As announced at the beginning of the year, the Selle Français Studbook has now developed activities to help those breeders who participate in this year's Championships to sell their horses.

After organizing the online auction during the Stallion Championship last February, further events have been scheduled from September onwards.

Selection has been realized per region, thanks to the local associations and all the judges spread throughout the whole territory, making it possible to identify and qualify the best SF horses for the four studbook championships.

  • Foals, during the Normandie Horse Show, Saint-Lô: September 4/5
  • Two- and three-year-old females, during the Grande Semaine de l’Elevage, Fontainebleau: September 29/30
  • Eventing oriented championship, during the Mondial du Lion: October 15-18
  • Three-year-old showjumping championship, during Equita’Lyon: October 28/29

These four championships are reserved for Selle Français Studbook members who are committed to the characterization and genetic improvement of the breed.

These new Studbook initiatives are intended to help members and continue to encourage them in their selection work, as well as create new tools to help with selling their horses.

These meetings support the promotion and commercialisation of SF horses for breeders, while the 'selection experts' from the Studbook are judges who are trained to be able to meet the expectations of the organization according to the criteria of its breeding program. The horses produced by Selle Français Studbook breeders need to match market expectations.

These two elements of selection and commercialisation will make it possible to offer a high quality service to both breeders and future customers. The transparency of the information such as the display of the horses’ scores, the live broadcast, access to the Studbook's data (detailed pedigree with label, value of the maternal line...) is essential.

These Autumn Sales of the Selle Français Studbook’s Championships will start with the Foals Championships at Saint-Lô, in the evening of September 5.

The catalogue will be online at the beginning of August with the first horses entered on the following website: https://www.balsanencheres.com/thebesthorses/fr/

More information on the foals Championships here.

The breeding show’s calendar is available here.

Contact: Bérengère Lacroix · berengere.lacroix@sellefrancais.fr ·