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. 23 September 2016 | 15:23 New KWPN UK phone number The KWPN has activated a new phone number especially for UK members. 23 September 2016 | 12:30 New venue added for Scotland Inspections in Aberdeen! KWPN judges will travel to Scotland for an inspection. You can enter now! 21 September 2016 | 10:00 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ finale in Barcelona this weekend Coming weekend the nations cup finals in Barcelona forms the closure of the outdoor season for the show jumpers. 21 September 2016 | 09:49 Record breaking edition of Dutch Sport Horse Sales With an average price of 132.000 Euros and the exceptional mare Cherry Tania as the top-seller for 385.000 Euros, the Dutch Sport Horse Sales had another record breaking edition. 18 September 2016 | 20:00 World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses: Gold, silver and bronze for KWPN Also this year, the World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses in Lanaken was a festive championships for both riders and breeders. 17 September 2016 | 13:17 Paralympic Games: raining medals for KWPN-horses – Demantur convincing winner of gold Similarly to the Olympic Games, it were the KWPN-horses to obtain the medals in the Paralympic Games in the arena in Deodoro. 16 September 2016 | 20:47 KWPN-stallion Alicante wins Sires of the World Belgian rider and Alicante repeat result of warm-up round 16 September 2016 | 10:23 First edition KWPN Online Foal Auction a success The average sales price of 4.415 euro show that online foal auctions experience an upward trend. Legs-Up Lottie (s.Baltic VDL) was this edition’s topseller, the show jumper filly exchanged hands for 6.300 euro. 9 September 2016 | 15:02 KWPN-approved stallion Dorado sold The KWPN-approved stallion Dorado (s.Krack C) is sold to Denmark, as announced by rider Emmelie Scholtens on her Facebook-page. 1 September 2016 | 23:34 Favourable witness statements for KSS in Handsome O case Today, Thursday September 1st, the first witness hearings took place in the case Handsome O. The given testimonies were all favourable for KSS. 1 September 2016 | 13:21 WSI and KWPN Announce Partnership The Royal Warmblood Studbook of the Netherlands (KWPN) and the Warmblood Studbook of Ireland (WSI) have partnered to work with Irish showjumping and eventing breeders to produce and sell high-quality horses. 29 August 2016 | 23:12 Blauwendraad’s O’Brien diseased The Olympic stallion had to be euthanized this morning 29 August 2016 | 16:16 KWPN-approved stallion Dynamo (s.Andiamo) wins 1.45m At the CSI1*-YH in Münster Dynamo made a successful debut with his new rider Christian Ahlmann 24 August 2016 | 10:35 KWPN now represented in Australia KWPN has expanded its representation wider and now has an official representative also in Australia! 20 August 2016 | 12:37 Rio2016: KWPN-horse give medals orange touch In every discipline the KWPN-horses played an important role with Big Star and Valegro as leading stars. 19 August 2016 | 13:39 Rio2016: Cees Klaver proud breeder of Olympic champion Big Star “Unbelievable that I can experience this here. You hope it happens, but you never count on it,” says KWPN Breeder of the Year 2013 15 August 2016 | 20:58 Rio2016: Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro prolong Olympic title Emotional Dujardin: "He really took care of me during the freestyle. He helped me, carried me to the end.” 13 August 2016 | 23:14 Incredible champions at National Harness Horse day Once again , the National Harness Horse Day had incredible champions and a buzzing atmosphere. Last year's champion Wendelrose (s.Manno) triumphed again. 13 August 2016 | 10:09 KWPN Championships: Iveniz Texel RS2 (s.Negro) claims title Le Formidable (s.Bordeaux) danced to the National Championships for Dressage foals title. 13 August 2016 | 09:55 KWPN Championships: It's A Girl (s.Etoulon) National Champion Etoulon provided both the national champion of the three-year-old jumper mares and the jumper foals. 13 August 2016 | 08:58 KWPN Championships: Is Mooi champion of the Gelder Mares Ludo (s.Danser) wins National Foal Championships 11 August 2016 | 22:43 KWPN Championships: Chapeau TN, Global Express, Flair & Escapade H triumph in Isah Cup The always exciting finals of the Isah Cup for the 4-,5-,6- and 7-year-olds had the following winners today: Chapeau TN (s. Clearway) , Global Express (s.Orient Express), Flair (s. Zirocco Blue VDL) and Escapade H (s. Vingino). 11 August 2016 | 21:30 KWPN Championships: Happynesse E, Glock's Toto Jr & Fenix win Pavo Cup Happynesse E (s.Rousseau), Glock's Toto Jr (s.Totilas) and Fenix (s.Vivaldi) win the Pavo Cup 2016 11 August 2016 | 15:24 Want to buy a Harness Horse foal with unlimited talent? uy your Harness Horse foals at the auction on August 13th during the National Harness Horse Day! 10 August 2016 | 18:58 KWPN Championships: second round of Isah Cup on day 3 The programme on the third day of the KWPN Championships featured the second round of the semi-finals of the ISAH Cup 9 August 2016 | 17:35 KWPN Championships: summary day 2 On the second day of the KWPN Championships the semi-finals of the Pavo Cup for five- and six-year-olds and the first round of the Isah Cup for four- and six-year-olds. 9 August 2016 | 14:46 KWPN Championships: Stallions strong on first day The first day of the KWPN Championships featured the young horses competitions Isah Cup and Pavo Cup. 7 August 2016 | 19:13 Rio2016: United-offspring Bart L 3rd in dressage eventing, Netherlands at 11th place Today was the second day of dressage for the eventing riders. 1 August 2016 | 09:59 Remembering Iron Spring Farm’s Consul For 28 years, Consul has been a flagship stallion at Iron Spring Farm (ISF). Earlier this month, the handsome dark brown stallion with the distinctive white face reached the end of his exceptionally long life. Consul was a beloved member of the ISF family, charming anyone who came to the barn with his sweet personality and love of attention. 30 July 2016 | 22:52 Excellent Dressage Sales: Four Legends absolute top seller The first edition of the Excellent Dressage Sales that was organised, with support of KWPN is one for the books. 22 July 2016 | 12:59 Participating KWPN-horses in Rio The riders that will represent the Netherlands at the Olympic Games in Rio have been announced. 21 July 2016 | 14:15 Diederik van Silfhout and Expression hands down to ZZ-Zwaar Title “I would have had to act crazy in order to ruin it, laughs Diederik van Silfhout after achieving the Dutch title with KWPN-stallion Expression. 20 July 2016 | 14:18 Three KWPN-horses in French Dressage team The French federation just announced the dressage delegation that will defend the national honour during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. No less than three out of four horses are KWPN-bred. 19 July 2016 | 09:19 KWPN-stallion Spartacus TN diseased The KWPN-approved stallion Spartacus TN (by Stakkato) has passed away this morning due to colic. 18 July 2016 | 14:15 Diederik van Silfhout Dutch National Champion with Arlando NH N.O.P. Diederik van Silfhout won the Dutch title today with the KWPN-stallion Arlando NH N.O.P. 17 July 2016 | 12:38 Dutch delegation World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses The best Dutch dressage horses of 5, 6 and 7 years old competed in the selection rounds for the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses. 16 July 2016 | 14:21 Dutch National Championships: Voice, Johnson and Arlando 1, 2 and 3 It was a delight to watch the Grand Prix this afternoon, the first part of the Dutch National Championships and even more important a good indicator for our chances in Rio. The level was high and the scores were very close to each other. 15 July 2016 | 13:24 Uthopia to remain with Carl Hester Carl Hester announced via his Facebook-page that his Grand Prix horse Uthopia (Metall out of Odella sport-dres by Inspekteur) will stay with him. 15 July 2016 | 12:27 SFN Zenith N.O.P. fourth in GP Falsterbo In the -for the Netherlands last qualifying- Nations Cup in Falsterbo the team placed third. 11 July 2016 | 10:29 EDS-talent Horatio (by Florencio) stands out in Pavo Cup preselection One of the highlights in the Pavo Cup preselection in Schaijk was the four-year-old top talent Horatio (by Florencio). 20 June 2016 | 10:01 KWPN-approved stallion Alicante HBC successful with Jérôme Guery As of January 2016 the stallion Alicante is being trained by the Belgian rider Jérôme Guery and they obviously are a great fit. The pair noted two victories at the CSI5* Chantilly. 17 June 2016 | 13:30 El Capone to Helgstrand The KWPN-stallion El Capone (UB 40 out of Vamora elite pref by OO Seven, bred by Paardencentrum De Dalhoeve in Wamel) has been sold. 17 June 2016 | 13:24 Swedish champion Scandic retired Last weekend he became Swedish champion, but from now on the KWPN-stallion Scandic has retired. 17 June 2016 | 12:42 Uzzo wins Small Tour, third place for Valdez The Lancet-son President’s Majestic Uzzo has won the Small Tour in Delft. 17 June 2016 | 12:37 Three KWPN-horses on German longlist for Rio The dressage selection committee of the German DOKR has published her longlist for Rio. Three KWPN-horses are placed on this list: Cosmo, Unee BB and Zaire BB. 17 June 2016 | 12:31 KWPN-approved stallion Casago sold Once again Tinus van der Bruggen witnesses a home-bred horse move to the stables of a top equestrian. 16 June 2016 | 11:11 Valegro's Full-Brother to go under the Hammer at the EDS Auction in Partnership with the KWPN The full-brother to the dressage legend Valegro will be available for bid at the Excellent Dressage Sales (EDS) auction in partnership with the KWPN. 3 June 2016 | 13:55 KWPN Performance Test top scorer Four Legends for auction during World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses KWPN-stallion Four Legends KS (Wynton x Ferro) will be sold in the KWPN/EDS-auction on July 30th during the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses.