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Award Ceremony 2016 in Geneva

The World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses has held the annual breeders award ceremony for the FEI ranking winners in cooperation with their sponsor Rolex in Geneva

WBFSH/Rolex Awards 2016 at CHI Geneva. From left to right Xavier Libbrecht, Simon Delestre, Jan Pedersen, Joel Aeschlimann, Nadine Brandtner, Michel Dahn, HRH Princess Benedikte, Jean Kells, William Kells, Antonia Schütt, Nico Wiegmann, Herbert Schüder and Ilse Schüder.
WBFSH/Rolex Awards 2016 at CHI Geneva. From left to right Xavier Libbrecht, Simon Delestre, Jan Pedersen, Joel Aeschlimann, Nadine Brandtner, Michel Dahn, HRH Princess Benedikte, Jean Kells, William Kells, Antonia Schütt, Nico Wiegmann, Herbert Schüder and Ilse Schüder.


The world's leading breeders gathered in the city of Geneva Saturday night to be honored for their extraordinary breeding products. The winners of the WBFSH/Rolex Breeder Rankings in dressage, show jumping and eventing received their WBFSH diplomas and an exquisite Rolex watch presented by Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte, Joël Aeschlimann from Rolex and Jan Pedersen, president of the WBFSH.


The award winners are (click for video, photos and more information):

Herbert Schütt, Germany for breeding the dressage horse Desperados by De Niro x Wolkenstein II

Ilse and Günter Schüder, Germany for breeding the show jumping horse Chesall Zimequest’s by Casall Ask x Concerto II.

Jean and William Kells, Ireland for breeding the eventing horse Mighty Nice by Ard Ohio x Penistone