Phone: +31 341 255 555
Monday to Thursday from 08.30 – 16.30 hours
Friday 08.30 – 15.00 hours
De Beek 109
3852 PL Ermelo
All questions about registrations, memberships and general studbook information, please call directly to the KWPN UK number: 01392914091
KWPN office and questions about UK inspections:
Do you want to speak to someone in the UK? Our UK representative is:
Edward Bleekman (Devon): 07785574157
Air travel to The Netherlands
The closest airport to the KWPN Center is Schiphol in Amsterdam.
Transportation options from Schiphol Airport
Car Rental: A number of car rental companies are located in Schiphol Airport and are open daily. Renting a car in The Netherlands is quick and convenient. Travel time from Schiphol to the KWPN Horse Days event is about 1 hour. Follow the directions on this page under “From the west (Amsterdam).”
Train: Trains depart every 30 minutes from Schiphol Airport. Take the train to Amersfoort. At Amersfoort, board the train bound for Zwolle. Get off at Ermelo station. Total travel time is 1 hour and 15 minutes. Taxi service is available at Ermelo station, and travel time from the station to the event is approximately 15 minutes. To hire a taxi, please call +31 341 552 310.
Taxi: The cost for taxi service to the event is approximately €118.00, based on a private car for 2 persons by Schiphol Travel Taxi.
Directions to the KWPN-Center
From the north (Zwolle):
Take the A28 / E232 Zwolle – Harderwijk, exit Harderwijk (13). Then take the N302; keep heading towards Apeldoorn. Go approximately 12 km. The KWPN Center is on the left (see ANWB sign indicating KNHS).
From the east (Enschede):
Take the A1/ E30 Deventer – Amersfoort, exit Kootwijk / Harderwijk (18). Then take the N302 towards Harderwijk. Proceed through two roundabouts. The KWPN Center is on the right (see ANWB sign indicating KNHS).
From the south (Eindhoven)
Take the A50 Arnhem – Apeldoorn, exit Deventer / Amersfoort (A1 toward Amersfoort). Exit Kootwijk / Harderwijk (18) and take the N302 towards Harderwijk. Proceed through two roundabouts. The KWPN Center is on the right (see ANWB sign indicating KNHS).
From the west (Amsterdam):
Take the A1 Amsterdam – Apeldoorn, exit Kootwijk / Harderwijk (18). Then take the N302 towards Harderwijk. Proceed through two roundabouts. The KWPN Center is on the right (see ANWB sign indicating KNHS).
In 2013, the KWPN opened the doors of its new center on the grounds of the KNHS, the Dutch Equestrian Federation, located at De Beek 109 in Ermelo. Completion of the project signified the achievement of two long-standing goals: to develop a center by and for KWPN breeders and to facilitate closer cooperation with equestrian sport. After all, breeding and sport are visibly and inextricably bound with one another; they are the heart of equestrian Netherlands.
The new facility includes 42 spacious (3.5m x 4m), bright and airy stalls, each fitted with a window opening to the outside. The front of each stall has a built-in locker for storing tack. In addition, several dedicated grooming areas and wash racks ensure the horses’ daily care takes place under safe and proper conditions. The 14m x 24m indoor arena provides sufficient space for activities such as longing, free-jumping/movement, and starting horses under saddle. Under the same roof is an enclosed horse-walker, which can accommodate up to four horses at a time; and several outdoor paddocks are available for turn-out. Prins Willem Alexanderhal, the 25m x 60m indoor arena which the KWPN has taken over from the KNHS, has been renovated. Renovations include new footing, skylights, and a new roof fitted with a large center skylight spanning the length of the arena.
Without their four-legged top athletes, riders and drivers cannot earn medals. These pages contain information about the sport horses that have contributed to the KWPN’s leading position:
During several major championships you will find media guides which include overviews of the participating KWPN horses.
For more information, please e-mail email@example.com or call the KWPN Information Desk at +31 (0) 341 25 55 55.
The KWPN (Studbook of the Royal Dutch Sport Horse) is a Netherlands-based organization specializing in the breeding of jumpers, dressage horses, harness horses, and Gelder horses.More info