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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.

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

Guidelines on how to set up a studbook organisation
18-11-2019 - 08:38

Worldwide, equestrian sport is growing. And where there is sport, inevitably there is breeding. Several queries during the years have indicated that there was a need for guidelines, and the Executive Committee and general manager of WBFSH has therefore published a document for this purpose.

Member statistics for 2018
13-11-2019 - 09:53

For the breeding year 2018 we are now able to publish a WBFSH member statistic report, based on annual reports from our members.

The WBFSH Sire Rankings are online!
08-11-2019 - 13:45

The eagerly awaited WBFSH Sire Rankings have now been published and can be cound online here....

A rose like no other: Bella Rose
07-11-2019 - 11:49

The Westfalian family of Heinrich and Wilhelm and Heike Strunk are the proud breeders of Bella Rose (Belissimo M - Cedra II x Cacir AA), who has achieved incredible success with the queen of dressage, Isabell Werth.  

FischerChipmunk FRH tops eventing ranking
06-11-2019 - 13:47

It was not a question of if FischerChipmunk (Contendro I - Havanna 71 x Heraldik xx) would win the leading breeder/horse ranking, but when! 

A show jumping Explosion
06-11-2019 - 11:44

Yes, Explosion W certainly exploded into the number one position on the WBFSH jumping breeders’ ranking list this year!

Minutes from General Assembly 2019 online
06-11-2019 - 11:38

We have uploaded the minutes from the WBFSH General Assembly 2019 in Saumur, France.

The LONGINES WBFSH Breeders Awards 2019
05-11-2019 - 08:53

Saturday November 2, the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses and Longines celebrated the 2019 LONGINES WBFSH Breeders Award for the FEI ranking winners during the LONGINES Equita Lyon Concours Hippique International in Lyon, France

WHIRDEC presentation with minutes online
30-10-2019 - 11:04

On October 17th in Saumur 82 delegates took part in the annual WHIRDEC meeting arranged by IFCE. The presentation which includes the minutes of the meeting can now be found on our website.

Powerpoint presentations online
25-10-2019 - 11:20

From the WBFSH seminar on International Breeding Values and from the General Assembly many presentations are online in print versions.

Two new world champions in Lion d'Angers
20-10-2019 - 16:02

LION D'ANGERS: The FEI/WBFSH World Championships for Young Eventing Horses has once again taken place in the beautiful park in Lion d'Angers in France. Piggy French and XX rode their horses to become the 2019 world champions for young horses

Studbook ranking rewards to KWPN and ISH
18-10-2019 - 17:39

Two studbooks received the three certificates for winning the WBFSH Studbook Rankings - the Dutch KWPN and the Irish ISH

The president has been re-elected
18-10-2019 - 17:15

At the annual meetings in Saumur, France, the WBFSH’s general assembly is on today’s agenda. Two members of the Board were retiring and was also eligible for re-election

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