North American Curly Horse Inspection Program
Ann Marie Gregoire, Julie Hueftle, the immortal *Sparlock & his
NACHIP is a North American program that will supply inspection scores compatible
with ICAMS, the International Curly Approved Mare and Stallion studbook.
It has been developed to meet the requirements of North American Curly horse
owners and in support of the vision of ICAMS. The first inspection was held
in Oct. 2005 at the New Mexico ICHO AGM, hosted by Bob and Donna Hedicke
with Ann Marie Gregoire, a USEF 'r' dressage judge, presiding. It served
to both inspect the first group of horses and to test the proposed North
American approach for its suitability in the North American environment.
The results led to the following inspection directives.
1. Provide consistent and high quality inspection results that would support
the vision and goals of ICAMS, allowing North American horses to be entered
into the ICAMS program
2. Provide an affordable program that will be attractive and useful to Curly
horse owners regardless of individual goals, age or sex of horse (mare, stallion
3. Provide a program that will help fill the needs of people buying long
distance to get a reliable and comparable evaluation on the type and conformation
of horses of interest
4. Help fill out pedigrees with information that is useful in the development
of special emphasis (type) breeding programs
5. Provide some comparable information on general body type, style and breeding
recommendations for owners and breeders
6. Provide education to Curly horse owners & breeders so we can better
understand the importance of good conformation and how it impacts the usefulness
and longevity of horses, and how this will help us preserve the most fundamental
and important traits of our Curly Horses
7. Provide the base for progressive generations of approved curly horses,
potentially leading to an evolved breed
Recommendations. If you are considering holding a Curly Horse show
or inspection, and would like the resulting scores to be compatible for
submission to ICAMS for studbook approval, go here to read over the
recommendations for holding a NACHIP inspection event. This is an overview
of what information you as the prospective host will want to gather up and
send to the Genesis Committee for support and coordination.
NACHIP Inspection Procedure. Here
is the step by step procedure & protocol of NACHIP - outlined by Genesis
Committee, for a NACHIP program inspection event. This is not carved in stone,
but covers all necessary steps for producing scores that will be compatible
for subsequent ICAMS application for the participants who wish to pursue
GC Criteria for Listing ICAMS Approved
Judges. Along with the few judges already used by the Genesis Committee
for the first inspections in North America & Europe, we are developing
criteria for listing more ICAMS approved judges in the future.
NACHIP Inspection Scorecard. Here is the scorecard format that will
ensure scores compatible with applying to ICAMS studbood for approval. (Being
finalized by Donna Hedicke at this time)
How to Have a Great
Inspection. Here is a write up of a NACHIP Overview adapted from
the AWS Inspection Overview. This will provide a prospective host with good
information about what to expect and what to prepare for in hosting a NACHIP
Inspection. This is intended as a resource and is not necessarily a reflection
of policy or requirements at this time.
Application. Here is a convenient form for a prospective host to
fill out when contacting GC indicating interest or intent to hold a NACHIP
inspection. This is intended as a resource and is not necessarily a reflection
of policy or requirements at this time.
Form. Here is another convenient form - an example of what a prospective
host could hand out to potential participants for their Inspection.
Host Enrollment List.
Here is a good form to use to alert ICHO Genesis Committee of the enrolled
participants expected to attend the Inspection a little ahead of time. This
indicates number of horses and degree of participation in advance; facilitates
good communication & coordination.
NACHIP Catalogue of
Entries. In response to receipt of above Host Enrollment List, the
GC can then provide host with a Catalog of Entries.
Many of these forms & the protocol they represent is taken from other
inspection programs, and will be re-evaluated after using them a few times.
Who to Contact for More
|ECHIP in Europe - LIGHT
Horse Inspection Program:
Lene Jensen, Norway
Karen Zierler, Austria
Marianne Bornemark, Sweden
|NACHIP in North America
- LIGHT Horse Inspection Program:
in North America - Draft Horse Inspection Program: