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View Poll Results: What Country breeds the 3rd most 4* horses?

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  • Australia

    7 15.91%
  • France

    3 6.82%
  • Germany

    16 36.36%
  • Sweden

    0 0%
  • US

    7 15.91%
  • New Zealand

    11 25.00%
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    Default Know your 4* Horses (2) - Country of Origin

    It will undoubtedly come as no surprise that Ireland and the UK reign supreme in breeding 4* mounts. Together they account for nearly 1/2 of all 4* horses (24% each).

    At 11% what Country is 3rd?



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    France?
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    I voted for New Zealand, but France may be in the mix as well.....
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    I honestly have no idea... but either Germany or NZL sounded right to me for some reason
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    I voted for Australia simply because they have their own 4* and very few of their horses are imported. Their 4* is very small though, but it's been running since 2006 and would have produced a total number of horses that would be added to the ones in Europe.
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    And the answer is:

    Australia - 11.7%
    France - 9.5%
    US - 7.8%
    Germany - 7.1%
    NZ - 5.9%
    Sweden - 2.5%

    All told 25 countries have bred at least one horse that has competed at a 4* since 2006.

    Nobody likes their TB's like the US:
    Almost 80% of US bred 4* horses are pure TB, next closest is Canada at 50% followed closely by NZ(49%) and Australia (47%). Even though we've bred only 7.8% of all 4* horses, the US is the largest contributor of pure TBs.


    Quote Originally Posted by vineyridge View Post
    I voted for Australia simply because they have their own 4* and very few of their horses are imported. Their 4* is very small though, but it's been running since 2006 and would have produced a total number of horses that would be added to the ones in Europe.
    I'd guess this is exactly right. The US has it's own 4* but we import a lot more horses. Adelaide basically pulls from Australia and NZ.



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    Default 4* Horses origins

    Out of curiosity wher did you get your stats on Canadian 4 * horses?



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    Default Data sources

    Quote Originally Posted by Newby View Post
    Out of curiosity wher did you get your stats on Canadian 4 * horses?
    Data are collected from a combination of 4* web site results pages, FEI database, country databases (i.e. British eventing), various on line pedigree sites, the jockey club, rider web pages and, in some cases, emailed responses from riders about their horses when I can't find information or when I find conflicting information from other sources. If I am not reasonably confident of the accuracy of a piece of data I will leave it out until I can find a reliable source.

    The database contains every horse that has entered a 4* from 2006-2012 (37 events) although I don't have every piece of information on every horse.



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