Engelbrecht-Bresges has been the Club’s CEO since 2007, with his election as Vice-President underscoring “the recognition of Hong Kong racing amongst its global industry peers,” a statement from the Club read.
Engelbrecht-Bresges also serves as the Chair of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) and Chairman of the Asian Racing Federation (ARF). Before being elected as Vice-President of the IHSC, he served as the standing representative of the IFHA on the IHSC General Assembly.
IHSC President Ingmar De Vos commented: “Winfried's expertise in the horse racing industry has been of great value to the work of the IHSC, as is his commitment to protecting the welfare of equine and human athletes. I look forward to continuing this close working relationship with Winfried and the IFHA.”
Co-founded by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) and the IFHA in 2013, the IHSC’s key aims are to encourage cooperation and the exchange of information on all matters of mutual interest between the FEI and the IFHA.
“I am extremely honoured to be elected Vice-President of the IHSC,” said Engelbrecht-Bresges. “I would like to thank our President, Ingmar De Vos, and the General Assembly for their trust and support.
“I would also like to thank our past President and IFHA Chairman Emeritus Louis Romanet who was instrumental in the establishment of the IHSC as the first vehicle for co-operation between the world's leading peak horse sports bodies.
“I look forward to furthering the collective objectives of the IFHA and the FEI, as well as advocating for the horse industry with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and other international bodies.”