Performance Horse Studbooks / View All

Conformation and the Sport Horse

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......more

BWP Resurgent – From Strength to Strength

If there were an award – and no doubt there should be – for the leading breeder of showjumpers at the European championships, there is no doubt that the award......more

New eventing formats – new directions in breeding?

When the changes in the format for eventing were mooted, the general feeling was that the CICs would favor the Warmblood bred horses, while the Thoroughbred type would continue to......more



The Big Issues / View All

French and Dutch breeding values

Christopher Hector tries to make sense of the 2016/17 breeding values in France and in Holland... Do you know how the BLUP works?...more

BundesChamps Seminar to end all Seminars – Six and Five Year Olds

The Seminar to end all Seminars - We last looked at the Basics with younger Dressage Horses. We move on......more

Breeding Values – something old but something is VERY NEW

Christopher Hector tries to make sense of the new breeding values... Image: Kiki Beelitz, from her 2017 calendar Christopher Hector tries to make sense of the new breeding values... About this time each......more



The Breeders / View All

Herman de Brabander – Vale

Vale Herman de Brabander. The Belgian breeder has died, we pay tribute......more

French Eventing: Part Two – The Anglo-Arab

It is something of a tragedy, that right at the time eventing riders are discovering that a good dollop of French Anglo blood is just the thing to produce an......more

French Eventing – What made France great? Part One: The Breeders

The French Eventing Team won the Gold Medal in Rio in spectacular style. A tough, coordinated team effort that kept pushing right to the line, right to the showjumping where......more



Great Stallions / View All


1991 168cm Bay It's hard when you go from profiling jumping stallions to dressage stallions. I had just finished work on......more

Diamond Hit

1997 169 cm Bay Breeder - Gabriele Harder-Brune It might come as something of a surprise to learn that Paul Schockemöhle considers......more


2003 166 cm Bay Breeder - Rolf Eggerking Since 2009, the Grande-Prize has been awarded to Hanoverian stallions from the  age of ten......more

Jaguar Mail

Jaguar Mail is one of the world's leading sires of eventers - and interesting blend of great Thoroughbred and Warmblood blood......more


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