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

70%

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

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People behind the Industry

47%

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

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Horses in Agriculture and Rurality

4%

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

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EHV-1 Outbreak
Published : 2021-03-13

FEI has created a dedicated hub to collect and share all the latest information and developments around the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1 – neurological form) outbreak, which originated in Valencia (ESP)...

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