From the 28th until the 31st of July 2016, the prestigious FEI World Breeding Championships for Young Dressage horses takes place at the National Equestrian Centre in Ermelo. The very best dressage talents compete in various age categories for the highest honour. From 2016 onwards, the championship is no longer solely for five- and six-year-old dressage horses as the international equestrian federation FEI has added a class for seven-year-old dressage horses to the four-day-program. On the website www.ermeloyh.com, you can find more information and the schedule.
As a KWPN-member you receive a €5,- p.p. discount per ticket (Thursday and Friday you pay €15,- instead of €20,-, Saturday and Sunday €22,50 instead of €27,50 p.p.) and a €15,- discount on the passe partout (€60,- instead of €75,-). NB: The discounts are only valid for the pre-sale.
Following the example of the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses in Lanaken, Belgium, the first FEI World Breeding Championships for Young Dressage Horses was held in Verden, Germany, in 1997. Since then, the event has become a must-do experience for spectators, with Dutch supporters dressed in their national color: orange. The most promising five- and six-year-old dressage horses are invited to Verden to compete in their respective age divisions with the goal of victory. In their dressage tests, the young talents are judged on the walk, trot, canter, willingness, and overall impression as a dressage horse. The Netherlands is represented by six horses in each age division of the competition. A special committee selects these horses from the best talents in the Pavo Cup, the KWPN championship for four- and five-year-old dressage horses, which takes place in August at the KWPN Championships event and the KNHS-Subli championship for young dressage horses. As part of the selection process for the World Championships in Verden, professionals from the selection committee instruct various combinations to optimally prepare them for the competition. This system has achieved excellent results, as evidenced by the success of KWPN horses in Verden!