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Breeding Philosophy with Jan Greve

February 23rd, 2018 at 2:01 pm The Dutch Vet, Jan Greve has been one of the most successful jumping horse breeders of all time - he's also one of the most thoughtful... Continue reading Read Article

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Werner Schockemöhle – the rôle and responsibility of the breeder

January 25th, 2018 at 9:29 am Werner Schockemöhle was a great student of Warmblood bloodlines and the author of 'Die Grossen Hengste Hannovers'... Continue reading Read Article

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Georg Sieverding – Oldenburg Master breeder

January 11th, 2018 at 3:42 pm Visit to the farm of Georg Sieverding, the breeder of Fürstenball, and a traditional breeder who moves with the times. Continue reading Read Article

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German Breeding Values 2018

at 2:54 pm Christopher Hector analyses the latest German FN breeding values for jumping and dressage sires... Continue reading Read Article

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Breeding in the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal

December 23rd, 2017 at 9:33 pm Christopher Hector analyses the bloodlines Photos – Roslyn Neave and archives The Nürnberger Burg-Pokal is a class for 7 to 9 year old horses, and was devised by Reiner Klimke as a bridge to the Big Tour. Over the years, … Continue reading Read Article

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The Burg-Pokal Winners – what happened to them?

December 15th, 2017 at 1:22 am The Nürnberger Burg-Pokal is the world's most prestigious competition for young Prix St Georges horses - but how successful were the winners at Grand Prix? Continue reading Read Article

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The Thoroughbreds of Oldenburg

December 6th, 2017 at 1:17 pm The following information is from Das Oldenburger Sportpferd by Roland Ramsauer, published in 1978. I am indebted to Katrin Burger of the Oldenburg Verband for the translation – Christopher Hector     Adonis xx: (Magnat xx, M. Aster xx by … Continue reading Read Article

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Roland Ramsauer and the Oldenburg Horse

December 5th, 2017 at 2:05 pm Roland Ramsauer is THE authority on the Oldenburg Breed, in this exclusive interview he talks about the past, and future, of Sporthorse breeding in Germany... Continue reading Read Article

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Who’s who on the 2017 WBFSH Sire’s Rankings…

November 22nd, 2017 at 6:38 pm In-depth analysis of the latest WBFSH Stallion Rankings - eventing, dressage and showjumping Continue reading Read Article

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Breeding at Rio: Updated

November 21st, 2017 at 3:30 am It's rankings time again, but first let's look at which stallions shone at the big one - the Olympic Games last year... Continue reading Read Article

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Jürgen Müller reflects…

November 20th, 2017 at 11:00 am He was the youngest stud director in Germany but when he retired he was the oldest - and his stud had gone from being one of the poorest to one of the richest - meet Jürgen Müller... Continue reading Read Article

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Conformation and the Sport Horse

November 19th, 2017 at 4:18 pm Most people who have been around horses for any period of time tend to share a vision of what ‘good’ conformation should be. My question is - given that so many jumping and dressage horses, even eventers, can be hugely successful even with ‘bad’ conformation, how useful is conformation as a guide to later success? Continue reading Read Article

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