Welcome To Australian Continental Equestrian Group Inc!
We are proud to be a member of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH).
The ACE Passport has been added to the list of “FEI approved national identification documents” available on the FEI website as well as on the FEI Database.
This means that this Passport can now be used as a national identification document for FEI horses.
The evaluation of mares and stallions takes place prior to their entry into the appropriate studbook.
This evaluation is carried out during the yearly ACE Breeding Inspection and Assessment Tour to ensure the horses presented are assessed by an independent assessor, excepting where in the opinion of ACE, this would cause undue hardship to the breeder or owner.
Horses are only entered in the different sections of the studbook that have been identified and meet the respective requirements.
The entry in a section of the studbook is also entered in the breeding/ identification certificate which is a part of the horse passport. In exceptional cases (e.g. the death of a mare before entry), a mare may be entered into the appropriate studbook without an evaluation after the identity of the mare has been verified.
Breeding horses from other populations or breeding societies may be entered with the information previously registered on ancestry and performance.
1. WARMBLOOD REGISTER
Eligible for registration are all horses with a minimum of 25% Warmblood Studbook registered parentage in their pedigree.
The ACE Group recognises a variety of national and international Studbooks, e.g. AWHA, Oldenburger, Hanoverian, Holstein, etc.
2. ACE REGISTER
All Performance Horses bigger then 155cm are eligible to be registered under the ACE Register, including Thoroughbreds, Anglo Arabians, etc.
(ACE Registered Horses may be eligible to enter the Warmblood Stud Books as breeding stock after assessment if they fulfill the criteria of the Stud Books).
3. ACE AUSTRALIAN SPORTS PONY REGISTER
Performance orientated bred ponies up to 148cm
4. SMALL PERFORMANCE HORSE REGISTER
Performance orientated small horses between 148cm and 154cm
The ACE register for mares is divided into these sections:
❖ Mare Studbook 1
❖ Mare Studbook 2
❖ Mare Studbook 3
❖ Mare Register
To enter a Studbook, the mare must be assessed and have a DNA test.
The minimum age for mares to enter the Studbook is 30 months.
To be entered in the mare register the mare must be ACE registered or recognised with an official registration certificate or an ACE horse passport but must not prove four (4) complete generations of performance-oriented breeding.
Upgrading of a mare
Mares that are entered in one section of the studbook may be presented again for reassessment with a time and place set deciding whether the mare is to be upgraded to the next higher section. A respective upgrading is to be documented accordingly.
Transfer of the ownership of mares
Following written notification by the new owner of a mare, the transfer of ownership will be entered in the Studbook. The requirements for this are:
- The new owner must be or must become a subscriber of ACE (as of the 01/01/2015) and
- The registration paper must be submitted to ACE.
Amendment to Studbook Registrations
ACE will transfer the horse to another section of the studbook or delete the horse from the studbook or register if it subsequently receives information that the requirements for entry were not fulfilled or were subsequently not met. Each amendment will be clearly documented as such. Without exception, all of the originally issued registration papers are to be collected and cancelled. The breeder will be informed of the measure.
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|Mare Studbook 2||
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Horses used for breeding are expected to be healthy and fertile. General health, as well as the health of reproductive organs and hereditary health, are to be taken into account.
Recognition of results of sports performance for the entry into the Stallion Studbook.
ACE recognises results from international and national competitive sports events/ horse performance shows for approval to the ACE studbooks if they correspond to the following placings:
Dressage: Receive scores of at least 68% five (5) times under various judges in tests at the advanced level or higher at EA Australia recognised events; or
Jumping: Be placed in the top three (3) in at least 1.45m to 1.50m courses for a total of five (5) times at EA Australia recognised events; or
Eventing: Be placed three (3) times in the top 50% of finishers at EA Australia recognised events at a three-star or higher level.
Horses that achieve these performance results may be accepted into the Studbooks – provided they have also passed an ACE approved inspection of movements, external appearance, and internal characteristics.
An application for the licensing of a stallion during the ACE breeding inspection and assessment tour must be submitted to the main office of ACE within the time limit stated on the ACE website.
Conditions for admittance to licensing:
The following conditions must be met for a stallion to be admitted to the licensing:
❖ The stallion must be at least 30 months old on the day of presentation for the preliminary licensing and 36 months of age for the full licensing,
❖ His ancestry must correspond to the conditions for registration in the stallion studbooks and register,
❖ the stallion´s certificate of pedigree must be presented on the day of licensing.
The ACE register for stallions is divided into these 4 sections:
❖ Stallion Studbook 1
❖ Stallion Studbook 2
❖ Stallion Studbook 3
❖ Stallion Register
Any ACE registered or recognised stallion that does not fulfill one or more of the stallion studbook requirements will be listed in the stallion register. Stallions in the register are eligible to receive a service certificate book from ACE, to encourage efficient record-keeping and registration of the progeny.
To be registered in the stallion register the stallion must be ACE registered with an official registration certificate or an ACE horse passport and have a DNA profile with ACE.
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