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European working groups

A few years ago two new basically European groups have emerged, and the WBFSH is actively represented in both; the European Horse Network established in November 2009 during the Equus conference in Sweden and the EEF EU Working Group, which had its first informal meeting in June 2010.

EEF EU working group

First, EEF stands for EUROPEAN EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION which hs its offices at the Royal National Equestrian Federation in Belgium.

For further information on EEF, visit (a new site under construction)

Dr. Hanfried Haring (GER) is President. Elected Vice-Presidents are Ulf Helgstrand (DEN) and Christian Paillot (FRA).

Further Board Members are: Andrew Finding (GBR), Manuel Bandeira de Mello (POR), Armagan Özgörkey (TUR), Michal Wroblewski (POL). General Secretary of EEF is Ingmar de Vos (BEL).

See below for information from the first meeting in the EEF EU group.
European Horse Network

The first EHN conference was held in Brussels on November 17th 2010.
The main objective of the conference was to state the economic importance of the horse industry within the EU.

Learn more on the European Horse Network.

- Please also take a look at the below files.