The Swedish Warmblood Association (ASVH) was founded in 1928 and the goal was and still is to support and develop the breeding, raising and education of the Swedish Warmblood. ASVH is a nonprofit association with approximately 3500 members. There are 25 regional member associations that arrange young horse tests and inspections.
The Swedish Warmblood is one of the oldest warmblood breeds and has for centuries been bred for riding. The tradition dates back to the 17th century. The first Swedish Warmblood studbook was published in 1874. Today, the Swedish Warmblood has received international recognition as a top breed in all disciplines. In just the past few years, Swedish bred horses have won medals at several major equestrian events, individually and in team competitions. This includes the Olympic Games, the World Equestrian Games and the European Championships.
The breeding goal for the Swedish Warmblood is a noble, correct and sound warmblood who through its competitive temperament, its rideability, excellent gaits and/or jumping ability is of international quality. Approximately 3000 Swedish Warmblood foals are born in Sweden every year.
On www.blup.se you can find information about all ASVH registered horses, such as pedigree, year of birth, color, owner etc. – as well as results from the ASVH young horse inspections, show results and breeding value if available. Additionally the offspring of the horse is listed.
Sweden´s premier events that showcase the Swedish Warmblood in various disciplines include the Scandinavian Finals held in Falsterbo each July and the Swedish Breeding and Sports Championships held in Flyinge each October. The Breeders Trophy, is a symbol of Sweden’s recognition of the importance of collaboration between breeders and the sporting community.