The German breeding department of the German equestrian federation have developed a new format for the Stallion Performance Testing (HLP) system in Germany, which will be launched in 2016.
The decisions to change the HLP format were already made in 2014 but go in effect this year.
The duration of the testing has been shortened from 70 to 50 days and from 30 to 14 days. Approved stallions aged 4 and 5 will also have to do a mandatory 3-day "sport test" in their chosen discipline (dressage, show jumping, eventing).
As of 2016 stallions who are not performance tested can no longer stand at stud. Stallions can continue to do their performance testing through their sport performances like in the past (success at S-level or Bundeschampionate/World Championships).
The first two new-format HLP tests will take place in Adelheidsdorf for show jumpers and Schlieckau for dressage horses beginning on 6 January and concluding 24 February 2016.
Overview of the formats (PDF, in German)
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