From Endurance to Dressage
There are a lot of different European Warmblood Registries: Dutch Warmbloods, Holsteiners, Hanoverians, etc. Imperioso, barn name Izzy, is a Zweibrücker - a warmblood registered with the Rheinland Pfalz-Saar International registry, a region in Germany. I've shared his history here and here.
Many European Warmbloods carry a brand near their left hip denoting from which country they were approved and later registered. Lately, there has been a push to ban branding in favor of microchipping, so not all warmbloods, especially those that are imported, will have a brand.
Your warmblood's brand and registration number not only help you identify your horse, but they give you information about when and even where your horse was born. My Arabian mare, Montoya DSA had a very interesting brand that I've already written about, and so did Sydney, my New Zealand Thoroughbred.
In Germany, each breeding district is assigned a numerical code. The Rheinland Pfalz-Saar region uses the number 51 - see the lower left corner of the map. Each German breeding district uses several different brands. These brands are for the warmbloods, ponies, draft horse breeds, specialty breeds, etc.
Izzy's Registration Number:
About the Writer and Rider
I am a lifelong rider.
I began endurance riding in 1996 where I ultimately completed five, one-day 100 mile races, the 200-mile Death Valley Encounter, and numerous other 50, 65, and 75 mile races. I began showing dressage in 2010.
Welcome to my dressage journey.
About Speedy G
Speedy went from endurance horse to dressage horse. After helping me earn a USDF Bronze medal in the summer of 2020, he is now semi-retired. Speedy is a 2004, 15'1 hand, purebred Arabian gelding. His Arabian Horse Registry name is G Ima Starr FA.
Izzy was started as a four-year old and then spent the next 18 months in pasture growing up. I bought him as a six-year old, and together, we are showing at the lower levels. He is a 2008, 16'3 hand warmblood gelding. His Rheinland Pfalz-saar International (RPSI) name is Imperioso.
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2023 Show Season
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