World Championships

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    The International Young Breeders World Championships is a youth orientated event sponsored by the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) that occurs every other year. The event was established in Germany, and the first Championships were held in 2001 in Verden. Since 2001, WBFSH member studbooks from around the world each take turns hosting the International Championships. The event has been hosted in locations such as Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, France, Sweden, and Great Britain.

    In 2017, the International Young Breeders Championships will travel to North America for the first time to be hosted at the prestigious Spruce Meadows facility in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association has been chosen as the host studbook for the event, which will run from July 20-22, 2017.

    The International Championships typically attract youth participants from over 20 separate studbooks worldwide. Youth between the ages of 16-25 are eligible to compete, and each studbook is able to send two teams to represent them. These teams are divided into two age groups. Junior competitors are between the ages of 16-19, and Senior competitors are between the ages of 20-25. Competitors from each team are required to compete in four different categories - Evaluating Conformation on the Triangle, Evaluating Loose Gaits and Free Jumping, Showmanship, and a Written Theory Exam.

    The objective of the International Young Breeders is to bring together young people from different studbooks, countries and languages and to allow them the opportunity to compete, learn, network, and have fun! The CWHBA looks forward to welcoming everyone in 2017.