CHAPS(UK) run a Grading scheme for stallions and mares. Ungraded stallions 4 years old and over may not compete in CHAPS classes; are not recognised as breeding stock and will not be issued with covering certificates.
CHAPSUK run a series of Youngstock Evaluations throughout the year and at various venues around the country. (see Youngstock Evaluations page).
Colts (3 years old and under) that do not fulfil the pedigree requirements as laid out in the Grading Rules and Guidelines booklet may be put forward for Grading if, in the opinion of the CHAPS UK Grading Committee, they have demonstrated they are worthy of consideration by:
- Their own exceptional performance
- Progeny performance or
- Attaining a First Premium in Youngstock Evaluations – at least one of these must include a BREEDING evaluation as a 3 yr old
Mare Only Gradings
In an attempt to facilitate the future grading of mares, CHAPS have put in place a format specifically designed to cater for an “area-gradings” facility. If you are able to locate a suitable venue within easy reach of your location, and are able to assure us of a minimum of 6 mares forward for grading, CHAPS will send 2 assessors to evaluate these animals.
Mares MUST be CHAPS Registered.
For full details of Mare Grading requirements please contact CHAPS UK Admin.
FEES: Mares/Fillies 3 years old or over £60.00 (Fees shown include VAT at current rate)**
** An additional fee of £30.00 inclusive of VAT will also be required for DNA sampling if the mare is not already profiled.
Entries for Mare Grading MUST be made directly through CHAPS (UK) Admin, 1 McLaren Cottages, Abertysswg, Rhymney, Tredegar, NP22 5BH.
All mares entering MUST provide a 2-stage vetting certificate which was carried out not more than 21 days before the date of the Grading
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