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The World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) is the only international federation of studbooks for sport horses in the world. The WBFSH is the major connection between the breeding organisations of sport horses and the international equestrian sport (FEI). Together, the FEI and WBFSH have organised the World Breeding Championships for Sport Horses (WBCSH) in dressage, jumping, and eventing since 1992.

Every month the WBFSH/FEI ranking of each discipline is published on the WBFSH website, providing official information on every horse competing at international level all around the world. Pedigree information and studbook rankings are also available. At the end of the year, the breeders of the winning horses will be presented the WBFSH Breeding prize at various international competition events in the country of the respective prize winning members.


"The primary mission of the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) is to advance the orderly growth of equestrian sport worldwide by promoting, regulating and administering humane and sportsmanlike international competition in the traditional equestrian disciplines." FEI Mission Statement.

The FEI is the sole controlling authority for all international events in Dressage, Para-Equestrian Dressage, Jumping, Eventing, Driving, Para-Equestrian Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining. It is an umbrella organisation that works in conjunction with the National Federations of each member country to regulate and govern the equestrian disciplines named above. Membership in the FEI is open to the one national governing body from any country which is effectively in control of or is in a position to effectively control at least the Olympic Equestrian Disciplines, and preferably recognised by its National Olympic Committee.


The Equestrian Federation of Australia was established in 1951, with Mr (later Sir) Sam Hordern appointed as President. The EFA was formally affiliated with the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the world governing body of equestrian sport, in May of that year. Branches were gradually established in each State and the Northern Territory, and a National Office set up, to maintain liaison with the FEI and other National Federations, and to manage Australian representation at international competitions, both at home and overseas.

During the 1990s, the governing body of the EFA, its Federal Council, explored ways in which to make the EFA a truly national organisation, rather than one composed of members of individual State Branches. On July 12 1997, the EFA became the Equestrian Federation of Australia Limited (ABN 19 077 455 755), a company limited by guarantee and shares, with a Board of Directors comprising the State Chairs and a number of appointed


The Australian Horse Industry Council (AHIC) represents the interests of all persons and the health and welfare of all horses in the Australian horse industry. The AHIC exists through the voluntary services of elected Directors and Trustees and the expertise of individuals co-opted on to sub-committees. Financial support for AHIC activities is derived from subscriptions from associations and individuals.

There are many groups within the horse industry with each group having special interests. However many issues facing these groups are not unique and affect large parts of the industry. These issues are more appropriately and effectively addressed by a single national body rather than a multitude of organisations representing different industry groups. The AHIC in conjunction with State Horse Councils aims to address these issues.


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