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His Majesty, The King named as Patron of Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain.

 13 May 2024

We are delighted and deeply honoured to formally announce that we have been advised by Buckingham Palace that His Majesty, The King has accepted the patronage of Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain. His Majesty becomes the second Monarch to be Patron of SHB(GB) following Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain – SHB(GB) – is a membership organisation and registered charity, governed by an elected council. As the leading British studbook, affiliated to the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses;
  • we encourage the grading of stallions and mares and the registration of foals.
  • we support British horse breeding through educational clinics and through our voucher schemes awarded at shows and mare gradings.
  • we are also a governing body for ridden and in-hand hunter and sport classes held at affiliated horse shows in the UK, including qualifiers for the Royal International Horse Show (RIHS) and Horse of the Year Show (HOYS).
Register Online for 2024
You can now apply for Membership, Show Hunter Registration and Day Tickets online! Click a button below to start, then the red Apply button!

               SHB(GB) Membership     

          Show Registration

 Day Tickets (PDF only)

Resources and documents to support registrations are available to download here



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