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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec. 14, 2007
    Wilsonville, Ontario, CANADA

    Default What does "bonitation" mean with regards to WB registries?

    If a horse has a Bonitation score of "82" - what does that mean exactly?

    And can the Bonitation change as that individual progresses through the competition arena? And/or as his offspring hit performance age and climb up through the levels?

    Or does it always stay at that "82" level?

    Is "82" considered good? Great? Middle of the Road? And is it marked out of a Perfect 100 score?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb. 3, 2000
    Nokesville, VA


    I had never heard that term- but I googled it.

    It appears to mean "evaluation of the conformation against the breed standard".

    chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov. 28, 2003


    I've never heard "bonitation", but registries use the term bonits all the time. Scoring varies from registry to registry. For example, 46 bonits qualifies a mare for the premium mare book with the American Holsteiner Horse Association.
    Already excited about our 2016 foals! Expecting babies by Indoctro, Diamant de Semilly, Zirocco Blue and Calido!

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