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In our regulations you will find information on the operation of our studbook, its shows and expertise. However, if you still have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Adapted March 10  2019


Horse, pony, mini-horse, mini-pony and foal:
  - Palomino color    
  - Isabelle color        
  - Crémello color       
  - Perlino color
(These 4 coat colors are preferred)

The studbook also records:

- others  colored dresses (Pie, Appaloosa, Pearl, Champagne and etc…)
- chestnut, bay, or black coats coming from and likely to produce a Palomino or Isabelle coat by crossing. 


The Palomino is colored  naturally golden, without the use of artifice.
She  can nevertheless  vary slightly from lightest to darkest. Charcoal coats are to be avoided.
The tail and the hair are naturally  white or cream without the use of artifice.
The eyes are hazel or brown, but necessarily of the same color.
White spots, except in case of injury and spots of another color are to be avoided, they depreciate the color of the coat. 
Lists and balzanes are accepted if they do not alter the aesthetics.

Cremello and Perlino  are cream-colored, pearly, the skin is pink and the two eyes are turquoise blue. The crémello has white horsehair, the perlino has horsehair slightly colored towards straw yellow.

The Isabella is a café au lait color with a darker line along the entire length of the back, the horsehair black.
Apart from its color, the morphology of the Belgian palomino horse must correspond to one of the  types defined below.  


Mutation (change of owner) of a horse, foal or pony:

1.1 Registered in the Palomino studbook: the applicant sends the transfer request and the horse's passport to the secretariat. This registers the change and returns the passport  modified to the owner.

1.2 Already registered in an approved Belgian or foreign studbook: the applicant sends the registration request and the genealogical certificate of the horse to the secretariat. It will be listed in the category corresponding to its characteristics.
1.3 Without certificate of origin : the owner requests a registration form.    
The document, completed by an approved controller, is returned to the secretariat. The horse is then listed in the category corresponding to its characteristics and it will receive a passport with a zootechnical certificate C.

Birth registration 
1.4 The colt or filly must be  identified under the mother, within the 6 months following the birth by an approved controller. 

1.5 It must meet the  different characteristics of the different standards of the types of the  Belgian Palomino horse

1.6 The notice of birth (cover sheet) and the registration request, completed by the breeder, will be sent to the secretariat. 
The latter, via the CWBC, delegates an approved identifier in order to establish the description of the colt or the filly
The statement of the identifier is returned to the secretariat which will establish the passport and the certificate  pedigree corresponding to the description of the foal or filly.


Horses meeting the criteria of the different types  are registered  in the RBP pedigree  


2.1  VOLUME    
- 1 to 200: Palomino dress
- 201 to 300: Crémello and perlino dresses
- 301 to 400: Isabelle dress
- 401 to 500: dresses in other colors, 
2.2  YEAR  - The first letter of the horse's name must be the one corresponding to the year of birth. In 2023  it will be the letter A.


1)  -  Sport Horse 

a) height: more than 1.48 m

b) Type: Sport horse:
Harmonious and elegant set, powerful, compact with a wide chest.

c) Gait: ample, supple, regular, with a good engagement of the posteriors.

d) Morphology:
Head: Light, harmonious and proportionate to the body.

Neckline: Of medium length, wide at the base, with a narrow insertion with the head.
Are prohibited: the blows of an ax, the swan's necks, and the throats of pigeons.

Shoulders and chest: broad and pronounced.

Back: short and carrying (muscular).

Limbs: well planted and dry.

Tail: in line with the line of the back.

Croup: powerful and rounded.

e) Temperament: respectful, courageous and submissive, naturally forward, allowing him to have great competitive skills whatever the discipline(s) practiced.
2)  Type: Arabic:

a) size: no limits

b) Type: Arabic type.  Harmonious, elegant and slender ensemble with lean muscles.
c) Gaits: Ample and aerial that he knows how to adapt according to the terrain.         

d) Morphology:

Head: well proportioned to the body, small and slender with a broad forehead, small, slender and expressive ears carried with vigor, large eyes giving it a lively, expressive and confident look.

Neckline: medium length, narrow insertion with the head and wide at the base.
Axes, swan necks and pigeon throats are prohibited.

Shoulders: long and well sloping to help lengthen gaits.

Chest: deep and open

Back: short and horizontal.

Limbs: Lean and thin with small hooves.

Tail:  high tie and carried with plume.

e) Temperament:  Nobility and liveliness while remaining respectful, responsive, curious and intelligent. He has great skills for competition whatever the discipline(s) practiced.
3) Type: Baroque.

a) size: no limits

b) Type:  Together  harmonious and balanced, with rounded shapes.

c) Gait: Supple, both extended and elevated.

Abilities: Natural tendency to concentrate and enthusiasm for work.

c) Morphology:

Head: Well proportioned, medium length, straight to slightly subconvex in profile.
Ears: small to medium, fine, thin and expressive, set well apart and carried vigorously. 
Forehead: slightly domed, protruding between the eyebrow arches.
Eyes: rather large and oval giving him a lively, expressive and confident gaze           

Neckline: Naturally rounded medium length. Narrow insertion with the head but wide and high at the base in harmonious union with the shoulder and emerging from the withers without depression.
The mane is furnished with  long and fine hair, the double mane is tolerated.
Axes, swan necks and pigeon throats are prohibited.
Chest: Medium width, deep and muscular.
Shoulders: Long and well sloping to favor the elongation of gaits. Well muscled.

Back: Tends horizontally, quite short, ensuring a smooth union between the withers and the loins.

Croup: Powerful and round, well proportioned, slightly oblique, 

Tail: in line with the croup, with hair, silky, long and abundant.

Limbs: well planted and muscular        
Gait: An energetic step. A raised and extended trot with a high knee and a wide movement. The gallop is flexible and regular.

d) Temperament: Nobility and character. frank, and generous tempered, but lively.
Gentle and close to human. having a natural tendency to concentrate and
enthusiasm at work. He has great skills for competition whatever
the discipline(s) practiced.

4)  American

a) Size
b) Type:  Elegant and powerful set, 
c) Gait: ample, flexible and regular.

d) Morphology:

Head: small and expressive with pronounced ganaches.

Ears: small to medium.

Neckline: long, muscular and low set.
The following are prohibited: ax blows, swan's necks and pigeon's throats.

Shoulders: mid-length and sloping to help lengthen gaits.

Chest: broad and powerful

Back: short  and widely developed.

Limbs: medium to short,  well muscled with lean, hard tendons. The legs will be correct from all angles.

Croup: very muscular  and rounded with a powerful panties.

d) Temperament: extremely placid, amiable, docile and helpful character, he will be courageous, confident and persevering. He will have great skills for competition whatever the discipline(s) practiced.

5)  Sport Pony

a) Sizes:

PONIES A: 1.05 cm to 1.17 cm
PONIES B: 1.18 cm to 1.27 cm
PONIES C: 1.28 cm to 1.37 cm
PONIES D: 1.38 cm to 1.47 cm

b) Type:  Harmonious and elegant set.
c) Gait: ample, supple regular with a good engagement of the posteriors. 

d) Morphology:

Head: Light, harmonious and proportionate to the body.

Neckline: Short to medium in length wide at the base with a narrow insertion with the head.
Axes, swan necks and pigeon throats are prohibited.

Shoulders: broad and pronounced.

Back: short and carrying (muscular).

Limbs: well planted and dry.

Tail: in line with the line of the back, the hair is thick and provided.

Croup: powerful and rounded.

e) Temperament: lively, respectful, courageous and submissive, naturally forward, allowing him to have great abilities for competition whatever the discipline(s) practiced.

6) Mini horse 

Morphologically balanced and harmonious.

a) Height: less than 1.05m

b) Type:  Morphologically balanced and harmonious.

c) Morphology:
Head: Well proportioned to the body with a broad forehead, fine muzzle with small well-opened nostrils, small ears carried quite straight.

The neck: short but well muscled.

Shoulders: oblique and muscular.

Limbs: thin and lean with correct balance from all angles
The hooves are small, strong and round

Back: short

Croup: oblique or rounded but well muscled.

Tail: rather low set, with abundant and silky hair.

e) Temperament: lively but respectful and intelligent.       
Register A: Complete genealogical certificate. Ancestry of at least  3 generations
Register B: Incomplete genealogical certificate.  
Register C: Genealogical certificate not corresponding to registers A or B. and products descended from two parents not being carriers of the cream gene.
NS register: Genealogical certificate for horses and ponies descended from non-expert stallions being registered in registers A and B (new European law of 2007)


3.1 Can participate in the shows:

-  Horses of palomino, isabelle, cremello or perlino coat 

- Horses of another color     
3.1.2 In order to promote the breeding of ponies under 1.05m, these may be presented and appraised  regardless of their  genealogy. They will be admitted for a renewable period of 3 years.
Nevertheless ; they will only be able to cover ponies under 1.05m. If this clause was not  respected, their descendants would be listed in the C register.

This is a model and gait type contest  The titles of THE BEST and THE BEST OF BEST will be awarded there, these titles are awarded regardless of the dress provided that the equine is registered with the RBP

BELGIAN CHAMPION titles  and SUPREME CHAMPION are awarded ONLY to horses with PALOMINO-CREMELLO-ISABELLE-PERLINO coats (or which have a coat with at least 1 GENE CREME) which have obtained the highest number of points by accumulating the points obtained in model and paces  and the points obtained during the mental test.

3.1.3  The test of your equine's mental balance 

1- Motionless stop 30 seconds in a defined rectangle.
2- The guide passes his hand over/caresses the horse's entire body (head, hind legs, etc.) without the horse being afraid or defending himself. (the presenter  can be helped by a 2nd person to hold the horse) 
3- The presenter asks for each foot of the horse (the presenter can be helped by a 2nd person to hold the horse)  
4- Pass between 2 bars (of obstacles) on the ground, stop and back up between the 2 bars
5- Go over the bars and cross  a tarp laid on the ground. 
6- Slalom between various objects (chair, umbrella, etc.) 
7- Go through a narrow passage (between 2 barrels…)
8-   Go over a 'bridge/passerelle', a plate placed on the ground that sounds hollow. 
9-   Entering a van or passing through a van with back door and front door.

3.2.  EXPERTISE (Stallion Show)

3.2.1  To be admitted to public stud, a stallion must have obtained or less  65% of points. (If the stallion obtains a result between 50% and 64% of the points he will be authorized to breed but only in private riding)

3.2.2 Paternity and filiation checks, by DNA analysis, take place annually. The choice of colts and fillies is made by drawing lots. 
The cost of this check is borne by the RBP. In the event of fraud, if proven, the Board of Directors reserves the right to refuse the stallion.

3.2.3  The stallion admitted, for the first time, in public riding must be presented to the veterinary control. Hair will be taken and a DNA analysis carried out. Without it, the stallion cannot be admitted.
3.2.4 A stallion between 3 and 5 years old is admitted for a period of 1 year renewable annually. Once he reaches the age of 6 he is admitted for life  in public riding.
However, it must be shown at least once every 3 years  (i.e. at the age of 9 years -12 years – 15 years -18 years and this until the age of 21 years.)

3.2.5 In case of impediment  to present the stallion, the owner will provide a veterinary certificate specifying the reason for the absence in order to obtain an exemption. The stallion not presented 2 consecutive times will have to submit to a  new skills...
3.2.6 In all cases, the owner must  be in order of annual subscription in order to keep the admission of his stallion.               For stallions born from 01/01/2005 and measuring more than 1.05m, a medical examination at the Veterinary Faculties of Ghent and Liège is recommended in order to give a quality criterion.  extra from the stallion. 


The owners must first be in order of contribution and have paid the cost of the participation fees 
4.1 The owners must present themselves at the control as soon as they arrive on the site  veterinarian with their horses' passports.
The passport must be presented to the ringmaster when the horse enters the waiting ring for identification.

4.3 The course designer is entitled to refuse entry to a horse in the waiting ring if he considers the dress of the person presenting to be incorrect or if the horse is not groomed.

4.4 Horse owners must report to the secretariat with their horse's passport one hour before their visit.

4.5 Horses will be groomed. From January 1, 2010, the RBP sweatshirt or polo shirt is mandatory for the person presenting the horse.  
4.7 Stallions must be bridled.
4.8 The jury's decision is not contestable.
4.9 Horses and ponies are the sole responsibility of their owner on the site of the  contest and this, during the entirety of their stay.
4.10 The association declines all responsibility in the event of an accident.
4.11 Horses must present themselves in the waiting ring ¼  hour before their presentation.
4.12 The schedule must be respected. However, due to exceptional circumstances, the jury may adapt this one.

4.13 Horses in the process of being registered (request recorded by the secretariat) can take part in the show.

4.14 Horses applying for registration may participate in competitions on the condition of the prior payment of the administrative costs: 
  contribution - registration - expertise - qualification.

4.15  Horses listed in register C can be presented at competitions but are not appraised.  
The breeding commission determines, according to the jury's remarks, the list of horses admitted to the expertise, to the qualification tests and the stallions admitted, adjourned or refused.

Out of competition the members of the jury can, if they wish, comment on their judgment to the requesting owners


5.1 The owner receives a service book and an admission form. Only the holders of this form are approved for the year of the expertise.
5.2 The list of recognized standards will be updated and published  on our website in the first half of January of the year of admission.
5.3 The owner of an adjourned or refused stallion will receive the result of the expertise with the remarks of the jury and the opinion of the breeding commission, by mail, within 30 days after the competition.

5.4 Stallions, whatever their colors, registered in an approved stud book, Belgian or foreign, and not appraised, may be appraised by the RBP, under the conditions provided for by the regulations. 
5.5 Stallions admitted to public breeding in an approved Belgian or foreign studbook may cover mares registered with the RBP 
Their products will be recognized.

5.6 The objective of the association being the promotion of the palomino colored horse,  if a listed stallion  in the volume ''other colours'' a mare other than a palomino, crémello, perlino or isabelle color projects, the product  will be stored in the C register.

Reglement Expertise
type cheval de sport
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