falabella europeThe Falabella Studbook Europe association was founded by its three initiators in 1995, and has been acknowledged by the ACCF parent studbook in Argentina, as well as by the PVE ministerial product board. This is the official studbook registration for this rare breed of miniature horses for all of Europe. In the year 2000, all members unanimously agreed to convert the studbook association into a non-profit organisation (foundation), to ensure the identity and continuity of the breed. FSE provides registration and DNA reports for 100% purebred Falabellas across all of Europe, and has joined other non-profit organisations besides the ACCF parent studbook, such as the British Falabella Studbook (BFS), and Falabella America (FMHA). The FSE has the objective of protecting the special Falabella breed - the only miniature horse breed in the world - and preserving it from extinction, as well as continuing registration of 100% purebred Falabellas, promoting breeding efforts involving Falabellas with healthy constitution and correct, functional, and appealing exterior features. Moreover, the name Falabella has been filed and registered. The name cannot be used without the approval f the studbook. S t u d b o o k   R e g u l a t i o n s Studbook Registration Purebred Falabellas possess original studbook documents, which can be used to trace the origins of the Falabella. An additional condition is that both the father and mother animals must be 100% purebred, as well as the three generations preceding them, and the male and female ancestors must descend from the Establiciementos Falabella Ranch in Argentina.
FSE exclusively register purebred Falabellas, divided into 2 sections;
A.: Additional Section 1 - Foal book
B. : Main Section - Studbook
From 2011, all foals submitted to FSE for registration that meet the regulations for registration, are entered into the foal book. FSE studbook certificate

FSE award studbook certificates for any Falabella entered into one of the FSE sections. certificate colour depends on the entry class the Falabella is in.
A.: Additional Section 1 – Foal book : grey
B. : Main Section – studbook: gold
The studbook certificate indicates the name of the Falabella, pedigree, colour, wither height, DNA ID number, transponder number, breeder and proprietor information. The certificate is also the certificate of ownership.
Falabellas registered as foals from 2011 are eligible for participation in veterinary and external inspections. Subsequently, they may become eligible for the definitive golden certificate, along with entry in the main section of the studbook. Studbook Precedence and Predicates

Falabellas may apply for precedence in studbook entries and events. The following categories are eligible for precedence:
Foal Precedence
Youth Precedence:
1-year old contribution, 2- year old contribution.
Mare and Stallion Precedence
Gold, Silver, and Bronze.
Further Predicates
Falabellas awarded gold are declared MODEL mares or stallions.
Stallions meeting the criteria based on clearly sufficient quality and quantity are promoted to sire stallion status.
Mares meeting criteria yet to be established based on clearly sufficient quality and quantity are promoted to PREFERENT status, based on their offspring. Registration of Covering and Notice of Birth Stallion keepers report the number of specified coverings to FSE by E-mail. These reports are used for registration, and in February, FSE send the birth notification to the mare keeper, including hair follicle. If your mare turns out to be barren or to have rejected the foal, you will still be obliged to return the - completed - birth notification.

On Birth of Foals

Foals must be presented in writing within 3 weeks of birth, by means of the birth notification.
Fill out the required details on the birth notification. The name of the foal must be in the Spanish/Argentine language, and must be a unique register entry. If the name is already included in the register, the breeder is required to submit a new name.

DNA Analysis

Prior to definitive registration of the foal, it is required to undergo DNA testing. Test criteria include 1. lineage, and 2. Falabella DNA profile testing (using a blueprint of purebred Falabellas).
For DNA testing, remove a minimum of 10 mane hairs from the midsection of the manes, check the hairs for follicles, and place them in the bag immediately. Your foal is registered using the data on receipt of the DNA report.
Microchipping Foals
Microchipping your foal is mandatory in the period between 3 months and 6 months from the date of birth. The microchip form is available for downloading and printing on our website. Subsequently, you schedule an appointment with your veterinarian. The veterinarian will fill out the form and place two stamps, one at the top of the form, partially overlapping the barcode sticker, and another one near the bottom of the form. This form must be returned to the secretariat within 7 days.

All Falabellas are legally required to have a passport as well as a microchip. The FSE chairman is authorised to issue passports by PVE.
Issue of horse passports is subject to the PVE Identification and Registration Directive. Any request for issue of passports or passport duplicates will be addressed in observance of subsection 2 of the aforementioned directive.
Requests for issue of duplicate passports must be accompanied by a written statement of the veterinarian who decoded the Falabella's transponder number. In addition, you are required to send along a copy of the notification of theft or loss.
Transfer of a Falabella to Another Person's Name
The owner selling the Falabella sends the original foal or studbook document to the studbook secretariat, including the name of the new owner. Subsequently, the passport is issued to the new owner immediately. To reduce processing costs, a sticker is issued to be placed in the passport on page 7 or 8.
On participation in veterinary or external inspections, the Falabella must be registered to the name of the proprietor. On Decease

Decease of the Falabella must be reported to the studbook immediately. The original certificate must be returned to the studbook secretariat within 3 weeks. If the passport is not reclaimed by RENDAC, it should still be sent to the studbook secretariat.
In addition, a form must be completed stating the cause of death of the Falabella. This form is available from the secretariat. General Registration FSE does not oblige the proprietor/breeder to have their Falabella(s) registered in the studbook.
By submitting a request for registration in the studbook, the registered person declares to be familiar with, and to agree with, the applicable stipulations as intended within the present regulations. By registration of the Falabella, the owner is automatically member of the FSE.
Rates may be charged to the registered person for registration, inspections, and issue of studbook certificates and passports, in accordance with the rates as determined by FSE.
Registration of the registered person occurs solely for purposes of FSE internal registration, pertaining to the rights and obligations associated with registration. No rights can be derived from this with respect to FSE. Falabella News Magazine

Twice a year, upon sufficient supply of source material by breeders, FSE will issue the magazine and send it to all Falabella breeders. Online Sales List

This sales list is intended for free advertisements, limited exclusively to a maximum of 3 FSE-registered Falabellas per stud farm.