The Interstallion website: how to serve international sport horse breeders? Erwin Koenen NRS is a subsidiary of CRV Holding Background Information on testing and evaluation of warmblood sport horse breeding is not easily available low transparency warmblood breeding programmes hinders correct interpretation results complicates international comparison of stallions Well-informed breeders will make better selection decisions Aim To provide sport horse breeders (selection committees, private breeders) with information that assists them in interpreting published test results and breeding values Current design www.interstallion.org (www.wbfsh.org) standardised information (19 organisations) breeding population breeding objective testing methods genetic evaluation systems general publications scientific reports Relation with individual studbooks www.interstallion.org (information on breeding programmes) studbook sites (information on individual stallions) Commercial (studbook) initiatives Current status a lot of detailed information is provided low number of hits and limited feedback increased promotion of www.interstallion.org needed WHY? are breeders not aware of our site? are breeders not interested in the information? do breeders need different information? How can we serve our sport horse breeders better?
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