Exceptional Mares

A system of three categories has been developed which gives recognition to the best Trakehner mares (at least 50% Trakehner) registered in the ATA Official Stud Book or Preliminary Stud Book.

In addition, mares with 10 or more offspring are recognized on the ATA Honor Roll.

Exceptional Horse Award Rules

Owners must complete the Exceptional Horse Award Application. There is no fee.

Figure 2

Figure 2

a – 1st and 2nd cervical vertebrae
b – thoraco-lumbar joint (T18 connection of last rib)
c – last rib
d – lumbo-sacral joint
e – hip joint (pelvis/femur)

Figure 1

Horse Figure 1

a – the back (withers to peak of croup)
b – the body (point of shoulder to point of buttock)
c – the pelvis (point of hip to point of buttock)
d – the rib length (withers to last rib)
e – the shoulder (withers to point of shoulder)
f – the arm (point of shoulder to point of elbow)
g – the elbow to the stifle
h – the knee to the hock

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