Rules for the grading up of Cleveland Bay Horses CBHSA

The rules for entry onto the Pure Stud Book Grade Registers Introduction
In 1997 a new system of grading was introduced because it was thought that the Breed was losing good mares of pure blood because of miss marking.
Into this system was incorporated the old Grading Register for mares whose pedigrees did not carry enough Cleveland crosses for the full Stud Book and a more natural progression towards Stud Book registration was set out.

There are now 3 Grade Registers for females, A, B, and C. Grade D is a male register into which all the male progeny of Grade Register mares are put and also any males rejected, for some reason, from the full Stud Book.

THE GRADE REGISTERS

Grade C – The standards for entry onto the Grade C Register are:

  • Only females are eligible Minimum age of 3 years old.
  • Minimum height of 16.0 hh with at least 8 1/2“ of bone measured with a tight tape immediately below the knee at the smallest part of the limb.
  • All animals must be bay with black points and no white markings other than a small star. Roaning in the coat is not acceptable.
  • The mare must be accepted by the Breed Committee as having  than 75 % pure Cleveland blood or more; and the animal should normally have been entered in the Society’s Part Bred Register.
  • The mare must have a traceable ancestry.
  • The mare must have an examination by the Society’s appointed veterinary surgeon for soundness and freedom from hereditary disease.
  • The mare must pass an examination by the Society’s Inspectors who will take into account suitability and type; and who will have regard to, but not be bound by, the veterinary surgeon’s report.
  • The mare owner must pay the current inspection fee and any other cost required by the Society.
  • The mare’s sire must carry a current Pure breeding license from the Society and the Society’s covering certificate must accompany the application; except where a Grade D stallion is allowed under these rules. (See Grade D)
  • The Breeder must sign the originating application to the Society’s Registers and the current owner must sign the transfer application.
  • The current application form must be completed in full to the satisfaction of the Breed Committee.
  • The male progeny of a Grade Register mare or Stud Book mare by Grade D stallion will only be eligible for entry onto the Grade D Register.
  • The female progeny of any Grade Register mare or Stud Book mare by a Grade D stallion will only be eligible for entry onto the
  • Grade C Register subject to the normal inspection rules.
2.4 Full Stud Book

All progeny of Stud Book mares by a CB stallion with a Pure Bred license are eligible for entry onto the full Stud Book subject to the following:

  • The Breeder (and the current owner) must sign the original application form.
  • The application must be completed in full to the satisfaction of the Breed Committee.
  • All animals must be bay with black points and no white markings other than a small star but subject always to the discretion of the Breed Committee. Roaning in the coat is not acceptable.
  • Other matters of conformation and hereditary disease will be at the discretion of the Breed Committee
  • Fillies with white markings, that are rejected for the Stud Book but otherwise would have been acceptable, will be eligible on inspection for the Grade Register and their female progeny only will be eligible for the full Stud Book under normal rules of inspection. The Breed Committee would have discretion to recommend fillies for acceptance within the Grades under this rule; owners of rejected fillies may appeal to Council.
  • All applications for the Grade Registers or the full Stud Book must be accompanied by the current fee.