The Provincial Federation of South Tyrol Haflinger Horse Breeders

The breeding organisation in the Haflingers' region of origin

The Provincial Federation of South Tyrol Haflinger Horse Breeders is the successor of the first officially recognised breeders' cooperative, which after its foundation in 1904 established and maintained the first stud book of the breed.

Today, the Federation represents the interests of breeders in the Haflingers' region of origin. Being the breeding organisation with the largest population of horses, it is a key bench mark in the international breeders' community.

Committed to tradition – and to the future: In its work, the Federation aims to preserve and promote the breed in South Tyrol with a focus on its genotypic and phenotypic diversity.

Careful breeding efforts are put in place to safeguard and boost the horses' health, robustness, fertility and longevity. In doing so, the work is practice-orientated and based on scientific expertise: Great importance is attached to the characteristics and distinctive features of the breed in order to ensure the selection and rearing of horses with an excellent character that can perform at the very highest level.

To achieve that, it is crucial to bring together breeding and equestrian sport. The Federation links and promotes both areas intensively: All breeding and selection is based on each horse's breeding value evaluation as well as data and figures concerning its performance and information on its pedigree and lineage.

The Provincial Federation of South Tyrol Haflinger Horse Breeders currently provides its services and assistance to some 800 members who own approximately 3,500 horses used for breeding (2019). Among its members are the South Tyrol Haflinger Sports Association and the South Tyrol Young Haflinger and Noriker Breeders' Association. The Federation has also taken South Tyrolean Noriker breeders under its wing.


 

Administrative board

Chairman: Erich Messner
Vice-Chairman: Richard Gamper
Board members: Thomas Alfreider, Peter Braun, Paul Gartner (Noriker breeders' representative), Johann Hafner, Georg Höller, Tobias Marth, Alexander Mittelberger, Richard Plack (Representative of the South Tyrol Haflinger Sports Association), Svenja Ratschiller (Representative of the South Tyrol Young Haflinger and Noriker Breeders' Association), Josef Reiterer, Johann Spiss, Heinrich Unterweger, Peter Zöggeler

 

Executive committee

Erich Messner, Thomas Alfreider, Peter Braun, Richard Gamper, Georg Höller

 

Breeders' representatives

Julian Breitenberger, Georg Oberkofler, Peter Zöggeler

 

Breeding Advisory Council

Thomas Alfreider, Alessandro Botte, Peter Braun, Julian Breitenberger, Richard Gamper, Georg Höller, Erich Messner, Alexander Mittelberger, Katja Müller, Georg Oberkofler, Josef Reiterer, Helmuth Senn, Peter Zöggeler

 

Sports Advisory Council

Kathrin Erschbamer, Johann Hafner, Priska Kelderer, Christine Kofler, Lisa Lemayr, Roland Morat, Claudia Pircher, Richard Plack

News and events

Termine

2020 Calendar
All Haflinger Events

Großer Erfolg für Südtiroler Fahrer

Haflinger Sport
Results

Haflinger-Weltausstellung 2020

Haflinger gallop races
2020 calendar

Haflinger-Weltausstellung 2020

23/06/2020
Plenary meeting
in front of an empty room

Haflinger-Hengstkörung 2020

15/06/2020
Soyalm Haflinger pastures
This year's transhumance: invigorating alpine herbs and an intense workout

Haflinger-Weltausstellung 2020

09/06/2020
Brimming with anticipation
The 2020 Haflinger Days are special – here's why
 

Haflinger-Weltausstellung 2020

01-04/10/2020
2020 Haflinger Days
(stud book registration
+ foal championship)

Großer Erfolg für Südtiroler Fahrer

15/05/2020
Out now: Haflinger Info!
Topics and reading samples
 

   

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