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International Young Breeders’ World Championship 2024

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l-r: Anya Thorup Hansen, Sarah Doile Jensen, Inge Madsen

By Wendy Conlon / IYB
Photography: IYB

From July 4-6, Dansk Varmblod (Danish Warmblood Studbook) will host the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) International Young Breeders (IYB) World Championships at Stutteri Ask.

It will be sponsored by Stutteri Ask, Effol, Equest, Horseline, Dansk Varmblod, Pavo, Wiegaarden Media, HP Horses, Bes-lagsmed Mark Christiansen, A-Beslag, Kingsland, and Agria.
In total, 154 competitors, accompanied by their team leaders and supporters, plan to make their way to Martofte in Denmark to represent 20 studbooks on all things breeding. An event of international allure with delegates attending from near and far, including Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Latvia, Sweden, and the Netherlands, alongside hosts Denmark.
The World Championships concept was founded by the International Young Breeders and is supported by the WBFSH. The aim of the championship is to bring together young people from various breeding associations, countries, and languages to learn from each other, share ideas, make friendships, and build an international network. The championship contestants are aged 16 to 26 years of age, divided into two age categories: juniors (16 to 20 years of age) and seniors (21 to 26 year of age). Teams are comprised of three to four participants who also compete also as individuals, with the best three individual results counting towards each team’s total score; and ultimately, when junior and senior team totals are added together, to the overall studbook score.
The contestants arrive at Stutteri Ask on Thursday, July 4, although some teams will arrive one day earlier. Following registration and familiarisation with the venue and their accommodations, the championship begins that same evening with the theory test. This is a multiple choice assessment including questions on nutrition, stable management, the anatomy of the horse, breeding, international sport, and equine health matters. This is followed by the official opening ceremony, and is where the teams parade and will be introduced and celebrated. The first day concludes with a welcome dinner provided by catering Det fynske Madhus... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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