European Federation
of Thoroughbred Breeders' Associations

Guardian of the Thoroughbred

EFTBA, the European Federation of Thoroughbred Breeders’ Associations, was set up in 1994 to enable European breeders’ associations to be represented at a European level with a strong single voice.

EFTBA represents the majority of European Thoroughbred breeding countries, and welcomes countries currently outside the European Union.

Thoroughbreds in Europe: Facts and key figures

Thoroughbreds in Europe


7 out of the 10 Leading Sires for 2014 Yearlings Worldwide Sales were bred in Europe.

Learn more

People behind the Industry


The industry recruits young people: in France, 47% of employees are aged under 25.

Learn more

Horses in Agriculture and Rurality


4% of European agricultural land used to produce horse feed.

Learn more

Latest news