Sporthorse-Data Help page
You can search for horses using the horses name.
The search can be narrowed by searching for horses with
- a specific gender (male/female)
- a specific coat color
- a birth brith year / decade
- a specifying a birth/standing land.
When you search for a horse, the kennel name is considered as well.
Kennel name: Fireline
Dog Name: Easy Rider
We recommand you to search for this horse with his full name,'fireline easy rider', or with 'easy rider'.
But you can also search for this horse with "fireline *" or with "* easy *" or with "* rider".
Please note that the asterix * is used as a placeholder.
Our search is tuned to find similar sounding names as well.
This can help you to find horses even will small typos in the search string.
Of course for best results you should spell the horse names correctly.
If you have problems spelling a name you are looking for then
you can use placeholders:
- The ? is a placeholder for one letter.
- The * can be used as a placeholder for many letters.
If you don't know the racing name of the horse then please try to search for
it by tattoo number.
If you have a mare you want to breed with, you have the possibility
to search the right sire with the 'testmating' tool.
Step one - choose your mare
At first, you have to fill in the name of your mare.
In the event of mares with the same name being in the database,
you will be presented with a list of these mares, from which you can choose the one you wish.
Please look carefully at the list, because it's important that
you don't choose the last point if your horse is already in the database.
In the eventuality of more than one mare having the same name as another mare, you can select the correct one based on either of the
- dob - date of birth
- land - IE = Ireland etc
- color - BD (Brindled)
- Sire/Dam combination
Step two - select the sire
Now you can select a sire. There are 4 possibillities to select a sire:
- select sire by a special ancestor
- linebreeding- select sire by a special bloodline
- search sire by country
- choose any male horse
1.) Special Ancestor
Please fill in the name of the ancestor. The database will now give you a list of all active sires of the world with this ancestor in the first five generations.|
Please choose one of them to see the pedigree of your future mating.
If you select 'linebreeding' you will get an alphabetical list of all ancestors that are in the first five
generations of your dam.|
You can choose the horse to whom you want to linebreed.
Then you get a list from all active sires of the world that have this horse in the first 5 generations.
In the last column of the sirelist is a number, e.g. '01020'.
Each digit stands for one generation (from left to right), and shows you how often the ancestor of the bloodline is in the pedigree of this sire.
In this example 'your horse' is 1 times in the second and 2 times in the fourth generation of the sire.
The sires in which the 'ancestor of the bloodline' is in the nearest generations will be at the top of the list.
In the pedigree of the planned mating the horse to whom you want to linebreed is marked blue.
If this horse is in the fifth generation of the dam or sire then you can select him but in the
pedigree of the planned mating it is not marked blue, because he is in the not shown sixth generation.
3.) Search sire by country
|Please choose the country where the sire should come from. Then you will get a
list of all active sires of this country.|
Choose one of them to see the pedigree of the future mating.
4.) Any male horse
|Please fill in the name of the sire you want to breed with and click the button.Then you'll
see the pedigree of the planned mating.|
- How to store this testmating?
Please click on th PDF sign to store the testmating as PDF on your computer.
- Do you miss an active sire or are there sires that should not be any longer in the table?
Then please contact us with the "report an error" form (at the top of the pedigree) so we can change it.
Please write in the 'error description' field what exactly is wrong, e.g. that he is at stud in the country xx or retired or deceased (if you know, with the date).
This information may help that other people will not set him as active again.
- Do you have any pictures of sires?
It would be nice if you could add them to the database.
This is a list of all sires that are standing at stud.
The sires are grouped by their standing land (the country where they are living).
The table shows you the name of the sire, his date of birth, his coat colour, his sire and his dam, and how many offspring he has.
A click on the name of the horse will lead you to his pedigree page, the same goes for the name of the sire and the dam.
A click on the 'number of offspring' will lead you to a page where the offspring of this sire is listed.
You can sort the active sire list (like any other list on Greyhound-Data) by clicking on the column header.
E.g. By default, the entries are sorted by name ascendend (starting with A).
A click on the column header 'name' will sort it visa versa, the first name is now starting with 'Z'.
If you click on the column header 'dob', you will see the oldest active sire at the top of the list, clicking twice will show you the youngest.
You can sort the 'active sires' by their colour, by their sire, by their dam, by their land of standing and by their number of offspring.
How to read a pedigree
|| ||Grandsire (grandfather of the horse on the father's side)||Sire (father of the horse)||
|| ||Granddam (Grandmother of the horse on the father's side)
|| ||Grandsire (grandfather of the horse on the mother's side)
||Dam (mother of the horse)||
|| ||Granddam (grandmother of the horse on the mother's side)
The pedigree shows 5 generations.
You can scroll through the pedigree by clicking at the sire and dam.
This is the mating of very close relatives. Ex: Mother to son; father to daughter; brother to sister, etc. Usually used by breeding experts to 'amplify' a certain characteristic of a bloodline. This could be good, or it could be bad.
This is the opposite of inbreeding. It involves the mating of two horses who have no relations in common. The rule of thumb applies to those ancestors within four generations. This 'fresh' blood is usually used by breeders to invigorate a bloodline.
This method is used consistently by breeders. It involves the mating of horses that are related past the third generation. Usually grandfather to granddaughter or niece to uncle. This method is used by breeders to allow them to amplify a certain trait without the risks of inbreeding.
Explanation of inbreeding colors
Inbred horses are marked in bright red.
All ancestors of these bright red horses
are colored dark red.
Bright red horses embedded among dark red
ones shows that there is additional inbreeding to these horses.
Please note that the pedigree shows five generations but six generations
are considered for the inbreeding marking.
So it may be that a horse is marked as inbred but only showed once on the screen.
The Rasmussen Factor (RF)
The Rasmussen Factor is a theory established by the famous US thoroughbred writer Leon Rasmussen.
As a service to those interested in the Rasmussen Factor, we use italicized letters to mark the Rasmussen dams.
The data of the horse
is on the left side of the screen:
below the horsename is the following information:
- also known as - in case the horse has had several names, e.g. "Race One" became "Race First"
- sport prefix - prefix that is used e.g. for competitions
- breed - breed of the horse [see list of breeds]
- color - the international abbreviation for the coat color [see list of color]
- sex - in addition to the sex, important active sires are marked
- height - the height is given in cm and hh
- date of birth - if the last number of the birth year is unknown there is an 'X' instead
- land of birth - country where the horse was born
- land of standing - country where the horse lives
- breed awards - breed awards that the horse achieved
- competition level - discipline and level [see list of competiton levels]
- level of progeny - number and highest level of progeny in a discipline
E.g. 25-Dr2 38-Ev3 72-Sj1 means this horse produced 25 Dressage horses, best level European Championships. 38 Eventers, best level Nations Cup. 72 Show Jumpers, best level Olympic/World Championships
- tattoo - the tattoo number of the horse
- life number - life number of the horse
- breeder - name of the breeder
- owner - name of the owner; if he has an email address you can click on the letter sign to write him
You will find links to the offspring of a horse in the upper navigation bar, if you are on his pedigree page.
To give the serious breeder some more transparency we included
under each pedigree all offspring of the dam that Sporthorse-Data is aware off.
These are the siblings and half siblings of the horse.
|Dr7 ||Dressage Novice|
|Dr6 ||Dressage Intermediate|
|Dr5 ||Dressage Grand Prix/Open/Advanced|
|Dr4 ||Dressage International|
|Dr3 ||Dressage Nations Cup|
|Dr2 ||Dressage European Championships|
|Dr1 ||Dressage Olympic/World Championships|
|Ev7 ||Eventing Novice|
|Ev6 ||Eventing Intermediate|
|Ev5 ||Eventing Grand Prix/Open/Advanced|
|Ev4 ||Eventing International|
|Ev3 ||Eventing Nations Cup|
|Ev2 ||Eventing European Championships|
|Ev1 ||Eventing Olympic/World Championships|
|Sj7 ||Showjumping Novice|
|Sj6 ||Showjumping Intermediate|
|Sj5 ||Showjumping Grand Prix/Open/Advanced|
|Sj4 ||Showjumping International|
|Sj3 ||Showjumping Nations Cup|
|Sj2 ||Showjumping European Championships|
|Sj1 ||Showjumping Olympic/World Championships|
|AP ||American Paint Horse|
|AQHA ||American Quarter Horse (AQHA)|
|ASH ||American Sport Horse|
|US ||American Warmblood|
|AWR ||American Warmblood Registry|
|PSL ||Andalusian Lusitano (PSL)|
|AAR ||Anglo Arab|
|AA ||Anglo Arabian (Pure Bred)|
|AES ||Anglo European Studbook|
|AN ||Anglo Normand|
|ARDS ||Arab (Dessert Bred)|
|AV ||Arabian (Pure Bred)|
|ARW ||Argentinian Warmblood|
|APH ||Australian Performance Horse|
|AUS ||Australian Sport Horse|
|AST ||Australian Stock Horse|
|AUW ||Australian Warmblood|
|AQPS ||Autre Que Pure-sang (AQPS)|
|BW ||Baden WŘrttemberg|
|BAW ||Bavarian Warmblood|
|BDH ||Belgian Draft Horse|
|BWP ||Belgian Warmblood (BWP)|
|SBS ||Belgium Sport Horse (sBs)|
|BB ||Berlin Brandenburg|
|BR ||Brazilian Horse Society|
|BH ||British Hanoverian|
|BHD ||British Horse Database (BHD)|
|BRW ||British Warmblood|
|CDE ||Caballo de Deporte Espa├▒o|
|CSH ||Canadian Sport Horse|
|CNW ||Canadian Warmblood|
|CLB ||Cleveland Bay|
|CNOR ||Cob Normand|
|CZ ||Czech Warmblood|
|DSP ||Danish Sport Pony|
|DK ||Danish Warmblood|
|DAR ||Dartmoor Pony|
|DD ||Dutch Draft|
|EB ||East Bulgarian|
|EF ||East Friesian|
|EG ||East German|
|EP ||East Prussian|
|EHB ||English Half-Blood|
|ERP ||English Riding Pony|
|FW ||Finnish Warmblood|
|FDS ||French Demi-Sang SF(DS)|
|GESH ||German Sporthorse|
|GI ||Gidran Breed|
|GOTP ||Gotland Pony|
|HU ||Hungarian Sport Horse|
|ID ||Irish Draught Horse|
|ISH ||Irish Sport Horse|
|IT ||Italian Sport Horse|
|BP ||KWPN (Bp)|
|PBP ||KWPN (Bp)|
|DPS ||KWPN (DPS)|
|KWPN ||KWPN (Dutch)|
|FPS ||KWPN (FPS)|
|GPS ||KWPN (GPS)|
|GPSA ||KWPN (GPSa)|
|GEKG ||KWPN (Gekr Gel)|
|GEKO ||KWPN (Gekr Old)|
|GRPS ||KWPN (GrPS)|
|NPS ||KWPN (NPS)|
|NSLT ||KWPN (NSLxTg)|
|NSTG ||KWPN (NSTg)|
|NWP ||KWPN (NWP)|
|PS ||KWPN (PS)|
|SGLD ||KWPN (Sgldt)|
|SGRT ||KWPN (Sgrt)|
|SPRT ||KWPN (Sprt)|
|TG ||KWPN (Tg)|
|UPS ||KWPN (UPS)|
|KF ||Kisber Felver|
|LX ||Luxembourg Stud Book|
|MX ||Mexican Sport Horse|
|NRA ||NRPS (Dutch)|
|NRPS ||Netherlands Pony Studbook|
|NF ||New Forest|
|NZ ||New Zealand Sport Horse|
|NTR ||Non Thoroughbred Register|
|NeWP ||Noordeuropees Warmbloed Paard|
|NSD ||North Swedish Draught/Draft|
|NFJ ||Norwegian Fjord Horse|
|NWB ||Norwegian Warmblood|
|NA ||Not Known|
|OLDI ||Oldenburg International|
|PBA ||Part Bred Arab|
|PF ||Paso Fino|
|POL ||Polish Warmblood|
|POR ||Portuguese Sporthorse|
|PRE ||Pura Raza Espa├▒ol|
|PRG ||Pura Raza Gallego|
|RPS ||Rheinland Pfalz-Saar|
|RP ||Riding Pony|
|ROM ||Romanian Warmblood|
|RU ||Russian Don|
|SCTR ||Scandinavian Coldblooded Trotter|
|SHD ||Schleswiger Heavy Draft|
|SWST ||Schweres Warmblut (PZV Sachsen-Th├╝ringen|
|SSH ||Scottish Sport Horse|
|SF ||Selle Francais|
|SHET ||Shetland Pony|
|SK ||Slovak Warmblood|
|SAW ||South African Warmblood|
|SP ||Spanish Purebred|
|SHB ||Sport Horse Breeding (GB)|
|SB ||Standard Bred|
|MNM ||Studbook MNM Azerbaijan|
|SU ||Suffolk Punch|
|ASRP ||Swedish Riding Pony|
|SWB ||Swedish Warmblood (SWB)|
|NAWS ||Swedish Warmblood (USA)|
|CH ||Swiss Warmblood|
|TRKP ||Trakehner (Polish)|
|RT ||Trakehner (Russian)|
|TRB ||Trotter (Belgium)|
|FRAA ||Trotter (French American)|
|FT ||Trotter (French)|
|DT ||Trotter (German)|
|TRD ||Trotter (Netherlands)|
|TRN ||Trotter (Norfolk)|
|TRO ||Trotter (Orlov)|
|TRR ||Trotter (Russian)|
|TRU ||Trotter (USA)|
|UNIR ||Unione Nazional Incremento Razze Equine|
|WMP ||Welsh Mountain Pony|
|WPB ||Welsh Part Bred|
|WPC ||Welsh Pony & Cob|
|YC ||Yorkshire Coach Horse|