GOV Inspections North America: Please sign up your foals

As of August, our inspection dates will start in North America. The judging team are looking forward to the presentation of your horses. Please make sure to send the required paperwork until July 1st.

1. Hand in the covering certificate

Please be sure that the covering is announced. If the mare is not already registered in our studbook we also need a copy of her original registration paper (Pedigree)

Please send the Breeding Certificate to

2. To become a member

You need to be a member of our association in order to be able to register mare and foal.

If you are still not a member, please CLICK HERE for setting up your membership. Please ignore the input mask for the state (only for German members) After submitting you will receive an invoice and credit card payment link as soon as possible.

The memberships can only be activated after payment has been made !

3. Fill in the foaling certificate / Choose a venue

When the covering is announced, you have the possibility to send the declaration of birth online.

Active members should do it in their personal GOV account. If you do not have an account yet, pleae sign up. For a simple registration we can offer you an initial password. Please send a request to

Non-members should use the following form Registration Form

We also need to know which registration venue you would prefer.

 -    Official Inspection (Please CLICK HERE for the Tour schedule)

 -    Yard Inspection (Veterinarian)

The registration

The judges prepare the drawing form, write down color and markings and evaluate your foal.

For Mail-In registrations (Yard Inspection, Veterinarian) you will receive the documents and registration instructions by E-Mail.

5. DNA

As of 2024, the breeders are responsible to send in the hair samples. As soon as we have received the covering information and the declaration of birth, the breeder will receive a DNA kit/label to send the hair sample to UCDavis.

6. Microchip

Each foal/horse to be registered should already be microchipped by a veterinarian in advance of the registration, so that the transponder only has to be read by the GOV staff at the inspection. The veterinarian can use a transponder from North America, the chip only needs to be 15 digits. (E.g. 991001003853261) Please bring the completed Microchip form to the appointment. Hair samples of the horses will be taken on site as usual. If the foal/horse should not be microchipped yet, you will get the transponder and microchip form on inspection day. Please send then the Microchip form as soon as possible to .

For Mail-In registrations the Veterinarian must use a transponder from North America.

7. Payment of registration/Issue of papers

As soon as possible you will receive an invoice and credit card payment link. Only Visa or Mastercard can be accepted. If it is not possible to pay with credit card, please send us a note to

After your payment and when we have all the necessary documents, we will send you the documents for your horse.

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