The continuous improvement in the quality of mares registered in the studbook is an important factor in ensuring the ongoing success of the Hanoverian breed in performance sports. Mares are equally as important to stallions in producing the stars of the future. Encouraging more mares into a successful career in sport prior to their breeding career should also improve the breeding programme. In the following pages you will find out how to register your mare for breeding, details of the studbook inspection process and information about the mare performance test. Under the Breeding Rules, there is also specific information relating to registration, studbook inspection and performance tests.