The General Assembly of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) voted to accept the NA/WPN as a Member at their meeting in Verona, Italy on October 31, 2001.
The WBFSH is an international Federation of Studbooks for Sport Horses and is the major connection between the organizations breeding sport horses and the FEI. In cooperation with the FEI, the WBFSH has organized the World Breeding Championships for Sport Horses (WBCSH) in the Olympic disciplines since 1992. The International Breeding Guide published annually by WBFSH and Best Communication & Management provides official information on studbooks as well as pedigrees of the leading sires, breeding rankings, analysis and statistics.
Representatives from approximately 30 studbooks attended the two-day meeting and seminar, and discussed many issues including international comparison of sport horse stallions, data exchange, and semen standards. Through use of the Universal Equine Life Number (UELN) and cooperation between studbooks, the WBFSH hopes to develop a fully integrated system of data evaluation.