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Statement on FELLOW WBFSH MEMBER STUDBOOKS, PASSPORTS & UELN NUMBERS

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d. 21-04-2017 - 08:42

STATEMENT: RECOGNITION OF FELLOW WBFSH MEMBER STUDBOOKS, THEIR PASSPORTS & UELN NUMBERS

As an umbrella organisation of sport horse studbooks worldwide the WBFSH advocates for coherence amongst its members as well as expecting its members to give respect and recognition to fellow WBFSH members. 


There have been several reported cases where WBFSH members have failed to respect the studbook of origin of a horse, its UELN and its identification documents.

The WBFSH strongly supports the UELN and the single lifetime identification document for equidae and is fighting at EU level for the preservation of both. Therefore, we make the following statement:

Whereas the WBFSH sets standards for membership, including standards of record keeping,

“The WBFSH considers it an infringement of privilege when its members do not respect fellow WBFSH members as recognized studbooks nor as breed authorities that issue horse identification documents and UELN numbers.

Willful disregard of a studbook records, including the failure to recognize a fellow member as a studbook of origin, and to accept its issued passports & its UELN numbers will be dealt with by the disciplinary committee as any violation of the rules or statutes would be, and may be deemed actions which are liable to scrutiny and/or termination of membership.”

 

Although this matter is not explicitly detailed in the WBFSH statutes, the WBFSH board & executive committee feel strongly that it should be made a rule of membership.

 

To support its position, the board may place before the general assembly a motion specifying “Recognition of the studbook of origin and Respect of fellow WBFSH member studbooks”, as well as stipulating a mechanism for dealing with infringements.