We are a very vibrant department overseeing a range of projects that support the breeding of the best sport horses, one of the key objectives of our organisation.
We are delighted to lead initiatives for breeding development and to safeguard the industry through use of “Good Breeding Practice”, which will give us an opportunity to share knowledge and to recognise excellence in our member studbooks through our prestigious Quality Label. You can find out more about the Good Breeding Practice project here [link to Good Breeding Practice project page].
Creating and maintaining trust in the industry is vital for its long term success. Together with our working group of studbook representatives and stallion owners we are developing a new Implementation Tool for Traceability of Genetic Material that will create transparency and consistency.
Many of our member studbooks also know us as the team behind WHIRDEC, which we run in close collaboration with the IFCE. You can find out more about this important initiative here [link to WHIRDEC project page].
I am Paul Hubert, a Vice President of the WBFSH and founding member of the Stud-Book Selle Français (SF) since the transfer of management of the SF breed from the French Ministry of Agriculture to a Breeder Association. As a veterinary surgeon specialising in Sport Horse Breeding, supporting the WBFSH has been my passion for many years. In my work with the Breeding Department I have been and still am involved in many interesting projects, from topics such as X-Ray harmonisation to semen traceability. I am a passionate breeder myself, my horses carrying the "des Isles" suffix. This, as well as me being a member of the SF Licensing Commission, allow me to appreciate the need to nourish the talent, great care and commitment that go into sport horse breeding across the world.