to lay out triangle. Set up and size will vary with facility.