1. bookVolume 16 (2016): Issue 4 (October 2016)
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2300-8733
First Published
25 Nov 2011
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Languages
English
access type Open Access

Effect of Some Factors on Performance Value Assessment of Stallions During Performance Tests

Published Online: 27 Oct 2016
Volume & Issue: Volume 16 (2016) - Issue 4 (October 2016)
Page range: 1175 - 1184
Received: 03 Mar 2015
Accepted: 05 Apr 2016
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2300-8733
First Published
25 Nov 2011
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

Breeding value of sport horses in Poland is estimated on the basis of, among others, results of the 100-day performance test of young stallions in the training centres. However recently, a drastic decrease has been reported in the number of stallions undergoing this way of assessment in Poland with an increase in foreign breeds in equestrian competitions. The objective of the study was to determine variability level of stallion traits evaluated in the training centres and to identify factors affecting stallion performance value assessment during the stationary performance test. The study included 503 stallions subjected to the 100-day training followed by the performance test in the years 2004-2013 at the training centres. There were computed statistical characteristics of 16 performance traits which were scored by the trainer of the training centre, judging commission and test riders. Influence of identified factors on each evaluation was established using the GLM procedure. The rank correlations served to estimate phenotypic interdependencies between the scores and performance value indices. It was stated that the studied group of stallions showed low variation within the body basic measurements and the conformation correctness evaluated on the 100-point scale was also found within an average value (78.86 pts), quite close to minimum value for young stallions in Poland (78 pts). The highest variation was observed for the scores given by the test riders and the main factor differentiating the performance value of horses was their origin-breed group. The horses of the German breeds (HANN, OLDBG, HOLST) earned the highest scores, while Wielkopolska horses got the lowest scores for performance test. Insufficient consistency between the individual evaluation made by the trainer of training centre and the judging commission may imply completely different period of assessment (trainer - 100 days, judging commission - 2 days) or unsatisfactory competencies of examiners.

Keywords

Czerwińska M., Mroczkowski S., Bohaczyk M. (2008). Acomparison of conformity of jumping abilities marks obtained by half-bred stallions during performance tests in Training Centre in Biały Bór in the period of 2002-2006. Rocz. Nauk. PTZ, 4: 9-15.Search in Google Scholar

Ducro B.J., Koenen E.P.C., Van Tartwijk J.M.F.M., Bovenhuis H. (2007). Genetic relations of movement and free-jumping traits with dressage and show-jumping performance in competition of Dutch Warmblood horses. Livest. Sci., 107: 227-234.Search in Google Scholar

Duensing J.K., Stock F., Krieter J. (2014). Implementation and prospects of linear profiling in the warmblood horse. J. Equine Vet. Sci., 34: 360-368.Search in Google Scholar

Górecka-Bruzda A., Jezierski T. (2010). Breed differences in behaviour-related characteristics of stallions evaluated in performance tests. Anim. Sci. Pap. Rep., 28: 27-36.Search in Google Scholar

Kaproń M., Janczarek I., Suska A., Marchel I. (2005). Attempt of evaluation of interrelation between two bonitation systems of half-blood stallions and their zoometric measures. Rocz. Nauk. PTZ, 1: 431-445.Search in Google Scholar

Koenen E.P.C., Van Veldhuizen A.E., Brascamp E.W. (1995). Genetic parameters of linear scored conformation traits and their relation to dressage and show-jumping performance in the Dutch Warmblood Riding Horse population. Livest. Prod. Sci., 43: 85-94.Search in Google Scholar

Krattenmacher N., Tetens J., Hedt S., Stamer E., Thaller G. (2014). The role of maternal lineages in horse breeding: Effects on conformation and performance traits. Proc. 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Vancouver, Canada, 17-22.08.2014, 283 pp.Search in Google Scholar

Lewczuk D., Szarska E., Strzelec K., Pietrzak S. (2004). An attempt at objectivization the halfbred stallions’ performance test in Poland. II. 100-day test. Anim. Sci. Pap. Rep., 22: 645-652.Search in Google Scholar

Mark T., Jönsson L., Holm M., Christiansen K. (2014). Towards genomic selection in Danish Warmblood horses: expected impacts and selective genotyping strategy. Proc. 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Vancouver, Canada, 17-22.08.2014, 477 pp.Search in Google Scholar

Pietrzak S., Próchniak T. (2014). The evaluation of the value for sports purposes of warmblooded horse breeds in Poland for the show jumping discipline. Ann. Anim. Sci., 14: 537-543.Search in Google Scholar

Ricard A., Danvy S., Legarra A. (2013). Computation of deregressed proofs for genomic selection when own phenotypes exist with an application in French show-jumping horses. J. Anim. Sci., 91: 1076-1085.Search in Google Scholar

Ruhlmann C., Bruns E., Fraehr E., Koenen E.P.C., Philipsson J., Janssens S., Ri- card A. (2006). Connectedness between 7 European countries for horse jumping competition, the Interstallion pilot project II. Proc. 57th Ann. Meet. EAAP, Antalya, Turkey, 17-20.09.2006, 349 pp.Search in Google Scholar

Schröder W., Klostermann A., Stock K.F., Distl O. (2012). Agenome-wide association study for quantitative trait loci of show-jumping in Hanoverian warmblood horses. Anim. Gen., 43: 392-400.Search in Google Scholar

Thorén-Hellsten E., Viklund Å., Koenen E.P.C., Ricard A., Bruns E., Philips- son J. (2006). Review of genetic parameters estimated at stallion and young horse performance tests and their correlations with later results in dressage and show-jumping competition. Lives. Sci., 103: 1-12.Search in Google Scholar

Wallin L., Strandberg E., Philipsson J. (2003). Genetic correlations between field test results of Swedish Warmblood Riding Horses as 4-year-olds and lifetime performance results in dressage and show jumping. Livest. Prod. Sci., 82: 61-71. Search in Google Scholar

Recommended articles from Trend MD

Plan your remote conference with Sciendo