Horse sport as well as horse breeding are developing towards international activities.
With horses travelling all over the world, the information belonging to each of these horses should
travel along with them. Furthermore, some stallions are used for breeding in different studbooks and
breeders are in demand for comparable and transparant information on the genetic merit is (courtesy of Ramiro)
The correct interpretation of information such as test results and genetic evaluations is extremely
important when selecting foreign genetic material. The Interstallion committee was established in 1998
to improve the correct understanding of these information sources. This committee includes 8 members,
representing breeding organisations and research institutes.
- to describe breeding objectives, testing procedures and genetic evaluation methods of warmblood breeding organisations;
- to recommend improvements of national genetic evaluation systems;
- to study methods of comparing genetic evaluations across countries.
has compiled a systematic overview of testing and genetic evaluation
methods as practised by the various organisations. These data are
published on the Internet in a standardised format and are discussed in
- Recommendations on the publication of breeding values have been formulated and can be found in (Recommendation_scale.pdf)
- In collaboration with FEI and WBFSH, the availability and quality of
information on horses competing internationally has been improved.
Interstallion meetings and workshops have facilitated the exchange of
experiences from genetic evaluations and stallion licensing
- The international comparability of genetic evaluations is currently being studied in two pilot projects in Sweden and France.
President of the Interstallion committee is Prof. Jan Philipsson and secretary is Steven Janssens.
- Genetic correlations between similar traits in the Danish and Swedish Warmblood sport horse populations - Pilot project 1.
- Genetic correlations between horse show jumping competition traits in five European countries - Pilot project 2.
- Genetic connectedness between seven European countries for
performance in jumping competitions of warmblood riding horses - Pilot project 2.
- Connectedness among five European sport horse populations - Pilot project 1.
- Connectedness between countries for show jumping (Abstract)- Pilot project 2.
- Genetic parameters stallion and young horse tests.
- Testing and genetic evaluation of sport horses in an international perspective.
- An overview of breeding objectives for warmblood sport horses.
- Interstallion - on the way to an international genetic evaluation.
- The Interstallion questionnaire: a valuable information source for sport horse breeders.
- Genetic evaluation
- Interview on Interstallion activities (English / Deutsch)
- Sport horse breeding: what are we aiming at?
- Report on Interstallion activities 2006-2007
- Testing procedures