International Workshop on Linear profiling in the Warmblood Horse
To strengthen the exchange and collaboration of science and practice across countries and studbooks, a new series of meetings on linear profiling in the Warmblood horses had been established in 2013. The meetings are arranged by the international working group on linear profiling, linked to the Horse Commission of the European Federation of Animal Science and its permanent working group Interstallion.
Starting with a rather small, though already international group of representatives from studbooks and science at the first meeting, the event has attracted in subsequent years about 50 people and more from multiple countries. Everybody who has participated once, is likely to join the meeting again - although possibly not every year.
Conference material is provided below by event and in the form of pdf files for free download. In case you wish to refer to any of the conference papers, we kindly ask you to clearly indicate the source and consider the copyright. Only then we can continue with providing such comprehensive information material this way.
7. International Workshop on Linear Profiling in the Warmblood Horse
on 29-30 March 2023 in Plön and Grebin, Germany
The program provides an overview of the course of the meeting.
After a break of 3 years, the response to the meeting anouncement for spring 2023 has been enormous: Finally, a group of 63 interested people from 16 countries has met in the very North of Germany, referred to as 'Holsteinische Schweiz'. Everybody was highly motivated to exchange experiences, learn from each other and get some impulses for own future activities in the field of linear profiling and beyond. Once more we could experience in which pleasant atmosphere and with which openness exchange on technical and practical topics took place. It was very obvious that the common interest in topics important for horse breeding today and in the future was leading and shaping the two days. And thanks to the gorgeous team of Gut Schönweide, the participants have found ideal conditions for the practical part and the learning experience next to the horse, and were delighted to see how horse keeping in perfection may look like.
Please find below the report with some information on the discussed topics and results and the material referring to what has been presented in the two days of the event.
6. International Workshop on Linear Profiling in the Warmblood Horse:
Video conference on 25 March 2020
Change of the workshop format with independent organization of theoretical sessions - as video conference - in spring 2020 allowed continuing the annual sequence of international meetings on linear profiling in the horse. The practical sessions, especially valued by representatives of studbooks with less experience in linear data collection, were supposed to follow later as Part II of the 6th IWSLP. However, planning to meet in a larger group of people continued to be difficult to impossible. Therefore, part II was finally skipped.
The program provides an overview of the course of the meeting. The video conference has been recorded in complete length, so everybody interested in the status quo of linear profiling in different studbooks, experiences with collection and use of linear data on foals and recent developments to better support breeding decisions is invited to watch the recording. In addition, the handouts of the presentations are made available as in previous years; please find below the material for free download.
5. International Workshop on Linear Profiling in the Warmblood Horse
on 22-23 January 2019 in Flyinge, Sweden
The program provides an overview of the course of the meeting. A conference report, supposed to summarize key findings and make more people aware of the role of linear profiling, can be downloaded below. For more detailed information, please refer to the material from the theoretical part of the workshop which is also found below.
Linear schemes made available:
- Swedish Warmblood (SWB):
SWB linear scheme for 3-year-olds
SWB linear scheme for 4- and 5-year-olds, conformation
SWB Linearscheme for 4- and 5-year-olds, freejumping
SWB linear scheme for 4- and 5-year-olds, gaits under rider
SWB linear scheme for 4- and 5-year-olds, jumping under rider
- Oldenburg (OL, OS):
Oldenburg linear scheme / German version
Oldenburg linear scheme / English version
- Belgian Warmblood (BWP):
BWP linear scheme for adult horses
BWP linear scheme for foals
- Futurity Program / British Breeding (UK):
Futurity linear scheme, dressage
Futurity linear scheme, jumping
Futurity linear scheme, eventing
Futurity linear scheme, veterinary examination and interpretation
- Franches-Montagnes (FM), Switzerland:
FM linear scheme, revised version (2018)
4. International Workshop on Linear Profiling in the Warmblood Horse
on 14-15 March 2018 in Visselhövede and Verden, Germany
The program provides an overview of the course of the meeting and is supplemented by the short report. For more detailed information, please refer to the material from the theoretical part of the workshop which is found below.
Linear schemes made available:
3. International Workshop on Linear Profiling in the Warmblood Horse
on 24-25 February 2017 in Gomadingen, Germany
To get an overview of the course of the meeting, you may take a look at the program and the short report. For more detailed information, material from the theoretical part of the workshop is found below.
Group work and discussion:
2. International Workshop on Linear Profiling in the Warmblood Horse
on 11-12 February 2016 in Warendorf, Germany
The second science-to-practice / practice-to-science meeting on linear profiling was organized in the State Stud Warendorf, Germany, with speakers from six countries (program). For more detailed information, please refer to the pdf versions of the presentations provided below.
Topics and specific questions which were addressed in the group of international horse experts from different fields are found in the document with keywords for the discussion.