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2022 World Championships Regulations

The WBFSH International Young Breeder World Championships are hosted biannually with studbook teams of eight split in two age groups of 15-19 and 20 - 25 years of age with three to four participants per age group; or alternatively lower numbers can compete as individuals.

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Regulations

The competiton includes four disciplines: Theory; Judging of conformation traits; judging of athleticism traits (loose jump and movement); and presenting a horse in hand.

  • one
    Theory

    Official language of the test is English and each association can enter questions into the official catalogue. The questions concern the following topics:

    • Breeding
    • Feeding and Nutrition
    • Stable management
    • Health and Welfare
    • International Sport and Studbooks
    Example Questions Example Answers
  • Two
    Judging of Conformation Traits

    Two horses conformation traits are prejudged, with their scores and a brief explanation of ‘why’ delivered by the judges to the competitors.

    The competitors then assess the ‘competition’ horses with the objective to match the judge’s scores as closely as possible.

    The competitors then assess the ‘competition’ horses with the objective to match the judge’s scores as closely as possible.

    Conformation Score Sheet
  • Three
    Judging of Athleticism Traits

    Two horses athleticism traits (loose movement and loose jump) are prejudged, with their scores and a brief explanation of ‘why’ delivered by the judges to the competitors.

    The competitors then assess the ‘competition’ horses with the objective to match the judge’s scores as closely as possible.

    The competitors then assess the ‘competition’ horses with the objective to match the judge’s scores as closely as possible.

    Athleticism Score Sheet
  • Four
    Presenting a Horse In Hand

    Horses are provided by the hosts for this discipline.

    The overall aim while presenting the horse is to demonstrate good judgement, presenting the horse at its best in stance, walk, and trot.

    Subtle use of the aids, good rhythm, and control are important.

    In Hand Score Sheet