About Us

Pedigree Matching has been developed by Norman and Dr Charles Hall from Prince Edward Island, Canada. We have drawn on our extensive knowledge and hands-on experience within the Performance horse industry to create these unique pedigree resources.

Norman Hall is a long time active member of the Standardbred community in Atlantic Canada. He has been involved for over forty years in the industry and has served the industry in many capacities. He has been the manager of the Prince Edward Island (PEI) Colt Stakes since 1984 as well as serving in periodic appointments as a director of the PEI Standardbred Horse Owners Association, as a director, volunteer manager and President of the Charlottetown Driving Park and as a founding member of the PEI Harness Racing Industry Association. He has been honoured by the PEISHOA as Active Horseman Of The Year for his volunteer activities and by The Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association, with the prestigious Glen Kennedy Memorial Award, for his support of the breeding industry in Atlantic Canada. Recently, in the Provincial Legislature, he was recognized by the Government of the day as well as the Opposition for his efforts in promoting Standardbred pedigree research through the development of his unique software, Pedigree Matching Globetrotter. See the list below detailing Norman's Horse Racing Industry Involvement:

  • 1978 Purchased first horse, Enersave, as a yearling as part of a syndicate group known as N-R Stable.
  • 1980 Enersave became the PEI three year old filly of the Year.
  • 1978 - 1986 Director and Secretary Treasurer of PEI Standardbred Horse Owners Association.
  • 1984 - Present Managing director of PEI Colt Stakes.
  • 1999 Founding director of PEI Harness Racing Industry Association.
  • 1998 President and volunteer General Manager of Charlottetown Driving Park.
  • 1984 - 2008 Manager of the PEI Select Yearling sale, now the Atlantic Classic.
  • 1990 - 1994 Co-host with Dr Don Ling of the first cable TV live harness racing show in North America.
  • 2001 Awarded the PEISHOA Active Horseman Of The Year in recognition of volunteer activities.
  • 2004 Awarded the Glen Kennedy Award for service to the Atlantic breeding industry.
  • 2019 Awarded PEI Government Service to Industry Award
  • 2020 Developer of world renowned Globetrotter now PM Equine, an updated and improved version with many new features to make better pedigree decisions.
  • Creator of Joe O'Brien Memorial exhibit now in the Obrien Museum in Alberton, PEI.
  • Author of Queen Among Queens, a history of the maternal lines of the Standardbred.
  • Presenter of Breeders seminars in North America, Europe and Australia/New Zealand.
  • Host and presenter of the annual Pedigree Camp in Charlottetown since 2006 attended by breeders from all over North America.

In addition to his involvement with breeding farms and breeders organizations in North America he has traveled extensively to give seminars on standardbred breeding throughout Europe, most recently conducting a five seminar tour in Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway, as well as seminars in Wales and Scotland. He has also traveled to Australia and New Zealand to assist breeding operations there as well as in Germany and France on several occasions. The Pedigree Matching breeding program is now a valuable asset to the pedigree research needs of such farms as Hanover Shoe Farms, Blue Chip Farm, Tara Hills, Alabar, and many small breeders around the world.

Mr Hall is a Professional Engineer by training and brings his analytical skills and focus on “the facts” to the vital decisions that breeders have to make in choosing sires for their mares. He is the author of two books, his original work on Pedigree Matching published in 1988, and a 2005 publication called Queen Among Queens which details the evolution of the maternal lines of the Standardbred horse.

View the written works published by Norman that serve as invaluable resources for those interested in pedigree matching.

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In addition to Norman and Charles, there are over 20 pedigree experts from around the world that contribute their knowledge to the ongoing development of the database now used by Pedigree Matching.