Dutch Registration Papers Explained:  

Information obtained from FHANA 

FPS register

  • Veulenboek - Foal Book for foals, or any older horse not in an adult, or Studbook,
  • Registry ruinenboek - geldings book, Studbook for Geldings
  • Merrienboek - mares book, Studbook for Mares
  • Bijboek - B-book, Subsidiary Register

Geslacht - gender

Hengst for male horses (gender is not changed on the certificate after castration)

Merrie for female horses

Registratienummer - registration number

A number which will be a permanent designation for the specific horse. The first four digits indicate the year of birth.

Tongcode - tongue code

The unique code tattooed by the FPS on the tongue of horses entering the Foal Book prior to 1997

Chipnummer – chip number

The unique code of the microchip implanted in the neck of horses entering the Foal Book in 1997 and later. Some older horses have also received an electronic identification chip and in that case both the tongue code and chip number are shown on the certificate.

Geboortedatum - birth date

Birth date in European sequence of day-month-year

Inteeltcoefficient - inbreeding coefficient

The percentage of inbreeding (refer to Section

Geregistreerde Naam - registered name

Kleur - color

Zwart for black

Aftekening - markings

Geen for none

Brandmerk - brand

Location and mark of the horse's brand, if any

Schofthoogte - height at withers

Height in centimeters, on the date entered in the Studbook; (cm x .3937 = inches)

Premie - premium

Premium(s) awarded prior to issuance of the current Certificate (refer to Section 5.5). New Certificates are not issued each time a premium is awarded, but premiums are updated when new Certificates are issued (i.e. entry into Studbook, upgrading to Star register).

Fokker - breeder

First owner of the horse

Eigenaar - owner

Owner of record at the time the Certificate was issued. The current owner is often shown on the back of the Certificate if ownership was transferred in North America.

Staat van Overdracht - record of transfer

Details of ownership transfers, if any