KWPN Championships

10 - 18 August 2018

The event

The KWPN Center in Ermelo is the place to be the second week of August! The KWPN Championships, a six-day 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 in the:

  • Pavo Cup
  • Blom Cup (Championship for Young Jumpers)
  • Young Eventing Horses
  • National Mare Inspection
  • National Foal Inspection
  • First Round Viewing Older Stallions
  • National Harness Horse Day

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If you can’t come to the 2018 KWPN Championships in Ermelo, you can still follow the event. We will broadcast it live on! Non-members can also watch the livestream! 

Date:   Start-time Livestream Semi-livestream
12/08 National Harness Horse Day 09.00 uur main arena -
15/08 Offspring Inspection 09.00 uur ring 1 ring 2
16/08 Blom Cup 08.00 uur ring 1 ring 2
17/08 Blom Cup 10.00 uur ring 1 ring 2
18/08 National Mare Keuring and free jumping 13.55 uur main arena (finals) WA-hal (free jumping)
19/08 Finals Pavo Cup and Blom Cup 08.30 uur main arena -


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Pavo Cup

One of the highlights of the KWPN Championships is the battle of the young dressage talents for the Pavo Cup. The talents selected at the provincal Central Inspections will compete in Ermelo for a place in the finals. The top 12 of the four and five-year-olds will be selected for the final. In the six-year-old division the best 6 will come back.

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Blom Cup

The championship for young jumpers (formerly Isah-Cup) takes place during the KWPN Championships in Ermelo. This championship offers the spectators a glance of the best four-, five-, six- and seven-year-old jumpers of the Netherlands. The approved jumper stallions competing against their peers, the biggest Dutch event for breeders is definitely worth your visit.

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Young Eventing Horses

KWPN horses are making impressive inroads as eventers. Even though the eventer is not a specific breeding direction within the KWPN studbook, more and more Dutch bred horses appear to be very talented in the fastest growing discipline of the equestrian world. The KWPN has started up various initiatives to stimulate this trend: the assessment of 4-year-old eventing horses and the KWPN-championship for the 5-year-old eventing horses.

Read more about the final of the Young eventing horses

National Mare Inspection

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.

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National Foal Inspection

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 Equimax Foal Cup. On all of the Central Inspections and at the inspections in the UK and USA, there are also inspections for foals.

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First Round Viewing Older Stallions

During the KWPN Championships older stallions between 4- and 7-years old are viewed for approval. The stallions are not evaluated in free movement or free jumping, but only under the saddle and in walk and trot on the hard surface.

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National Harness Horse Day

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.

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