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The KWPN Horse of the Year will be announced at the Stallion Show in 's Hertogenbosch and you can make sure which horse it will be! Let us know which of the nominated horses is your favorite!

Please Note: you can only vote once and subsequent votes will be eliminated. You can vote until 3 January 2019.

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Nominated horses:

Blue Hors Zack (Rousseau x Jazz)

Breeded by: B. Wilschut from Bosschenhoofd

With so many approved sons and offspring on the international stage, Blue Hors Zack has proven to have the right qualities, both in breeding and sport. According to his rider, it seems that he is even better with an audience.

Cekatinka (King Kolibri x Julio Mariner)

Breeded by: J.W. Greve from Haaksbergen

The KWPN is currently in the leading position on the WBFSH ranking for eventers. The daughter of King Kolibri, Cekatinka, has a very important share in this, she is highest ranked KWPN horse in second place. Cekatinka took the victory of Military Boekelo 2017 ridden by Tim Price.

Cosmo (Van Gogh x Fruhling)

Breeded by: S. Serrarens from Weert

When he competed at Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, nine-year-old Cosmo  and his 21-year-old rider were the youngest combination ever at the Olympics. Meanwhile the charismatic Van Gogh-son is eleven years old, and with Sönke Rothenberger he already competed at four international championships.

Verdades (Florett AS x Goya)

Breeded by: P. Crum from Herveld

The current number two in the world ranking dressage is Laura Graves with her KWPN Verdades. The gelding is also number one in the WBFSH ranking. Laura Graves has competed Verdades at the highest level since 2014; with their harmonious tests, they manage to amaze the competition, both in the States as in Europe.

Verdi (Quidam de Revel x Landgraf I)

Breeded by: Veehandel Musterd from Hooge Zwaluwe 

Verdi TN has been invaluable for the Dutch team for years. Ridden by Maikel van der Vleuten, the KWPN approved stallion jumped to many international victories. At the same time, Verdi TN also leaves his mark in breeding.

Zinius (Nabab de Reve x Kannan)

Breeded by: M.M.A. Everse from Waddinxveen

He is in first place on the WBFSH-ranking and together with Harrie Smolders he took the one win after the other: Zinius. The fourteen-year-old son of Nabab de Reve has been competing at the highest level in show jumping and has had an amazing year. He performed very consistently and has been extremely successful.

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