16 November 2018 | 18:06 Piet Peters new General Director KWPN Piet Peters has been appointed by the KWPN board as the new director of the KWPN. Peters was the interim director at the studbook organization since 6 August. That pleased both parties so well that the interim position is converted into a permanent position. 14 November 2018 | 12:28 Cascadello Boy RM approved with 81 points After successful completion of the 21-day performance test, the five-year old Cascadello Boy RM is approved with 81 points. He was accepted for performance testing at the Blom Cup last summer. 7 November 2018 | 11:27 Do you know? What jumper stallion has the most offspring in the sport? KWPN horses appear in the competition arena at every level and in all disciplines. Last week the stallion Sir Sinclair turned out to have relatively the most offspring in dressage at Z1 level and above. That made us curious about the jumping sport. Which KWPN stallions have the most offspring in the sport? 1 November 2018 | 16:01 Dressage evening KWPN Stallion Show completely renewed! The entries for the Blom Stallion Competition Jumping and the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage are now open. The final of these competitions is, just like previous years, at the KWPN Stallion Show in 's-Hertogenbosch. But this year in a completely different way. The evening is varied, with the excitement of a final and a large number of young stallions to watch. 1 November 2018 | 13:47 Do you know? Which dressage stallion has the most offspring in sport? In all disciplines of equestrian sport and at all levels you will find KWPN horses in the competition arena. In the article about the Gelder stallion Parcival, which could be read in the Dutch KWPN magazine, it was clear that almost 18 percent of his offspring competes at Z1-level or higher. This made us curious how this compares to the dressage stallions. Which stallions have the most offspring at Z1 dressage level or higher? 29 October 2018 | 21:06 World Cup Washington for Breitling LS Earlier this year, they won the World Cup final, now they were again in front at the World Cup in Washington: Beezie Madden with the KWPN-approved stallion Q.Breitling LS. 19 October 2018 | 10:29 Entries First round viewing for stallions are open You can now enter your young colts for the first round viewing of the stallion selection. The Gelder and riding horse stallions will be assessed from November 27th through December 8th. 18 October 2018 | 15:31 “Great way to auction foals” Now, that was it, the fifth and final KWPN Online foal auction of this year. With an average of 3600 euro, the auctionprize was in line with the other four auctions. Newton van de Vrendt (s.Verdi) goes into the archives as the most expensive one of this auction, for 7500 euro. 15 October 2018 | 15:29 WBFSH-Rankings KWPN Leads the breeder rankings in all three disciplines The KWPN has reclaimed its top positions in the studbook rankings. The Dutch bred horses not only lead in both jumping and dressage, but the first place in the eventers is unprecedented for our studbook. What a success for KWPN breeders! 11 October 2018 | 20:14 Ten jumper stallions delivered After a saddle presentation under the regular rider and veterinary inspection, ten jumper stallions have taken residence in a stable at the KWPN center in Ermelo. Three stallions can be presented again next week. 11 October 2018 | 19:54 20 Dressage Stallions start Stallion Performance Test 16 three-year-old and four four and five-year-old dressage stallions have started the fall performance test last Monday. Among them the Champion Stallion of 2017, Jameson RS2, who participates in the 21-day test. 8 October 2018 | 11:57 Kigali deceased The KWPN stallion Kigali (by Wolfgang) has died of a heart attack. The Wolfgang son stayed his last years in France, where he took his last breath at the age of 26. 8 October 2018 | 11:30 Stallion performance test starts today Today, Monday October 8th, the stallions will be delivered to the KWPN Center for the Fall Performance test. 12 accepted jumper stallions and 24 accepted dressage stallions are expected for the saddle presentation. Twee stallions come at voluntary basis. 8 October 2018 | 11:24 20% discount on KWPN-collection at Divoza Are you familiar with the KWPN-collection at Divoza? KWPN-members now get a discount of 20% on all articles! The offer stands for the webshop and in the Divoza Horseworld megastores. 1 October 2018 | 14:12 Become a KWPN-member and receive the rest of 2018 for free! Subscribe for a membership to KWPN International now, and you receive the last months of 2018 for free! You pay 126,15 euro for the rest of this year and 2019. 25 September 2018 | 16:10 “Good damline is the basis” For 8.500 euro Desperado-daughter Noa Top T got a new owner during the fourth edition of the KWPN Online Foal Auction. “It is the first time we buy a foal online”, says Sonja de Feither enthusiastically. 23 September 2018 | 21:56 WEG Tryon: team medals for H&M Christian K and Eddie Blue Dutch bred horses are doing well in Tryon, also in jumping the KWPN was the main supplier of horses in the final. H&M Christian K and Eddie Blue played an instrumental role in the team medals and Admara placed fifth individually. 22 September 2018 | 22:40 WEG Tryon: Paradressage: three gold, two silver and two bronze medals A marvelous world championship for the Dutch paradressage riders and the Dutch bred horses. In Grade V, the complete podium was taken by KWPN-bred horses and in Grade IV Demantur N.O.P. won the Freestyle to music, letting Sanne Voets conclude her world equestrian games with three gold medals. Findsley repeated gold with Rixt van der Horst, while El Corona Texel and Alphaville N.O.P. took silver. The bronze medals went to Djazz and Wallace N.O.P. What a score! 21 September 2018 | 16:37 Bids KWPN Online Foal Auction open within 24 hrs Seize your chance to possess a quality foal for a realistic price! Tomorrow this year’s fourth KWPN Online Foal auction starts. Many foals have found a new owner this year via auction site www.kwpn.auction. 18 September 2018 | 15:20 WEG Tryon: double gold for eventer Allstar B What a thrilling final in Tryon! Rosalind Canter won individual and teamgold with her Allstar B (s.Ephebe for Ever). Tim Price and Cekatinka (s.King Kolibri) obtained an individual eighth place. 17 September 2018 | 11:32 New issue KWPN International Magazine online Your digital magazine about sport horse breeding! 15 September 2018 | 14:51 WEG Tryon: gold for Cosmo, double silver for Verdades After a thrilling team competition, Cosmo and Sönke Rothenberger brought home the gold for the German equipe. Laura Graves and Verdades safeguarded the silver for team USA and won another medal in that colour in the Grand Prix Special. 11 September 2018 | 13:43 Bram Chardon about WEG: 'four horses at the same time doing exactly what you want, that is brilliant' Driving competitor, Bram Chardon may have started out as his father’s biggest fan and crew member, but now he’s making his own mark on the sport as the current number 1 FEI Four-In-Hand Driver in the world. 11 September 2018 | 10:30 Successful first edition Young Jumping Foal Sale The first edition of the Young Jumping Foal Sale is going down as a success. All foals were sold and the Impressive VDL-colt Nimo V yielded the top price of 10.000 euro. 11 September 2018 | 10:26 Bocellies Matteo maintained for breeding On the 23rd of August, the offspring inspection for the Hackney-stallion Bocellies Matteo and the harness stallion Innovatief took place. As a result, the stallion committee advised to maintain Bocellies Matteo for breeding and inspect an additional collection of Innovatief next year. 11 September 2018 | 10:19 Piet Peters has started as interim director at the KWPN Piet Peters has started as interim director at the KWPN. He will be managing the KWPN-office approximately four days a week. The General Management is currently reflecting on the future fulfilment of the management but believes to have acquired a very experienced director with Piet Peters in the meantime. 6 September 2018 | 09:44 Foal Auction Prinsjesdag sells foal for the fight against pancreatic cancer On September 11 Foal Auction Prinsjesdag has one very special lot for sale. Half of the proceeds from showjumping foal Velleza-S Z will be donated to the Support Casper campaign of the Dutch foundation for surviving with pancreatic cancer (Stichting Overleven met Alvleesklierkanker). This organization is fully committed to fighting one of the most aggressive forms of cancer. 3 September 2018 | 10:03 Olympic influences on the dressage collection of third KWPN Online Foal auction 23 jumping, 19 dressage- and two Gelder foals are part of the collection that will go under the digital hammer at the third KWPN Online Foal Auction on September 10th. The auction opens on Saturday September 8th, on the auction website www.kwpn.auction. 1 September 2018 | 19:26 Do you know? The most popular foal names in 2018 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? 31 August 2018 | 22:36 N.O.P. also secures GLOCK’s Dream Boy Three weeks after the announcement that the talented dressage stallion Expression (Diederik van Silfhout) and the experienced eventer ACSI Peter Parker (Alice Naber-Lozeman) were secured by the Dutch Olympic Horse Foundation (N.O.P.) it is now announced that GLOCK’s Dream Boy is added to the list. The mount of dressage rider Hans Peter Minderhoud is secured with eye on the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. 31 August 2018 | 15:26 Elite Auction Borculo: 56,000 euros for Nashville LMD (s.Desperados) The son of world-class horse Desperados, another striking mover by the name of Nashville LMD (ds. Westpoint) also turned out to be popular with the buyers. Eventually the foal changed hands for a spectacular 56,000 euros. The final bid came from Jan Pieter Dalsem. 30 August 2018 | 09:57 Proven sport-lines dominate the third collection of the KWPN Online Foal Auction 25 Jumping-, 19 dressage-, two Gelder foals and one broodmare are part are part of the collection that will go under the digital hammer at the third KWPN Online Foal Auction on September 10th. The auction opens on Saturday September 8th, on the auction website www.kwpn.auction. 28 August 2018 | 16:54 Dutch Top Foals auctions 1, 2 and 3 of National Foal Championships The foal auction Midden-Nederland, also known as Dutch Top Foals auction, has selected another top collection for their 16th edition on Wednesday September 5th. Amongst the foals are the National Foal Championships dressage champion Nina Ricci (s.Franklin), Nyandro JZ (s.Geniaal) who obtained the bronze and the vicec-hampion of the jumper foals Newsflash (s.Hardwell). 27 August 2018 | 08:22 Quality and diversity in the Limburg Foal Auction collection After a record breaking edition of the Limburg Foal Auction in 2017, the selection committees got a overwhelming offer from the breeders this year. The trust of the breeders has resulted in a very interesting collection of 84 jumping foals and 26 dressage foals. 19 August 2018 | 08:58 KWPN Championships: Glock’s Total U.S., Imposantos and Jameson RS2 dominate Pavo Cup The last day of the KWPN Championships is focused on the dressage sport. In the Pavo Cup, four-, five- and six-year old talents battle for the title. The new champions are Jameson RS2, Imposantos and Glock’s Total U.S. 18 August 2018 | 12:44 KWPN Championships: thrilling conclusion in National Foal and Mare championships Traditionally, the Friday is a day filled with the best foals and mares the KWPN breeders have to offer. The prestigious championships are a must-see for any enthusiastic breeder and are always a guarantee for exciting finals bursting with remarkable talent. 16 August 2018 | 22:00 KWPN Championships: phenomenal winners Blom Cup Today, the audience was treated to the thrilling finals of the Blom Cup, the exciting eventing championships and the first edition of Young Jumping Foal Sale. 15 August 2018 | 22:33 KWPN Championships: Impressive quality in semi-final Pavo Cup After two days of young show jumpers in the arena, today was the time to shine for the young dressage talents. The starting tickets for the Pavo Cup finals on Saturday have been divided. 15 August 2018 | 20:08 LIVE tomorrow: the first edition of the Young Jumping Foal Sale! Are you looking for new young talent, a foal you will not find dozens of? Don’t look any further and make your choice in the collection of the very first edition of the Young Jumping Foal Sale. 14 August 2018 | 18:53 KWPN Championships: Finalists Blom Cup selected The second day of the KWPN Championships revolved around the second round of the Blom Cup, for four-, five-, six- and seven-year-old show jumpers. 5 August 2018 | 18:42 ErmeloYH: Hermès wins bronze medal The six-year-olds were the last to compete for the medals at the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses. And what a suprising ending! Not the Gelder Henkie, but underdog Hermès won the last medal. The new world champion is d’Avie, a son of the KWPN-bred Don Juan de Hus (s.Krack C). Coming in second was Villeneuve, a descendant of the KWPN-recognized Vitalis. 5 August 2018 | 09:26 ErmeloYH: Gold for Glamourdale; silver for Governor-STR The incredibly cantering Glamourdale was crowned world champion of the seven-year-old dressage horses. The impressive Lord Leatherdale-son gave both the audience and the jury goosebumps and yielded a total of 87.05%. He black KWPN-stallion stayed ahead of the well-educated Governer-STR that can take home the silver. The bronze was won by favorite Fuersten-Look that made a big mistake in the last series and forfeited the chance on a higher placement. 5 August 2018 | 09:07 EDS Summer: Beautiful ambiance and eager audience Directly following the sensational final of the five-year-old horses, auctioneer Koen Olaerts opened the auction. The auction item yielded 1.400 euro for the DVB Foundation. More than half of the foals was sold for a price above 10.000 euro. The average revenue per foal was 12.950 euro. 4 August 2018 | 18:47 ErmeloYH: Asgard's Ibiza best KWPN-horse 5-year-olds Maria Colliander: “We are spoilt with the quality of today.” This was underlined by the many high scores the jury gave out, the highlight being two 10s for the canter and perspective of Revolution (Rockey Lee x Rouletto) of Andreas Helgstrand, representing Denmark. Best KWPN-horse was Asgard’s Ibiza with Juliane Brunkhurst for Germany, that placed sixth. 3 August 2018 | 21:17 Ermelo YH: Henkie on course to medal The Gelder-bred Henkie came in second position in the qualification for six-year-olds. The Alexandro P-son was well within minimal distance of Villeneuve, a son of the KWPN-recognized Vitalis. Three KWPN-horses can compete once again for a medal in the final on Sunday. The other seven KWPN-bred horses may start in the small final, whose top three still qualifies for the final. 3 August 2018 | 15:09 ErmeloYH: Glamourdale to third place with two 10s The second day of the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses continued with the qualification of the seven-year-olds. With Governor-STR, Glamourdale, Equilence’s Giovanni and Gotilas du Feuillard , Lord Leatherdale and Totilas set the tone in the final, in which at least five KWPN-horses may compete. 3 August 2018 | 10:00 ErmeloYH: revenge for Asgard's Ibiza On this second day of the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses in Ermelo, the five-year-olds came back for the small final. The Desperado-son Asgard’s Ibiza showed he is a force to be reckoned with, as he won the small final with 8.96 points. 3 August 2018 | 09:03 Advertorial Elite Foal Auction Borculo presents a high-class 2018 foal collection Elite Foal Auction Borculo presents with pride a high-class 2018 foal collection. 2 August 2018 | 17:49 ErmeloYH: Indian Rock best KWPN-horse, Revolution in the lead The first qualification for five-year-olds ended in a thrilling apotheosis. At the end, the top-5 horses differ only by 12 hundredths. The highest scoring Dutch combination is one of them, the KWPN-stallion Indian Rock with Emmelie Scholtens. 31 July 2018 | 16:15 KWPN-stallion Apache positively tested on WFFS The stallion Apache is carrier of the WFFS-gene, which is shown by the recent test result of the hair sample of the KWPN-stallion. 31 July 2018 | 16:09 Collection Young Jumping Foal Sale online! A collection of thirtheen foals of young KWPN jumping stallions will be auctioned, all foals are from interesting dams that come from strong dam-lines and have competed at high level themselves. 30 July 2018 | 15:17 Interesting addition to collection Excellent Dressage Sale Seven interesting foals have been added to the EDS-collection that will be auctioned on Saturday August 4th during the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses. This excellent collection now consists of 34 dressage foals. Added are foals by Barnay, Daily Diamond, Desperados FRH, Ghandi, Vitalis and two by Zoom. 20 July 2018 | 12:05 Board of Directors Parts Ways with Directors Knaap and Nijhoff The KWPN Board of Directors, for undisclosed reasons, has decided to part ways with its directors Johan Knaap (Breeding & Innovation) and Emiel Nijhoff (Communication & Business Management). 16 July 2018 | 17:12 KWPN Online Foal Auction will close in 2 hours The first collection of foals will be under the virtual hammer at 19.00CET. 11 July 2018 | 10:57 First collection of the KWPN Online Auction 2018 online! First collection of the KWPN Online Auction 2018 online! 10 July 2018 | 12:43 Young Stallions Dominate EDS Collection On 4 August 2018, an impressive collection of foals will go under the hammer at the third edition of the EDS auction, with support from the KWPN. The auction organizers have selected 27 foals, each boasting bloodlines with abundant sport talent. Heading the unique cooperation between the KWPN and the EDS organization are Nico Witte, Joop van Uytert, Joep Schellekens, Eugène Reesink and Tim Coomans, who ensured a very successful auction last year, with an average selling price of € 14,700 per foal. 3 July 2018 | 15:56 First KWPN Online Foal Auction of 2018 on July 16th This year, the fifth edition of the KWPN Online Foal Auction will take place. The first film day has been, the foals are known and now also a date has been set for the first online auction: Monday July 16th at 19.00h. 3 July 2018 | 13:56 Delegation World Championships for Young Dressage Horses is known On August 2nd, the Longines FEI / WBFSH World Championships for Young Dressage Horses start in Ermelo. For four days the National Equestrian Center is the stage for the world's best Young dressage horses. A fierce battle for the highest honor will take place in the five-, six- and seven-year-old classes. The young talents who may represent the Dutch tricolor in August were announced last week. 3 July 2018 | 12:41 Become a KWPN- member now for only 63 euro Subscribe for a half-year membership to KWPN International now, and you pay 63 euro for the rest of the year, instead of the regular 126.15. 13 June 2018 | 12:01 Results WFFS-tests Gelder and Harness Horse stallions In May, the KWPN decided to test all active KWPN approved breeding stallions on the Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome (WFFS). After the earlier publication on the test results of the active riding horse stallions, the results of the examined harness horse and Gelder stallions are now available as well. 1 June 2018 | 16:27 Entries now open! Entries for Pavo Cup, Blom Cup and KWPN Championship for five-year-old eventers now open! From 10 to 18 August, the KWPN Championships will take place at the National Equestrian Center in Ermelo. The KWPN Championships form the podium of honor of KWPN breeding; more than a week of great sport and the best of KWPN breeding! 30 May 2018 | 15:37 Twelve jumper stallions approved for breeding Last Saturday, all twelve presented stallions in the stallion performance test in Ermelo were approved for breeding by KWPN. Most of them scored 80 points or higher. 30 May 2018 | 13:13 Approval for seven dressage stallions and one Gelder stallion A good collection of dressage stallions, was successfully presented at the last day of the performance test. Seven dressage stallions are approved for breeding with a minimum score of 81.5 points. 25 May 2018 | 22:27 96 percent of KWPN-riding horse stallions free of WFFS On the basis of the published implementation decision, about 250 active, approved riding horse stallions were, on behalf of the KWPN, examined by the Dr. Van Haeringen Laboratory for the presence of the WFFS gene. Ninety-six percent is free of WFFS, ten stallions are carriers of the WFFS gene. Among the carriers are three jumping stallions and seven dressage stallions. 22 May 2018 | 12:28 Do you know? Top 5 sires of jumper foals Did we see last month that Glock’s Toto Jr. is the top sire of the KWPN dressage foals, this time we had a look in the database to find out the top suppliers of jumping foals of the past year. Curious? Then quickly read on. 18 May 2018 | 13:41 KWPN tests approved stallions for WFFS The KWPN has decided to test all active KWPN-approved stallions for WFFS. The breeding season is in full swing and breeders now make the stallion choices for their mares. By publishing the WFFS status of the KWPN-approved stallions we want to inform breeders optimally. 17 May 2018 | 16:43 First Borculo JST Foal Auction collection announced On Friday, June 1 six genetically high-valued, athletic top foals will come under the hammer during CSI3* Jumping Schröder Tubbergen (JST). As of today, this special collection can be found on the Foal Auction Borculo website. 8 May 2018 | 22:38 New initiative; auction for jumping foals sired by young stallions The KWPN wants to stimulate the use of young KWPN jumping stallions by organizing an auction for foals from these stallions. Approximately 15 foals from interesting dams that come from strong dam-lines, and preferably have competed at high level themselves. 2 May 2018 | 14:14 Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome (WFFS) Recently, there has been a stir in Europe over a condition in horses that is new to many horse owners and veterinarians; the Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome. A test is available to determine if a horse is carrier. Recently, at the request of KWPN, the test has also become available in the Netherlands through the Van Haeringen Laboratory in Wageningen. 1 May 2018 | 11:31 International Rider Survey Every year the HAS University of Applied Sciences carries out the International Rider Survey, which has resulted in publishing industry trends and benchmarks for the equine industry. Are you an active consumer in the equine industry of Belgium or Germany? They could use your help by filling in their survey (It will take 15 minutes of your time). 26 April 2018 | 19:01 Do you know? Top 5 dressage stallions 2017 Foaling season is in full swing, foals are born everywhere and breeders are already making the stallion choice for next year's foal. The past years more foals were registered with the KWPN than in previous years. The foal registrations have also shown this upward trend in 2017. But of which stallions were the most foals registered? Curious? Then please read on! 26 April 2018 | 10:41 Karolus Magnus and Kardieno started their performance test Where the Harness horse stallions already did their exam, the Gelder stallions have just started their performance test. Two stallions will take part in the test that lasts 35 days. 24 April 2018 | 13:33 Röwer & Rüb is 40 years old – quality makes history 40 years – truly a reason for celebration. In 1987 everything started in Blender with a team of 20. What was originally a small family business is now, forty years later, a company with global operations supplying horse stables, stalls and horsewalkers. The company is now based in Thedinghausen, at the heart of the equestrian state of Lower Saxony. 24 April 2018 | 12:43 Three Harness Horse Stallions accepted into studbook Last week was the final presentation of the Harness Horse Stallions that were still present in Ermelo for their performance test. After the presentation, three stallions were accepted into the studbook. 19 April 2018 | 12:40 Program KWPN Championships is known From August 10th through 18, the KWPN Championships take place at the National Equestrian Centre in Ermelo. The KWPN Championships form the podium of honor of the KWPN breeding, a week filled with top-sport and top-breeding! 16 April 2018 | 21:58 Wereldbekerfinale: Verdades just in second It was pretty nerv wrecking in Paris! After a superb Grand Prix, Verdades (s.Florett As) bred by the Crum family from Herveld could not keep his leading position in the freestyle. It was the Queen of Dressage, who completely fulfilled her role as favorite. With the Oldenburg registered Weihegold OLD (s.Don Schufro), Isabell Werth exceeded the magical limit of 90 percent and could take the World Cup back home. 16 April 2018 | 21:12 Breitling LS and Eddie Blue excel at World Cup finals Beezie Madden managed to hold on to the lead that she took on the first day of the World Cup finals with the KWPN approved stallion Breitling LS (s.Quintero). With this she won the World Cup for the second time in her career and referred compatriot Devin Ryan to the second position with the nine-year old Eddie Blue (s.Zirocco Blue VDL). 12 April 2018 | 12:06 Several KWPN’s at World Cup finals this weekend Starting today, the World Cup Finals will be on the program this weekend for the world's top riders in jumping and dressage. 5 April 2018 | 15:52 Three four-year-old stallions to performance test Earlier this week, two four-year-old jumper stallions and one four-year-old dressage stallion were presented under saddle by their own rider. All three of them passed the assessment and could be stabled at the KWPN Center. 5 April 2018 | 12:22 Grand Prix-stallion Skovens Rafael recognized The KWPN stallion selection committee dressage has nominated the Danish bred Grand Prix-stallion Skovens Rafael for recognition. The General Board has formalized this nomination. 5 April 2018 | 11:51 Hubert VDM approved after short performance test Last week, the first training assessment for the harness horse stallions took place. The six-year-old Cizandro-son Hubert VDM had his final assessment after a shortened test. He was accepted into the studbook afterwards. 30 March 2018 | 22:49 Fleau de Baian has received KWPN approval After a 5 day stay at the KWPN-center, the eight-year-old Fleau de Baian is approved for KWPN breeding. The full brother of international top-horse Parzival was accepted for the shortened performance test at the after-inspection. During these five days he is accessed on his stable behavior. 29 March 2018 | 14:27 Discount offer for Ermelo Young Horses Visit the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Ermelo from August 2nd to 5th, where the most talented dressage horses in the world compete in different age categories for the highest honor! KWPN members get a discount on the tickets in the pre-sale. 29 March 2018 | 10:42 Presentation Van Olst Sales makes hearts of dressage lovers beat faster The presentation of the Van Olst Sales took place yesterday evening. The auction horses were presented under saddle. Although some youngsters were somewhat impressed by the entourage, they presented themselves incredibly well. What is remarkable about this collection is the quality and the high number of approved stallions. No less than seven, including the in 2016 KWPN approved stallion Inverness. 29 March 2018 | 09:24 KWPN supports pairings with Lusitano- and PRE mares. The Royal Dutch Studbook of the Netherlands, KWPN, will start a pilot to expand dressage horse breeding by registering offspring from KWPN approved or KWPN recognized stallions paired with purebred Lusitano- and PRE mares. 28 March 2018 | 13:01 Van Olst Sales auctions flight in world’s first flying car for ParaPaard The Van Olst Sales will take place this Friday at 19.30 hours. Thirty-seven horses will be auctioned, including the wildcards that were added to the collection today. But that is not all: to support ParaPaard, an organisation that supports horseback riding for people with disabilities, they will also auction a flight in the world’s flying car. 28 March 2018 | 12:48 Iresias L wins 2018 Australian Young Horse Championships The 5-year old stallion, KWPN-bred Iresias L (Johnson/Ferro), ridden by Gina Montgomery and owned by Sarah Hanslow, not only won his age group but was also crowned Young Dressage Horse Champion of Champions 2018 on Sunday afternoon. 28 March 2018 | 11:49 20 jumper stallions at the performance test Last week, also the jumper horse stallions have taken a stable at the KWPN-center to start the spring performance test. 18 accepted stallion and two stallions that take part in the voluntary test have made a start in the test. 26 March 2018 | 22:44 dressage horses started the stallion performance test 15 dressage stallions have started the spring performance test in Ermelo last week. During the delivery, a veterinary remark was made about one of the stallions. He may come this week. 15 March 2018 | 22:49 Start of the stallion performance test on March 19th and 20th For this spring performance test, 30 dressage and 28 jumper stallions have been entered. The time schedules for the delivery of the stallions on March 19th and 20th are now online. 13 March 2018 | 16:27 Gertjan van Olst: “Our youngstock is the talent pool for the auction” Forty or so top-level ridden horses will go under the hammer during the enervating young dressage horse auction ‘Van Olst Sales’ on 30th March. The collection is presented as from today. But how does such an auction collection come about? We put the question to the driving force behind Van Olst Horses, owner Gertjan van Olst. 12 March 2018 | 11:32 Five more Harness Horse stallions at Performance Test During the first delivery of stallions for the Stallion Performance Test on March 5th, five stallions were asked to return today for the after delivery. All stallions could start their tests today. 7 March 2018 | 21:28 Three harness horse stallions started performance test Three harness horse stallions have started their performance test at the KWPN Center in Ermelo. De coming 50 days, everything is about de discovery of the natural talent of the stallions. After the final presentation, on Saturday April 21st, we will know which stallions will be approved for breeding. 6 March 2018 | 08:58 New breeding values online Once a year, new breeding values are calculated for all horses in the KWPN Database. 1 March 2018 | 09:25 Region Tuigpaard Noord Start performance test and after inspection for Harness Horse Stallions Next Monday, March 5, the performance test for harness horse stallions starts at the KWPN-centrum in Ermelo. From 13.00 hours the stallions in harness will be presented, after which the stallions that are registered for the after inspection in harness will enter the ring. 28 February 2018 | 16:11 ISSUE 1, 2018 New issue KWPN International Magazine The new issue of the KWPN International Magazine is now online and can be found on your 'My KWPN Dashboard'. 4 February 2018 | 15:53 KSS: Kibo (s.Jazz) topseller for 75.000 euro The by Cees Backx bred Jazz-offspring Kibo was last night's topseller for 75.000 euro in the dressage edition of the KWPN Select Sale. Stoeterij Broere bought the remarkable stallion out of a dam of Totilas, preserving the stallion for Dutch breeding. The price of the in total nineteen auctioned dressage-stallion, averaged almost 35.000 euro. 4 February 2018 | 10:32 Eebert to phenomenal hat trick in Oregon Trophy For the third time in his career, Eebert won the Oregon Trophy and just like last year, in the hands of Robbie van Dijk. Debutant Indiana placed second, while Dylano claimed the third prize. 3 February 2018 | 21:36 Championships title to gorgeous Kremlin MD (s.Governor) Eight majestic movers formed a thrilling end to the KWPN Stallion Show. The gorgeous Governor-descendant Kremlin MD procured the championships title via his strong moves. 3 February 2018 | 15:09 Champion Kentucky puts Harness Horse on global map Two years after Colonist-offspring Indiana, it is again a Harness stallion of breeder Wim Cazemier, named after an American state, that conquers the championship title. Eebert-offspring Kentucky, that is owned by Cazemier and former dressage breeder of the year Emmy de Jeu, heads a promising crop. 3 February 2018 | 11:48 VHO Trophy for megatalent Desperado The VHO Trophy had been renewed this year. The contestants performed a Freeestyle to Music, musically accompanied by Joost Peeters. The big winner was Desperado. Bordeaux and Ferdinand followed in the second and third position, respectively. 2 February 2018 | 23:48 G-year presents itself in Den Bosch The stallions from the G-year, born in 2011, had no obligation in the stallion competition in Den Bosch. Their riders showed how the training of the by now seven-year-old stallions is progressing. Seven stallions made their appearance in the Brabanthallen, where they did not perform test but showed their strong features. 2 February 2018 | 20:44 Stallion Competitions: Henkie, Imposantos, Total U.S. and Gunner KS dominate Just now the Gelder Stallion Competition and Stallion Competition Dressage came to an end at the KWPN Stallion Show in Den Bosch.. The winning stallions are Henkie, Imposantos, Total U.S. and Gunner KS. 2 February 2018 | 20:15 28 stallions invited to performance test on first dressage day An interesting group of 28 diverse stallions has earned an invite for the performance test today. Four of them are expected back in the arena tomorrow for the championships final. 2 February 2018 | 17:10 Powerhouse Karolus Magnus champion Gelder Horses Just now, the Habanna-son Karolus Magnus was honoured as the champion of the Gelder horses. In the atmospheric Brabanthallen in Den Bosch, the final featured three stallions. The breeding product of dressage stables Rutten from Hunsel had the upper hand. 2 February 2018 | 16:59 King of dressage Vivaldi drives audience wild Four dressage stallions were awarded the predicat preferent, while three stallions were declared keur. 2 February 2018 | 14:05 VHO Trophy for Dakar VDL, Don Diablo HX wins Grand Prix Tonight, Dakar VDL added is name to the prestigious list of VHO Trophy winners. Don Diablo HX took revenge after his second place last year and won the Grand Prix of Den Bosch. 2 February 2018 | 00:45 Ipsthar, Highway M TN and Graziano win Stallion Competition Ipsthar, Highway M TN and Graziano win Stallion Competition 1 February 2018 | 22:41 KWPN Stallion of the Year: Big Star back on Dutch soil A standing ovation for a living legend: Big Star. The impressive stallion came all the way from England to his native country to receive the title KWPN Stallio of the Year 2017. 1 February 2018 | 19:46 KSS: 90.000 for topseller Kallas H2 in realistic jumper stallions auction The KSS an average of almost 25.000 euro and a topseller of 90.000 euro. Auctioneer Frederik de Backer received the most bids on the wildcard catalogue number 100 Kallas H2 (Dallas VDL x Quality Time), that was purchased by a Dutch client. 1 February 2018 | 16:16 Everything comes together in champion Kannan Jr. Yesterday, he already was one of the most outstanding stallions and today he was lord and master in the championships finale: the athletic, well-bred and impressively jumping Cornet Obolensky-son Kannan Jr. 1 February 2018 | 15:49 14 stallions appointed on second jumper day Yesterday, 32 jumper stallions were invited to the performance test. Today, the 14 stallions were added to this collection. Amongst them were three sons of the keur stallion Arezzo VDL. 1 February 2018 | 15:30 Brand new predicate stallions honoured A festive moment between the third-round viewing and championships finale. One by one, Baltic VDL, Berlin, Harley VDL and Tangelo van de Zuuhoeve made their appearance in the arena at the KWPN Stallion Show, all accompanied by their breeders and owners. 31 January 2018 | 23:07 32 jumper stallions appointed on first day “We have enjoyed our work throughout the day”, responds chairman of the stallion selection committee Cor Loeffen at the end of the first day of the KWPN Stallion Show. “This stems from both the quality of the stallions and the great manner of presenting them.” 31 January 2018 | 11:04 The KWPN Stallion Show 2018 has started! The new entrance looks great and also the promovillage has a brand new look. 29 January 2018 | 18:54 Get in the judge’s seat at the KWPN Stallion Show This year the audience can get in the judge’s seat during the VHO Trophy, the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage finals and the Symphonica Horse Show on Saturday night. 23 January 2018 | 10:02 Esben Møller: ‘To buy a stallion like Zack, you have to be lucky’ “I think he is not only the most expensive stallion ever sold at the KSS, but also the best one”, Esben Møller smiles, referring to the top-price of 430.000 euro for Blue Hors Zack back in 2007. 20 January 2018 | 11:12 Dressage night KWPN Stallion Show: Top clinics and titanic battle in VHO Trophy Attention dressage enthusiasts: the Friday night of the KWPN Stallion Show features a full programme. The VHO Trophy will be a clash of the titans and Diederik van Silfhout and Isabel Freese will give clinics. 20 January 2018 | 10:32 VHO Trophy Jumping & Grand Prix guarantee excitement and suspense Block your agenda, because the Thursday night is one to watch! The starting lists have been published and forecast a thrilling battle! 18 January 2018 | 20:30 Big Star Stallion of the Year *VIDEO* With only another two weeks to go, the international breeders event, The KWPN Stallion Show will open its doors. From January 31st until February 3rd, KWPN-Stallions are ruling the Brabanthallen in ’s-Hertogenbosch . One of the highlights will be the Award Ceremony for the KWPN Stallion of the Year. 17 January 2018 | 15:33 Guided tour to last year's champion at RS2 Dressage Center! The Guided Tour offers our foreign guests an unique Dutch experience in highly acknowledged sport- and breeding stables. This year we will visit RS2 Dressage Center! 12 January 2018 | 16:04 Collection KWPN Select Sale 2018 online! The KWPN Select Sale is already organizing its 18th edition at the KWPN Stallion Show in 's-Hertogenbosch this year. 10 January 2018 | 11:05 Cuba and Verdades 2017 Horses of Honour US Equestrian has announced the 2017 Horses of Honor. Two out of five are KWPN bred, Verdades and Cuba. The 2017 National and International Horse of the Year will be awarded Friday evening, January 19 at the Horse of the Year Awards dinner during the US Equestrian Annual Meeting in Lexington, Ky. Voting is now open 9 January 2018 | 16:05 Kiki Klijn-van Leeuwen Boomkamp KWPN Cross-Media Sales Specialist Kiki Klijn-van Leeuwen Boomkamp began her position as KWPN Cross-Media Sales Specialist on January 1st. As of this year, advertising sales for the KWPN publications the KWPN Magazine IDS and the KWPN International, which were previously provided by BCM publishing, are now under KWPN management. 4 January 2018 | 15:24 Group order for KWPN Stallion Show announced From January 31 to February 3 the KWPN Stallion Show takes place in 's-Hertogenbosch. One of the most important parts of this top event is the second round viewing, of which the group order is now known. 4 January 2018 | 14:52 Global Express can also win with occasional rider After a fall from employee Lennard de Boer, Marcel de Boer did not think for a moment. With borrowed clothes he rode all Lennard’s stallions. In the Z class that led to a beautiful victory with Global Express. 3 January 2018 | 22:59 Highway M TN increases the lead in Blom Stallion Competition With another victory, the explosively jumping Highway M TN (by Eldorado van de Zeshoek) with Zoï Snels has increased his lead in the standings in the M class. 3 January 2018 | 22:33 15 double clears in L Class Blom Stallion competition Three KWPN-approved stallions will go into the finals with only clear rounds. Again, they belonged to the group of stallions that stayed double clear in both rounds of the L Class of the Blom Stallion Competition in Zuidbroek. 3 January 2018 | 21:53 In Style and Imposantos share the win scoring 85 points In the standings they already shared the second place. Behind Indian Rock, who was not competing in Zuidbroek. And also in this third leg of the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion competition, they strongly matched: In Style (s.Eye Catcher) and Imposantos (s.Wynton) shared the win in the L Class. 3 January 2018 | 21:06 Giovanni repeats his performance in Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition After Giovanni, ridden by Franka Loos, secured their first win in Ermelo, yesterday in Zuidbroek, the pair repeated this performance in the Z class of the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition dressage. 3 January 2018 | 16:38 ‘Total picture’ gets Total U.S. the win Dinja van Liere started 2018 convincingly in the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage. She won the M class scoring 90 points with the extremely talented Totilas-son Total U.S., who secured his top-position in the standings. 22 December 2017 | 15:32 ISSUE 4, 2017 New issue KWPN International Magazine ISSUE 4, 2017 New issue KWPN International Magazine 19 December 2017 | 10:03 Indian Rock, Total U.S. and Gunner KS head stallion competition Yesterday, the second leg of the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition dressage was ridden. The intermediate ranking now shows that Indian Rock, Total U.S. and Gunner KS to lead their respective classes. 18 December 2017 | 16:55 Symphonica Horse Show “Prepare for a unique, never seen before spectacle of horses, music and entertainment!” 18 December 2017 | 10:28 After inspection: 8 dressage stallions and 9 jumper stallions selected for Stallion Show On the 11th and 16th of December the additional inspections were held for stallions that could not attend one of the regular inspection days. The jumper selection committee invited nine more stallions to the second round viewing in Den Bosch, while the dressage committee was able to select eight stallions to proceed to the next round. 16 December 2017 | 10:38 KWPN Stallion Show, get a discount on your tickets! The online sale of tickets for the KWPN Stallion Show has started! Of course, KWPN members get a discount for this special event. 15 December 2017 | 11:46 New Chairman KWPN Board In the KWPN Members Council meeting of this week, Andries van Daalen was nominated by the Confidential Advisory Committee as Chairman of the General Board. Berlinde Middelbrink was nominated as a new member of the General Board. After their nominations, both were appointed. They fill the vacancies that arise with the departure of chairman Siem Korver and treasurer Robert Muntel. The both of them said goodbye during this same Members Council meeting. 14 December 2017 | 14:41 Highway M TN and Graziano in the lead in Blom Stallion Competition After two out of the three competitions of the Blom Stallion Competition, Highway M TN (s.Eldorado van de Zeshoek) and Graziano (s.Baltic) lead the M- and Z-class, respectively. In the L-class four KWPN-approved stallions are tied at zero penalties. 11 December 2017 | 11:27 116 dressage stallions invited to KWPN Stallion Show On Saturday, the final day of the first-round viewing for dressage stallions took place. Last but not least, was clearly the most suitable summary for this day as 29 stallions were selected for the KWPN Stallion Show, bringing the total to 116 dressage stallions. 5 December 2017 | 15:09 92 jumper stallions selected for KWPN Stallion Show Monday the 4th of December the sixth and last regular day of the first-round viewing for jumper stallions took place. On the last day, 16 stallions were added to the collection of the second-round viewing. Including the extra day on December 11th, the total has come up to 100 stallions. 1 December 2017 | 10:42 Dates Dutch Sport Horse Sales announced The presentation will take place on Monday October 1st, the presentation on Tuesday October 2nd 2018. 29 November 2017 | 14:05 Ten interesting jumper stallions approved All the in the final exam participating jumper stallions received the green light and were approved for the KWPN-studbook. Quality and diversity performed the overtone. 29 November 2017 | 14:02 Seven dressage stallions receive KWPN stud license After a 50-day-test seven three-year-old dressage stallions have been added to the KWPN stallion base. Each one showed to possess the desired rideability and character, dressage talent and quality. 24 November 2017 | 10:09 SC Ermelo: Indian Rock with 9,5 for canter best four-year-old It was the former champion of the KWPN Stallion Show that was able to wow the judges. Indian Rock (s.Apache) received, ridden by Emmelie Scholtens, 88 points and put the first round of the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition on his name. The second place was for the sympathetic stallion In Style (s.Eye Catcher), that was ridden to 85 points by Renate van Vliet. The correctly presented Impression (s.Don Schufro) went in third ridden by Diederik van Silfhout. 24 November 2017 | 09:33 SC Ermelo: 88 point for quality horse Henkie The Gelder stallion Henkie had already the second round of his stallion competition at the KWPN-center in Ermelo. Ridden by Adelinde Cornelissen the son of Alexandro P received 88 points. 23 November 2017 | 22:31 HC Ermelo: Total U.S. superior winner The Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage started off in Ermelo with the five-year-old dressage stallions. The Totilas-son Total U.S. ridden by Dinja van Liere was the convincing winner. Hummer (s.Westpoint) and Glock’s Trafalgar both scored 82 points but based on the rules, Hummer got second place. 23 November 2017 | 21:49 SC Ermelo: Close finish between Giovanni and Gunner KS Three contestants could be found in the combined Z/PSG-Class of the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition dressage. From the G-year, the two chestnuts Giovanni (s.Chippendale) and Gunner KS (s.Belissimo M) were very close. It was Giovanni, who was presented by Franka Loos, who received 84 points and took the win. 23 November 2017 | 11:21 Lennard de Boer wins with hot-shot Global Express Is it ever boring to win? “No way!”, Lennard de Boer laughs, after he won the Z-Class of the Blom Stallion Competition with the KWPN-stallion Global Express. 23 November 2017 | 11:00 12 four-year-olds double clear in Blom Stallion Competition All horses that had a double clear in the first round of the Blom stallion competition in the L class, shared first place. Among them I Am Codex (s.Codex One) ridden by Bart Lips, who received the highest marks in the Stallion Performance Test of last spring. 23 November 2017 | 10:58 Malibu TN (s.Mr.Blue) runner-up in M Class In the M Class of the Blom Stallion Competition, that was won by Like Angel (s.Los Angeles) and Peter Olthof, the resident rider of Team Nijhof, Zoï Snels made a strong impression. He was the runner-up with Malibu TN (s.Mr.Blue), and Highway M TN (s.Eldorado van de Zeshoek) finished in fourth. 22 November 2017 | 13:08 Live from 4.45 PM Watch the Stallion Competition Dressage live tonight on KWPN.tv Tonight is the first round of the Anemone Horse Truck Stallion Competition Dressage at the KWPN-centre in Ermelo. You can follow the competition live on the KWPN.tv livestream.