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December 04, 2015

Green Week 2016: Show features Berber horses for the first time

Berlin, 4 December 2015 – Berber and Arab-Berber horses are making their debut at the International Green Week Berlin 2016 (15 – 24 Jan.). From 15 to 18 January they will be featured for the first time on the programme in the Livestock Hall, No. 25. It was just over 25 years ago that the first Berber horses were brought to Germany from North Africa. The Kingdom of Morocco, partner country of the Green Week 2016, together with Algeria and Tunisia, is the main breeding area for these impressive horses. Nowadays the varied performance characteristics of the Berber and Arab-Berber horses, which are renowned for their stable character, range from well trained family horses to classical dressage. Many studs have been set up in Germany and Austria with the support of the Association of Breeders and Friends of the Berber Horse, VFZB e.V. The aim of the international breeders’ association O.M.C.B, Organisation Mondiale du Cheval Barbe, one of the oldest equestrian organisations in the world, is to promote the breeding and preservation of one of the world’s oldest breeds of horse.

For additional information:

Verein der Freunde und Züchter des Berberpferdes e.V.

Petra Jürgens, Presiding Chairperson. VFZB e.V., Vice President O.M.C.B

juergens@vfzb.de, tel. 0175 40 15237, www.vfzb.de