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General Assembly and Seminars in the UK 2012

The annual meetings at Bedford Logde Hotel

Bedford Lodge Hotel.
Bedford Lodge Hotel.
Bedford Lodge Hotel.
Bedford Lodge Hotel.
Dr. Thomas Nissen received a certificate on behalft of the Holsteiner Verband who placed first on the 2012 WBFSH studbook ranking in the dicipline of show jumping.
Dr. Thomas Nissen received a certificate on behalft of the Holsteiner Verband who placed first on the 2012 WBFSH studbook ranking in the dicipline of show jumping.
General Assembly and Seminars

On this site we present selected impressions form the WBFSH 2012 annual meetings including seminars and the general assembly.

You will find photos of most of the speakers as well as the three studbook representatives receiving the honorable proof to have placed number one on the 2012 studbook ranking.

Furthermore you will find images from the various demonstrations and sites visited during the annual meetings.

Should you wish to purchase some of the photos you are welcome to take contact with Thomas Bach Jensen on news(at)wbfsh.org
In token of the first place on the 2012 WBFSH studbook ranking in dressage which, yet again, went to the KWPN the WBFSH president Mr. Jan Pedersen congratulates Prof. S. Korver, KWPN.
In token of the first place on the 2012 WBFSH studbook ranking in dressage which, yet again, went to the KWPN the WBFSH president Mr. Jan Pedersen congratulates Prof. S. Korver, KWPN.
The Irish Sport Horse Society is back on the leading spot on the 2012 WBFSH studbook ranking in the dicipline of eventing and the studbook was represented by Ms. Allison Corbally.
The Irish Sport Horse Society is back on the leading spot on the 2012 WBFSH studbook ranking in the dicipline of eventing and the studbook was represented by Ms. Allison Corbally.
Mr. Jan Pedersen, president of the WBFSH.
Mr. Jan Pedersen, president of the WBFSH.
John Shenfield, British Hanoverian Horse Society.
John Shenfield, British Hanoverian Horse Society.
Mr. Andrew McGladdery, Rossdale & Partners.
Mr. Andrew McGladdery, Rossdale & Partners.
Mr. John Mills, Rabbah Bloodstock.
Mr. John Mills, Rabbah Bloodstock.
Dr. Lewis Smith, Rossdale & Partners
Dr. Lewis Smith, Rossdale & Partners
Prof. Rafaël De Jongh
Prof. Rafaël De Jongh
Prof. Celia Marr, Rossdale & Partners
Prof. Celia Marr, Rossdale & Partners
Mr. Kevin Needham, BBA Shipping & Transport.
Mr. Kevin Needham, BBA Shipping & Transport.
Dr. Werner Schade, The Hanoverian Society
Dr. Werner Schade, The Hanoverian Society
Mr. Klaus Miesner, WBFSH Department Cooperation
Mr. Klaus Miesner, WBFSH Department Cooperation
Mr. Rik van Miert, WBFSH Department Finance
Mr. Rik van Miert, WBFSH Department Finance
Ms. Allison Corbally, WBFSH Department Development
Ms. Allison Corbally, WBFSH Department Development
Inken von Platen, WBFSH Young Breeders International, introducing Ann-Charlotte Cadier from Swedish Warmblood who will be hosting the 2012 world championships.
Inken von Platen, WBFSH Young Breeders International, introducing Ann-Charlotte Cadier from Swedish Warmblood who will be hosting the 2012 world championships.

Newmarket

The WBFSH 2012 annual meetings were held in Newmarket - a market town in the English county of Suffolk, approximately 65 miles north of London. Newmarket is generally considered the birthplace and global centre of thoroughbred horse racing, and some of the early birds among the WBFSH participants took the opportunity to go to the morning gallops to view the training in the crispy mornings.

Newmarket is a major local business cluster, with annual investment rivalling that of the Cambridge Science Park, the other major cluster in the region. It is the largest racehorse training centre in Britain, the largest racehorse breeding centre in the country, and home to most major British horseracing institutions, and a key global centre for horse health. Two Classic races, and an additional three British Champions Series races are held at Newmarket every year.

Newmarket has over fifty horse training stables, two large racetracks, The Rowley Mile and The July Course and one of the most extensive and prestigious horse training grounds in the world. The town is home to over 3,000 racehorses, and it is estimated that one in every three local jobs is related to horse racing. The town is home to the National Horseracing Museum, the Home of Horseracing project, Tattersalls, the racehorse auctioneers and two of the world's foremost equine hospitals for horse health.

The town is surrounded by over sixty horse breeding studs. On account of its leading position in the multi-billion pound horse racing and breeding industry, it is also a major export centre. The town has been a centre for British royalty since James I, and was also a home to Charles II and a great many other monarchs.

The British Hanoverian Society

Mrs Lynne Crowden.
Mrs Lynne Crowden.
The British Hanoverian Society hosted the participants of the WBFSH’s annual meetings at a demonstration at the Moulton College.

The event included a display of British Hanoverians such as Half Moon Delphi presented in Grand Prix freestyle by Michael Eilberg, the stallion Woodlander Rockstar presented by Maria Eilberg, the state premium mare Limoncello and her “Foal of the Year” Heaven as well as her newly licensed son Clapton.

The stallions Elroon and Flammengold were presented in a Pas de Deux by their riders Victoria Gilbey and Katie Holder Vale. Maria Eilberg presented the stallion Woodlander Wavavoom whilst her brother Michael presented the fabulous double world champion Woodlander Farouche.

The result of a mating between these two horses is the yearling colt Wild Child which was also presented to the audience including members of the BHHS, the WBFSH and Moulton College students.

Some of the audience had already seen Woodlander Farouche winning the world championships in Verden last year and this year, while others laid eyes on this horse for the first time. Everyone agreed that this was a horse in a league of her own.
Woodlander Farouche.
Woodlander Farouche.
Woodlander Wild Thing.
Woodlander Wild Thing.
Half Moon Delphi.
Half Moon Delphi.
Woodlander Clapton.
Woodlander Clapton.

Gala Dinner

Jim Flanagan, Ireland.
Jim Flanagan, Ireland.
Chris Gould, Canada.
Chris Gould, Canada.
Alf Kjetil Andreasen, Norway.
Alf Kjetil Andreasen, Norway.
Pedro Azor, Speain.
Pedro Azor, Speain.
Stephanie and Ken Ball, USA.
Stephanie and Ken Ball, USA.
Christina Brogaard Lund, Denmark and Thomas Nissen, Germany.
Christina Brogaard Lund, Denmark and Thomas Nissen, Germany.

The British Racing School

The British Racing School

The British Racing School was established in 1983. It is a registered charity under the name of The Apprentice School Charitable Trust. The principal objective of the school is to provide and promote training and education for people employed in the racing industry.

The original aim of the School was to provide purpose built facilities to promote and encourage young people who had the potential to ride as professional jockeys. Since then, the School has developed and flourished to its current position as the Centre of Excellence for training in the racing industry, providing a whole range of different courses and training.

Darley

Darley at Dalham Hall Stud

Nominations manager at Darley, Dawn Laidlaw, welcomed us all at the immaculate facilities and showed us around the property introducing us to some famous racing sires.

Darley is HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s global breeding operation which currently stands stallions in six countries around the world.

Its headquarters are at Dalham Hall Stud, located within the historic home of racing, Newmarket. When purchased from the Philipps family in 1981, Dalham Hall stood just one stallion and employed fewer than ten people. Since the acquisition of Dalham Hall Stud, various surrounding farms have been added to Darley’s UK portfolio.

Currently heading the line-up of eight stallions at Dalham Hall is Dubawi, arguably one of the most talented young stallions in the world and a son of one of the most famous stallions to stand at Dalham Hall - Dubai Millennium. Born on the stud and trained in Newmarket, he won the Dubai World Cup and was the sensational eight-length winner of the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot. Upon his retirement from racing, he returned to the stud but sadly sired just one crop of foals before dying of grass sickness.

In addition to standing stallions, Darley manages the racing interests of Sheikh Mohammed and various members of the Maktoum family, and has racehorses with a number of trainers in the UK, Ireland, France, the United States, Australia and Japan. The best of these horses will transfer to Godolphin to race in the famous blue silks that have been carried to victory in numerous Group One races across the globe.