• Welcome to the WBFSH

    Development Department

    Recently, the Department of Development has received a broadened mandate to support all studbooks and members in carrying out initiatives to aid industry development and provide member services. This reflects the long-term strategic plan of the WBFSH and will allow the team to continue to foster new cooperative initiatives amongst and on behalf of our members, while broadening the scope to support the interests and development of sport horse breeding in general.

    Our aims are to facilitate collaboration and exchange of knowledge, to develop our services to our members, and to strengthen the position of breeding in the equine industry.

    If you would like to find out more about the work of the Department of Development and world like to learn how you can get involved, then please do not hesitate to get in touch, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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  • WBFSH Development
  • Edward Kendall
  • Edward Kendall

    Thank you for your interest in the Department of Development. I am Edward Kendall and I combine my work for the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses with a busy day job as Professor of Medicine at Memorial University. My volunteer work with various equestrian organizations has spanned nearly five decades, and provided in-depth insights into the business. My key interests lie in the development of wider visibility and awareness of the organization, for example through publishing value-adding analysis of pan-industry data and developing secure data-exchange platforms. Developments in breeding technologies are also a promising area for WBFSH development and have the potential to enlarge the value of the industry.

  • Chris Gould

    Hello, and thank you for stopping by. I am Chris Gould, founding Chairman of the Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association (CWHBA), for which I am currently Director of Communications. I have been involved with the WBFSH since 1995, first as a delegate, then, since my election in 2015, as a Vice President of the organisation. I am an active breeder, and have so far produced eight licensed or approved stallions, as well as horses that competed at FEI level in all three Olympic disciplines and driving. My perspective as a breeder and representative of a non-European studbook has given me an insight into the importance of fostering international cooperation and mutual support, and to ensure that as an organisation we always strive to create better opportunities for all.

  • Chris Gould