8 August 2022 | 16:47

Are you bidding on a three- or four-year-old today?

Many KWPN auction foals and -horses have already achieved success in sport and breeding. Tonight is your chance to buy a three- or four-year-old, which we have high hopes for. They are carefully selected based on quality, pedigree and X-rays.
6 August 2022 | 21:25

Lightning Star triumphs in Pavo Cup final

Ferguson-daughter Lightning Star held on to her leading position in the Pavo Cup final for six-year-old dressage horses. Guest rider Eva Möller awarded the top talent a 9.5.
6 August 2022 | 21:12

Eva Möller puts My Blue Horse Santiano in the lead in Pavo Cup final

The KWPN-approved stallion My Blue Hors Santiano was ranked third after the first round of the Pavo Cup for five-year-olds. The Sezuan-son impressed guest rider Eva Möller with his pleasant rideability, which resulted in a 9.5 and the title.
6 August 2022 | 20:54

Nashville SW with 10 from Eva Möller to Pavo Cup-title

The four-year-old Nashville SW qualified for Ermelo with a top score and lived up to the expectations in the championship. The stallion won the semi-final, the first round of the final and finished it all of by receiving the ultimate 10 of guest rider Eva Möller.
5 August 2022 | 23:44

Ostara ST-J lives up to expectations and wins title

The Jansen family had this coveted title on their wish list for a long time already and their Dream Boy-offspring Ostara ST-J turned that dream into reality today.
5 August 2022 | 23:29

Former foal champion O’Dame VDL repeats feat in Ermelo

Nine fine mares were invited to the National Mare Championship final in the breeding direction jumping. The national foal champion of 2019, O’Dame VDL (s.Etoulon VDL) won the title.
5 August 2022 | 23:14

Gelder Horse: Og3ne victorious

Six three-year-old mares qualified for the KWPN Championships two weeks ago at the National Gelder Horse Day. It was Og3ne that secured the victory.
5 August 2022 | 22:57

These are the stunning National Foal Champions of 2022

The Friday of the KWPN Championships is known for the national foal champion. The foals have qualified at various pre-selection across the nation and their proud breeders keep their fingers crossed to win that prestigious Virbac Foal Trophy.
5 August 2022 | 21:12

Willeke Bos and Hans de Roover Breeders of the Year

As per tradition, the KWPN Championships in Ermelo also honours the Breeders of the Year. Willeke Bos was awarded this highest honour in the breeding direction dressage and Hans de Roover received the title for his accomplishments in jumper breeding.
4 August 2022 | 20:35

Top marks for Lightning Star RR in semi-final Pavo Cup

Scoring 87.6 points it was Ferguson-daughter Lightning Star RR that enchanted the jury the most in the semi-final of the Pavo Cup for six-year-olds.
4 August 2022 | 20:19

Secret-son Nashville SW takes the lead in semi-final Pavo Cup

Matty Marissink and Veronique Roerink judged 61 horses today in the semi-final of the Pavo Cup for four-year-olds. Ridden by Femke de Laat it was the Secret-son Nashville SW that obtained the top score of 91.8 points. He was awarded a 9 or higher four times, including a 9.7 for trot.
4 August 2022 | 20:01

Glock’s Toto Jr. leaves his mark on semi-final Pavo Cup for five-year-olds

The offspring of Glock’s Toto Jr. made quite an impression today in the semi-final for five-year-olds. Ridden by Danielle Heijkoop, his son Mac Toto USB trotted to a 9 and overall score of 87.2 points, thereby grabbing the lead towards the final of Saturday.
3 August 2022 | 21:21

Information-inspection: the different worlds of Johnny Depp and Gallito

Former Grand Prix-rider, acclaimed trainer and chairman of the KWPN Stallion Committee Bert Rutten was accompanied by another Grand Prix-rider, long-standing national coach of France and Spain and nowadays enthusiastic trainer Jean Bemelmans. They also shared their thoughts on the performances of stallions Johnny Depp and Gallito.
3 August 2022 | 20:55

Sintra SV best crossbreed foal at unique information-inspection

A day for the books! Crowds flocked, perfect weather, lovely horses and foals, and overall, lots of information. This very first information-inspection for KWPN/Iberian horses crossbreeds is a day to remember and it gives an appetite for more.
3 August 2022 | 10:56

Starting list semi-final Pavo Cup online

The starting lists for the semi-final of the Pavo Cup have been published. Thursday the 4th of August, the best young dressage horses of the Netherlands compete for the Pavo Cup. It promises to be an interesting competition as breeders can compare the various KWPN stallions with their peers and the jury includes some new names as well.
3 August 2022 | 09:57

Livestream during KWPN Championships

Unable to attend in person, but curious to see who will be the new champions? Don’t miss anything of the KWPN Championships and follow us via the livestream at
2 August 2022 | 20:00

Second KWPN Online Foal Auction concluded!

The second collection of the KWPN Online Foal Auction just fell under the digital gavel. No less than six of the sold foals out of the collection of 17 will move abroad.
1 August 2022 | 23:00

WC-selection trimmed to 12 combinations per age category

The selection for the WC Young Dressage Horses is starting to take shape. During the extra selection moment this morning, the selection committee reduced the number of horses to twelve combinations for each age class.
28 July 2022 | 14:14

A large number of KWPN horses will make their appearance at the WC Herning

Next week, the ECCO FEI World Championships Herning - Denmark 2022 will be held. A large number of KWPN horses will make their appearance at this important event. No less than 51 KWPN horses are on the list of participants!
27 July 2022 | 18:26

Watch the Pavo Cup selections with free English commentary back

The Pavo Cup is one of the many highlights of the KWPN Championships. The four-, five- and six-year-old dressage horses competed in this battle of young dressage talents for the title of the Pavo Cup. You can watch the Pavo Cup selections back via our livestream, with Dutch as well as English commentary, for free.
25 July 2022 | 14:33

Scoop: Information-inspection KWPN/PRE-crosses

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 the collection and their great aptitude for passage and piaffe.
25 July 2022 | 10:44

KWPN Online Foal Auction back for round two

From the 29th of July until the 1st of August, you may place your bids on the second collection of the KWPN Online Foal Auctions. This collection is comprised of ten jumper and seven dressage foals and can be found on the KWPN website as of today. Foals descending from jumper stallion such as Lux, Pegase van ’t Ruytershof, Colorit Z and Grandorado TN and dressage sires like Just Wimphof, Negro and Las Vegas, make up the promising second collection.
20 July 2022 | 18:37

Selection WC Young Dressage Horses: observation competition Houten valuable source of information

Today all horses still in the race for a coveted starting place at the Dressage World Breeding Championships for Young Horses were asked to perform a dressage test at the Zilfia’s Hoeve in Houten. Johan Hamminga speaks of a valuable day that gained the selection committee a lot of additional information.
20 July 2022 | 13:43

KWPN Championships: fusion of sport and breeding

The KWPN Championships including the Pavo Cup are held at the National Equestrian Centre in Ermelo from the 3rduntil the 6th of August. The National harness day is organised in Lunteren on Saturday the 13th of August and the Blom Cup is ridden at the Tops International Arena in Valkenswaard from August 29 until 31.
20 July 2022 | 12:18

Is heat a problem for horses?

In the Netherlands, a great deal of attention is (rightfully) devoted to the welfare of animals, and thus also of horses. As stated earlier: in a country with a high welfare for people there must be plenty of attention for the welfare of animals. At the request of the minister and in consultation with affiliated organisations and other stakeholders, the Work Group Health of the Sector Council Horses developed a ‘Protocol Extreme Weather Conditions for Horses’ in 2017 which was evaluated afterwards and adapted several times. What to do in case of ‘heat’ is extensively covered in it.
19 July 2022 | 08:24

Development of a Foal: Growing and Growing

Breeding season is in full swing again. Many mares are pregnant, and breeders are looking forward to the arrival of their foals. Meanwhile, inside each mare a ball of cells is growing which will ultimately develop into a live foal. We will discuss the most important moments in this process.
12 July 2022 | 08:22

Further Development of a Foal: Part 2

Breeding season is in full swing again. Many mares are pregnant, and breeders are looking forward to the arrival of their foals. Meanwhile, growing inside each mare is a ball of cells which will ultimately develop into a live foal. We will discuss the most important moments in this process.
11 July 2022 | 10:05

Successful Prinsjesdag auction during CSI Ommen

A fresh, beautiful summer evening during CSI Ommen was the setting for a successful auction of Foal Auction Prinsjesdag. Eight foals and four sport horses, selected by Hendrik Jan Schuttert, were auctioned by auctioneer Koen Olaerts.
9 July 2022 | 22:31 Region Jong KWPN

JongKWPN secures two prizes at WC Young Breeders

The WBFSH World Championship for International Young Horses powered by Horses2Fly has come to an end with a sensational conclusion. At the final night, the KWPN showed what their studbook is all about and the young breeders from all over the globe were treated to a vibrant show in which all disciplines were represented.
6 July 2022 | 19:10 Region Jong KWPN

WC Young Breeders starts tomorrow!

Tomorrow the day has come, over 140 young breeders are to arrive at the National Equestrian Centre in the Netherlands for the start of the WBFSH World Championships of International Young Breeders powered by Horses2Fly. The tents have been set up and all preparations have been made to turn this weekend into a success.
5 July 2022 | 10:07

The Development of a Foal: Part 1

Breeding season is in full swing again. Many mares are pregnant, and breeders are looking forward to the arrival of their foals. Meanwhile, inside each mare a ball of cells is growing, which will ultimately develop into a foal. We will discuss the most important stages of this process.
4 July 2022 | 23:41

Auction season off to a strong start!

The KWPN Online Foal Auction of this year is off to a running start! An average price of over 5.000 euros and seven foals moving to new owners from abroad made this auction a successful first edition.
4 July 2022 | 10:30

Last chance! The first KWPN Online Foal Auction closes tonight!

Looking for a potential sport horse? Place your bids up till tonight! The five jumper foals and ten dressage foals fall under the digital gavel tonight. From 20.00 hours onwards the first KWPN Online Foal Auction closes. Various interested buyers have already put in a bid on one or multiple foals out of the first collection.
1 July 2022 | 21:04

Successful observation training WC Young Dressage horses

The selection process for the World Championship for Young Dressage horses is in full swing. Thursday June 30th, all young talents that are still in the race were invited to the National Equestrian Centre for test-oriented training. Johan Hamminga gave tips to the riders.
1 July 2022 | 10:15

First collection KWPN Online Foal Auction now open for bidding

It’s Friday 10.00 o’clock and that means the bidding on the first KWPN online foal auction has started! You can place your bids up till Monday night 20.00 hours to get your hands on one or more foals of this jumper and dressage collection.
30 June 2022 | 16:07 Region Jong KWPN

WC Young Breeders: Judges give last tips

In one week the WBFSH World Championship for International Young Breeders powered by Horses2Fly commences in Ermelo. From 7 till 9 July, over 140 young breeders battle for the individual medals in three disciplines and the overall studbook honours. Judges Tiernan Gill and Marian Dorresteijn give a last piece of advice to the participants.
29 June 2022 | 16:30

Watch the Pavo Cup selections with English commentary

The Pavo Cup is one of the many highlights of the KWPN Championships. The four-, five- and six-year-old dressage horses will compete in this battle of young dressage talents for the title of the Pavo Cup. You can watch the Pavo Cup selections via our livestream, with Dutch as well as English commentary, for free
28 June 2022 | 15:12

Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome: Frequently asked questions part 2

As one of the first warmblood studbooks, the KWPN has decided to test all active KWPN-approved stallions for WFFS. By publishing the WFFS status of the KWPN-approved stallions, we want to keep breeders optimally informed. Therefore, we have summarized the most frequently asked questions about WFFS for you here.
27 June 2022 | 16:22

KWPN Online Foal Auction kicks off with strong collection

Today, the first collection of the KWPN Online Foal Auctions is launched. Ten dressage and five jumper foals are now presented at the KWPN Auctions platform, that is open for online bidding from the 1st until the 4th of July. Amongst them are foals of Pavo Cup champion Las Vegas and Performance Test top scorers Livius and Lambada Shake AG.
24 June 2022 | 14:01

Ban on trimming sensory hairs, ears, and foals

Under the cloak of aesthetic appeal, the sensory hairs around the mouth and eyes of older horses and foals are often trimmed. To let appearances prevail efficacy, apart from the fact whether it is harmful or harmless, is not desired in the context of horse welfare. Trimming the sensory hairs of a horse leads to a loss in sensory functions and can therefore hinder a horse.
21 June 2022 | 15:06

Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome: Frequently asked questions part 1

As one of the first warmblood studbooks, the KWPN has decided to test all active KWPN-approved stallions for WFFS. By publishing the WFFS status of the KWPN-approved stallions, we want to keep breeders optimally informed. Therefore, we have summarized the most frequently asked questions about WFFS for you here.
19 June 2022 | 16:48 Region Jong KWPN

WBFSH World Championships for International Young Breeders powered by Horses2Fly

The World Championships for Young Breeders is fast approaching. From the 7th until the 9th of July, the National Equestrian Centre is to overflow with young, international breeders. Naturally, this would not be possible without the right support, and this is provided by Horses2Fly.
14 June 2022 | 15:00

WFFS: Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome

As one of the first warmblood studbooks, the KWPN decided to test all active KWPN-approved stallions for WFFS. By publishing the WFFS status of the KWPN approved stallions we want to inform breeders optimally.
13 June 2022 | 12:26

Bastiaan Meerburg appointed as new KWPN director

Per 11 July 2022, the General Board appoints dr. ir. B.G. (Bastiaan) Meerburg MBA as general director of the KWPN. Meerburg can rely on a career in science and politics, he additionally fulfilled various board positions, including one at the Dutch Welsh Pony & Cob studbook and the Dutch Rare Breed Foundation.
9 June 2022 | 17:15

Watch the videos of all approved stallions now on!

The videos of the registered stallions of the past spring performance test are online!
4 June 2022 | 12:55 Region Jong KWPN

WC Young Breeders unique source of knowledge

Next month, the WC Young Breeders kicks off at the National Equestrian Centre in Ermelo. The KWPN is represented by a Junior and Senior team, both consisting of JongKWPN-members. So, what is asked of the young breeders at such a championship? Arie Hamoen tells us more.
2 June 2022 | 10:19

Perfect place for sports stable for sale at Van Santvoort

Looking for a beautiful location right at the hippic heart of the Netherlands? Seek no further and plan a viewing at the Molenstraat 124 in Helden.
31 May 2022 | 09:36

New-born foal: The first hours

What should you look out for with a newborn foal? "Within one minute, a foal should be breathing normally. Within five minutes, it should be in sternal recumbency. An attempt to stand can come very quickly, generally a foal will be standing within the first hour.
28 May 2022 | 14:48

All four dressage stallions score above 82 points

Chairman of the stallion selection committee Bert Rutten already stated earlier that this performance test was marked by quality over quantity. All four dressage stallions were just approved with applaudable scores.
28 May 2022 | 13:46

Gelder stallion Odin (s.Edmundo) added to KWPN stallion base

The palomino-coloured Odin (s.Edmundo) was the only Gelder stallion to partake in the performance test and he convinced the committee with his performance in dressage, jumping and on terrain.
28 May 2022 | 13:33

Twelve jumper stallions registered in studbook

The spring performance test has yielded twelve new jumper stallions. Obtaining 84,5 points, it was Oslo (s.Côte de Zélande Delta Mossel Z) that proved to be the top scorer.
26 May 2022 | 17:34

Four dressage stallions to final presentation

The last official evaluation of the dressage stallions has also taken place and now the chairman of the stallion selection committee Bert Rutten eagerly looks forward to coming Saturday.
26 May 2022 | 09:24

New-born foal: When to call the vet during the birth of a foal

For many mare owners, an exciting time: the birth of their foal(s). For most mares, the delivery goes without any problems and the owner does not have to do anything. But sometimes unexpected situations arise, and help is needed, whether or not from a vet. When is a delivery still normal and how do you recognise an undesirable situation?
24 May 2022 | 14:56

Twelve jumper stallions to final presentation

Coming Saturday, twelve jumper stallions are up for the final presentation of the spring performance test. In the last week, one more stallion has left the KWPN centre.
24 May 2022 | 09:10

New-born foal: The Birth of a Foal

For many mare owners, an exciting time has come again: the birth of their foal(s). In most mares, the delivery goes without any problems and the owner does not have to do anything. Sometimes. unexpected situations arise and help is needed, whether or not from a vet.
20 May 2022 | 13:07 Region Jong KWPN

WC Young Breeders 2022 in Ermelo!

From the 7th till the 9th of July, the National Equestrian Centre hosts the WBFSH World Championships for Young Breeders 2022. 138 participants make their way to Ermelo to represent 19 studbooks on all things breeding. An event of international allure with delegations coming from all around the world, including Ireland, Germany, Canada and Sweden.
19 May 2022 | 09:54

New-born foal: What to do during labor

This week's subject: What to do during labor
18 May 2022 | 15:45

O’Bailey van het Brouwershof recognized

The stallion selection committee jumping nominated the jumper stallion O’Bailey van het Brouwershof for recognition. The General Board has formalized this recommendation.
18 May 2022 | 12:11

One jumper stallion referred to next performance test

Yesterday, the stallions that are currently residing in Ermelo were assessed by the entire stallion selection committee. Thirteen stallions are now entering their last week.
16 May 2022 | 16:41

One four-year-old dressage stallion referred to autumn test

On May 28th, the final presentation of the spring performance test takes place. With just two weeks to go, the four-year-old dressage stallion Nasdaq (s.Astrix) was referred for veterinary reasons.
16 May 2022 | 14:19

Gelder stallion Odin assessed on terrain

At the moment, there is only one Gelder stallion partaking in the performance test: Odin, the palomino-son of Edmundo. Last Thursday, the stallion selection committee in Ermelo inspected the stallion’s abilities on terrain.
13 May 2022 | 10:52

Bids open for KWPN Online 3&4-years-old Auction!

From today 10AM it is possible to place a bid on your favourite in the KWPN Online 3&4-years-old Auction. Bidding is possible till May 16th, auction will close from 8PM CET.
12 May 2022 | 11:12

Second official assessment of dressage stallions

Yesterday, the second official evaluation of the three-year-old dressage stallions was scheduled as well as the assessment of the four-year-old stallion. Three stallions left Ermelo.
12 May 2022 | 10:50

D-OC: The Vision of Abel Slippens - Part 2

This week's subject: D-OC Abel Slippens, former director of the Sligro Food Group, explains: “Since day one, I ask for the D-OC predicate for all my horses. I participate in all the examinations, ability tests, inspections, etcetera; only then do I believe that I have the right to speak out and make comments.”
10 May 2022 | 20:30

Five jumper stallions enter 21-day-test

In addition to the second official assessment of the three-year-old jumper stallions, today’s schedule included the arrival of the four-year-and-older stallions in Ermelo.
9 May 2022 | 16:25

Astrix-son Nasdaq starts 21-day-test

Today, the Astrix-sonNasdaq moved into a stable at the KWPN centre in Ermelo for his 21-day performance test.
9 May 2022 | 14:21

23 future talents offered for sale in KWPN Auctions

An interesting group of dressage and jumping talents will be auctioned from the 13th to 16th of May in the online KWPN Auctions. The collection consists of three and four year old horses, 14 dressage bred and nine showjumpers. Given their own talents and strong pedigrees, this collection offers a lot of perspective for both the rider and breeder.
8 May 2022 | 18:34

NC Big Tour: golden Hermès in league of his own

The 2022 Dutch National Championships Dressage came to an end as it just honoured its last champion: the winner of the prestigious Grand Prix championship. Dinja van Liere and the KWPN-stallion Hèrmes (s.Easy Game) showed to be in a league of their own.
8 May 2022 | 16:02

NC ZZ-Zwaar: Just Wimphof sovereign on top small final

At the second arena of the Dutch National Championship in Ermelo the small final at ZZ-Zwaar level just came to an end. As expected, Renate van Uytert-van Vliet was victorious with KWPN-stallion Just Wimphof (s.De Niro).
8 May 2022 | 15:39

NC Small Tour: Imposantos propels to gold, bronze for Dettori

What a fantastic test Bart Veeze just showed in the Small Tour final with his KWPN-stallion Imposantos. It thus came to no one’s surprise that he secured the dayprize and thereby ensured the gold. The KWPN-approved Dettori earned himself bronze under Dominique Filion.
8 May 2022 | 15:22

NC Big Tour: Indian Rock & Aqiedo share victory small final

Thanks to the regulations that stipulate a maximum of one horse per rider per final, the small final of the Big Tour turned into quite an interesting class. The KWPN-stallions Indian Rock (s.Apache) and Aqiedo (s.Undigo) shared the first prize. Dinja van Liere followed in third place with Hartsuijker (s.GLOCK’s Johnson TN).
8 May 2022 | 12:34

NC ZZ-Zwaar: triple gold Kyton, bronze for Johnny Depp

After a win in the first leg, the dayprize also fell prey to Bart Veeze and KWPN-stallion Kyton (s.Ferguson). And that meant the pair were undeniable in their quest for gold. The silver medal was claimed by Mariek van der Putten aboard Kuvasz RS2 (s.Glamourdale), just ahead of Renate van Uytert-van Vliet that steered the second KWPN-stallion to the podium: Johnny Depp (s.Bordeaux).
7 May 2022 | 20:01

NC Big Tour: KWPN-stallions make a statement

The third day of the National Dutch Championships in Ermelo was concluded with the first leg of the Big Tour class. The KWPN-stallions immediately made a statement: Desperado N.O.P. (s.Vivaldi) won, Hèrmes (s.Easy Game) came in second and Indian Rock (s.Apache) claimed third prize.
7 May 2022 | 17:45

NC Para Dressage: Demantur RS2 N.O.P. secures gold

The final of the Para Dressage class was just won by Sanne Voets and Demantur RS2 N.O.P. (s.Vivaldi). The duo thereby repeated their feat of the first day and secured the gold for the fourth time in a row. The silver was taken by Alphaville N.O.P. and Frank Hosmar, while Maud de Reu claimed the bronze on Webron N.O.P.
7 May 2022 | 15:52

NC ZZ-Zwaar: Kyton (s.Ferguson) grabs the lead

After the top position in the first test of the Small Tour class, Bart Veeze propelled to the opening win at ZZ-Zwaar level. He saddled his KWPN-stallion Kyton (s.Ferguson) for this class, who now leads a stallion-dominated top-five.
7 May 2022 | 15:41

NC Small Tour: KWPN-stallions Imposantos and Dettori in the lead

The third day of the National Dutch Championships in Ermelo kicked off with the first leg of the Small Tour class. Two KWPN-stallions secured the top placements and thereby the best starting positions for the national championship: Bart Veeze grabbed the win with Imposantos (s.Wynton) with Dettori (s.Desperado) and Dominique Filion in pursuit. However, the approved stallion In Style (s.Eye Catcher) is also still in the race as he placed fourth with Renate van Uytert-van Vliet.
6 May 2022 | 18:09

NC U25: Marten Luiten again supreme aboard Fynona (s.Ampère)

Earlier today, Marten Luiten claimed the Young Riders championships, thereby prolonging the title he won last year with Fynona (s.Ampère). This edition, he entered this mare in the U25 Grand Prix class, a significant move upwards. They proved to be ready as they once again danced to gold at the Dutch National Championships.
6 May 2022 | 17:30

NC Young Riders: invincible Killer (s.George Clooney) to gold

The final of the Young Riders ruffled the deck that was laid down in the first leg on Thursday. Except for the one at the leading position: Marten Luiten and Killer proved invicible today and secured the well-deserved gold.
6 May 2022 | 14:36

NC Junior riders: golden Fariska (s.Vivaldi), silver for KWPN-stallion Lennox U.S.

The National Championships for Junior Riders just came to an end. The gold was won by Lara van Nek and Fariska (s.Vivaldi). The silver went to the KWPN-approved stallion Lennox U.S. (s.Grand Galaxy Win) with Jill Bogers. The third step on the podium was taken by Rowena Weggelaar aboard Klieveer’s Don Quichot (s.United).
6 May 2022 | 12:30

NC Dressage: Itrina (s.Dream Boy) wins Children class

The National Dutch Championships Children were won this morning by Sophie van Norel aboard the nine-year-old Itrina (s.Dream Boy). Sophie Evers obtained the bronze with her Beaumonde (s.United).
5 May 2022 | 13:52

Abundant talent at second selection WC Young Dressage Horses

Thursday May 4th, the second selection moment for the WC Young Dressage Horses was organised in Ermelo. This time, at the main arena that will form the center of the national championships this weekend. Johan Hamminga: “We are very pleased with the young talent on both the horses’ and riders’ side!”
5 May 2022 | 10:43

D-OC: The Vision of Abel Slippens - Part 1

This week's subject: The vision of Abel Slippens “The D-OC predicate determines which horses should stay”
4 May 2022 | 11:42

Four stallions leave performance test

Yesterday it was time for the first evaluation by the stallion selection committee in Ermelo. Three stallions were referred to the next performance test, for one stallion the performance test was terminated.
26 April 2022 | 21:47

Tickets WC Young Dressage Horses on sale

Visit the Dressage World Breeding Championship for Young Horses from the 8th till the 11th of September, when world’s best dressage prospects of various age categories battle for the highest honour!
25 April 2022 | 21:36

22 three-year-old stallions have started their performance test

Today, nine dressage stallions, eleven three-year-old jumper stallions and both Gelder stallions have started their 35-day-test in Ermelo. They were presented by their own rider today and found trainable by the committee.
21 April 2022 | 21:16

A first: KWPN organises inaugural inspection of crossbreeding with Lusitanos and PREs.

As part of enhancing blood variation in dressage breeding it has been possible for several years to register offspring of KWPN-approved stallions out of purebred Lusitano or PRE mares. The offspring of KWPN-approved stallions out of purebred Lusitano and PREs (Pura Raza Espanola) are recorded in the register A of the KWPN studbook. They also get a KWPN registration. The offspring can – when they meet the studbook acceptance criteria – be listed in the studbook at a later age and can qualify for predicates.
15 April 2022 | 09:01

KWPN Harness stallion Hubert VDM sold to America

Shortly, the KWPN Harness stallion Hubert VDM (s.Cizandro) of Lambertus Huckriede leaves for North Carolina. He is sold to Andrew Pearman of Pearman Ranch. Hubert VDM heads the breeding value ranking of stallions that do not have any progeny in sport yet and it based on their own achievements. Hubert VDM obtained 195 winning points.
13 April 2022 | 14:14

First selection WC Young Dressage Horses makes committee hopeful

The first intake moment in Nunspeet was followed by the first selection and training moment in Ermelo last Monday and Tuesday. Member of the selection committee Johan Hamminga says he enjoyed these days: “There is a lot of potential.”
12 April 2022 | 17:41

Breeding values harness horses 2022 published

The new breeding values for harness horses are added to the database and the new stallion ranking has been published. Breeding values are updated every year and by now, the information that was collected in 2021, has been bundled in the breeding values.
10 April 2022 | 18:25

World Cup Final Leipzig: ultimate victory for Chaplin!

Martin Fuchs and Chaplin were certainly among the tipped favourites prior to this weekend in Leipzig and underlined that position after their win in the first round on Friday. The Swiss rider entered today’s final with 5 penalties after his second round with The Sinner and therefore could not afford any mistakes today. The KWPN-recognized stallion did not disappoint and added the victory in the world cup final to his long list of achievements!
10 April 2022 | 13:37

World Cup Final Leipzig: bronze for Glenn Geerts and Erdball and Zeron

The driving sport is always a guarantee for spectacle and today, in the vibrant arena in Leipzig, was no exception. On Friday Bram Chardon grabbed the lead, to then see his advantage go up in smoke in the first round today. The drive-off unfolded in a dramatic way, eventually celebrating the Dutch rider as the winner. The Belgian Glenn Geerts showed an impressive drive that secured the third position for him and his team, that included the two KWPN-horses Erdball (s.Uniek) and Zeron (s.Nando).
9 April 2022 | 22:51

World Cup Leipzig: Aquamarijn (s.United) 10th in the Freestyle

This weekend Leipzig forms the backdrop of the world cups dressage, jumping and driving. Tonight, the second final dressage was ridden, the Freestyle to Music and three KWPN-horses made their appearance. Yvonne Losos de Muniz claimed the tenth position aboard Aquamarijn (s.United). Under the watchful eye of an enthusiastic crowd it was, to no-one’s surprise, Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and her Trakhener-mare TSF Dalera BB (s.Easy Game) that won the Freestyle and thereby also secured gold in de world cup.
7 April 2022 | 12:37

KWPN offers help in stallion choice

Fortunately, the agenda is yet again filled with stallion shows! This helps you in making your stallion choice. But did you know that KWPN offers some help in this matter, too? You can request online breeding advice, check the breeding values of stallions, or use the KWPN Inbreeding tool.
7 April 2022 | 11:50

World Cup Finals in Leipzig

From the 6th till the 10th of April, the World Cup finals dressage, jumping, and driving are organised in Leipzig, Germany. Today, the dressage and jumper riders are up for their first leg.
4 April 2022 | 14:55

WC Young Horses back in the Netherlands

Mark the 8th till the 11th of September 2022 in your agenda as it is time for the ‘FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses’. In Ermelo, the best five-, six-, and seven-year-old dressage horses will compete for the world titles. Be sure not to miss it!
1 April 2022 | 11:40

What to do in case of a deceased foal or mare

The majority of the foals enter this world healthy; the birth of a foal is without any problems in 95% of the times. Unfortunately, that’s not a perfect score and the parturition may sometimes be less positive for either the mare or the foal.
31 March 2022 | 09:36

Saffraan 1999-2022

We received the sad news that the imported KWPN Harness horse stallion Saffraan (Fabricius x Renovo) has passed away. In the Netherlands, he was owned and ridden by Marcel Ritsma. He was exported to the USA in February of 2016 to Richard Yoder's Shady Lawn Stables.
29 March 2022 | 13:14

Dummy foals benefit from foalsqueeze technique

What a joy to see the frolicking foals in the pastures. Unfortunately, not every foal is off to a healthy start. A newborn foal may not respond normally, have a weak or a lack of suckling response. They often stand still in a corner or wander round the stables aimlessly and fail to locate the dam’s udder: the so-called dummy foals that get their name from appearing dumb.
28 March 2022 | 08:52

Breeding Values: Genomic breeding value for osteochondrosis

This week’s subject: Genomic breeding value for osteochondrosis
25 March 2022 | 15:16

First intake moment WCYH wrapped up

Last Tuesday and Thursday, the first intake moment for the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses took place at De Nunspeetse Ruiterclub in Nunspeet. Judge Johan Hamminga looks back on these two days with satisfaction.
21 March 2022 | 08:46

Breeding Values: So, are breeding values reliable?

This week’s subject: So, are breeding values reliable?
18 March 2022 | 08:35

Exclusive showjumping foals and ridden sporthorses in Foal Auction Prinsjesdag at CSI Ommen

After two years of absence due to the corona pandemic, Foal Auction Prinsjesdag will be back this year with an auction during CSI Ommen on Saturday 9th July.
14 March 2022 | 15:48

KWPN recognises five jumper stallions and one dressage stallion

The stallion selection committee jumping has nominated AS Bombay, Ermitage Kalone, Feromas van Beek Z, Luigi d’Eclipse and Milton Z for recognition. The stallion selection committee dressage nominated Johnny Depp. The General Board has formalised these nominations.
14 March 2022 | 08:39

Breeding Values: Explaining Breeding Values

This week’s subject: Explaining Breeding Values
2 March 2022 | 10:33

The best EPTM jumper mares of 2021

This week we looked into the database for the EPTM (Mare Performance Test) jumper mares. Which mares were the best in 2021? And what was the average score?
24 February 2022 | 19:48

New breeding values: innovative and reliable

Soon, KWPN will publish the new breeding values. For the jumper and dressage horses in our database, the breeding values for sports and exterior will now partly be based on genetic information. These new genomic breeding values represent an innovative step towards even more reliable and detailed information for breeders. There will be no additional cost to KWPN-members.
24 February 2022 | 14:34 Region Gelders paard

Gelder stallion Matiz passes performance test

The Gelder stallion Matiz (s.Eebert) has passed his performance test after a successful saddle presentation at the outdoor site in Ermelo.
22 February 2022 | 11:50

Contribution to breeders of low-relative harness horse foals

Inbreeding and too much relatedness have been a problem in harness horse breeding for years. In order to reduce inbreeding and promote relatedness within the population, breeders of lowly related foals are financially compensated.
21 February 2022 | 11:05

Stallion selection: the stallion’s mother

This week’s subject: the stallion’s mother
17 February 2022 | 16:56

Overview foreign stallions

The KWPN is an open studbook and stimulates breeders to use the best genetic material. Stallions that are in the top 10 of the WBFSH Sire Ranking are also awarded the KWPN-recognized status. As of this year, the stallions specified below have made the list of accepted stallions.
16 February 2022 | 13:57

One jumper stallion appointed via attestation inspection

Two jumper stallions and one dressage stallion were presented in the attestation inspection in Ermelo this morning. The Chacco Blue-son Teyssier vd Heffinck received the green light for the performance test.
14 February 2022 | 21:21

44,000 euros for Bretton Woods daughter Habiana V.O.D.

The highlight of the first Broodmare & Embryo Auction of this year is Habiana V.O.D. (s. Bretton Woods) for 44,000 euros. After a long bidding duel between buyers from different countries, it is a German buyer who may welcome this mare. Habiana V.O.D. is a half-sister of, amongst others, the World Champion of 2021: Kjento (s. Negro) and is in foal to the successful Grand Prix stallion Desperado N.O.P.
14 February 2022 | 16:31

Tonight the KWPN Online Broodmare & Embryo Auction closes

Tonight from 20.00 hours the KWPN Online Broodmare & Embryo Auction closes. There is only short time left to pick a favourite, place a bid and expand your collection of horses with one of the 20 mares and/or three embryos.
14 February 2022 | 11:48

Stallion selection: damlines and heights

This week’s subject: Damlines and heights.
11 February 2022 | 14:38

Bidding on the KWPN Online Broodmare & Embryo Auction has started!

It has been 10.00AM on Friday and that means that the bidding has started on the KWPN Online Broodmare & Embryo collection. 20 dressage mares and three interesting embryos will go under the digital hammer next Monday from 8PM!
9 February 2022 | 09:29

Selection process 2022 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses

The 'FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses' will be held in Ermelo from September 8th trough September 11th 2022. The best five-, six- and seven-year-old dressage horses compete here for the world titles.
8 February 2022 | 17:32

Collection presented KWPN Broodmare & Embryo Auction

From the 11th to 14th February, the fifth edition of the KWPN Broodmare & Embryo Auction offers great opportunities to invest in the future. The collection consists of nine jumping and eleven dressage broodmares, all of whom are in foal for this season, and three interestingly bred embryos.
8 February 2022 | 11:12

Farewell to Verdi TN at the Dutch Masters

In 2020 the farewell of Verdi TN at The Dutch Masters was planned. For well-known reasons this could not happen at that time. However, during this year’s edition it will really happen and Maikel will bid farewell to his top horse Verdi TN at The Dutch Masters.
8 February 2022 | 10:28

140.000 euros for Olympus VDT in online KWPN Select Sale

The stallions of the online KWPN Select Sale were also sold at good prices. There was not lack of international interest in the selected stallions, and the Dutch were also interested. Two selected stallions were sold for more than 100.000 euros.
5 February 2022 | 20:42

KWPN Stallion Selection concluded with magnificent final day

Four days of the KWPN Stallion Selection have concluded. Today, Ermelo once more formed the décor of a magnificent last day that included the second-round viewing and premium round of both the dressage and harness stallions and the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage.
5 February 2022 | 20:30

GLOCK’s Taminiau dominates highest class Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition

In the combined Z/ZZ-Licht class of the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage, only the seven-year-old GLOCK’s Taminiau (s.GLOCK’s Toto Jr.) and Hans Peter Minderhoud entered the arena today. Nevertheless, he was the undisputed winner.
5 February 2022 | 20:19

Las Vegas unbeatable in Stallion Competition

The six-year-old Las Vegas (s.Ferdaux) entered the M-class final of the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage with a lead of 20 points. Ridden by Franka Loos, the impressive stallion performed a clean sweep and won both the final and day prize.
5 February 2022 | 19:47

Double victory for McLaren in Anemone Horse Truck Stallion Competition

The Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage had a clear winner today. After McLaren (s.Morricone) already won three legs with Dinja van Liere, he secured both the day prize and the overall win in the final today.
5 February 2022 | 17:27

Joop van Uytert about investors in equestrian sport

This afternoon Charlotte Dekker invited Joop van Uytert to the studio for a conversation about the preservation of horses for Dutch sport.
5 February 2022 | 17:15

Recap harness stallions: Van Beest and Tel satisfied

At the end of this stallion selection, inspector Viggon van Beest and chairman of the stallion selection harness horse Lammert Tel indicated to be proud of the appointed stallion and especially of the premium stallions.
5 February 2022 | 16:09

Four superb dressage talents granted premium

Wow, what a fantastic premium round in which we got to enjoy four fantastic movers. Four stallions by the sires All At Once (2), Vivaldi and Escamillo were honoured for their performances. Three of them are bred by Stal 104, who clearly dominated the dressage side of this KWPN Stallion Selection.
5 February 2022 | 15:53

Three harness stallions awarded premium

Out of the five stallions that were appointed to the performance test, three were awarded a premium by the jury. The breeders of those stallions were handed a breeder premium of 1000 euro presented by the Friends of the KWPN.
5 February 2022 | 15:06

Five harness stallions appointed

In the first-round viewing at the beginning of January, eleven harness stallions advanced to the second-round. Ten were present in Ermelo today. Four three-year-olds and one five-year-old got invited to the presentation, which means they are appointed to the performance test.
5 February 2022 | 12:39

Foreign influence in the studio with Jens Meijer and Jessica Lynn Thomas

Host Chris de Heer invited two foreign sport and breeding enthusiasts in his studio to share their vision on dressage breeding and the Dutch selection process. He was joined by Jens Meijer of Blue Hors and rider Jessica Lynn Thomas, who is among others known as the rider of the stallion Secret.
5 February 2022 | 12:10

Second day brings total to 39 appointed dressage stallions

Yesterday yielded 23 stallions and on Saturday morning 16 more dressage stallions are invited to the performance test. Among this group were three sons of Kingston Blue Hors.
5 February 2022 | 11:59

Bidding has started: Three KSS dressage stallions appointed

Yesterday, three KSS dressage stallions got appointed to the performance test. Wim Versteeg and Frederick de Backer walked you through the collection.
4 February 2022 | 23:01

Hermès elected Dressage Horse of the Year

After a beautiful Freestyle to Music of Dinja van Liere and Hermès, the approved stallion was honoured as Dressage Horse of the Year 2021. The Easy Game-son received this title, presented by Kalfsbeek BMW Mini, after his outstanding sport achievements in the year.
4 February 2022 | 22:54

Eleven top talents in The Road to Grand Prix

Tonight, eleven approved stallions of eight and nine years of age made their appearance in The Road to Grand Prix. Guided by Marian van Dorresteijn these talented horses showed off their potential for the Grand Prix to the breeders.
4 February 2022 | 22:46

Marvelous dressage day at KWPN Stallion Selection

The award ceremony of Hermès as Dressage Horse of the Year was a wonderful end to the third day of the KWPN Stallion Show. It was a day full of highlights, let’s recap them briefly.
4 February 2022 | 22:34

Four predicate stallions on dressage night

At the Friday night of the KWPN Stallion Selection four dressage stallions were bestowed with a predicate. Three stallions were declared keur, the now exported Wynton received the highest predicate: preferent.
4 February 2022 | 20:21 Region Gelders paard

Alexandro P declared preferent

The tail end of the Gelder stallion program included a very special moment. Alexandro P was awarded the preferent predicate.
4 February 2022 | 20:08

Recap of first dressage day with Bert Rutten

In the studio, chairman of the stallion selection committee dressage Bert Rutten and senior inspector Floor Dröge just evaluated the first dressage day of the stallion selection.
4 February 2022 | 19:50 Region Gelders paard

Gelder stallion Olaf awarded premium round

Out of six Gelder stallions that were appointed to the performance test, one received an invite for the premium round: Olaf.
4 February 2022 | 19:39 Region Gelders paard

Lovely presentation Gelder stallions

The six Gelder stallions that were appointed to the performance test were presented for the jury once more. A beautiful collection entered the arena.
4 February 2022 | 18:48

Three dressage stallions invited to premium round

The 23 appointed dressage stallions appointed to the performance test were just presented in hand for one more time. The stallion selection committee decided to invite three to the premium round.
4 February 2022 | 18:07

Recap Tokyo: “Young team performed as expected”

In the KWPN studio Marlies van Baalen and Alex van Solfhout looked back at the recent Olympic Games. Despite the special circumstances in Tokyo, they look back with satisfaction. “We had a young team of horses; they did what we could have expected them to do.”
4 February 2022 | 17:16 Region Gelders paard

Six Gelder stallions appointed to performance test

During the KWPN Stallion Selection the Gelder stallions were divided over two groups. No less than six stallions advanced to the presentation.
4 February 2022 | 16:55

Strong start with 23 appointed stallions

The stallion selection committee was presented with a wide range of talented stallions on the first day. 23 of them were invited to the performance test.
3 February 2022 | 23:50

Successful second day of KWPN Stallion Selection

It was a long, but enjoyable second day at the KWPN Stallion Selection in Ermelo. In over thirteen hours that included jumper stallions in the second-round viewing, various sports classes, interviews, and award ceremonies it was day full of highlights.
3 February 2022 | 23:38

Kallas grabs day prize and final victory in Blom Stallion Competition Jumping Z/ZZ

The Z/ZZ class of the Blom Stallion Competition Jumping did not have a long startlist, but still made up for some lovely sport. The breeders got to enjoy the talents of the promising seven-year-old stallions.
3 February 2022 | 23:26

Thrilling battle ends in victorious La Costa ES in Blom Stallion Competition M-class

Twelve stallions competed in the final for the Blom Stallion Competition in the M-class. Seven remained clear. The best odds were for Love Connects by Megan Laseur, they claimed the day prize. The competition was won by La Costa ES.
3 February 2022 | 22:57

Mindset ES lives up to expectations and wins final Blom Stallion Competition Jumping L-class

They were in the lead at the start of the Blom Stallion Competition Jumping L-class: Mindset ES and Maximus VDL. In the end, it was the Aganix du Seigneur-son Mindset ES that ensured the victory by clearing the jump-off.
3 February 2022 | 22:00

Explosion W honoured as Horse of the Year

After winning the highest attainable, individual Olympic gold, it was an award that seemed only fitting. Willy Wijnen’s breeding product was declared Horse of the Year during the KWPN Stallion Selection.
3 February 2022 | 21:00

Five newly declared predicate stallions

At the KWPN Stallion Selection, five predicate stallions were honoured tonight. Four stallions received the keur predicate, Baltic VDL was declared preferent.
3 February 2022 | 20:05

Rob Ehrens and Marc Houtzager look back and forward

Tonight, Rob Ehrens and Marc Houtzager joined Annelou de Man in the studio. They reflected on the Olympic year that’s behind us and looked forward to the sport of the future.
3 February 2022 | 18:49

Frederick de Backer excited about KWPN Select Sale

In the studio segment at the jumper stallions of the KWPN Select Sale were just introduced by Frederik de Backer and Wim Versteeg. Frederick de Backer was full of praise of these stallions as he provided the viewers with the latest information about this talented collection.
3 February 2022 | 18:30

Recap with satisfied Cor Loeffen and Henk Dirksen

In the studio Cor Loeffen and Henk Dirksen just took the time to reflect on the successful second-round viewing, in which 50 stallions were invited to the performance test.
3 February 2022 | 17:21

17 jumper stallions in presentation new crop

We just had a reunion of 17 KWPN-approved stallions, that all earned their license in 2021 and early 2022. Presented by their own rider, they showed their quality in a small course.
3 February 2022 | 15:23

Five jumper stallions receive premium

Five quality stallions were invited to the presentation of the premium jumper stallions powered by Pavo.
3 February 2022 | 13:40

Henk Angenent and Jasper van der Waaij share their vision

After the second-round viewing, host Chris de Heer invited Henk Angenent and Jasper van der Waaij to the studio. They joined in for an interesting conversation about their vision on jumper breeding, based on practical experiences.
3 February 2022 | 13:24

Total of 50 jumper stallions appointed

Out of five groups on the second day of the KWPN Stallion Selection, the Stallion Selection Committee appointed no less than 22 stallions, bringing the total to 50 jumper stallions.
2 February 2022 | 21:40

Cor Loeffen and Henk Dirksen recap first day

Together with chairman Cor Loeffen and senior inspector Henk Dirksen host Chris de Heer just looked back on the first day of the KWPN Stallion Show, that yielded 28 jumper stallions.
2 February 2022 | 21:38

Cape Coral RBF-son invited to premium round

All 28 jumper stallions just made one more appearance. The Cape Coral RBF-son Osaka JDV was the only one that got invited to return tomorrow as premium stallion.
2 February 2022 | 18:42

Studio talk with Andries van Daalen and Theo Ploegmakers about horse welfare

Horse welfare is a hot topic, and all eyes are set on Western Europe. Chairman of the General Board, Andries van Daalen, explained his vision on horse welfare in the Netherlands. Theo Ploegmakers, president of the European Equestrian Federation, approached horse welfare from an international point of view
2 February 2022 | 18:19

28 jumper stallions appointed for presentation

The stallion selection committee was off to a good start today and selected 28 stallions for the presentation of appointed stallions, among them quite a few genetic gems.
2 February 2022 | 17:52

Leontine ter Harmsel and Ben Platzer discuss vision in studio talk

In this studio talk, host Chris de Heer asks General Board member Leontine ter Harmsel and breeder Ben Platzer about their vision on future jumper breeding.
2 February 2022 | 11:41

Beware of fake livestreams links!

On Facebook several fake livestreams of the KWPN Stallion Selection are being shared. Please refrain from clicking on them, the KWPN never asks for credit card details. The livestream can be followed free of charge via our own official channel..
31 January 2022 | 17:12

Invest in the future via the KWPN Broodmare & Embryo Auction

It is time for the fifth collection of the KWPN Online Broodmare & Embryo Auction. The collection has been published online and includes 3 interesting embryos and 20 pregnant broodmares. As of Friday February 11, you can start bidding on the collection!
28 January 2022 | 16:37

Thrilling finals of Stallion Competitions draw near

The finals take place during the KWPN Stallion Selection The jumping finals take place on Thursday night, while the Saturday afternoon is all about dressage. It offers a unique opportunity to see young KWPN stallions compete against their peers.
27 January 2022 | 16:26

Friends of the KWPN award breeder premiums during KWPN Stallion Selection

As a token of appreciation and stimulus for breeding, ‘Friends of the KWPN’ will again award breeder premiums to various successful breeders at the KWPN Stallion Selection. Both the breeders of the premium stallions in the breeding directions dressage, jumping, Gelder horse, and Harness horse, and the breeders of the winning horses of the Blom Stallion Competition Jumping and the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage will receive a cheque.
27 January 2022 | 00:01

Trivia Thursday: Stallions of the second-round viewing

In less than a week it is time for the event of the year: the KWPN Stallion Selection! Four days long, the KWPN centre forms the stage of breeding, sport and shows. All days revolve around the stallion selection; 184 stallions will make their appearance in the second-round viewing. Which sires are the main suppliers of these young stallions?
26 January 2022 | 10:47

KWPN Stallion Selection 2022 without spectators and broadcasted online via and ClipMyHorse

The KWPN Stallion Show shall be organised with no spectators. The entire program can be followed online via and via ClipMyHorse.
25 January 2022 | 18:21

Group divisions of KWPN Stallion Selection published

Mark next week’s Wednesday, the second of February in your agenda! It is the start of the KWPN Stallion Selection, that revolves entirely around stallions for four days. The most important part of the program is the second-round viewing and the group divisions have now been published.
24 January 2022 | 14:24

Global Dressage Auction: 62,000 euros for unborn foal

The year has started very well for Global Dressage Auction. The absolute top seller of the exclusive embryo auction was the unborn foal by Ellis out of the daughter of Weihegold OLD. For a whopping 62,000 euros, this embryo leaves for Denmark.
20 January 2022 | 13:15

Global Dressage Auction: Start bidding on impressive embryo collection

Would you like to welcome a top dressage foal in your stables this spring? A foal with an exceptional pedigree? Take your chance and invest in an embryo via Global Dressage Auction. Thirteen embryos, including two frozen embryos, are compiled in this collection.
18 January 2022 | 17:09

Nine promising dressage stallions approved

Following the jumper stallions, it was time for the final exam of the dressage stallions. The 21-day-test yielded an interesting group of nine approved stallions, among them two sons of Painted Black.
18 January 2022 | 14:17

16 jumper stallions accepted for KWPN breeding

All 16 participating jumper stallions were just awarded the KWPN breeding license in Ermelo. Apardi-offspring Napardi was the top scorer with 84,5 points.
18 January 2022 | 13:53

Excellent collection KWPN Select Sale is presented

The KWPN Select Sale is the showpiece of all KWPN auctions. This year, an excellent collection will be auctioned during the KWPN Stallion Show again. An online edition with promising dressage and showjumping horses presented to you on a silver platter. What more do you want?
17 January 2022 | 12:32

StuDutch Auctions kick off 2022 with embryo collection filled with expectations

Immediately at the start of the year, StuDutch Auctions sets the bar high. From January 21 to 24, a severely selected collection of 12 implanted and 4 frozen embryos will be for sale during our online auction
17 January 2022 | 10:40

Selection criteria: free movement and free jumping

This week’s subject: Free movement and free jumping
15 January 2022 | 18:15

Martijn Schilt: “Bidding on Onyx was so exciting”

Martijn Schilt of Dressage Stable ‘t Achterland was the winner of the suspenseful bidding duel for first-round viewing stallion Onyx (s.Taminiau) in the KWPN Online Stallion Auction. The pitch-black stallion is closely related to world champion Kjento.
15 January 2022 | 17:43

Last interim assessment dressage and jumper stallions wrapped-up

On Friday, the last interim evaluation took place for the dressage and jumper stallions. The stallion selection committee has shared its findings with the owners of the stallions. In consultation with the owners, a few stallions left the performance test.
13 January 2022 | 09:09

Gelder stallion McKenzy JHL definitively approved

The Gelder stallion McKenzy JHL (s.Alexandro P) has been definitively approved for the full stud license. Today, the last exam in harness took place at the outdoor arena in Ermelo.
12 January 2022 | 10:05

Catalog KWPN Stallion Inspection can be ordered now

The catalog of the KWPN Stallion Inspection is now for sale in our webshop. You can follow the entire program live on from Wednesday 2nd to Saturday February 5th!
12 January 2022 | 10:03

Interim evaluation jumper stallions

The jumper stallions were evaluated by the stallion selection committee yesterday. In consultation with the owners, the performance test was terminated for two stallions, and one is referred to the spring performance test.
10 January 2022 | 10:27

Selection criteria: a functional and correct conformation

This week’s subject: A functional and correct conformation
8 January 2022 | 23:20

11 harness stallions to second-round viewing

Ten three-year-old harness stallions and one five-year-old advance to the second-round viewing in Ermelo on February 5.
8 January 2022 | 18:57

Young stallions show they are also ready to rumble

Last year’s approved stallions had their separate section on the program in Ermelo today. It was incredible to see how spontaneous, free and happy they throw in their charms into harness and how they turned their performance in a great show.
8 January 2022 | 18:48

Older harness stallions steal the show

In the program of the first-round viewing of the harness stallions there was also time for the already approved stallions. The older stallions kicked the afternoon off. Each and every one of them put on a show; if spectators had been allowed, the crowd had surely gone wild! Fortunately, the livestream was open to viewers from all over the world, ensuring some great promotion of the harness horse.
8 January 2022 | 16:18

Gold KWPN-pin for Reinier van de Water

This afternoon, during the first-round viewing Harness stallions in Ermelo, the gold KWPN-pin was awarded to Reinier van de Water. On behalf of the General Management, board member René van Klooster bestowed this pin upon the parting judge.
6 January 2022 | 12:12

Forerunners Blom Stallion Competition Jumping

Tuesday night, the third leg of the Blom Stallion Competition Jumping took place in Exloo. After three competitions, the intermediate rankings were drawn up. It is up to the leaders to defend their position during the final at the KWPN Stallion Show on Thursday February 3rd. Which stallions have performed the best over three shows?
6 January 2022 | 11:51

Intermediate ranking Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion competition published

Tuesday, the third competition of the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage took place in Exloo. After three legs, we drafted an intermediate ranking. Which stallion have performed the best in three shows?
5 January 2022 | 09:54

Sensational embryo collection full of genetic gems

The year has only just begun, and the latest collection of Global Dressage Auction has already been launched! Not any collection, one that is exclusively compiled of high-quality dressage embryos! “People can come to us for the right genetic makeup. Not any genes, only the best and most interesting dressage genes”, says Koos Poppelaars.
4 January 2022 | 23:10

SC Exloo: nine KWPN stallions double clear

The L-class was ridden over two rounds. All stallions that remained clear would place first ex aequo, nine KWPN stallions obtained this position.
4 January 2022 | 22:52

SC Exloo: Levi VDL wins M-class

The second place was claimed by Liverpool (s.Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve) and the third position was for Lambada Shake AG (s.Aganix du Seigneur).
4 January 2022 | 22:18

SC Exloo: two KWPN stallions clear in jump-off Z/ZZ class

The Blom Stallion Competition Jumping also took place in Exloo tonight. The Z and ZZ classes were combined and were concluded by a fast jump-off. Seven stallions made their appearance at this level, among them three KWPN stallions.
4 January 2022 | 18:15

SC Exloo: victory for McLaren

Dinja van Liere had a good day in Exloo. Aboard McLaren (s.Morricone) she secured the victory, Mauro Turfhorst (s.Zonik) placed second. The third position was claimed by Gorgeous Black Art (s.GLOCK’s Toto Jr.).
4 January 2022 | 17:47

SC Exloo: Las Vegas wins with 91 points

Lowlands (s.Millennium) and Lennox U.S. (s.Grand Galaxy Win) placed second and third in the M-class of the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition.
4 January 2022 | 17:19

SC Exloo: GLOCK’s Taminiau again triumphant

GLOCK’s Taminiau once again proved invincible, obtaining an impressive score of 89 points.
4 January 2022 | 08:00

Watch the stallion competition via the livestream

Today, the third leg of the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage and the Blom Stallion Competition Jumping takes place. Due to the corona measures no spectators are allowed in Exloo. The competitions can be watched live and free of charge via
3 January 2022 | 22:13

Good first assessment dressage horses

Today, the three-year-old dressage horses were evaluated by the selection committee for the first time. One stallion left the KWPN Center.
3 January 2022 | 21:43

Succesfull 4th edition of the KWPN Online Stallion Auction

With 42.000 euros, the GLOCK’s Taminiau son Onyx was the highlight of this auction tonight. It was an exciting bidding duel between bidders from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. At the end a Dutch bidder took the win.
3 January 2022 | 15:18

Going once, going twice... The KWPN Online Stallion Auction ends tonight!

The new year has started and that means that today the first KWPN Online Auction of the year comes to an end. Bidding on this collection of the KWPN Online Stallion Auction is possible until tonight, at 20.00hrs the auction closes.
3 January 2022 | 14:07

KWPN Stallion Show 2022 broadcasted live from Ermelo

The 2022 KWPN Stallion Show is not organised in the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch, but at the home base of the KWPN in Ermelo. The General Board of the KWPN took this decision based on the current measures surrounding the coronavirus and the uncertain (corona) situation in February.
3 January 2022 | 13:16

Watch the videos of the delivery on

On Tuesday December 28, the stallions were delivered for the performance test. 25 spring and 14 dressage stallions have moved into a stable at the KWPN center in Ermelo. All videos can now be viewed by members per stallion on
3 January 2022 | 09:23

Selection criteria: for jumper- and dressage stallions.

The KWPN stallion selection is known for its strictness, and only the best stallions are licensed for breeding. These stallions have passed extensive evaluations regarding natural ability, conformation and also good health is of paramount importance. In the coming weeks, we will discuss all the criteria that an approved stallion must fulfil and the purpose of it all.
31 December 2021 | 13:11

Bidding started on the collection of three-year-old stallions

Including stallions out of damlines of approved stallions and many (inter)national Grand Prix dressage horses this collection enticing, to say the least. The jumper stallions form no exception, all originating from lineages that are packed with international sport horses.
28 December 2021 | 21:32

25 jumper and 14 dressage stallions arrived for performance test

Today, the delivery of the stallions for the autumn performance test took place and 39 jumper and dressage stallions moved into their stable at the KWPN center in Ermelo.
27 December 2021 | 19:56

Collection presented KWPN Online Stallion Auction

The time has come, the collection of the KWPN Online Stallion Auction is online! From Friday December 31st you can bid on the 20 promising stallions.
27 December 2021 | 15:19

Last change to vote for the 'Horse of the year 2021'

The last chance to vote for your favourite Horse of the year. Voting for your favourite horse is possible until 31 December 2021. We listed the nominated horses for you once again!
22 December 2021 | 18:03

Program first round viewing harness horse published

Saturday January 8 the first round viewing for harness stallions is organised at the KWPN center in Ermelo. Unfortunately, visitors are not allowed, you can follow the entire program free of charge via the livestream at and!
22 December 2021 | 15:25

Opening hours KWPN office around Christmas

The KWPN office can be reached by phone on Friday December 24th and Friday December 31st 2021 until 12.00 pm.
22 December 2021 | 14:01

Date KWPN Championships 2022 known

The KWPN Championships will be held from August 3rd through August 6th 2022. After a year without or with limited audience, the organization will prepare a spectacular breeding event again. The KWPN Championships will be held at the National Equestrian Centre in Ermelo again.
22 December 2021 | 11:01

Start list delivery performance test

The delivery of the stallions for the autumn performance test will take place in Ermelo on Tuesday December 28th. 23 jumper stallions and 20 dressage stallions are expected for the saddle presentation. In addition, one Gelder stallion will be expected.
16 December 2021 | 14:31

New video: Living Legend Vivaldi

The king of our stable, according to Van Uytert. ​This preferent chestnut stallion writes history as one of the world’s best breeding sires. The best of Dutch breeding is brought together in him. He has placed sixth at the WBFSH sire rankings and his offspring win price after price, even Paralympic gold.
15 December 2021 | 18:54

A total of 84 dressage stallions advance to the next round

The five stallions that were selected via today’s after test bring the total number of dressage stallions for the second-round viewing to 84.
15 December 2021 | 15:35

Eight jumper stallions added via after inspection

This morning the after inspection for the jumper stallions took place in Ermelo and eight stallions were invited to the second-round viewing, which brings the total to 87 jumper stallions.
15 December 2021 | 10:17

Video about the functional conformation

A functionally built horse has an edge in many areas. Especially for our members, we have made a video about this interesting subject. Marian Dorresteijn explains in this episode everything about the important aspects of the topline.
13 December 2021 | 10:00

Who were the winners of ‘The horse of the year 2020’

In January, ‘The horse of the year 2021’ will be announced again, but who were the winners of 2020? We have listed them for you.
10 December 2021 | 23:59

18 dressage stallions selected on last regular day

With only the after inspection to go, the number of dressage stallions that is invited to the second-round viewing now stands at 79. Today, no less than seven sons of Just Wimphof advanced to the next round.
9 December 2021 | 20:00

GLOCK’s Toto Jr. heads the list with 8 selected sons

Today’s first-round viewing marked the day of GLOCK’s Toto Jr., that left quite an impression in both quantity and quality of his offspring. Out of the 12 selected stallions, 8 are sired by this Totilas-son.
8 December 2021 | 22:14

Four sons of For Ferrero advance to second round

On the third day of the first-round viewing dressage, 18 stallions got the green light, including four sons of For Ferrero and three of All At Once and For Romance.
7 December 2021 | 21:59

14 dressage stallions selected on second day

After two days of first-round viewing dressage, the number of selected stallions has climbed up to 31. Today, four sons of Escamillo were invited to the next round.
6 December 2021 | 20:53

First day produces 17 dressage stallions

After four days of jumper stallions, it is now the turn of the dressage stallions in the first-round viewing. Today’s result of 17 stallions for the next round is a nice beginning.
4 December 2021 | 21:34

Eleven Gelder stallions invited to the second-round viewing

Following the jumper stallions, seventeen Gelder stallions made an appearance in the ring this afternoon for their first-round viewing. Two stallions were absent and ultimately eleven stallions received an invite to the second-round viewing.
4 December 2021 | 21:33

Provisional total to 79 jumper stallions

The fourth day of the first-round viewing for jumper stallions revolved around the offspring of young(er) stallions and 15 horses got selected for the next round, including two out of the first crop of Kannan Jr.
3 December 2021 | 21:18

Third day yields 19 selected jumper stallions

After three days of the first-round viewing, the preliminary total is up to 64 stallions that advance to the next round. Top progenitor Emerald van ‘t Ruytershof saw four of his sons progress to the next phase today.
3 December 2021 | 09:05

21 stallions to the second-round viewing

Another solid score in the first-round viewing as today 21 jumper stallions received a green light from the stallion selection committee, among them sons of Chacco-Blue, Carrera VDL and Highway M TN.
2 December 2021 | 12:32

Strong start with 24 selected stallions

On the first day of the first-round viewing, the stallion selection committee had a strong start as it selected 14 jumper stallions for the next round. Among them three sons of Nixon van ‘t Meulenhof.
1 December 2021 | 19:56

Who will become KWPN Horse of the Year 2021?

The end of this unique year is in sight, time to take stock. Which horse do you think deserves the title ‘Horse of the Year 2021’? Like previous years you may vote for your favourite!
1 December 2021 | 14:57

Current leaders Blom Stallion Competition Jumping

Last Thursday, the second Blom Stallion Competition Jumping took place. After two rouunds it’s up to the current leaders to defend their position in the third leg in Exloo on Tuesday January 4. Which stallions have performed the best over the first two competitions?
1 December 2021 | 10:00

Videos saddle presentation available via

The appointed dressage and jumping stallions were presented under saddle at the saddle presentation on Monday.
28 November 2021 | 13:28

Preparations KWPN Stallion Show 2022 in full swing

At the moment, a lot of work is being put into the organisation of the KWPN Stallion Show 2022. As is tradition, the event takes place in the first weekend of February, from Wednesday the 2nd until Saturday the 5th. The location is subject to the then-applicable measures imposed by the government regarding the fight against the coronavirus.
25 November 2021 | 23:06

SC De Meern: four four-year-olds double clear in L-class

The L-class in De Meern was composed of two rounds. For quite some time, Mr. Cornet de Regor (s.Cornet Obolensky) remained the only double clear stallion, until it was time for Mindset ES (s.Aganix du Seigneur). Finally, Matrix VDL (s.Matisse) and Ansingh de Liz Z (s.Aganix du Seigneur) also performed exclusively clear rounds.
25 November 2021 | 21:21

SC De Meern: For Friendship wins again, Love Connects second

The jump-off in the M-class went down to the wire. It was For Friendship VDL (s.For Pleasure) that grabbed the win in the end, repeating his feat of the Peelbergen. Among the nine jump-off candidates, seven were KWPN-stallions.
25 November 2021 | 20:02

SC De Meern: Opium vd Bisschop wins, Kallas second

The Blom Stallion Competition started tonight with the Z/ZZ class. This time, the competition was organised at the Voornruiters. Nine out of thirteen stallions kept a clean slate in the first round and qualified for the jump-off.
25 November 2021 | 15:32

Watch the second Stallion Competition jumping today

Today, the second competition of the Blom Stallion Competition jumping takes place in De Meern. Seize this perfect opportunity to see the young stallions at work and watch the free livestream via!
25 November 2021 | 15:03

Who will be KWPN Horse of the Year 2021?

The end of this special year is in sight, time to take stock. Which horse, according to you, deserves the title 'Horse of the Year 2021'? Just like previous years, you can vote for your favourite!
23 November 2021 | 12:17

The Youngsters Auction: the biddings close today!

This evening November 23rd from 08.00 PM CET, the online auction of The Youngsters Auction 2021 will come to its conclusion. A highly exciting group of promising 3-year-old showjumpers will be auctioned online, after a live presentation with public allowed starting at 03.00 PM on Tuesday 23 November.
22 November 2021 | 18:01

New video: Living Legend Verdi TN

Whether in sport or in breeding, with this stallion everything seems to turn into gold!
17 November 2021 | 10:40

SC Ermelo: 90 points for McLaren and Dinja van Liere

Dinja van Liere again reaches the podium with two horses. Aboard McLaren (s.Morricone) she claimed the victory, while placing third with Mauro Turfhorst (s.Zonik). The second position is obtained by Maddox Mart (s.Hennesy) and Jessica Lynn Thomas.
16 November 2021 | 22:02

SC Ermelo: Las Vegas secures another win

Las Vegas proved again invincible today as he scored 91 points. The podium was completed by Lord Romantic (s.Don Romantic) and Lloyd (s.Governor STB).
16 November 2021 | 21:34

SC Ermelo: 90 points for GLOCK’s Taminiau

Three stallions entered the battle in the Z/ZZ-L class tonight. Jameson RS2 (s.Blue Hors Zack), Jheronimus (s.Dream Boy) and GLOCK’s Taminiau (s.GLOCK’s Toto Jr.). Judges Joyce van Rooijen-Heuitink and Bart Bax awarded the highest points to GLOCK’s Taminiau.
16 November 2021 | 20:57

Stallion Competition Ermelo: Gelder stallion Mexpression top scorer

The stallion competition in Ermelo kicked off with three Gelder stallions: Mandienio WL (s.Glamourdale), Markant BK (s.Wilson) and Mexpression (s.Expression). The latter obtained the highest score tonight.
16 November 2021 | 14:01

Watch the second leg Stallion Competition dressage today

Today the second competition of the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage takes place at the KWPN center in Ermelo. Watch the livestream free of charge via!
16 November 2021 | 13:39

Verdi-offspring C’Est Moi wins Norwegian Championships

Last weekend, the Norwegian Indoor Championships were organised in Posgrunn. The merely 25 years of age Cathrine Jerring secured the title in the senior division aboard KWPN-horse C’Est Moi.
15 November 2021 | 21:11

Ferguson daughter auction winner of the KWPN Online Broodmare Auction!

After a heavy bidding duel, a Dutch buyer placed the winning bid for Magic Lady STRH (s. Ferguson). Magic Lady was sold for 34,000 euros tonight. This mare is expecting a foal from the Danish stallion MSJ Q next year.
15 November 2021 | 16:20

Last chance, the second KWPN Online Broodmare & Embryo Auction closes tonight

Tonight the digital hammer falls for the second KWPN Online Broodmare & Embryo Auction of this year! Investing in good mare material pays off. With these mares, you can enrich your own breeding with confidence.
12 November 2021 | 10:30

The bidding has started, have you made your choice yet?

It has been Friday 10AM and that means bidding has started on the KWPN Online Broodmare & Embryo collection. 23 mares and two interesting embryos will go under the digital hammer coming Monday from 8PM!
10 November 2021 | 11:19

Embryos of world-class go worldwide!

From 5 to 8 November, a special collection of 16 embryos went under the virtual hammer of StuDutch Auction. All embryos were already placed in recipient mares and that in combination with 5* GP-genes, they were in great demand and brought an average of almost 19,000 Euros.
8 November 2021 | 19:04

KWPN Stallion Fantijn castrated

More than three years ago Lammert Tel bought the KWPN stallion Fantijn from Gebr. van Manen. Lammert bought the stallion with a view to the harness horse sport. Meanwhile the son of Patijn has been castrated and all his sights are set on the sport.
8 November 2021 | 15:26

Collection of interesting broodmares and embryos online

The time has come, the second collection of the KWPN Online Broodmare & Embryo Auction is online! Starting Friday 12 November, you can place a bid on 23 pregnant broodmares and two embryos.
3 November 2021 | 17:00

Weaning and rearing: Feeding advice for a 6-month-old foal

Foals are weaned, at an average of 6 months of age, at which point they are taken away from their mothers. Some go to a rearing stable where they can grow up in a group, others are kept at home. And while this is a first step toward becoming an adult, they still have very different feeding needs than adult horses.
2 November 2021 | 16:44

16 world-class embryos at StuDutch November auction

From November 5 till 8, StuDutch Auction will auction a special collection of 16 embryos with 5* Grand Prix genes. Sires like Chacco Blue, Cumano, Heartbreaker, Baloubet du Rouet and Dominator Z are combined with the best dam lines from the top of the sport. An overview of these embryos, all placed in recipient mares, can be found at
1 November 2021 | 14:01

Videos about the functional exterior

A functionally built horse has an edge in many areas. Especially for our members, we have made two videos about this interesting subject. Marian Dorresteijn explains the functionality of the various exterior features.
30 October 2021 | 21:51

Three harness stallions added to KWPN stallion stock

This morning, three harness stallions were up for their exam in Ermelo after a performance test of three weeks. All three stallions passed and were registered in the studbook. Neon GSM was crowned champion of this fall performance test. He comes out of the first crop of the KWPN-recognized Hackney stallion Bocellies Matteo.
28 October 2021 | 13:53

Saturday final presentation harness stallions and IBOP harness horses

Coming Saturday October 30, the performance test for the harness stallions will come to an end. The IBOP for harness mares is scheduled directly after. The final presentation can be followed via the livestream at and of course you are welcome to come watch it in person at the KWPN Centre in Ermelo.
27 October 2021 | 13:34

Stallion Competition Kronenberg: ten four-year-olds double clear in L-class

The first leg of the Blom Stallion Competition has just been concluded with an interesting group of stallions in the L-class. Ten of them kept clear in both rounds, all of them KWPN-approved stallions.
27 October 2021 | 13:31

Stallion competition Kronenberg: For Friendship VDL wins, La Costa ES second

The M-class of the Blom Stallion Competition at the Peelbergen Equestrian Centre was drenched with quality. Six KWPN-approved stallions kept a clean slate in both rounds.
27 October 2021 | 13:05

Stallion Competition Kronenberg: glorious win for Kallas in Z/ZZ

With ten out of 15 entries to qualify for the jump-off, it was a hard-fought win for Kallas ridden by Dennis van den Brink in this first stallion competition leg of the season.
26 October 2021 | 21:30

Stallion Competition Kronenberg: Las Vegas with 97 points of exceptional class

It was the Pavo Cup-winner Las Vegas (s.Ferdaux) that showed to be of exceptional quality in the Anemone Horsetrucks Stalllion Competition Dressage 2021/2022. Franka Loos guided the for a 10 trotting and cantering stallion to 97 points.
25 October 2021 | 21:56

Stallion Competition Kronenberg: McLaren seizes victory with 95 points

In Kronenberg the program continues with the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage. In the four-year-old class it was McLaren, presented by Dinja van Liere, that demonstrated his talent in every way. The Morricone-offspring was awarded 95 points and thereby remained ahead of Mowgli V.O.D. (s.Desperado). Dinja van Liere claimed two spots on the podium. Aboard Mauro Turfhorst (s.Zonik) she placed third.
25 October 2021 | 21:09

Stallion Competition Kronenberg: GLOCK’s Taminiau grabs the lead with 92 points

Two stallions showed their capabilities in the Z/ZZ-L class during the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage 2021/2022. Hans Peter Minderhoud and GLOCK’s Taminiau (s.GLOCK’s Toto Jr.) are now in the lead with 92 points.
25 October 2021 | 20:50

Stallion Competition Kronenberg: Gelder stallion Mexpression in the lead

The first class of the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage 2021/2022 has finished! Three Gelder stallions kicked it off in Kronenberg. Mandienio WL (s.Glamourdale), Mexpression (s.Expression) and Markant BK (s.Wilson) were up for the battle.
25 October 2021 | 13:15

Watch the stallion competition dressage live tonight

Tonight the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage kicks off in Kronenberg at Equestrian Centre de Peelbergen. Every year, the stallion competition is a unique opportunity to see the stallions between peers in action.
20 October 2021 | 13:39

Seven KWPN-horses to WC Young Eventer Horses

At the WBFSH Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses in Le Lion d’Angers (20-24 October), seven KWPN-horses will make their appearance: Kite-Man, Kiss Me Kato, Jarelly MBF, Jersey MBF, Johan-Some, Special K and King's Especiale.
18 October 2021 | 21:23

Final KWPN Online Foal Auction!

That's it, a summer full of online foal auctions is finished. This season over 230 foals were offered through the KWPN auction platform. Besides the fact that many foals have a future abroad, the Dutch people still appreciate our KWPN foals.
18 October 2021 | 12:13

Tonight the last KWPN Online Foal Auction ends!

The foal season is coming to an end and that means that the foal auctions for this year are also closing. Tonight is your last chance to purchase another foal in the KWPN Online Foal Auction!
14 October 2021 | 09:57

KWPN First in WBFSH ranking dressage!

The KWPN has finished at the top of the WBFSH studbook rankings in the discipline of dressage. The WBFSH rankings are calculated over the period 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021, at all FEI international competitions horses can earn points.
14 October 2021 | 08:48

Most Popular Foal Names 2021

With the Fall on our doorstep, most foals have been born and most of them have been registered. Every year, breeders think of the most diverse names, for their young promising foals. But which names are the most popular this year?
12 October 2021 | 14:00

KWPN Online Foal Auction ends season with promising collection

Now the foal season is coming to an end, it’s time for the last collection of the KWPN Online Foal Auction. From the 15th to the 18th of October, 28 foals sired by valuable stallions such as Eldorado van de Zeshoek, Carrera VDL, Le Formidable, Las Vegas, Kjento and Jameson RS2 will be offered in this online auction. A great last opportunity to capture future talents for reasonable prices.
11 October 2021 | 21:13

Again high sales percentage in Online Foal Auction!

At the end of the foal season, in the seventh KWPN Online Foal Auction of this year, a high sales percentage was again achieved. 88% of the participating foals found a new owner tonight.
11 October 2021 | 14:00

Going once, going twice... Auction ends tonight!

The seventh, and second-last, foal auction of the season will close tonight from 8 p.m CET. There is only little time left to choose a favourite, place a bid and expand your horse stock with one of the 33 foals in this collection.
8 October 2021 | 11:03

Second-last chance in the KWPN Online Auction!

33 foals are part of the second-last KWPN Online Foal Auction. Bidding is open from today!
7 October 2021 | 11:42

Everdale and Charlotte Fry in top ten FEI World Rankings

The KWPN stallion Everdale and his regular rider, the 25-year-old Charlotte Fry, have entered the top ten (9th place) of the most recent FEI World Rankings.
6 October 2021 | 11:07

The Dutch jumping team wins the FEI Nations Cup

The showjumpers of TeamNL closed the outdoor season with an impressive victory in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Finale in Barcelona.
5 October 2021 | 09:12

Eric Lamaze and Hickstead Inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Olympic show jumping champions Eric Lamaze and Hickstead were inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame during a virtual ceremony held Sunday evening, October 3.
5 October 2021 | 08:25

Become a KWPN-member and receive the rest of 2021 for free!

Subscribe for a membership to KWPN now, and you receive the last months of 2021 for free! You pay 121,30 euro for the rest of this year and 2022.
4 October 2021 | 15:42

KWPN-approved stallion Namelus R passed away

The KWPN-approved stallion Namelus R has died. The stallion, bred by Stal Roelofs, spent his last days at Stal Brouwer in Gieten, which brought him back last year after his period in France. Namelus R died at the age of 26 years.
4 October 2021 | 15:30

Top progenitors and champions sire foals in seventh KWPN Online Foal Auction

Dressage foals sired by World Champions Kjento and Glamourdale, Pavo Cup champion Las Vegas and Olympic team medalist Everdale are part of the seventh collection of the KWPN Online Foal Auction. Top progenitors such as Eldorado van de Zeshoek, Douglas and Gaillard de la Pomme are well-represented with promising showjumping bred foals. Bids can be made for this collection from Friday the 8th until Monday the 11th of October.
30 September 2021 | 18:47

Harness horse stallion Aquarel placed second in Grand Prix dressage Balve

The KWPN approved Harness horse stallion Aquarel (by Unieko) made his Grand Prix debut with the German rider Susanne Szeltner at the beginning of June. The test was awarded with 64.64% and a second place.
27 September 2021 | 21:44

Successful 6th Online Foal Auction

Tonight the 6th edition of the KWPN Online Foal Auctions went under the digital hammer. Never before a sales percentage of 95% has been achieved. The expectations after the photo and video day were high, considering the promising quality of the foals that were offered. The average price of the 34 sold foals was over 6,250 euros.
27 September 2021 | 15:39

Last chance, tonight the sixth KWPN Online Foal Auction closes

The sixth KWPN Online Foal Auction closes tonight. There are plenty of bids on the 36 foals in this auction. Bidding is still possible until tonight, the auction closes from 8 p.m. There is also interest in the foals in this auction. The Kjento daughter Romance, for example, is currently at 5,000 euros. A potential buyer from the Netherlands has the highest bid.
27 September 2021 | 11:15 Region Limburg

First class jumping foals for sale in Limburg Foal Auction

Foals bred out of Grand Prix mares, dams of approved stallions and prominent damlines. The 20th collection of the Limburg Foal Auction is one that riders, owners and breeders will be very excited about. On Wednesday the 29th of September this promising collection will be auctioned live at the Peelbergen Equestrian Center (NL) and online bidding is also possible.
26 September 2021 | 21:06

WC Lanaken: gold & silver at seven-year-olds!

What a beautiful conclusion to the WC young jumper horses. The Zirocco Blue VDL-daughter Just A Dream won gold in the seven-year-old class, while J.Comghorla van Beek took silver.
26 September 2021 | 20:36

Kaspar R twelfth in final at WC six-year-olds

Nick van de Broek and the incredibly jumping Eldorado vd Zeshoek-son Kaspar R were 7/100th seconds too slow to advance to the jump-off in the WC final for six-year-olds.
26 September 2021 | 20:33

Bronze for Loharna-P (s.Carrera VDL) at WC Lanaken

The first medal for the Netherands and the KWPN is in! Nicole Eggens just jumped to the bronze medal with clear-round-machine Loharna P, bred by Ben Plater.
26 September 2021 | 10:51

Bas Moerings 6th with Jesther in consolation final

The seven-year-olds that have not qualified for the final could conclude their WC today in the consolation final. Bas Moerings placed sixth here with his quick Cardento-son Jesther.
25 September 2021 | 23:01

Lovely (s.Harley VDL) in top-10 consolation final 5-year-olds

129 five-year-olds entered the arena in Lanaken for the third time in a row today. In the consolation final at 1.25m height, Anoek van der Pluijm secured the tenth prize with Lovely.
25 September 2021 | 16:24

Karien H2 wins consolation final at WC Lanaken

Exactly 150 six-year-olds started in the consolation final at the WC young jumper horses today. Defending the Italian flag, Karien H2 (s.Carambole) grabbed the victory.
24 September 2021 | 21:51

WC Lanaken: six contenders in final seven-year-olds

The best 40 seven-year-olds have qualified for the WC final in Lanaken this Sunday. This select group includes six KWPN-horses, whose breeders therefore have a chance at receiving a breeder premium.
24 September 2021 | 21:44

WC Lanaken: three six-year-old KWPN-horses to final

After the two qualifiers, the finalists for the WC for six-year-olds have been announced. Three KWPN-horses shall make their appearance in the concluding leg on Sunday.
24 September 2021 | 21:34

WC Lanaken: 9 five-year-olds to final

By now, the finalists of the WC young jumper horses have been published. The breeders of medal-winning horses will be awarded with attractive breeder premiums on Sunday.
24 September 2021 | 19:10

WC Lanaken: Kaatje AD (s.Emir R) second in six-year-old category

In a rapid pace the KWPN-bred Kaatje AD (s.Emir) and Richard Howly soared into second in the today’s WC qualifier for six-year-olds, in which eleven KWPN-horses remained clear.
24 September 2021 | 18:51

Ipsthar clear in 1.50m Sires of the World

At merely eight years of age and in his first ever 1.50m course, the KWPN-approved stallion Ipsthar performed a fantastic and flawless round. An unlucky rail in the jump-off resulted in an overall 10th place in the Sires of the World.
24 September 2021 | 18:16

WC Lanaken: 71 five-year-olds clear in second qualifier

The five-year-olds were faced with a hefty course today that was accompanied by a challenging time limit. 71 horses still succeeded in obtaining the 0-result, including nine KWPN-horses.
24 September 2021 | 18:00

WC Lanaken: Johnnie Walker (s.Harley VDL) 4th in seven-year-old class

The seven-year-olds just completed the second leg of the World Championships and that means the list of qualified horses for the final will be published later today. Johnnie Walker grabbed an impressive fourth place in the second round.
24 September 2021 | 10:18

Bid now on the sixth KWPN Online Foal Auction collection!

Last Monday, the 15 jumping and 21 dressage foals were presented on the KWPN auction platform. From now on you can bid on these talented foals. We also find some interesting foals in this collection. This time only foals are offered in the jumping and dressage direction.
23 September 2021 | 20:47

WC Lanaken: solid start for 24 five-year-old KWPN-horses

The five-year-olds have also finished the first WC-round. 24 KWPN-horses started off strong with a clear result, including the KWPN-approved stallion La Costa ES.
23 September 2021 | 19:34

WC Lanaken: thirteen clear six-year-old KWPN-horses

The first leg of the WC for six-year-old jumper horses has resulted in a clear round for 13 KWPN-horses, among them are the stallion Kardinaal HX and the now gelded Key West.
23 September 2021 | 17:11

WC Lanaken: Junior Kannan shared first position among 7-year-olds

In the main arena in Lanaken, the first round of the WC for seven-year-old jumper horses was just concluded. Five KWPN-horses were among the select group of clear combinations.
23 September 2021 | 16:53

Breeder premiums at WC Young Jumper Horses

From 22 to 26 September 2021, the FEI WBFSH Jumping World Breeding Championship for Young Horses is ridden in Lanaken. The best five-, six- and seven-year-old jumper horses are battling for the world titles. During these championships, breeder premiums are awarded to the breeders of KWPN-registered horses on behalf of the Friends of the KWPN.
23 September 2021 | 16:38

Recap: Participating KWPN-horses at EC Dressage

At the European Championships Dressage in the German Hagen, the chestnut Gio (s.Apache) won an individual bronze medal and a silver team medal.
23 September 2021 | 15:48

Recap: Participating KWPN-horses at EC Jumping

At the European Championships Jumping in Riesenbeck (Germany), the individual silver medal was obtained by the Swiss rider Martin Fuchas aboard his grey Leone Jei (s.Baltic VDL).
21 September 2021 | 07:47

International collection Global Dressage Auction launched

Global Dressage Auction proudly presents her third auction collection of the year! Exclusivity, quality and health, that’s what it is all about in this auction. Fifteen extremely talented dressage foals and two exclusive embryos form the collection that is open for bidding from the 7th up to the 10th of October.
20 September 2021 | 17:00

Collection sixth KWPN Online Foal Auction presented today

From the 24th till the 27th September, online bids can be made for the sixth foal auction on the KWPN Online Auctions platform. The collection includes 21 dressage and 15 show jumping foals, descending from stallions such as Cornet Obolensky, Pegase van ‘t Ruytershof, Eldorado van de Zeshoek, Ferguson, Chippendale, Dream Boy and no less than four foals by World Champion Kjento.
17 September 2021 | 15:48

Wouter Plaizier and Eric van der Vleuten new in Stallion Selection Committee

The KWPN had two vacancies in the stallion selection committees following the resignation of the committee members Marian Dorresteijn (dressage) and Henk van de Broek (jumping), who where both not eligible for re-election. The KWPN is pleased that they have found two worthy successors in Wouter Plaizier and Eric van der Vleuten.
15 September 2021 | 14:22

Now on Masterclass Andreas Helgstrand with world champion Jovian

Recently, Jovian was honoured as World Champion Young Horses for the second time in his career. At the 2020 KWPN Stallion Show, Andreas Helgstrand gave an interesting masterclass on the then six-year-old Jovian (Apache out of Zinith elite pref prest EPTM-dr D-OC by Tango, bred by E.T. ten Bosch from Driel).
13 September 2021 | 21:24

Promising dressage foals in fifth edition KWPN Online Foal Auction

32 talented dressage and jumping foals went under the digital hammer tonight. It was the fifth edition of the KWPN Online Foal Auction. Both internationally and nationally there was much interest in the collection.
13 September 2021 | 14:53

Last chance, you can bid on the fifth online foal auction until tonight!

The (foreign) bidders did not miss the auction this time either. With many offspring from Grand Prix sires and World Championship participants, it is a spectacular collection. Bidding is still possible until tonight, the auction closes from 8 p.m. In this collection, the jumping and dressage foals both seem to be in demand. The Livius son Rudie, for example, is currently at 7,500 euros. A potential buyer from Russia has the highest bid. At the moment, the highest bid for the jumping foals is for Radiena-T (by Diarado), she is currently at 6,500 euros.
12 September 2021 | 23:30 Region Limburg

Martin Hölle once again world champion

After being the center of the pair driving sport for the past days, the Grandorse in Kronenberg organised the concluding part of the World Championships on Sunday. Martin Hölle kept a cool head and may call himself World Champion for the third time in a row. Together with his team they also placed first in the team championships.
10 September 2021 | 12:16

Bidding has started! Auction closes monday evening

Today it's Friday the 10th, which means that the bidding for this year's fifth KWPN Online Foal Auction has started! 14 dressage and 19 jumping foals will go under the digital hammer next Monday at 20.00 pm!
8 September 2021 | 09:10

UK-foals not allowed to be KWPN-registered

Due to Brexit, the European (EU) Breeding Regulation no longer applies in the United Kingdom. The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has drawn up its own rules for studbook societies, breeding groups and their breeding programs.
7 September 2021 | 13:23

KWPN Online Foal Auctions presents its fifth collection

The fifth foal collection was presented this week at the KWPN auction platform. From the 10th to 13th of September, online bidding is possible on 19 jumping and 14 dressage foals. Among them is a half-brother of the international 1.50m stallion Flying Dream, an offspring of the Olympic jumping stallion Vancouver de Lanlore, and dressage foals sired by World Champion Glamourdale and Dutch Champion Just Wimphof.
6 September 2021 | 22:11

Championship’s mare Nizelle (by Feinrich) top seller with 44,000 euros

Fifteen talented young dressage and showjumping horses went under the digital hammer tonight. It was the third edition of the KWPN Online 3- & 4-Years-Old Auction. And once again this KWPN auction appears to meet the need. There was a lot of interest in the auction horses both internationally and nationally.
6 September 2021 | 15:42

Time is ticking, 3&4-years-old auction ends tonight

With only a few hours to go until the auction closes, the tension is rising! Fifteen talented young dressag- and jumping horses are looking for a new owner. The collection is characterized by fine sport horses that are also interesting for breeding. Of course, all horses are inspected by a veterinarian.
3 September 2021 | 17:07

EU Antibiotic Ban - Invitation to sign/spread open letter against EP resolution

In the week of 13 September, the European Parliament will vote on a motion for resolution on a far-reaching antibiotic ban. The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe invites everyone to sign their open letter in which it warns that this motion not only disregards scientific advice, but also puts the health and welfare of the animals and humans at risk.
3 September 2021 | 14:34

Bidding started on the collection of three and four year olds!

Last Tuesday, the fifteen three- and four-year-old dressage and jumping horses were presented on the KWPN auction platform. From now on you can bid on these talented young horses.
3 September 2021 | 11:13

VDL Stud has selected a new group of foals for the VDL Online Breeders Market

Serving as a bridge between breeders and buyers is a satisfying role we are allowed to play with and as a result we launch the new collection on the VDL Online Breeders Market. Our breeders have made it possible to select a group of interesting, well-bred and correct foals.
2 September 2021 | 11:16

Report of the KWPN Championships 2021

KWPN-North America wrote an extensive report about the KWPN Championships. In the report, the dressage horses, jumping horses, Gelder horses, Harness horses and foals are discussed.
31 August 2021 | 12:17

Third collection of 3- and 4-Years-Old Auction launched

Between all foal auctions, it's time for a new edition of the KWPN Online 3- & 4-Years-Old Auction! Fifteen talented and promising young horses form the collection, which is selected on quality, confirmation and health.
30 August 2021 | 20:47

Good average prices at fourth KWPN Online Foal Auction

The fourth KWPN Online Foal Auction has just been concluded digitally. Exactly half the auction foals were sold abroad. The impressive GLOCK's Dream Boy daughter Rizzoli van de Nethe was sold for 9,000 euros and will stay in the Netherlands.
30 August 2021 | 20:07

Two KWPN-horses on podium Grade V in Tokyo

In the freestyle to music Grade V at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, KWPN-horses take home both the silver and bronze medal. Frank Hosmar steered his Alphaville to silver, Regine Mispelkamp grabbed the bronze with Highlander Delight’s.
30 August 2021 | 19:28

Second gold for Sanne Voets and Demantur RS2 N.O.P.

Obtaining a fantastic score of 82.085%, Sanne Voets and Demantur RS2 N.O.P. won a gold medal in the Grade V Freestyle to Music at the Paralympic Games. The silver was secured by Louise Etzner Jakobsson and Dreamcatcher-son Goldstrike B.J.
30 August 2021 | 14:08

Tonight the fourth KWPN Online Foal Auction closes

The (foreign) bidders did not miss the auction this time either. With many offspring from Grand Prix sires and World Championship participants, it is a spectacular collection. Bidding is still possible until tonight, the auction closes from 8 p.m.
29 August 2021 | 22:00

Jovian helps KWPN to second gold

Jovian has just been honoured for the second time in his career as the World Champion Young Dressage Horses. The seven-year-old son of Apache was again in a league of his own and not only showed his enormous talent in movement, but also performed a technically very well executed test. After the gold that was won by Kjento and the bronze from Lightning Star RR, the Dutch anthem could be played again at this World Championship that was so successful for the KWPN.
29 August 2021 | 17:36

WCYH: Bronze for Lightning Star RR!

Kirsten Brouwer won the bronze medal with the amazing Ferguson daughter Lightning Star RR. With her beautiful expressive movements she managed to win over the judges and the public. Franka Loos managed to get the fifth prize with Las Vegas. The championship went to Hesselhoej Down Town under Jeanne Hogberg. Silver was for Danciero.
29 August 2021 | 16:54

KWPN in Tokyo #9 | Lieke Bakker about Demantur and Sanne Voets: “Those two are completely in tune with each other”

Sanne Voets and the KWPN-bred Demantur (Vivaldi out of Kaylee keur prest sport-dr by Elcaro) secured the gold for the Netherlands at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. As breeder Tom Reuzenaar unfortunately passed away in 2018, his granddaughter Lieke Bakker talks proudly about the chestnut that is bred by her grandpa.
29 August 2021 | 16:27

Dutch team of KWPN-horses to Paralympic silver

At the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, the Dutch team entirely aboard KWPN-horses won the silver in the team championships today. The bronze American team also included a KWPN-bred horse.
28 August 2021 | 21:30
WK Verden

WCYH: Kjento World Champion with four 10’s!

The KWPN stallion Kjento was just honoured as the new world champion for six-year-olds. With enormous force majeure, the powerhouse stallion, who is ridden by Charlotte Fry, won the final in which he was awarded no less than four 10’s by the jury. Thalia Rockx rode Koko jr de La Fazenda to a very nice fifth place. King van het Haarbosch finished in ninth.
28 August 2021 | 14:40

WCYH: Turfhorst Jersey wins small final

Kimberley Pap won the small final in Verden this morning with the KWPN stallion Jersey. With that, the combination managed to qualify for tomorrow's he final for seven-year-olds.
27 August 2021 | 19:26

WCHY: Hexagon's Luxuriouzz made it to the final

This morning, the small final for the five-year-olds was on the program in Verden as well. Under bad weather conditions, the Hungarian rider Benedek Pachl managed to ride the Johnson-son Hexagon's Luxuriouzz, which is owned by Thamar Zweistra, to the final.
27 August 2021 | 18:50

WCYH: Jovian in a league of his own

Jovian has just won the first qualification for seven-year-olds in Verden with superior force majeure. With a wonderfully ridden test and a ten for his impressive trot and a 10 for his talent, his score went to 87.145%, more than 5% more than the number two. Renate van Uytert rode both Johnny Depp and Just Wimphof to the finals as well as Jarina des Vallees, who is competed for France.
27 August 2021 | 18:17

Paralympic bronze for Findsley N.O.P.

Under the saddle of Rixt van der Horst the Belissimo M-daughter Findsley N.O.P. won a bronze medal at the Paralympic Games today. The combination scored 75.765% in Grade III.
27 August 2021 | 11:22

The bidding on the fourth collection of the KWPN Online Foal Auction has started!

Bidding for the fourth edition of the KWPN Online Foal Auction 2021 has started today. The first bids for a total of 20 foals have been made. You can also place a bid, this is your chance to own one of these quality foals!
26 August 2021 | 22:01

KWPN in Tokyo #8 | Sandra Maakenschijn about Jillz Geuzenhof: “Already special as a foal, alert and always forward”

Today, Thursday August 26, the Paralympic Games have started. Sophie Wells represents Great Britain and had the choice between the KWPN-bred Jillz Geuzenhof (Charmeur out of Mystiek keur pref pres by Fruhling) and the NRPS-bred Don Cara M (s.Don Jovi). KWPN interviewed the breeder of Jillz Geuzenhof, Sandra Maakenschijn tells us all about him as a foal.
26 August 2021 | 21:40

Alphaville N.O.P. individual bronze in Grade V

Frank Hosmar and his Sandreo-son Alphaville N.O.P. scored 73.405% in the individual test of Grade V today. Thanks to this score, the combination secured the bronze medal.
26 August 2021 | 21:15

WCYH: Lightning Star second in qualification of tremendous quality

At the World Championships in verden, Lightning Star has lit the fire by coming in second in the qualification for five-year-olds. With lots of expression the Ferguson-daughter danced to a score of 95.2.
26 August 2021 | 15:35

Sanne Voets and Demantur RS2 N.O.P. Paralympic champion

Today, Sanne Voets made her first appearance at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. She steered her Demantur to 76.585% in the individual test of Grade IV, taking the gold medal and fulfilling her role as favorite!
26 August 2021 | 11:23

Two National Championships mares in 3- and 4-year-olds aution collection

The 3- & 4-Years-Old Auction has already had two successful editions. The set-up seems to be a bull's eye for both the contributors and the buyers. On August 31st, the collection of the third edition will be online, again with some promising horses.
25 August 2021 | 18:48

WCYH: Kjento impresses with two tens

On the first day of the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses in Verden, Kjento did what he came for: win! Ridden by Charlotte Fry he showed an excellent test that was rewarded with a score of 9.40, tens for his trot and canter.
25 August 2021 | 18:06

KWPN in Tokyo #7| Edgar Meijer about Edgar M: “He does something another cannot”

Edgar M (Arezzo VDL out of Aramee O.A. ster by Marlon) competed in the Olympic Games of Tokyo with the Brazilian rider Marlon Zanotelli. Breeder and namesake Edgar Meijer is proud of this remarkable horse.
24 August 2021 | 17:00

Promising fourth collection in KWPN Online Foal Auction

From 27 to 30 August, it is possible to bid on the fourth collection of the KWPN Online Foal Auction. Five jumping foals, 15 dressage foals and a Gelders foal will be put under the digital hammer on this platform and they descend from proven sport and breeding stallions such as Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve, Arlando, Dream Boy and promising sires such as Kjento and Livius.
24 August 2021 | 10:44

Record number of competitors at World Pairs Limburg 2021

The 20th edition of the FEI Driving World Championship for Pairs will take place from September 8th to 12th in Kronenberg. A record number of 100 competitors from 22 nations will compete against each other in this Championship, which is held in the Netherlands for the first time in the pair driving history. The drivers will not only compete for the individual medals, 18 nations teams will battle it out for the team medals.
23 August 2021 | 21:24

Successful third KWPN Online Foal Auction!

The third KWPN Online Foal Auction has just been concluded digitally. More than 85 percent of the auction foals is sold of which 40 percent goes abroad. The impressive Aganix du Seigneur-son Rooney has been sold for 8.000 euro and will leave for Ireland.
23 August 2021 | 14:54

Countdown! Tonight the third KWPN Online Foal Auction closes

The past week we have welcomed many (foreign) visitors on the auction website. The bidders have not been idle either. Bidding is still possible until tonight, the auction closes at 20.00 hours.
20 August 2021 | 17:46

27 KWPN-horses to WC Young Horses (VIDEO)

In a week the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses commences. After the event was forcibly canceled due to the corona crisis last year, the young dressage talents are back to compete in Verden, Germany this year.
20 August 2021 | 17:01

Bidding started for high-quality foals in third KWPN Online Foal Auction

Today the bidding for the third edition of the KWPN Online Foal Auction has started. The first bids for a total of 27 foals have been made. You can also bid on one of these quality foals!
19 August 2021 | 12:43

Warm welcome for all Driving fans at the World Pairs Limburg 2021

For a long time, it was unclear whether spectators may be present at the FEI Driving World Championship for Pairs Limburg 2021 and if so, in what numbers. The decision has recently been made and the organization is ready to welcome as many carriage driving fans as possible from 8th to 12th September on the beautiful grounds of Grandorse in Kronenberg.
16 August 2021 | 18:11

KWPN in Tokyo #6 | Grietje de Boer about Goliath: “Breeding an eventer horse never came to mind”

Representing Brazil, Carlos Parro participated in the Olympic Games of Tokyo with the KWPN-horse Goliath (Belisar out of Octa keur by Chello III VDL). That their breeding product would make it this far, is something his breeders Grietje and Jannes de Boer had never expected.
16 August 2021 | 18:00

Invest in the future via the KWPN Online Foal Auction

The third collection of the KWPN Online Foal Auction is online and includes 28 promising bred foals. Descendants of proven jumping stallions such as Diarado, Untouchable, Aganix du Seigneur and Grandorado TN are part of this collection, as are well-moving dressage foals descending from GLOCK's Dream Boy, All At Once, Lowlands and Fürst Toto. Biddings are open from the 20th until the 23th of August.
15 August 2021 | 19:40

Kadiene thanks to 10 from guest rider invincible

She won the semi-final and the first part of the final. Receiving a 10 from guest rider Philipp Hess, the Zhivago-daughter Kadiene secured the title. Presented by Svenja Grimm, the mare won the Pavo Cup for six-year-old horses.
15 August 2021 | 19:17

Las Vegas via three tens to Pavo Cup victory

The KWPN-approved stallion Las Vegas was the tipped favorite for the title after the semi-final for five-year-olds on Thursday. He completely lived up to those expectations in the final today. Ridden by Franka Loos he received tens for his trot, canter and by the guest rider.
15 August 2021 | 16:55

Ferguson-daughter My Precious triumphs in Pavo Cup (VIDEO)

The chestnut mare My Precious wo the semi-final and held onto the lead until the end. Presented by Kirsten Brouwer, she squeeked by Dinja van Liere and the KWPN-approved stallion McLaren after the ride of the guest judge.
14 August 2021 | 20:07

Fitzpatrick about title Imondro: “It feels wonderful” (VIDEO)

The Brit Frank Fitzpatrick flew in specially to cheer on his Renvyle Imondro and it helped! In the hands of Lambertus Huckriede, the Cizandro-son was honoured as Harness Horse of the Year.
14 August 2021 | 18:34

NHHD: Nalanita champion three-year-old mares

Nine three-year-old mares received an invite to the final at the National Harness Horse Day. It was Nalanita that was awarded highest honours in this class sponsored by Catering Culinair.
14 August 2021 | 16:17

Champion foal Ruwaldo gives breeders goosebumps

Atleet-offspring Ruwaldo (out of Juwalda ster by Cizandro) was declared champion of the harness foals today.
13 August 2021 | 23:15

Desperado-daughter Niana V.O.D. wins battle for National Mare Championships

A top-quality lead group of 14 dressage mares formed a beautiful highlight of the mare inspections season. The incredible mover Niana V.O.D. (s.Desperado) won the title.
13 August 2021 | 17:45

Asca Z-daughter Nirmosa MB wins national title

Seven jumper mares returned for the final of the National Mare Championships. The athletic Asca Z-daughter Nirmosa MB was crowned as champion.
13 August 2021 | 17:27

Virbac Foal Trophy dressage for Rosatrichta van de Westen

Five years ago, the stallion Le Formidable was crowned foal champion. Today his daughter Rosatrichta van de Westen followed in his footsteps an won the Virbac Foal Trophy. The foal of breeder Cees Kikkert was elected the best in a hotly contested final.
13 August 2021 | 17:01

Cantona TN-son Racoon W wins Virbac Foal Trophy

Joop van Wessel of Zwartebroek had the champion in hand today during the National Foal Championships of the jumper foals. His appealing colt Racoon W received the championships sash.
13 August 2021 | 16:47

Family Naber elected as Breeder of the Year

For Bertus Naber it came as a big surprise when he saw the KWPN-stallion Ferguson enter the arena for the celebration ceremony of family Naber as Breeder of the Year.
13 August 2021 | 16:30

NMC: Miss Montreal Champion 4- to 7-year-old Gelder mares

The Onori category 4- to 7-year-old ster, keur and elite Gelder mares was not a big class with only three contestants, but certainly one with lots of quality. Wim Versteeg commented specifically that the mares were a true match for each other.
13 August 2021 | 16:20

NMC: Nina Amanda champion three-year-old Gelder mares

A few weeks ago, at the National Day of the Gelder Horse she was elected vice-champion and today she received the championships sash at the end of the Van Santvoort-class Three-year-old Gelder mares.
13 August 2021 | 16:07

NFC: Robinetty II National Foal Champion Gelder horse

For the final for the Virbac Trophy of the Gelder foals, six colts and four fillies entered the arena. They were well-matched. The jury was comprised of Marloes van der Velden, Reijer van Woudenberg and Wim Versteeg.
13 August 2021 | 00:30

Las Vegas with top score of the day to final Pavo Cup

Ridden by Franka Loos, he won the semi-final with 90.8 points.
12 August 2021 | 23:52

My Precious over 90 points in semi-final Pavo Cup

Following the six-year-olds, the semi-final of the Pavo Cup for four-year-olds was also headed by a mare. Ferguson-daughter My Precious moved to a total of 90.2 under Kirsten Brouwer.
12 August 2021 | 22:51

Zhivago-daughter Kadiene takes the lead in semi-final Pavo Cup

The semi-final of the Pavo Cup kicked off this morning with the six-year-old category. Obtaining a score of 88,6 points, the semi-final was won by the mare Kadiene, presented by Svenja Grimm.
12 August 2021 | 22:19

Van Santvoort new Official Partner KWPN

Van Santvoort Makelaars has joined as an Official Partner of the KWPN. Yesterday, the contract was officially signed during the Blom Cup in Valkenswaard. Afterwards, Van Santvoort director Dirk van Santvoort and the KWPN chairman Andries van Daalen raised their glass to the new partnership.
11 August 2021 | 22:25

Blom Cup: Jump Star SIH lives up to her name

In the championships for seven-year-olds for the Blom Cup, the Zirocco Blue VDL-daughter Jump Star SIH completely lived up to her name. Ridden by Matthew Simpson she was victorious.
11 August 2021 | 22:09

32.000 euros for Explosion W’s nephew

The 'Olympic' auction collection of the very first Exclusive KWPN Jumping Foal Auction will go down as a successful one. The high-quality foals were appreciated by foreign investors. The topseller of the evening was Reaction W van 't Studutch.
11 August 2021 | 22:01

Blom Cup: two nines for winner Mees vd Watermolen

After being the shared top scorer yesterday, the KWPN-approved Mees van de Watermolen (s.Vannan) convinced the jury once again today. Receiving two 9s, he won the Blom Cup for four-year-olds.
11 August 2021 | 21:39

Blom Cup: Love de Vie (s.Grandorado TN) wins among five-year-olds *VIDEO*

Last year she was so close to a win but had to settle for the second place. Today, Matthew Sampson steered her to revenge. The Grandorado TN-daughter Love de Vie just won the Blom Cup for five-year-olds.
11 August 2021 | 21:09

Blom Cup: Kwik Tweet (s.For Pleasure) claims title of 6-year-olds *VIDEO*

Three years after his victory with Ipsthar, Bas Moerings again claimed the victory in the Blom Cup. Aboard the fast, careful For Pleasure-daughter Kwik Tweet he ensured family success in Valkenswaard.
11 August 2021 | 15:45

A few more hours until the closing of the Exclusive KWPN Jumping Foal Auction

Tonight is D-Day, the very first collection of Exclusive KWPN Jumping Foal Auction will go under the digital hammer from 8 p.m. There already seems to be plenty of international interest with bidders from America, Sweden, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Lithuania and Switzerland.
10 August 2021 | 13:20

Celebration and clinic golden EC Young Riders team during final Pavo Cup

In addition to young talented horses, there will be young talented riders in the spotlight this day.
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