10 September 2023 | 19:04

EC-Silver and -bronze for Glamourdale and Imhotep

In a thrilling Equestrian European Championship final in Riesenbeck, the KWPN stallion Glamourdale, ridden by Charlotte Fry, secured his first individual European Championship medal: he won silver with a new personal record of 92.37%. The relatively inexperienced Imhotep, ridden by Charlotte Dujardin, secured bronze with a score of 91.39%. The gold once again went to Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB, who is the daughter of the KWPN-recognized stallion Easy Game.
10 September 2023 | 18:04

Para-gold for Daula II, Para-silver for Demantur and Alphaville

On the final day of the European Para-Dressage Championships, there was gold for Demi Haerkens, silver for Frank Hosmar and Sanne Voets, and bronze for Lotte Krijnsen. "I think they rode incredibly well in the finals," concludes coach Joyce van Rooijen-Heuitink. "A beautiful collection of medals together. I am very proud."
8 September 2023 | 21:21

Gold medal for Dutch para-dressage team

At the European Para-Dressage Championship, the Dutch team won gold in the team competition. Demi Haerkens, riding Grade IV with EHL Daula N.O.P., set a world record score of 79.730 percent. The proud coach Joyce van Rooijen-Heuitink said: "We've never had such a high average as a country. This is very special." This is the fourth medal for the Dutch team at the European Championship and there's the chance of more in the Freestyle competition tomorrow.
8 September 2023 | 21:07

Bronze for Imhotep, four KWPN horses in the top 10

After a second-place finish in the individual competition and team gold in the Grand Prix, Charlotte Dujardin also claimed an individual bronze medal in the Grand Prix Special at the European Dressage Championships in Riesenbeck with her just ten-year-old horse Imhotep. Leading world champion Glamourdale, ridden by Charlotte Fry, finished in fourth place with a score of nearly 82%, coming very close to the podium.
8 September 2023 | 10:30

Young horses from KWPN Online Foal Auction draw attention in dressage ring

Last week we shared several notable achievements of former jumper foals sold at KWPN Online Foal Auctions. However, the results in the dressage ring do not go unnoticed either. Several horses are currently successful at the higher levels.
7 September 2023 | 19:55

European Championship gold for Great Britain with a complete KWPN team

A team result with an average (!) score of 80,75% per counting test: with that overwhelming number of points, the all-British team consisting entirely of KWPN (Dutch Warmblood) horses secured the gold at the European Dressage Championships in Riesenbeck this afternoon. The team, consisting of Charlotte Dujardin with Imhotep, Glamourdale with Charlotte Fry, Fame with Carl Hester, and Classic Briolinca with Gareth Hughes, convinced on all fronts. The KWPN stallion Indian Rock was the best Dutch combination, together with Emmelie Scholtens.
6 September 2023 | 19:41

KWPN recognizes the Grand Prix stallion Nespresso

The Grand Prix stallion Nespresso has been nominated for recognition. The General Board has formalized the recognition request of this son of Negro. The stallion from Van Olst Horses recently made his international Grand Prix debut.
6 September 2023 | 15:56

Medal shower in para-dressage; European title for Daula II

The European Championship in Riesenbeck has started well for the Dutch horses participating in para-dressage. EHL Daula II N.O.P. became the European champion in the individual test, followed by Demantur RS2 N.O.P. and Katharina Sollenburg. In Grade V, there were medals for Alphaville N.O.P. and Highlanders Delight’s.
5 September 2023 | 13:13

Performance genes for sale in fifth KWPN Online Foal Auction

In the fifth collection of the KWPN Online Foal Auction, offspring of successful stallions such as Highway TN, Verdi, Glamourdale, Hermès, and Las Vegas are up for auction. The collection consists of eleven showjumping foals and twenty-five dressage foals, and online bidding will be open from September 8th to 11th. Several foals are closely related to Grand Prix horses and possess great potential.
4 September 2023 | 23:00

Numero Uno passes away at age 28

One of the greatest leading sires of the KWPN was euthanized today at age 28. Daan Horn of De Wiemselbach shared they had to say their goodbyes to the preferent top progenitor this morning.
3 September 2023 | 19:05

EC Milan: Faltic HB fourth, three KWPN horses in top 10

The individual final of the European Championship Jumping in Milan offered top-level sport, starring fantastic horses. The gold was won by Steve Guerdat, the silver medal went to Philipp Weishaupt and Julien Epaillard secured bronze. Faltic HB concluded his championship in the fourth position.
1 September 2023 | 22:00

Team gold for Iliana and team silver for Highland President

The battle for the team medals went down to the wire at the historical racetrack of Milan. Defending champion Switzerland watched their dreams of a medal go up in smoke and Austria mounted the podium for the first time since 1992. Sweden claimed the gold, Ireland secured silver and the bronze medal was awarded to Austria.
1 September 2023 | 13:31

Carrera VDL-offspring from KWPN Online Foal Auctions successful in young horse classes

Those who attended the KWPN Championships for Young Jumper Horses in Exloo or watched the livestream from home, must have spotted the six-year-old Maximus Quantum Leap under Angelique Hoorn. The Carrera VDL-daughter claimed a top-10 placing in the final and is one of the successful young horses whose first public appearance was at the KWPN Online Foal Auctions.
31 August 2023 | 22:01

Willem Greve: “You can feel he gives his all, that’s very special”

Day two of the European Championship has come to an end. A championship-worthy yet fair course was today’s task at hand. The standings were shuffled and the ten best countries qualified for the final of the team championship. Three KWPN horses in the top 15 and TeamNL fighting back to secure that spot in the final made it another good day in Milan.
31 August 2023 | 11:25

Henrik von Eckermann: “I have a lot of faith in Iliana”

The Swedish team are off to a flying start at the European Championship in Milan. All four team riders claiming a top 12 spot propelled them to the leading position in the team standings. KWPN mare Iliana ridden by Henrik von Eckermann made a crucial contribution.
31 August 2023 | 10:08

Martin Fuchs and Leone Jei prey on EC medals: “He was fantastic”

The first day of the EC jumping in Milan has concluded. As luck was not on the side of the Dutch riders today, KWPN horses made a significant contribution to the team result of their respective country. Reigning European team champion and individual vice-champion Leone Jei jumped an impressive round under Martin Fuchs. They claim the second position on the intermediate rankings.
30 August 2023 | 11:38

EC Milan: jumper horses ready to rumble

Twelve KWPN horses, nine of which represent eight different teams and three set to compete individually, are ready for the first leg of the European Championship Jumping in Milan. This afternoon the starting signal is given at 13.15 hours. All horses passed yesterday’s vet check with flying colours and are deemed fit to compete.
29 August 2023 | 17:00

PROK requirement reinstated for upcoming stallion selection

Over the past few years, the (veterinary) field has frequently indicated that the KWPN’s lead in health accrued in the past, is diminishing. A situation that is obviously undesirable and has prompted the Dressage and Jumping Breeding Councils and Breeding Affairs Department to advise the General Board in this matter to reinstate the PROK requirement.
29 August 2023 | 14:09

Bastiaan Meerburg leaves KWPN

Managing director Bastiaan Meerburg is set to leave the KWPN. Meerburg assumed his position as director mid 2022. A difference of views is the reason for the departure of Meerburg.
28 August 2023 | 16:07

KWPN Online Foal Auction presents its fourth collection

KWPN Online Foal Auction presents once again a promising collection, on which bidding is possible from September 1st to 4th. In this auction, dressage foals are in the majority, and there are also interesting jumping foals going under the virtual hammer. Offspring from stallions such as Quel Homme de Hus, Comme Il Faut, Governor, Glamourdale and Extreme US will be offered in this auction.
21 August 2023 | 23:00

83% sold in third KWPN Online Foal Auction

The third KWPN Online Foal Auction has finished. The KWPN’s objective of these auctions is to aid their members in the sale of their horses. A sales percentage of over 83% therefore means this third edition was a success. The striking Opoque-daughter Tres Belle was sold for 10.000 euros and remains in the Netherlands.
17 August 2023 | 22:24

Labelle ES emerges victorious in thrilling final

Big names vied for KWPN Championship for seven-year-old horses in Exloo. Labelle ES (s.Mosito van het Hellehof), bred by Egbert Schep and owned by Stal Hendrix, was the one to clutch the coveted title.
17 August 2023 | 22:21

Menoor tops strong group of six-year-old horses

Ridden by Oda Charlotte Lyngvaer, the Lector van den Bisschop-daughter Menoor soared to the title in the KWPN Championship in Exloo.
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