• 12/06/2008

    ANCCE at Fiesta Midwest in Ohio (USA)

    The president of ANCCE, Javier Conde, together with two representatives from the International Relations Committee, Pedro Pons and Manuel González, attended Fiesta Midwest, held from the 5th to 8th of June.  This representation met in Ohio wit Alexander Zilo, breeder and ANCCE representative in the USA. 

    Photo: Javier Conde (ANCCE Presidente), Kim Boyer (USPRE President)

    The reasons for this visit were to learn about the concentration of P.R.E. horses in the area, and what better occasion than during a conformation competition, organized by the Mid West Association.  Moreover, during this visit more than 80 horses were evaluated and registered.

    It was proven “on site” that board members and members of the Foundation for the PRE in the USA are continuing to request these services from the LG-PRE-ANCCE Stud Book.

    A local veterinarian was also trained in the registration process (taking blood samples, writing up descriptions, microchipping and pre-registration document).

    The Midwest Association in the USA had left the Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse after this organization decided to launch its own PRE registry, and request its competitions to be included in the Spanish National Championships calendar, as well as register and evaluation its horses in the PRE Stud Book.  

    Another reason for this visit was the delivery of the first passports to the USA to Kim Boyer, president of the USPRE. These passports corresponded to the registration and evaluation visit to California in mid February.  The documentation reached LG-PRE-ANCCE Stud Book office by mid March, so the entire process has concluded in less than 3 months.
    Taking advantage of the many people on hand for the event, breeders were told of the multitude of service procedures being processed for the USA.  However, the LG-PRE-ANCCE Stud Book has no capacity to concludes these proceedings due to the fact that there is no DNA samples of the progenitors.   Both the breeders and association representatives present were asked to send all possible information in an effort to speed up the issuing of passports, provided that the paternity testing and other controls were favorable.

    Alexander Zilo, ANCCE representative in the USA, was responsible for delivering passports to breeders.

    - Meetings with associations and cocktail for breeders.
    Bilateral meetings were held with the presidents and board members of the Mid West Breeders Association, as well as those from IALHA and USPRE.  A cocktail party was organized to inform all the breeders about the points listed below.  More than 40 breeders and a number of horse owners were there to combine work and pleasure.   

    The objective was multiple:
    - To explain LG-PRE-ANCCE Stud Book procedures and the current situation.
    - To request all the available DNA information.
    - To report on the office that will be opened in the USA
    - To resolve any questions that arose.

    We have requested IALHA to send all possible PRE DNA information from its lab at the University of California-Davis.   They explained that this matter would be discussed at the next board meeting to be held on July 12, and that efforts were being made to facilitate the processing of applications from breeders who are members of this association.

    On the other hand, they have expressed their interest in promoting the PRE horse according to the rules and regulation of Spain and promote the registration of PRE horses in the USA.  

    In this sense, the idea of recuperating PRE sections at competitions was proposed, counting on judges from Spain who would attend the championships to be held in October in Fort Worth (Texas).
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