spin off-Breeder's of NA...
OK, am sure I will get a lot a flack for this but one reason folks travel overseas for horses is travel across US and density of horses one can see in Europe in a small area/ time frame. Well, I think we need to condense horses into certain geographical areas. It is already happening to a certain extent with showing to Fl in the winter and CA.
If you wanted to be a Broadway singer you move to NY. Of course you could do it on a smaller scale with local theater companies, but to play in the big league you move to a city.
I think if horse breeders condensed to a regions..ie; midatlantic it would be beneficial. I know where I live in central NC I can go to a schooling show or rated show almost every other week or so and not travel more than 2 hours tops. A few of the facilities here do schooling show series that give their own year end awards and are recognized by our local GMO for year end awards. We have a good handful of dressage instructors, trainers too. If we had more breeders in my area that could "feed" these young trainers and fill the shows even more this area could be a "travel" location for horse buyers.
I realize that not everyone can pick up and move. However, if one was looking to move and wanted to partake in breeding ad showing this is a great location that could one day be built up to a "breeding area" like Wellington built up to a show venue.
Just a thought!