All Hanoverian and non-Hanoverian mares that have been accepted into the American Hanoverian Main Studbook are automatically accepted into the ARS Main Studbook.  Hanoverian mare owners may take advantage of this additional studbook approval if they wish to choose a stallion that is approved for Rhineland breeding but not approved for Hanoverian breeding. To determine if the stallion you have chosen for your Hanoverian mare is on the Rhineland-approved list, please contact the Rhineland office directly.  The resulting foals will be eligible for registration with the Rhineland Studbook.


  • Fee schedule: For foals of 2018, an introductory, reduced foreign sire fee of $100 will be assessed if the Rhineland-approved stallion is not activated with the ARS this year. Mare dues for 2017 & 2018, and foal registration fees still apply.


For 2018, any non-Hanoverian mare that is registered in the Main Marebook of a registry specified in the “Eligible Registries” list  may be permanently entered in the Rhineland Studbook without presentation, contingent upon approval of the mare’s pedigree, confirmation of recorded DNA, and receipt of a copy of the official Main Marebook inspection scoresheet.

Non-Hanoverian mares recorded in the ARS Main Studbook may also register their 2016 foals with the ARS upon verification of the stallion’s eligibility with the ARS.

  • Fee schedule for recording mare in the ARS Main Studbook and registering a 2017 foal with the ARS: 1) 2017 AHS membership dues, $80; 2) 2017 mare dues (for foal conception year) $60 ; 3) 2018 mare dues (for foaling year), $40; 4) foal registration fee, $225.  In addition, a discounted foreign sire fee of $100 will be assessed if the stallion is not activated with the AHS or the ARS for 2018.


In the event that a foal is not otherwise eligible for Rhineland registration papers, a Certificate of Pedigree may be issued to the foal that is either (i) sired by an Approved Rhineland Stallion or a Licensed Rhineland Stallion or (ii) out of a Rhineland Main Mare Studbook Rhineland mare.  To be clear, the qualifying parent must have Rhineland (RV or ARS) foal papers.




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American Rhineland Studbook       Phone: 859-255-4141           Email: ahsoffice@hanoverian.org         © 2019 by ARSD