Breeding News for Sport Horses congratulates the winners of this year’s breeder rankings:

Showjumping: Sefaan Delabie (BEL)/Halifax vh Kluizebos (2007/BWP/stallion Heartbreaker [KWPN] x Fetiche du Pas [SF]) – ridden by Lorenzo de Luca (ITA)
Dressage: Inge Bastian (GER)/Weihegold OLD (2005/Oldbg/mare Don Schufro x Sandro Hit) – ridden by Isabel Werth (GER)
Eventing: Mirko Glotz (GER)/Fischerrocana FST (2005/DSP/mare Ituango xx - Carismo [Hann]) – ridden by Michael Jung (GER)

It is especially impressive to note that three out of the top five showjumping studbooks are Belgian – led by BWP. The smallest country demonstrating massive sport horse breeding expertise.
Showjumping: 1 BWP (9,113 pts); 2 KWPN (7,965); 3 sBs (6,772); 4 Westfalian (6,744); 5 Zangersheide (6,666); 6 Holsteiner (6,503)
Dressage: 1 KWPN (12,957 pts); 2 Hanoverian (12,527); 3 Oldenburg (12,519); 4 Danish Warmblood (11,545); 5 Westfalian (10,596); 6 Deutsches Sportpferd (10,186)
Eventing: 1 Irish Sport Horse (1,248); 2 Oldenburg (1,205); 3 Holsteiner (1,168); 4 KWPN (1,147); 5 Hanoverian (1,083); 6 Selle Français (1,073)

Taking a total of all three disciplines that ‘unofficially’ determines the best overall studbooks, we find KWPN (23,069 pts) leading Hanoverians (20,044), followed by BWP (19,580). However, it should be noted that the points systems across the three disciplines indisputably favours the dressage-oriented studbooks. Likewise, if we amalgamate the scores from both divisions of the Oldenburg studbook (OL and OS), they would reign supreme with an outstanding 25,295 points overall.

The WBFSH rankings year runs from October 1 to September 30. The results of the year-end ‘Sire’ rankings will follow soon.