Subject: Dates for the Approval of Male and Female Horses in 2022

Dear Sirs,

Four concentrations for the approval of male horses for the Studbook will be held in 2022: Golegã, Alter do Chão, Companhia das Lezírias and Coimbra:

  • 29 January, Golegã (Picadeiro Lusitanus)
  • 24 April, Alter do Chão
  • 16 July, Companhia das Lezírias
  • 22 October, Coimbra (ESAC)

All animals must produce a Certificate of Origin (Blue Book) and Spermogram, identifying the animal, the correct conformation of its external sexual organs, characteristics of its semen and a veterinary surgeon’s confirmation of reproductive capacity, without which it cannot be inspected.

Registrations should be sent up to 10 days prior to the examination.

In the case of mares, we should be grateful if you would inform us by 31 January of the number of mares and their location for the purpose of the Commission Visit.

The following are the dates and zones to be visited by the Registration Commission for the purpose of attributing scores to female horses:    

  • District of Aveiro: 15 and 16 March
  • Districts of Leiria and Coimbra: 5 and 6 April
  • Districts of Castelo Branco and Portalegre: 19 and 20 April
  • Districts of Bragança, Vila Real, Braga and Porto: 27, 28 and 29 April
  • District of Faro: 10 and 11 May
  • Azores: June

Under the terms of current legislation, mares will only be inspected upon production of a Certificate of Origin (Blue Book).

Please take note of the importance of ensuring that the requests are received within the above referred to deadlines, as we are not able to guarantee (in the case of mares) that any further visits will be made to the referred to locations.

Requests should be sent by filling in the form available on APSL’s website at

Thanking you in advance.

Yours sincerely.

Estoril, 9 December 2021       

President of Management Board
João Grave