9 October 2017 | 23:37 Talented stallions started their performance test This morning, the stallions were presented to start their 50-day stallion performance test. Thirteen jumper stallions and fourteen dressage stallions got the green light from the Stallion Selection Committees and the veterinary surgeon. 9 October 2017 | 13:49 Cekatinka wins Boekelo, Bayro Dutch Champion Tim Price and Cekatinka (s.King Kolibri) took the win at the prestigious CCIO3* Military Boekelo. Tim Lips and Bayro were the runners-up and secured the Dutch Championship. Sanne de Jong rode her home-bred Enjoy (s.Cartano) to the bronze medal in this Championship. 6 October 2017 | 14:26 Zlatan Ibrahimovic acquires Eldorado van de Zeshoek-mare The legendary football player Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made a striking investment in the Netherlands: the six-year-old mare Grade Dieni (s.Eldorado van de Zeshoek) has come in his possession. 4 October 2017 | 20:51 Monday delivery presentation for fall performance test Monday, October 9th, the Fall Stallion Performance Test will start. 33 Three-year-old stallions are presented for the 50-day-test, more info on the stallions can be found on the bottom of this page. 27 September 2017 | 15:41 Successful third KWPN Online Foal Auction with record price. Yesterday the third edition of the KWPN Online Foal Auction 2017 closed. The Glock's Toto jr-daughter Madame Tip Top Irene S was sold for a, for this auction, record price of €10.500,- . 26 September 2017 | 15:09 Last chance! Dressage foal auction closes tonight After a succesful auction yesterday where the jumper foals were sold for a good average price, today the dressage horse foals will change ownership. The auction will close at 7.00 PM CET 25 September 2017 | 21:24 Silver for Flash (s.Numero Uno) at World Championships Lanaken Last weekend Lanaken was home to the World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses, featuring the best young show jumpers from around the globe. Flash (s.Numero) won the silver medal at the 7-year-olds. 25 September 2017 | 15:47 last chance to make your bid Online Jumper Foal Auction closes tonight Did you already make an offer on the foals is in the KWPN online Foal Auction? Today is the last chance for the jumper horse lovers among you, since this auction closes tonight at 7 p.m. CET. 23 September 2017 | 15:11 bidding has started! Third KWPN Online Foal auction has started From today onwards, you can make your bids on the foals in the third edition of the KWPN Online Foal auctions 2017. The new collection cal be found on auction site Equinia.com and consists of 26 dressage and 17 jumper foals. The foals will again be auctioned in two groups. 19 September 2017 | 13:06 Region België Breeders premiums for medal winners Lanaken From September 20th through 24th, the World Championships for Young Jumping horses take place in Lanaken, Belgium. The breeders of the medal winners are rewarded with premiums. 19 September 2017 | 11:07 new foals online Another two new collections of foals online The new collections of foals in the KWPN Online Foal Auctions are online. At the selection day in Brabant 43 foals were selected for this third Online Foal Auction of this year. After inspection by the inspector, all foals were photographed and filmed. This auction is, just like the last one, also divided into a group of jumper foals and a group of dressage foals. 19 September 2017 | 10:42 Be Touchable wins at the Event Rider Masters Finale Britain’s Izzy Taylor led the final leg of the 2017 Event Rider Masters (ERM) from start to finish. She secured her first ERM podium finish at the series finale held at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. 13 September 2017 | 10:29 KWPN Online Foal Auction: offspring of Hitmaker and Ferguson steal the show Last night the second half of the second edition of the KWPN Online Auctions 2017 closed. Two foals made a price above 5000 euro, a daughter of Ferguson and a son of Hitmaker that entered the auction through the offspring-inspection. The first Harness horse foal ever in the Online Auction goes to Belgium. 12 September 2017 | 13:00 Mikabantos most expensive lot in KWPN Online Foal auction Last night the auction of the jumper foals in the second edition of the KWPN Online Foal Auctions 2017 closed. Most expensive foal was Mikabantos, a foal by Kannan out of a dam that jumped Grands Prix herself. The bidding stopped at 9000 euro. 11 September 2017 | 14:41 jumper auction is closing! KWPN Online Foal Auction; jumper foal auction closes tonight! The first lot of the second collection of foals in the KWPN Online Foal Auction will be auctioned tonight! The Auction of the jumper foals closes at 7.00 p.m. CET. This is your last change to capture one of these interestingly bred foals. Make your bids now! 9 September 2017 | 18:15 start bidding now! KWPN Online auction, bidding has started! The second collection of the 2017 KWPN Online Foal Auctions is now open for bidding. No less than 64 foals are offered for auction, they come from all four breeding directions. One of the lots will be a covering of Glock’s Toto that is auctioned for the DVB Foundation. Come and have a look, you can bid now! This second collection of the KWPN Online Foal auctions in 2017 5 September 2017 | 14:06 Entries Scotland inspection open! Entries for the Scotland Inspection Tour are open. Enter now! 5 September 2017 | 10:34 Jeroen Dubbeldam Wins Grand Prix CSI3* at Samorin With a near two second lead, Jeroen Dubbeldam of The Netherlands and the 13-year-old KWPN gelding SFN Zenith NOP (Rash x Fuego Du Prelet) outpaced the competition to win the X-Bionic Sphere Grand Prix CSI3* in Samorin, Slovakia. 1 September 2017 | 22:15 new collection! New collection auction foals now online The second collection of the 2017 KWPN Online Foal Auctions is now online. No less than 64 foals are offered for auction, some with pedigrees that can compete with the foals from the KWPN elite auctions that are taking place all over the country at the moment. One of the lots will be a covering of Glock’s Toto that is auctioned for the DVB Foundation. Have a look, investing in foals is worthwhile at the moment! 26 August 2017 | 14:54 Extra edition! Extra edition KWPN Online Foal auction KWPN organized two extra photo- and video-days in the South and the North of the country for the KWPN Online Foal Auctions this year. This meant an large increase in the number of foals that will be auctioned. Therefore it is decided to organize not one, but two auctions in the month September. 22 August 2017 | 15:17 Nice prices for foals in first KWPN Online Foal Auction of 2017 Yesterday, the foals in the first KWPN Online Foal Auction of 2017 were auctioned, 21 Foals came under the virtual hammer, 90% of them were actually sold. 21 August 2017 | 14:39 Last chance! KWPN Online closes tonight. Make your bids now! The first collection of foals in the KWPN Online Foal Auction will be auctioned tonight! The Auction closes at 7.00 p.m. CET. This is your last change to capture one of these interestingly bred foals. Make your bids now! 19 August 2017 | 17:11 Blom Cup: Idagonda, Gloed, Blom's Hiek'n and Ferdinand invincible Today the Blom Cup was concluded, in this show jumping class the best four- five-, six- and seven-year-old horses battled for the national title. The last three age categories could also qualify themselves for the World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses in Lanaken, Belgium. 19 August 2017 | 12:23 Jatilinda (s.All at Once) and Joliciapina (s.Carambole) win National Mare championships The final of the three-year-old mares formed a magnificent conclusion to an equally beautiful day at the KWPN Championships. No less than 14 dressage mares and 12 jumper-bred mares were invited to the championships round to compete for the title National Mare Champion in their respective breeding direction. 19 August 2017 | 10:54 Mijnsinaa and Metallic win foal championships Mijnsinaa (s.Emillion) was crowned champion of the show jumping bred foals, while Metallic (s.Franklin) was the best dressage foal. 19 August 2017 | 10:32 Bidding is open in the KWPN Online Foal Auction From today, you can bid on the foals in this first edition of the 2017 KWPN online foal Auctions. Did you have a look at the collection already? It is truly an interesting one, have a look and make your bid! 11 August 2017 | 21:54 Interesting collection of foals in KWPN Online Foal Auction now online! The collection of foals of the first 2017 KWPN Online Foal Auction is now online! This first collection is right away a very interesting one and absolutely one to have look at. 8 August 2017 | 09:50 Program KWPN Championships Come and visit the KWPN Center during the KWPN Championships! 7 August 2017 | 18:03 KWPN Championships: Activities Foreign Visitors - 17-20 August 2017 The KWPN Championships are right around the corner and KWPN would love to welcome you to the KWPN Center in Ermelo for this superb event. We offer our foreign visitors two special possibilities to explore KWPN breeding and make the most out of their visit. 7 August 2017 | 11:54 Ermelo YH: Governor takes Silver! In the final of the six-year-old horses at the World Championships for young dressage horses in Ermelo it was the KWPN stallion Governor-Str who took the silver medal. Lordswood Dancing Diamond was World Champion. Gunner KS took seventh. 7 August 2017 | 10:17 Ermelo YH: Compliments and sixth place for Henkie and Adelinde The KWPN-stallion Henkie is finished in sixth place at the World Championships for Young dressage horses. Both Adelinde Cornelissen as well as the Alexandro P-son received lots of compliments and they got 8,8 points in total. The elite mare Haute Couture, presented by Dinja van Liere, finished with 8,3 points in tenth place. The new World Champion is Don Martillo, a Hannovarian registered son of the KWPN bred Don Juan de Hus (s.Jazz) 6 August 2017 | 16:04 Ermelo YH: Dark President D&R retaliates in Stallions of the Year-Freestyle The Stallions of the Year, a class for approved stallions at Small Tour-level, continued with a Freestyle to music in the main arena. Between the final of the five-year-olds and the six-year-olds, it was the charming Dark President D&R that made a stance by scoring the highest marks. In the classical test the Wynton-son obtained a second position, this time he went the extra mile and won the freestyle to music. The KWPN-stallion Everdale, yesterday’s victor, had to accept the second place. 6 August 2017 | 09:26 EDS auction attracts international buyers The EDS top collection went under the hammer of the Belgian auctioneer Koen Olaerts. With a total revenue of no less than seven hundred thousand euros and an average nearing €50.000 per horse and €14.700 per foal, the organisation can look back on a very successful night 5 August 2017 | 23:45 Ermelo YH: Fiontini World Champion again, First Apple fourth Fifteen horses came in the main arena this afternoon for the final of the World Championships for seven year-old dressage horses. Five of them were KWPN’s. Fiontini and Severo Jesus Jurado Lopez took the title again. The silver medal was for Kirsten Brouwer with the dancing Sultan des Paluds. 5 August 2017 | 22:49 Ermelo YH: Two five-year-old KWPN’s in top-10 Small Final None of the KWPN’s in the small final for five-year-olds managed to reach the final. Hannelinde GLN was the highest place in ninth place. 5 August 2017 | 22:04 Ermelo YH: Great Lady TC makes it to the final Great Lady TC managed to place for the finals in the six-year-old class. The powerful daughter of Bretton Woods scored 8,6 and got second. 5 August 2017 | 16:45 Ermelo YH: Everdale wins Stallions of the Year Stallions of the Year, a class for approved stallions at Prix St. Georges level stood out in diversity. Out of nine contestants, eight nationalities, seven studbooks, the KWPN-stallion Everdale (s.Lord Leatherdale) was crowned champion. The second place was claimed by the KWPN-stallion Dark President’s D&R (s.Wynton) for whom this class formed his international debut. 4 August 2017 | 22:00 Ermelo YH: Lynne Maas and Electra also supreme in CDI1* Freestyle Tonight’s program included the CDI1* Freestyle to music, featuring the best 10 combinations of the yesterday’s Prix St. George. In a predominantly Dutch competitors field, yesterday’s winner, Lynne Maas and her KWPN-mare Electra (Jazz x Ferro) proved to be invincible once again. 4 August 2017 | 21:56 Ermelo YH: Farzana and Fantastique fantastically to the final She was very close yesterday, but today the third position in the small final guarantees Mara de Vries and Farzana’s spot in the final. Lynne Maas outdid herself with –what’s in a name- Fantastique, resulting in the second price and a ticket to final. Standing O’vation, representing Luxembourg, won this class. 4 August 2017 | 20:34 Ermelo YH: Three six-year-olds directly through to the finals After the second part of the qualifiers for six-year-olds, three KWPN-horses have directly placed themselves for the final. The KWPN-stallions Governor Str and Gunner KS and the Jazz-offspring Gerion. 4 August 2017 | 14:14 Ermelo YH: Habibi best KWPN-horse of today, Henkie and Haute Couture directly through to finals The in Hannover registered Don Martillo, son by the KWPN-bred Don Juan de Hus (s.Jazz), claimed the victory yesterday and was not outbested today. The KWPN-stallion Henkie (s.Alexandro P) dropped to the tenth position, Connaisseur-daughter Haute Couture ended up in the 12th and Habibi DVB placed 20th. 4 August 2017 | 09:37 Ermelo YH: First Apple and Ferdeaux in pursuit of Fiontini Three seven-year-old KWPN-horses have qualified themselves today for the World Breeding Dressage Championships final. A respectable achievement, since a good number of thirty-seven horses entered this class. President’s First Apple and Patrick van der Meer have the best cards with their second position behind the formidable leader of the rankings, Fiontini. 3 August 2017 | 22:33 Ermelo YH: Gunner KS best placed KWPN-horse of today In the first half of the qualifications for the 6-year-olds at the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses is the KWPN-stallion Gunner KS on the sixth position currently the best placed KWPN-horse. 3 August 2017 | 20:12 Electra (s.Jazz) wins CDI1* Prix St. Georges Lynne Maas took home the gold last month at the Dutch National Championships in the Small Tour and lived up to the expectations she created there. 3 August 2017 | 12:43 Presentation and auction sequence EDS published Tonight the horses and foals of the EDS collection will present themselves for the first time to the public. At 19.00 hrs the presentation in arena 2 of the World Breeding Championships for Young Horses starts 1 August 2017 | 15:28 Presentation Excellent Dressage Sales Thursday August 3rd at the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses, the presentation of the EDS-collection takes place. 19 July 2017 | 10:14 The auction collection 2017 is online! After the photo and filmday all parties involved started working on the material behind the scenes. The photo's, pedigrees and auction texts have been completed and can be accessed on our website from now on! The videos will be uploaded next week. 16 July 2017 | 10:03 Delegation to World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses announced The KWPN-approved stallions won all the age categories: at the five-year-olds Cornelissen and the Gelder stallion Henkie obtained the highest score and at the six-year-olds she did it again with Governor-STR. Kirsten Brouwer and the stallion Ferdaux achieved the best result of the seven-year-olds. 5 July 2017 | 10:18 Discount on tickets for the World Championship for Young Horses KWPN members receive a €5,- discount per person on a normal ticket and €15,- on a Passe-Partout. Note: these discounts are only valid in pre-sale. 3 July 2017 | 15:25 KWPN International Magazine: Check your data! Are you a member of KWPN and do you read KWPN International Magazine? Please make sure we’ve got your e-mail-address so we can sent you a notification when the newest edition of the magazine is online. 3 July 2017 | 15:02 KWPN Magazine New issue of KWPN International Magazine is now online (Issue 2, 2017) This issue features black beauty Everdale, his rider Charlotte Fry and his owners Gertjan and Anne van Olst. We also take a closer look at Jumping Traits and you can read all about the eventing-minded Bleekman Family that breeds KWPN’s in England. 26 June 2017 | 13:42 Recognized stallion Zerlin M wins GP of Bonheiden The KWPN-recognized stallion Zerlin M has made his mark again. Yesterday, he won, ridden by American rider Michael Hughes the three star Grand Prix of Bonheiden. At the major Belgium show , the son of Berlin was the only one to keep the clear in the difficult 1.50m Grand Prix. 20 June 2017 | 12:26 Anthony Condon and Oklund-son Balzac win Bolesworth Grand Prix For a moment it looked like last year´s Grand Prix-winner Michel Hendrix and Baileys would again grap the title at the Bolesworth Grand Prix. But Irish rider Anthony Condon rode a super round and had the second of only two double clears in the four star Grand Prix. 15 June 2017 | 16:35 KWPN Online Foal Auctions expand The renowned KWPN Foal Auctions are a proven formula where buyers can get hold of foals from some of the best bloodlines KWPN has got to offer. In addition to the live Foal Auctions, that are mainly held in August and September, KWPN organizes KWPN Online Foal Auctions. 12 June 2017 | 10:55 All entries UK Inspections open! Entries for the UK (Midlands) inspection tour are also open. You can register your horse(s) through MyKWPN. 7 June 2017 | 15:51 Zuidenwind Swedish Champion The KWPN stallion Zuidenwind (s.OO Seven) and his Swedish rider Rose Mathisen won the Swedish Championship this past weekend. After they took second place in the Grand Prix, the pair rode a superb freestyle which got them in first place. 7 June 2017 | 09:49 Entries for the first UK (South) Inspection Tour 2017 are open! Entries for the first UK (Southern part) inspection tour are now open. You can register your horse(s) through MyKWPN. 31 May 2017 | 12:13 Charleville (s.Quasimodo Z) wins 3*-GP Lexington It was an excellent weekend for Quasimodo Z offspring. After Callisto won the 1.50m class in Hamburg, two other offspring jumped to the top-3 in the Lexington Grand Prix. Charleville was the winner with Eve Jobs. 29 May 2017 | 13:25 Dha Dha second in Eindhoven Derby, Zomerfee van de Broekkant in third British rider William Funnell took his third win in the prestigious Lacom Derby of Eindhoven, but KWPN’s Dha Dha and Zomerfee van de Broekkant came really close. Eindhoven resident Bianca Schoenmakers had a sad mistake on the last oxer, which costed her the win. 29 May 2017 | 12:54 Spectacular win for Emma Augier de Moussac with Diva She is only nine years old but No Limit-daughter Diva jumped fantastically and won the 1,50m NXP Semiconductors Prix of CSI Eindhoven. The Czech rider Emma Augier de Moussac took all risks and won after a spectacular round. The KWPN stallion Emir R impressed with a third. 23 May 2017 | 15:57 Six quality dressage stallions approved The six dressage stallions participating in the KWPN Stallion Performance test were all very convincing on dressage talent, quality of movement and pedigree. They all got approved with beautiful marks. The Stallion Selection Committee was very content with the way the pe 23 May 2017 | 15:17 Sixteen jumper stallions approved Due to the high quality of stallions in the KWPN Spring Performance Test for stallions, 13 three-year-old stallions and three older stallions could be approved for breeding. 23 May 2017 | 10:29 Aqiedo shows his qualities in Nations Cup Compiègne Adelinde Cornelissen and the KWPN stallion Aqiedo set the best KWPN-result in the CDI5* in Compiègne. Holland won the bronze, the Brits were the winners. 21 May 2017 | 21:38 Again Phenomenal achievement for VDL Groep Verdi TN VDL Groep Verdi TN keeps proving that he still is one of the best horses in the world. Not only his impressive list of championships (11 in a row), his team medals, and the numerous double clears in Nation Cups, but also his individual results at five star Grand Prix' are of unprecedented class. At the Global Champions tour in Madrid, Maikel van der Vleuten and VDL Groep Verdi TN went brilliantly in the Grand Prix and got third. 19 May 2017 | 12:46 Selection dates new edition EDS/KWPN Auction in Ermelo announced Excellent Dressage Sales (EDS) organises her second auction at the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses in Ermelo on Saturday the 5th of August 2017. The first selection day is planned on May 30th. 18 May 2017 | 12:27 Verdi-son Bonjovi second in Hollow Creek Grand Prix of Lexington Several horses did good business in the United States last weekend. The eleven-year-old Verdi-son Bonjovi, ridden by Venezuelan rider Emanuel Andrade took second place in the three-star Hollow Creek Grand Prix of Lexington. The Nintender-offspring Dingeman also jumped into the top-10 at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show. 16 May 2017 | 11:29 Lummen GP for Barnaby Julio Arias achieved to book a Spanish win in the most important class of the CSI3* Lummen. He rode the Lovis Corinth-son Barnaby convincingly to the win. 15 May 2017 | 22:36 Baileys third in Redefin The good form that Michel Hendrix and Indoctro-son Baileys showed at the Nationals, where they won silver, was still there in Redefin. With an excellent double clear, they took third place in the 3*-Grand Prix. 15 May 2017 | 13:52 Aquila HDC and VDL Groep Arera C to second and third in GP La Baule For the second consecutive week, a Brazilian rider won a French five star Grand Prix. This time he was followed by two KWPN horses. Pedro Junqueira Muylaert was the surprising winner of the Grand prix of La Baule. Patrice Delaveau riding Aquila HDC and Maikel van der Vleuten with VDL Groep Arera C did again well and got second and third. 15 May 2017 | 11:44 KWPN Stallion Don Diablo HX second in Redefin The nine-year-old KWPN stallion Don Diablo HX (s.Vittorio) did very well in the Championat of the CSI3* Redefin. Ridden by Michel Hendrix he was very quick and managed to secure second place. 13 May 2017 | 21:00 Photos stallions in performancetest now online Last week, all dressage, jumper and Gelder stallions participating in the Stallion Performancetest were photographed by Sandra Nieuwendijk. The beautiful weather certainly helped for a nice result. Look at the pictures The final presentation of both the jumper and the dressage stallions, as well as the Gelder stallion is on Saturday mey 20th at 9.00 at the KWPN Center. Of course we invite you to come and watch the event. Two last intermediate assessments will take place on May 16th and 17th. Deelnemende hengsten voorjaarsonderzoek 9 May 2017 | 22:09 Krack C deceased This morning, the KWPN stallion Krack C has passed at his home, Van Uytert stud. The son of Flemmingh had an impressive sport- and breeeding career. He was 25 years old. 8 May 2017 | 15:31 Striking third place for Berlin-son Ace in Caopexpan After a good result in the Nations Cup, Ace made name again in the Grand Prix of the CSIO4* Coapexpan. Ridden by Alison Robitaille, the Berlin-son stayed clear and got third. 8 May 2017 | 12:27 Arayan wins small GP in Versailles The Grand Prix Renault et de la Ville de Versailles was a Titan battle between some of the best riders in the world. But the KWPN bred Arrayan and the KWPN recognized stallion Emerald N.O.P. rose above the participants field and took the win and second place. A nice disclosure in the ‘small Grand Prix’ of Versailles. 1 May 2017 | 21:57 Baccarat and Capetown in top-10 GP Hagen On the final day of Horses and Dreams in Hagen Germany, the two Dutch pairs, Marc Houtzager with Sterrehof’s Baccarat and Wout-Jan van der Schans with Capetown were in great form. Marc Houtzager, the new Dutch Champion, came in fifth with Padinus-offspring Baccarat. Member of the Stallion Selection committee jumping, Wout-Jan van der Schans rode Capetown to the ninth place. 1 May 2017 | 13:33 H&M Christian K (s.Namelus R) second in GP Lummen The Swedish rider Peder Fredricson made a super debut at 5*-level with the ten-year-old Namelus R-son H&M Christian K. the KWPN gelding stayed double clear and got second in the Lummen Grand Prix. 1 May 2017 | 11:56 Superb ride for VDL Groep Verdi TN at GCT Shanghai Although they announced to be no longer available for the Dutch team in the Nations Cups, Maikel van der Vleuten and VDL Groep Verdi TN are not the least thinking of retirement. The stallion jumped phenomenally in Shanghai winning second prize in the Global Champions Tour Grand Prix. 25 April 2017 | 11:48 World Championships Countdown: 100 days until the start In exactly 100 days, the Longines FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses starts at the National Equestrian Centre in Ermelo. Following the phenomenal success in 2016, the organisation looks forward to the second edition of the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses in Ermelo. 24 April 2017 | 22:09 Eight-year-old Eckhart seventh in 1.50m Eschweiler The only eight-year-old KWPN horse Eckhart had all eyes on him when he jumped to seventh place in the 1.50m Grand Prix qualifier in Eschweiler Germany. Ridden by German rider Jörg Oppermann he jumped amazingly. Winner of this Grand Prix qualification was the young rider Bertram Allen. 15 April 2017 | 22:35 Cuplandra (v.Upgrade) fourth in 1.55m GCT At the stunning location of the Longines Global Champions Tour in Miami Beach Carlos Lopez set the quickest time that put him in fourth in the 1.50/1.55 class. He did that with the Upgrade-daughter Cuplandra. 10 April 2017 | 13:14 Great GTP-win for Chaplin The end of January, Martin Fuchs and the Verdi-son Chaplin were the winners of the CSI5* Zürich Grand Prix. This weekend they showed that that was no coincidence and won the Mexico City Global Champions Tour Grand Prix. 10 April 2017 | 12:12 Hummer wins in Russia The KWPN-stallion Hummer is back in his home-country Russia. Last week, the son of Westpoint competed at a young horse competition where his rider Evgeni Sharangovich tried to get him qualified for the World Championships for young dressage horses in Ermelo. He won. 6 April 2017 | 13:08 Olympic Champion Big Star retired Yesterday, Olympic Champion Nick Skelton announced his retirement from international competitions. The Brit is 59 years old, and with his retirement, that also means his once-in-a-lifetime horse and Olympic mount Big Star, the KWPN-recognized son of Quick Star, will be retired as well. 6 April 2017 | 09:52 Grand Prix Stallion Blue Hors Don Olymbrio L recognized. On the recommendation of the Stallion Selection Committee Dressage, the stallion Blue Hors Don Olymbrio L is recognized for KWPN breeding. The stallion is successful under Daniel Bachmann-Andersen in the Grand Prix. 5 April 2017 | 12:55 Anna Zibrandtsen takes over the reins of Arlando The Danish rider Anna Zibrandtsen has taken over the reins of Olympic horse Arlando N.O.P. The rider, who recently also bought the KWPN-stallion Dorado, is aiming for the Olympic Games in Tokyo with the son of Paddox. 5 April 2017 | 10:01 KWPN launches new online platform All information integrated into one single online environment. 4 April 2017 | 15:27 Two KWPN’s in World Cup top-10 In the fifth World Cup final for Maikel van der Vleuten and the KWPN approved stallion VDL Groep Verdi TN N.O.P. (s.Quidam de Revel), the pair finished in ninth place. 2 April 2017 | 16:13 Verdades runner-up at World Cup Finals It was almost a certainty, Isabell Werth and the Don Schufro-daughter Weihegold OLD won the World Cup Finals in Omaha. But it was Verdades who was ‘best of the rest’ in his home-country. And not only that, KWPN horses reigned overall finishing in second to sixth place in the Freestyle. 30 March 2017 | 22:44 Iresias L Champion of Champions at Werribee At the Australian Young Horse Championships in Werribee, Victoria, the Johnson-son Iresias L got the title Champion of Champions. 30 March 2017 | 08:42 EDS horses excel in competitions The current collection of the Excellent Dressage Sales excels at several competitions. 28 March 2017 | 11:39 Four 4-year-old stallions start their performance test This morning, five 4-year-old jumper stallions were presented to the Stallion Selection Comittee to start their performance test of 50 days. Four of them could occupy a stable at the KWPN-center. 27 March 2017 | 11:37 Numero Uno-son Charmeur wins $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix (video) The Spanish rider Sergio Alvarez Moya was the big winner of the $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI 5* at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington. He took the win with his KWPN horse Charmeur (Numero Uno out of Tronia by Emilion, breeder H. Schonewille from Nieuw-Amsterdam). 25 March 2017 | 09:33 Excellent Dressage Sales Collection more versatile than ever Today, Excellent Dressage Sales (EDS) unveiled the complete collection for its upcoming edition of the auction. 23 March 2017 | 10:51 Keur-stallion Corland deceased Last Tuesday, the influential stallion Corland (28) passed in his stable at the VDL Stud in Bears. The son of Cor de la Bryere was one of the most successful breeding stallions of the past decennia. He jumped successfully at the highest level ridden by Wout-Jan van der Schans. 21 March 2017 | 13:22 California and KWPN approved stallions shine in GP Hermès Paris In an unbelievable difficult Grand Prix of the CSI5* Hermès Paris, Edwina Tops-Alexander managed to win the title with her ten-year-old L’Esprit-daughter California. 16 March 2017 | 13:20 34 stallions started performancetest This week, eleven dressage stallions and 23 jumper stallions started their performance test ath the KWPN-Center in Ermelo. 13 March 2017 | 13:19 Stud stallion Fly moves to France The six-year-old Kashmir van Schuttershof-son Fly came into possession of Écurie du Herrin, located in Pompogne – France. He will stand at stud here. 13 March 2017 | 13:17 Indoor Brabant: Three times KWPN in thrilling Grand Prix The 50th edition of Indoor Brabant was a very successful one for the Netherlands indeed. Three riders stayed clear in the jump-off of the Grand Prix, all Dutch and all on KWPN horses. Leopold van Asten and VDL Groep Zidane were the winners. 13 March 2017 | 13:16 Indoor Brabant: Third place for Zaïre-E Last weekend, Hans Peter Minderhoud was the first rider to defeat the Queen of the World Cup Isabell Werth with an excellent ride. 10 March 2017 | 13:14 Large role for YKWPN-NA at Annual meeting Last weekend the KWPN-NA Annual General Meeting in Lexington Kentucky. Several speakers, also from the Netherlands tributed to this very interesting program. 6 March 2017 | 13:13 Fourth place in Ocala GP for Eddie Blue In the HITS Ocala Masters Grand Prix, Devin Ryan got a fourth with the eight-year-old Zirocco Blue VDL-son Eddie Blue. “He is brave, careful, has lots of blood and enjoys to jump”, his rider says enthusiastic. The win went to the Rascin-daughter Ciana. 28 February 2017 | 03:19 Abigej and VDL Edgar M win CSI3* Warsaw The winner of the 1.55m World Cup in Warsaw was Marek Lewicki with the Lupicor-son Abigej. Lennard de Boer was the winner of the 1.45m with the only eight year old VDL Edgar M (s.Arezzo VDL), that was also third in the 1.50. 26 February 2017 | 00:13 Unee BB (Gribaldi) made it to top-3 in the most Northern leg of the World Cup sequence In the most Northern leg of the World Cup sequence, Unee BB (Gribaldi out of Ilarichta keur pref by Dageraad, breeder J.J.H. Spronck from Berg en Terblijt) made it to the top-3. The stallion, which made it to the second round viewing as a youngster, got 74,50% with his rider Jessica van Bredow-Werndl. 21 February 2017 | 17:55 Finishing Touch Wareslage gets KWPN recognition The bay, 12-year-old jumper stallion Finishing Touch Wareslage is nominated by the KWPN Stallion Selection Committee to be recognized for KWPN breeding. 20 February 2017 | 21:17 Cennin third in Neumunster Madeleine Witte-Vrees and the KWPN recognized stallion Cennin took third place at the World Cup qualifier in Neumunster. 13 February 2017 | 22:18 Zephyr (s.Landor S) keeps winning with Todd Minikus After Todd Minikus won two 1.45m-classes with the Landor S-son Zephyr last month, this week he hit the jackpot again at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington. In both the 1.45m and the 1.50m, the pair was invincible. 13 February 2017 | 12:32 Verdades to excellent 80% score in GP Wellington The American rider Laura Graves is in excellent form with her top-horse Verdades. The gelding by Florett As could set a 80% score in the Grand Prix for the first time in his career and also won the 5* Kür to Music with an 82% score. 9 February 2017 | 18:22 Apart (s.Larino) superb winner of GP Bordeaux The Larino-son Apart could win his first 5* Grand Prix at Bordeaux. You could see it coming since Pieter Devos was constantly performing well with the breeding product of Stal Hendrix. The KWPN-recognized stallion Chaman was in third. 8 February 2017 | 22:28 Hear, see and learn in the Netherlands After four intensive days at the KWPN Stallion Show, it was not over yet for the foreign visitors. They could go with the guided tour on Sunday February 5th that went to visit Van Baalen dressage stables and De Wiemselbach in Ootmarsum. 5 February 2017 | 02:04 Fantastic farewell Valegro It was a real fairytale, the farewell show for Valegro. THe crowd in the packed Brabanthallen saw a wonderful show that went back in time representing Valegro’s life. 4 February 2017 | 23:39 Dressage horse auction leads to grand final This afternoon, the KWPN Select Sale for dressage horses was a fantastic Grand Final. The accepted stallion Jerez (s.Vivaldi) was sold for 160.000 euro and stays in the Netherlands. For 150.000 euro the Fellini-son Jetlag went to Helgstrand dressage. 4 February 2017 | 22:44 Jameson RS2 (s.Blue Hors Zack) convincing champion With another 21 stallions added today that were accepted for performance testing, the total amount of dressage stallions came to 38. Seven stallions went into the championship ring with the starring role for the convincing champion Jameson RS2 (s.Blue Hors Zack). 4 February 2017 | 18:14 Jesse James new Harness Horse Champion This mornign it was time for the Harness Horses at the KWPN Stallion Show in ’s-Hertogenbosch. Three stallions are invited for performance testing. The Unieko–son Jesse James was the winner of the championship. 4 February 2017 | 17:14 Eebert takes the Oregon Trophy One of the highlights of the KWPN stallion Show is always the battle for the Oregon trophy. Defending Champion was Delviro HBC, but this year he had to give way to the winner of 2015 Eebert. As always it was a true spectacle. 4 February 2017 | 16:48 Jupiler S Gelder Champion Both the ten year-old Casaron and the three-year-old Jupiler S (s.Charmeur) were invited for performance testing. 4 February 2017 | 15:05 KSS: 346 Capri’s Jim Beam (Capri Sonne Jr.) added to auction collection This afternoon, at 17.45 h CET the KWPN Select Sale for dressage horses takes place. 4 February 2017 | 14:47 Henkie winner of Gelder stallion competition This morning the stallion competition for Gelder horses took place. Henkie ruled the competition and managed to win this leg again. Judge Arie Hamoen was very pleased with the performance of the son of Alexandro P who was awarded the keur predicate earlier this morning. 4 February 2017 | 02:25 Expression continues winning streak in VHO Trophy After two impressive wins at Jumping Amsterdam the KWPN Stallion Expression could win again in the VHO Trophy. In the kür to music at small Tour level, the breeding product of Gert=Willem van Norel, the breeder of no less then three of the stallions in this class, could convince both the puclic as the judges and got an almost 80% score. 3 February 2017 | 23:34 Totilas sons play main role again in M class Was it the legendary Totilas who played the main role as sire in the finals at L level, he repeated this piece of excellence in the M class of the Isah stallion comepetition. This time it was his son Governor who won the day competition with 86 points. Marieke van de Putten secured her second competition win with Glock’s Toto Jr. 3 February 2017 | 22:09 Four Legends convincing winner of the Z class It was the Wynton-son Four legends, that coveted the win at the Isah Cup in the Z Class. Ridden by Stephanie Kooyman the black stallion got a total of 86, which proved to be enough for both the victory of today’s class as the total competition as well. 3 February 2017 | 21:24 Totilas-sons win clash of the titans Tonight, the sons of Totilas were the ones that called the shots in the Isah Stallion competition in the L Class. Total U.S. showed an exceptional test and won the day competition. In the overall competition, Trafalgar could not be beaten. “He is just such a super nice workwilling horse, he could not have done better tonight, “ said the happy rider Marieke van der Putten. 3 February 2017 | 20:17 21 stallions selected after first dressage day Both from the proven as the young sires offspring made their appearance in the second and third round viewing today. A total group of 21 stallions made a very good impression and was accepted for performance testing. Four of them were invited for the championship ring. 3 February 2017 | 12:12 Arezzo says goodbye in style To say goodbye at the high point of their career, that was the goal of Jur Vrieling and the KWPN Stallion Arezzo VDL. With a well-deserved Grand Prix win they succeeded. “Arezzo always gives his all and it is really nice that he went so well this night. I will miss him”, reflected Jur Vrieling. 3 February 2017 | 11:31 Zacharov wins VHO Trophy In front of a very enthusiastic crowd, Zacharov TN won the VHO Trophy for jumpers last night. He was ridden by Zoï Snels. Emir R finished second, Edinburgh in third. 3 February 2017 | 00:20 Florian unbeatable again! To win, that was the goal that Albert Zoer had set himself and his favorite stallion Florian (v.Zirocco Blue VDL). And he succeeded! He managed to win the Z/ZZ class of the Blom Stallion Competition which adds another impressive title to his list. 2 February 2017 | 23:33 Grandorado TN convincing winner The M Class final in the Blom KWPN Stallion competition was convincingly won by Grandorado TN ridden by Willem Greve, the large bay won with superiority the M class today and with that the Competition 2017. Good second was Lennard de Boer with Global Express. 2 February 2017 | 22:25 Hotspot takes the double win Mathijs van Asten and Hotspot had a double win today. Not only could they win the day competition, they were also able to secure the Blom Stallion Competition 2017 in the Lclass. The promising son of Hors la Loi II really impressed his rider: “Also in this entourage Hotspot understands exactly what I expect from him and did really well!” 2 February 2017 | 21:25 Succesful KWPN Select Sale for Jumping Stallions The KWPN Select Sale for Jumper stallions was successful. The reserve champion Jonkheer de Span (v.Farfan) was the highest seller and several stallions went abroad for good money. 2 February 2017 | 20:49 Kannan-son Juventus V G champion jumper stallions After two days of selecting jumper stallions, the total of accepted stallions comes at 49. The five most complete stallions were invited for the championship ring. The striking Kannan-son Juventus VG won the championship title. 2 February 2017 | 14:32 Auction order set The auction order is set for this afternoon. The auction will start at 3.30 pm. If you are not able to be present, you can watch the auction through the livestream at KWPN.tv. 2 February 2017 | 13:56 Autograph session with Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester Besides the traditionally exciting Friday dressage day, this year also the Saturday promises to become very exciting for dressage enthusiasts. From the afternoon unwards, you can enjoy the stallion selection and championship for dressage stallions, the KWPN Select Sale for dressage stallions and the smashing finale will be the ‘farewell’ show of super horse Valegro. 2 February 2017 | 11:55 KSS: This afternoon presentation and auction jumper stallions This afternoon the KWPN Select Sale takes place at the KWPN Stallion Show. Five stallions have been added to the collection. Frederik de Backer will auction 20 jumper stallions of top-quality. Around 13.25 CET all stallions will be presented in hand in the main arena. The auction will start at 15.30. 2 February 2017 | 00:01 Good start of KWPN Stallion Show with 31 accepted stallions De KWPN Stallion Show knew a good start today. An interesting group of 31 jumper stallions could be accepted for performance testing after the second and third round viewing. 31 January 2017 | 13:51 Stallion Breeding Values 2016/2017 are now online A horse's performance can be viewed as the sum of its genetic ability plus environmental factors (e.g. training, rider skill, and health care). Horse breeding, however, is solely about genetic ability, as only this can be passed on to offspring. For this reason, KWPN breeding values are an estimate of genetic ability. Breeding values are calculated for the following traits: sport, movement, conformation, and health. The new Stallion Breeding values can now be found online. 30 January 2017 | 21:48 Zürich Grand Prix for Marcus Fuchs and Chaplin (s.Verdi) Martin Fuchs took a stunning home victory in the Grand Prix CSI5 * -W Zurich with the ten year old Verdi-son Chaplin. "For me this is a dream come true and it says a lot about the quality of Chaplin. We only form a pair for a short time", the Swiss rider says enthusiastically. 30 January 2017 | 21:19 Van Gogh wins Championat of Zurich At only his second show since his winter break, the KWPN approved stallion Van Gogh (v.Numero Uno) showed excellent form with his rider Marco Kutscher. Last Saturday, the pair won the Championat of Zurich at 1.50 level. 25 January 2017 | 11:24 KWPN-recognized Cennin in special clinic with Anky van Grunsven The recently KWPN-recognized stallion Cennin will play the main role in a very special clinic at the KWPN Stallion Show. The son of Vivaldi, who is considered to be one of the major talents in Dutch dressage, will be presented by Madeleine Witte-Vrees. Under the guidance of Anky van Grunsven the pair will show which qualities a dressage horse needs to go up to the highest level and will give you an inside on their daily training. 23 January 2017 | 22:21 KSS Auction horses online True to tradition a selection of stallions will be sold at the KWPN Stallion Show through the KWPN Select Sale. The highest quality young dressage and jumper stallions will be auctioned. This year’s selection is now online! 21 January 2017 | 12:54 Don't miss the unique show 'Life of Valegro Live' The special performance is a tribute to Valegro and Charlotte Dujardin, as well as to those who contributed to their great success. The two-time olympic champion and her mount will say goodbye to the Dutch public in a beautiful arena with ambiance. If you would like to see the golden duo Valegro and Charlotte live again, then come to ‘s-Hertogenbosch! 19 January 2017 | 10:44 Harness Horse stallions will bring spectacle in ‘s-Hertogenbosch Do you want to know which Harness Horse stallion can win the prestigious Oregon Trophy? Come and watch at the KWPN Stallion Show 's-Hertogenbosch, it will be a super spectacle! 18 January 2017 | 12:08 Spectacular jumper night at the KWPN Stallion Show The thursday evening of the KWPN Stallion Show will be completely dedicated to the jumping sport. Big names will compete for the prizes in the final of the Blom Stallion Competition, the VHO Trophy and the KWPN Grand Prix of the Brabanthallen. 17 January 2017 | 09:22 Isabell Werth scores 70% with Dutch top mare Anne Beth At the K + K Cup in Münster, Germany, Isabell Werth rode her new horse Anne Beth (s.Oscar) to a score of 70%. A nice reault for the mare that was successful at the World Championships in Verden. 13 January 2017 | 11:07 Guided Tour to Dressuurstal van Baalen and De Wiemselbach The Guided Tour offers our foreign guests an unique Dutch experience in highly acknowledged sport- and breeding stables. This year we will visit Dressuurstal van Baalen and De Wiemselbach. 11 January 2017 | 10:55 Dressage Committee recognizes three stallions The Stallion Selection Committee Dressage has recognized three successful dressage stallions, Cennin, Vitalis and Blue Hors Zack. This means that they have the same status as KWPN-approved stallions, their offspring will from now on get a foalbook (vb) paper instead of a reg. A registration. 9 January 2017 | 12:53 Thirteen harness Horse Stallions to 's-Hertogenbosch Last Saturday, the first round viewing for the harness horses took place at the National Equestrian Centre in Ermelo. Out of the 46 inspected stallions, 14 are accepted for the second round viewing that will take place during the KWPN Stallion Show in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Twelve other stallions were declared ster. 4 January 2017 | 15:46 Stallion competition finals will be exciting! In only a few weeks, the KWPN Stallion Show will take place in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. At the show the finals of the Isah Stallion Competitition dressage and Blom Stallion Competitions jumping will take place. In the finals standings the differences are small. A guarantee for exciting sport! 4 January 2017 | 13:32 Highway M TN, Global Express and Florian take the last leg of the Blom's Stallion competition "This is what a jumper horse looks like”, said judge Nathalie van der Mei after the winning strike of the KWPN stallion Highway M TN (s.Eldorado van de Zeshoek). He won the L Class. The M class went to Global Express. Florian was the best in de Z/ZZ class. 3 January 2017 | 23:52 Hometown, Guardian S and Foundation winners of Isah Stallion Competition dressage in Zuidbroek Diederik van Silfhout had a good start of 2017. With his future talent KWPN Stallion Hometown (s.Apache), he won the last round of the Isah Stallion Competition in the L Class. Guardian S, nowadays partly owned by Anky van Grunsven won the M Class, and Foundation (s.United) won his first competition at Z level. 3 January 2017 | 12:27 Follow the KWPN Stallion Competition in Zuidbroek live on KWPN.tv The KWPN video portal KWPN.tv is a complimentary service for KWPN members. Use your login details for MY KWPN and the databases to access KWPN.tv and see all the available video’s. For just €30 per year, non-members can enjoy unlimited access to the best the KWPN has to offer. 21 December 2016 | 13:12 Foreign Visitors Activities at the Stallion Show 2017 During the Stallion Show 2017 foreign visitors can take part of a specially drafted course about selection processes and breeding but also to take part of the KWPN Guided Tour and visit some of the highly acknowledged breeding- and sports stables in the Dutch countryside on Sunday February 5th. 15 December 2016 | 00:10 Valegro's Farewell Performance at the KWPN Stallion Show Valegro, the two-time Olympic champion and KWPN ambassador par excellence, will give a farewell performance for the Dutch public at the KWPN Stallion Show. On Saturday evening, February 4th, his rider Charlotte Dujardin will show spectators in the Brabanthallen why “Blueberry” is her horse of a lifetime. 15 December 2016 | 00:10 Valegro's Farewell Performance at the KWPN Stallion Show Valegro, the two-time Olympic champion and KWPN ambassador par excellence, will give a farewell performance for the Dutch public at the KWPN Stallion Show. 13 December 2016 | 08:46 's-Hertogenbosch Collection Complete with 97 Dressage Stallions With the conclusion of the follow-up selection, the collection for the second round viewing in 's-Hertogenbosch is now complete. Five dressage stallions were added to the collection, bringing the total to 97. 12 December 2016 | 08:25 A Total of 123 Jumper Stallions to 's-Hertogenbosch A total of 123 jumper stallions are qualified for the second round viewing. Among them are seven stallions which were selected today, including two sons by Comme Il Faut. 11 December 2016 | 14:39 Last Regular Selection Day: 16 Jumper Stallions to Second Round Viewing With only the follow-up selection to go this coming Monday, the provisional number of jumper stallions qualified for the second round viewing is 115. Among the 16 stallions selected today are two sons each by Farfan M, El Clarimo and Fernando-H. 10 December 2016 | 16:38 First Round Viewing: Several Complete Jumpers on Day Five With 21 selected jumper stallions, today yielded another good harvest for the second round viewing. The selected stallions include three sons each by Cidane and Diamant de Semilly, and two by Cornet 9 December 2016 | 12:21 First Round Viewing: Several Remarkable Stallions on Fourth Jumper Day At the first round viewing today, several good jumper stallions were presented in the arena. Of the 49 entries, 18 earned a ticket to the next round. 8 December 2016 | 16:58 First Round Viewing: 's-Hertogenbosch Collection Increased by 22 Jumper Stallions Yesterday, sires of sires including Action Breaker, Zirocco Blue VDL, Verdi and Vigo d’Arsouilles put their stamp on the third jumper day of the first round viewing. 7 December 2016 | 11:15 First Round Viewing: 18 Jumper Stallions to 's-Hertogenbosch Today, the Stallion Selection Committee invited 18 of the 41 jumper stallions presented to the second round viewing. 7 December 2016 | 10:00 Wanted: Talented dressage horses for the EDS auction! The organization of the dressage horse auction Excellent Dresssage Sales (EDS) is searching for talented young dressage horses of different ages and levels. 6 December 2016 | 10:25 First Round Viewing: Good Start for Jumper Stallions The week has gotten off to a good start in Ermelo: exactly half of the jumper stallions presented today received an invitation to the second round viewing. 4 December 2016 | 08:51 First Round Viewing: a Total of 92 Dressage Stallions to 's-Hertogenbosch With only the follow-up selection to go, the provisional number of dressage stallions qualified for the second round viewing is 92. 3 December 2016 | 11:57 First Round Viewing: 18 Stallions Selected on Day Three Day three of the first round viewing featured offspring by the stallions Charmeur, Desperado, Dream Boy and El Capone. 2 December 2016 | 14:45 First Round Viewing: Varied Day with 22 Invitations Day two of the first round viewing was again devoted to dressage horses. The Stallion Selection Committee invited 22 interesting stallions to 's-Hertogenbosch. 1 December 2016 | 08:37 First Round Viewing: 31 Dressage Stallions on Day One The first round viewing kicked off today with the dressage stallions. In the end, the Stallion Selection Committee gave the green light to 31 dressage stallions. 28 November 2016 | 13:55 Stallion competition dressage and Gelder horse started in Ermelo Last week, the first round of the Isah stallion competition was held at the National Equestrian Center in Ermelo. 28 November 2016 | 12:53 Stallion competition jumping started off Last week the jumper stallions were the first to compete in the Blom’s Stallion Competition. Some familiar names but also some newcomers were on top of the leaderboards. 27 November 2016 | 09:23 Strong Collection of Nine New Dressage Stallions Rideability, quality in motion and a good disposition: those are the traits which convinced the Stallion Selection Committee this afternoon to approve nine dressage stallions in the performance test. Sons of Bon Bravour and Everdale each received the top score: 86 points. 26 November 2016 | 20:36 Gelder Stallion Imposant Registered in the Studbook The Gelder stallion Imposant EM was also registered in the studbook today. 26 November 2016 | 20:34 Ten Jumper Stallions Approved The KWPN stallion collection has just been expanded by ten interesting stallions in the jumper breeding direction. 1 November 2016 | 19:03 Wim Ernes deceased Wim Ernes is deceased at the age of 58. With the death of Wim, the equestrian world loses a great man and a true horseman.