The goal of the KWPN is breeding horses that can perform at Grand Prix level of dressage or jumping. In order to reach this goal, a horse must have a good conformation, a functional and preferably attractive conformation/appearance, correct movement and an agreeable character.
Since 2006, the KWPN has distinguished between four breeding directions. Riding horses, which are subdivided into the dressage and jumping disciplines, make up the largest group (85-90%). The other two breeding directions are the harness horse and the Gelders horse. Even though each breeding direction has its own additional objectives, in the first instance all horses fall under the general KWPN breeding goal, which aims at:
- breeding a competition horse that can perform at Grand Prix level;
- with a constitution that enables long usefulness;
- with a character that supports the will to perform as well as being friendly towards people;
- with functional conformation and a correct movement mechanism that enables good performance;
- with correct conformation that is preferably attractive, along with refinement, nobility and quality.