• The horse must have an
OBVIOUS PINTO pattern.
• The horse can be Tobiano,
Overo, Splash or Sabino, or a combination of these patterns.
• Black color is
preferred, but all colors are allowable, except for gray.
• Horses with a gray
parent are required to be tested negative for gray.
• Breeding horses
suspected to carry Overo are required to be color tested for
• Solid horses are
not eligible, even if both parents are pinto.
• All horses must be
DNA tested. Parent verification is required, whenever possible.
• All parent horses
must have DNA markers, or submit a hair sample to be on file with
HH, whenever possible.
• Registration into the
Baroque Pinto Books is at the discretion of the HH council.
For horses who do not fit criteria above, the
Friesian Heritage Horse offers a number of other registration
books, for horses with a minimum of 25% documented Friesian
heritage. Please visit the General
Rules page to see a full list of the HH registration
Baroque Pinto Warmblood Heritage
(Written behind the registration number as BPW)
A documented combination
of Friesian with European Barock Pinto and/or European warmblood
breeds only; e.g., Dutch Warmblood, Hanoverian, Trakehner,
Holsteiner, Oldenburg, etc. Must not be under 25% Friesian heritage.
Baroque Pinto American Heritage
(Written behind the registration number as BPA)
be Over 51% Friesian OR a minimum of 50% Friesian with a
minimum of 25% European warmblood OR a minimum of 25%
Friesian with a minimum of 50% European warmblood. Breeding a Baroque Pinto
Warmblood book horse to a Baroque Pinto American book horse
automatically places the resulting offspring into the Baroque Pinto
American Heritage Sub-Book. The Non-Friesian side of the pedigree
should be no less than four generations. Horses may not be over 25%
Draft or Gypsy (Tinker) blood.
Horses who are a combination of Gypsy and Friesian blood, with no
other breed influence, are not eligible for the Baroque Pinto books,
but may be registered in the Gypsian book.
Horses who are 50% Friesian and/or horses who do not have a full,
four generation pedigree on the non-Friesian side, may be considered
for this book with a qualifying High Merit Inspection score, or
other other show/inspection credentials, by special invitation. This
is at the discretion of the HH council.
Baroque Pinto Foundation Heritage
(Written behind the registration number as BPF)
To be accepted in th BPF book, purebred Friesians must have white on
two feet and a white face mark; e.g., star or strip or blaze.
Pinto/Friesian or Barock Pinto horses that were IMPORTED from Europe,
with a portion of non-documented Friesian heritage, will be considered for the BPF
book on a case by case basis.
An * asterisk behind a horse's name means some
portion of Friesian heritage can not be verified, therefore their
percentage of Friesian heritage is estimated.