18 March 2019 | 15:27

Last Week Winner March 11 until March 17

Throughout all international levels of dressage, jumping and eventing sports, top placements are obtained by KWPN-bred horses. 'Last Week Winners' was introduced to put a well-deserved spotlight on these horses ánd their breeders. At the begining of each week, the winners of the week before are mentioned here. Starting at Prix St. Georges level in dressage and 1.40m height for show jumpers. Also the winners of young horses competitions (five- to seven-year-olds) are included.
14 March 2019 | 14:31

Trivia Thursday: Main suppliers of dressage foals 2018

The foal season has started, a very exciting time and most likely the best time of the year for all breeders. The first foals have now been born and stallion choices for this year are already being considered. Just like in recent years, an increased amount of foals were registered with KWPN last year. More than 11,000 KWPN foals were born. Curious which stallions have registered the most dressage foals? Then read this week's Do you know?
14 March 2019 | 12:24

New breeding values published

To come to a well-considered stallion choice, a breeder can collect as much information as possible from the stallions he has in mind. The breeding values contain a wealth of information and are a useful tool for making stallion choices. The breeding values of the KWPN stallions are updated every year and the information collected in 2018 has also been bundled in the new breeding values.
14 March 2019 | 10:31

KWPN approval for All At Once, Cum Laude and Crosby

Three older stallion received a ticket for the third inspection after the first round viewing in Ermelo in December. That were All At Once (Ampère out of Wynona RB keur sport-dres by Gribaldi, breeder Stal 104 BV from Wijdewormer), Cum Laude (Apache out of Pacharel T prest pref by Weltmeyer, breeder J.A.M. Schel from Linden) and Crosby (Chippendale out of Perrodelin elite sport-dres prok by Flemmingh, breeder TH. and J. Deenen from Heyen).
11 March 2019 | 12:08

Last Week Winners March 4 until March 10

Throughout all international levels of dressage, jumping and eventing sports, top placements are obtained by KWPN-bred horses. 'Last Week Winners' was introduced to put a well-deserved spotlight on these horses ánd their breeders. At the begining of each week, the winners of the week before are mentioned here. Starting at Prix St. Georges level in dressage and 1.40m height for show jumpers. Also the winners of young horses competitions (five- to seven-year-olds) are included.
4 March 2019 | 11:58

Last Week Winners February 25 until March 3

Throughout all international levels of dressage, jumping and eventing sports, top placements are obtained by KWPN-bred horses. 'Last Week Winners' was introduced to put a well-deserved spotlight on these horses ánd their breeders. At the begining of each week, the winners of the week before are mentioned here. Starting at Prix St. Georges level in dressage and 1.40m height for show jumpers. Also the winners of young horses competitions (five- to seven-year-olds) are included.
28 February 2019 | 23:00

Grand Prix-stallions Casallo Z and Qlassic Bois Margot recognized

The stallion selection committee jumping has nominated the Grand Prix-stallions Casallo Z and Qlassic Bois Margot for recognition. Meanwhile, the General Board has formalised this nomination.
28 February 2019 | 16:49

Trivia Thursday: emerging dressage talents

Last week we disclosed which 9-year-old show jumpers are well on their way to the highest level. Of course, this can also be done for the dressage horses. Curious which 8-, 9- and 10-year-old dressage horses are paving their way to the top, which sires are the top producers and more? Find out on this week’s Trivia Thursday.
28 February 2019 | 12:36

Maikel van der Vleuten on what it means to win the GCL Super Cup with Madrid in Motion

Madrid in Motion made history last December by winning the first ever GCL Super Cup, battling through three knock-out days of competition to lift the coveted trophy at the GC Playoffs. Global Champions popped in for a coffee with one of the team members Maikel van der Vleuten at home in The Netherlands to reflect back on that incredible win, and his hopes and dreams for the season ahead…
21 February 2019 | 09:11

Pavo and Fira New Official Partners, Sponsor Contract Virbac Extended

Pavo and the KWPN have been loyal partners for many years. Under a new contract, in which both parties strive to reinforce each other, Pavo will be the official partner of the KWPN. On January 1st of this year, Fira became the official partner of the KWPN. Fira provided the clothing for the attendants in the viewing pen at the KWPN Stallion Show.
20 February 2019 | 15:00

New issue KWPN International Magazine online

Your digital magazine about sport horse breeding! Only for KWPN Members.
20 February 2019 | 13:55

Do you know? The top jumpers of the future!

The youngest jumpers who will progress this coming year to the highest level, the Grand Prix, will be from the F-year and will turn 9 years old this year. We are curious who these horses are and which upcoming talents we have to keep an eye on. Also curious? Then read on!
18 February 2019 | 16:46

Andreas Helgstrand at the table on about breeding, trade and sport *VIDEO*

Last year, he bought almost half of the stallions in the championship ring. He has over300 horses under saddle, and he has an excellent feeling for scouting talented dressage horses. At the table on Andreas Helgstrand!​
18 February 2019 | 15:40

Gelder Stallion Kardieno Sold to Andreas Helgstrand

The Gelder stallion Kardieno turned heads with his talent at the 2019 KWPN Stallion Show in 's-Hertogenbosch. After a remarkable performance under Bart Veeze, the stallion was purchased by Andreas Helgstrand.
17 February 2019 | 10:30

Shortened Performance Trial

Stallion keepers, breeders and others in the horse industry recently held meetings to discuss the current format of the performance test. As a result of these discussions, the Breeding Council for Riding Horses recommended that the KWPN Board of Directors conduct a trial this spring with respect to the duration of the performance test for riding horse stallions.
12 February 2019 | 09:29

KWPN-Approved Stallion Rhodium Has Passed Away

The KWPN-approved stallion Rhodium is no longer with us. The Ferro son had been stabled at Anita Rostner's facility Myrsjö Gård in Sweden, where he was found deceased in the pasture. The cause of his death is still unknown.
11 February 2019 | 09:36

KWPN-Recognized Stallion Cardento Deceased

The KWPN-recognized stallion Cardento has passed away at age 27. The Olympic stallion made a positive contribution to the breeding industry.
10 February 2019 | 10:00

Guided Tour

True to tradition, the KWPN hosted the Guided Tour for foreign visitors on the Sunday following this year's KWPN Stallion Show. This year's program featured a visit to Van Olst Horses. Although Gertjan van Olst and his team had just returned from a successful and busy KWPN Stallion Show, they treated the visitors to a wonderful afternoon.
7 February 2019 | 15:48
Now on KWPN.TV!

Totilas at the KWPN Stallion Show

The announcement of the last performance of the legendary Totilas at the KWPN Stallion Show let to lots of response. After a dazzling performance by the KWPN stallions GLOCK's Total U.S. and GLOCK's Toto Jr. the champion stallion came into the arena one more time.
7 February 2019 | 09:24

Minne Hovenga Joins KWPN Board of Directors

​At the last members meeting, Minne Hovenga joined the KWPN Board of Directors. The process began in October when the confidential advisory committee made their selection from the pool of candidates, after which several discussions ensued.
2 February 2019 | 19:41

Le Formidable undisputed champion!

The prediction that the expressive Le Formidable (s.Bordeaux) would become the champion buzzed through the Brabanthallen since Friday. The crowd pleaser was just crowned as undisputed champion.
2 February 2019 | 17:16

Delviro-son Lanto V.D.B. champion Harness stallions

The championships battle of the Harness stallions was one between two quality stallions: Lanto V.D.B. (Delviro x Patijn) and Las Vegas (Eebert x Plain's Liberator). Tall, dark and handsome Lanto V.D.B. received the prestigious title.
2 February 2019 | 15:30

Legend crowned champion Gelder Stallions

Four Gelder stallions made their appearance in Den Bosch. Three of them were advanced to the final stage where all of them were appointed to the performance test. It was the Guardian S-son Legend who grabbed the title.
2 February 2019 | 14:16

VHO Trophy for Governor

Prior to the last goodbye of Totilas, his son wins the VHO Trophy. Together with Adelinde Cornelissen, the black stallion proves to be undefeatable in the Small Tour and also this Class for approved stallions at Small Tour and Grand Prix -level fell prey to Governor.
2 February 2019 | 08:31

Stallion Competition: victory for Imposantos, Hermès and Jameson RS2

A sold out Brabanthallen witnessed some phenomenal talents in Anemone Horsetrucks Stallion Competition Dressage on Friday night. The stallion competition, for stallions turning 5, 6 and 7 this year, was won by respectively Jameson R2, Imposantos and Hermès.
1 February 2019 | 20:14

New dressage selection committee Foal Auction Borculo

The organisation of Foal Auction Borculo announces a new dressage foal selection committee. As of this year, Linda van Doorn and Peter Wetzelaer are the new selectors. Together with scouts Emmy de Jeu and Marcel Sterrenburg they form the team that ensures a top foal collection, Foal Auction Borculo’s signature trait.
1 February 2019 | 17:44

First dressage day yields 33 appointed stallions

An enthusiastic crowd and good dressage stallions ensured a vibrant atmosphere and an impressive score of 33 stallions for the Performance Test. Four of them are invited for the championships round.
1 February 2019 | 16:06 Andreas Helgstrand about breeding, dealing and sports

Last year he bought almost half of the stallions out of the championships round, he has more than 300 horses under saddle and he has a nose for scouting young horses. Today at Andreas Helgstrand!
1 February 2019 | 00:16

Justice HL, Ipsthar and Haynes Gh win the Blom stallion competition

Prior to the finals of today, four stallions did not make any mistakes in the Blom Stallion Competition L class. With another double clear, Caroline Müller took the win with the Harley VDL-son Justice HL (out of Noblesse Oblige elite pref prest by Epilot, breeder Corry Dolstra) registered with Stal Horn and Henk Luijerink.
31 January 2019 | 23:43

Verdi TN Horse of the Year 2018

With 2.730 public votes, by far the most, the title 'Horse of the Year 2018' went to the preferent Quidam de Revel-son Verdi TN! Today, he was honored at the KWPN Stallion Show. Both his breeders as his owners were present at the award cermony. Maikel van der Vleuten showed the very fit stallion to the enthusiastic audience!
31 January 2019 | 17:30

Liverpool champion jumper stallions

The first champion has just been announced! The Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve son Liverpool convinced most of all 42 designated jumping stallions.
31 January 2019 | 08:02

New auction celebrating Foal Auction Borculo

In 1979, the first edition of Foal Auction Borculo took place. Now, exactly 40 years later, the Netherlands’ first foal auction still belongs to the crème de la crème of foal auctions and hasn’t lost any of its ambitions. Therefore the Foal Auction Borculo organisation won’t let the great milestone go unnoticed in 2019
29 January 2019 | 13:59

Dream Boy and Governor get good scores in Amsterdam

In the World Cup Grand Prix, Hans Peter Minderhoud and the Vivaldi-son GLOCK’s Dream Boy N.O.P. finished in third. In the Freestyle, the scores were very close together and the pair had to settle for fifth. Governor won his first Small Tour Freestyle.
25 January 2019 | 15:27
Must See!

More magic with dressage legend Totilas at the KWPN Stallion Show

After an absence of nine years, Totilas, the most impressive dressage horse in the world, will make his appearance at the KWPN Stallion Show again. He will make his appearance, together with his sons and grandsons, in the exciting 'Black Magic' show!
24 January 2019 | 13:02

Star parade Show: breeders, stallion owners, handlers and Pavo-top horses in the leading role!

The closing of the KWPN Stallion Show, on Saturday evening February 2nd, promises to be a surprising show. During the one and a half hour show you will be treated to the 'Golden Boys & Girls'; some surprising Pas de Deux's and a real star parade of the Pavo top horses of the past year. You do not want to miss this!
24 January 2019 | 12:42

World Champion Glamourdale comes to KWPN Stallion Show

Next to the regular competition on the Friday night of the KWPN Stallion Show and the farewell ceremony for GLOCK’s Johnson TN and the show ‘Black Magic’, another stallion will make his appearance. Former KWPN Stallion Champion and World Champion Glamourdale will show himself in the arena ridden by Charlotte Fry!
24 January 2019 | 12:21

Exciting finals of the Stallion Competitions

At the KWPN Stallion Show the finals of the Blom Stallion Competition Jumping and the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage take place. The finals of the jumping will be on Thursday evening and the Friday evening will be dominated by the dressage finals. The starting orders are now online. The finals are a unique opportunity to see young KWPN stallions compete against their peers.
17 January 2019 | 13:52

Sensational VHO Trophy

After two days of jumping, it is time for the dressage horses on Friday, February 1st! This evening will be filled with the finals of the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage, the young stallions that were approved in 2018, various shows and the VHO Trophy! Who will follow Desperado on the list of VHO Trophy winners?
17 January 2019 | 12:00

Black Magic on the Friday night of the KWPN Stallion Show

The Friday night of the KWPN Stallion Show always guarantees a fantastic dressage evening full of sports and show. Also this year! Besides the traditional classes, such as the finals of the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage, the VHO Trophy and the presentation of the KWPN stallions that were approved last year, there are also several shows. Of course with stallions in the lead role.
16 January 2019 | 14:34

Guided tour Stallion Show 2019 to Van Olst Horses

Sunday February 3rd KWPN offers foreign visitors the possibility to take a look inside one of Dutch most successful sport- and breeding stables. This year the possibility is offered to visit Van Olst Horses!
16 January 2019 | 12:00

GLOCK’s Johnson TN retires from competititon at the KWPN Stallion Show

Under the tittle ‘GLOCK’s Johnson TN bedankt!’ (Thank you GLOCK’s Johnson TN!), he will have the lead in an impressive show on Friday evening February 1st
8 January 2019 | 13:14

Collection KWPN Select Sale announced

The collection of the 19th edition of the KWPN Select Sale is online! 30 stallions are published with photos and a video on the auction site On Thursday January 31st (jumping) and Saturday February 2nd (dressage), the stallions will go under the hammer of auctioneer Frederick de Backer.
7 January 2019 | 15:02

Sir Sinclair number one Dressage Sire for Fourth Consecutive Year

Iron Spring Farm’s Sir Sinclair was the 2018 United States Equestrian Federation number 1 Sire of Dressage Horses for a fourth consecutive year. Offspring of Sir Sinclair earned 10,681 points in dressage competitions throughout the year, more than 4,000 points ahead of the second place stallion, Contango (v.Contender), also owned by Iron Spring.
17 December 2018 | 09:35

KWPN Stallion Show, get a discount on your tickets!

With less than two months to go, the biggest stallion grading of the world is getting closer. The KWPN Stallion Show is the stage for the KWPN stallions from January 30 to February 2. Besides the fact that the KWPN Stallion Show is a great showcase for KWPN breeding, this year even more emphasis will be placed on it being a meeting place for people who share the passion for the KWPN horse.
16 December 2018 | 22:17

KWPN Online stallion Auction

A select number of almost three-year-old stallions go under the digital hammer on Thursday December 20th. The collection is now complete and the bidding starts tomorrow, Monday December 17th.
15 December 2018 | 21:19

Strong winners in second leg Anemone Horsetrucks Stallion Competition

Wednesday the dressage stallions came together to compete in the Anemone Horsetrucks Stallion Competition. Hermès, In Style, Imposantos, Jameson RS2 and Ibsen B were the winners.
12 December 2018 | 13:07

​Beautiful sport in second leg Blom Stallion Competition Jumping

Yesterday, the second leg of the Blom Stallion Competition for jumpers was held. Haynes GH and Ipsthar were able to convince. Eleven four-year-old KWPN stallions went double clear.
12 December 2018 | 10:28

Over a hundred dressage stallions selected

Last week the first round viewing for the dressage stallions took place at the KWPN center. In total, the jury could select 107 stallions to show themselves again in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
6 December 2018 | 09:58

First viewing yields 86 jumper stallions

The first round viewing of the jumper stallions has led to an interestingly bred, diverse group of stallions. For eight days, stallions could be selected for the second round viewing that takes place at the KWPN Stallion Show in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
3 December 2018 | 22:28

KWPN supremacy in studbook rankings

Monday morning the WBFSH Annual Meetings 2018 had the General Assembly on the agenda and this was also the opportunity to honour the winners of the studbook rankings.
30 November 2018 | 16:27

New issue KWPN International Magazine online

Your digital magazine about sport horse breeding!
26 November 2018 | 17:38

Nine quality dressage stallions approved

Nine out of the eleven stallions that participated in the final presentation of the Fall Stallions Performance Test got their approval last Saturday. All of them received a score of 80 points or higher.
26 November 2018 | 16:32

Approval for eight jumper stallions

The final presentation of the fall Stallion Performance Test that took place last Saturday, has resulted in eight newly approved stallions. Four of them are from the E-year.
22 November 2018 | 22:57
Stallion Competition

Heineken VK VDL and Blom's Icarus win first round, 12 four-year-olds clear

In the first round of the Blom Stallion Competition, Jur Vrieling won the Z-Class with Heineken VK VDL (s.Zirocco Blue VDL). Thomas Mertens won with Biscayo-son Blom's Icarus the M Class. In the L Class, 12 four-year-olds stayed clear.
21 November 2018 | 11:30

Hermès, Imposantos en Jameson RS2 win first leg of KWPN Stallion Competition

The Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage kicked off Monday in Kronenberg. The level was high and the first 10 was given, which promises for the rest of the season!
16 November 2018 | 18:40

Three four-year-old dressage stallions approved with remarkable points

With a top score of 90 points, including a 10 for canter, the Pavo Cup Champion Jameson RS2 (by Blue Hors Zack) is approved for breeding. Jayson (by Johnson) and Jheronimus (by Dream Boy) also received approval with good marks.
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

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
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
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
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

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.
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