Breeding News

Background of CIGA

The WBFSH Standing Committee for Collaborative Implementation of Genomic Applications in Sport Horse Breeding (CIGA) was set up in 2017.

The aim is to foster and support information sharing, collaboration, and cooperation among WBFSH member stud books in the areas of linear profiling, breeding evaluations, and genomic.

CIGA consists of:
  • Studbooks representatives: Chairman Emma Thorén Hellsten (SWB), Johan Knaap (KWPN), Anja Lüth (ZVCH), Alison Corbally (ISH) Werner Schade (Hanoverian), Wolfgang Schulze-Schleppinghoff (Oldenburg)

  • Representatives from board and executives: Chris Gould and Edward Kendall

  • Scientific representatives: Kathrin F. Stock (VIT, representative of the EAAP Horse commission) and Anne Ricard (French National Institute for Agricultural Research)

Need help?

If a WBFSH member studbook needs help or support to implement linear profiling, breeding evaluations or genomic selection, the CIGA can connect you with an expert.

Contact ciga@wbfsh.org