We, as a breeding and production industry in NA, do not have a system like the Europeans but we can still breed the same!
So forget about lists and who doesn't like what you have to say. The fact of the matter is that we can produce just the same albeit that our numbers are smaller. One of the biggest problems we face is our geography. We simply dont have the tight knit communities tht are so prevelant in Europe. So, we have to find other ways to market our horses and piece together a development process that is affordable and carries the legitimacy our horses deserve. When buyers in NA start taking the glamour out of the Europeans and look to find horses at more reasonable costs of buying, then your buying power and our breeding power grows.
There are lots of gaps to fill but the support of the NA buyer is one of the biggest determining factors of whether our industry and sport will survive on an international level. Why do I do what I do if it were not to bridge the gap and prove , that as a whole, we can take their model and make it work for our benefit?!
The fact that there continues to be a steady interest in NA born and bred sport horses shows me that the support is growing and folks are getting smarter about their breeding and buying choices.