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Inspection Scoring Explained

Inspection Scoring explained

  1. Criteria for Scoring:

·         Type                            - Breed and gender type

·         Frame                          - Part of the body above the legs

·         Legs                            - Including hooves

·         Walk                            - 4-beat gait

·         Trot                              - 2-beat gait

·         Canter                         - 3-beat gait

·         General Impression - Including temperament.  (For stallions 4 years of age or older the under-saddle demonstration is included in this score).

·         Free Jumping              - Required for stallions only

 

            For Foals and Yearlings only – Scores for Type, Conformation and Movement

 

The scores are numerical “shorthand” for words that describe the observation made during the inspection.  No decimals or fractions of a score are used.  The numerical scores correspond to the following words:

10 – Excellent                         6 – Satisfactory                       2 – Poor

  9 – Very Good                      5 – Marginal                            1 – Very Poor

  8 – Good                              4 – Insufficient                         0 – Not Scored

  7 – Fairly Good                     3 – Fairly Poor           

                                   

  1. Minimum Total Scores for approval for Stud Book with no individual criterion score below a 5:

·         Trakehner OSB Stallions                          58 points

·         Thoroughbred/Arabian Stallions               60 points

·         Trakehner OSB Mares                              42 points

·         PSB 50% Trakehner Mares                      44 points

·         PSB Thoroughbred and Arabian Mares    49 points

 

  1. Minimum Total Scores for Premium designation for Trakehner Stallions and Foals, and for Model Mares:

·         Trakehner Stallions                 64 points (Average 8 for the 8 Criteria = 64)

·         Trakehner Mares                     56 points (Average 8 for the 7 Criteria = 56)

·         Trakehner Foals/Weanlings    24 points (Average 8 for the 3 Criteria = 24)

 

Note: Thoroughbred and Arabian stallions and mares are NOT eligible for inspection Premium titles. Only Trakehner stallions, Trakehner ORB mares applying for the OSB and 50% Trakehner mares applying for the PSB and Trakehner foals are eligible for Premium status.