Tag Archives: Breeding

BWP Resurgent – From Strength to Strength

May 20th, 2016 at 2:33 pm 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 would go to the Belgian breeder, Herman de Brabander... Continue reading Read Article

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Bloodlines at the European Champs – Breeding for dressage – is it random?

April 29th, 2016 at 12:40 pm Christopher Hector analyses bloodlines at the 2009 European Championships... Continue reading Read Article

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Georg Sieverding – Oldenburg Master breeder

April 22nd, 2016 at 3:42 pm The absolute highlight of the Summer Meeting was the visit to the farm of Georg Sieverding. Forget the politics, the BLUP indices, the bling of modern breeding – here is what it is all about. You walk directly from the historic barn, through the door, and you are in the house – open one of the stable doors and out comes one of the most beautiful mares you have ever seen in your Life, not one mare, but one after another. This was a Line up of mares the Like of which I have never ever seen anywhere! You know immediately that the man who put this collection together is a thinker and a horseman with a wonderful eye… and it is no surprise to Learn from him that his mentor was the great Georg Vorwerk. Continue reading Read Article

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New eventing formats – new directions in breeding?

April 5th, 2016 at 12:08 pm 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 dominate the CCIs. Has it happened? Continue reading Read Article

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sBs – Jumping to the Top

January 19th, 2016 at 2:54 pm It is really nice when a breed society welcomes you with open arms - and that is exactly what happened with the Belgian studbook, sBs... Continue reading Read Article

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Frozen Semen: Why is it different?

January 12th, 2016 at 11:13 am Historically, the insemination of mares with frozen stallion semen often resulted in disappointing results and high veterinary bills. There have been considerable advances in recent years in how stallion semen is frozen and how mares bred with frozen semen are managed in order to achieve good pregnancy rates... Continue reading Read Article

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2015 WBFSH World Stallion Rankings Analysed…

December 18th, 2015 at 2:52 pm Christopher Hector analyses the WBFSH stallion breeding rankings for 2016…. Continue reading Read Article

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Travelling through Oldenburg

November 20th, 2015 at 6:49 pm Oldenburg has always prided itself on its flexibility and openness to new ideas, and each year invites breeding enthusiasts from all over the world to visit and learn about the studbook and its horses... Continue reading Read Article

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Young horse stars or Grand Prix stars? That’s the question…

November 10th, 2015 at 3:29 pm Do young dressage class horses go on to become Grand Prix competitors - Chris Hector finds that quite a few do... Continue reading Read Article

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Bundeschampionate 2014 – Looking at the Bloodlines…

September 18th, 2014 at 5:19 pm Words by Christopher Hector & Photos by Kiki Beelitz and Roslyn Neave Alas, this year as the Bundeschampionate clashed with the WEG, I was not there to see the action, but I hope this little analysis of the breeding of the … Continue reading Read Article

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