Who We Are? Trakehners UK

Trakehners UK is a name used by the Trakehner Breeders Fraternity (TBF). This is a Passport Issuing Authority approved by DEFRA for registering pure and part-bred Trakehner horses. The TBF had to become a Limited Company to achieve this, and we chose to make it a Company Limited by Guarantee; essentially every Member is a shareholder. Later we chose the new informal name to reflect the fact that we are not just about breeding. The Trakehner horse is a performance horse—bred as such for over 275 years using selective breeding, and is now renowned and respected throughout the world. In fact most of the warmblood stud books have a heavy influence from the Trakehner horse.

We hold an Annual Grading and Show, usually in September, at which we carry out selective breeding decisions under contract with the Trakehner Verband of Germany, and also have many show classes and ridden competitions. Every year we also award the Trakehners UK Performance Awards for each discipline, and the results can be found on the site.

If you are interested in joining the TBF, then please look in the membership section on our web site, where you will find a membership application form, or make contact with the Membership Secretary, who will be pleased to help you.

The Trakehner Breeders' Fraternity (TBF) are the controlling body in the UK, licensed by the Trakehner Verband GmbH in Germany to register, grade and brand horses in the main stud book with the distinctive double Elk horn brand with the inverted 'V' beneath to denote "British Bred". More recently a Stud Book brand and registration brand has been available to brand horses registered in the stud book, preliminary register and part bred stud book.

Pure Bred Brand

Trakehner UK Brand

Stud Book Brand

Trakehner UK Part bred

Registration Brand

Trakehner UK Part Bred