The Pre Stud Book or Vorbuch has been reopened by direction of the Hannoveraner Verband. Imported mares may have been registered in the Vorbuch in Germany and their status remains the same in this country. The sire of the Pre Studbook mare must be a performance tested Hanoverian and the dam’s sire must also be a performance tested Hanoverian stallion. The tail female line of the dam must be from an approved breeding population as per our Breeding Guidelines. The mare to be accepted must score 7 or better in her classification. The progeny of Pre Stud Book mares by licensed, performance tested Hanoverian stallions receive the Hannoveraner Stud Book (Horse Head) birth brand.