• WBFSH GA-2023
  • 16-10-2023

    WBFSH General Assembly 2023 a success

  • Nadine Brandtner
    Nadine Brandtner

    General Manager

  • The 2023 General Assembly has taken place in Orlando Florida at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Orlando Airport

    On Sunday 15th October 2023 the WBFSH General Assembly took place, with 70 studbook representatives from 19 countries.

    President Jan Pedersen welcomed the members and represented his report of the year. The annual plan for 2024 was presented. In recent years there have been matters relating to the Rightful Breeder of a Horse. This was already discussed at the General Assembly in Dresden. A definition was presented that is to be a recommendation that can be universally applied for breeding across international borders. It was recognised that individual stubdooks may want to continue to use the definiton that is applicable within their countries, if such a definition exists.


    Dr Eva-Maria Broomer (AES) was re-elected as Vice President of the WBFSH Department of Marketing, Communications and Promotion. Paul Bubert (SBSF) has retired after serving on the board for 20 years. He was replaced by Armand Perron Pette (SBSF) for the Vice President of the Department of Breeding.

    For his many years of service and contribution to the WBFSH, President Pedersen gave Paul Hubert Honorary Member Status.


    A new member of the WBFSH was announced, the Baltic Horse Breeders Association (BHBA), which origniates in Lithuania.

    The host of the GA-2024 was announced. The event is to take place in Portugal, co-hosted by the APCRS (Portuguese Sport Horse and Luso-Warmblood) and the Lusitano Studbook, from 12-15 October 2024.

    The studbooks of the Year in the three Olympic disciplines were announced:

    • Dressage - KWPN
    • Show Jumping - SBSF
    • Eventing - ISH