The KWPN Championship for Young Showjumpers will be held as a separate event from 29 to 31 August at Tops International Arena in Valkenswaard.
KWPN Championships 2022
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. KWPN Events this summer:
August 3rd, Ermelo: Information-inspection KWPN/PRE/Lusitano-crossbreeding
August 4th, Ermelo: semi-finals Pavo Cup
August 5th, Ermelo: National Mare Inspection and National Foal Inspection
August 6th, Ermelo: finals Pavo Cup
August 13th, Lunteren: National Harness Horse Day
August 29th until August 31st, Valkenswaard: Blom Cup
September 1st, Ermelo: Offspring Inspections
All events mentioned above can be followed live on KWPN.org and KWPN.tv!
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.
Registration for the pre-selections is soon possible via the agenda.
A few years ago, a pilot was initiated with the goal of merging the strong characteristics of KWPN horses and Iberian horses. The KWPN horses have gained a strong reputation in international dressage sport, in which they prove that great sport talent can go hand in hand with a pleasant, work-willing character. The Iberian horses are renowned for their natural talent for collection and their great aptitude for passage and piaffe.
These strong qualities of both breeds will now make their appearance in the inspection ring. Are you just as curious to see which talents these crossbreeds possess? Come to the National Equestrian Centre in Ermelo on Wednesday August 3rd.
During this informative afternoon a wide range of foals and horses are presented from 14.00hrs onwards. Bert Rutten, chairman of the stallion selection committee and esteemed trainer of horses up till Grand Prix level, will provide every entry with an explanation. Rutten is accompanied by internationally acclaimed dressage trainer Jean Bemelmans. You also get to enjoy demonstrations of KWPN horses, Iberian horses and various older crossbreeds.
The entire program can also be followed free of charge via the livestream at KWPN.tv, however we hope to welcome you in Ermelo on August 3rd.
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 jumper- and dressage 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.