All part bred Clydesdales are welcome to be registered with the CCSHA. Owners must provide 2 forms of proof that their horse has Clydesdale in its pedigree OR the horse must undergo Classification by the CCSHA Committee. Further information regarding horse registration can be found here.
Can I register my horse?
I have a full Clydesdale horse, can I register?
We do not accept registrations of full Clydesdale horses as a breed. An Association already exists for Clydesdale horses. However, if you have a full Clydesdale horse that is part of your breeding programme for Clydesdale Cross horses, you may still find membership valuable.
I am a breeder of Clydesdale Cross horses, what benefits do I get with membership?
As a breeder, you are entitled to place your contact details and a selection of photos on our website. Additionally, the Association often receives phone and email enquiries from potential buyers looking for horses. If you so wish, you can be placed on the list which we pass on in response to such enquiries. You are also welcome to advertise the services of any full Clydesdale stallion, as clearly this promotes the breeding of Clydesdale Cross horses.
What is the difference between 'Sport Horse' and 'Studbook' registration?
In July 2006, the CCSHA undertook a comprehensive review of our registration procedures. As a result, in September 2006 we split our horse register into the “Sport Horse” register and the “Stud Book”.
STUD BOOK REGISTRATION
The Stud Book is open to mares and stallions that have a minimum of 25% REGISTERED Clydesdale in their breeding – this means that the sire or dam, OR at least one grandparent is a REGISTERED Clydesdale.
Owners wishing to register a horse in the Stud Book must provide a copy of the purebred Clydesdale’s registration certificate and / or a copy of the service certificate issued by the breeder. Horses must be either registered or branded.
Fillies and colts under 2 years of age may be recorded as foals OR can be accepted into the adult / permanent Stud Book register. If registering a stallion, please refer to the Stallion Registration section below.
SPORT HORSE REGISTRATION
The Sport Horse registry is open to ALL geldings, horses with less than 25% proven Clydesdale heritage, and for horses that do NOT contain a registered, purebred Clydesdale in their breeding.
Horses under 2 years of age may be recorded as foals OR can be accepted into the adult / permanent Sport Horse register. If registering a stallion, please refer to the Stallion Registration section below.
To ensure that our registers only include horses with Clydesdale in their heritage, Sport Horse owners must provide at least 2 forms of evidence when applying for registration. Acceptable forms of proof may include but are not limited to: registration certificates from other breed/colour societies, service certificates from breeders, copies of sire/dam’s registration papers, letters from breeders or previous owners, photos of sire or dam, Statutory Declarations, etc.
NOTE: Stallions without proven breeding are NOT eligible for registration with the CCSHA.
If owners do not have proof that their mare or gelding is Clydesdale Cross, they can apply to have them Classified by the CCSHA Committee. One of the aims of the Classification process is to determine if the horse exhibits true Clydesdale Cross traits/characteristics. Owners will need to provide all available information they have regarding the horse’s history and a series of photos that clearly show that the horse exhibit Clydesdale Cross characteristics.
What if my horse's name has already been registered?
If the name you have chosen is already registered (please see here), you will contacted to choose an alternative name.
The CCSHA accepts registration of Stud Prefixes/Suffixes. Please select the ‘Registration of Stud Prefix’ product for the registration of your stud prefix or the ‘Registration of Stud Suffix’ product for the registration of your stud suffix. If a prefix/suffix is already registered you may not incorporate this prefix/suffix into your name unless you have proof the horse was bred by the stud in question. Addition of numbers to a name already in use is not allowed eg. Stolichnaya (currently registered) cannot be Stolichnaya 2 or Stolichnaya II. Addition of “The” to the beginning of a name already in use is not allowed.
Where can I buy a Clydesdale cross?
A list of Clydesdale cross breeders are available on our Breeders page
Is the Clydesdale Cross Sport Horse Association a recognised Breed Society?
Although there is no formal measure of “recognition” we are becoming known as the appropriate Association for formal registration of Clydesdale Cross horse. Registration with the CCSHA is often a requirement for entry in Clydesdale Cross breed classes at Agricultural Shows.
Additionally, the EA recognises us a Breed Association for the purposes of registering your horse. If your horse is registered with us, it will be allowed (indeed required) to keep the same name when registering your horse with the EA, even if the name is has previously been registered with the EA, or if you use a prefix that falls outside usual EA naming rules. Breeders who use initials as a prefix (eg. BPH) may find this a particular advantage.
How do I present my Clydesdale Cross horse for breed classes at Shows?
At present we do not advocate any particular style of presentation for Clydesdale Cross horses in Breed Classes. Our horses are a variety of types and used for many different purposes so it would be impossible to have a “one size fits all” policy for presentation.
Many members often particularly ask about feathers on legs. Many members choose to retain the feathers on their horses, while others choose to clip them off. In our experience in Clydesdale Cross breed classes, both “feathered” and “feather-less” horses have won classes. As with all Showing, of course, preferences of individual judges may be different.
What events can I attend with my Clydesdale Cross horse?
In addition to the various events open to all variety of horses, there are now a number of events open only to Clydesdale Cross horses. An increasing number of Agricultural Shows, particularly in Victoria, are including Clydesdale Cross Breed Classes on their programmes. For details, keep in touch with your local Agricultural Society. In addition, as we become aware of these classes we advertise their details.
The CCSHA also runs a gymkhana throughout the year which is restricted to registered Clydesdale Cross horses & members only. The gymkhana gets moved around Victoria to different locations & has now become a 2 day event with classes such as led, driven, ridden, obstacle & young stock classes.
For the details of this and other CCSHA events keep an eye on the “events page” on the website.
Is the Association insured?
Yes, we are affiliated with the EA and hold insurance to cover our members at our events. This means that as a member you are fully insured when you ride at any of our events.
An additional benefit of our insurance and EA affiliation is that whenever and wherever you ride with an EA registered coach, as a member of our Association you are fully insured.
For full details of EA affiliation and insurance, please see the EA website http://www.vic.equestrian.org.au/