Gallery of the greats

The KWPN promotes excellence, which is why its breeders and horses routinely distinguish themselves by their performance and success.


Horse of the Year

2021 dressage: Hermès
2021 jumping: Explosion W
2020 dressage: Glamourdale
2020 jumping: Dana Blue
2019: GLOCK's Johnson TN 
2018: Verdi TN

Stallion of the year

2017: Big Star
2016: Negro

Horse of the Year

2015: Heartbreaker

2014: Zenith SFN

2013: Valegro

2012: Big Star

2011: Jerich Parzival

2010: Totilas

2009: Totilas


2007: Okidoki


2005: Nassau


2003: Concorde

2002: No Time


Breeders of the year

Each year, the KWPN awards its Breeder of the Year title for demonstrated excellence in breeding. The title is awarded to a total of four KWPN breeders,  one from each breeding direction. Although the Breeder of the Year honor is based on lifetime achievement, it may also be awarded for current success. The KWPN Breeders of the Year are honored at the annual National Day of the Gelder  Horse, the KWPN Horse Days and the National Harness Horse Day.

Dressage horses: Family Naber
Jumper horses: Roelof Bril
Harness horses: Marcel Ritsma
Gelder horses: Herman Bruil

Dressage horses: Jan Streppel
Jumper horses: Cor and Frans van der Steen
Harness horses: Sander and Erik Daniëls
Gelder horses: Marina Burger

Dressage horses:Willy Wijnen
Jumper horses: family Moerings
Harness horses: Antoon Epskamp
Gelder horses: Jan Vonk

Dressage horses: Isabel and Wil van Gisbergen
Jumper horses: Peter and Anne Mieke Rinkes
Harness horses: Jan Schep
Gelder horses: Henk Hekkert 

Dressage horses: Leunus van Lieren
Jumper horses: family van Kooten
Harness horses: Martin and Mark de Groot
Gelder horses: Gerrit te Bokkel

Dressage horses: Marianne Hendriksen
Jumper horses: family Kramer
Harness horses: Jurjen van der Velde
Gelder horses: Jan van Malestein

Dressage horses:René Franssen
Jumper horses: family Abbring
Harness horses: Gerrie and Gert-Jan Hermanussen
Gelder horses: Janneke Gnodde

Dressage horses: Jan Lamers
Jumper horses: Anna and Wilma Wolters and Ric Ongering
Harness horses: Ate Veenstra
Gelder horses: Koos and Monique van de Vooren

Dressage horses: Emmy de Jeu
Jumper horses: Cees Klaver
Harness horses: Piet Lelieveld
Gelder horses: Stien Postma-van der Wal and partner Rinze

Dressage horses: family Van Os
Jumper horses: family Venderbosch
Harness horses: Tabe de Jong
Gelder horses: Gert Hofs

Dressage horses: family Jansen
Jumper horses: Martien Liefhebber
Harness horses: Dion Jilesen
Gelder horses: Klaas Christiaanse

Dressage horses: Jacqueline van Anholt and Frank van de Valk
Jumper horses: Stal Roelofs
Harness horses: Wim Cazemier
Gelder horses: family Koenes

Dressage horses: family Beijer
Jumper horses: family Van de Lageweg
Harness horses: brothers Kimenai
Gelder horses: Joop Wesselink

Dressage horses: Adriaan van de Goor
Jumper horses: familie Morsink-Evenhuis
Harness horses: Hilbert Meijering
Gelder horses: Henk Hoogerwaard

Riding horses: Gerard Vervoorn
Harness horses: Cees van Dijk
Gelder horses: Harry van de Wetering

Riding horses: Sietse van Dellen
Harness horses: Dini Markhorst
Gelder horses: Teus Jansen

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The KWPN (Studbook of the Royal Dutch Sport Horse) is a Netherlands-based organization specializing in the breeding of jumpers, dressage horses, harness horses, and Gelder horses.

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