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26 February 2024 | 14:49

Dallas VDL passed away at the age of sixteen

Sunday evening, VDL Stud announced that the KWPN-recognized jumping stallion Dallas VDL (by Douglas) passed away at the age of sixteen. The stallion had to be euthanized after a tragic accident at the stallion show in St. Lo. "We will miss this beautiful superstar," VDL Stud said.
26 February 2024 | 14:41

Vaderland and Cape Coral RBF Z start five-day character assessment

On Monday, February 26th, the five-day character assessment commenced in Ermelo for the stallions Vaderland and Cape Coral RBF Z.
23 February 2024 | 15:00

KWPN-NA-bred Koning DG approved by KWPN

The KWPN-NA-bred Koning DG has been approved by KWPN. The son of Bordeaux was bred in America and as a foal registered at KWPN-NA. He has since met the requirements to also be registered as a KWPN stallion.
19 February 2024 | 15:15

Spring performance test: all dates at a summary

After the KWPN Stallion Show, the spring performance test is already gearing up. We list the dates of the saddle presentations and the deliveries here.
16 February 2024 | 20:28

Two mares score above 80 points at IBOP Brummen

At the IBOP in Brummen today, ten mares passed successfully. With 82 points, the five-year-old Classico TN daughter Ozzy D was the highest scorer.
16 February 2024 | 19:35

NMK mare Pooh-Bresco meets expectations in EPTM

The first EPTM round of 2024 concluded today with the awarding of predicates to sixteen mares by Marcel Beukers, Stan Creemers, and Luuk Smetsers. The NMK mare Pooh-Bresco (sired by Eldorado van de Zeshoek) recorded the highest scores, notably receiving a 9 for her reflexes.
16 February 2024 | 18:47

Breeding advice back at the KWPN center

After the success of a few years ago, the breeding advice meetings at the KWPN center are once again being organized this year. You can bring your mare to Ermelo for breeding advice on March 6th and March 20th.
13 February 2024 | 17:00

Descendants reports of Matiz and Odin published

The descent reports of the Gelder stallions Matiz and Odin have been published, with the offspring of Odin (by Edmundo) being evaluated according to the pilot program. Matiz (by Eebert) has now shown a complete collection of foals.
9 February 2024 | 18:20

EPTM mares undergo third evaluation

Today, the EPTM mares underwent their third interim evaluation under the watchful eye of their owners. This marks the final interim evaluation before the final exam on February 16.
7 February 2024 | 14:54

Premium stallion Power of Zsa Zsa continues jumping career in China

The approved KWPN stallion Power of Zsa Zsa (Kannan Jr x Sam R) will continue his jumping career in China. The now 4-year-old stallion will be further trained and shown in the sport. The premium stallion of the 2023 KWPN Stallion Show will also be available for breeding in China.
3 February 2024 | 18:37

Five complete dressage stallions honored as premium stallions

In the presentation of the premium dressage stallions powered by Knegt, it was a reunion with five stallions that convinced in terms of conformation, movement, and pedigree.
3 February 2024 | 17:15

46 dressage stallions have qualified for the performance test

On the final day of the KWPN Stallion Show, 21 dressage stallions received an invitation for the performance test, bringing the total to 46 stallions, including the Light Tour stallion Vaderland.
3 February 2024 | 14:05

Exceptional Farewell GLOCK's Dream Boy

With four major championships to his name, several approved sons and grandsons, GLOCK's Dream Boy (by Vivaldi) has remarkable record of service. His rider, Hans Peter Minderhoud, always had confidence in him, and together, they were a reliable asset for the Dutch team.
2 February 2024 | 23:00

Enjoying at The World's Greatest

Three preferent stallions side by side in the Brabanthallen: Vivaldi, Bordeaux, and Johnson. A unique sight: these three top sires from the top of the WBFSH ranking standing together in the Brabanthallen. All three in top condition, fit, glossy, and fresh.
2 February 2024 | 22:01

Perfect Pair Prize for Charlotte Fry and O’Frederic

International dressage judge Jacques van Daele, along with Marian Dorresteijn, evaluated the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage tonight. Afterwards, he presented the KWPN Perfect Pair Prize for the most promising performance powered by Anemone Horse Trucks to Charlotte Fry and O’Frederic.
2 February 2024 | 22:00

Three new dressage stallions with "keur" predicate

In the packed Brabanthallen, the audience rose to their feet for the impressive performance of Desperado, one of the three new Stallions with the "keur" predicate. Krack C was posthumously awarded the "keur" predicate, and Lottie Fry represented her Everdale Keur at the ceremony.
2 February 2024 | 21:34

Extreme U.S. honored as the winner of Class L

The final result of the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Class L was already known after the last selection, and during the KWPN Stallion Show, these stallions were once again presented to the public. The son of Escamillo, Extreme U.S., can now add the overall victory in this competition to his achievements.
2 February 2024 | 20:56

Victory in Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage Class M for Nalegro

With a ten-point lead, Nalegro, a son of Painted Black, entered the final of the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage class M with the best cards. With multiple 9's and a total score of 89.6, the stallion, under Charlotte Fry, lived up to all expectations today, showcasing abundant strength.
2 February 2024 | 17:48

Merlot VDL crowned winner of Stallion Competition Class Z

In the late afternoon, the KWPN Stallion Show set the stage for the stallions from the 2017 crop. The Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Class Z was won by Merlot VDL. Under the guidance of Femke de Laat, the stallion received an 8.7 for the trot, accumulating a total score of 84.2 points.
2 February 2024 | 17:39

12 dressage stallions in presentation of the new crop/year

On the third day of the KWPN Stallion Show, the approved dressage stallions of the P-year showed themselves very well and workable. KWPN Stallion Inspection Committee member Johan Hamminga led the presentation and also emphasized the importance of a cooperative character.
2 February 2024 | 15:29

25 stallions selected for performance testing

The stallion selection committee successfully selected 25 dressage stallions on the first day of the second round viewing. Among them, two have been chosen to return as premium stallions tomorrow.
2 February 2024 | 15:21

VHO Trophy Goes to Lambada Shake AG

Tonight, Aganix du Seigneur's son Lambada Shake AG claimed the final event of Thursday's KWPN Stallion Show. As the last starter in the jump-off, the stallion, ridden by Pieter Keunen, delivered a fast faultless round, securing the VHO Trophy.
2 February 2024 | 15:17

Four Wins for Stargos VDL secures title in Blom Stallion competition 1.30m

He came, saw, and conquered. The Stakkato Gold son, Stargos VDL, was once again unbeatable with Hessel Hoekstra in the saddle. With a flawless jump-off, victory in the Blom Stallion competition 1.30m class was well deserved.
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