Member Report from Brazil
REPORT MADE BY BOLIVIA AT THE 2011 WAHO CONFERENCE:
Mr. Fernando Morales Cuellar, Bolivia: First I would like to thank the State of Qatar for their warm hospitality, the WAHO Executive Committee and the Conference Organizing Committee for this Conference in Doha. My name is Fernando Morales, I represent the Arabian Horse Breeders Association of Bolivia.
At this point we have about 400 Arabian horses registered in Bolivia. We yearly register between 25 and 30 foals. We have 2 national shows, one in March and one in September, where every year the Brazilian Association kindly helps us by sending a judge to judge the September show. All our Arabian horses are mainly used for pleasure riding, dressage, and endurance is now beginning as well. There is an interesting rebirth of the interest in Arabian horses, Bolivia is a country of agricultural nature in essence, there is a lot of cattle ranching, and all our horses are being promoted as saddle horses, people have great interest in them and we hope to soon be applying for full WAHO membership, separate from the Brazil Association. Currently we are working with the Ministry of Agriculture to do our own registering, as Brazil has been doing it for us until about 3 years ago. Thank you very much for your attention.
BRAZIL REPORT FOR 2008:
In 2008, Brazil reports that they registered 864 foals. They estimated the number of mares registered for breeding at 1,547 and the number of active breeding stallions at 274. 107 horses were exported and 24 imported.
21 Arabian Shows are held annually, and 40 endurance rides. Other popular activities for Arabians include Team Penning, Stock Horse, 3-Day Eventing and Show Jumping.
The next stud book is due for publication in 2009. Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer are permitted, all foals are parent verified prior to registration. Microchipping is not currently in use, and passports are not issued.
REPORT FOR BOLIVIA, MADE AT THE 2009 WAHO CONFERENCE:
My name is Fernando Morales Cuellar, I am the President of the Arabian Horse Breeders Association of Bolivia. We estimate a number of 560 Arabian horses in Bolivia, mainly imported from Brazil, Argentina and the United States of America. Our Arabian horses are mainly used for pleasure riding, dressage, show jumping and ranch work. We hold two shows with halter classes, one in April and our National Championships will be in September at the annual Agricultural Show.
Our stud book is currently kept as a separate chapter of the Brazilian stud book even though we have now completed all the chronicles with our Government and will be applying to WAHO to run our own stud book independently. All our horses are DNA typed and those allowed to enter the halter competitions must be registered and have the Brazilian registry document.
PREVIOUS REPORTS FOR BRAZIL:
The number of purebred Arabian horses registered in the Brazilian Stud Book has reached 42,000. The estimated number of living Arabians is 26,350.
The number of foals registered in 2006 was 912. In the same year Brazil exported 105 horses and 17 were imported. The ABCCA is still using blood-typing but will change soon to DNA. The use of Artificial Insemination, transported and frozen semen and also embryo transfers are all allowed. All breeding activities including stud book records and all show records are available on the ABBCA website on the Internet, including international pedigree reports with pictures of the horses.
In the year 2006, the Brazilian Association coordinated 21 shows, both national and regional. There were also 40 endurance rides. Arabians are also popular for jumping, 3-day eventing, team penning, and stock horse competitions. They are also widely used for pleasure riding and on some large farms are used for working cattle.
Brazil also registers the Arabian horses of Paraguay and Bolivia. All the horses in Bolivia are DNA typed and new foals have parental DNA verification before registration by the Brazilian Registrar. The activities that Arabian horses perform in Bolivia include showing, pleasure riding, endurance and jumping. The Bolivian Arabian Horse Breeders Association expects further growth in popularity of the Arabian horse in their country.
In 2007, Brazil registered 803 foals. 128 horses were exported, and 13 were imported.