The Performance Mother or “Prestatie” is a mare from the Studbook or Auxiliary Studbook who has three or more of her offspring who have achieved high levels of performance under saddle or driving. Performance must be demonstrated in competition at very high levels, such as qualification for international level driving events, successful competition at fourth level dressage or over jumps of up to four feet. Unlike other FPS designations, a Performance Mother does not have to undergo evaluation herself, and her offspring are judged upon their accomplishments, and not particularly to the breed standard.