After reading “The Information Vacuum in U.S. Breeding,” (March 7 & 14, p.26) I’d like to say, wouldn’t it be nice if we could all go to the U.S. Equestrian Federation competition results column, search a stallion or mare, and find the show record of the progeny? In this day and age that shouldn’t be hard to do.
The new microchipping rule will make it easier for the USEF to track Performance results for stallions’ and broodmares’ progeny in the U.S. hunter and jumper rings. This would go a long way towards helping breeders – both amateur and professional – make informed and educated breeding choices. If the USEF can collect the information, breeders can use it intelligently, not just take uninformed shots in the dark. We need a database resource desperately.
– Phoebe Weseley
The Chronicle of the Horse | March 21 & 28, 2016 Issue