Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2004, 52, 97-102
Published online 2015-07-18

Genetic trend for jumping performance in Czech warm-blooded horses

Iva Jiskrová

Ústav chovu hospodářských zvířat, Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Česká republika

Data on the jumping performance of horses in the period of 1991 - 2002 were analysed. The data included 252781 starts of 10671 horses in 10911 jumping competitions. The performance was characterised on the basis of the obtained bad points (penalties) of the competing horses. The BLUP Animal model was used to estimate the breeding value of the sport horses; the genetic trend in the jumping performance of the Czech warm-blooded horse was assessed on the basis of these results. Regression analysis and calculations of the mean breeding values based on the year of birth were used to determine the dependence of the estimated breeding value on the year of birth. The jumping performance of the population of the Czech warm-blooded horse shows a positive trend. The regression coefficient of –0.1337 shows the genetic trend in the population, which means an increasing jumping performance of the horses expressed in reduced earnings of bad points by 0.1337 in dependence on the year of birth.


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