About Our Inspections

ABOUT THE BASIC INSPECTION

The basic inspection is meant to be a starting point for all of your stock. Horses of all breeds, ages and gender are eligible to be evaluated. All horses are inspected in comparison to their breed's standard of perfection. If your horse is a cross breed with no standard of perfection your horse will be evaluated based on the standard you choose (provided the horse is a percentage of that breed) or its general type (stock type, sport horse, etc.). The basic evaluation is done completely in-hand and at liberty, there is no under saddle portion. All horses are to be presented in leather halter with lead or leather bridle with reins. Crops and other equipment are not permitted with the exception of mane and tail accessories. All handlers should present themselves in business casual or western casual attire with no distracting colors, patterns or other attire (no chaps, sequins, fringe, etc.). You will first be asked to present your horse in-hand for the conformation portion of the evaluation. From there you will be asked to present your horse in-hand, at a walk and trot, following a designated pattern. The inspection judges will then ask you to unsnap your lead or reins and allow your horse to present itself at liberty. During all phases of the evaluation your horse is having its general turnout evaluated as well, including character and how well you have presented your horse (cleanliness, groomed according to breed standard, proper equipment, etc.).

BASIC INSPECTION SCORING

The basic inspection uses a weighted system of randomization. Its always frustrating and unrealistic, with randomized evaluations, to see a horse score a 2 in half of its evaluation and 10 in the other half. It is impossible for a horse to have such a wide margin of scores in these inspections. Instead, before your horse's evaluation begins a hidden average is randomized. This hidden average determines the range your horse can score in. This was implemented to hopefully provide a place for instant results, but also more realistic results. Horses can fail their basic inspection, but may be resubmitted one month after their initial inspection date. If your horse passes, but you are not satisfied with their score and feel your horse should have scored higher, you may submit your horse for an appeal, which will be reviewed manually. Appeals for horses scoring 85% or higher may be rejected and scores left unchanged.

BASIC INSPECTION RATINGS

Horses must score 65% or higher to pass their basic inspection.


CLASS IV
65% to 69.99%

CLASS III
70% to 74.99%

CLASS II
75% to 79.99%

CLASS I
80% to 84.99%

DIPLOMA
85% to 89.99%

LAUREATE
90% to 94.99%

MASTERS
95% to 100%


ABOUT THE ENHANCED INSPECTIONS

The enhanced inspections are for your most accomplished horses and your most promising prospects. Before being submitted for an enhanced inspection, your horse must have completed and passed its basic inspection. Any horse that has passed their basic inspection is eligible for the enhanced inspections provided they meet the minimum requirement for your enhanced inspection of choice. You may have up to ten horses pending enhanced inspection at one time. Enhanced inspection results can not be appealed, however, some scores can be improved upon if submitted for the Versatile inspection.

ENHANCED INSPECTION GRADING & TYPES

Enhanced inspections are not randomized and are graded manually. There are four enhanced inspection types that your horse can be evaluated as. You may submit your horse for multiple enhanced inspections over time, but may only have one pending for a horse at a time. If you submit a horse for the Show Horse, Breeding Stock or Versatile enhanced inspections, your horse will no longer be eligible for the Prospect enhanced inspection. If you submit your horse for the Versatile enhanced inspection, your horse will no longer be eligible for any other inspection types. Ideally, horses will start their enhanced inspections as a Prospect and progress from there, however, this is not a requirement.
Possible Enhnaced Inspection Progression
Prospect ⇢ Show Horse ⇢ Breeding Stock ⇢ Versatile
Prospect ⇢ Show Horse ⇢ Versatle
Prospect ⇢ Breeding Stock ⇢ Versatile
Show Horse ⇢ Breeding Stock ⇢ Versatile
Show Horse ⇢ Versatile
Breeding Stock ⇢ Versatile
Versatile
PROSPECT
No minimum requirements. Horses are evaluated based on their suitability to chosen discipline(s) and pedigree. Accomplishments of sire and dam can have an impact on this inspection, however, they are not required. Inspection and evaluation results of ancestors may factor into pedigree grades. However, non-weighted, purely randomized scores will have slightly less significance than scores using weight randomization and much less than completely non-randomized scores.


PREMIUM B
65% to 74.99%

PREMIUM AB
75% to 84.99%

PREMIUM A
85% to 94.99%

ELITE
95% to 100%


SHOW HORSE
Must have shown for at least six months. There are no accomplishment requirements, but it should be noted that horses must have a fair amount of experience before being submitted for this inspection. Horses are evaluated based on their suitability to chosen discipline(s), pedigree and accomplishments. Accomplishments of sire and dam can have an impact on this inspection, however, they are not required. If a horse has already been evaluated as a Prospect, its discipline suitability and pedigree grades will be used in this inspection. Show records must be available on a horse's page, either directly or by linking to their location. Inspection and evaluation results of ancestors may factor into pedigree grades. However, non-weighted, purely randomized scores will have slightly less significance than scores using weight randomization and much less than completely non-randomized scores.


PREMIUM B
65% to 74.99%

PREMIUM AB
75% to 84.99%

PREMIUM A
85% to 94.99%

ELITE
95% to 100%


BREEDING STOCK
Must have at least three foals. Horses are not required to have a show record. Horses are evaluated based on their suitability to chosen discipline(s), pedigree and quality and accomplishments of their offspring. Accomplishments of sire and dam can have an impact on this inspection, however, they are not required. If a horse has already been evaluated as a Prospect, its discipline suitability and pedigree grades will be used in this inspection. Offspring must be linked and show records of offspring must be available on their pages, either directly or by linking to their location. Inspection and evaluation results of ancestors and (if applicable) offspring may factor into pedigree and (if applicable) offspring grades. However, non-weighted, purely randomized scores will have slightly less significance than scores using weight randomization and much less than completely non-randomized scores.


PREMIUM B
65% to 74.99%

PREMIUM AB
75% to 84.99%

PREMIUM A
85% to 94.99%

ELITE
95% to 100%


VERSATILE
Must have shown for at least six months and have at least three foals. The inspection is for the most accomplished horses in your barn. There are no accomplishment requirements, but it should be noted that horses must have a fair amount of experience before being submitted for this inspection. Horses are evaluated based on their suitability to chosen discipline(s), pedigree and accomplishments. Accomplishments of sire and dam can have an impact on this inspection, however, they are not required. If a horse has already been evaluated as a Prospect, its discipline suitability and pedigree grades will be used in this inspection. Offspring must be linked and show records of the horse to be evaluated and offspring must be available on a their respective page, either directly or by linking to their location. Inspection and evaluation results of ancestors and (if applicable) offspring may factor into pedigree and (if applicable) offspring grades. However, non-weighted, purely randomized scores will have slightly less significance than scores using weight randomization and much less than completely non-randomized scores. If a horse has already been evaluated as a Show Horse or Breeding Stock, those scores will be used and possibly improved upon (but never lowered).


PREMIUM B
65% to 74.99%

PREMIUM AB
75% to 84.99%

PREMIUM A
85% to 94.99%

ELITE
95% to 100%