Assessment of Quality & Suitability While Maintaining Breed Identity
FEIT is the first, and only,
independent equine inspection tour in the USA. FEIT allows ALL
horses of ALL breeds to participate, regardless of age,
gender, breed or registration. Anyone who wishes to have
an opinion and a score from the judge
may have their horse
FEIT inspections are judged by licensed, highly experienced, USEF R
Judges. Horses are presented in hand and at liberty and the quality
of the horse’s conformation, walk, trot and canter are evaluated,
discussed and scored. Riding and driving tests are also available at
Horses are scored
40% on conformation and 60% on movement. For horses that qualify,
first, second and third premiums are given and ribbons and
certificates are awarded. All horses scoring 7.7, and over, will
have their quality further acknowledged by also receiving an award
of “High Merit”.
The judge makes an evaluation as to the horses suitability.
currently has three different Suitability Standards and one breed standard
that horses may be judged against and more standards may be added in
*Sporthorse Inspection Standard
(traditional Olympic disciplines)
*Park Inspection Standard (for riding or driving horses with high knee action)
*Utility Inspection Standard (Western disciplines, Hunters, Driving)
Breed-Purebred Friesian Inspection Standard
Inspections Are Valuable &
Educational & Promote Responsible Breeding!
Inspections are generally viewed as a good way to assess the quality
of the horses breeding and producing offspring within a registry or
breed type. Inspections also help to educate breeders and buyers
about the type and quality they are aiming to produce or buy.
Some owners find these inspections useful in terms of having the
horse(s) professionally evaluated for conformation and for potential
for various disciplines. They are particularly useful as a marketing
tool. Buyers often find a horse with a good inspection score more
appealing than a horse without one. For breeders, it helps to
establish the overall quality of their breeding programs and often,
helps them to see where improvement is needed.