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The WBFSH Annual Meetings in Saumur, France 2019

Please find below a series of impressions from the wonderful days in France during the General Assembly and Seminars of World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses in the picturesque area of Le Lion d'Angers and Saumur October 2019.

A walk around the city of Saumur where the hotels were situated.
A walk around the city of Saumur where the hotels were situated.
A walk around the city of Saumur where the hotels were situated.
A walk around the city of Saumur where the hotels were situated.
A walk around the city of Saumur where the hotels were situated.
A walk around the city of Saumur where the hotels were situated.
A walk around the city of Saumur where the hotels were situated.
A walk around the city of Saumur where the hotels were situated.
Welcome at Saumur Town Hall on Wednesday evening.
Welcome at Saumur Town Hall on Wednesday evening.
Selle Francais and Association Nationale Anglo Arabe were....
Selle Francais and Association Nationale Anglo Arabe were....
...co-hosting the WBFSH annual meetings 2019.
...co-hosting the WBFSH annual meetings 2019.
And the IFCE assisted in the planning.
And the IFCE assisted in the planning.
Emma Thorén Hellsten charing seminar on WBFSH International Breeding Value (IBV)
Emma Thorén Hellsten charing seminar on WBFSH International Breeding Value (IBV)
Seminar on WBFSH International Breeding Value (IBV)

  • Introduction - Why breeding values and why international breeding values? Motivation for a great, though challenging project (Åsa Viklund, SLU and Kathrin F. Stock, vit).

  • Experiences from Interbull – International breeding values in the cattle industry (Reinhard Reents, vit & Interbull Steering Committee).

  • Interstallion - Parallels and differences between horse and cattle industry (Jan Phillipsson, SLU).

  • Results from an international project - Performance in show jumping competitions and the use of breeding values (Anne Ricard, INRA).

  • Experiences and results from the Nordic Interstallion project (Åsa Viklund, SLU).

  • Panel discussion – opportunities and challenges for WBFSH IBV.


Åsa Viklund.
Seminar on WBFSH International Breeding Value (IBV)
Åsa Viklund.
Seminar on WBFSH International Breeding Value (IBV)
Kathrin F. Stock.
Seminar on WBFSH International Breeding Value (IBV)
Kathrin F. Stock.
Seminar on WBFSH International Breeding Value (IBV)
Reinhard Reents and Jan Philipsson.
Seminar on WBFSH International Breeding Value (IBV)
Reinhard Reents and Jan Philipsson.
Seminar on WBFSH International Breeding Value (IBV)
Anne Ricard.
Seminar on WBFSH International Breeding Value (IBV)
Anne Ricard.
Seminar on WBFSH International Breeding Value (IBV)
Wine tasting and gala dinner at Caves de Marson.
Wine tasting and gala dinner at Caves de Marson.
Wine tasting and gala dinner at Caves de Marson.
Wine tasting and gala dinner at Caves de Marson.
Wine tasting and gala dinner at Caves de Marson.
Wine tasting and gala dinner at Caves de Marson.
Wine tasting and gala dinner at Caves de Marson.
Wine tasting and gala dinner at Caves de Marson.
President Jan Pedersen expressing the federations gratitude to the hosting studbook in France, represented by Paul Hubert.
President Jan Pedersen expressing the federations gratitude to the hosting studbook in France, represented by Paul Hubert.
HKH Princess Benedikte in conversation with the president and mr. Paul Hubert at the wine tasting and gala dinner at Caves de Marson
HKH Princess Benedikte in conversation with the president and mr. Paul Hubert at the wine tasting and gala dinner at Caves de Marson
Longines Vice President of Marketing, Mr Matthieu Baumgartner, took the opportunity to gift the Princess with a Longines watch.
Longines Vice President of Marketing, Mr Matthieu Baumgartner, took the opportunity to gift the Princess with a Longines watch.
Longines Vice President of Marketing, Mr Matthieu Baumgartner, took the opportunity to gift the Princess with a Longines watch.
Longines Vice President of Marketing, Mr Matthieu Baumgartner, took the opportunity to gift the Princess with a Longines watch.
WBFSH's protektor HRH Princess Benedikte at the wine tasting and gala dinner at Caves de Marson.
WBFSH's protektor HRH Princess Benedikte at the wine tasting and gala dinner at Caves de Marson.
WBFSH's president mr. Jan Pedersen at the wine tasting and gala dinner at Caves de Marson.
WBFSH's president mr. Jan Pedersen at the wine tasting and gala dinner at Caves de Marson.
Karina Christiansen.
Workshop on WBFSH International Breeding Values
Karina Christiansen.
Workshop on WBFSH International Breeding Values
Emma Thorén Hellsten.
Workshop on WBFSH International Breeding Values
Emma Thorén Hellsten.
Workshop on WBFSH International Breeding Values
Klaus Miesner.
Workshop on WBFSH International Breeding Values
Klaus Miesner.
Workshop on WBFSH International Breeding Values
Workshop on WBFSH International Breeding Values
Workshop on WBFSH International Breeding Values
Caroline Teyssier. Forum on stallion semen traceability
Caroline Teyssier. Forum on stallion semen traceability
Anne Sophie Levallois.
Forum on stallion semen traceability.
Anne Sophie Levallois.
Forum on stallion semen traceability.
Arnaud Evain.
Forum on stallion semen traceability.
Arnaud Evain.
Forum on stallion semen traceability.
Jeannette Nijhof.
Forum on stallion semen traceability.
Jeannette Nijhof.
Forum on stallion semen traceability.
The annual meeting took place at Le Cadre Noir.
The annual meeting took place at Le Cadre Noir.
The annual meeting took place at Le Cadre Noir.
The annual meeting took place at Le Cadre Noir.
The annual meeting took place at Le Cadre Noir.
The annual meeting took place at Le Cadre Noir.
Jan Pedersen was once more re-elected president.
Jan Pedersen was once more re-elected president.
Stephan Kelchtermans was re-elected vice-president at the General Assembly.
Stephan Kelchtermans was re-elected vice-president at the General Assembly.
General manager Nadine Brandtner at the General Assembly.
General manager Nadine Brandtner at the General Assembly.
Former vice-president, honorary member Jim Flanagan  replaced vice president Marion Hughes at the General Assembly.
Former vice-president, honorary member Jim Flanagan replaced vice president Marion Hughes at the General Assembly.
Wendy Conlon made a presentation on the International Young Breeders Organisation.
Wendy Conlon made a presentation on the International Young Breeders Organisation.
Alison Corbally presented the current situation on membership applications.
Alison Corbally presented the current situation on membership applications.
On behalf of KWPN Ralph van Venrooij received the certificate for the winning studbook of the dressage rankings.
On behalf of KWPN Ralph van Venrooij received the certificate for the winning studbook of the dressage rankings.
KWPN also won the studbook rankings in jumping, som Jan Pedersen handed Ralph van Venrooij a second certificate.
KWPN also won the studbook rankings in jumping, som Jan Pedersen handed Ralph van Venrooij a second certificate.
Many times before has Alison Corbally, Irish Sport Horse, received the certificate for the studbook rankings in eventing.
Many times before has Alison Corbally, Irish Sport Horse, received the certificate for the studbook rankings in eventing.
Around 100 participants took part in this year's annual meeting in France where WBFSH's patron HRH Princess Benedikte also took part.
Around 100 participants took part in this year's annual meeting in France where WBFSH's patron HRH Princess Benedikte also took part.
At Le Cadre Noir in Saumur.
At Le Cadre Noir in Saumur.
At Le Cadre Noir in Saumur.
At Le Cadre Noir in Saumur.
At Le Cadre Noir in Saumur.
At Le Cadre Noir in Saumur.
At Le Cadre Noir in Saumur.
At Le Cadre Noir in Saumur.
At Le Mondial in Lion d'Angers.
At Le Mondial in Lion d'Angers.
At Le Mondial in Lion d'Angers.
At Le Mondial in Lion d'Angers.
At Le Mondial in Lion d'Angers.
At Le Mondial in Lion d'Angers.
At Le Mondial in Lion d'Angers.
At Le Mondial in Lion d'Angers.
6 y.o. champion: Piggy French and Cooley Lancer.
6 y.o. champion: Piggy French and Cooley Lancer.
7 y.o. champion: Happy Boy and Tim Prize.
7 y.o. champion: Happy Boy and Tim Prize.
At Le Mondial in Lion d'Angers.
At Le Mondial in Lion d'Angers.
At Le Mondial in Lion d'Angers.
At Le Mondial in Lion d'Angers.
At Le Mondial in Lion d'Angers.
At Le Mondial in Lion d'Angers.
At Le Mondial in Lion d'Angers.
At Le Mondial in Lion d'Angers.