AKL German Riding Ponies - Agreement For The Supply Of Semen
The imported Premium Licensed German Riding Pony stallion VITO DIMA will be available for the 2014 - 2015 breeding season. Ordering of semen is available through the Agreement for the supply of semen. Please contact Anne-Katrin via phone or E-mail for more information. AKL German Riding Ponies have their stallion VITO DIMA registered with the stud book associations Rheinisches Pferdestammbuch e.V. and Westfaelisches Pferdestammbuch e.V. in Germany. The german breeders can register the foals with the Rheinisches Pferdestammbuch e.V. and Westfaelisches Pferdestammbuch e.V. and a service certificate on behalf of the stud book associations will be provided for the foals upon request. In Australia VITO DIMA is registered with the ACE Group, the ASPR, the WPCSOA and the AHSA. Warmblood and sport pony breeders who wish to use VITO DIMA over their mares can register the foals with the Australian Continental Equestrian Group. The ACE Group aims to provide an effective framework of information to assist the australian breeders when breeding and selecting horses for performance in dressage, showjumping or eventing. AKL German Riding Ponies can also provide the australian breeders with a service certificate on behalf of the Australian Sport Pony Registry for the foals upon request. The ASPR works in conjuction with the ACE Group to provide an assessment service for the foals and sport ponies. An assessment tour is conducted anually and a qualified assessor from Germany scores the sport ponies. AKL German Riding Ponies have their stallion VITO DIMA also registered with the Welsh Pony & Cob Society of Australia INC.. Welsh pony breeders can register the foals as partbred welsh if the dam has a welsh blood percentage of 12.5%. Arabian horse breeders who wish to use VITO DIMA over their mares can register the foals as partbred arabian with the Australian Horse Society of Australia INC..
The German Riding Pony Breed
The German Riding Pony (Deutsches Reitpony) is the smaller version of a competitive athletic german warmblood maintaining the type and character of a pony, that is able to perform successfully in the dressage arena, the show jumping course and the cross-country course. The German Riding Ponies are ridden by children, adolescents and smaller adults. In Germany a very active pony competition scene in the disciplines dressage, showjumping and eventing has developed. Competitions for German Riding Ponies are held in all disciplines at regional, national and international level. Pony competitions or tournaments are popular in continental Europe and German Riding Ponies are shown by riders up to sixteen years of age. Major pony tournaments include the German Youth Championships, the European Championships and the Preis der Besten. Presently the height limit for pony competitions is 149 cm including shoes. Smaller adults compete German Riding Ponies successfully in open competition classes against horses. Very popular as an equestrian sport partner for smaller adults are the overheight German Riding Ponies from 150 cm to 155 cm. Under experienced and talented riders the German Riding Pony competes with great success up to advanced level, for example the overheight German Riding Pony Stallion FS Pearcy Pearson who placed fifth in Grand-Prix Dressage.
In the sixties the breeding associations and pony breeders wanted to create a larger pony breed that would be suitable for children to compete at national and international competitions in all disciplines. In 1965 the breeding of the German Riding Pony began and first attempts to cross thouroughbred to fjord or arabian to haflinger did not lead to the desired results. The breed started off when the german pony breeders imported british ponies like the welsh ponies from England. They began to cross the british pony, particularly welsh ponies, to arabians, anglo-arabians and thouroughbreds. By 1975 a German Riding Pony type was developed. The type includes a small head, large and lively eyes with small ears, a clean throat latch, a long, well-set neck, pronounced withers and long croup. The movement should be correct, rhythmic, spacious and elastic with distinct impulsion from the hindquarters. The systematic selection of the breed over the first twenty years has led to a pony that is athletic, elegant, intelligent and well-dispositioned.
To further improve the breed the breeding associations developed a system of performance testing for German Riding Pony stallions and mares, like the Stallion Licensing. Young quality German Riding Pony stallions are presented at a two day Stallion Licensing of a stud book association of each state like Rheinland or Westfalen. Stallions that are approved to be licensed are then entered into a stallion stud book. Only the best stallions at each Stallion Licensing get awarded a premium title. Quality German Riding Pony mares are tested for and entered into a stud book or main stud book and through a mare performance testing quality mares can achieve a premium title (St.Pr.St., Verb.Pr.St. or Verb.El.St.).
In Germany the best young German Riding Ponies and German Riding Horses from all states compete anually at the German Federal Championships (Bundeschampionate). The German Riding Ponies and horses aged three to six compete in dressage, showjumping and eventing. The three and four year old German Riding Pony competition classes are broken into stallion and mare plus gelding classes and the riders are not allowed to weight more than sixty-two kilogramms including the competition dress. In Germany the most successful German Riding Ponies are bred and trained in the states Rheinland, Westfalen and Weser-Ems.
breed: German Riding Pony (Deutsches Reitpony)
country of origin: Germany
history of breed: bred particularly welsh ponies to arabians, anglo-arabians and thouroughbreds, partially warmbloods
height: 138 cm til 148 cm, presently 151 cm allowed at international pony competitions
head: small and elegant head, large and lively eyes, small ears
neck: a clean throat latch; a long, well-set neck,
body: more than other pony breeds very similar to that of a german warmblood (long, well-set neck, pronounced wither and long croup)
foundation: correct; hard and medium-sized hoofs
movement: correct, rhythmic, spacious and elastic with distinct impulsion from the hindquarters
uses: Riding- and Competition Pony for children, adolescents and smaller adults, elegant carriage-driving pony
distinguishing characteristics: willing to perform, courageous, good temperament