Breeding News

Departments

Karina Christiansen, DWB
Karina Christiansen, DWB
Department of the President

The Secretariat
The secretariat of the WBFSH is based at the office of the Danish Warmblood Society (DWB) in Denmark. The secretariat takes care of ordinary administration, meetings, contact to members and plan the annual general assembly and seminar in close cooperation with the hosting studbook. The secretariat is also responsible for the press office and for updating the web site. Besides the web site news are published in the magazine “Breeding News”.

Contact:
Karina Christiansen kc@varmblod.dk
Thoms Bach Jensen
Thoms Bach Jensen
Contact:
Secretary Karina Christiansen on kc@varmblod.dk
Secretary assistant Christina Brogaard Lund on cbl@varmblod.dk
Press office: Thomas Bach Jensen on news@wbfsh.org

Nadine Brandtner
Nadine Brandtner
Project manager
The project manager is responsible for specific WBFSH projects identified by the board to enhance the profile of the organization and provide additional services to member studbooks. The project manager should also contribute to the management of the organization, by supporting the Executive Committee members in carrying out specific tasks and the President in promoting and developing the organization.

Contact:
Project manager Nadine Brandtner on nadine.brandtner@wbfsh.org
Department Internal Cooperation
The Department Internal Cooperation is managed by the Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association (CWHBA). Its function is to ensure that the WBFSH fulfills its mandate to engage member stud books in fora, by sharing expertise and through collaborative projects. The Department’s main activity is to stimulate cooperation among member studbooks using regional fora.

A forum may be initiated in two ways: Members forward a project to the Department or the Department may suggest a project based upon discussion with the membership. In both cases, once reviewed and finalized the Department presents the project to the Board for approval.
The Department maintains close contact with each forum; it ensures appropriate mentorship by the Board, participates in meetings when feasible and responds to minutes. The Department will also monitor existing long-term collaborations and ensure that annual progress reports for all fora and projects are presented during the General Assembly. Through these efforts, the Department will advance the ability of sport horse stud books to work for the benefit of the breeders they serve.

Contact:
Edward Kendall on ekendall@yourlink.ca


Alison Corbally, ISH
Alison Corbally, ISH
Department Development
The Department Development is managed by the Irish Sport Horse Studbook (ISH). The main function is to promote growth in the membership of the WBFSH. The department is responsible for the processing of applications from studbooks that wish to join the WBFSH. Studbooks may be accepted as either a ‘Member’ or an ‘Associate Member’ in accordance with the Statutes of the WBFSH.
The Department Development assesses each application and presents it to the Executive Committee. Executive Committee makes a recommendation to the Board of the WBFSH in relation to membership applications. The Board decides on applications subject to ratification at the Annual General Assembly.

The Department Development is also responsible for proposing alterations to the Statutes of the WBFSH, as appropriate. In addition, the Department Development deals with matters that arise in relation to the adherence to the principles contained in the statutes of the WBFSH by member studbooks, and by the WBFSH itself.

Each year the Development Department sends a letter to all the members requesting data on the foals, approved stallions and mares and significant developments in the studbook during the year. The number of foals forms the basis for calculating of the WBFSH membership fees.

Contact:
Alison Corbally on acorbally@horsesportireland.ie
Assistant Louise Hobbs on lhobbs@horsesportireland.ie


Guillaume Blanc, FRA.
Guillaume Blanc, FRA.
Department Breeding
The Department Breeding is managed by the French organisation “Institut Francais du Cheval & de l'Equitation”. It runs the web-site for the Universal Equine Life Number (ueln.net) and deals with the development of data exchange (XML). Department Breeding also organizes WHIRDEC meetings which deal with topics like European zootechnic regulation for identification.

The WBFSH/Rolex rankings are managed by Department Breeding and updated on the WBFSH web site. The winning studbooks are rewarded during the General Assembly. The breeders of the winning horses are celebrated with a WBFSH Rolex award at a prize-giving ceremony.

Contact:
Guillaume Blanc on guillaume.blanc@ifce.fr
WHIRDEC: Bérengère Lacroix on berengere.lacroix@ifce.fr
Rankings: guillaume.blanc@ifce.fr
Rudi Eerdekens (BWP)
Rudi Eerdekens (BWP)
Department Finance
The Department Finance is managed by the Belgian Warmblood Society (BWP) and is in charge of daily financial operations with on the one hand the accounts due and on the other hand the accounts receivable. For payments, a budget control is applied. If differences in the budget occur, they are submitted to either the Executive Board or to a joint meeting of the Board and executives. The fiscal year starts at September 1 and ends on August 31. When the fiscal year is closed, the financial balance is made up and the department makes a financial statement about the association’s financial situation. The department sets up a proposal for the budget of the coming financial year. After discussion by the board, the budget is submitted to the General Assembly. The WBFSH's working capital is primarily provided by the member fees. The total number of foals in the studbook forms the basis for calculating such membership fees. Invoices for the membership fees are sent around in April.

Contact:
Rudi Eerdekens on rudi.eerdekens@bwp.be


Klaus Miesner, GER
Klaus Miesner, GER
Department External Cooperation
The Department External Cooperation is managed by the German Equestrian Federation (FN). Main task is to cooperate with other relevant organizations to promote horse breeding generally, to better integrate sport and breeding and to advance interests of studbooks and individuals. This means to represent - together with the other departments - the common interests of the sport horse breeding world to relevant international organizations, such as agricultural and equestrian organizations like the FEI, EEF (working group on EU-legislation), EU Commission, EHN (European Horse Network) and Young Breeders.

Contact:
Klaus Miesner on KMiesner@fn-dokr.de