By Muriël Koelen / IYB
Photography: Nationaal Hippisch Centrum
From July 7-10, 2022, JongKWPN will host the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) International Young Breeders (IYB) World Championship – sponsored by international horse transport operators Horses2Fly – wherein 146 participants will make their way to Ermelo to represent 20 studbooks to be tested on all things breeding.
It’s an event with international allure and delegates attending from all around the world, including Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, alongside hosts Holland.
This world championship 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 contestants, aged between 15 and 25 years on January 1 of the year of the championship, are divided into two different age groups: Juniors (15 to 19 years of age) and Seniors (20 to 25 year of age). Teams comprise three or four participants who will also compete as individuals, with the best three results counting towards a team’s total score. Ultimately, when the junior and senior team totals are tallied, they will represent the overall studbook score.
Contestants will arrive in Ermelo on Thursday, July 7 and following registration and familiarization with the venue,as well as their camping accommodations, the championships will began that same evening with a theoretical test. It’s a multiple choice assessment including questions on feeding/nutrition, stable management, horse anatomy, international sport, and equine health matters... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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