13 September 2021 | 14:53

Last chance, you can bid on the fifth online foal auction until tonight!

The (foreign) bidders did not miss the auction this time either. With many offspring from Grand Prix sires and World Championship participants, it is a spectacular collection. Bidding is still possible until tonight, the auction closes from 8 p.m. In this collection, the jumping and dressage foals both seem to be in demand. The Livius son Rudie, for example, is currently at 7,500 euros. A potential buyer from Russia has the highest bid. At the moment, the highest bid for the jumping foals is for Radiena-T (by Diarado), she is currently at 6,500 euros.
12 September 2021 | 23:30 Region Limburg

Martin Hölle once again world champion

After being the center of the pair driving sport for the past days, the Grandorse in Kronenberg organised the concluding part of the World Championships on Sunday. Martin Hölle kept a cool head and may call himself World Champion for the third time in a row. Together with his team they also placed first in the team championships.
10 September 2021 | 12:16

Bidding has started! Auction closes monday evening

Today it's Friday the 10th, which means that the bidding for this year's fifth KWPN Online Foal Auction has started! 14 dressage and 19 jumping foals will go under the digital hammer next Monday at 20.00 pm!
8 September 2021 | 09:10

UK-foals not allowed to be KWPN-registered

Due to Brexit, the European (EU) Breeding Regulation no longer applies in the United Kingdom. The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has drawn up its own rules for studbook societies, breeding groups and their breeding programs.
7 September 2021 | 13:23

KWPN Online Foal Auctions presents its fifth collection

The fifth foal collection was presented this week at the KWPN auction platform. From the 10th to 13th of September, online bidding is possible on 19 jumping and 14 dressage foals. Among them is a half-brother of the international 1.50m stallion Flying Dream, an offspring of the Olympic jumping stallion Vancouver de Lanlore, and dressage foals sired by World Champion Glamourdale and Dutch Champion Just Wimphof.
6 September 2021 | 22:11

Championship’s mare Nizelle (by Feinrich) top seller with 44,000 euros

Fifteen talented young dressage and showjumping horses went under the digital hammer tonight. It was the third edition of the KWPN Online 3- & 4-Years-Old Auction. And once again this KWPN auction appears to meet the need. There was a lot of interest in the auction horses both internationally and nationally.
6 September 2021 | 15:42

Time is ticking, 3&4-years-old auction ends tonight

With only a few hours to go until the auction closes, the tension is rising! Fifteen talented young dressag- and jumping horses are looking for a new owner. The collection is characterized by fine sport horses that are also interesting for breeding. Of course, all horses are inspected by a veterinarian.
3 September 2021 | 17:07

EU Antibiotic Ban - Invitation to sign/spread open letter against EP resolution

In the week of 13 September, the European Parliament will vote on a motion for resolution on a far-reaching antibiotic ban. The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe invites everyone to sign their open letter in which it warns that this motion not only disregards scientific advice, but also puts the health and welfare of the animals and humans at risk.
3 September 2021 | 14:34

Bidding started on the collection of three and four year olds!

Last Tuesday, the fifteen three- and four-year-old dressage and jumping horses were presented on the KWPN auction platform. From now on you can bid on these talented young horses.
3 September 2021 | 11:13

VDL Stud has selected a new group of foals for the VDL Online Breeders Market

Serving as a bridge between breeders and buyers is a satisfying role we are allowed to play with and as a result we launch the new collection on the VDL Online Breeders Market. Our breeders have made it possible to select a group of interesting, well-bred and correct foals.
2 September 2021 | 11:16

Report of the KWPN Championships 2021

KWPN-North America wrote an extensive report about the KWPN Championships. In the report, the dressage horses, jumping horses, Gelder horses, Harness horses and foals are discussed.
31 August 2021 | 12:17

Third collection of 3- and 4-Years-Old Auction launched

Between all foal auctions, it's time for a new edition of the KWPN Online 3- & 4-Years-Old Auction! Fifteen talented and promising young horses form the collection, which is selected on quality, confirmation and health.
30 August 2021 | 20:47

Good average prices at fourth KWPN Online Foal Auction

The fourth KWPN Online Foal Auction has just been concluded digitally. Exactly half the auction foals were sold abroad. The impressive GLOCK's Dream Boy daughter Rizzoli van de Nethe was sold for 9,000 euros and will stay in the Netherlands.
30 August 2021 | 20:07

Two KWPN-horses on podium Grade V in Tokyo

In the freestyle to music Grade V at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, KWPN-horses take home both the silver and bronze medal. Frank Hosmar steered his Alphaville to silver, Regine Mispelkamp grabbed the bronze with Highlander Delight’s.
30 August 2021 | 19:28

Second gold for Sanne Voets and Demantur RS2 N.O.P.

Obtaining a fantastic score of 82.085%, Sanne Voets and Demantur RS2 N.O.P. won a gold medal in the Grade V Freestyle to Music at the Paralympic Games. The silver was secured by Louise Etzner Jakobsson and Dreamcatcher-son Goldstrike B.J.
30 August 2021 | 14:08

Tonight the fourth KWPN Online Foal Auction closes

The (foreign) bidders did not miss the auction this time either. With many offspring from Grand Prix sires and World Championship participants, it is a spectacular collection. Bidding is still possible until tonight, the auction closes from 8 p.m.
29 August 2021 | 22:00

Jovian helps KWPN to second gold

Jovian has just been honoured for the second time in his career as the World Champion Young Dressage Horses. The seven-year-old son of Apache was again in a league of his own and not only showed his enormous talent in movement, but also performed a technically very well executed test. After the gold that was won by Kjento and the bronze from Lightning Star RR, the Dutch anthem could be played again at this World Championship that was so successful for the KWPN.
29 August 2021 | 17:36

WCYH: Bronze for Lightning Star RR!

Kirsten Brouwer won the bronze medal with the amazing Ferguson daughter Lightning Star RR. With her beautiful expressive movements she managed to win over the judges and the public. Franka Loos managed to get the fifth prize with Las Vegas. The championship went to Hesselhoej Down Town under Jeanne Hogberg. Silver was for Danciero.
29 August 2021 | 16:54

KWPN in Tokyo #9 | Lieke Bakker about Demantur and Sanne Voets: “Those two are completely in tune with each other”

Sanne Voets and the KWPN-bred Demantur (Vivaldi out of Kaylee keur prest sport-dr by Elcaro) secured the gold for the Netherlands at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. As breeder Tom Reuzenaar unfortunately passed away in 2018, his granddaughter Lieke Bakker talks proudly about the chestnut that is bred by her grandpa.
29 August 2021 | 16:27

Dutch team of KWPN-horses to Paralympic silver

At the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, the Dutch team entirely aboard KWPN-horses won the silver in the team championships today. The bronze American team also included a KWPN-bred horse.
28 August 2021 | 21:30
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WCYH: Kjento World Champion with four 10’s!

The KWPN stallion Kjento was just honoured as the new world champion for six-year-olds. With enormous force majeure, the powerhouse stallion, who is ridden by Charlotte Fry, won the final in which he was awarded no less than four 10’s by the jury. Thalia Rockx rode Koko jr de La Fazenda to a very nice fifth place. King van het Haarbosch finished in ninth.
28 August 2021 | 14:40

WCYH: Turfhorst Jersey wins small final

Kimberley Pap won the small final in Verden this morning with the KWPN stallion Jersey. With that, the combination managed to qualify for tomorrow's he final for seven-year-olds.
27 August 2021 | 19:26

WCHY: Hexagon's Luxuriouzz made it to the final

This morning, the small final for the five-year-olds was on the program in Verden as well. Under bad weather conditions, the Hungarian rider Benedek Pachl managed to ride the Johnson-son Hexagon's Luxuriouzz, which is owned by Thamar Zweistra, to the final.
27 August 2021 | 18:50

WCYH: Jovian in a league of his own

Jovian has just won the first qualification for seven-year-olds in Verden with superior force majeure. With a wonderfully ridden test and a ten for his impressive trot and a 10 for his talent, his score went to 87.145%, more than 5% more than the number two. Renate van Uytert rode both Johnny Depp and Just Wimphof to the finals as well as Jarina des Vallees, who is competed for France.
27 August 2021 | 18:17

Paralympic bronze for Findsley N.O.P.

Under the saddle of Rixt van der Horst the Belissimo M-daughter Findsley N.O.P. won a bronze medal at the Paralympic Games today. The combination scored 75.765% in Grade III.
27 August 2021 | 11:22

The bidding on the fourth collection of the KWPN Online Foal Auction has started!

Bidding for the fourth edition of the KWPN Online Foal Auction 2021 has started today. The first bids for a total of 20 foals have been made. You can also place a bid, this is your chance to own one of these quality foals!
26 August 2021 | 22:01

KWPN in Tokyo #8 | Sandra Maakenschijn about Jillz Geuzenhof: “Already special as a foal, alert and always forward”

Today, Thursday August 26, the Paralympic Games have started. Sophie Wells represents Great Britain and had the choice between the KWPN-bred Jillz Geuzenhof (Charmeur out of Mystiek keur pref pres by Fruhling) and the NRPS-bred Don Cara M (s.Don Jovi). KWPN interviewed the breeder of Jillz Geuzenhof, Sandra Maakenschijn tells us all about him as a foal.
26 August 2021 | 21:40

Alphaville N.O.P. individual bronze in Grade V

Frank Hosmar and his Sandreo-son Alphaville N.O.P. scored 73.405% in the individual test of Grade V today. Thanks to this score, the combination secured the bronze medal.
26 August 2021 | 21:15

WCYH: Lightning Star second in qualification of tremendous quality

At the World Championships in verden, Lightning Star has lit the fire by coming in second in the qualification for five-year-olds. With lots of expression the Ferguson-daughter danced to a score of 95.2.
26 August 2021 | 15:35

Sanne Voets and Demantur RS2 N.O.P. Paralympic champion

Today, Sanne Voets made her first appearance at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. She steered her Demantur to 76.585% in the individual test of Grade IV, taking the gold medal and fulfilling her role as favorite!
26 August 2021 | 11:23

Two National Championships mares in 3- and 4-year-olds aution collection

The 3- & 4-Years-Old Auction has already had two successful editions. The set-up seems to be a bull's eye for both the contributors and the buyers. On August 31st, the collection of the third edition will be online, again with some promising horses.
25 August 2021 | 18:48

WCYH: Kjento impresses with two tens

On the first day of the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses in Verden, Kjento did what he came for: win! Ridden by Charlotte Fry he showed an excellent test that was rewarded with a score of 9.40, tens for his trot and canter.
25 August 2021 | 18:06

KWPN in Tokyo #7| Edgar Meijer about Edgar M: “He does something another cannot”

Edgar M (Arezzo VDL out of Aramee O.A. ster by Marlon) competed in the Olympic Games of Tokyo with the Brazilian rider Marlon Zanotelli. Breeder and namesake Edgar Meijer is proud of this remarkable horse.
24 August 2021 | 17:00

Promising fourth collection in KWPN Online Foal Auction

From 27 to 30 August, it is possible to bid on the fourth collection of the KWPN Online Foal Auction. Five jumping foals, 15 dressage foals and a Gelders foal will be put under the digital hammer on this platform and they descend from proven sport and breeding stallions such as Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve, Arlando, Dream Boy and promising sires such as Kjento and Livius.
24 August 2021 | 10:44

Record number of competitors at World Pairs Limburg 2021

The 20th edition of the FEI Driving World Championship for Pairs will take place from September 8th to 12th in Kronenberg. A record number of 100 competitors from 22 nations will compete against each other in this Championship, which is held in the Netherlands for the first time in the pair driving history. The drivers will not only compete for the individual medals, 18 nations teams will battle it out for the team medals.
23 August 2021 | 21:24

Successful third KWPN Online Foal Auction!

The third KWPN Online Foal Auction has just been concluded digitally. More than 85 percent of the auction foals is sold of which 40 percent goes abroad. The impressive Aganix du Seigneur-son Rooney has been sold for 8.000 euro and will leave for Ireland.
23 August 2021 | 14:54

Countdown! Tonight the third KWPN Online Foal Auction closes

The past week we have welcomed many (foreign) visitors on the auction website. The bidders have not been idle either. Bidding is still possible until tonight, the auction closes at 20.00 hours.
20 August 2021 | 17:46

27 KWPN-horses to WC Young Horses (VIDEO)

In a week the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses commences. After the event was forcibly canceled due to the corona crisis last year, the young dressage talents are back to compete in Verden, Germany this year.
20 August 2021 | 17:01

Bidding started for high-quality foals in third KWPN Online Foal Auction

Today the bidding for the third edition of the KWPN Online Foal Auction has started. The first bids for a total of 27 foals have been made. You can also bid on one of these quality foals!
19 August 2021 | 12:43

Warm welcome for all Driving fans at the World Pairs Limburg 2021

For a long time, it was unclear whether spectators may be present at the FEI Driving World Championship for Pairs Limburg 2021 and if so, in what numbers. The decision has recently been made and the organization is ready to welcome as many carriage driving fans as possible from 8th to 12th September on the beautiful grounds of Grandorse in Kronenberg.
16 August 2021 | 18:11

KWPN in Tokyo #6 | Grietje de Boer about Goliath: “Breeding an eventer horse never came to mind”

Representing Brazil, Carlos Parro participated in the Olympic Games of Tokyo with the KWPN-horse Goliath (Belisar out of Octa keur by Chello III VDL). That their breeding product would make it this far, is something his breeders Grietje and Jannes de Boer had never expected.
16 August 2021 | 18:00

Invest in the future via the KWPN Online Foal Auction

The third collection of the KWPN Online Foal Auction is online and includes 28 promising bred foals. Descendants of proven jumping stallions such as Diarado, Untouchable, Aganix du Seigneur and Grandorado TN are part of this collection, as are well-moving dressage foals descending from GLOCK's Dream Boy, All At Once, Lowlands and Fürst Toto. Biddings are open from the 20th until the 23th of August.
15 August 2021 | 19:40

Kadiene thanks to 10 from guest rider invincible

She won the semi-final and the first part of the final. Receiving a 10 from guest rider Philipp Hess, the Zhivago-daughter Kadiene secured the title. Presented by Svenja Grimm, the mare won the Pavo Cup for six-year-old horses.
15 August 2021 | 19:17

Las Vegas via three tens to Pavo Cup victory

The KWPN-approved stallion Las Vegas was the tipped favorite for the title after the semi-final for five-year-olds on Thursday. He completely lived up to those expectations in the final today. Ridden by Franka Loos he received tens for his trot, canter and by the guest rider.
15 August 2021 | 16:55

Ferguson-daughter My Precious triumphs in Pavo Cup (VIDEO)

The chestnut mare My Precious wo the semi-final and held onto the lead until the end. Presented by Kirsten Brouwer, she squeeked by Dinja van Liere and the KWPN-approved stallion McLaren after the ride of the guest judge.
14 August 2021 | 20:07

Fitzpatrick about title Imondro: “It feels wonderful” (VIDEO)

The Brit Frank Fitzpatrick flew in specially to cheer on his Renvyle Imondro and it helped! In the hands of Lambertus Huckriede, the Cizandro-son was honoured as Harness Horse of the Year.
14 August 2021 | 18:34

NHHD: Nalanita champion three-year-old mares

Nine three-year-old mares received an invite to the final at the National Harness Horse Day. It was Nalanita that was awarded highest honours in this class sponsored by Catering Culinair.
14 August 2021 | 16:17

Champion foal Ruwaldo gives breeders goosebumps

Atleet-offspring Ruwaldo (out of Juwalda ster by Cizandro) was declared champion of the harness foals today.
13 August 2021 | 23:15

Desperado-daughter Niana V.O.D. wins battle for National Mare Championships

A top-quality lead group of 14 dressage mares formed a beautiful highlight of the mare inspections season. The incredible mover Niana V.O.D. (s.Desperado) won the title.
13 August 2021 | 17:45

Asca Z-daughter Nirmosa MB wins national title

Seven jumper mares returned for the final of the National Mare Championships. The athletic Asca Z-daughter Nirmosa MB was crowned as champion.
13 August 2021 | 17:27

Virbac Foal Trophy dressage for Rosatrichta van de Westen

Five years ago, the stallion Le Formidable was crowned foal champion. Today his daughter Rosatrichta van de Westen followed in his footsteps an won the Virbac Foal Trophy. The foal of breeder Cees Kikkert was elected the best in a hotly contested final.
13 August 2021 | 17:01

Cantona TN-son Racoon W wins Virbac Foal Trophy

Joop van Wessel of Zwartebroek had the champion in hand today during the National Foal Championships of the jumper foals. His appealing colt Racoon W received the championships sash.
13 August 2021 | 16:47

Family Naber elected as Breeder of the Year

For Bertus Naber it came as a big surprise when he saw the KWPN-stallion Ferguson enter the arena for the celebration ceremony of family Naber as Breeder of the Year.
13 August 2021 | 16:30

NMC: Miss Montreal Champion 4- to 7-year-old Gelder mares

The Onori category 4- to 7-year-old ster, keur and elite Gelder mares was not a big class with only three contestants, but certainly one with lots of quality. Wim Versteeg commented specifically that the mares were a true match for each other.
13 August 2021 | 16:20

NMC: Nina Amanda champion three-year-old Gelder mares

A few weeks ago, at the National Day of the Gelder Horse she was elected vice-champion and today she received the championships sash at the end of the Van Santvoort-class Three-year-old Gelder mares.
13 August 2021 | 16:07

NFC: Robinetty II National Foal Champion Gelder horse

For the final for the Virbac Trophy of the Gelder foals, six colts and four fillies entered the arena. They were well-matched. The jury was comprised of Marloes van der Velden, Reijer van Woudenberg and Wim Versteeg.
13 August 2021 | 00:30

Las Vegas with top score of the day to final Pavo Cup

Ridden by Franka Loos, he won the semi-final with 90.8 points.
12 August 2021 | 23:52

My Precious over 90 points in semi-final Pavo Cup

Following the six-year-olds, the semi-final of the Pavo Cup for four-year-olds was also headed by a mare. Ferguson-daughter My Precious moved to a total of 90.2 under Kirsten Brouwer.
12 August 2021 | 22:51

Zhivago-daughter Kadiene takes the lead in semi-final Pavo Cup

The semi-final of the Pavo Cup kicked off this morning with the six-year-old category. Obtaining a score of 88,6 points, the semi-final was won by the mare Kadiene, presented by Svenja Grimm.
12 August 2021 | 22:19

Van Santvoort new Official Partner KWPN

Van Santvoort Makelaars has joined as an Official Partner of the KWPN. Yesterday, the contract was officially signed during the Blom Cup in Valkenswaard. Afterwards, Van Santvoort director Dirk van Santvoort and the KWPN chairman Andries van Daalen raised their glass to the new partnership.
11 August 2021 | 22:25

Blom Cup: Jump Star SIH lives up to her name

In the championships for seven-year-olds for the Blom Cup, the Zirocco Blue VDL-daughter Jump Star SIH completely lived up to her name. Ridden by Matthew Simpson she was victorious.
11 August 2021 | 22:09

32.000 euros for Explosion W’s nephew

The 'Olympic' auction collection of the very first Exclusive KWPN Jumping Foal Auction will go down as a successful one. The high-quality foals were appreciated by foreign investors. The topseller of the evening was Reaction W van 't Studutch.
11 August 2021 | 22:01

Blom Cup: two nines for winner Mees vd Watermolen

After being the shared top scorer yesterday, the KWPN-approved Mees van de Watermolen (s.Vannan) convinced the jury once again today. Receiving two 9s, he won the Blom Cup for four-year-olds.
11 August 2021 | 21:39

Blom Cup: Love de Vie (s.Grandorado TN) wins among five-year-olds *VIDEO*

Last year she was so close to a win but had to settle for the second place. Today, Matthew Sampson steered her to revenge. The Grandorado TN-daughter Love de Vie just won the Blom Cup for five-year-olds.
11 August 2021 | 21:09

Blom Cup: Kwik Tweet (s.For Pleasure) claims title of 6-year-olds *VIDEO*

Three years after his victory with Ipsthar, Bas Moerings again claimed the victory in the Blom Cup. Aboard the fast, careful For Pleasure-daughter Kwik Tweet he ensured family success in Valkenswaard.
11 August 2021 | 15:45

A few more hours until the closing of the Exclusive KWPN Jumping Foal Auction

Tonight is D-Day, the very first collection of Exclusive KWPN Jumping Foal Auction will go under the digital hammer from 8 p.m. There already seems to be plenty of international interest with bidders from America, Sweden, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Lithuania and Switzerland.
10 August 2021 | 13:20

Celebration and clinic golden EC Young Riders team during final Pavo Cup

In addition to young talented horses, there will be young talented riders in the spotlight this day.
9 August 2021 | 22:08

Friends of the KWPN award breeder premiums at Blom Cup and KWPN Championships

Premiums for the best gelding, mare and stallion and the champion and vice-champion of the National Mare and Foal Championships
9 August 2021 | 16:12

Bidding on Olympic Foal Auction Collection started!

The very first collection of the Exclusive KWPN Jumping Foal Auction is rock solid! The majority of the auction foals can be directly linked to the Olympic Games. Add very impressive damlines to this and foals that also know how to impress themselves. Bidding has started today, the auction closes on Wednesday August 11th from 8pm.
9 August 2021 | 13:32

KWPN in Tokyo #5 | Tim Lips about Brent: “The cross-country, that’s his thing”

The KWPN-bred Brent (Pharaon out of Vernice PROK by Phin Phin) was selected as reserve for eventing at the Olympic Games of Tokyo.
9 August 2021 | 11:18

Science Supplements Bolesworth Elite Auctions Launches Best Foal & Embryo Collection Yet

Returning to the Al Shira’aa Bolesworth Young Horse Championships (18th -22nd August), the renowned foal and embryo auction offers a first-class line up of future stars, with seriously enviable pedigrees, proven offspring and highly coveted top performing dams. This year’s foal and embryo auction is the most attractive collection yet for buyers wishing to acquire an exquisite young sports horse for the future. The auction will take place live in the International Arena on Friday 20th August, bids are welcomed both in the room, online and by telephone.
7 August 2021 | 14:45

OG Tokyo: Gold for Sweden, the Netherlands 4th

The Swedish team won well-deserved gold, followed by the USA and Belgium.
7 August 2021 | 12:33

Medal for KWPN-stallion: Greatgrandsire Ferro after 21 years succeeded by Everdale

It had been 21 years since a KWPN-stallion won a medal in dressage at the Olympic Games. The last time it was Ferro under Coby van Baalen.
6 August 2021 | 15:16

OG Tokyo: Swedes impress, 5 KWPN-horses reach team final

It was a bit of a battlefield today in the first round of the team championships. The three Dutchmen got a 13/5/8 result and were the ninth country to qualify for the final.
6 August 2021 | 14:57

OG Tokyo: Houtzager/Dante 5 penalties

A good result is no longer a possibility for the Dutch team in Tokyo. After the 13 penalties for Greve, Marc Houtzager and Sterrehof’s Dante N.O.P. (s.Canturano) noted 5 penalties.
6 August 2021 | 14:42

OG Tokyo: also 5 penalties for recognized Quabri de L’Isle

For a long time, Pedro Veniss seemed headed for a 0 result with the KWPN-recognized Quabri de l’Isle, but in the last line they noted five penalties.
6 August 2021 | 14:00

OG Tokyo: five penalties for recognized Vancouver de Lanlore

As second rider for France, Pénélope Leprevost just finished with five penalties for the KWPN-recognized stallion Vancouver de Lanlore (s.Toulon).
6 August 2021 | 13:30

OG Tokyo: VDL Edgar M clear with Zanotelli

Marlon Zanotelli just did a superb job for Brazil by completing a clear round in the delicate team qualification.
5 August 2021 | 22:30

OG Tokyo: tomorrow first leg of team championships

In this qualification, eight KWPN-horses will make their appearance.
5 August 2021 | 16:34

Olympic medalists influence collection Exclusive KWPN Jumping Foal Auction

What a showdown in the individual Olympic show jumping final yesterday! Each and every one quality horses and phenomenal riders who wanted to seize Olympic medals. But as always, there can only be one winner: Explosion W and Ben Maher.
4 August 2021 | 16:30

KWPN damlines on podium in Tokyo

The individual medalists each have a Dutch touch. Besides the golden Explosion W, the silver H&M All In also comes out of a KWPN damline and the bronze Beauville Z out of a KWPN dam.
4 August 2021 | 14:31


Incredible!!! They got the job done! Ben Maher lived up to the expectations by winning individual gold with the legendary Explosion W.
4 August 2021 | 13:43

OG Tokyo: Explosion W reaches jump-off!!

What a final, what a combination: as last one on the starting list, Ben Maher just placed himself for the six-headed jump-off in the individual final!
4 August 2021 | 12:50

OG Tokyo: 13 penalties for Houtzager/Dante

Luck was not on their side today for Marc Houtzager and Sterrehof’s Dante N.O.P. (s.Canturano). Yesterday they jumped clear, today they incurred thirteen penalties. Later on, the Netherlands has one more trump card in Maikel van der Vleuten.
4 August 2021 | 12:39

OG Tokyo: two poles down for Galanthos SHK

Despite two poles being knocked down, the only ten years of age Galanthos SHK delivered quite an achievement in the individual final just now. Ridden by Mouda Zeyada, the Arthos R-son showed lots of quality.
3 August 2021 | 16:40

OG Tokyo: 4 KWPN-horses to individual final

Explosion W, Sterrehof’s Dante N.O.P., Dsarie and Galanthos SHK: these four KWPN-horses have just placed themselves on the starting list of the individual final at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
3 August 2021 | 16:38

OG Tokyo: Houtzager and Van der Vleuten to final

Maikel van der Vleuten upholded the Dutch honour with his Bustique-offspring Beauville Z and qualified for the individual final, just like Marc Houtzager and Dante.
3 August 2021 | 16:36

OG Tokyo: Houtzager and Sterrehof’s Dante clear!

After Willem Greve made a costly mistake, Marc Houtzager did succeed in keeping a clean slate with Sterrehof’s Dante N.O.P. (s.Canturano) and thereby secured a place in the individual final.
3 August 2021 | 16:05

OG Tokyo: one down for VDL Edgar M (s.Arezzo VDL)

Marlon Zanotelli seemed well on his way with the scopey Arezzo VDL-son VDL Edgar M, yet incurred one jumping mistake. That results in no individual final.
3 August 2021 | 16:02

OG Tokyo: Explosion W lives up to expectations via clear round

As ultimate favorites for individual gold, Ben Maher and Explosion W (s.Chacco Blue) delivered an excellent clear round. They immediately grabbed the lead.
3 August 2021 | 15:47

OG Tokyo: also 1 time penalty for Dsarie (s.Veron)

Following Galanthos SHK, Beat Mändli also finished the course with Dsarie (s.Veron) sustaining one time penalty. This means the pair is not yet sure of qualification for the final.
3 August 2021 | 15:43

OG Tokyo: exquisite start for Galanthos SHK

The first jumping leg started at 12.00hrs Dutch time and for the Egyptian rider Mouda Zeyada it meant a strong start. The ten-year-old Galanthos SHK finished with merely one time penalty.
3 August 2021 | 08:54

OG Tokyo: Krajewski wins gold, Don Quidam best KWPN-horse

Julia Krajewski just won the individual gold medal for eventing. The German rider is writing history as the first female Olympic Champion in the eventing sport. Tom McEwen and Andrew Hoy won silver and bronze. Kevin McNab’s Don Quidam was the best KWPN-horse in the fourteenth position.
2 August 2021 | 21:13

Good prices in the second edition of the KWPN Online Foal Auction!

The second KWPN Online Foal Auction has just been concluded digitally. No less than 12 of the sold foals leave for abroad. The impressive Las Vegas-daughter Raishsion was sold for 7.000 euro and remains in the Netherlands. The same amount was paid for offspring of Diarado, Blue Hors Zackerey and Defender VDS Z.
2 August 2021 | 17:43

Countdown! The second KWPN Online Foal Auction closes tonight

Looking for a potential sport horse? Then bid until tonight! The 19 jumping foals, 17 dressage foals and 2 harness horse foals will be auctioned tonight. The second KWPN Online Foal Auction at will close at 8 pm.
2 August 2021 | 08:29

OG Tokyo: No luck for Dutch riders

In the cross-country at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, neither Janneke Boonzaaijer nor Merel Blom had any luck. Janneke had to deal with a broken safety-pin, however she still finished the course with time penalties. Somewhat later she found out to be disqualified. Mrel Brom had to leave the cross-country two-thirds in the course. Oliver Townend now leads the interim rankings, ahead of the German Julia Krajewsji. The British Laura Collett is on preliminary bronze. Great Britain leads the battle for the team medals, followed by Australia and France.
2 August 2021 | 08:22

OG Tokyo: Janneke Boonzaaijer to preliminary 21st position

On the first day of eventer dressage, Janneke Boonzaaijer entered the ring with her Champ de Tailleur. They performed a solid test, receiving 33 penalty points. This brings her to a preliminary 21st position.
2 August 2021 | 08:19

OG Tokyo: Merel Blom to great starting position, Jung in the lead

Last saturday, the third and last group eventer riders entered the ring for their dressage test. Merel Blom and The Quizmaster performed a clean test that received 31.30 penalty points.
1 August 2021 | 11:35

KWPN in Tokyo #4 | Willeke Bos about All At Once: “He is some sort of Black Beauty”

Representing Marocco, Yessin Rahmouni competes at the Olympic Games in Tokyo with KWPN-approved stallion All At Once (Ampère out of Wynona RB elite prest IBOP-dr sport-dr D-OC by Gribaldi). Proud breeders and owners are Patrick van Nek and Willeke Bos (Stables 104). Willeke traveled along to Tokyo and shares the story of this stallion.
31 July 2021 | 12:20

KWPN in Tokyo #3 | Hanneke van de Goor about En Vogue: “A horse with a good foundation, the right color and an interesting pedigree”

The KWPN-horse En Vogue (Jazz out of Nicarla elite sport-dr PROK by Contango) performed at the Olympic Games of Tokyo with Carl Hester for Great Britain this weekend. The horse was bred by Adriaan van de Goor. His daughter, Hanneke van de Goor, tells us all about En Vogue as a young horse.
30 July 2021 | 19:16

KWPN in Tokyo #2 | Nelly van de Poel: “He has become more and more beautiful”

This weekend Suppenkasper, or Danny Boy as he was named at birth, represent the United States of America at the Olympic Games. Breeders Frans and Nelly van de Poel had never expected that. At three years of age, Suppenkasper was sold, but the pair never lost sight of him.
30 July 2021 | 10:42

The bidding has started, have you already made your choice?

Bidding for the second edition of the KWPN Online Foal Auction 2021 has started today. The first bids have been placed for a total of 38 foals. You can also place a bid; this is your chance to own one of these quality foals!
28 July 2021 | 20:00

Plenty of Olympic influences in collection new jumping foal auction

Thirteen very talented and interesting showjumping foals are in charge in the brand-new Exclusive KWPN Jumping Foal Auction! A collection drenched with sport, sport and more sport. Because that is what modern breeding of jumping horses is all about.
28 July 2021 | 10:42

OG Tokyo: *LIVE* Freestyle to Music

The last day of dressage revolves around the Freestyle to Music. 18 horses are about to enter the arena in this individual final, 9 of which are KWPN-bred and 1 is KWPN-recognized.
27 July 2021 | 10:12

OG Tokyo: *LIVE* All-decisive final for team medals

Today the final for the team medals in dressage takes place. In the Grand Prix Special, the riders start in the reverse order of go of the qualification.
26 July 2021 | 19:07

KWPN launches second online foal auction of the season

After a successful first edition, the second KWPN Online Foal Auction is now online. If you are looking for youngsters for sport and breeding, you should not miss this collection! There are amongst proven sires also young and upcoming talents whose offspring will get a chance.
26 July 2021 | 14:22

Grand Prix genes again set the tone at upcoming StuDutch Foal and Embryo Auction

​After last year’s successful debut, the StuDutch Foal and Embryo Auction by StuDutch Auctions is getting ready for its 2021 edition, taking place from 6 to 9 August. Auctioned is jumping as well as dressage blood.
26 July 2021 | 12:34 Region België

Clinic at Pavo Cup pre-selection Belgium

During the Pavo Cup pre-selection held on Saturday July 31st in Oud-Turnhout, Belgium, Anne van Olst will give a very informative dressage clinic. She will guide the Belgian rider Dominique D’Hoore-van der Horst.
25 July 2021 | 21:33

OS Tokio: All In gave his all

“Wow, what a good boy,” praised Canadian Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu her All In after the first test in Tokyo. The performance was rewarded with 71.677. This is the last Olympic Games for this gelding, a
25 July 2021 | 21:02

OG Tokyo: Suppenkasper star in collections

Steffen Peters was the second to last in the third group with his Suppenkasper. Remarkable how easily this XL son of Spielberg can take off only to just as easily collect again a bit later.
25 July 2021 | 20:44

OG Tokyo: Elegant All at Once

Yessin Rahmouni starts in Tokyo with All at Once (s.Ampère). During the first test, the Moroccan representative encountered a communication mishap in the transition from trot to canter.
25 July 2021 | 20:11

OG Tokyo: Gio shines with Charlotte Dujardin

It is an impressive feat to, after obtaining the gold medal with Valegro at the Olympic Games in 2012 and 2016, come back at the same level with a different horse! Reigning Olympic winner Charlotte Dujardin scored 80.963% with her new trump card Gio in their first test in Tokyo.
25 July 2021 | 19:48

OG Tokyo: Beautiful passage and piaffe Buriël KH

Juliëtte Ramel and Buriël KH entered the ring for Sweden. The son of Osmiun showed a lovely frame throughout the test.
25 July 2021 | 19:12

OG Tokyo: Go Legend harmonious

Just now, Marlies van Baalen has completed her test on the second day of dressage at the Olympic Games. In the saddle of Go Legend she started a bit cautious. As the test progressed, the performance got better, and the pair formed a harmonious ensemble.
25 July 2021 | 17:43

OG Tokyo: En Vogue and Carl Hester make a good team

Today, Carl Hester was the second rider in the second group of the first day of dressage at the Olympic Games. His En Vogue moved through the ring equally light-footed as expressive.
25 July 2021 | 15:30

OG Tokyo: 76.817 score for Dream Boy

Hans Peter Minderhoud is currently in the leading group with Glock’s Dream Boy. The black stallion had an error-free test but could have been more relaxed at times.
24 July 2021 | 16:33

OG Tokyo: Elegance lives up to his name

A remarkably light-footed performance is the way to describe the test of Elegance and Beatriz Ferrer-Salt in a nutshell. This son of Negro therefore lived up to his name and completed all the exercises without ever losing tact.
24 July 2021 | 16:11

OG Tokyo: Solid score for Everdale and Charlotte Fry

Charlotte Fry also made her debut in Tokyo with the KWPN-approved Everdale. Everdale (s.Lord Leatherdale) made a good impression with his consistent and lovely posture and strong movements.
24 July 2021 | 15:57

OG Tokyo: A good beginning for Edward Gal and Glock’s Total US

By now, Edward Gal and his Glock’s Total US have also completed their first and nearly flawless performance. The black stallion made a relaxed impression and moved with his typical expression. Beautiful half-passes, a lovely passage and the extensions with lots of impression.
24 July 2021 | 15:47

OG Tokyo: Good start for Zack

In the meanwhile, the first day of dressage tests has begun at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Presented by the 27-year-old Nanna Skodberg-Merald, Zack was the first KWPN-bred horse to enter the arena.
23 July 2021 | 12:39

Denis Lynch will judge the Blom Cup four-year-olds

At the semi-finals and finals of the Blom Cup, the four-year-old showjumpers are judged on the quality of jumping and rideability in between the fences. These figures are added up, with the marks for jumping counting double. The best 25 four-year-olds from the semi-finals advance to the final, where they are again judged. In the final, the horses start with a clean slate, so anything could happen!
22 July 2021 | 16:40

Delegation World Championship Young Dressage Horses announced

This last week, the selection committee, consisting of Floor Dröge, Monique Peutz, Johan Rockx and Johan Hamminga, had the difficult task to select the horses for the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden. At the National Equestrian Center in Ermelo they were able to select 18 delegates for the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden that will be held from 25 to 29 August.
22 July 2021 | 16:13

KWPN in Tokyo #1 | Marlies van Baalen: “It is actually quite perfect for the horses”

A year later than originally planned, the time has finally come. The Olympic Games in Tokyo are about to start. Our dressage team is already present. Team veterinary Edwin Enzerink kept a close eye on the horses during their journey, they all arrived fit. What's it like in Tokyo?
22 July 2021 | 16:12

Exclusive, new KWPN jumping foal auction ready for take-off!

A brand new collection of 13 extremely interesting jumping foals will be auctioned online August 11th. This same day the finals of the Blom Cup take place, which will be held at the location of Tops International in Valkenswaard. All foals are very attractively bred out of proven damlines, exactly what is asked for in the modern jumpingsport.
22 July 2021 | 14:18

Doron Kuipers: “You don’t get the chance to ride at Valkenswaard very often.”

At the Blom Cup 2020, Doron Kuipers scored highly with the Falaise de Muze daughter Just Special VK. After winning the semi-final, the combination also triumphed in the final for six-year-old horses.
22 July 2021 | 12:26

Andreas Helgstrand: "Jovian is from another planet."

This week, Andreas Helgstrand showed the 2019 World Champion five-year-olds, Jovian (Apache out of Zinith elite pref EPTM-dres D-OC by Tango, breeder: E.T. ten Bosch from Driel) to the judges this morning as an observation for the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses.
21 July 2021 | 15:46

Wednesday evening My KWPN not available

Wednesday evening 21 July 2021, due to an update, a part of is not available. Logging in to My KWPN is not possible and the KWPN Database and KWPN Horses for Sale are temporarily unavailable. The update will start at 5 p.m., and the website is expected to be fully available again around 10 p.m. You can still use the other information on the website.
21 July 2021 | 09:06

Watch the Pavo Cup selections!

This year, this popular young horse dressage competition is back on the equestrian agenda again. You can watch all selection via our livestream.
20 July 2021 | 15:33

Team USA and Canada at the Olympics

Team USA’s rider Steffen Peters brought Suppenkasper. The traveling reserve for Team USA, Nick Wagman, brought Don John The nominated and reserve dressage riders for the Canadian team brought three KWPN horses.
20 July 2021 | 13:29

WFFS-testing can now be requested in MyKWPN

WFFS is a heridatary disease that causes foals to be born premature and/or born with abnormalities. From now on, testing for WFFS can now be requested for very easily in MyKWPN.
20 July 2021 | 12:13

GLOCK’s Zonik suddenly passed away

The thirteen-year-old KWPN recognized stallion GLOCK's Zonik (Blue Hors Zack out of Romanik by Romanov Blue Hors, breeder Straight Horse APS of Alleroed) has passed away. Team GLOCK had the stallion humanely euthanized after he suffered serious complications after an operation.
20 July 2021 | 08:33

KWPN horses at the Olympics

The Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo from July 23rd through August 8th. The equestrian sport is represented in the disciplines dressage, jumping and eventing. As in previous editions, a large number of the participating horses, with both Dutch and foreign riders, are KWPN registered.
12 July 2021 | 09:23

Black Horses Auction: 49 dressage and showjumping horses to be auctioned

The collection of the second edition of the Black Horses Auction is available online! No less than 18 dressage horses and 31 showjumpers will be auctioned in this online auction.
8 July 2021 | 11:59

Dutch teams win the Nations Cup of the Netherlands at CHIO Rotterdam

At the Nations Cup of The Nederlands, both the Dutch dressage and showjumping teams managed to win at home turf. The perfect preparation for Olympic Games in Tokyo.
6 July 2021 | 18:28

TeamNL riders for Olympic Games announced

The riders and horses that will represent TeamNL at the Tokyo Olympic Games are known. Yesterday, the Dutch Equestrian Federation, KNHS, officially nominated the combinations to the NOC*NSF. The delegation consists of four combinations for dressage and jumping and two combinations for eventing.
5 July 2021 | 21:19

90% sold at the first KWPN Online Foal Auction!

What a start of the first KWPN Online Foal Auction of this year! With five foals that sold for at least 6,000 euros and eleven foals that were sold to foreign buyers, this auction was a successful first edition. Especially the dressage foals were very popular.
5 July 2021 | 14:00

Countdown! Tonight the first KWPN Online Foal Auction closes

The past week we have welcomed many (foreign) visitors on the auction website. The bidders have not been idle either. Bidding is still possible until tonight, the auction closes at 20.00 hours.
2 July 2021 | 19:13

Top genes in first KWPN Online Foal Auction

It’s almost time! As of tomorrow it is possible to bid on the very first collection of the KWPN Online Foal Auction 2021. Today it is all about sports results, and this collection has no shortage of that.
2 July 2021 | 13:35

Bidding starts! Auction closes Monday evening

It has been 10.00 hours on Friday and that means that the bidding has started for the very first KWPN Online Foal Auction of this year. Next Monday, 10 dressage and 10 jumping foals will go under the digital hammer at 20.00 hours! This collection stands out because of the number of proven stallions on the sire's side and the strong and interesting dam lines. In addition, all foals have been assessed by a KWPN inspector for conformation and correctness of movement and clinically examined by a veterinarian. All this ensures that you can purchase with confidence a foal of which the basis is in order!
1 July 2021 | 10:47

KWPN Online Foal Auctions

Where last year auctions transformed from physical to online, this year we see a different trend with regards to horse auctions. More and more auction organizations do not hang on to the one (online) foal auction per year, but organize various editions. Besides that, more and more foal auctions are taking place earlier in the year.
24 June 2021 | 11:33

Marieke Toonders new member General Board KWPN

Mrs M.I.J. (Marieke) Toonders is taking a position in the General Board of the KWPN starting September 1st. She succeeds Egbert Schep, who is resigning because he served the maximum term.
24 June 2021 | 11:25

The End of a Legend: World Cup Winner Simon (22)

Beezie and John Madden announced yesterday that KWPN ambassador Simon (by Mr.Blue) has passed away at the age of 22. He was very successful with Jeroen Dubbeldam and Beezie Madden.
23 June 2021 | 09:33

Two world firsts Global Dressage Auction sold to Germany

The most expensive foal of the evening was Renommée de Baian. This daughter of Bordeaux out of the full sister of Adelinde Cornelissen's former top horse Parzival, was sold for 15.000 euro.
17 June 2021 | 08:17

Registration Blom Cup open

Registrations for the Blom Cup opened yesterday. The Blom Cup will be held at Tops International Arena in Valkenswaard again this year. This championship for (young) jumper horses will take place from August 9th through August 11th.
16 June 2021 | 09:09

Monday evening consultation hour: Help with foal registration

The foal season is in full swing! As a KWPN member, you can easily register the foal online after birth via My KWPN. Are you the proud owner of a newborn foal, but have you not yet registered your foal because you would like to receive help with the registration?
16 June 2021 | 09:07

Gelder stallion Abrilon receives KWPN recognition

The Gelder horse stallion selection committee has nominated the black 16-year-old Gelder stallion Abrilon for KWPN recognition. Abrilon is a son of black Monarch son Ahoy. He was bred by F.J.M. Beursken from Didam, who is still the owner and stands him stud. The stallion has competed on Z-dressage level.
16 June 2021 | 09:04

Keur stallion OO Seven passed away at the age of 25

Australian rider David Shoobridge has announced that the KWPN-approved stallion OO Seven, with which he performed at Grand Prix level, has passed away at the age of 25.
11 June 2021 | 14:12

It is still possible to register for the photo and video days of the KWPN Online Foal Auctions!

This year, even more KWPN Online Foal Auctions will be organized, and they will start earlier. To support our breeders, we are going to organize seven KWPN Online Foal Auctions this year. Registration is still possible!
11 June 2021 | 10:07

Top breeder Gerrit Willem van Norel passed away

We recently received the sad news about the passing of Gerrit Willem van Norel. In the night of June 2nd through June 3rd, he passed away at the age of 76 as a result of complications from heart surgery.
11 June 2021 | 08:56

Global Dressage Auction: Exceptionally talented collection dressage foals online

The first foal collection of Global Dressage Auction is live! Ten exceptionally talented dressage foals and two exclusive embryos are part of this collection. Bidding starts on Saturday the 19th of June and the auction closes on Tuesday June 22 from 20.00hrs onwards.
8 June 2021 | 11:49

Top 10 WBFSH Sire Ranking directly KWPN- recognized

The KWPN is an open studbook and encourages breeders to use the best genetic material, for example by automatically granting the top 10 stallions of the WBFSH Sire Ranking the KWPN recognized status, so their offspring can be registered in the foal book directly.
2 June 2021 | 09:14

Pavo Cup 2021- New selection process

The Final of the Pavo Cup unfortunately could not take place last year due to Covid-19. This year, this popular young horse dressage competition is back on the equestrian agenda again. The four-, five- and six-year-old dressage horses will compete for the title of Pavo Cup Champion on Sunday, August 15th.
27 May 2021 | 12:08

KWPN Online 3 & 4-Year-Old Auction will have a second edition

The (inter)national demand for young dressage horses and show jumpers is high despite the corona crisis. Our members have indicated that they would like assistance in selling their young horses. The KWPN auction platform offers the perfect opportunity for this, which is why the KWPN is organizing an online auction for three-year-old dressage horses and show jumpers for the second time this year! The auction will take place in mid-August.
21 May 2021 | 15:07

Rubens LS La Silla recognized

It has just been announced that the stallion selection committee has recommended a stallion for recognition to the General Board, an recommendation which has been accepted. The 1.60m stallion Rubens LS La Silla is recognized.
21 May 2021 | 13:34

KWPN Breeder of the Year 2020 Jan Streppel lost top mare Orleans

Yesterday Orleans (by Jazz), the mare of Jan Streppel and Stephan and Evelien Haarman, passed away at the age of 25. This full sister of the Olympic horse Parzival was bought as a foal by Jan Streppel from the Beijer family. Together with her already passed away full sister Toulouse, she formed the base of a successful breeding which led to the title KWPN Breeder of the Year 2020.
20 May 2021 | 13:37 Region Tuigpaard Noord

National Harness Horse Day moved to August 14th

Recently, we announced that the National Harness Horses Day would take place on Saturday, August 7th. On this day, Concours Hippique Rijs also celebrates their 75th anniversary. To prevent that the fans of harness horses have to make a choice, it has been decided to postpone the National Harness Horse Day, the biggest harness horse event of the year, to August 14th.
19 May 2021 | 14:23

Grand Prix stallion Judgement passed away

At a respectable age of 30 years old, Judgement (by Consul) has passed away. The first in America bred KWPN approved stallion performed for years with Beezie Madden.
17 May 2021 | 18:34 Region Tuigpaard Noord

Plain's Liberator declared keur posthumously

Last weekend the stallion Plain's Liberator (s.Plain's Black Satin) was posthumously declared 'keur'. Plain's Liberator created a lot of fame in harness by winning the Hackney Stallion Championship with Kees van der Maat and reached the highest level of the Honorary Class. Mark de Groot and Martin de Groot of Hengstenhouderij Landzicht were present at the recently recorded honouring, as well as co-registered Johan de Heul.
17 May 2021 | 12:30

Sander and Erik Daniëls Breeders of the Year 2020

Last year, the title Breeder of the Year could not be awarded due to the cancellation of the National Harness Horse Day. Last weekend was the moment to put a breeder in the spotlight because of his or her breeding successes. In this case, two breeders were honoured. Together, they have bred 125 harness horses.
17 May 2021 | 09:08 Region Tuigpaard Noord

Twelve harness horse stallions selected for performance test

Under the condition of passing the radiographic PROK examination the stallion selection committee in cooperation with inspector Viggon van Beest has selected twelve stallions for the performance test. Three stallions were declared premium.
15 May 2021 | 15:11

Two Gelder stallions approved

After an Stallion Performance test of 28 days, two Gelder stallions could be added to the stallion database today. The stallion Matiz (by Eebert) did his performance test in harness while the owners of the stallion McKenzy JHL (by Alexandro P) opted for a performance test under saddle. McKenzy JHL even got nines for his canter and attitude.
15 May 2021 | 15:08

Ten dressage stallions added to the KWPN stallion stock

All ten dressage stallions participating in the final presentation of the Stallion Performance Test have been approved. The highest scores were achieved by the two four-year-old stallions Merlot VDL and Mauro Turfhorst.
15 May 2021 | 15:05

All eleven jumping stallions are approved

All eleven stallions participating in the final presentation of the Stallion Performance Test were approved by the KWPN. New Pleasure VDL achieved the highest score with 87.5 points.
7 May 2021 | 12:08 Region Tuigpaard Noord

Enjoy the Harness Horse Stallions of the year 2020

​This Saturday is the Harness Horse Stallion Show of 2021. The entire day, including the first and second viewing, can be followed via the livestream at It promises to be a beautiful day with interesting conversations in the studio and the presentation of Harness Horse of the Year and Breeder of the Year.
6 May 2021 | 10:15

Evaluation dressage stallions

On Wednesday, the evaluation of the three- and four-year-old dressage stallions took place. The stallion selection committee has shared their findings with the owners of the four-year-old stallions. After the evaluation, there was also contact with some owners of three-year-old stallions. Based on the feedback of the conversations, some stallions have left the exam.
4 May 2021 | 20:00 Region Tuigpaard Noord

Action Quality Amadeus Harness Horse of the Year 2020

Every year on the National Harness Horse Day, the title of Horse of the Year is awarded to a harness horse that has excelled in breeding or in the sport. Last year there was no National Harness Horse Day so this title was awarded for the last time in 2019. That honorable title went to Emerson by Manno of Niek Alting. That was the 25th time this title was awarded.
4 May 2021 | 16:35 Region Tuigpaard Noord

Icellie top leader with seven stallions

For the Harness Horse Stallion Show, which will take place on Saturday, May 8th in Ermelo, 36 stallions have been registered. The stallions have 20 different sires. Last year, Idol was the leader with seven sons from his first year, now that title goes to Icellie, who has seven sons from his second year. In total, 33 three-year-olds are offered, including a thoroughbred Hackney stallion and three four-year-olds.
3 May 2021 | 21:12

How do you make a choice of stallion?

Despite the fact that the corona measures are slowly being lifted, a number of activities could not take place this year either, including the stallion shows and the breeding advice days. Luckily, there are other ways to gain additional insight into selecting a stallion, such as requesting online breeding advice, viewing breeding values of the stallions, attending online stallion shows, and, especially for KWPN members, using the KWPN Inbreeding Tool.
3 May 2021 | 15:17

Foalsqueeze technique can help dummy foals

During the foaling season, it is always a pleasure to see foals running around in the fields. But not every foal has a healthy start. It may be that a newborn foal does not react normally, has a poor or no suckling reflex and shows no interest in its mother. They often stand quietly in a corner or walk around aimlessly in the stable and do not know how to find their mother's udder: they called dummy foals that get their name from the fact that they seem dumb.
30 April 2021 | 09:00

Trigon Auctions starts 2021 in style

On Wednesday evening Trigon Auctions first collection of 2021 closed with Nantender VDL sold for €44.000 to Great-Britain and the last bid was placed on Son’s Pleasure van Papinglo at € 38.000 with Argentina winning the long duel over the stallion.
29 April 2021 | 16:30

Evaluation of dressage stallions went well

Yesterday, the three-year-old dressage stallions were evaluated by the stallion selection committee. Three stallions left the KWPN Centre.
29 April 2021 | 11:11 Region Gelders paard

Evaluation Gelder stallions in the outdoor area

Yesterday the evaluation of the three Gelder stallions Newman, McKenzy JHL and Matiz took place. All three stallions can continue their performance test.
28 April 2021 | 18:15

13 dressage stallions started the performance test

Monday, twelve four-year-old stallions started their performance test at the KWPN Centre in Ermelo. Debbehoeve's Linvasion (s.Sir Donnerhall) is a five-year-old stallion who is participating in the performance test voluntarily.
28 April 2021 | 16:11

Second observation moment for five- and seven-year-old dressage horses

The second observation moment for five- and seven-year-old dressage horses for the 'FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses' was held yesterday in Ermelo. This year's event will be held in Verden from August 25 until August 29.
26 April 2021 | 21:41

Vivaldi daughter Mocca for 30.000 euros best bid at KWPN Online 3&4-Years-Old Auction

The second edition of the online auction for three and four-year-old potential sport horses is closed! New this year was that the auction was also open to four-year-old talents. For 30.000 euros, Mocca (s.Vivaldi) became the auction topper of the evening.
26 April 2021 | 14:07

The KWPN Online 3&4-Years-Old Auction closes tonight

Bidding is still possible until tonight, the auction closes from 20:00CET. With bidders from Germany, the United States, Belgium, Norway, Bulgaria and the Netherlands, there is plenty of interest in the horses selected by the KWPN inspector.
23 April 2021 | 20:00

The bidding has started, have you already made your choice?

Bidding at the KWPN Online 3 & 4-Years-Old Auction has started! The horses have been selected by a KWPN inspector on quality and pedigree. Are you looking for a talented sport horse or an extension of your breeding? Invest in the future and participate in our auction.
22 April 2021 | 19:00

Dressage stallions off to a good start in the performance test

Like the jumper stallions, the dressage stallions have now also had their first official evaluation in the performance test. It appears to be a promising start for the 14 participating stallions.
22 April 2021 | 15:33 Region Gelders paard

The first outdoor training of the Gelder stallions

Three Gelder stallions are staying at the KWPN Centre for the performance test. An important part of this is that the stallions, because of their versatile breeding purpose, are ridden outside to test their character and their mentality.
21 April 2021 | 18:00

Evaluation of jumper stallions went well yesterday

Eight days after the start of the performance test for the jumper stallions, the 12 participating stallions were officially evaluated by the stallion selection committee for the first time.
21 April 2021 | 16:21

First observation moment World Championships for Young Dressage Horses

The first observation moment for the FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses took place yesterday in Ermelo. This year's event will be held in Verden from August 25 until August 29.
20 April 2021 | 18:00 Region Gelders paard

Two Gelder stallions started the performance test

Yesterday the 4-year-old Gelder stallions arrived and the presentation of the already approved stallions took place in Ermelo. Two stallions have started their performance test at the KWPN Centre in Ermelo.
20 April 2021 | 16:00

WFFS testing possible at foal registration

The KWPN offers foal registration, whereby we arrange everything for you after registration. New this year is the possibility to have your foal tested for WFFS. In combination with a genomic breeding value examination, you will receive an extra discount.
20 April 2021 | 10:06

I&R regulations: register your foreign passport with the KWPN

As of April 21, 2021, the European Animal Health Regulation will enter into force in the Netherlands, making the identification and registration (I&R) of horses a lot more restrictive. In practice, this means that as of April 21, there will be a registration requirement for both recreational and professional horses, so that the government has insight into the number of horses per location. This is important in order to have a better overview in the future in case of an outbreak of a contagious disease such as African horse disease.
19 April 2021 | 18:00

Grand Prix influences dominate new collection of three- and four-years-old auction horses

Once again we composed an interesting collection of three-years-old dressage and jumper horses. New this year is that also some four-year old’s are part of the collection. Are you looking for a talented sport horse or an opportunity to expand your breeding? Then take a look at the collection of the auction horses!
16 April 2021 | 10:00 with English subtitles has a lot of different video's about the KWPN-horses and events such as the KWPN Stallion Selection 2021. A lot of the videos are in Dutch, but from now on you can watch several videos with English subtitles!
15 April 2021 | 11:27

Breeders Uncovered with: Willy Wijnen

In the edition of Breeders Uncovered, we speak to KWPN Breeder of the Year 2019, Willy Wijnen, who is responsible for producing British show jumper, Ben Maher’s exceptional gelding, Explosion W (Chacco-Blue x Baloubet du Rouet).
15 April 2021 | 11:00

The best EPTM jumper mares of 2020 and first quarter of 2021

This week we looked into the database for the EPTM jumper mares. In 2019, the Comme IL Faut daughter La Selien W was the best EPTM mare with 93.5 points. Which mare will win the title this time and was the best in 2020 or in the first quarter of 2021?
15 April 2021 | 10:00

12 jumper and 14 dressage stallions started performance test

Last Monday, the selection for the spring performance test took place. With this, 26 jumper and dressage stallions started their performance test at the KWPN Centre in Ermelo.
13 April 2021 | 10:00

Gelder stallion Newman started the performance test

The delivery and saddle presentation of the stallions for participation in the performance test took place two days ago in Ermelo. The morning session started with the only Gelder stallion for the 35-day spring performance test.
12 April 2021 | 08:31

The preferent stallion Heartbreaker passed away

The preferent stallion Heartbreaker passed away on Saturday at the age of 32 due to symptoms of old age. That was announced by Team Nijhof on their Facebook page.
8 April 2021 | 10:00

The best EPTM dressage mares of 2020 and 2021

In this week, we dug into the database for the EPTM dressage mares. In 2019, the For Romance daughter Funkemarie was the EPTM topper with 93 points. Which mare will win the title this time and was the best in 2020 or in the first quarter of 2021?
8 April 2021 | 08:01

WBFSH Launch New Website and Brand Identity

The World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses has recently undergone a refresh of its brand identity and is launching a new website,
6 April 2021 | 16:20

Agradi new sponsor KWPN

Agradi and KWPN are joining their efforts. With this new collaboration, both parties hope to support each other with their own expertises. The collaboration was made official at the KWPN center.
31 March 2021 | 14:03 Region Tuigpaard Noord

Top 5 sires harness and Gelder Horse foals 2020

Kjento and Grandorado TN are leading sires for the dressage and jumping foals born last year. Which stallions are most popular among the harness and gelder foals born last year, we checked that this week!
31 March 2021 | 11:37

Marina Burger Breeder of the Year Gelder Horse 2020

As a child, Marina Burger asked for a horse for every birthday, but she had to wait until her fortieth birthday for this dream to come true. Gelder horses were her favourite at the time and now she has a stable full of them. Time for a visit to the Breeder of the Year 2020 for the Gelders horse.
29 March 2021 | 12:59

Contribution to breeders of low-relative harness horse foals

Inbreeding and too much relatedness have been a problem in harness horse breeding for years. In order to reduce inbreeding and promote relatedness within the population, breeders of lowly related foals are financially compensated. The first foals have already been registered; this can still be done until 1 June.
26 March 2021 | 12:17

OPU and ICSI what is that exactly?

Modern reproduction techniques are becoming more and more important in horse breeding because these techniques offer many advantages compared to traditional reproduction techniques. Now that AI (with fresh or frozen semen is standard in Dutch warmblood breeding and ET is also widely used, OPU and ICSI have been used more and more over the last five years.
25 March 2021 | 12:30

Top 5 sires jumping foals 2020

Two weeks ago we announced that Kjento is the absolute main supplier of the KWPN dressage foals born in 2020. This week, we will dive into the KWPN Database in search of the main supplier of the showjumping foals born last year. More than 10,500 foals were born in 2020, of which more than 5,000 were jumping foals.
25 March 2021 | 10:48

First online stallion shows announced

​Due to the developments around the Corona virus, several activities cannot take place, among which the stallion shows. Some stallion owners have indicated to us to organise an online stallion show.
25 March 2021 | 10:32

The KWPN approved Olympic stallion Idocus passed away

The KWPN approved Olympic stallion Idocus (v. Equador) has passed away yesterday. In 2020, he received an award from KWPN Inspectors Ralph van Venrooij and Henk Dirksen during the Annual General Meeting of the KWPN-NA because he turned 30 years old.
24 March 2021 | 17:00

Easy Game, Cristello and Check In recognized

It has just been announced that the stallion selection committee has recommended three stallions for recognition by the General Board, a recommendation which has been accepted. These are the small tour dressage stallion Easy Game and the two grand prix jumping stallions Cristello and Check In.
22 March 2021 | 10:04

Breeding for the first time, where do you start?

Do you want to breed a foal from your mare for the first time? But what do you have to take into account? Which stallion will you choose and what is involved in breeding a foal? We have summed up everything for you.
19 March 2021 | 13:15

Navarro SL sold through KWPN Online Foal Auction and approved for DWB

In 2018 Navarro SL (by Etoulon VDL) was sold through the KWPN Online Foal Auction. Mother Valencia VDL gave in combination with Wittinger VDL the international showjumper Skyliner, who is active at 1.60m-level.
18 March 2021 | 16:56

Harness stallion inspection on Saturday 8 May

On Saturday, April 3, the harness stallion inspection at the KWPN Centre was scheduled, which, due to the coronavirus, could only be followed online. However, given the developments around the rhinovirus, as a precaution it has been decided to postpone this. The Tuigpaard stallion inspection will now take place on Saturday, May 8.
18 March 2021 | 15:00

Denis Lynch: 'The mental state of a horse is very important'

After years of residence in Germany, top Irish rider Denis Lynch has been based in Weert, Limburg, since the end of 2019. He belongs to the absolute world top and among his best horses can be counted the KWPN'ers GC Chopin's Bushi (by Contendro II) and Cristello (by Numero Uno).
16 March 2021 | 16:45

Rhino update: KWPN assessments postponed until after 11 April

The Federal Equestrian Institute (FEI) has decided to extend until 11 April the ban on international competitions on the European mainland, which was due to expire on 28 March. In doing so, the sports umbrella organisation hopes to prevent a further spread of the EHV-1/rhinovirus.
15 March 2021 | 09:54

Five Star reigns FEI Small Tour Dressage in the U.S.

The approved KWPN stallion Five Star is continuing his series of victories in the United States. Last week, the 11-year old stallion won all three classes under his German rider Kevin Kohmann at the FEI CSI3*-competition at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida.
12 March 2021 | 16:22

Breeding values 2021 revealed

Breeding values are a practical tool in making your stallion choice, bundling the genetic potential of a stallion. Breeding values are updated annually, and the information collected in 2020 is now also compiled in the breeding values.
12 March 2021 | 10:25

Wednesday Facts: Top 5 sires dressage foals 2020

The foaling season has started, a very exciting but also the most beautiful time of the year for all breeders. The first foals have already been born and people are already thinking about the stallion choices for this year. In 2020, more than 10,500 foals have been born, of which more than 4,800 are dressage foals.
12 March 2021 | 04:15

Global Dressage Auction auctions talented dressage foals

The concept of the Global Dressage Auction turned out to be an untapped market. Their first auction, with very exclusive embryos, was a great success. Time for a new auction from the minds of Global Dressage Auction.
11 March 2021 | 18:15

Registration possibilities for crossing Lusitano and PRE stallions with KWPN mares

In the context of blood diversity in dressage horse breeding, since 2018 it is possible to register offspring of KWPN-approved stallions out of purebred Lusitano or PRE mares.
11 March 2021 | 18:00

Rhinopneumonia: Why does it keep popping up?

Recently, the horse-loving world has been startled again by reports about the neurological variant of rhinopneumonia. There are also reports about the abortion variant every year. The cold variant of rhinopneumonia is less spoken about, despite the fact that it is by far the most common.
10 March 2021 | 18:00

Make use of online breeding advice

Do you also have doubts about which stallion suits your mare? The online breeding advice is one of the possibilities for making a well-considered choice of stallion.
9 March 2021 | 13:30

Desperado N.O.P. chosen as FEI Horse of the Month

Last Friday, the FEI selected the 13-year-old KWPN stallion Desperado N.O.P. (Vivaldi out of Sarita elite pref prest D-OC by Havidoff, breeder family Andeweg from Randwijk) as 'FEI Horse of the Month'. The black stallion is currently 16th in the FEI world rankings after a successful 2019 with Dutch Grand-Prix rider Emmelie Scholtens.
8 March 2021 | 13:26

Last Week Winners March 1 until March 7

Throughout all international levels of dressage, jumping and eventing sports, top placements are obtained by KWPN-bred horses. 'Last Week Winners' was introduced to put a well-deserved spotlight on these horses ánd their breeders.
4 March 2021 | 13:12

Loucky Hagens - Groosman: 'I hope my horses will excel in their category'

You don’t have to be a big breeder to breed good horses. Loucky Hagens- Groosman is living proof of that with her breeding program. She bought a couple of young mares from Huub van Helvoirt’s breeding program in the ‘90’s and built a thriving program with them.
2 March 2021 | 15:13

Last Week Winners February 22 until February 28

Throughout all international levels of dressage, jumping and eventing sports, top placements are obtained by KWPN-bred horses. 'Last Week Winners' was introduced to put a well-deserved spotlight on these horses ánd their breeders
26 February 2021 | 09:39 Region Tuigpaard Noord

Saturday 3 April Stallion Show Harness horse, entries open

At the beginning of February, fans of the KWPN horse could enjoy the online KWPN Stallion Selection. Normally, this is in Den Bosch, but because of the corona outbreak, this year it was in Ermelo and could be followed by the public via the livestream. Something else that is different from other years is that the first and second inspections of the harness stallions are not scheduled in January and February, but on 3 April 2021.
24 February 2021 | 14:10

Valegro statue takes centre stage in his home town

Valegro has taken centre stage in his home town Newent, as his bronze statue is placed in its permanent home.
23 February 2021 | 10:41

Spielberg recognized

The stallion selection committee dressage has nominated the dressage stallion Spielberg for recognition. The General Board has now formalised this nomination.
22 February 2021 | 08:14

Last Week Winners February 15 until February 21

Throughout all international levels of dressage, jumping and eventing sports, top placements are obtained by KWPN-bred horses. 'Last Week Winners' was introduced to put a well-deserved spotlight on these horses ánd their breeders.
19 February 2021 | 10:00 Region Gelders paard

Rare Grand Prix genes offered at embryo and semen auction

Chacco Blue, Total US, Comme Il Faut, Dante Weltino, Cassini I, Desperados FRH… These and other famous stallions from the international showjumping and dressage sport will be available through their genes at the upcoming StuDutch Auctions February Auction. Famed names such as theirs can be found in the frozen embryos from exclusive broodmares as well as in the frozen semen straws on auction.
18 February 2021 | 13:18

One jumping stallion appointed by certificate inspection

Two jumping and two dressage stallions participated today in the post- and certificate test and of these the Di Cantero son Saluto van de Molenberg got green light for the performance test.
18 February 2021 | 08:50

Last Week Winners February 8 until February 14

Throughout all international levels of dressage, jumping and eventing sports, top placements are obtained by KWPN-bred horses. 'Last Week Winners' was introduced to put a well-deserved spotlight on these horses ánd their breeders.
17 February 2021 | 13:46

Gelder stallion Rubus B died

The pitch-black Gelder breeding stallion Rubus B (Ahoy out of Alpenroos keur pref by Pygmalion) died suddenly yesterday at the age of 23.
16 February 2021 | 09:23

40.000 euros for pregnant Franklin daughter

The highlight of this year's first broodmare auction was Madrugada D.Obertje (by Franklin) for 40.000 euros. After a long bidding duel between buyers from different countries, it is an Austrian buyer who may welcome this mare. Madrugada D.Obertje herself scored well at the inspection last summer and goes back to the well-known NMK mare O.Bertje. She is currently in foal to Sezuan son So Perfect.
11 February 2021 | 11:23

Beautiful breeders' premiums awarded at KWPN Stallion Show 2021

The stallion show is done! It were very nice days in which we were able to see many talented stallions. On behalf of the Friends of the KWPN, beautiful breeders' premiums were given out again at this stallion selection.
10 February 2021 | 11:23

Sensational collection of the KWPN Online Broodmare & Embryo Auction!

The very first collection of the KWPN Online Broodmare & Embryo Auction of 2021 was already extremely interesting. And it only gets better, as the KWPN also had the opportunity to include two very exclusive embryo’s in the collection!
9 February 2021 | 11:33

Last Week Winners February 1 until February 7

Throughout all international levels of dressage, jumping and eventing sports, top placements are obtained by KWPN-bred horses. 'Last Week Winners' was introduced to put a well-deserved spotlight on these horses ánd their breeders.
6 February 2021 | 20:03

Pavo Cup institute for 25 years

The Pavo Cup has been an established name for already 25 years. The young horse competition is known within and across the borders. Many successful dressage horses have started their career at one of these competitions. In the studio this impressive feat was celebrated.
6 February 2021 | 19:59

Las Vegas and Kjento top scorers in ability test powered by Anemone Horse Trucks

During the ability tests powered by Anemone Horse Trucks, the jury awarded two stallions with the ultimate 10. The young stallions gave us a look into to their progress and were provided with some comments and marks by our judges.
6 February 2021 | 19:52

Young stallions show talent in Blom ability test

To put the young KWPN-approved stallions in the spotlight, an ability test powered by Blom was organised during the Online KWPN Stallion Show.
6 February 2021 | 08:35

Eight stallions from the J-year show off their potential

The livestream of the online KWPN Stallion Show has proved to a visual treat for dressage enthusiasts today. Just now, eight stallions of the J-year were presented by their own riders.
6 February 2021 | 08:33

44 dressage stallions appointed, 5 of which declared premium

The second-round viewing for dressage stallions has come to an end. After granting an invitation to the performance test to 31 dressage stallions yesterday, the stallion committee appointed 13 more stallions today. This brings the total to 44. Five stallions could come back to the concluding premium presentation.
5 February 2021 | 20:19

M-year stallions impress with own riders

After the stallion selection it was time for last year’s approved dressage stallions. Their own riders presented them at the online KWPN Stallion Show.
5 February 2021 | 20:18

First Jazz Trophy for breeders Glamourdale, Dressage Horse of the Year

​Champion stallion Glamourdale has won the title Dressage Horse of the Year. The in 2011 born stallion received nearly 2000 votes and won the title by a landslide. For that reason, Jasmijn van der Velden, granddaughter of Glamourdale’s breeder Joop Rodenburg, came down to the studio to accept the very first Jazz Trophy.
5 February 2021 | 19:05

Just Wimphof-son Nicky L with 56,000 euros top seller of online KWPN Select Sale

​Just Wimphof is making quite an impression at the KWPN Stallion Show. After making headlines as the main supplier of the second-round viewing with 10 sons, four of his offspring now got appointed to the performance test and today he produced the top seller of the auction!
5 February 2021 | 18:00

Dressage breeder Jan Streppel Breeder of the Year 2020

​“The lifetime achievement award Breeder of the Year 2020 in the direction of dressage was this year bestowed upon Jan Streppel. Jan put his breeding on the map with horses such as Governor and TC Athene, this coming year he may bear the title Breeder of the Year.
5 February 2021 | 12:45

Apache declared preferent posthumously

​Just now, the Grand Prix-stallion Apache was awarded the preferent predicate, two years after he was declared keur. UB40-son Apache performed at Grand Prix level himself and passes on his sport qualities to his offspring. This resulted in a breeding value of 154.
4 February 2021 | 22:12

Promising World Championships-stallions show off in dressage show

​Viewers had a blast during the online KWPN Stallion Show. In a pre-recorded show, four World Championships stallions of the I-crop put on an alluring performance. The eight-year-old stallions demonstrated their potential for the international sports.
4 February 2021 | 22:03 Region Gelders paard

Independent Little Me Gelder Horse of the Year

During the TV broadcasts from the KWPN Stallion Show Ermelo, attention was paid to the KWPN Gelder Horse of the Year 2020 Independent Little Me. Unfortunately his breeder could not be present in the studio but the stallion appeared on a pre-recorded video together with his rider Dinja van Liere and one of his owners, Dirk-Jan van Eeuwen.
4 February 2021 | 21:26

Three Gelder stallions advanced to Performance Test

Three Gelder stallions made their appearance in the second-round viewing. They descended from Elton, Imposant and Recruut. All three stallions were appointed to the performance test. In this breeding direction no premiums were awarded.
4 February 2021 | 20:31

Strong result of 31 appointed dressage stallions on first day

The stallion committee dressage started the second-round viewing expeditiously. The 48 presented stallions were of such quality that 31 of them were appointed.
4 February 2021 | 18:01

KWPN recognizes five jumper stallions

The stallion committee jumping recently assembled and decided to nominate five interesting stallions for KWPN recognition. This has now been formalized by the General Board. It concerns five stallions that have proved themselves in sports, two of which even participated in the European Championships.
4 February 2021 | 17:00

Marina Burger Breeder of the Year Gelder horse

​During the Online Stallion Show, Marina Burger was honoured as Breeder of the Year in the breeding direction Gelder Horse! Marina is a great fan of the Gelder horse and closely involved in the organisation of various events.
4 February 2021 | 10:07

Jan Bocken receives Nimmerdor Trophy for Dana Blue

The election of Dana Blue as Horse of the Year was in a great video that featured Maikel van der Vleuten and co-owner Marta Orega.
4 February 2021 | 10:04

First online KWPN Select Sale is over

With buyers from all corners of the globe, from Asia to America and from Canada to Europe, there was not lack of international interest. The new format of the KWPN Select Sale looked great; Frederik de Backer introduced the stallions live via an online stream and they were sold separately one at a time.
3 February 2021 | 18:49

Successful and informative presentation new crop of stallions

​After the second-round viewing, it was time for a pre-recorded presentation of last year’s approved jumper stallions. With the explanatory notes of Henk van den Broek it became an interesting item.
3 February 2021 | 17:31

16 appointed stallions on the second day

Yesterday, 32 stallions were appointed to the performance test, and 16 stallions were added to this group today. The KWPN-recognized Apardi (3), Quabri de l’Isle (2) and Baltic VDL (2) had multiple sons advanced to the next phase.
3 February 2021 | 16:48

Breeding advice tool is live: online application for breeding choices

The KWPN Database has been expanded with another interesting addition. The Breeding Advice Tool is an online application to advise breeders in their breeding choices, specifically for their mare.
3 February 2021 | 16:40

Breeder premium for daughters Anton Woertman, breeders of Denver

Marleen and late Anton Woertman bred the Memphis-son Denver, that leads the 2020 WBFSH-ranking for showjumpers. For this achievement Marleen received a breeder premium from the Friends of the KWPN during the Online Stallion Show.
3 February 2021 | 16:26

Van der Steen brothers surprised with title Breeder of the Year

​General director Piet Peters set out for Esch, in the province of Brabant, to find Cor and Frans van der Steen, two brothers that bred showjumpers for years. They were just honored and surprised with the title Breeder of the Year 2020 in the breeding direction jumping.
3 February 2021 | 14:48

Order KWPN Select Sale known, two premium stallions

The order of the KWPN Select Sale jumping is known. The auction will take place this afternoon and will start at 3.59 pm.
3 February 2021 | 12:05

Schurink family honoured for breeding number one WBFSH-ranking eventing

At the Online Stallion Show, Johan and Jannie Schurink from Wijhe made their appearance. They bred the Quidam-son Scuderia 1918 Don Quidam. This gelding heads the WBFSH-ranking for eventer horses over 2020.
3 February 2021 | 08:46

First day yields 32 appointed jumper stallions

The first day of the online KWPN Stallion Show in Ermelo has ended! An excellent start with 32 appointed stallions, of which three were declared premium.
2 February 2021 | 17:48

Breeder page visible in KWPN Database

It was stated in the January issue of the KWPN Magazine: Breeders pages are a new aspect of the KWPN Database. At breeder pages, those interested can view the performances of a certain breeder.
2 February 2021 | 17:15

Van der Steen brothers receive breeder premium for GC Chopin’s Bushi

On behalf of the Friends of the KWPN, Ralph van Venrooij visited Cor and Frans van der Steen in Esch. They received a breeder premium for their homebred GC Chopin’s Bushi (by Contendro II), this gelding lists second at the 2020 WBFSH-rankings for showjumpers.
2 February 2021 | 14:27

Wim van Hoof receives breeder premium for eventer horse Herby

Zirocco Blue VDL-son Herby is one of the Dutch prospects for the eventing sports, for 2020 he placed second on the WBFSH-ranking. His breeder Wim van Hoof was therefore honoured during the Online Stallion Show and received a breeder premium from the Friends of the KWPN.
2 February 2021 | 13:27

Leontine ter Harmsel – Zanderink new member General Board

After the first groups of jumper horses, the new member of the General Board was introduced. Leontine ter Harmsel – Zankerink is taking a position in the board, making the board complete again.
28 January 2021 | 19:30

World Championship stallions make their appearance during the online KWPN Stallion Inspection

Last year was a special year because of all the canceled events. This is also the case for the KWPN Stallion Inspection, which is taking place online this year. Four eight-year-old stallions, who were selected for the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses last December, will perform in their own pre-recorded show number.
28 January 2021 | 17:36

Catalog of KWPN Select Sale online

We previously published the collection of all stallions from the KWPN Select Sale 2021. The auction catalog is now also online!
28 January 2021 | 17:33

KWPN Select Sale: Click, see and buy!

The KWPN Select Sale, the crème de la crème of the KWPN auctions, has an online edition this year for the very first time in history. Online auctions are still on the rise and the KWPN has shown in the past year that it knows how to handle this. Once again KWPN Select Sale has managed to put together a top quality collection of jumping- and dressage stallions.
27 January 2021 | 15:58

Starting lists published of performance test dressage stallions

You won’t miss out the Saturday of the Online KWPN Stallion Inspection 2021! The afternoon program of this day is filled with the performance test for dressage stallions, a unique opportunity to see the young stallions in action. The performance tests are broadcast live and the starting lists are known.
27 January 2021 | 10:43

Last Week Winners January 18 until January 24

Throughout all international levels of dressage, jumping and eventing sports, top placements are obtained by KWPN-bred horses. 'Last Week Winners' was introduced to put a well-deserved spotlight on these horses ánd their breeders.
27 January 2021 | 09:16

Jumping stallions from K and L years present themselves in the performance test during the KWPN Inspection

As a replacement for the stallion competition, the jumping stallions born in 2015 and 2016 will be presented during the online KWPN Stallion Inspection in a performance test powered by Blom.
26 January 2021 | 14:40

Grand Prix stallion Apache is declared preferent

After Apache was declared keur two years ago, he is posthumously declared preferent at the KWPN Stallion Inspection this year. The striking UB40 son himself was at the top of the international Grand Prix under Emmelie Scholtens, his oldest children also breaking through at this level. During the KWPN Stallion Inspection, a pre-recorded item will be broadcast on February 5th featuring Emmelie Scholtens and Ad Valk. The complete KWPN Stallion Show 2021 can be followed online for free at
26 January 2021 | 14:22

Seven-year-old dressage stallions demonstrate their talent in online show

Some of the presented seven-year-old dressage stallions would actually make their appearance at the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses last year. Due to corona almost no event took place, including the cancelation of the World Championships in Verden. Nevertheless, the dressage lovers can see the stallions from the J-year after a long time. In a pre-recorded show block, eight stallions come into action.
26 January 2021 | 13:14

Dressage clinic with Alex van Silfhout at the KWPN Stallion Inspection

In one of the announced clinics at the online KWPN Stallion Inspection, national coach Alex van Silfhout helps young talent Febe van Zwambagt with common riding problems. This clinic is powered by Onori.
25 January 2021 | 16:38

Small Tour stallions show their talent in The Road to Grand Prix

The dressage evening of the KWPN Stallion Inspection has a different form this year. Due to the corona measures, many parts have been pre-recorded. This also applies to the KWPN stallions who are competing at Small Tour level and are preparing for the highest level.
25 January 2021 | 11:04

Breeders premium again at KWPN Stallion Inspection

As a token of appreciation and incentive for breeding, the "Friends of the KWPN" will again be awarding breeder premiums to various successful breeders during the KWPN Stallion Inspection. The breeders of the premium stallions, dressage, jumping and Gelder horse, as well as the breeders of horses who have finished in the WBFSH rankings in the top 3, may at a later time, receive the check.
25 January 2021 | 09:15

KSS: Auctioning works of art for the Princess Maxima Centre

Also this year during the KWPN Select Sale two items of art will be auctioned for charity.
21 January 2021 | 17:27

The Online KWPN Stallion Inspection will kick off on the 2nd of February

For five days in a row, you can enjoy the best that KWPN breeding has to offer as an equestrian and breeding enthusiast. The attractive program of the Online KWPN Stallion Show 2021 is now known!
19 January 2021 | 15:16

Last Week Winners January 11 until January 17

Throughout all international levels of dressage, jumping and eventing sports, top placements are obtained by KWPN-bred horses. 'Last Week Winners' was introduced to put a well-deserved spotlight on these horses ánd their breeders.
15 January 2021 | 10:16

Lunging dressage stallions provides relevant additional information

Lunging in Ermelo was on the program last Tuesday for the dressage stallions selected for the second round viewing. The performances, that were broadcasted live, went well.
13 January 2021 | 14:30

Glamourdale, Dana Blue and Independent Little Me Horse of the Year

The Horses of the Year have been announced! During the Online KWPN Stallion Show you can view the honoring of their breeders.
13 January 2021 | 14:09

Follow the Online KWPN Stallion Inspection!

To offer all KWPN stallions a national and international stage, the recent months we have worked hard to give shape to the online variant of the KWPN Stallion Inspection: everything can be followed live via our website. Although we have to miss the atmosphere of Den Bosch and the spectacle of the physical event this year, the online program offers a wonderful alternative for all equestrian and breeding enthusiasts.
11 January 2021 | 15:45

Last Week Winners January 4 until January 10

Throughout all international levels of dressage, jumping and eventing sports, top placements are obtained by KWPN-bred horses. 'Last Week Winners' was introduced to put a well-deserved spotlight on these horses ánd their breeders.
11 January 2021 | 09:55

Sperm of Totilas available for this breeding season

Lunteren - There is still a certain amount of sperm available of the superb stallion Totilas. In 2010 when this black pearl conquered the FEI World championship in Kentucky, there was also a considerable amount of Totilas’s sperm collected.
23 December 2020 | 09:40 Region Gelders paard

Vote for the "Gelders Horse of the Year"

Three Gelders powerhouses have been nominated for the title “Gelders Horse of the Year”. An election that will take place online this year and where the winner will be honored online at the KWPN Stallion Inspection 2021. Versatility, good character, and sports performance are the most important characteristics of the nominated horses.
14 December 2020 | 12:10

The first round viewings are a wrap!

From the 26th of November to the 10th of December, the first round of viewings took place. In total, 179 young stallions can start preparing themselves for the second round of viewing.
14 December 2020 | 10:24

Last Week Winners December 7 until December 13

Throughout all international levels of dressage, jumping and eventing sports, top placements are obtained by KWPN-bred horses. 'Last Week Winners' was introduced to put a well-deserved spotlight on these horses ánd their breeders.
7 December 2020 | 13:49

Trigon Auction launches new collection with 3-year-old horses

Trigon Auctions, the auction house created by the family van de Lageweg, Stal Tops and Frederik De Backer, has launched its 5th and final collection for 2020.
7 December 2020 | 12:34

Last Week Winners November 30 until December 6

Throughout all international levels of dressage, jumping and eventing sports, top placements are obtained by KWPN-bred horses. 'Last Week Winners' was introduced to put a well-deserved spotlight on these horses ánd their breeders.
3 December 2020 | 10:44

Cas van der Oord joins the Foal Auction Prinsjesdag selection committee

​With Cas van der Oord joining the selection committee dressage, Foal auction Prinsjesdag adds a new generation to their team. The young breeder from Schoorl, Noord-Holland, has been involved with Foal Auction Prinsjesdag for many years and together with Lauw van Vliet, Van der Oord will be in charge of the selection of dressage foals. “A great opportunity - I'm really looking forward to it”, says Van der Oord.
3 December 2020 | 10:24

Horse of the Month: GLOCK's Toto Jr

We take a closer look at the highly rated son of Totilas, who is impressing with Edward Gal...
2 December 2020 | 09:20

Who will become the KWPN Horse of the Year 2020?

​The end of this extraordinary year is near, time to make up the balance. Which horse deserves the title of ‘Horse of the Year 2020’? Like last year, you can vote on your favorite!
1 December 2020 | 12:13

Jumping breeding is expanded by seventeen stallions

​After the Gelders' stallions, the jumping stallions started their performance test this morning in Ermelo. Seventeen stallions took the exam and all passed. With 88 points, the Comme il Faut son, Mans, scored the highest, followed by Mees vd Watermolen (s.Vannan) with 87 points, and Mister Hornet DDH (s.Cornet Obolensky) with 86 points.
30 November 2020 | 09:02

Last Week Winners November 23 until November 29

Throughout all international levels of dressage, jumping and eventing sports, top placements are obtained by KWPN-bred horses. 'Last Week Winners' was introduced to put a well-deserved spotlight on these horses ánd their breeders.
24 November 2020 | 10:44

25.000 euros for the Davino V.O.D. daughter Idolien

​A fierce bidding dual in advance, but in the end, a Dutch buyer won. Idolien (s.Davino V.O.D.) was sold for 25.000 euros. This mare is in foal to the Grand Prix stallion Dante Weltino.
23 November 2020 | 08:10

Last Week Winners November 16 until November 22

Throughout all international levels of dressage, jumping and eventing sports, top placements are obtained by KWPN-bred horses. 'Last Week Winners' was introduced to put a well-deserved spotlight on these horses ánd their breeders.
18 November 2020 | 15:04

Johnson takes the lead in the WBFSH ranking

In the WBFSH studbook ranking, the KWPN leads in three disciplines, and Johnson is at the top of the ranking for dressage stallions in 2020
17 November 2020 | 22:01

Collection online Genetically interesting broodmares and embryo’s

It’s time, the second collection of the KWPN Online Broodmare & Embryo Auction is launched! Upcoming Friday, the bidding starts at these 21 broodmares and 2 embryos.
17 November 2020 | 17:38

Official partner: Knegt Quality Tractors

In 2005, Knegt Quality Tractors was founded by Jeroen van Eerd, by the needed demand and the limited supply for affordable compact tractors. At first, Knegt Quality Tractors was focusing on the equistrian sector.
16 November 2020 | 14:59

Last Week Winner November 9 until November 15

Throughout all international levels of dressage, jumping and eventing sports, top placements are obtained by KWPN-bred horses. 'Last Week Winners' was introduced to put a well-deserved spotlight on these horses ánd their breeders.
12 November 2020 | 17:19

Group division of the first viewings and its main suppliers are known!

It is almost time for the first viewings, here, at the KWPN centum in Ermelo. The first viewings will start at the end of this month, from the 26th of November until the 10th of December. Starting with the dressage stallions, continued with the Gelder stallions, and jumping stallions. The after inspection for the jumping stallions will be on the 10th of December and for the dressage stallions on the 17th of December.
12 November 2020 | 16:12 updated, database accessible for everyone

The KWPN website was updated based on user-friendliness, findability, and member service. Among other things, is now easy to find.
9 November 2020 | 14:09

Last Week Winners November 2 until November 8

Throughout all international levels of dressage, jumping and eventing sports, top placements are obtained by KWPN-bred horses. 'Last Week Winners' was introduced to put a well-deserved spotlight on these horses ánd their breeders.
4 November 2020 | 13:54

VDL Online Breeders Market

Two weeks after launching the VDL Online Breeders Market, the majority of the first collection of foals have been sold. We are very happy with the positive feedback we have received from both breeders and buyers.
2 November 2020 | 14:05

Last Week Winners October 26 until November 1

Throughout all international levels of dressage, jumping and eventing sports, top placements are obtained by KWPN-bred horses. 'Last Week Winners' was introduced to put a well-deserved spotlight on these horses ánd their breeders.
2 November 2020 | 12:29

13 stallions approved during autumn performance testing of the dressage and harness horse stallions

​Last Friday and Saturday the final presentations of the dressage and harness horse stallions took place. To still give access to these two days, a Livestream was available via, which will be soon available in For the harness horse stallions, the stallion Macho managed to break the record and for the dressage stallions, the Bon Coeur-son Bloomberg managed to get the highest score of 88.5 points.
25 October 2020 | 21:19

Last Week Winners October 19 until October 25

Throughout all international levels of dressage, jumping and eventing sports, top placements are obtained by KWPN-bred horses. 'Last Week Winners' was introduced to put a well-deserved spotlight on these horses ánd their breeders.
23 October 2020 | 13:26

KWPN stallion Lingh passed away

The former Grand Prix dressage horse Lingh of Edward Gal has passed away at the age of 27.
19 October 2020 | 08:45

Last Week Winners October 12 until October 18

Throughout all international levels of dressage, jumping and eventing sports, top placements are obtained by KWPN-bred horses. 'Last Week Winners' was introduced to put a well-deserved spotlight on these horses ánd their breeders.
15 October 2020 | 09:12

Ralph van Venrooij was chosen as leading executive committee

Tuesday afternoon, we published about the KWPN and AES that had sent a nomination to the WBFSH. The studbooks indicated they nominated Dr. Eva-Maria Broomer for vice president and Ralph van Venrooij as a leading executive committee. Now, the votes are counted and the results are in.
14 October 2020 | 18:28

KWPN lead three times in the WBFSH studbook ranking

​The KWPN has finished at the top of the WBFSH studbook ranking in three disciplines. For two years, the KWPN breeders have been in the lead for dressage and show jumpers, but this year they also take the overall lead in the eventing.
14 October 2020 | 16:50

Corona-update: Pavo Cup postponed until further notice

From tomorrow, the 15th of October, three days of the Pavo Cup were scheduled. This had to be the final fight within different age-classes for prestigious titles. However, last night, the Dutch Prime Minister ‘’Rutte’’ and Minister ‘’ de Jonge’’ have announced more strict restrictions concerning the coronavirus. Within this ‘’temporary lockdown’’, competitions are prohibited, which results in the Pavo Cup to be postponed until further notice.
13 October 2020 | 11:12

Last Week Winners October 5 until October 11

Throughout all international levels of dressage, jumping and eventing sports, top placements are obtained by KWPN-bred horses. 'Last Week Winners' was introduced to put a well-deserved spotlight on these horses ánd their breeders.
13 October 2020 | 09:57

3 foals pass the 10.000 euros in the last KWPN Online Foal Auction

A summer full of foal auctions has come to its end. Never before this many foals were offered and sold via the KWPN auction platform. Many foals have found their new home in foreign countries, however the Dutch people still seem to appreciate our KWPN foals.
9 October 2020 | 12:17

Let’s start bidding! The last auction starts with foals from the damline of Apache and Johnson

Today the bidding has started at this year’s final KWPN Online Foal auction, after a busy auction season. Fifteen jumping foals and eleven dressage foals are part of the eight collection. Again, the sport performances in this collection stand out. Are you still looking for some talent? Don’t miss out on this edition!
7 October 2020 | 11:49

Last chance to invest in a KWPN foal, 8th and final collection has been launched

Only a week to go before the auction season for this year has come to its end. Never before were there so many foals bought and auctioned via the KWPN auction platform. The best-sold foals were several times sold for amounts like 10.000, 20.000 euros or more. Yesterday the final collection has been launched. Are you still looking for a talented foal? Take your last chance at this final auction.
6 October 2020 | 09:25

Clarimo colt Philvano D sold as most expensive foal for 10.000 euros at the second-last KWPN Online Foal auction

The seventh collection has been a wrap! Last night 27 foals were auctioned and not without success, were several foals remain in the Netherlands.
5 October 2020 | 11:06

Last Week Winners September 28 until October 4

Throughout all international levels of dressage, jumping and eventing sports, top placements are obtained by KWPN-bred horses. 'Last Week Winners' was introduced to put a well-deserved spotlight on these horses ánd their breeders.
2 October 2020 | 17:18

Seventh collection KWPN Online Foal Auction: Bidding is open until Monday

It has been Friday 10 AM, which means the bidding is open at the seventh KWPN Online Foal auction. 15 dressage and 11 jumpingfoals will be auctioned upcoming Monday from 8 PM.
2 October 2020 | 14:43

Friends of the KWPN: Paul de Blaauw

Paul de Blaauw is the director of Delta Horses: a software supplier of the most extended registration platform for studbooks. Paul de Blaauw and Delta Horses were one of the early birds of ‘’Friends of the KWPN’’! ‘’The friends of the KWPN is a great development, we all know a sustainable future for breeding is better for both horse keeper and breeder. An important job of the studbook is to stimulate the breeders to start breeding sustainable, by the friends of the KWPN we can support this job. Without breeders, there is no studbook and without a studbook, there are no clients for our registration platform EQUIS.’’ said spokesman Paul de Blaauw.
2 October 2020 | 11:39

Become a KWPN-member and receive the rest of 2020 for free!

​Subscribe for a membership to KWPN International now, and you receive the last months of 2020 for free! You pay 119,50 euro for the rest of this year and 2021.
30 September 2020 | 14:45

In the 7th Online Foal Auction sport in the damline is not a question

The next round has started! Last Monday the 7th collection of the Online Foal Auction has been launched. 26 foals will be auction upcoming Monday the 5th of October from 8 PM. This Friday the bidding starts to get grip on your future talent!
29 September 2020 | 09:41

An average price of 5.000 euros in the sixth online foal auction

Yesterday 29 foals were auctioned in the sixth KWPN Online Foal Auction. Again the majority of the foals will find their new home abroad. The highest bid was for the GLOCK's Toto Jr. colt Porsche, which was an amount of 10.000 euros. This foal remains in the Netherlands.
28 September 2020 | 13:42

Last Week Winners September 21 until September 27

Throughout all international levels of dressage, jumping and eventing sports, top placements are obtained by KWPN-bred horses. 'Last Week Winners' was introduced to put a well-deserved spotlight on these horses ánd their breeders.
25 September 2020 | 11:57

Sport and approved stallions predominate the sixth KWPN online auction

Are you looking for an interesting foal? After the first edition of the Future Dressage Foal auction last Monday, the sixth collection of the online foal auction is already open.
24 September 2020 | 09:39

Daughter Lennox U.S. Best sold at the first edition of the Future Dressage Foal auction

Last monday the first collection of the Future Dressage Foal auction was auctioned. Fifteen promising dressage foals from young KWPN dressage stallions were part of this collection. Buyers from domestic and foreign knew to find their way to the auction and took a their shot. The most expensive foal was Prada Boa T, an offspring of the young stallion Lennox U.S.
21 September 2020 | 12:31

Trigon Auctions closes foal season with success

Trigon Auctions, the newly launched auction platform of Stal Tops, VDL Stud and Frederik De Backer have closed their foal season with a 4th collection. Of the 17 Group 2 foals, 16 found their new owners on Wednesday evening.
21 September 2020 | 12:19

Last Week Winners September 14 until September 20

Throughout all international levels of dressage, jumping and eventing sports, top placements are obtained by KWPN-bred horses. 'Last Week Winners' was introduced to put a well-deserved spotlight on these horses ánd their breeders.
18 September 2020 | 16:04

Start bidding on the exclusive dressage foals from the Future Dressage Foal auction

Fifteen highly talented dressage foals are part of the very first edition of the Futures Dressage Foal Auction. All foals are very interesting and from young KWPN dressage stallions. Until Monday evening the 21st of September from 8 PM, you will have the chance to become an owner of one of these excellent foals.
16 September 2020 | 13:04

Unique collection presented of brand new, exclusive Future Dressage Foal Auction!

A special and new cooperation among several stallion keepers has resulted in a very unique auction collection. On Monday, 21 September, fifteen selected future talents by young dressage stallions will go under the digital hammer!
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