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.


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.


2021 AHS membership dues required ($80 or $95) and foal registration fee of $320.  In addition, a inactive sire fee of $150 will be assessed if the stallion is not activated with the AHS or the ARS for 2021.


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.




Photo: © Jayne Toering

Registering your 2021 Foal with the ARS