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.
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.
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.
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.