The German association for horsebreeding and sport, called the FN, has made an overview of which stallions are in the absolute top of their breeding. Two of the stallions that are particularly strong in the game of inheritance are to be found in the stallion stable at Blue Hors! They are our own Blue Hors Farrell and Blue Hors Zack.
These numbers, made by the UN, cover year 2021 and are calculated from around 25 million competition, breeding and young horse results. In this way, the numbers each year equip breeders with a lot of important information to choose a stallion to match their mare.
The breeding values are assessed in the categories "Young horse results", "National sports results" and "Highest achieved sports results both internationally and nationally" and have been used since the mid-1990s, when the corresponding data was first being collected and evaluated to calculate these estimates. Since then, the international results have also been included in the assessment from 2019. Data for this have been provided by the World Equestrian Federation (FEI).
The purpose of any breeding value assessment is to estimate hereditary differences in performance as accurately as possible, to provide breeders with the necessary info to match stallion and mare. Of course, you can not always guarantee a successful offspring, but you can help the process well on its way through predictions and breeding values, that give us the earliest and best possible input calculated from the stallion's results in sports and breeding.
It is important to note that the breeding values are estimated with different levels of safety. From 99 percent (very safe) to 70 percent (uncertain).