North American Registration
Westfalen registrations in North America follow the bylaws of our parent organization in Germany, the Westfälisches Pferdestammbuch e.V. Foals must be physically inspected, microchipped and have DNA parentage verification done. Branding is optional, and dependent on pedigree. Mail-in Registration has been authorized for the 2020 season due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. All foals whose registrations are completed in their year of birth receive a free USEF Lifetime Number. Breeding books exist for Warmbloods (Westfälischen Reitpferde), German Riding Ponies (Deutsches Reitpony) and Haflingers. Foals as well as older previously unregistered horses who meet pedigree requirements may be inspected and registered, receiving official WBFSH sanctioned passports directly from Germany. Horses without eligible pedigree needing age verified Horse Identification (HID) passports for USEF show requirements can be issued passports through the mail. Mares and Stallions are inspected, given scores and entered into a breeding book at the same inspection sites around the USA and Canada where foal and older horse registration takes place. All 2020 registrations will be completed through the mail and with video inspections due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. Sign up Now for 2020 Mail-In Registration. Learn more below.