All-European Young Breeders Championship 2019

April 12 & 13, 2019 @ Libramont, Belgium

Cord Horman, Germany & Michael Halliwell, UK Reserve: Quim Serrabassa, Sprain

At the All-European Young Breeders Championship 2019, the showmanship and clipping competitions have completed in Libramont, Belgium. 19 countries are participated at the event. See below for results from each contest. Each country selects maximum two young breeders in a junior class, one in the junior class (16-20 years old), one in the senior class (21-25 years old).


Cord Hormann, Germany
Living in Warmsen, Lower Saxony, Germany, Cord is the owner and operator of Wilcor Holsteins with 50 milking cows and female offspring plus 70 ha farmland. He attends shows regularly with his own cattle. Nationally he has judged at the German National Holstein Show 2017 and almost all regional shows in the past years. Internationally, he has judged in Switzerland, Austria, Northern Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Luxembourg, Russia.

Michael Halliwell, UK
Michael lives with his wife Rebecca and their daughter Niamh in Cheshire, UK. Michael still has a passion for preparing cattle at shows whenever time allows, working primarily with Bons Holsteins for the last 10 years. He has shown for over 25 years around the world, extensively throughout Europe and North America. Nationally he has judged shows in the UK and Ireland and Europe. Internationally, he has enjoyed being part of the training at the EYBS school in Battice since 2011.

Reserve Judge: Quim Serrabassa, Spain
Quim Serrabassa Vila is Triangle Holstein’s manager director. Quim has been working in dairy business during the last thirty years, giving sire mating advise, selecting animals, advising in reproduction programs, and preparing animals for shows, championships and exhibitions. He has 30 years experience in showing cows and has participated in the most well known National and International shows in Europe, EUA, Canada and in many competitions all over Spain, Italy, Holland, France and Switzerland.

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 12, 2019

  • 9 am – 12 pm  Clipping competition by young breeders – Junior Class
  • 11 am – 1:45 pm Clipping competition by young breeders – Senior Class

Saturday, April 13, 2019

  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am Showmanship Junior Class 1 & 2
  • 10:00 am – 10:15 am Championship Showmanship junior
  • 10:15 am – 11h15 am Showmanship Senior Class 1 & 2
  • 11:15 am – 11:30 am Championship Senior Class
  • 11:30 am – 12:00 am Competition Awards

Live Stream Link

Watch the livestream here


Cowsmo is excited to be a media partner for the event and will be providing coverage of the show live thanks to the Holstein Libramont and Inseme Genetics.

Holstein Libramont website & Facebook page

Inseme Genetics website & Facebook page

Junior SHowmanship Champion

Junior Showmanship Champion
Chiel Goesten, NL

Reserve Junior Showmanship Champion
Laura Koster, DE

Junior Showmanship

Junior Showmanship Class 1
1. Laura Koster (DE)
2. Robert Morley (UK)
3. Rachel Corley (IR)

Junior Showmanship Class 2
1. Chiel Goesten (NL)
2. Helle Vestergaard (DK)
3. Avelino Souto Rozados (ES)

Senior Showmanship Champion

Senior Showmanship Champion
Maria Sole Oppici, IT
Reserve Senior Showmanship Champion
Michaël Fankhauser, CH
HM Senior Showmanship Champion
Claire Kirby, IE

Senior Showmanship

Senior Showmanship Class 1
1. Maria Sole Oppici, IT
2. Claire Kirby, IE
3. Linnea Knutsson, SE

Senior Showmanship Class 2
1. Michaël Fankhauser, CH
2. Wouter Bloemen, NL
3. Sara Raff, DE



Clipping Competition

Best Junior Clipper
Chiel Goesten, NL

Best Senior Clipper
Jonathan Woodhouse, UK

Other Final Awards

Best Junior
Chiel Goesten, NL

Best Senior
Michael Funkhauser, CH

Best Country