Had a phone call from Debbie today, who is the lady we brought Katie from. She wanted to know if we could go half on a DNA test for Goytre Edward who is the Sire of Neo and one of her ponies. Agreed straight away as I've been requesting the hairs from Eddie's owner for over a year, but to no avail. All Stallions that are assessed need to be DNA'd for the stud book. Luckily for me Warrior's Sire has been fully DNA'd but Evelyn hasn't, which is not a problem as she is here with us at Hericus and I have already got pulled hairs from her mane.
The SPSBS are talking about having all foals DNA being done as they are registered, but are looking at ways to keep the cost down. It currently costs £40.00 per pony.