NEW ZEALAND GYPSY COB ASSOCIATION

NOTICE OF SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING 2022

 

Date: Thursday 18th August 2022

Time: 2000hrs

Venue: Via Zoom

 

Voting will be online via the NZGCA website or at the Zoom meeting. Please notify the secretary (secretary@nzgca.co.nz) if you intend to attend the meeting so a zoom invitation can be sent to you.

 

 

Drum Horses are becoming increasingly popular in NZ and there are now people who have and are looking to cross Drum Horses with non-Gypsy Cob and Drum Horses to create larger sport horses.  In order for these horses to be able to be registered and shown in NZGCA classes, it is proposed that a Partbred Drum Horse section is included in the Studbook. This requires an amendment to the NZGCA constitution as outlined below.

 

Additionally, an amnesty is proposed to allow registration of Drum Horses who meet all criteria except DNA verification to the non-Gypsy Cob parent to be registered up until 1 August 2023. The rationale is that this will allow Drum Horses, who for various reasons have not been able to DNA verify to the non-Gypsy Cob sire or dam (in most cases due to one parent being deceased) be registered in the Drum Horse sections of the Studbook.

 

This SGM has been called to enable the proposed changes to the Drum Horse registry to be considered prior to the beginning of the 2022/2023 showing and breeding season.

 

6.3.3 Drum Horses

  1. The Drum Horse Studbook is for those approved horses that meet all the criteria for registration as a Drum Horse.

  2. These horses must be proven to be a combination of any of the following breeds:

Shire, Clydesdale and Gypsy Cob, and

The percentage of Gypsy Cob blood is between 50 and 6.25% OR in the case of imported Horses, the horse is registered in their country of origin with a recognised Drum Horse Breed Society.

  1. Premium Drum Horse Studbook horses must reach a minimum of 16 hands high. Horses who meet all other criteria may be entered into the Foundation Drum Horse Studbook until such time as a height certificate of 16hh or above is provided. Horses are then moved to the Premium Drum Horse Studbook.

  2. Horses registered on the Drum Horse Studbook may also be registered on the Gypsy Cob Partbred registry if they meet the criteria.

  3. Any New Zealand-bred horse to be registered as a Drum Horse with the New Zealand Gypsy Cob Association Incorporated is to have:

    1. the Drum Horse Parent/s registered with the New Zealand Gypsy Cob Association Incorporated.

    2. DNA verification to the registered Gypsy Cob parent as applicable.

    3. DNA verification to the non-Gypsy Cob parent from 1st August 2023.

    4. In the case of imported horses, these horses must be already registered in their country of origin by a recognised Drum Horse Breed Society as a Drum Horse and/or the horse must be DNA verified to both of its Drum Horse parents.

  1. All imported horses that have their sire/dam named on their pedigrees must provide DNA verification proof in order to have ‘DNA verified’ displayed on their registration papers. Should this not be provided then the registration papers will display “DNA not verified”.

  2. In the case of foals imported into New Zealand in utero, the foal's imported dam must be registered with the New Zealand Gypsy Cob Association Incorporated, and the foal's sire must be registered with a recognised Drum Society in the country of origin, and there must be a DNA profile for the stallion made available to the New Zealand Gypsy Cob Association Incorporated for the purposes of parent verification of any foal being registered with New Zealand Gypsy Cob Association Incorporated.

  3. Embryo-transplant foals are eligible for registration subject to New Zealand Gypsy Cob Association Incorporated registration requirements.

  4. Overseas Drum stallions providing frozen semen must be registered with a recognised Drum society in the country of origin, and there must be a DNA profile for the stallion made available to the New Zealand Gypsy Cob Association Incorporated for the purposes of parent verification of any foal being registered with New Zealand Gypsy Cob Association Incorporated conceived using such frozen semen.

  5. A horse may be registered as a Partbred Drum Horse with the New Zealand Gypsy Cob Association Incorporated if it meets the following criteria

    1. The Drum Horse Parent/s are registered in the Drum Horses registry with the New Zealand Gypsy Cob Association Incorporated

    2. The horse is DNA verified to the registered Drum Horse parent/s.

    3. The percentage of Drum Horse is not below 25%

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