Breeding News


New chairman at studbook Zangersheide

Studbook Zangersheide vzw has a new chairman. At the General Meeting of 27 April Judy Ann Melchior was unanimously elected new chairwoman of the studbook


Judy Ann Melchior.
d. 01-05-2017 - 12:57

In the latest Board Meeting mrs. Melchior sr. indicated that after these many years she would pass the chairmanship over to the next generation. Daughter Judy Ann was considered both by the full Board and by the members of the General Meeting the most suitable candidate to take over this role from her mother.

For several years Judy Ann Melchior has been in charge of Studfarm Zangersheide and the organisation of the WC for Young Horses and the Z-Tour. She passionately continues the life’s work of her father, Léon Melchior. Added to these is now also the chairmanship of the studbook. Mrs Melchior sr. does, however, not disappear from the scene but will continue to support the entire team of Zangersheide in the background.

This year Studbook Zangersheide vzw has existed for 25 years and is, now more than ever, ready for the future. The number of members and registered foals has steadily grown over the years and the studbook closed the year 2016 with almost 4,300 registered foals and about 6,200 members. Because of this growth, it was decided that as from this year the Z-Festival (annual foal championships with selection for the Z Quality Auction and Z Online Auction) will also be organised in the Netherlands, Germany and France.

On the occasion of this jubilee of Studbook Zangersheide a party will be organised during the Z-Festival in Lanaken from 13 to 16 July to celebrate this together with its breeders.