The bay, 12-year-old jumper stallion Finishing Touch Wareslage is nominated by the KWPN Stallion Selection Committee to be recognized for KWPN breeding.
With another 21 stallions added today that were accepted for performance testing, the total amount of dressage stallions came to 38. Seven stallions went into the championship ring with the starring role for the convincing champion Jameson RS2 (s.Blue Hors Zack).
Tonight, the sons of Totilas were the ones that called the shots in the Isah Stallion competition in the L Class. Total U.S. showed an exceptional test and won the day competition. In the overall competition, Trafalgar could not be beaten. “He is just such a super nice workwilling horse, he could not have done better tonight, “ said the happy rider Marieke van der Putten.
The KWPN Select Sale for Jumper stallions was successful. The reserve champion Jonkheer de Span (v.Farfan) was the highest seller and several stallions went abroad for good money.
After two days of selecting jumper stallions, the total of accepted stallions comes at 49. The five most complete stallions were invited for the championship ring. The striking Kannan-son Juventus VG won the championship title.
A horse's performance can be viewed as the sum of its genetic ability plus environmental factors (e.g. training, rider skill, and health care). Horse breeding, however, is solely about genetic ability, as only this can be passed on to offspring. For this reason, KWPN breeding values are an estimate of genetic ability. Breeding values are calculated for the following traits: sport, movement, conformation, and health. The new Stallion Breeding values can now be found online.
The Stallion Selection Committee Dressage has recognized three successful dressage stallions, Cennin, Vitalis and Blue Hors Zack. This means that they have the same status as KWPN-approved stallions, their offspring will from now on get a foalbook (vb) paper instead of a reg. A registration.
Last Saturday, the first round viewing for the harness horses took place at the National Equestrian Centre in Ermelo. Out of the 46 inspected stallions, 14 are accepted for the second round viewing that will take place during the KWPN Stallion Show in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Twelve other stallions were declared ster.
"This is what a jumper horse looks like”, said judge Nathalie van der Mei after the winning strike of the KWPN stallion Highway M TN (s.Eldorado van de Zeshoek). He won the L Class. The M class went to Global Express. Florian was the best in de Z/ZZ class.
Diederik van Silfhout had a good start of 2017. With his future talent KWPN Stallion Hometown (s.Apache), he won the last round of the Isah Stallion Competition in the L Class. Guardian S, nowadays partly owned by Anky van Grunsven won the M Class, and Foundation (s.United) won his first competition at Z level.