20th anniversary of Springpferdezuchtverband Oldenburg-International e.V.
Geographical borders do not matter unless the performance in sport at all is groundbreaking. OS breeders have been open to exclusive athletes from other breeds for 20 years, if the performance is right.
With this attitude, the Springpferdezuchtverband Oldenburg-International was founded on 23 May 2001. In the meantime, OS has grown enormously. Currently, there are more than 2,800 members with almost 4,600 mares and 3,100 foals. The founding of the association had a clear goal: The upscale jumper breeding is in the OS focus. This is not surprising when the names of the founding board members are mentioned. Paul Schockemöhle, Mühlen, has been in office as 1st Chairman from the very beginning. Gilbert Böckmann, Lastrup, and Gerd Sosath, Lemwerder, who is still a member of the board, were also involved. Also auctioneer Uwe Heckmann and breeding director Dr. Wolfgang Schulze-Schleppinghoff took care of the new founded association and have made their child work.
It is remarkable how the Springpferdezuchtverband Oldenburg-International has developed since its foundation. We owe this success to the wise, cosmopolitan decisions of our jumping enthusiastic breeders.
OS attaches great importance to the use of stallions and mares that have proven their own performance in the course. The battle against faults and time separates the wheat from the chaff. Only show jumping offers this objective form of selection. No other competition can replace a competition atmosphere with an audience. The OS breeders of the first hour have realized this. Many have adopted this philosophy and, especially for this reason, rely on top athletes when planning pairings. In the meantime, OS inspires internationally: top sport horses and excellent auction results.
Do not miss the anniversary film 20 Years Springpferdezuchtverband Oldenburg-International.