Westfalen na inspection - reno

September 25, 2017

With ann daum kustar and otto schalter

Westfalen NA, the German Verband, will hold a breeding stock inspection on September 25 at Maplewood in Reno, Nevada.

Westfalen NA is one of several German Verbands, or registries, that conduct inspections for registration of warmblood horses in the United States. Westfalen NA uses only the top educated and qualified representatives directly from the German Verband at its North American Inspections.

Using the same representatives here and in Germany assures more correct and ethical keurings. The inspector will review the horse's pedigree, and then inspect the horse's conformation and movement, before issuing a comment card and score. Those horses that pass the inspection process are then ranked by the scores into categories, Gold for the highest scoring, Silver and Bronze. The parents of the foal are inspected as well in a similar process.  

"Inspections are a great way to learn more about evaluating young sport horses," said Maplewood owner and trainer Julie Winkel. "And if you are shopping for a young horse, you'll be able to compare the horses to one another and hear an expert opinion on the qualities of each prospect."  

For more information on the Westfalen NA inspections and a reservation form, please visit the Westfalen North America website

tentative schedule


9 a.m. - Welcome and paperwork check in the Maplewood Clubhouse

10 - 10:30 a.m. - Inspection begins

1 - 2 p.m.- Inspection concludes

For information about the inspection process, protocols and FAQ, please visit the Inspection Home Page on the Westfalen NA website.

Travel Information:

Reno/Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is a 20-minute drive from Maplewood

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