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         IRISH COB PART BRED STUD BOOK PRINCIPLES

                                    7th January 2009

 

1. Objectives of an organization approved to maintain an Irish Cob Part Bred Stud Book.

bulletTo inspect animals with a view to entry into the Supplementary Section of the Stud Book.
bulletTo inspect stallions, entered in the Main Section and Supplementary Section of the Stud Book, with a view to approving suitable stallions for inclusion in the Selective Breeding Programme.
bulletTo inspect mares, entered in the Main Section of the Stud Book, with a view to approving suitable mares for inclusion in the Selective Breeding Programme.

 

2.  Breeding objectives.

bulletTo assist with the carrying out of the principle aim of the organization - to protect and promote the Irish Cob Part Bred breed, by giving incentive to breeders to keep registered Irish Cob Part Bred stallions and mares, which can also be recognized on the pedigrees and lineages of any part bred progeny.
bulletTo include suitable Irish Cob Part Bred stallions in a Selective breeding programme, with a view to encouraging quality Irish Cob Part Bred breeding.

 

3.  Characteristics of the Breed.
 

IRISH COB PART BRED BREED STANDARD

As there is no limit to the horse and pony breeds which can be used to cross with the Irish Cob, to produce an Irish Cob Part Bred, Irish Cob Part Breds can be of any type, colour (including the eyes) and height.

The Breed Standard requires:-

(a) at least 25% Irish Cob blood, or,

(b) Score a minimum of 2 points or 1 point for 1.  BREED TYPE on a Supplementary Inspection Sheet similar to ICS Ltd form ICS04.  

NOTE:     1. BREED TYPE on the ICS Ltd Supplementary Inspection Sheet ICS04 is used to record the visible content of Irish Cob Part Bred breed type characteristics judged to be present in an animal.    

4.  Division of the Stud Book and conditions for entering the Stud Book.

The Stud Book is comprised of a Main Section and a Supplementary Section.

 

DIVISION OF THE STUD BOOK

MAIN SECTION

MAIN ELITE STALLION CLASS

Males which were entered in the Main Basic Register and have been approved for inclusion in the Selective Breeding Programme.

MAIN ELITE MARE CLASS

Females which were entered in the Main Basic Register and have been approved for inclusion in the Selective Breeding Programme.

MAIN BASIC REGISTER

Class 1A

Males and females, where the sire is entered in the Main Elite Stallion Class, or the Supplementary Elite Stallion Class and the dam is entered in the Main Elite Mare Class. 

Class 1B

Males and females, where the sire is entered in the Main Elite Stallion Class, or the Supplementary Elite Stallion Class and the dam is entered in the Main Basic Register, or the Supplementary Basic Register.

Class 2A

Males and females, where the sire is entered in the Main Basic Register, or the Supplementary Basic Register and the dam is entered in the Main Elite Mare Class. 

Class 2B

Males and females, where the sire is entered in the Main Basic Register, or the Supplementary Basic Register and the dam is entered in the Main Basic Register, or the Supplementary Basic Register.

CROSS BREEDING PROGRAMME

The Irish Cob Crossbred is the only breed allowed to take part in the Irish Cob Part Bred cross breeding programme.

 

SUPPLEMENTARY SECTION

SUPPLEMENTARY ELITE STALLION CLASS

Stallions which were entered in the Supplementary Basic Register and have been approved for inclusion in the Selective Breeding Programme.

SUPPLEMENTARY BASIC REGISTER

Males, females and geldings which do not meet the requirements for entering the Main Section, but which have been judged to conform to the Irish Cob Breed Standard.

 

CONDITIONS FOR ENTERING THE ICS STUD BOOK

To qualify for entry into the Main Section of the Stud Book an animal must:-

bullet Have both parents entered in the Main Section.
bullet The Irish Cob Crossbred is the only breed allowed to take part in the cross breeding programme.   All Irish Cob Crossbreds are eligible for entry into the cross breeding programme.  All animals included in the cross breeding programme shall be entered in the Main Basic Register.
bullet Or have both parents entered in the Supplementary Section.
bullet Be identified as a foal at foot in accordance with the rules of the stud book, which

should at least require the covering certificate. Where an animal has not been identified as a foal at foot, a declared dam must be verified through DNA analysis.  Where there is no covering certificate, a declared sire must be verified through DNA analysis.

 

Progeny with both parents entered in the Supplementary Section, or one parent in the Supplementary Section and one parent in the Main Section are eligible for entry into the Main Section.

 

Males entered in the Main Basic Register, having reached the age of two years, are eligible for inspection with a view to approval and upgrading to the Main Elite Stallion Class.

Males which fail to be approved - following inspection, shall remain in the Main Basic Register, but shall continue to be eligible to seek approval and upgrading to the Main Elite Stallion Class.

 

To qualify for entry into the Supplementary Section of the Stud Book an animal must:-

bullet Be identified in accordance with the Stud Book Rules.
bullet Be judged to conform to the Breed Standard at inspection by the organization.
bullet Have a minimum performance as laid down in the Stud Book Rules.

 

UPGRADING TO ELITE STALLION STATUS

Males entered in the Main Basic Register, or, the Supplementary Basic Register, having reached the age of two years, are eligible for inspection with a view to attaining “full” breeding approval and upgrading to the Main Elite Stallion Class, or, the Supplementary Elite Stallion Class.

Males which fail to be approved, following inspection, shall remain in the Main Basic Register, or, the Supplementary Basic Register, but shall continue to be eligible to seek elite stallion status.

In order to attain elite stallion status, stallions must (a) pass inspection by at least two Irish Cob inspectors and (b) pass an examination by a qualified veterinary surgeon.

 

UPGRADING TO ELITE MARE STATUS

Females entered in the Main Basic Register, having reached the age of two years, are eligible for inspection with a view to attaining “full” breeding approval and upgrading to the Main Elite Mare Class.

Females which fail to be approved, following inspection, shall remain in the Main Basic Register, but shall continue to be eligible to seek elite mare status.

In order to attain elite mare status, mares must pass inspection by at least two ICS inspectors.

 

5.   The system for recording pedigree.

bullet Where a sire is declared and there is no covering certificate signed by the stallion owner, the sire must be verified through DNA analysis.
bullet Where a dam is declared and there is no Veterinary verification of the foal having been identified at the foot of the declared dam, the dam must be verified through DNA analysis.
bullet Where pedigree is verified by DNA analysis, the DNA Laboratory profile number of all DNA samples, must be recorded on the Stud Book Administration Database.
bullet The organization shall reserve the right at all times to DNA test any animal entered in the Stud Book, or, to DNA test  any animal for which an application has been made for entry into the Stud Book.

 

6.   The system of identifying Irish Cob Part Breds entered in the Stud Book.

bullet Identity documents shall be issued in respect of all equidae entered in the Stud Book.
bullet The Certificate of Origin and the Identity Markings Certificate shall be included in the identity document.
bullet Unique Equine Life Numbers shall be issued in respect of all equidae entered in Irish Cob Part Bred Stud Books.  For information relating to the UELN refer to www.ueln.net
bullet Registered names shall not be duplicated within the stud book.  Breeders may make an animal’s name unique by attaching their own Prefix or Affix to the name of an animal being entered in the Stud Book, provided that, such Prefix or Affix has not already been recorded in the Stud Book as having been used by another breeder. 
bullet Microchipping shall be compulsory from 1st July 2009.  Where a microchip has been inserted in an animal, the microchip number must  be recorded on the identity document.

 

7.  Lineages entered in one or more other stud-books, where necessary.

Irish Cobs Part Breds entered in any approved Irish Cob Part Bred Stud Book are entitled to entry into the class of the studbook whose criteria it meets.

 

8.  Non-discriminatory treatment of breeders.

Organizations shall not discriminate against breeders.   Animals shall be entitled to entry into the Stud Book where they conform to the criteria laid down in Commission Decision 96/78/EC.

 

 
 
   

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