I thought I would let you all know what progress I have made on the approval of Legrande in the States.
Well, I initially contacted RHPSI (as suggested by several both on here and other forums) There first email said that they would accept him into stud book II, but then I received a subsequent email stating that he would have to be inspected before he would be allowed into any of their studbooks? As the States and/or German are a bit too far away from home (UK), I decided that I would not go down that road.
I then contacted The American Warmblood Society, and they could not have been more accommodating. They have helped me through the whole process, which to be honest could not have been simpler thanks to their guidance. So I am pleased to announce that Legrande is 'Approved For Breeding' by AWS. Any foals produced by him in the States will be eligible for full registration.
After reading through threads both on here and other forums, I know that his 'Approval For Breeding' with AWS might not be everyone's cup of tea, as there seems to be quite a split opinion regarding studbooks in the States (and I do not and will not get into a discussion regarding them, as I am not knowledgeable enough!!!).
So we are very pleased indeed with his acceptance into yet another WBFSH studbook.