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Foal registration

Registrer your foal with Studbook Zangersheide, start in the Z-Festival and have your foal qualified for the 'Zangersheide Quality Auctions'.

- Foal identification at your home
- DNA control of the foal
- A European passport with surpluss value

There is one rate for all foals, irrespective of their papers. This rate is inclusive of foal registration at your home, DNA examination and European passport.

All foals which are the result of service by a stallion licensed in any studbook which is a member of WBFSH, can be registered at birth with Studbook Zangersheide vzw.

To register your foal you send the fully completed service certificate/notification of birth within two weeks after the birth of the foal to

Studbook Zangersheide
Domein Zangersheide
3620 Lanaken

Or to

Studbook Zangersheide
P.O. Box 2066
6201 CD Maastricht
The Netherlands

The name of the foal should start with the first letter of its sire and cover 16 positions at a maximum, including spaces and compulsory Z-suffix.

If the dam is not yet know to Studbook Zangersheide, please enclose a copy of her ancestry papers.

After Studbook Zangersheide has received the notification of birth, a foal inspector will set a date with you, on which the foal inspector will either visit you at home or at any other address to be indicated by you to sketch the foal and to collect hairs from dam and foal for the compulsory DNA-testing.

The mare's owner / owner of the foal will receive the European passport of the foal within 3 months after the notification of birth, but only if the registration fee is paid.

In short, to register a foal with Studbook Zangersheide, the following requirements should be met:
Submit original notification of birth to Studbook Zangersheide and state the name of the foal
Submit copy of the dam's ancestry papers to Studbook Zangersheid
Sire must be licensed under a studbook recognized by WBFSH
As Studbook Zangersheide prefers to leave nothing to fate, every foal will undergo DNA-testing, bot for tha sire's and the dam's side. That is why it is important the the DNA profile of the sire is knonw, or that material is available for DNA-testing.

An exception to the all-in rate is made for foals to be inspected outside a radius of 500km from Zangersheide in Lanaken. For these foals, the travel expenses of the foal inspector will be charged additionally.

By clicking this link you can register your foal online