addition to overseeing the Stallion Test, officials
from the FPZV return to North America each Fall
to judge foals and mares. This judging tour is
held at several locations, including the IFTC,
in order to be more convenient for the owners.
are judged at age three or four for preliminary
qualification as Star or Model mare status. Qualifying
mares must then pass a riding and driving test
identical to the stallion test prior to earning
Star or Model status.
Foals are judged so that they can be accepted
into the Foal Book. They are awarded Premium 1,
2, or 3 scores that then become part of their
official FPZV registration papers.