Welcome to Denmark !
This year Denmark is venue of the eagerly awaited Annual Meetings of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses. As organizer of the event we are very happy to welcome all participants, guests and friends of equestrian sports and breeding.
In close co-operation with the studs Blue Hors and Ask Danish Warmblood has been looking forward to hosting this year´s event, to showing you our horses and to giving you a taste of Danish lifestyle.
We wish all participants and guests an interesting time in the beautiful far North and hope that you will also enjoy the taste of our Danish way of living.
[The best of Denmark; Danish Warmbloods, LEGO, and unforgettable sites]
Preparations for the next General Assembly are well under way. Be sure to mark up your calendar on November 11th to 14th 2017 for this year’s General Assembly and seminars! And if you did not already sign up for the annual meetings, do it now here. Deadline for entry is October 9th.
The meetings are hosted by the Danish Warmblood Society (Dansk Varmblod) and will take place at the Legoland Hotel in Billund, situated in Central Denmark (https://www.legoland.dk/
overnatning/hotel-legoland/ hotel-legoland/) and only 5 minutes from Billund Airport.
The diverse programme boasting exciting activities and presentations is bound to make this a memorable event. We have produced an information leaflet with appetizers and general information on Denmark, the hotel, the excursion, etc. Find the information leaflet here.
During the General Assembly 2017, among other things you can look
On Monday November 13th 3 consecutive overall topics, each with 3 discussion groups per topic:
- The topics are a direct link back to the workshops in Geneva 2016, since they were the topics most wished for in near future
- Each workshop starts with 10 minutes introduction in lecture hall A
- Breakout groups will discuss for 35 minutes (rooms: U2, U3, U8)
- Plenum presentation and discussion for 15 minutes in lecture hall A
- Find the topics and sub-topics in the programme here.
A visit to Kirk Arabians
Tuesday during the excursion we will visit both the showjumper stallion stud Ask and Kirk Arabians.
The passion of Kirk Arabians is purebred Arabs. The stud is owned by Thomas Kirk Kristiansen, the son of Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen. The stud is situated in beautiful surroundings just “next door” to Stutteri Ask.
Within the Arab breeding world, the black stallion Zonyx became European champion in dressage and he is licensed in the DWB and other breed organisations. Zonyx’s full brother So Jazz’d is also licensed within DWB and was recently bought by Kirk Arabians. Several of the Arab mares at the stud are also graded in the DWB.
Gala dinner this year is a Danish festive Christmas dinner
Following a Sunday with highly interesting seminar presentations at the hotel, an inspirational and playful walk at the Lego House, lunch and Grand Prix dressage at Blue Hors, the evening is set for a Fairytale walk through the Legoland amusement park, ending at King’s Castle where we will feast
on old, traditional Christmas festive dinner with pork in many varieties, duck or goose, ris á la mande and other tasty specialities of Denmark.
Look forward to our next newsletter in October
where we will look into further parts of the annual meetings!
Secretary of WBFSH