Welcome To Australian Continental Equestrian Group Inc!
We are proud to be a member of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH).
The ACE Passport has been added to the list of “FEI approved national identification documents” available on the FEI website as well as on the FEI Database.
This means that this Passport can now be used as a national identification document for FEI horses.
The ACE Story
ACE was founded as “The Australian Continental Equestrian Group (the ACE Group)” in 1994 by Ulrich and Belinda Klatte of Belcam Warmblood Stud.
In 2005 Alex Wright (ne Klatte) took over the management and administration of the former ACE Group. Alex redefined the ACE Group’s values towards a customer-friendly, affordable, service-orientated organization, where the breeder is acknowledged. Alex was dedicated to promoting the Australian Bred Horse nationally and internationally.
In 2013 the former ACE Group had another management change to Imke Quast. Imke set ACE Group up as a member of WBFSH and then before leaving in 2016, set it up as an Incorporation calling it ACE Group Inc.
The former “ACE Group” became the ACE Studbooks Inc with a name change back to the “Australian Continental Equestrian Group Inc”.
Introducing the ACE Committee of Management
Ulrich Klatte, President
Email for President: [email protected]
Ulrich grew up in North Germany on his family’s horse-breeding farm “Zuchthof Klatte”.
He started riding at the age of four and has never looked back. His early years were spent breaking in and training young horses, also competing in showjumping and three-day eventing. He has many international successes to his name.
Since immigrating to Australia, Ulrich has continued to pursue his competition career having competed in a number of World Cup Showjumping events and also making an impression on the dressage scene having competed to Prix St George level.
He is Director of Belcam Warmblood Stud. Ulrich has Level Three coaching accreditation and trains horses and riders up to the FEI level in Dressage and Showjumping.
Tina Barker, Vice President: [email protected]
Vacant Position, Secretary: [email protected]
Ingrid Chester, ACE Breed Registrar: [email protected]
James Miller, Treasurer
Georgie Ray, Sth Aust representative
Vacant Position, NSW representative
David Finch, Committee. David is the managing director of Finch Farm Training and Breeding Centre, home to an innovative international breeding program featuring imported and homebred stallions.
He is one of an elite group of NCAS level 3 accredited jumping specialist coaches in Australia.
David is a national coach educator, former Equestrian Australia Coach of the Year, five-time Equestrian Queensland Coach of the Year, and a high-level competitive rider who has achieved success at Grand Prix and World Cup levels.
The former ACE Group was the first equestrian organization to provide a comprehensive Register and Studbooks to cater for all Performance Breeds in their various categories. Warmblood horses form the base of the studbook with other performance breeds well catered for.
The ACE Group Inc. believes it is the breeder’s right to select their breeding sires and mares. The ACE Group Inc. will support the breeder’s choice by offering registration for all Performance Horses and offers the opportunity for Warmblood eligible Stallions and Mares to be entered into the Stud Book after Licensing / Assessment.
ACE co-ordinates an independent and non-biased annual assessment for breeding and performance stock, by facilitating this assessment the ACE Group Inc. provides assistance to the breeder to achieve their goals of equaling European Breeding Standards.