European Federation
of Thoroughbred Breeders' Associations

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.

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People behind the Industry


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

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Horses in Agriculture and Rurality


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

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