welcome to the NZWA

The New Zealand Warmblood Association promotes the breeding, improvement, exhibition and participation in competition of the Warmblood horse.  Our objective is to ensure NZ Warmbloods are bred to be suitable for performance in dressage, show jumping, eventing and driving, displaying qualities of correct conformation, jumping style and technique, correct movement with impulsion, balance and cadence and have suitable character and temperament.

The term "Warmblood" encompasses multiple middle weight breeds originating from Europe, particularly Germany. They include Oldenburg, Hanoverian, Selle Français, Dutch Warmblood (KWPN), Rheinlander , Holsteiner and Westfalian and the German Warmblood Pony.

Having a NZ Warmblood gives you the flexibility to select from a range of approved studbooks to breed "the best from the best."




The NZWA is pleased to announce a one off Amnesty Period on registrations of Warmblood horses who may in the past have not been eligible for Warmblood Studbook registration.

Horses who are by unlicensed Warmblood stallions, stallions who have....  read more

lingh ii elevated to elite

The NZWA is proud to announce the licenced stallion Lingh II has been upgraded in the studbook to Elite Stallion status due to his performances at Intermediare I level at the NZ Horse of the Year show where he placed second in front of international judges. He has also placed in the top 6 in PSG at HoY and has had placings at the Nationals that meet NZWA elite stallion criteria. Congratulations to Lisa Blackbourn and Alex Matheson at Prestige Sporthorses.

Lingh II is sired by the KWPN Licensed stallion Lingh – who was Edward Gal's former Grandprix star. Read on...


Three stallions recently passed their classification with the German Assessor Gerd Kust to become fully licenced NZWA Approved stallions.

Congratulations to:

JE Rocher Couvert D'Or (pictured above) owned and bred by Monique Freese. FF Lisandro, owned by the Van Roon family and the CHAMPION stallion of the 2016 classification tour - Astek Quartermaster (below) owned by Sue Fowler.

We look forward to seeing progeny from these three stunning sires in the performance arena.



Step by step guide to breeding a NZ Warmblood from mare classification and registration through to branding.  Includes DNA typing, AI, Frozen, relevant fees and information on the different tiers within the NZ Warmblood Breed.  Nearly everything you need to know to breed a future superstar.

Classification Tour

German assessor Gerd Kust HAS BEEN touring NZ OVER march 2016.

Assessor Gerd Kust has been involved with the Holsteiner Verband and ZDFP for the past 15 years. We are delighted to have him return for the 2016 Classification Tour.

Read on...






Membership of the NZWA provides:

  • Participation in an active performance testing programme
  • Performance awards for all disciplines
  • Bi-Monthly E Blast Newsletter; 
  • Twice Yearly Printed
  • Nth Isl WB Championships & Sth Isl WB Championships. 
  • Socialising.

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        .... All this for only $40.   

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