For many decades, Holstein has delivered highly successful horses
for breeding and for sports. This didn’t just happen by chance, but has
been the result of methodically bred mare lines and the knowledgeable
experience of the breeders over many years. The knowledge of these mare
lines is therefore essential.
All stallions and international sport horses were assigned to mare
lines. All available information, inland and abroad, was incorporated
for this edition. The Holstein mare lines are indicated from the
numbers 4 to 8900 and contain their own respective licensed stallions.
Champions of stallion licensing and winners of stallion performance
tests are clearly identified.
This information is found in the book "Holsteiner Stutenstämme"
by Claus Schridde. The book originally emerged in the year 2000 from
Asmussen Publishing, and by the spring of 2008, it was already in its
third printing. 87 mare lines are represented with full-page
genealogical family trees; branches of the licensed stallions emerge
from those trees. The extensive photo material contains many previously
unreleased pictures of stallion dams and the dams of top international
horses. Over 90 color photos and 60 black and white photos are
included, which have some historic value.
This book does not contain German text; therefore, its trouble-free
use is ideal for breeders in any country. One page contains
abbreviations which have been translated to English. Asmussen books can
be ordered directly from Asmussen Publishing with world-wide delivery
service. The 3rd edition of Holsteiner Stutenstaemme is an absolute
must for the people who concern themselves with the genetic connections
to the Holstein breed.
A sample mare line with pictures
be found under 18 b 1.