The KWPN organises the performance test for stallions and mares. These tests are meant to gain insight in the horse’s natural talent for the sport. The performance test gives a breeder more information about his mare’s qualities. The KWPN offers for mares two performance tests: IBOP or EPTM. The IBOP and the EPTM are the same with respect to their evaluation criteria. The difference lies in the preparation and the frequency of evaluation. Both talent tests are also available for geldings.
The IBOP (Individual Suitability Test for Horses) is a one-day test for young horses presented by their own rider or driver. Its goal is to gain insight into a horse’s natural talent for the sport. The IBOP is open to mares, geldings, and unapproved stallions age 32 months and older. The test provides breeders and registered parties valuable information about the talent of their horses in their respective breeding direction.
The EPTM (Mare Performance Test) is an performance test for young horses. Commonly referred to as the “mare test,” the purpose of the EPTM is to gain insight into an inexperienced horse’s natural talent for dressage or jumping. The EPTM is also open to geldings.