The foundation history of International Young Breeders
At the WBFSH World Championships for Young Breeders foundet in 2009 in Ireland, eleven representatives of young horse breeders worldwide came together to start a new organisation. Aim was to improve an international cooperation and especially to arrange a regular World Championship for Young Breeders. The board of the association involves representatives of Switzerland, Canada, Belgium, Ireland, Mexico, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. Inken Johannsen from the Holstein Young Breeders (Germany) became president for the period 2009-2013. She will be supported by Norman Storey (Ireland) as the Vice-President and Marcel Koch (France) as secretary. There will be an annual meeting of all members that takes place every second year at the World Championships and every other year at the general assembly of the annual meeting of WBFSH (World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses).
The board of the International Young Breeders in 2009:
Front Marcel Koch, Inken Johannsen, Norman Storey,
behind Geert Schepers (Belgium), Salome Wägeli (Swiss),
Alison Corbally (Ireland), Manuel Sada (Mexico),
last line: Jane Bech Jensen (Denmark), Hendrik Fiegel (Germany),
Cindy Orr (Canada), Maren Schlender (Germany), Maria Edlén (Sweden).