KWPN Championships


KWPN Championships

The KWPN Championships, an event full of sports and breeding revolves around the best KWPN horses. The most beautiful foals, impressive harness horses, outstanding mares, and top talents in dressage and show jumping will come to Ermelo to compete. The KWPN Championships will take place from the 9th of August till the 15th of August.

Program 2021

Blom Cup

The KWPN Championship for Young Showjumpers will be held as a separate event from 9 to 11 August at Tops International Arena in Valkenswaard. Registration is possible via the agenda.

Pavo Cup

During the 5 pre-selections, the horses compete for a place in the semifinals. A total of 50 starting places for the four-year-olds, 35 for the five-year-olds and 20 starting places for the six-year-olds are available. After the last pre-selection, a ranking is drawn up and it is announced which horses are highest placed and have been selected for the semi-final.

On top of the above number of starting places, additional participants will be added: approved KWPN stallions, stallions that participate in the stallion selection and horses that participated in the last observation training for the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses. All these horses may participate directly in the semi-final without pre-selection. The best three horses per age category will be ridden in the second final round and judged by a guest rider.

The semifinals will be held on Thursday 12 August. The Pavo Cup finals will take place on Sunday 15 August. The semi-finals and finals will be held at the National Equestrian Center.

Registration for the pre-selections is possible until Thursday 8 July via the agenda.

Read more about the Pavo Cup

National Harness Horse Day 2021

Since its inception, National Harness Horse Day has been the ultimate annual celebration for harness horse enthusiasts. To date, National Harness Horse Day boasts the highest attendance of the entire KWPN Championships event. Combining proven tradition with modern innovation, National Harness Horse Day is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Read more about the NHHD

First Round Viewing Older Stallions 2021

During the Pavo Cup and the Blom Cup, older riding horse stallions (4 to 7 years old) can be presented to the KWPN for approval. Owners who want their stallion to be eligible must register their stallion for the Blom Cup or Pavo Cup. The designated stallions can then participate in the performance test.

Read more about the First Round Viewing Older Stallions


Information for visitors

The KWPN Championships are held at the National Equestrian Center, De Beek 125, 3852 PL Ermelo.


The KWPN Championships are open to the public free of charge. You are most welcome to visit our event. You do need a corona ticket for your visit. You make this proof with a negative test result, a vaccination certificate or proof that you have recovered from corona. Below you can read how you can make a corona admission ticket:

1.Order a free ticket

Here is a link to the ticket shop.

2. Download the CoronaCheck app or go to

3.Upload 1 of the following 3 proofs into the CoronaCheck app:

1. test proof

2. vaccination certificate

3.recovery proof


You take your corona ticket with you via the CoronaCheck app or printed on paper. We scan the QR code at the entrance. And bring your ID (and that of any children). Your data will be compared with the data in the corona admission ticket. Finally, you also show your access card.

More information

Detailed information about how a corona admission ticket can be made with a test, vaccination or recovery certificate can be found at

Information about the CoronaCheck app or CoronaCheck Scanner app can be found at or contact the CoronaCheck helpdesk: 0800-1421 (free, Monday to Sunday, 08.00 – 20.00). Or send an email to:


Parking costs €10 per car per day. Parking with a cattle truck or car with horse trailer is free.


There are various possibilities to draw attention to your company and to sell or demonstrate your products, for example via a stand or billboard. We are happy to inform you about the various options that suit your needs. For more information, please contact us.

For information about stands: V2-Facility,

For information about commercial communications (advertising board, advertisement): Sonja Breure, or V2-Facility,

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Blom Cup

The KWPN Championship for Young Jumping Horses for the Blom Cup 2021 will be held on Monday 9, Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 August at Tops International Arena in Valkenswaard and registrations are now open. The Blom Cup offers spectators a look at the very best four-, five-, six- and seven-year-old showjumpers in the Netherlands.

The program of the Blom Cup is as follows:

Monday 9 August

  • Semifinals for five-, six- and seven-year-old showjumpers

Tuesday 10 August

  • Semi-finals for four-year-old showjumpers
  • Different classes for mares (1.30m, 1.35m and 1.40m)

Wednesday 11 August

  • Finals for four-, five-, six- and seven-year-old showjumpers
Read more about the Blom Cup

National Mare Inspection 2021

After the Studbook Inspection, the riding-type ster-mares are invited to present themselves at the Central Inspection. The best mares are invited to the National Mare Inspection. From this group of excellent mares the national champions are chosen.

Read more about Mare Inspections

National Foal Inspection 2021

At the Central Inspections in Holland it is determined which foals can go to the National Foal Inspections which are held during the KWPN Championships. The best foals will compete for the Virbac Foal Cup. On all of the Central Inspections and at the inspections in the UK and USA, there are also inspections for foals.

€ 121.30 per year

KWPN Membership

  • Subscription to the montlhy digital KWPN Magazine (in Dutch)
  • Free advertising at KWPN Horses for Sale
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About the KWPN

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.

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