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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.

The first 12 five-year-old horses ready for the finals
04-08-2017 - 13:47

ERMELO: The remaining 5-year-old horses did the qualification today and a new horse came into second place making it a very strong field for the finals

Qualifier for 7-year-olds completed
03-08-2017 - 20:19

ERMELO: All 39 seven-year-old horses have completed their qualification test today. Last year's winner Fiontini took the lead in supreme style

6-year-olds half way through
03-08-2017 - 18:17

ERMELO: 21 out of a total of 43 horse and rider combinations have completed the qualifier for 6-year-olds in Verden today. Last year's silver medal winning horse is in the lead with a new rider who has already won several gold medals

First half of the qualifier for 5-year-olds
03-08-2017 - 13:24

ERMELO: Today the first 20 out of a total of 39 five-year-olds have competed in the qualification and achieved nothing less than three times the top score 10

The FEI/WBFSH World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Ermelo
03-08-2017 - 08:52

ERMELO: Today the qualifications for 5-, 6- 7-year-old horses in the FEI/WBFSH World Championships for Young Dressage Horses are taking place in Ermelo, the Netherlands

Herwart von der Decken-Schau
01-08-2017 - 19:00

The 10th Herwart v. d. Decken-Show has taken place in Verden today. Here you will find the results of this Hanoverian elite mare show

WBFSH Statement on DNA testing & verification of parentage
25-07-2017 - 07:38

Imagine, you have just bought your dream horse! It took you ages to find it. There were many boxes that needed to be checked before you decided “This is the one!”. Conformation – check, pedigree – check, vetting – check…

Results from Young Breeders World Championships
24-07-2017 - 08:08

World Championships of the WBFSH Young Breeders 2017 in Calgary, Canada

Swedish team for Ermelo 2017
17-07-2017 - 15:53

Sweden has announced their team for the FEI/WBFSH World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Ermelo

The Dutch team for Ermelo has been selected
15-07-2017 - 18:53

At the KNHS/KWPN headquarters in Ermelo, The Netherlands, the final Dutch selection for the WBFSH/FEI Young Horse World Championships have taken place today, and the Dutch announce their team consisting of 18 horses

Enter now for the WBFSH General Assembly and seminars 2017
12-07-2017 - 15:19

Invitation, entry form, hotel reservation form, programme and many informative links are now online.

The German team for Ermelo has been selected
12-07-2017 - 12:52

Germany has announced th team fo young dressage horses and rider representing the country at the world championships Ermelo next month

The WBFSH rankings for June are online
11-07-2017 - 12:49

The latest WBFSH Breeders and Studbooks rankings have been published today

The Danish team for Ermelo has been selected
10-07-2017 - 13:23

Denmark has named the 12 horses which will be participating at the WBFSH/FEI World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Ermelo, the Netherlands on 3-6 August

Welfare seminar in Sweden during the EC
06-07-2017 - 11:48

This year, the European Championships take place in Gothenburg, Sweden. In cooperation with the European Equestrian Federation (EEF) and the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH), the Swedish Equestrian Federation (SvRF) hosts a day of seminars on the subject of the welfare of the horse.

Delegates agree to Holstein Global
12-06-2017 - 08:58

In Neumünster on 24 May during their meeting the delegates agreed to the statute changes that will allow to establish the new studbook called Holstein Global

New chairman at studbook Zangersheide
01-05-2017 - 12:57

Studbook Zangersheide vzw has a new chairman. At the General Meeting of 27 April Judy Ann Melchior was unanimously elected new chairwoman of the studbook

21-04-2017 - 09:32

Our studbook members know that before the opportunity to work in collaboration with the FEI presented itself, the WBFSH was in negotiations with the platform Hippomundo for a possible cooperation. Not due to any short-comings of Hippomundo, this cooperation did not succeed. 

21-04-2017 - 09:30


Time and again disputes occur as to who the rightful breeder of a horse is. Often these disputes do not arise at the time the foal is registered with a studbook, but when said foal has grown into an athlete that competes and performs successfully at top level.

21-04-2017 - 08:42

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