Now on KWPN.tv: Masterclass Andreas Helgstrand with world champion Jovian
Recently, Jovian was honoured as World Champion Young Horses for the second time in his career. At the 2020 KWPN Stallion Show, Andreas Helgstrand gave an interesting masterclass on the then six-year-old Jovian (Apache out of Zinith elite pref prest EPTM-dr D-OC by Tango, bred by E.T. ten Bosch from Driel).
Displaying enormous expression, powerful suspension, rhythm and balance while hitting every stride perfectly, the stallion obtained the title in a spectacular fashion in Verden last August. A technical score of 83.072% and 95.20% for the general impression, the end result totaled 89.136%. For the second time gold and the Dutch anthem was played for breeder E.T. ten Bosch from Driel. In 2019 the stallion was crowned world champion with four impressive 10s. At the KWPN Stallion Show of 2020, the son of Apache showed his immense talent for collection and Andreas explained how he trains Jovian at home.
This entire masterclass is now added to archive of KWPN.tv and can be watched below.
13 September 2021 | 21:24
Promising dressage foals in fifth edition KWPN Online Foal Auction
32 talented dressage and jumping foals went under the digital hammer tonight. It was the fifth edition of the KWPN Online Foal Auction. Both internationally and nationally there was much interest in the collection.
One of the most striking foals was the Glamourdale daughter Rharzar. This Glamourdale daughter shows a lot of movement qualities and that did not go unnoticed. The counter finally stopped at 9,000 euros. Several bidders from home and abroad continued to show interest in this filly until the end. In the end a Spanish bidder drew the longest straw and may call himself the happy new owner of this filly.
The Livius son Rudie was sold to a Russian bidder for 8,500 Euros. The most expensive jumping foals were Rouglas Ryal K (by Douglas) and Radiena-T (by Diarado). They were sold for 8.000 euro and both will stay in the Netherlands. In total nine foals will cross the border, besides a Russian buyer buyers report from Germany, Belgium, Spain, England and Sweden.
On September 20 the sixth KWPN Online Foal Auction will be online. A total of eight foal auctions will be held. In November a collection of pregnant mares will be presented.
13 September 2021 | 14:53
Last chance, you can bid on the fifth online foal auction until tonight!
The (foreign) bidders did not miss the auction this time either. With many offspring from Grand Prix sires and World Championship participants, it is a spectacular collection . Bidding is still possible until tonight, the auction closes from 8 p.m.
In this collection, the jumping and dressage foals both seem to be in demand . The Livius son Rudie, for example, is currently at 7,500 euros. A potential buyer from Russia has the highest bid. At the moment, the highest bid for the jumping foals is for Radiena-T (by Diarado), she is currently at 6,500 euros.
Bidders from different countries
Douglas son Rouglas Ryal K is currently at 5,000 euros. Until now, a bidder from the Netherlands has had the longest straw, but has faced competition from various bidders from Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic, among other things. The Glamourdale daughter Rharzar now stands at 6,500 euros, buyers from the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Estonia are active for her.
Royalty Ventura of the Westfalen and Oldenburg approved stallion Dimaggio Black is included in the auction collection. His dam Her Highness is a daughter of the stallion Armani and is the half-sister of the KWPN approved stallion Capri Sonne JR (by Rhodium) and of the successful Prix St. Georges horse Independent Little Me (by Uno Don Diego). World champion Kjento also signs for the fatherhood of a foal in this collection, Ragazzo is his son out of a Tuschinski dam.
Extended by three minutes
Experience shows that especially the last hour of the auction is a lot of bidding . The auction closes at 8 p.m. tonight. The auction always ends for a few foals at the same time. If a new bid is made in the last five minutes, the time will be extended by three minutes. Not yet registered as a bidder? This can be done easily, for free and quickly. We will also keep you informed of all KWPN auctions.
More info via KWPN inspector
During the photo and video day, all foals were assessed by a KWPN inspector and clinically inspected by a veterinarian. The foals are therefore selected for health and correctness, the basis for a promising future. For questions, please contact Mairin van der Tol via email@example.com l , 0341-255511 or you can call Wim Versteeg: 06-54201800.
Photo Royalty Ventura: Anniek de Wit
12 September 2021 | 23:30
Martin Hölle once again world champion
After being the center of the pair driving sport for the past days, the Grandorse in Kronenberg organised the concluding part of the World Championships on Sunday. Martin Hölle kept a cool head and may call himself World Champion for the third time in a row. Together with his team they also placed first in the team championships.
Jeroen Houterman designed a challenging obstacle course. No driver could complete the course within the time limit and without any penalties. Nevertheless, the course designer was satisfied: “The marathon yesterday was both technical and fast and offered plenty options for the drivers. They could choose right or left, long or short line, but a mistake resulted in many penalties. That was also the idea behind the obstacle cone course. The lines were challenging. To keep the speed in the competition, the time limit must be strict, otherwise everyone will drive slowly. There is no fun in that for the spectators. Now, it was exciting till the last moment. A few drivers dropped down the ranking because they misjudged the course and made multiple errors.” In the end, you could have heard a pin drop!
The Hungarians prolonged the Nation title in an effortless manner. They have the reputation of being speedy and after living up to their image in the marathon, they did not disappoint in the obstacle cone run either. Martin was the last man to start. He seemed completely calm, but appearances can be deceptive, because he was in fact very nervous: “As the competition progressed and the performances got better and better, while even the best drivers exited the ring with a few faults, I got nervous after all. So, not everything went smoothly in the ring. Fortunately, I could afford a mistake. To win once again, I must thank my horses, they do everything for me and go the extra mile.” Martin chose his KWPN-horses Dior (s.Vulcano, bred by M.N. Breugem in Bodegraven) and Jason (s.Aron HBC, bornd at the Muilwijk family in Groot-Ammers) for the obstacle cone phase.
Balls stayed put
The silver was taken by Franck Grimonprez and his KWPN-horses Da Vinci (s.Santano, bred by H.R. Pap-van der Velde in Nunspeet) and James Bond J (s.Inspekteur, bred by A. de Jong in Ophemert). Especially the latter has little experience at this level as he only moved to the stables of Franck last May. What a top mentality this horse has! Just one ball fell off the cones. The bronze medal went to Anna Sandmann. The daughter of the famous four-in-hand driver Christoph Sandmann put on a strong overall performance. For the obstacle cone course, she chose Edmonda, the daughter of Makari Jetsetter and born in the stables of A.A.M. van Iperen in Ameide and Fantast (s.Vaandrager), that was bred by J. Knol in Genemuiden. The pair incurred some time penalties, but all the balls stayed put.
Best Dutch driver
The best Dutch driver was Theo Timmerman, that placed fifth in the final rankings. His pair of Fensterjaeger Franz (s.For Romance) and Gydo (s.Zhivago, bred by W. Luyten from Ysselsteyn) has little competition experience. “Gydo arrived last winter, and Franz is only seven years old. To then place fifth at a World Championships is pretty special. Elvis, bred by D.J. Roefs from Loosbroek, is also part of this pair. It is an Apache out of a Jazz-mare. Though the pedigree may suggest otherwise, it is an incredibly sweet and level-headed horse. Pair driving is fun, but my heart is in four-in-hand driving. So yes, that’s the plan. These horses are owned by two different owners. They are proud of their horses and want to continue. We have the right click. When it comes to sport, they are serious, but they also love to have a good time and that suits us well.”
Compliments to Limburg 2021
After a good marathon, the drivers of Team NL climbed up the rankings and today they finished strong. Stan van Eijk gave it his all. Just one dropped ball and a fast time in the last phase, secured a third place. Individually, Stan ended in sixth place in the overall rankings. The obstacle cone course also proved to be a strong suit of Antonie ter Harmsel and Enola (s.Victory, of breeder T.M. Mittendorff from Coeverden) and Foppe (s.Zepplin, bred by L. Hollander in Gieten): one ball hit the ground. The performance of the orange drivers procured a bronze medal in the team championships. Limburg 2021 has organised a brilliant event with fantastic facilities and seems to be in the race for the four-in-hand driving World Championships in 2026.
Success for KWPN
This world championships proved to be a successful one for the KWPN, as all three podium positions were taken by drivers with horses of this studbook. In addition, the start list featured five horses bred by H. Verschuur from Velp. An astonishing achievement! All five were closely related, among them were sons by two full sisters. This Ipad (s.Colonist) and Iphone (s.Colonist) are in the pair of the Belgian driver Gert Vervaet. Also W. Vierhouten from Nunspeet and W. Veneklaas Slots from Zeijerveld were presented by a breeding product of theirs. The breeders with two horses on the participation list are Natasja Garritsen-Berkelaar, Peter and Marjan Stevens and Ronald Wekema.
Overview page with participating KWPN-horses
Photos: GJ for KWPN
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10 September 2021 | 12:16
Bidding has started! Auction closes monday evening
Today it's Friday the 10th, which means that the bidding for this year's fifth KWPN Online Foal Auction has started! 14 dressage and 19 jumping foals will go under the digital hammer next Monday at 20.00 pm!
This collection stands out with a number of proven stallions on the father's side and strong and interesting dam lines. During the photo and video day, all foals were assessed by the KWPN inspector and a veterinarian. This means that the foals are selected on health and correctness, which makes sure they have a promising future.
Family KWPN approved Fire
The proven stallion Bustique is the father of one foal in this collection. The dam of Ropario is the Vleut mare Paquita van den Heuvel. She is the full sister of the KWPN approved stallion Fire (by Vleut). His great-granddam Kamparie (by Fedor) performed successfully at 1.35m level. Rivella-D also comes from a family with approved stallions, including the BWP approved stallion Nagano (by Lux) who successfully reached the Grand Prix level.
Rhapsody Sijgje, as her name suggests, originated from the well-known Sijgje line. Her sire is the Sandro Hit son Sir Donnerhall and her dam is a ster voorlopig keur mare by Westpoint. She is the half-sister of the Inter II horse Walskoning (by Jazz) and the successful ZZ-Licht horse Barleduc (by Rubin Royal). Add to that the fact that the Sijgje line has already guaranteed many successful horses and approved stallions, so you can tell this results in a very a special foal.
Your talent for the future
Are you not registered as a bidder yet? No problem, this can be done easily, free of charge and quickly via www.kwpn.auction . We also will keep you informed of all the KWPN auctions. Are you looking for a potential sport horse ? A talent for the future? View the collection now and make your choice. The KWPN inspector will be happy to assist you with all your questions about the foals. For questions, please contact Mairin van der Tol via firstname.lastname@example.org, 0341-255511, 06-82097369 or call Wim Versteeg: 06-54201800.
Photo Ropario: Anniek de Wit
8 September 2021 | 09:10
UK-foals not allowed to be KWPN-registered
Due to Brexit, the European (EU) Breeding Regulation no longer applies in the United Kingdom. The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has drawn up its own rules for studbook societies, breeding groups and their breeding programs.
This means that no foreign studbook horses may be bred in England and that breeders living in the UK are not allowed to register their KWPN foals with the KWPN.
With regard to the rules for Identification & Registration, we recommend that you inquire with the authorities in the United Kingdom.
7 September 2021 | 13:23
KWPN Online Foal Auctions presents its fifth collection
The fifth foal collection was presented this week at the KWPN auction platform. From the 10th to 13 th of September, online bidding is possible on 19 jumping and 14 dressage foals . Among them is a half-brother of the international 1.50m stallion Flying Dream, an offspring of the preferent jumping stallion Arezzo VDL, and dressage foals sired by World Champion Glamourdale and Dutch Champion Just Wimphof.
Both proven and young stallions are well represented in this collection . In terms of dam lines, the well-known Sinaa, Leva, Niki and Sijgje lineages appear in this fifth foal collection. During the photo and video days, all foals were assessed by the KWPN inspector and a veterinarian. This means that all the foals are selected on health and correctness, which makes sure they have a promising future.
Show jumping bred
This collection definitely includes interesting show jumping bred foals. For example, the Douglas colt Rouglasryal K comes from the same dam as the KWPN approved stallion Flying Dream (s.Zapatero VDL), which -after an exceptional performance of 87 points- has meanwhile been placed in the international 1.50m classes. Ready for Takeoff SKR (s.Jardonnay VDL) also represents a solid family, as he is related to well-known Grand Prix show jumpers like Nirvana, Tadmus, Edinburgh, Tyson and Zandor. The filly Rouge Fan'E Five descends from Marlon Zanotelli’s upcoming Grand Prix stallion Grand Slam VDL and comes from the direct dam line of the KWPN approved stallion Glenfiddich VDL. A lot of sport also comes from the dam line of the filly Rivella-D (s.Diarado), who is related to the Grand Prix stallion Nagano (s.Lux). The colt Roelof-Jan (s.Jardonnay VDL) was bred out of a half-sister of the international 1.50m show jumper How's My Name (s.Spartacus) and comes from the direct line of Gerco Schröder's Grand Prix mount Glock's Zaranza (s.Karandasj). The Bustique son Ropario was bred from a full sister of the KWPN approved stallion Fire (s.Vleut), who is already competing at 1.50m level. The filly Rosinaa (s.Zirocco Blue VDL) has a proven pedigree, as her dam is a sister of the international 1.50/1.55m level competitors Celebrity VDL and Bugatti.
When it comes to the dressage foals, Royalty Ventura (s.Dimaggio Black) is something special. This colt was bred out of a half-sister of the KWPN approved international Grand Prix stallion Capri Sonne Jr (s.Rhodium) as well as the international Small Tour horse Independent Little Me (s.Uno Don Diego). Rharzar (s.Glamourdale) also originates from a proven performance line. This filly was bred out of a full sister of the international Grand Prix dressage horse Vinzar of Coen van der Vlugt. Also interesting for sport and breeding is the filly Ramina (s.Taminiau), whose granddam performed at ZZ-Zwaar/fifth level after she did an excellent EPTM test of 86 points. The granddam of Rhapsody Sijgje LMD (s.Sir Donnerhall) also performed at ZZ-Zwaar level and produced Aat van Essen's Intermediate horse Walskoning (s.Jazz). The granddam of Rembrandt van Altrido (s.Lloyd) performed in the Small Tour and the filly Romee Ludine (s.Merlot VDL) comes from the same dam as the Mecklenburg approved stallion G-Star (s.Glamourdale) and thus also represents a proven damline.
The collection can now be found at www.kwpn.auction . After registering on our website, biddings are possible from Friday the 10 th of September until Monday the 13 th of September. On the last day, the biddings will close from 8PM CET. We are happy to provide you with more information about the collection. In addition, our sponsor Horses2Fly, can take care of the transport of your foal. For any questions you can contact the KWPN inspector Wim Versteeg on +31(0)6 54 20 18 00 or Mairin van der Tol via email@example.com or +31(0)341-255 511.
Photo Royalty Ventura: Anniek de Wit
6 September 2021 | 22:11
Championship’s mare Nizelle (by Feinrich) top seller with 44,000 euros
Fifteen talented young dressage and showjumping horses went under the digital hammer tonight. It was the third edition of the KWPN Online 3- & 4-Years-Old Auction. And once again this KWPN auction appears to meet the need. There was a lot of interest in the auction horses both internationally and nationally.
One of the striking horses was the Dutch Championship’s mare Nizelle. This daughter of Feinrich shows that she has outstanding qualities. The bidding stopped at 44,000 euros. Various bidders from the Netherlands and abroad showed a lot of interest in the mare. In the end, a Dutch bidder won the auction and will be the happy new owner of this mare.
Gandhi daughter Ninaricci was sold to a Dutch bidder for 20,000 euros. The most expensive jumper was the broodmare Nina ES (by Quabri de L'Isle), she is sold to Finland for 17,000 euros. A total of five horses will cross the border, in addition to a Finnish buyer, buyers from America and France bought horses tonight. The average price of the auction horses is 14,300 euros.
Tomorrow the fifth KWPN Online Foal Auction will be online, a total of eight foal auctions will be organized. A collection of broodmares will be presented in November. For the results of this auction, go to the auction platform.
Check the results here
Photo: Nizelle, Jacky van Tartwijk