|Selle Français has been listed as a Natural sciences good article under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do. If the article no longer meets these criteria, it can be reassessed.
Review: August 16, 2014. ( ).
|WikiProject Equine||(Rated GA-class, Mid-importance)|
|A fact from Selle Français appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the Did you know? column on 19 August 2014 (check views). The text of the entry was as follows: "Did you know
Links for the ambitious
1. WBFSH Interstallion survey  Good source of information on goals and procedures.
2. "The Opening of the Selle Francais Studbook"  article by Bernard Le Courtois.
3. NASFA website  please regard "About the Selle Francais" with caution.
4. French Sport Horse Breeders Society ANSF website  Good source.
5. National Stud's information card on the Selle Francais 
6. 2007 WBFSH Jumping rankings  #2 thanks to Ideo du Thot (Arioso du Theillet), Ionesco de Brekka (Dollar du Murier), Ilostra Dark (Palestro II/Ecolit), Itot du Chateau (Le Tot de Semilly), Ideal de la Loge (Dollar du Murier), First de Launay (Laudanum)
7. 2007 WBFSH Dressage rankings  #16 thanks to Diabolo St Maurice (Plein d'Espoir IV), Galant du Serein (Apache d'Adriers)
8. 2007 WBFSH Eventing rankings  #2 thanks to Galan de Sauvagere (Joly Jumper), Espoir de la Mare (What A Joy), Jolly Hope de Treille (Sioux de Baugy), If You Want II (Major de la Cour), Lord de Ligniere (Hand in Glove), Literal (Queribus).
- This review is transcluded from Talk:Selle Français/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.
- It can range from 15.1 to 17.3 hands (61 to 71 inches,... - the "it" does not agree with the preceding it exactly - maybe reword the pronoun?
--Rephrased, better? --MTBW
Gray is found, but is much more rare,... - "found" ("Hey I found a Gray horse!!!") - sounds funny...actually why not trim to just, "Gray is much rarer," or "-much less common"
- In 1958, it was decided to merge all of the half-blood horses in France... - err, any idea on who was doing the deciding?
--Source is unclear, presumably the entity that governs stud books, but unclear in original source. I will ping @Tsaag Valren: and see if she can help. --MTBW
This website...missing the 'ç' ...just a typo or some weird spelling variant?
- Weird spelling variant. --MTBW
- @Dana boomer:@Casliber:@Montanabw:I'm just stopping by to check the status of this review. It has been three weeks since it was last touched. Cheers, TLSuda (talk) 16:28, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
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- Pass or Fail: I think enough has been done on this article to consider it at a GA waypoint and fulfulling of criteria. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 03:21, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
- Thanks, Cas, Did we ping @Dana boomer: on this? She's been pretty inactive this summer, but I hope she will be glad it's got the green! Montanabw(talk) 04:24, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
No mention of the success of SF horses in horse racing??? Definitely an area that needs coverage Tigerboy1966 16:00, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
- Last paragraph of "Uses" section has a sentence or two. Thoughts? Montanabw(talk) 00:17, 13 March 2014 (UTC)
- Thanks for pointing that out: I'd overlooked that ection. Tigerboy1966 11:39, 13 March 2014 (UTC)
- It won't surprise you to learn that racing people are quite sloppy with terminology. In the 90's the term SF was sometimes used for any French non-Tb. What we can say is that many successful NH horses have SF ancestry. Here's an article from the Racing Post looking at the pedigree of First Gold.
- User:Tigerboy, my apologies for taking so long to respond. Do you have any good sources that discuss the overall use of Selle Francais for breeding race horses, or their affect on the sport? I am having a hard time finding a good overview source that is reliable enough to be used in a good/featured article. The terminology is definitely sloppy in a few spots, and it doesn't help that the Selle Francais breed designation is based more on the studbook trials than on actual breeding. I think that the majority of horses used for racing are actually technically AQPS ("other than Thoroughbred") (that's another article I need to work on!), but from some brief mentions I have seen, it would not surprise me if a number of them had SF blood. Dana boomer (talk) 14:44, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
- Here's an article  which gives decent overview and addresses some of the terminology issues (without solving them). An infusion of non-Tb blood does seem to yield good results but can cause some confusion: I have rewritten the lede of Barton (horse) several times. Tigerboy1966 19:20, 21 March 2014 (UTC)