The WBFSH was born from the passion of a few visionary people in the industry, who wanted to bring more visibility to the root of the sport. In the early days, there was little awareness of pedigrees and studbooks, and this information was not displayed on starting lists and results.
With the commencement of the World Breeding Championships, and the need for better identification of horses, an Identification Committee was formed, that would meet every year during the Jumping World Breeding Championships in Lanaken to exchange pedigree information. The important groundwork of this committee led to the realisation that an international identification number was needed, to improve the tracing of horses and their pedigrees. This piloted the development of the UELN, which was a significant breakthrough for the WBFSH. The UELN has become an internationally accepted standard of identification.
Today the WBFSH has grown into an organisation that is active in many ways to strengthen the connection between breeding and sport, to stimulate sport horse breeding worldwide, and to lead the breeding industry into the future.View Current Projects
The WBFSH promotes the common interests of all sport horse breeders through its member studbooks and acts as a representative body for the sport horse breeding sector.
The committee deals with identification and registration requirements laid down by EU legislation, as well data exchange, which is a vital component of horse identification and tracing. WHIRDEC helps to keep the studbooks informed by keeping a close eye on developments of the legislation which influences the operation of the industry.Find out more