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Breeders unite to fight for greater recognition of Australian horses

A GROUP has been established to work towards better promotion of Australian and New Zealand-bred performance horses as a distinct identity.

The initiative is being driven by Ulrich (Ulli) Klatte, who has been breeding top-quality performance horses at his Belcam Stud in Queensland since 1984.

Like many breeders, he has seen the Australian-bred Warmblood horses that are moved overseas to compete lose their identity, with their breeding neither announced or recognised.

A classic example of this is Melissa Froesch’s home-bred Glenara Cowboy. He competed and was used at stud in Australia, but is now competing as an eventer overseas (ridden for owners by Andrew Hoy) but is listed as Hasenacher Balou Couleur because there are no laws stopping the re-naming of competition horses that are moved overseas.

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Article written by: Fran Cleland

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