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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.

Belgian horses selected for Ermelo
02-07-2019 - 15:27

Six horses have been named by the Belgian Equestrian Federation to represent Belgium at the 2019 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Ermelo

Ulrich Hahne is new Breeding Manager
27-06-2019 - 22:46

Verden. The Hannoveraner Verband has a new breeding manager. In its meeting on June 24th the board of the Hannoveraner Verband appointed Ulrich Hahne as the new breeding manager

Danish horses selected for Ermelo
26-06-2019 - 10:47

The Danish member studbooks are allowed to send four horses of each age category to the World Championships forYoung Dressage Horses in Ermelo, and they have selected 12 Danish Warmbloods 

Dutch team for Ermelo
21-06-2019 - 13:20

The Dutch KWPN studbook has selected their representatives for the FEI/WBFSH Young Horse Championships in dressage for horses aged five, six, and seven which takes in Ermelo 1-4 August

Longines becomes Official Partner of the WBFSH
20-06-2019 - 14:00

Maarslet (Denmark) / Saint-Imier (Switzerland) – Longines and the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) are proud to announce their new partnership, which sees the Swiss watch brand become Official Partner of the federation

BREAKING NEWS - annual meetings 2019 now in France!
17-06-2019 - 14:11

WBFSH General Assembly and seminars 2019 WILL BE IN FRANCE!!

Due to unforeseen circumstances the venue for the GA 2019 has been moved to France. 

Annual report form - members to fill in
17-06-2019 - 11:31

Today, all studbook members have received an email with link to online annual report form. Please remember to fill it in soonest possible, as it is crucial to your voting quota at the General Assembly and much more.

Find social media links for our members in ONE place
17-06-2019 - 09:04

Did you see that some of the members already have their social media links shown at the members page??

Harli Seifert celebrates her 80th birthday
07-06-2019 - 09:20

A very special birthday is on the agenda at the Lodbergen Dressurpferde Leistungszentrum (Lodbergen Dressage Performance Centre): Harli Seifert turns 80

Guidelines for WBCYH in Ermelo
04-06-2019 - 08:32

Need to find the guidelines for the World Breeding Championships for Young Dressage Horses?

New EU legislation on “Sales of Goods”
24-05-2019 - 12:55

Sale of livestock is covered by the “Sales of Goods Directive” which has been implemented by the European Union and which can potentially make life as a horse breeder easier

Find links to equine databases
09-05-2019 - 11:43

Our Members page has been revised and now shows some of the equine databases of the member studbooks or their central national databases. To help us complete this listing, we encourage all member studbooks to send us the link of their studbook or country database. 

Jan Pedersen highly decorated
30-04-2019 - 08:37

President of WBFSH through 20 years, Mr. Jan Pedersen has been decorated Knight of 1st degree of the Order of Dannebrog

HRH Princess Benedikte: 75 years
29-04-2019 - 09:36

Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte, patron of WBFSH since 1999, turns 75 years today. At a celebration of the Princess' birthday in Denmark the pride of her career as a horse breeder, 22-year old Digby was the surprise of the show

The 2019 WBFSH rankings are now online
26-04-2019 - 16:38

The new WBFSH studbook and breeder rankings for dressage, eventing and show jumping are available and will be closely followed until the final rankings are published in October

100-day countdown to Ermelo
23-04-2019 - 22:30

In exactly 100 days, the Longines FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses bursts into action at the National Equestrian Centre in Ermelo. This fourth edition in Ermelo will undoubtedly entail incredible sport again. On Thursday August 1st, the first competitor will enter the arena

Factsheet from CIGA
10-04-2019 - 10:18

In the future more studbooks will likely use genomic data from analyses of SNP markers on a routine basis. The WBFSH Standing Committee for Collaborative Implementation of Genomic Applications in Sport Horse Breeding (SC-CIGA) has worked out a factsheet on parentage testing. 

Minutes from General Assembly 2018 online
05-04-2019 - 10:28

"2018 has been busy, interesting, frustrating, exhilarating, disappointing and inspiring. The equestrian world is multifarious and very complex and thus, to people like us very attractive.  ..." This is how the President started when presenting the activity reports of the WBFSH departments at the General Assembly 2018 in beautiful Budapest.

12 young premium stallions
11-03-2019 - 08:40

Never before has the Danish Warmblood breeding committee been presented with such an outstanding collection of stallions. 33 stallions have been approved  for testing, and 12 of them appointed premium stallions. The event in Herning attracted 67,211 visitors

Functional sport stallions became champions
11-03-2019 - 08:19

The audience at the Danish Warmblood Stallion Licensing in Herning have been treated with a marvellous collection of 4-year old and older stallions. After having seen the dressage stallions as well as the jumping stallions under rider the judges have appointed two impressive sport stallions as champions

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