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Dear reader,

On this site you will find the latest news from all WBFSH members. With this service we aim to provide you with a broad insight into the worldwide sport horse breeding scene with relevant information and photos.

We feature stallion licensings, elite mare shows, foal championships, riding championships for young horses as well as we feature title winners such as Stallion of the Year and Breeder of the Year in the respective studbooks.

All news items are listed in the archives by calendar year in the menu bar on the left hand side whilst the most recent of news are listed below.

We hope you will enjoy the site and return regularly for an update on the latest breeding news.

Hannover's strong mares
30-07-2020 - 10:47

13th Herwart von der Decken Show in Verden: Mare power is on the agenda when the best three-year old mares from Hannover and the Rhineland compete at the Herwart von der Decken Show on Thursday, August 6th

WBFSH General Assembly as web-conference
21-07-2020 - 13:11

It is with regret that the board of the WBFSH announces that the WBFSH Annual Meetings 2020 will not take place as planned in Germany but will be held via an online format

No sport horse without thoroughbred
16-07-2020 - 14:38

Taking a look at the eventing breeder rankings, the horses in the first four places are three thoroughbreds and one thoroughbred-cross. Historically thoroughbreds have always been strong in eventing, favoured for their stamina and heart. This is also why thoroughbreds were frequently used to refine the warmblood, to produce the athletic modern horses that characterise the sport today, not just in eventing, but in jumping and dressage as well

A unique and versatile breed
16-07-2020 - 14:26

The Thoroughbred is a unique and versatile breed that has influenced modern sport horse breeding worldwide. After the Covid-19 pushed the pause button on the world in the second quarter of 2020, this week the WBFSH World Rankings that are published on a monthly basis have finally kicked off again

ANCCE Dressage Cup on
16-07-2020 - 13:50

ANCCE, the Spanish PRE breed association, has announced the dates of its annual International show in Sevilla: 7 - 10 October 2020

The WBFSH Rankings are back
08-07-2020 - 14:06

The competition venues have opened and horse shows are running again which means that the WBFSH Rankings again are published monthly

Guidelines for the FEI-WBFSH Dressage World Breeding Championships
09-06-2020 - 15:07

The FEI has updated the guidelines for the FEI-WBFSH Dressage World Breeding Championships. The updated guidelines can be downloaded here

New licensing commissioners in Hanover
04-06-2020 - 11:27

On 29 May, Hannover's stallion raisers met in Verden. Also this year, the licensing in autumn – under observance of the then valid official requirements – is to be the highlight of the breeders' year

FEI WBFSH Dressage World Breeding Championship 2020 to be held in December
05-05-2020 - 11:38

It is with pleasure that the WBFSH can announce that the new dates for the FEI WBFSH Dressage World Breeding Championship 2020 have been confirmed for 9th to 13th December 2020 in Verden Germany.

New format to SCSL stallion selection
20-03-2020 - 15:52

The Studbook de Cheval de Selle Luxembourgeois (SCSL) has introduced a new format to its stallion selection as of 2020. For both jumping-bred and dressage-bred stallions, the format will no longer include free jumping. The licensing will take place over three phases, which always take place in February (as of 2020)

Herning: A total of 21 approved stallions in DWB
08-03-2020 - 13:31

At the Danish Warmblood Stallion Selection in Herning 11 young showjumping and 21 dressage stallions were approved for testing

Modern show jumping changes the judging
08-03-2020 - 12:35

The jumping sport and course building have developed over recent years, and so the demands of the modern jumping horse have changed. This has resulted in a reassessment of the judging of the horse's technique in the studbook of Danish Warmblood, when the breeding seeks the future jumping talents

HERNING: 31 older stallions licensed in DWB
05-03-2020 - 22:15

The Danish Warmblood stallion licensing with international dressage and jumping competitions is in full swing in Herning. Today, the first stallions have been approved for breeding which also allows them to participate in the show and presentation classes in the coming days

Saumur presentations online on video
04-02-2020 - 12:33

We have launched a new WBFSH YouTube Channel where we share interesting and useful videos such as some of the presentations and discussions at the Annual Meetings 2019 in Saumur

Kannan has passed away
27-01-2020 - 09:13

The legendary show jumping stallion Kannan has passed away at the age of nearly 28 years. He has several times placed 2nd and 1st on the WBFSH Stallion Rankings

The No. 1 dressage sire Jazz has passed away
10-01-2020 - 08:54

The renowned sire Broer Jazz has passed away. The king of the dressage breeding has been euthanized at Stoeterij Broere at the age of 29 years old

Blue Hors Don Schufro has passed
02-01-2020 - 14:50

Blue Hors Stud announces: It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of the king of our stallion stable, Blue Hors Don Schufro, who passed away today due to old age of nearly 27 years

Breeder of a World Champion – Dorothee Heitmüller
19-12-2019 - 23:43

The 7-year-old Hanoverian stallion D’Avie claimed the gold medal at the LONGINES FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Championships for young dressage horses for the second consecutive time this year at Ermelo. The handsome chestnut was bred by German Dorothee Heitmüller

Summary from World Horse Welfare conference 2019
27-11-2019 - 13:51

WBFSH collaborates with WHW and was honoured to be invited to the annual conference held in London on 13th November 2019. The theme of the conference was “Who is responsible?”, a question that all of us in the industry need to think about. 

Conclusions from IBV workshop groups in Saumur
21-11-2019 - 10:35

Following the seminar and workshops during the WBFSH annual meetings in Saumur, France in October, the conclusions from all 3 workshops have now been collected in one file, and our working groups will pave the way to new possibilities to compare stallions' inheritance

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