4 May 2021 | 20:00 Region Tuigpaard Noord Action Quality Amadeus Harness Horse of the Year 2020 Every year on the National Harness Horse Day, the title of Horse of the Year is awarded to a harness horse that has excelled in breeding or in the sport. Last year there was no National Harness Horse Day so this title was awarded for the last time in 2019. That honorable title went to Emerson by Manno of Niek Alting. That was the 25th time this title was awarded. 4 May 2021 | 16:35 Region Tuigpaard Noord Icellie top leader with seven stallions For the Harness Horse Stallion Show, which will take place on Saturday, May 8th in Ermelo, 36 stallions have been registered. The stallions have 20 different sires. Last year, Idol was the leader with seven sons from his first year, now that title goes to Icellie, who has seven sons from his second year. In total, 33 three-year-olds are offered, including a thoroughbred Hackney stallion and three four-year-olds. 3 May 2021 | 21:12 How do you make a choice of stallion? Despite the fact that the corona measures are slowly being lifted, a number of activities could not take place this year either, including the stallion shows and the breeding advice days. Luckily, there are other ways to gain additional insight into selecting a stallion, such as requesting online breeding advice, viewing breeding values of the stallions, attending online stallion shows, and, especially for KWPN members, using the KWPN Inbreeding Tool. 3 May 2021 | 15:17 Foalsqueeze technique can help dummy foals During the foaling season, it is always a pleasure to see foals running around in the fields. But not every foal has a healthy start. It may be that a newborn foal does not react normally, has a poor or no suckling reflex and shows no interest in its mother. They often stand quietly in a corner or walk around aimlessly in the stable and do not know how to find their mother's udder: they called dummy foals that get their name from the fact that they seem dumb. 30 April 2021 | 09:00 Trigon Auctions starts 2021 in style On Wednesday evening Trigon Auctions first collection of 2021 closed with Nantender VDL sold for €44.000 to Great-Britain and the last bid was placed on Son’s Pleasure van Papinglo at € 38.000 with Argentina winning the long duel over the stallion. 29 April 2021 | 16:30 Evaluation of dressage stallions went well Yesterday, the three-year-old dressage stallions were evaluated by the stallion selection committee. Three stallions left the KWPN Centre. 29 April 2021 | 11:11 Region Gelders paard Evaluation Gelder stallions in the outdoor area Yesterday the evaluation of the three Gelder stallions Newman, McKenzy JHL and Matiz took place. All three stallions can continue their performance test. 28 April 2021 | 18:15 13 dressage stallions started the performance test Monday, twelve four-year-old stallions started their performance test at the KWPN Centre in Ermelo. Debbehoeve's Linvasion (s.Sir Donnerhall) is a five-year-old stallion who is participating in the performance test voluntarily. 28 April 2021 | 16:11 Second observation moment for five- and seven-year-old dressage horses The second observation moment for five- and seven-year-old dressage horses for the 'FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses' was held yesterday in Ermelo. This year's event will be held in Verden from August 25 until August 29. 26 April 2021 | 21:41 Vivaldi daughter Mocca for 30.000 euros best bid at KWPN Online 3&4-Years-Old Auction The second edition of the online auction for three and four-year-old potential sport horses is closed! New this year was that the auction was also open to four-year-old talents. For 30.000 euros, Mocca (s.Vivaldi) became the auction topper of the evening. 26 April 2021 | 14:07 The KWPN Online 3&4-Years-Old Auction closes tonight Bidding is still possible until tonight, the auction closes from 20:00CET. With bidders from Germany, the United States, Belgium, Norway, Bulgaria and the Netherlands, there is plenty of interest in the horses selected by the KWPN inspector. 23 April 2021 | 20:00 The bidding has started, have you already made your choice? Bidding at the KWPN Online 3 & 4-Years-Old Auction has started! The horses have been selected by a KWPN inspector on quality and pedigree. Are you looking for a talented sport horse or an extension of your breeding? Invest in the future and participate in our auction. 22 April 2021 | 19:00 Dressage stallions off to a good start in the performance test Like the jumper stallions, the dressage stallions have now also had their first official evaluation in the performance test. It appears to be a promising start for the 14 participating stallions. 22 April 2021 | 15:33 Region Gelders paard The first outdoor training of the Gelder stallions Three Gelder stallions are staying at the KWPN Centre for the performance test. An important part of this is that the stallions, because of their versatile breeding purpose, are ridden outside to test their character and their mentality. 21 April 2021 | 18:00 Evaluation of jumper stallions went well yesterday Eight days after the start of the performance test for the jumper stallions, the 12 participating stallions were officially evaluated by the stallion selection committee for the first time. 21 April 2021 | 16:21 First observation moment World Championships for Young Dressage Horses The first observation moment for the FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses took place yesterday in Ermelo. This year's event will be held in Verden from August 25 until August 29. 20 April 2021 | 18:00 Region Gelders paard Two Gelder stallions started the performance test Yesterday the 4-year-old Gelder stallions arrived and the presentation of the already approved stallions took place in Ermelo. Two stallions have started their performance test at the KWPN Centre in Ermelo. 20 April 2021 | 16:00 WFFS testing possible at foal registration The KWPN offers foal registration, whereby we arrange everything for you after registration. New this year is the possibility to have your foal tested for WFFS. In combination with a genomic breeding value examination, you will receive an extra discount. 20 April 2021 | 10:06 I&R regulations: register your foreign passport with the KWPN As of April 21, 2021, the European Animal Health Regulation will enter into force in the Netherlands, making the identification and registration (I&R) of horses a lot more restrictive. In practice, this means that as of April 21, there will be a registration requirement for both recreational and professional horses, so that the government has insight into the number of horses per location. This is important in order to have a better overview in the future in case of an outbreak of a contagious disease such as African horse disease. 19 April 2021 | 18:00 Grand Prix influences dominate new collection of three- and four-years-old auction horses Once again we composed an interesting collection of three-years-old dressage and jumper horses. New this year is that also some four-year old’s are part of the collection. Are you looking for a talented sport horse or an opportunity to expand your breeding? Then take a look at the collection of the auction horses! 16 April 2021 | 10:00 KWPN.tv with English subtitles KWPN.tv has a lot of different video's about the KWPN-horses and events such as the KWPN Stallion Selection 2021. A lot of the videos are in Dutch, but from now on you can watch several videos with English subtitles! 15 April 2021 | 11:27 Breeders Uncovered with: Willy Wijnen In the edition of Breeders Uncovered, we speak to KWPN Breeder of the Year 2019, Willy Wijnen, who is responsible for producing British show jumper, Ben Maher’s exceptional gelding, Explosion W (Chacco-Blue x Baloubet du Rouet). 15 April 2021 | 11:00 The best EPTM jumper mares of 2020 and first quarter of 2021 This week we looked into the database for the EPTM jumper mares. In 2019, the Comme IL Faut daughter La Selien W was the best EPTM mare with 93.5 points. Which mare will win the title this time and was the best in 2020 or in the first quarter of 2021? 15 April 2021 | 10:00 12 jumper and 14 dressage stallions started performance test Last Monday, the selection for the spring performance test took place. With this, 26 jumper and dressage stallions started their performance test at the KWPN Centre in Ermelo. 13 April 2021 | 10:00 Gelder stallion Newman started the performance test The delivery and saddle presentation of the stallions for participation in the performance test took place two days ago in Ermelo. The morning session started with the only Gelder stallion for the 35-day spring performance test. 12 April 2021 | 08:31 The preferent stallion Heartbreaker passed away The preferent stallion Heartbreaker passed away on Saturday at the age of 32 due to symptoms of old age. That was announced by Team Nijhof on their Facebook page. 8 April 2021 | 10:00 The best EPTM dressage mares of 2020 and 2021 In this week, we dug into the database for the EPTM dressage mares. In 2019, the For Romance daughter Funkemarie was the EPTM topper with 93 points. Which mare will win the title this time and was the best in 2020 or in the first quarter of 2021? 8 April 2021 | 08:01 WBFSH Launch New Website and Brand Identity The World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses has recently undergone a refresh of its brand identity and is launching a new website, wbfsh.com. 6 April 2021 | 16:20 Agradi new sponsor KWPN Agradi and KWPN are joining their efforts. With this new collaboration, both parties hope to support each other with their own expertises. The collaboration was made official at the KWPN center. 31 March 2021 | 14:03 Region Tuigpaard Noord Top 5 sires harness and Gelder Horse foals 2020 Kjento and Grandorado TN are leading sires for the dressage and jumping foals born last year. Which stallions are most popular among the harness and gelder foals born last year, we checked that this week! 31 March 2021 | 11:37 Marina Burger Breeder of the Year Gelder Horse 2020 As a child, Marina Burger asked for a horse for every birthday, but she had to wait until her fortieth birthday for this dream to come true. Gelder horses were her favourite at the time and now she has a stable full of them. Time for a visit to the Breeder of the Year 2020 for the Gelders horse. 29 March 2021 | 12:59 Contribution to breeders of low-relative harness horse foals Inbreeding and too much relatedness have been a problem in harness horse breeding for years. In order to reduce inbreeding and promote relatedness within the population, breeders of lowly related foals are financially compensated. The first foals have already been registered; this can still be done until 1 June. 26 March 2021 | 12:17 OPU and ICSI what is that exactly? Modern reproduction techniques are becoming more and more important in horse breeding because these techniques offer many advantages compared to traditional reproduction techniques. Now that AI (with fresh or frozen semen is standard in Dutch warmblood breeding and ET is also widely used, OPU and ICSI have been used more and more over the last five years. 25 March 2021 | 12:30 Top 5 sires jumping foals 2020 Two weeks ago we announced that Kjento is the absolute main supplier of the KWPN dressage foals born in 2020. This week, we will dive into the KWPN Database in search of the main supplier of the showjumping foals born last year. More than 10,500 foals were born in 2020, of which more than 5,000 were jumping foals. 25 March 2021 | 10:48 First online stallion shows announced Due to the developments around the Corona virus, several activities cannot take place, among which the stallion shows. Some stallion owners have indicated to us to organise an online stallion show. 25 March 2021 | 10:32 The KWPN approved Olympic stallion Idocus passed away The KWPN approved Olympic stallion Idocus (v. Equador) has passed away yesterday. In 2020, he received an award from KWPN Inspectors Ralph van Venrooij and Henk Dirksen during the Annual General Meeting of the KWPN-NA because he turned 30 years old. 24 March 2021 | 17:00 Easy Game, Cristello and Check In recognized It has just been announced that the stallion selection committee has recommended three stallions for recognition by the General Board, a recommendation which has been accepted. These are the small tour dressage stallion Easy Game and the two grand prix jumping stallions Cristello and Check In. 22 March 2021 | 10:04 Breeding for the first time, where do you start? Do you want to breed a foal from your mare for the first time? But what do you have to take into account? Which stallion will you choose and what is involved in breeding a foal? We have summed up everything for you. 19 March 2021 | 13:15 Navarro SL sold through KWPN Online Foal Auction and approved for DWB In 2018 Navarro SL (by Etoulon VDL) was sold through the KWPN Online Foal Auction. Mother Valencia VDL gave in combination with Wittinger VDL the international showjumper Skyliner, who is active at 1.60m-level. 18 March 2021 | 16:56 Harness stallion inspection on Saturday 8 May On Saturday, April 3, the harness stallion inspection at the KWPN Centre was scheduled, which, due to the coronavirus, could only be followed online. However, given the developments around the rhinovirus, as a precaution it has been decided to postpone this. The Tuigpaard stallion inspection will now take place on Saturday, May 8. 18 March 2021 | 15:00 Denis Lynch: 'The mental state of a horse is very important' After years of residence in Germany, top Irish rider Denis Lynch has been based in Weert, Limburg, since the end of 2019. He belongs to the absolute world top and among his best horses can be counted the KWPN'ers GC Chopin's Bushi (by Contendro II) and Cristello (by Numero Uno). 16 March 2021 | 16:45 Rhino update: KWPN assessments postponed until after 11 April The Federal Equestrian Institute (FEI) has decided to extend until 11 April the ban on international competitions on the European mainland, which was due to expire on 28 March. In doing so, the sports umbrella organisation hopes to prevent a further spread of the EHV-1/rhinovirus. 15 March 2021 | 09:54 Five Star reigns FEI Small Tour Dressage in the U.S. The approved KWPN stallion Five Star is continuing his series of victories in the United States. Last week, the 11-year old stallion won all three classes under his German rider Kevin Kohmann at the FEI CSI3*-competition at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida. 12 March 2021 | 16:22 Breeding values 2021 revealed Breeding values are a practical tool in making your stallion choice, bundling the genetic potential of a stallion. Breeding values are updated annually, and the information collected in 2020 is now also compiled in the breeding values. 12 March 2021 | 10:25 Wednesday Facts: Top 5 sires dressage foals 2020 The foaling season has started, a very exciting but also the most beautiful time of the year for all breeders. The first foals have already been born and people are already thinking about the stallion choices for this year. In 2020, more than 10,500 foals have been born, of which more than 4,800 are dressage foals. 12 March 2021 | 04:15 Global Dressage Auction auctions talented dressage foals The concept of the Global Dressage Auction turned out to be an untapped market. Their first auction, with very exclusive embryos, was a great success. Time for a new auction from the minds of Global Dressage Auction. 11 March 2021 | 18:15 Registration possibilities for crossing Lusitano and PRE stallions with KWPN mares In the context of blood diversity in dressage horse breeding, since 2018 it is possible to register offspring of KWPN-approved stallions out of purebred Lusitano or PRE mares. 11 March 2021 | 18:00 Rhinopneumonia: Why does it keep popping up? Recently, the horse-loving world has been startled again by reports about the neurological variant of rhinopneumonia. There are also reports about the abortion variant every year. The cold variant of rhinopneumonia is less spoken about, despite the fact that it is by far the most common. 10 March 2021 | 18:00 Make use of online breeding advice Do you also have doubts about which stallion suits your mare? The online breeding advice is one of the possibilities for making a well-considered choice of stallion. 9 March 2021 | 13:30 Desperado N.O.P. chosen as FEI Horse of the Month Last Friday, the FEI selected the 13-year-old KWPN stallion Desperado N.O.P. (Vivaldi out of Sarita elite pref prest D-OC by Havidoff, breeder family Andeweg from Randwijk) as 'FEI Horse of the Month'. The black stallion is currently 16th in the FEI world rankings after a successful 2019 with Dutch Grand-Prix rider Emmelie Scholtens. 8 March 2021 | 13:26 Last Week Winners March 1 until March 7 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. 4 March 2021 | 13:12 Loucky Hagens - Groosman: 'I hope my horses will excel in their category' You don’t have to be a big breeder to breed good horses. Loucky Hagens- Groosman is living proof of that with her breeding program. She bought a couple of young mares from Huub van Helvoirt’s breeding program in the ‘90’s and built a thriving program with them. 2 March 2021 | 15:13 Last Week Winners February 22 until February 28 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 26 February 2021 | 09:39 Region Tuigpaard Noord Saturday 3 April Stallion Show Harness horse, entries open At the beginning of February, fans of the KWPN horse could enjoy the online KWPN Stallion Selection. Normally, this is in Den Bosch, but because of the corona outbreak, this year it was in Ermelo and could be followed by the public via the livestream. Something else that is different from other years is that the first and second inspections of the harness stallions are not scheduled in January and February, but on 3 April 2021. 24 February 2021 | 14:10 Valegro statue takes centre stage in his home town Valegro has taken centre stage in his home town Newent, as his bronze statue is placed in its permanent home. 23 February 2021 | 10:41 Spielberg recognized The stallion selection committee dressage has nominated the dressage stallion Spielberg for recognition. The General Board has now formalised this nomination. 22 February 2021 | 08:14 Last Week Winners February 15 until February 21 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. 19 February 2021 | 10:00 Region Gelders paard Rare Grand Prix genes offered at embryo and semen auction Chacco Blue, Total US, Comme Il Faut, Dante Weltino, Cassini I, Desperados FRH… These and other famous stallions from the international showjumping and dressage sport will be available through their genes at the upcoming StuDutch Auctions February Auction. Famed names such as theirs can be found in the frozen embryos from exclusive broodmares as well as in the frozen semen straws on auction. 18 February 2021 | 13:18 One jumping stallion appointed by certificate inspection Two jumping and two dressage stallions participated today in the post- and certificate test and of these the Di Cantero son Saluto van de Molenberg got green light for the performance test. 18 February 2021 | 08:50 Last Week Winners February 8 until February 14 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. 17 February 2021 | 13:46 Gelder stallion Rubus B died The pitch-black Gelder breeding stallion Rubus B (Ahoy out of Alpenroos keur pref by Pygmalion) died suddenly yesterday at the age of 23. 16 February 2021 | 09:23 40.000 euros for pregnant Franklin daughter The highlight of this year's first broodmare auction was Madrugada D.Obertje (by Franklin) for 40.000 euros. After a long bidding duel between buyers from different countries, it is an Austrian buyer who may welcome this mare. Madrugada D.Obertje herself scored well at the inspection last summer and goes back to the well-known NMK mare O.Bertje. She is currently in foal to Sezuan son So Perfect. 11 February 2021 | 11:23 Beautiful breeders' premiums awarded at KWPN Stallion Show 2021 The stallion show is done! It were very nice days in which we were able to see many talented stallions. On behalf of the Friends of the KWPN, beautiful breeders' premiums were given out again at this stallion selection. 10 February 2021 | 11:23 Sensational collection of the KWPN Online Broodmare & Embryo Auction! The very first collection of the KWPN Online Broodmare & Embryo Auction of 2021 was already extremely interesting. And it only gets better, as the KWPN also had the opportunity to include two very exclusive embryo’s in the collection! 9 February 2021 | 11:33 Last Week Winners February 1 until February 7 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. 6 February 2021 | 20:03 Pavo Cup institute for 25 years The Pavo Cup has been an established name for already 25 years. The young horse competition is known within and across the borders. Many successful dressage horses have started their career at one of these competitions. In the studio this impressive feat was celebrated. 6 February 2021 | 19:59 Las Vegas and Kjento top scorers in ability test powered by Anemone Horse Trucks During the ability tests powered by Anemone Horse Trucks, the jury awarded two stallions with the ultimate 10. The young stallions gave us a look into to their progress and were provided with some comments and marks by our judges. 6 February 2021 | 19:52 Young stallions show talent in Blom ability test To put the young KWPN-approved stallions in the spotlight, an ability test powered by Blom was organised during the Online KWPN Stallion Show. 6 February 2021 | 08:35 Eight stallions from the J-year show off their potential The livestream of the online KWPN Stallion Show has proved to a visual treat for dressage enthusiasts today. Just now, eight stallions of the J-year were presented by their own riders. 6 February 2021 | 08:33 44 dressage stallions appointed, 5 of which declared premium The second-round viewing for dressage stallions has come to an end. After granting an invitation to the performance test to 31 dressage stallions yesterday, the stallion committee appointed 13 more stallions today. This brings the total to 44. Five stallions could come back to the concluding premium presentation. 5 February 2021 | 20:19 M-year stallions impress with own riders After the stallion selection it was time for last year’s approved dressage stallions. Their own riders presented them at the online KWPN Stallion Show. 5 February 2021 | 20:18 First Jazz Trophy for breeders Glamourdale, Dressage Horse of the Year Champion stallion Glamourdale has won the title Dressage Horse of the Year. The in 2011 born stallion received nearly 2000 votes and won the title by a landslide. For that reason, Jasmijn van der Velden, granddaughter of Glamourdale’s breeder Joop Rodenburg, came down to the studio to accept the very first Jazz Trophy. 5 February 2021 | 19:05 Just Wimphof-son Nicky L with 56,000 euros top seller of online KWPN Select Sale Just Wimphof is making quite an impression at the KWPN Stallion Show. After making headlines as the main supplier of the second-round viewing with 10 sons, four of his offspring now got appointed to the performance test and today he produced the top seller of the auction! 5 February 2021 | 18:00 Dressage breeder Jan Streppel Breeder of the Year 2020 “The lifetime achievement award Breeder of the Year 2020 in the direction of dressage was this year bestowed upon Jan Streppel. Jan put his breeding on the map with horses such as Governor and TC Athene, this coming year he may bear the title Breeder of the Year. 5 February 2021 | 12:45 Apache declared preferent posthumously Just now, the Grand Prix-stallion Apache was awarded the preferent predicate, two years after he was declared keur. UB40-son Apache performed at Grand Prix level himself and passes on his sport qualities to his offspring. This resulted in a breeding value of 154. 4 February 2021 | 22:12 Promising World Championships-stallions show off in dressage show Viewers had a blast during the online KWPN Stallion Show. In a pre-recorded show, four World Championships stallions of the I-crop put on an alluring performance. The eight-year-old stallions demonstrated their potential for the international sports. 4 February 2021 | 22:03 Region Gelders paard Independent Little Me Gelder Horse of the Year During the TV broadcasts from the KWPN Stallion Show Ermelo, attention was paid to the KWPN Gelder Horse of the Year 2020 Independent Little Me. Unfortunately his breeder could not be present in the studio but the stallion appeared on a pre-recorded video together with his rider Dinja van Liere and one of his owners, Dirk-Jan van Eeuwen. 4 February 2021 | 21:26 Three Gelder stallions advanced to Performance Test Three Gelder stallions made their appearance in the second-round viewing. They descended from Elton, Imposant and Recruut. All three stallions were appointed to the performance test. In this breeding direction no premiums were awarded. 4 February 2021 | 20:31 Strong result of 31 appointed dressage stallions on first day The stallion committee dressage started the second-round viewing expeditiously. The 48 presented stallions were of such quality that 31 of them were appointed. 4 February 2021 | 18:01 KWPN recognizes five jumper stallions The stallion committee jumping recently assembled and decided to nominate five interesting stallions for KWPN recognition. This has now been formalized by the General Board. It concerns five stallions that have proved themselves in sports, two of which even participated in the European Championships. 4 February 2021 | 17:00 Marina Burger Breeder of the Year Gelder horse During the Online Stallion Show, Marina Burger was honoured as Breeder of the Year in the breeding direction Gelder Horse! Marina is a great fan of the Gelder horse and closely involved in the organisation of various events. 4 February 2021 | 10:07 Jan Bocken receives Nimmerdor Trophy for Dana Blue The election of Dana Blue as Horse of the Year was in a great video that featured Maikel van der Vleuten and co-owner Marta Orega. 4 February 2021 | 10:04 First online KWPN Select Sale is over With buyers from all corners of the globe, from Asia to America and from Canada to Europe, there was not lack of international interest. The new format of the KWPN Select Sale looked great; Frederik de Backer introduced the stallions live via an online stream and they were sold separately one at a time. 3 February 2021 | 18:49 Successful and informative presentation new crop of stallions After the second-round viewing, it was time for a pre-recorded presentation of last year’s approved jumper stallions. With the explanatory notes of Henk van den Broek it became an interesting item. 3 February 2021 | 17:31 16 appointed stallions on the second day Yesterday, 32 stallions were appointed to the performance test, and 16 stallions were added to this group today. The KWPN-recognized Apardi (3), Quabri de l’Isle (2) and Baltic VDL (2) had multiple sons advanced to the next phase. 3 February 2021 | 16:48 Breeding advice tool is live: online application for breeding choices The KWPN Database has been expanded with another interesting addition. The Breeding Advice Tool is an online application to advise breeders in their breeding choices, specifically for their mare. 3 February 2021 | 16:40 Breeder premium for daughters Anton Woertman, breeders of Denver Marleen and late Anton Woertman bred the Memphis-son Denver, that leads the 2020 WBFSH-ranking for showjumpers. For this achievement Marleen received a breeder premium from the Friends of the KWPN during the Online Stallion Show. 3 February 2021 | 16:26 Van der Steen brothers surprised with title Breeder of the Year General director Piet Peters set out for Esch, in the province of Brabant, to find Cor and Frans van der Steen, two brothers that bred showjumpers for years. They were just honored and surprised with the title Breeder of the Year 2020 in the breeding direction jumping. 3 February 2021 | 14:48 Order KWPN Select Sale known, two premium stallions The order of the KWPN Select Sale jumping is known. The auction will take place this afternoon and will start at 3.59 pm. 3 February 2021 | 12:05 Schurink family honoured for breeding number one WBFSH-ranking eventing At the Online Stallion Show, Johan and Jannie Schurink from Wijhe made their appearance. They bred the Quidam-son Scuderia 1918 Don Quidam. This gelding heads the WBFSH-ranking for eventer horses over 2020. 3 February 2021 | 08:46 First day yields 32 appointed jumper stallions The first day of the online KWPN Stallion Show in Ermelo has ended! An excellent start with 32 appointed stallions, of which three were declared premium. 2 February 2021 | 17:48 Breeder page visible in KWPN Database It was stated in the January issue of the KWPN Magazine: Breeders pages are a new aspect of the KWPN Database. At breeder pages, those interested can view the performances of a certain breeder. 2 February 2021 | 17:15 Van der Steen brothers receive breeder premium for GC Chopin’s Bushi On behalf of the Friends of the KWPN, Ralph van Venrooij visited Cor and Frans van der Steen in Esch. They received a breeder premium for their homebred GC Chopin’s Bushi (by Contendro II), this gelding lists second at the 2020 WBFSH-rankings for showjumpers. 2 February 2021 | 14:27 Wim van Hoof receives breeder premium for eventer horse Herby Zirocco Blue VDL-son Herby is one of the Dutch prospects for the eventing sports, for 2020 he placed second on the WBFSH-ranking. His breeder Wim van Hoof was therefore honoured during the Online Stallion Show and received a breeder premium from the Friends of the KWPN. 2 February 2021 | 13:27 Leontine ter Harmsel – Zanderink new member General Board After the first groups of jumper horses, the new member of the General Board was introduced. Leontine ter Harmsel – Zankerink is taking a position in the board, making the board complete again. 28 January 2021 | 19:30 World Championship stallions make their appearance during the online KWPN Stallion Inspection Last year was a special year because of all the canceled events. This is also the case for the KWPN Stallion Inspection, which is taking place online this year. Four eight-year-old stallions, who were selected for the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses last December, will perform in their own pre-recorded show number. 28 January 2021 | 17:36 Catalog of KWPN Select Sale online We previously published the collection of all stallions from the KWPN Select Sale 2021. The auction catalog is now also online! 28 January 2021 | 17:33 KWPN Select Sale: Click, see and buy! The KWPN Select Sale, the crème de la crème of the KWPN auctions, has an online edition this year for the very first time in history. Online auctions are still on the rise and the KWPN has shown in the past year that it knows how to handle this. Once again KWPN Select Sale has managed to put together a top quality collection of jumping- and dressage stallions. 27 January 2021 | 15:58 Starting lists published of performance test dressage stallions You won’t miss out the Saturday of the Online KWPN Stallion Inspection 2021! The afternoon program of this day is filled with the performance test for dressage stallions, a unique opportunity to see the young stallions in action. The performance tests are broadcast live and the starting lists are known. 27 January 2021 | 10:43 Last Week Winners January 18 until January 24 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. 27 January 2021 | 09:16 Jumping stallions from K and L years present themselves in the performance test during the KWPN Inspection As a replacement for the stallion competition, the jumping stallions born in 2015 and 2016 will be presented during the online KWPN Stallion Inspection in a performance test powered by Blom. 26 January 2021 | 14:40 Grand Prix stallion Apache is declared preferent After Apache was declared keur two years ago, he is posthumously declared preferent at the KWPN Stallion Inspection this year. The striking UB40 son himself was at the top of the international Grand Prix under Emmelie Scholtens, his oldest children also breaking through at this level. During the KWPN Stallion Inspection, a pre-recorded item will be broadcast on February 5th featuring Emmelie Scholtens and Ad Valk. The complete KWPN Stallion Show 2021 can be followed online for free at kwpn.org. 26 January 2021 | 14:22 Seven-year-old dressage stallions demonstrate their talent in online show Some of the presented seven-year-old dressage stallions would actually make their appearance at the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses last year. Due to corona almost no event took place, including the cancelation of the World Championships in Verden. Nevertheless, the dressage lovers can see the stallions from the J-year after a long time. In a pre-recorded show block, eight stallions come into action. 26 January 2021 | 13:14 Dressage clinic with Alex van Silfhout at the KWPN Stallion Inspection In one of the announced clinics at the online KWPN Stallion Inspection, national coach Alex van Silfhout helps young talent Febe van Zwambagt with common riding problems. This clinic is powered by Onori. 25 January 2021 | 16:38 Small Tour stallions show their talent in The Road to Grand Prix The dressage evening of the KWPN Stallion Inspection has a different form this year. Due to the corona measures, many parts have been pre-recorded. This also applies to the KWPN stallions who are competing at Small Tour level and are preparing for the highest level. 25 January 2021 | 11:04 Breeders premium again at KWPN Stallion Inspection As a token of appreciation and incentive for breeding, the "Friends of the KWPN" will again be awarding breeder premiums to various successful breeders during the KWPN Stallion Inspection. The breeders of the premium stallions, dressage, jumping and Gelder horse, as well as the breeders of horses who have finished in the WBFSH rankings in the top 3, may at a later time, receive the check. 25 January 2021 | 09:15 KSS: Auctioning works of art for the Princess Maxima Centre Also this year during the KWPN Select Sale two items of art will be auctioned for charity. 21 January 2021 | 17:27 The Online KWPN Stallion Inspection will kick off on the 2nd of February For five days in a row, you can enjoy the best that KWPN breeding has to offer as an equestrian and breeding enthusiast. The attractive program of the Online KWPN Stallion Show 2021 is now known! 19 January 2021 | 15:16 Last Week Winners January 11 until January 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. 15 January 2021 | 10:16 Lunging dressage stallions provides relevant additional information Lunging in Ermelo was on the program last Tuesday for the dressage stallions selected for the second round viewing. The performances, that were broadcasted live, went well. 13 January 2021 | 14:30 Glamourdale, Dana Blue and Independent Little Me Horse of the Year The Horses of the Year have been announced! During the Online KWPN Stallion Show you can view the honoring of their breeders. 13 January 2021 | 14:09 Follow the Online KWPN Stallion Inspection! To offer all KWPN stallions a national and international stage, the recent months we have worked hard to give shape to the online variant of the KWPN Stallion Inspection: everything can be followed live via our website. Although we have to miss the atmosphere of Den Bosch and the spectacle of the physical event this year, the online program offers a wonderful alternative for all equestrian and breeding enthusiasts. 11 January 2021 | 15:45 Last Week Winners January 4 until January 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. 11 January 2021 | 09:55 Sperm of Totilas available for this breeding season Lunteren - There is still a certain amount of sperm available of the superb stallion Totilas. In 2010 when this black pearl conquered the FEI World championship in Kentucky, there was also a considerable amount of Totilas’s sperm collected. 23 December 2020 | 09:40 Region Gelders paard Vote for the "Gelders Horse of the Year" Three Gelders powerhouses have been nominated for the title “Gelders Horse of the Year”. An election that will take place online this year and where the winner will be honored online at the KWPN Stallion Inspection 2021. Versatility, good character, and sports performance are the most important characteristics of the nominated horses. 14 December 2020 | 12:10 The first round viewings are a wrap! From the 26th of November to the 10th of December, the first round of viewings took place. In total, 179 young stallions can start preparing themselves for the second round of viewing. 14 December 2020 | 10:24 Last Week Winners December 7 until December 13 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. 7 December 2020 | 13:49 Trigon Auction launches new collection with 3-year-old horses Trigon Auctions, the auction house created by the family van de Lageweg, Stal Tops and Frederik De Backer, has launched its 5th and final collection for 2020. 7 December 2020 | 12:34 Last Week Winners November 30 until December 6 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. 3 December 2020 | 10:44 Cas van der Oord joins the Foal Auction Prinsjesdag selection committee With Cas van der Oord joining the selection committee dressage, Foal auction Prinsjesdag adds a new generation to their team. The young breeder from Schoorl, Noord-Holland, has been involved with Foal Auction Prinsjesdag for many years and together with Lauw van Vliet, Van der Oord will be in charge of the selection of dressage foals. “A great opportunity - I'm really looking forward to it”, says Van der Oord. 3 December 2020 | 10:24 Horse of the Month: GLOCK's Toto Jr We take a closer look at the highly rated son of Totilas, who is impressing with Edward Gal... 2 December 2020 | 09:20 Who will become the KWPN Horse of the Year 2020? The end of this extraordinary year is near, time to make up the balance. Which horse deserves the title of ‘Horse of the Year 2020’? Like last year, you can vote on your favorite! 1 December 2020 | 12:13 Jumping breeding is expanded by seventeen stallions After the Gelders' stallions, the jumping stallions started their performance test this morning in Ermelo. Seventeen stallions took the exam and all passed. With 88 points, the Comme il Faut son, Mans, scored the highest, followed by Mees vd Watermolen (s.Vannan) with 87 points, and Mister Hornet DDH (s.Cornet Obolensky) with 86 points. 30 November 2020 | 09:02 Last Week Winners November 23 until November 29 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. 24 November 2020 | 10:44 25.000 euros for the Davino V.O.D. daughter Idolien A fierce bidding dual in advance, but in the end, a Dutch buyer won. Idolien (s.Davino V.O.D.) was sold for 25.000 euros. This mare is in foal to the Grand Prix stallion Dante Weltino. 23 November 2020 | 08:10 Last Week Winners November 16 until November 22 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. 18 November 2020 | 15:04 Johnson takes the lead in the WBFSH ranking In the WBFSH studbook ranking, the KWPN leads in three disciplines, and Johnson is at the top of the ranking for dressage stallions in 2020 17 November 2020 | 22:01 Collection online Genetically interesting broodmares and embryo’s It’s time, the second collection of the KWPN Online Broodmare & Embryo Auction is launched! Upcoming Friday, the bidding starts at these 21 broodmares and 2 embryos. 17 November 2020 | 17:38 Official partner: Knegt Quality Tractors In 2005, Knegt Quality Tractors was founded by Jeroen van Eerd, by the needed demand and the limited supply for affordable compact tractors. At first, Knegt Quality Tractors was focusing on the equistrian sector. 16 November 2020 | 14:59 Last Week Winner November 9 until November 15 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. 12 November 2020 | 17:19 Group division of the first viewings and its main suppliers are known! It is almost time for the first viewings, here, at the KWPN centum in Ermelo. The first viewings will start at the end of this month, from the 26th of November until the 10th of December. Starting with the dressage stallions, continued with the Gelder stallions, and jumping stallions. The after inspection for the jumping stallions will be on the 10th of December and for the dressage stallions on the 17th of December. 12 November 2020 | 16:12 KWPN.org updated, database accessible for everyone The KWPN website was updated based on user-friendliness, findability, and member service. Among other things, KWPN.tv is now easy to find. 9 November 2020 | 14:09 Last Week Winners November 2 until November 8 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. 4 November 2020 | 13:54 VDL Online Breeders Market Two weeks after launching the VDL Online Breeders Market, the majority of the first collection of foals have been sold. We are very happy with the positive feedback we have received from both breeders and buyers. 2 November 2020 | 14:05 Last Week Winners October 26 until November 1 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. 2 November 2020 | 12:29 13 stallions approved during autumn performance testing of the dressage and harness horse stallions Last Friday and Saturday the final presentations of the dressage and harness horse stallions took place. To still give access to these two days, a Livestream was available via KWPN.tv, which will be soon available in KWPN.tv. For the harness horse stallions, the stallion Macho managed to break the record and for the dressage stallions, the Bon Coeur-son Bloomberg managed to get the highest score of 88.5 points. 25 October 2020 | 21:19 Last Week Winners October 19 until October 25 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. 23 October 2020 | 13:26 KWPN stallion Lingh passed away The former Grand Prix dressage horse Lingh of Edward Gal has passed away at the age of 27. 19 October 2020 | 08:45 Last Week Winners October 12 until October 18 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. 15 October 2020 | 09:12 Ralph van Venrooij was chosen as leading executive committee Tuesday afternoon, we published about the KWPN and AES that had sent a nomination to the WBFSH. The studbooks indicated they nominated Dr. Eva-Maria Broomer for vice president and Ralph van Venrooij as a leading executive committee. Now, the votes are counted and the results are in. 14 October 2020 | 18:28 KWPN lead three times in the WBFSH studbook ranking The KWPN has finished at the top of the WBFSH studbook ranking in three disciplines. For two years, the KWPN breeders have been in the lead for dressage and show jumpers, but this year they also take the overall lead in the eventing. 14 October 2020 | 16:50 Corona-update: Pavo Cup postponed until further notice From tomorrow, the 15th of October, three days of the Pavo Cup were scheduled. This had to be the final fight within different age-classes for prestigious titles. However, last night, the Dutch Prime Minister ‘’Rutte’’ and Minister ‘’ de Jonge’’ have announced more strict restrictions concerning the coronavirus. Within this ‘’temporary lockdown’’, competitions are prohibited, which results in the Pavo Cup to be postponed until further notice. 13 October 2020 | 11:12 Last Week Winners October 5 until October 11 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. 13 October 2020 | 09:57 3 foals pass the 10.000 euros in the last KWPN Online Foal Auction A summer full of foal auctions has come to its end. Never before this many foals were offered and sold via the KWPN auction platform. Many foals have found their new home in foreign countries, however the Dutch people still seem to appreciate our KWPN foals. 9 October 2020 | 12:17 Let’s start bidding! The last auction starts with foals from the damline of Apache and Johnson Today the bidding has started at this year’s final KWPN Online Foal auction, after a busy auction season. Fifteen jumping foals and eleven dressage foals are part of the eight collection. Again, the sport performances in this collection stand out. Are you still looking for some talent? Don’t miss out on this edition! 7 October 2020 | 11:49 Last chance to invest in a KWPN foal, 8th and final collection has been launched Only a week to go before the auction season for this year has come to its end. Never before were there so many foals bought and auctioned via the KWPN auction platform. The best-sold foals were several times sold for amounts like 10.000, 20.000 euros or more. Yesterday the final collection has been launched. Are you still looking for a talented foal? Take your last chance at this final auction. 6 October 2020 | 09:25 Clarimo colt Philvano D sold as most expensive foal for 10.000 euros at the second-last KWPN Online Foal auction The seventh collection has been a wrap! Last night 27 foals were auctioned and not without success, were several foals remain in the Netherlands. 5 October 2020 | 11:06 Last Week Winners September 28 until October 4 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. 2 October 2020 | 17:18 Seventh collection KWPN Online Foal Auction: Bidding is open until Monday It has been Friday 10 AM, which means the bidding is open at the seventh KWPN Online Foal auction. 15 dressage and 11 jumpingfoals will be auctioned upcoming Monday from 8 PM. 2 October 2020 | 14:43 Friends of the KWPN: Paul de Blaauw Paul de Blaauw is the director of Delta Horses: a software supplier of the most extended registration platform for studbooks. Paul de Blaauw and Delta Horses were one of the early birds of ‘’Friends of the KWPN’’! ‘’The friends of the KWPN is a great development, we all know a sustainable future for breeding is better for both horse keeper and breeder. An important job of the studbook is to stimulate the breeders to start breeding sustainable, by the friends of the KWPN we can support this job. Without breeders, there is no studbook and without a studbook, there are no clients for our registration platform EQUIS.’’ said spokesman Paul de Blaauw. 2 October 2020 | 11:39 Become a KWPN-member and receive the rest of 2020 for free! Subscribe for a membership to KWPN International now, and you receive the last months of 2020 for free! You pay 119,50 euro for the rest of this year and 2021. 30 September 2020 | 14:45 In the 7th Online Foal Auction sport in the damline is not a question The next round has started! Last Monday the 7th collection of the Online Foal Auction has been launched. 26 foals will be auction upcoming Monday the 5th of October from 8 PM. This Friday the bidding starts to get grip on your future talent! 29 September 2020 | 09:41 An average price of 5.000 euros in the sixth online foal auction Yesterday 29 foals were auctioned in the sixth KWPN Online Foal Auction. Again the majority of the foals will find their new home abroad. The highest bid was for the GLOCK's Toto Jr. colt Porsche, which was an amount of 10.000 euros. This foal remains in the Netherlands. 28 September 2020 | 13:42 Last Week Winners September 21 until September 27 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. 25 September 2020 | 11:57 Sport and approved stallions predominate the sixth KWPN online auction Are you looking for an interesting foal? After the first edition of the Future Dressage Foal auction last Monday, the sixth collection of the online foal auction is already open. 24 September 2020 | 09:39 Daughter Lennox U.S. Best sold at the first edition of the Future Dressage Foal auction Last monday the first collection of the Future Dressage Foal auction was auctioned. Fifteen promising dressage foals from young KWPN dressage stallions were part of this collection. Buyers from domestic and foreign knew to find their way to the auction and took a their shot. The most expensive foal was Prada Boa T, an offspring of the young stallion Lennox U.S. 21 September 2020 | 12:31 Trigon Auctions closes foal season with success Trigon Auctions, the newly launched auction platform of Stal Tops, VDL Stud and Frederik De Backer have closed their foal season with a 4th collection. Of the 17 Group 2 foals, 16 found their new owners on Wednesday evening. 21 September 2020 | 12:19 Last Week Winners September 14 until September 20 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. 18 September 2020 | 16:04 Start bidding on the exclusive dressage foals from the Future Dressage Foal auction Fifteen highly talented dressage foals are part of the very first edition of the Futures Dressage Foal Auction. All foals are very interesting and from young KWPN dressage stallions. Until Monday evening the 21st of September from 8 PM, you will have the chance to become an owner of one of these excellent foals. 16 September 2020 | 13:04 Unique collection presented of brand new, exclusive Future Dressage Foal Auction! A special and new cooperation among several stallion keepers has resulted in a very unique auction collection. On Monday, 21 September, fifteen selected future talents by young dressage stallions will go under the digital hammer! 15 September 2020 | 10:19 Last Week Winner September 7 until September 13 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. 14 September 2020 | 20:40 Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve daughter for 22.000 euros best bid at the 5th KWPN Online Foal auction Besides all auctions both domestic and foreign, it seems there is still a big interest for the KWPN foals. With 22.000 euros, Phedra (s.Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve) had the highest bid in this edition. Besides that 80% of the foals were sold. 14 September 2020 | 16:44 Trigon Auctions: Dutch 3-year-old champion and last foals of the season in Group 2 Trigon Auctions have launched the last foal collection of this foal season. It is a Group 2 collection which means that next to proven sires offspring of younger sires, that generally don’t make it into the elite auctions, get a chance to present their talented offspring, full of potential. 9 September 2020 | 15:03 Half-brother Harness horse stallion Atleet and many more talented foals in the 5th Online Foal Auction A week ago the VDL foal collection was auctioned and yesterday the foals of the 5th KWPN Online Foal Auction have been presented! The bidding of this collection will start next Friday. Until Monday evening 14 September, you will have the chance to get a grip on one or more of these talents. 8 September 2020 | 14:22 One week to go until Foal Auction Prinsjesdag Coming Tuesday 15 of September the annually elite auction Foal Auction Prinsjesdag will take place. 24 dressage and 38 showjumping foals will be auctioned by Koen Olaerts at the KNHS Centre in Ermelo, The Netherlands. 7 September 2020 | 13:40 Last Week Winners August 31 until September 6 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. 1 September 2020 | 11:04 High sales percentage in 4th online foal auction In total 80% of the foals were sold. Foreign investors know how to appreciate the foals of the KWPN online foal auctions. Again during this 4th edition, half of the foals are sold to foreign countries. 1 September 2020 | 09:53 Last Week Winners August 24 until August 30 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. 31 August 2020 | 14:27 Last chance on a talented foal, in less than 8 hours the Online Foal Auction in collaboration with VDL STUD ends The 4th KWPN Online Foal Auction will end tonight, bidding is possible until 8 PM. 28 August 2020 | 10:00 VDL Stud and KWPN Online Foal Auction join forces in 4th collection! When the number one studbook of the WBFSH Jumping Ranking get together with the prestigious VDL Stud it’s without doubt that an interesting collection is raised. 26 August 2020 | 13:03 Convincing Icarus V wins Blom Cup for seven-year-olds After winning the semi-final, Ruben Romp also won the final of the Blom Cup for seven-year-olds with the Biscayo son Icarus V owned by main sponsor Rinus Blom and Robert Muntel. He received the Championship title. 26 August 2020 | 12:59 Kardinaal HX gets a beautiful victory in the Blom Cup The KWPN-approved stallion Kardinaal HX (by Don Diablo HX) is the new champion of the Blom Cup for five-year-olds! Under Pieter Keunen, the Stal Hendrix owned stallion proved unbeatable. 26 August 2020 | 12:54 Blom Cup: Dallas VDL son Lamborghini wins four-year-olds championship It was an exciting battle in the Blom Cup for four-year-olds. Both VSN champion Love de Vie (by Grandorado TN) and Lamborghini (by Dallas VDL) got 9.3 and 9.0 in the final. 26 August 2020 | 12:50 Just Special VK stays ahead and wins Blom Cup To be able to win the final after already winning the semifinal of the Blom Cup is very difficult to achieve. But that’s exactly what Falaise de Muze daughter Just Special VK and Doron Kuipers did in the Blom Cup for six-year-olds. 19 August 2020 | 11:50 Mirzela van Hapert brings Mare Championships to a smashing end In advance, it became clear that the battle for the Harness horse title would be between the Cizandro daughters Mirzela van Hapert and Mexxima. They did not make it easy for each other and the jury, but the very expressive and powerful Mirzela van Hapert convinced during the final round in the pouring rain that there was no longer any doubt: she was the champion. 19 August 2020 | 11:05 Edmundo's charming daughter Miss Montreal Gelder champion mare With three mares in the championship ring, the final round for the Gelder mares was certainly not the biggest championship of the day. Edmundo daughter Miss Montreal was crowned champion of this breeding direction, referring Mia-Amanda to the reserve title. 18 August 2020 | 16:26 Dream Boy-dochter Magna Charta National Champion Last weekend the special inspection season of 2020 came to a shining end. Under lovely weather-conditions the Dream Boy daughter Magna Charta was crowned National Champion dressage mares in Ermelo. 18 August 2020 | 12:43 Two wildcards are added to the KWPN online 3-Years-old auction It’s time! The collection of 22 very interesting and promising three-year-olds are online now! Next Friday the bidding starts, on Monday the 24th of August the auction will end at 8 PM. 18 August 2020 | 11:27 Complete Mette VDL (v.Etoulon VDL) wins championship 3-year-old jumping mares The adjusted 2020 inspection season has come to a beautiful end last weekend. The Etoulon VDL daughter Mette VDL was crowned National Mare Champion jumper mares, leading the group of seven mares in the final. 10 August 2020 | 21:27 Phyliss, son of Indian Rock, sold for 9.500 euros The third KWPN Online Foal Auction is closed! Exactly half of the foals is sold to abroad. The impressive son of Indian Rock found his new owner for 9.500 euros and will stay in The Netherlands. 7 August 2020 | 14:14 Start the bidding! Auction closes Monday evening It has been 10AM, so that means the bidding for the 3rd KWPN Online Auction is open. 15 dressage and 15 jumping foals will go under the digital hammer coming Monday from 8PM. 6 August 2020 | 11:30 From youngster to international Grand Prix horse: Dana Blue Dana Blue came out of the Covid-19 lockdown to take two back-to-back CSI4* Grand Prix wins at Hubside Jumping Grimaud, in France. With Maikel van der Vleuten in the saddle, the 12-year-old KWPN mare has recorded a number of big victories and was also part of the Dutch team at the Longines FEI European Championships in Rotterdam last summer. 4 August 2020 | 15:03 KWPN Stallion Show 2021 moves to Ermelo due to COVID-19 The KWPN Stallion Show of 2021 will take place at the National Equestrian Centre of Ermelo. The KWPN board has made this decision due to COVID-19 and the uncertain situation in February next year. 3 August 2020 | 21:53 3rd collection presented with interestingly bred foals! Ready for the future? Or still looking for an interesting dressage or showjumping foal? Don’t wait too long as the third online foal auction collection is presented! Breeders shows a lot of trust in the KWPN Online Foal Auctions as they offer more and more foals with a proven pedigree. 3 August 2020 | 14:38 Last Week Winners July 27 until August 2 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. 3 August 2020 | 10:28 Black Horses Auction: all 40 horses sold to 11 countries The Grand Prix mare Endy BH became the convincing top-seller of the Black Horses Auction last night and will continue her sports career with a very talented Belgian rider. The online auction of Black Horses Stud can be put into the books with a 100% score, because all 40 auction horses were sold to 11 different countries last night. 31 July 2020 | 15:00 Advertorial Horses2fly: your partner in horse transport Horses2fly is a professional export company that transports horses all over the world. The entire process is supervised by our experienced team. The horses which are on our farm are under the supervision of a veterinarian. We will keep you updated about your horse during his stay. 29 July 2020 | 12:25 Black Horses Online auction opened The online auction of the Black Horses Auction has officially opened! From now on you can place your bids on the 40 exclusive dressage horses; 23 sporthorses, 14 unbroken horses and 5 broodmares. 28 July 2020 | 22:12 Straw of Chacco-Blue semen sold for 32,000 to Hungary This year's second KWPN Online Foal Auction is over! This foal auction was organized in collaboration with De Wiemselbach and Stal 't Hofstee. 27 July 2020 | 11:19 Last Week Winners July 20 until July 26 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. 24 July 2020 | 18:38 No lack of sport results in dam-line 2nd collection KWPN Online Foal Auction From this morning on it’s possible to place your bid on the second collection of the KWPN Online Foal Auction. You don’t want to miss these auction foals, especially when you’re looking for your next super star for sports or breeding! 22 July 2020 | 12:28 Collection Black Horses Auction complete: 3- and 4-year-old talents added Ten 4-year-old and thirteen 3-year-old dressage horses complete the collection of the Black Horses Auction. All 40 horses for the online auction of Saturday 1 August can be found on the auction website. After the previously published sporthorses and broodmares, Black Horses Stud has added 23 more dressage talents to the auction collection. 21 July 2020 | 16:01 Last Week Winners July 13 until July 19 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 20 July 2020 | 17:00 Exclusive, original straw Chacco-Blue semen in second KWPN Online Foal Auction! After the succesfull first edition of the KWPN Foal Auction this season, the time has come to announce the second collection! This auction is organized in collaboration with de Wiemselbach and Stal ‘t Hofstee. Next to the 21 auction foals, we also have been given the opportunity to add an exclusive, original straw semen of the legendary Chacco-Blue into this auction! 16 July 2020 | 09:24 First part of collection Black Horses Auction online The first part of the collection of the Black Horses Auction has been published. For the online auction on Saturday 1st of August, Black Horses Auction presents 12 exclusive sporthorses and 5 genetically highly interesting broodmares. 14 July 2020 | 10:36 Last Week Winner July 6 until July 12 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. 8 July 2020 | 22:22 Last Week Winners June 29 until July 5 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. 3 July 2020 | 12:29 You can bid on the very first KWPN Online Foal Auction It’s time! As of today it is possible to bid on the very first collection of the KWPN Online Foal Auction 2020. Today it is all about sportresults, and this collection is not lacking of it. 30 June 2020 | 16:36 Last Week Winners June 22 until June 28 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 29 June 2020 | 15:50 First KWPN Online Edition coming up, auction video’s extended There it is! The first collection of the KWPN Online Foal Auction 2020 is online with photos and videos. 31 dressage and jumping foals are looking for a new owner. We would like to introduce some foals to you! 26 June 2020 | 16:34 Dana Blue wins Grand Prix in Saint Tropez after corona stop After months they were able to compete again international with their colleagues at the highest level: Maikel van der Vleuten and Dana Blue (Mr. Blue out of Tulana perst from Hemmingway) did good business today in Saint Tropez, France. Dana Blue was the last to qualify for the jump-off under Maikel and managed to cash in on the chances of winning: in 72.44, the Mr. Blue daughter bred by Jan and Paul Bocken jumped to the victory. 26 June 2020 | 16:29 Blom Cup in Valkenswaard this year The Blom Cup 2020 will be held at the Tops International Arena in Valkenswaard. The championship for young jumping horses is on Monday 17th, Tuesday 18th and Wednesday the 19th of August. The KWPN is very pleased to offer the young jumping horses the beautiful stage of the Tops International Arena, where the prestigious Longines Global Champions Tour will be held. This allows us to offer the participants excellent facilities at a location with international allure. The Blom Cup is also the selection for the World Championship for Young Jumping Horses, which will be held in Lanaken from 16 to 20 September this year. 23 June 2020 | 12:18 Black Horses starts online auction of dressage horses The first edition of the Black Horses Auction will take place on Saturday the 1st of August. The online auction will include an interesting collection of around 40 dressage horses. This collection will have an exciting horse for every dressage lover, since the horses vary from talented untrained horses to higher level dressage horses and interesting broodmares. 23 June 2020 | 10:30 ‘Prestatie’ mares of the Gelder horse direction The predicate system of KWPN is unique in the world and there is no other studbook that differentiates the qualities of mares and stallions in this way. The ‘prestatie’ predicate is proof of the hereditary power of a mare in the area of sports. But how many Gelder ‘prestatie’ mares has the KWPN, and do these mares breed daughters that earn the predicate themselves? And which stallions have sired these ‘prestatie’ mares? Read more in this article! 19 June 2020 | 15:33 Bert van Kooten: "It should be a party for the breeders" Anemone Horse Trucks is the place where many people go to for a new or used horse car. These horse cars are offered from stock, but can also be custom made. Many variations are offered and the service is definitely the most inportant at Anemone Horse Trucks. Bert van Kooten is the director of this company together with his son, Stefan van Kooten, and Bert is also a friend of the KWPN! 17 June 2020 | 14:10 Trendsetting Dressage Mares, The Base Of Grand Prix Horses To anyones succes in breeding, a mare is the base. The influence of these mares is respectable. They carry and care for their foals, but that is not all. Some mares give more of themselves than others and some seem to fit a certain stallion very well. One thing the mares in this article have in common: they produced more than one Grand Prix horse. 17 June 2020 | 11:33 Christoph Hess jury member and Philipp Hess guest rider at the Pavo Cup This year, the German young horse specialist Philipp Hess returns back as the guest rider in the saddle of the talents in the final of the Pavo Cup. His father Christoph Hess is a member of the jury during the semi-finals. 8 June 2020 | 11:51 Breeders in the picture: Henk and Joke van den Bosch This year, at the KWPN Stallion Show, the first breeder premiums were given by the Friends of the KWPN. The premiums were awarded to breeders of horses who managed to place themselves in the top 3 of the WBFSH-ranking in the past year: Explosion W for the show jumpers and Bayro for the eventing horses. Ms van den Bosch received the premium for eventing topper Bayro. 3 June 2020 | 09:46 Keur Stallion Phin Phin Passed Away The keur stallion Phin Phin (Chin Chin out of Miss Abdullah T by Abdullah, breeder Kamiel Troubleijn) passed away at age 28. Phin Phin was approved at a later age for KWPN. With Roelof Bril, who discovered the stallion in Belgium, the stallion developed into a Grand Prix jumping horse. 3 June 2020 | 09:40 Larthago, Dam Of KWPN-Stallions Harley VDL And Casago, Passed Away Larthago (Carthago out of Daisy IV by Caletto I), the dam of KWPN-stallions Harley VDL and Casago, passed away at an age of 27. Larthago gave birth to nine international sporthorses (six of which 1.50m or higher) and five approved stallions, among which Harley VDL and Casago. 2 June 2020 | 16:51 First IBOP at KWPN center in corona time is a fact Last week, an IBOP for dressage mares is organized under strict protocols at the KWPN center in Ermelo: one of the first activities after the coronavirus outbreak. It was good to see that registrants, supervisors and employees are following up the measures. 2 June 2020 | 13:51 Dam Of Valegro, Maifleur, Passed Away The KWPN mare Maifleur has passed away. The most well-known offspring that Joop and Maartje Hansen of the provence of Zeeland bred with her is two-time Olympic Champion Valegro (s.Negro). Maifleur reached the age of 26. 28 May 2020 | 16:55 Trendsetting Jumper Mares, The Base Of Grand Prix Horses To anyones succes in breeding, a mare is the base. The influence of these mares is respectable. They carry and care for their foals, but that is not all. Some mares give more of themselves than others and some seem to fit a certain stallion very well. One thing the mares in this article have in common: they produced more than one Grand Prix horse. 26 May 2020 | 12:46 Gelder Horses and Harness Horses in Grand Prix When we talk about Grand Prix, most of the time we have dressage- and jumper horses in our minds. But did you know that also a variety of Gelder Horses and Harness Horses are successful at the highest level? You’ll read in this article which horses we mean. 25 May 2020 | 12:29 Friends of the KWPN in the picture: Rob Mekelenkamp Media Primair is aimed at providing services to studbooks, companies and foundations within the equestrian sector. The focus is on support in design, content, marketing, commerce, magazines and associated products and services. All this is done under the supervision of Rob Mekelenkamp. He is one of the affiliated Friends of the KWPN! 20 May 2020 | 11:14 Applying For The D-OC Predicate In Coronavirus Times The breeding value for OC gives an estimation of the genetic quality of a horse in comparison to the average of all KWPN-horses. Osteochondrosis (OC) is a common disease in joints, where a disturbance of the ossification from cartilage to bone can cause defects. 12 May 2020 | 16:01 KWPN board member Minne Hovenga passed away We received the intensely sad news of the death of our board member Minne Hovenga (63). Minne Hovenga joined the General Board of the KWPN in 2018. He was the ideal candidate: an amiable person who was able to put himself in the position and opinion of the members and had a great historical knowledge of the KWPN. 12 May 2020 | 11:30 Stallions licensed by General Board Since the start of the coronavirus in, the KWPN was forced to postpone the performance test for riding- and Gelder stallions until further notice. For this reason, the General Board decided in March to allow registered stallions designated in 2020 from all breeding directions to apply for a breeding license for the breeding season 2020 (valid until 1 October 2020). 11 May 2020 | 10:32 Stallion Hardrock Z acknowledged for KWPN The stallion selection committiee for jumping has presented Grand Prix-jumping stallion Hardrock Z for acknowledgement with the KWPN board, and they have formalized this proposal in the meantime. 8 May 2020 | 15:51 The Friends of the KWPN in numbers A token of appreciation for the KWPN breeders and mutual networking, that is what the Friends of the KWPN stand for. With the nice result that the first breeder premiums were presented at the KWPN Stallion Show at the beginning of this year.