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2 February 2023 | 21:11

Stargos VDL lives up to the expectations and wins M-class

After winning three selection competitions, Stargos VDL and Iris Hakvoort went on to claim the overall competition win in the M-class. And they did it in style: by seizing the day win.
2 February 2023 | 20:38

Etoulon VDL and Grandorado TN pronounced keur

Etoulon VDL and Grandorado TN were honoured as the new predicate stallions at the KWPN Stallion Show earlier tonight. Accompanied by their breeders and owners, both stallions were pronounced keur.
2 February 2023 | 19:37

Night Life VDL secures win in Blom Stallion Competition

He was the only stallion to leave every jump intact during the selection competitions and he continued to do so in the final. And thus it was evident: the competition title could be awarded to Night Life VDL. The day win was claimed by No Jokes ACM.
2 February 2023 | 19:12

Abundant quality in presentation new crop approved stallions

A convincing group of four- and five-year-old jumper stallions were presented by their own riders this afternoon. The presentation of the new crop approved stallions evidences that there is abundant quality among the younger generations.
2 February 2023 | 18:10

Total of seven premium jumper stallions

The stallion selection of the jumper stallions has just come to an end. Three more stallions were invited to the premium round powered by Hippo Horse Insurance.
2 February 2023 | 12:39

17 jumper stallions selected for presentation

The second day of the second round viewing at the KWPN Stallion Show has increased the total to 50 selected jumper stallions. 17 stallions were invited to come back to the presentation this afternoon.
2 February 2023 | 08:30

Day two KWPN Stallion Show 2023!

Day two of the KWPN Stallion Show 2023 has begun! Today, we carry on with the second round viewing for jumper stallions but the Thursday has plenty more in stock.
1 February 2023 | 22:48

Four jumper stallions awarded premium on successful first day

All 33 jumper stallions that were invited to the presentation may advance to the performance test. Four of them may come back for the premium round tomorrow.
1 February 2023 | 19:15

KWPN Stallion Show: 33 jumper stallions advance to presentation

This morning, the KWPN Stallion Show kicked off with the second round viewing of the jumper stallions. 33 stallions may come back for the presentation tonight.
1 February 2023 | 15:09

Former KSS stallions impress at Jumping Amsterdam

It is no longer a secret that the KWPN Select Sale is able to scout quality at an early stage. Many former KWPN Select Sale stallions reach the very highest level in the sport, and not without exception combined with a career as an approved stallion. At Jumping Amsterdam, the KWPN Select Sale advertised in the best possible way: approved stallions running off with prizes.
1 February 2023 | 08:59

KWPN Stallion Show 2023 has begun!

After three years we are back in Den Bosch! The coming four days, the Brabanthallen are transformed to the absolute highlight of Dutch sport and breeding events. Find all info here!
31 January 2023 | 14:50

Hermès withdrawn from presentation Den Bosch

A few days ago, the stallion put up a dazzling performance to grasp the victory in the World Cup qualification of Amsterdam. “The sport comes first now”, Van Uytert explains.
30 January 2023 | 11:44

KWPN Auctions offers first-class brood mares and embryos

The latest collection of the KWPN Auctions offers breeders the opportunity to start the new breeding year with a flying start. 14 pregnant broodmares and three promising embryos are part of the new collection. Various mares have already produced internationally performing offspring, have performed in international sport and/or have an excellent pedigree. Online bidding is possible from Friday the 10th of February until Monday evening the 13th of February.
30 January 2023 | 10:13

StuDutch Auction closes tonight: broodmares (in foal), embryos and straws

The first StuDutch Auction of 2023 is on! Until tonight, you have the chance to get your hands on one of the genetic gems. A total of 16 embryos, three broodmares and straws from nine different stallions are on offer.
28 January 2023 | 17:53

VHO Trophy, Powered by V2 Facility, set out to be thrilling battle during KWPN Stallion Show

Friday night February 3, the crowd is treated to the VHO Trophy, powered by V2 Facility. Eight talented KWPN-approved stallions will battle for the title in the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch. It is set out to be a thrilling competition you certainly do not want to miss!
28 January 2023 | 17:36

Friesian champion stallions in ‘The black pearls of the Friesian Studbook’ during KWPN Stallion Show

The KFPS organizes a spectacular show at the KWPN Stallion Show in the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch om Saturday February 4. No less than six KFPS-approved stallions set foot in the arena during ‘The black pearls of the Friesian Studbook’.
26 January 2023 | 16:24

Catalogue KWPN Stallion Show 2023 online

The catalogue of the KWPN Stallion Show 2023 can now be viewed online. The catalogue contains a detailed overview of all the participating stallions, including pictures.
26 January 2023 | 15:49 Region Gelders paard

Trivia Thursday: Top-5 sires hareness and Gelder foals 2022

My Blue Hors Santiano and New Pleasure VDL are the leading sires of the dressage and jumper foals that were born last year. So, which stallions proved to be most popular in the breeding direct harness horse and Gelder horse? Let’s find out! In 2022 over 11.400 foals were born, among them nearly 540 harness horse foals and 205 Gelder foals.
25 January 2023 | 16:15

Lanto HBC main supplier of second round viewing

It’s almost time for the main event of the year: the KWPN Stallion Show 2023! For four days, the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch form the center stage of sport, breeding, and show. Every day revolves around the stallion selection. Which sires may call themselves the top suppliers of the young harness horse and Gelder horse talents this year?
23 January 2023 | 15:13

Stallion Show Champions Blue Hors Zack and Indian Rock return to Den Bosch

The champions of the 2007 and 2016 KWPN Stallion Show Blue Hors Zack and Indian Rock return to the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch on Saturday February 4. Ridden by Nanna Merrald Rasmussen and Emmelie Scholtens, the WC stallions present themselves in a spectacular show.
22 January 2023 | 16:34

Hartsuijker and Blue Hors Zack: successes of the KWPN Select Sale

For more than 20 years, the KWPN Stallion Show and the KWPN Select Sale have been joined forces. The participating stallions are all at the beginning of their successful careers. The KWPN Select Sale offers the crème de la crème of the crop and the selection committee has repeatedly proven to have a good eye for up-and-coming talent.
19 January 2023 | 13:13

Thursday Trivia: Top 5 sires jumper foals 2022

Last week, we disclosed that My Blue Hors Santiano was the top producer KWPN dressage foals born in 2022. This week we hit the KWPN Database again to find out which sires produced the most jumper foals last season. In 2022, over 11.400 foals were born, 5200 foals were registered in the breeding direction jumping.
18 January 2023 | 16:06

Le Formidable also main supplier of second round viewing dressage

The event of the year is only a few weeks away: the KWPN Stallion Show 2023! Which sires may call themselves the top suppliers of the young talents this year?
16 January 2023 | 15:37

Hardrock Z also main supplier of second round viewing jumping

The event of the year is only a few weeks away: the KWPN Stallion Show 2023! For four days, the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch form the center stage of sport, breeding, and show. Every day revolves around the stallion selection. Over 100 jumper stallions will make their appearance in the second round viewing. Which sires may call themselves the top suppliers of the young talents this year?
13 January 2023 | 12:04

Member discount KWPN Stallion Show 2023 valid until Wednesday. Be quick to buy your tickets at a discount!

KWPN members receive a discount on their tickets until Wednesday January 18, after that date the discount is no longer valid and the regular rates apply.
12 January 2023 | 14:22

Trivia Thursday: Top 5 sires dressage foals 2022

This week we dove into our database to find out which stallions proved most popular among the dressage foals that were born last year. Nearly 11.500 foals were born in 2022. The total was comprised of over 5200 jumper foals, nearly 5500 dressage foals, nearly 550 harness foals and 205 Gelder foals.
9 January 2023 | 18:06

Collection KWPN Select Sale online: “We’ve selected really good stallions”

They are real eye-catchers, the selected stallions from the Online KWPN Select Sale. The renewed selection committee has put together the collection with great care, for which a great future seems to lie ahead. The showpieces will be auctioned online on Monday 6 February via the well-known platform www.kwpn.auction.
8 January 2023 | 14:05

Nine harness stallions advance to KWPN Stallion Show in ‘s-Hertogenbosch

The first round viewing for harness horses was held at the Zilfia’s Hoeve in Houten yesterday. The venue buzzed with excitement as the jury selected eight three-year-old stallions and one seven-year-old to the second round viewing. Eleven stallions were declared ster.
4 January 2023 | 20:35

Superstars Glamourdale and Hermès N.O.P. to Den Bosch

Glamourdale and Hermès N.O.P., the gold and bronze medalist of the WC of Herning, take the stage in a spectacular show during the KWPN Stallion Show in Den Bosch on Friday night February 3. You don’t want to miss this!
4 January 2023 | 20:07

KWPN Horse of the Year 2022: The Winners

The votes have been counted so it’s time to announce the KWPN Dressage Horse of the Year 2022 and the KWPN Jumping Horse of the Year 2022!
4 January 2023 | 18:03

Cizandro and Lanto HBC top suppliers first round viewing harness horse

Every year, harness horse enthusiasts look forward to seeing the youngest crop of harness horses in the stallion selection. In total, the starting list features nearly 40 harness stallions. Which sires are the top suppliers of this year’s young stallions?
4 January 2023 | 17:28

Glamourdale and Hermès N.O.P. top FEI Ranking

Based on the results from May 1 through December 31 of 2022, the KWPN stallions Glamourdale and Hermès N.O.P. claim the first and second position in the FEI Ranking for dressage horses.
4 January 2023 | 17:07

Reunion for WC participants Indian Rock and Blue Hors Zack in Den Bosch

Besides the two WC medalists Glamourdale and Hermès N.O.P., two more successful WC participants are set for Den Bosch: Blue Hors Zack and Indian Rock are taking the stage on February 4! These two top stallions guarantee a spectacular Saturday at the KWPN Stallion Show.
4 January 2023 | 16:35

Pavo medalists in Den Bosch!

Last year’s Pavo Cup final was brimming with quality. Of all the medal winners, all but one make their appearance on the dressage night in Den Bosch on Friday February 3. Marian Dorresteijn provides commentary for each of this young dressage talents, that are expected to put their best foot forward in the Brabanthallen.
4 January 2023 | 13:47

New know-how attracted to Online KWPN Select Sale

Online auctioning out of necessity did not do the KWPN Select Sale any harm last year. With two horses exceeding the 100,000 euro mark, high sales figures and a large international reach, the KSS has not lost on popularity. Reason enough to stick to this online format. But with some new faces. Curious about their vision? We asked them.
4 January 2023 | 00:18

SC Exloo: ten four-year-old KWPN stallions double clear

A big crowd flocked to Exloo today to attend the Stallion Competitions Dressage and Jumping. Under the supervisory eye of many breeders, the four-year-old jumper stallions concluded the third Blom Stallion Competion. Ten KWPN stallions started the new year off strong and finished two 1.10m courses without any faults.
4 January 2023 | 00:08

SC Exloo: Stargos VDL scores hattrick in 1.20m

The KWPN-approved stallion Stargos VDL and Iris Hakvoort scored a hattrick in the Blom Stallion Competition Jumping tonight. They cleared the jump-off at 1.20m height in the quickest time and thereby won the third competition of the season.
3 January 2023 | 21:59

SC Exloo: KWPN-approved Kentucky TMS Z unbeatable in 1.30/1.35m

The combination Maikel van der Vleuten and his KWPN-approved Kentucky TMS Z (s.Kannan) seem unbeatable in the Blom Stallion Competition at 1.30/1.35m level. For the third consecutive time, the competition had no answer to their performance as the pair crossed the finishline in the fastest time.
3 January 2023 | 17:54

SC Exloo: Nalegro wins L-class

After two victories in the L-class of the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage, Kim Alting’s Dark Rousseau was dethroned in Exloo by Nalegro and Charlotte Fry. The Painted Black-son secured the win with 88,8 points.
3 January 2023 | 17:23

SC Exloo: four 9s secure McLaren the victory in M-class

The M-class of the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage has evolved into a clash of the titans between McLaren and Dinja van Liere and My Blue Hors Santiano ridden by Renate van Uytert-van Vliet. The Morricone-son claimed the win in the first competition, only for the Sezuan-offspring to retaliate in the second competition in Ermelo. Today it was again McLaren who was donned the winner’s rug.
3 January 2023 | 15:42

SC Exloo: Lowlands obtains over 86 points in Z-class

Despite the lack of competition, the KWPN-approved Lowlands is not dropping any stitches in the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage. In fact, the Millennium-offspring and Dinja van Liere obtained their highest score so far: 86,2 points.
28 December 2022 | 22:42

Stallion Show Harness Horse from VIP lounge

Harness horse enthusiasts are treated to a varied and appealing programme. An experience you do not want to miss! Order your VIP seats now.
26 December 2022 | 18:52

HO HO HO! Last chance at the best Christmas gift of the year!

Up until tomorrow night, the KWPN Online Stallion Auction offers the opportunity to make Christmas extra special this year. The collection of first round viewing stallions comprises 20 dressage and seven jumper stallions. Looking for a great start to 2023? Invest in one or multiple of these promising sport horses!
23 December 2022 | 11:19

Make Christmas extra special with the KWPN Online Stallion Auction

Still looking for a nice Christmas present to give or to put on your own wish list? Have a look at the collection of the KWPN Online Stallion Auction! 27 talented stallions will find a new owner Tuesday night December 27.
23 December 2022 | 00:25

SC Ermelo: Dark Rousseau once again invincible in L-class

Dark Rousseau repeated his feat of Kronenberg in Ermelo today. Ridden by Kim Alting, the Dettori-son danced once more to the highest score of the L-class in the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage.
23 December 2022 | 00:02

SC Ermelo: My Blue Hors Santiano victorious in M-class

While My Blue Hors Santiano, had to settle for the vice position in Kronenberg, he claimed the top honours in Ermelo. McLaren (s.Morricone), last competion’s winner, had to line up behind the Sezuan-son this time.
22 December 2022 | 23:20

SC Ermelo: 83,4 points for Lowlands in Z-class

The KWPN-approved Lowlands and Dinja van Liere are on a roll in the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage. After his top score at De Peelbergen in November, he obtained 83,4 points for his Z-level test today.
22 December 2022 | 19:53

SC Gelder Horse: Mexpression triumphs in Ermelo

The entry-list of the M-class for Gelder stallions of the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage featured three KWPN-approved stallions. Judges Bart Bax and Marloes van der Velden awarded the Expression-son Mexpression and Dennis Ausma the win.
22 December 2022 | 12:09

SC De Meern: four KWPN stallions double clear in 1.10m

The four-year-old stallions were presented in two manches at 1.10m height, the combinations that remained clear in both courses were awarded a ribbon. Twelve young stallions, including four KWPN-approved stallions, achieved the double 0-result.
22 December 2022 | 11:57

SC De Meern: Stargos VDL and Iris Hakvoort again in league of their own

No less than four out of five prizes in the 1.20m class were claimed by KWPN stallions. The KWPN-approved Stargos VDL (Stakkato Gold out of Estella sport-spr by Conthargos, bred by W. Winkeler of Herzlake GER) was piloted to the win by Iris Hakvoort.
22 December 2022 | 11:35

SC De Meern: KWPN-approved Kentucky TMS Z again fastest in 1.30m/1.35m

The fantastic newly KWPN-approved stallion Kentucky TMS Z (Kannan out of Elite van Prinsenveld by Toulon, breeder Tal Milstein Stables of Asse BEL) won the second leg of the Blom Stallion Competition in the 1.30m/1.135m.
21 December 2022 | 21:25

KWPN Stallion Show Harness Horse in Ermelo on 7th of January

Saturday January 7, the KWPN Stallion Show Harness horse takes place at the National Equestrian Centre. This event features the first round viewing of the harness stallions, the first step in the selection trajectory towards approval.
19 December 2022 | 22:00

Order your tickets for the KWPN Stallion Show 2023!

After three years we return to Den Bosch! For four days, the KWPN Stallion Show marks the culmination of Dutch sport and breeding. The KWPN Stallion Show takes place in the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch from the 1st until the 4th of February 2023. KWPN members already had the opportunity to secure their tickets in last week’s presale, but as of today the ticket sale is open to everyone!
19 December 2022 | 20:38

Nominees Horse of the Year 2022 announced. Vote for your favourite!

The voting for the title KWPN Horse of the Year 2022 is now open! Which jumper and dressage horse deserves the title in your eyes?
19 December 2022 | 16:16

Future talents offered for sale in KWPN Online Stallion Auction

From the 23th to the 27th of December, the KWPN Online Stallion Auction offers the opportunity to make your Christmas extra special. The collection is presented today and includes 20 dressage and seven jumping stallions, some of which are invited for the second round viewing at the beginning of February. Sons of Le Formidable, Hardrock Z, Glock's Toto Jr. and Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve are offered in this online auction.
16 December 2022 | 11:37

Eight dressage stallions via after-inspection to second round

The after-inspection for dressage and Gelder stallions produced fewer stallions for Den Bosch than in the breeding direction jumping, but the collection was expanded by some valuable additions.
15 December 2022 | 15:27

After-inspection brings total to 107 jumper stallions

A record number of 107 jumper stallions have advanced to the KWPN Stallion Show (1-4 February) in Den Bosch. Via the after-inspection, 17 stallions were selected for the second round viewing.
13 December 2022 | 15:13

Tickets KWPN Stallion Show 2023 now on sale!

After three years we return to Den Bosch! For four days, the KWPN Stallion Show marks the culmination of Dutch sport and breeding. KWPN members now have the chance to obtain a ticket.
9 December 2022 | 21:54

Three Gelder stallions to Den Bosch

Out of 8 presented Gelder stallions, the stallion selection committee granted three stallions an invite to the second round viewing.
9 December 2022 | 21:04

25 jumper stallions selected for second round viewing

The last regular day of the first round viewing has raised the total to 91 jumper stallions that are selected for the second round viewing.
8 December 2022 | 23:42

Six sons of Grandorado TN to second viewing

With only one regular day and the after-inspection left, the preliminary total stamds at 66 jumper stallions. Among the group of stallions that was selected today were six offspring of Grandorado.
7 December 2022 | 21:50

Twenty jumper stallions to Den Bosch on second day

After two days, the stallion selection committee has already selected 42 stallions for the second round viewing. Like yesterday, some very interesting stallions set foot in the arena today.
6 December 2022 | 19:29

Good start with 22 selected jumper stallions

It was a good first day of the first round viewing for jumper stallions in Ermelo. The stallion selection committee could select 22 stallions for the second round.
3 December 2022 | 21:26

Nine sons of Le Formidable advance to second round viewing

The first crop of the champion stallion Le Formidable has brought forth nine stallions that may advance to the second round viewing. The total now stands at 75 dressage stallions with only the after inspection left.
2 December 2022 | 19:50

Provisional count: 58 dressage stallions to second round viewing

The fourth day of the first round viewing has already come to an end. Twelve stallions, primarily sons of young sires, could be added to the collection that heads for the second round viewing.
1 December 2022 | 21:20

Third day yields 14 dressage stallions

During the first three days of the first round viewing, 46 stallions have been given the green light for the second round in Den Bosch. On this third day, 14 stallions made the cut.
30 November 2022 | 21:32

17 stallions selected on day two

50 dressage stallions made their appearance on the second day of the first round viewing in Ermelo. The stallion selection committee decided 17 may advance to the KWPN Stallion Show in Den Bosch.
29 November 2022 | 22:43

First round viewing off to a good start with 15 selected stallions

The first dressage groups have kicked off the stallion selection 2022/2023 in Ermelo today. Fifteen stallions were granted an invite to the second round viewing.
28 November 2022 | 11:22

Correct conformation: Both front and behind

The KWPN pays close attention to correct conformation, which allows the horse to perform its work easily and, as a result, enjoy a long sport career. Correct leg conformation is an important part of this concept. Together with Dr. Harold Brommer of the University Clinic for Horses in Utrecht and inspectors Floor Dröge and Henk Dirksen, we once again shine a light on this subject.
25 November 2022 | 17:58

GLOCK’s Johnson TN heads WBFSH Sire Ranking 2022

GLOCK’s Johnson TN grabbed the lead in the 2022 WBFSH Sire Ranking. In 2020, the KWPN stallion also topped the ranking and last year he slotted in second place. Kannan is the highest ranked KWPN jumper stallion, taking the fourth rung. Kannan is also the leading KWPN sire in the eventer discipline, claiming the ninth position.
22 November 2022 | 22:45

SC Peelbergen: 6 stallions double clear in L-class

Witnessed by the numerous spectators that had traveled to Peelbergen Equestrian Centre, the four-year-old stallions rounded off the Blom Stallion Competition night on a positive note. The list of double-clears included six KWPN-approved stallions.
22 November 2022 | 22:06

SC Peelbergen: Stargos VDL fast as lightning in M-class

Iris Hakvoort had her strategy for the jump-off all planned out. Aboard the spectacular Stargos VDL she soared to the win in the M-class of the Blom Stallion Competition.
22 November 2022 | 19:52

SC Peelbergen: victory for Kentucky TMS Z

Fresh of the heels off his KWPN-approvement, Kentucky TMS Z sped to the victory in the Blom Stallion Competition. Ridden by Maikel van der Vleuten the stallion proved his ability to win even with such a preparation.
22 November 2022 | 11:00

30.000 euros for embryo out of half-sister Explosion W in KWPN Online Broodmare & Embryo Auction

The second and last KWPN Online Broodmare & Embryo Auction of 2022 has concluded. 25 pregnant mares and four embryos were put under the digital hammer Monday night. The highlight of the auction was the embryo by Chacco Blue x Heartbreaker out of the half-sister of Explosion W (s.Chacco Blue).
21 November 2022 | 22:37

SC Kronenberg: beautiful transitions ensure victory for Dark Rousseau

Each year many breeders look forward to this moment: the youngest crop of stallions makes their appearance in the stallion competition to battle against their peers. In the first leg of the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage, it was the Dettori-son Dark Rousseau ridden by Kim Alting that triumphed.
21 November 2022 | 20:33

SC Kronenberg: McLaren saves the best for last

The KWPN-approved stallion McLaren was the last to enter the ring in the M-class of the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage. The winner of last season demonstrated he still possess abundant quality and showcased his talent in a performance that exuded harmony.
21 November 2022 | 19:46

SC Kronenberg: 85 points for Lowlands in Z-class

The KWPN-approved stallion Lowlands was the only competitor in the first leg of the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage. Dinja van Liere put up a lovely performance aboard the Millennium-son, which resulted in 85 points.
21 November 2022 | 19:21

SC Gelder horse: Markant BK wins in Kronenberg

The stallion competition season commences in Kronenberg tonight. Two Gelder stallions participated in the M-class, it was Wilson-son Markant BK that won the first competition.
21 November 2022 | 15:14

16 jumper stallions approved

The week is off to a strong start for 16 breeders and/or owners, because all the jumper stallions that participated in the final exam have been granted the KWPN breeding license.
21 November 2022 | 13:21

Tik, tok! The KWPN Online Broodmare & Embryo Auction closes tonight!

The KWPN Online Broodmare & Embryo Auction closes tonight at 20.00 hours. So move swiftly, time is running out to pick a favourite, place your bid and expand your stock with one of the 25 mares and 4 embryos.
21 November 2022 | 11:18

Correct conformation: Hindleg angle and the hock

The KWPN pays close attention to correct conformation, which allows the horse to perform its work easily and, as a result, enjoy a long sport career. Correct leg conformation is an important part of this concept. Together with Dr. Harold Brommer of the University Clinic for Horses in Utrecht and inspectors Floor Dröge and Henk Dirksen, we once again shine a light on this subject.
19 November 2022 | 14:48

Ojee-B and Odeer registered after final exam Gelder stallions

The Gelder horse breeding direction has gained two stallions today: both Ibsen B-son Ojee-B and the Atze-offspring Odeer were registered after a positive evaluation in their performance exam.
19 November 2022 | 14:16

Seven dressage stallions approved

The autumn performance test for dressage stallions has come to an end. All the stallions that participated in the final exam were registered with good scores, including three stallions of Stal 104.
18 November 2022 | 10:14

Boost your breeding programme with the KWPN Online Broodmare & Embryo Auction

It’s Friday and the clock has struck ten, and that means you can now place your bids in the KWPN Online Broodmare & Embryo Auction.
17 November 2022 | 20:52 Region Gelders paard

Starting list final exam performance test dressage and Gelder stallions

The autumn performance test is coming to an end and that means the stallions that are still stabled at the KWPN Centre in Ermelo are readied for the final presentation. Coming Saturday, two Gelder stallions and seven dressage stallions are presented in the final exam in Ermelo.
17 November 2022 | 20:01

Le Formidable main supplier first round viewing dressage

Only two weeks left! Tuesday November 29, the first round viewing in Ermelo kicks off with the dressage stallions. The entry list features over 250 dressage stallions. Which sires are this year’s top suppliers?
14 November 2022 | 10:55

Correct conformation: Toed out and toed in

The KWPN pays close attention to correct conformation, which allows the horse to perform its work easily and, as a result, enjoy a long sport career. Correct leg conformation is an important part of this concept. Together with Dr. Harold Brommer of the University Clinic for Horses in Utrecht and inspectors Floor Dröge and Henk Dirksen, we once again shine a light on this subject.
9 November 2022 | 10:43

Correct conformation: Hooves

The KWPN pays close attention to correct conformation, which allows the horse to perform its work easily and, as a result, enjoy a long sport career. Correct leg conformation is an important part of this concept. Together with Dr. Harold Brommer of the University Clinic for Horses in Utrecht and inspectors Floor Dröge and Henk Dirksen, we once again shine a light on this subject.
8 November 2022 | 11:26

Genetically interesting broodmares and embryos in KWPN Online Auction

The sixth edition of the KWPN Online Auction for broodmares and embryos offers some excellent opportunities. The collection is composed of 25 pregnant mares and 4 embryos, bids can be placed from November 18 through 21. These broodmares and embryos are each related to successful sport horses and could be a great asset to every breeding program.
7 November 2022 | 13:52

Champions KWPN-NA Keuring Tour 2022

With more than 450 registrations, the KWPN-NA Inspection Tour of 2022 was the largest the KWPN-NA has ever had. Judges Bart Henstra, Arie Hamoen, Marian Dorresteijn and Floor Dröge flew to the US and visited a total of 19 locations in America and Canada. All breeding directions, dressage, jumping, hunters, Gelders and harness horses, were well represented.
1 November 2022 | 11:19

16 jumper and 12 dressage stallions may start their performance test

During the delivery of the stallions for the autumn performance test of 2022 on Monday, sixteen jumper and twelve dressage stallions received the green light to move into a stable at the KWPN Centre.
31 October 2022 | 12:27

Leg Conformation

The KWPN pays close attention to correct conformation, which allows the horse to do its work easily and, as a result, enjoy a long sport career. Correct leg conformation is an important part of this concept. Together with Dr. Harold Brommer of the University Clinic for Horses in Utrecht and KWPN inspectors Floor Dröge and Henk Dirksen, we once again shine a light on this subject.
31 October 2022 | 11:17

Four harness stallions approved for breeding

A large crowd had flocked to Ermelo to witness the approval of for harness stallions last Saturday. Icellie-offspring Oberon was the top scorer of the afternoon as he was awarded five 8,5s and a 9 for his front leg technique.
28 October 2022 | 17:00

Registration first round viewing closes on Monday

The KWPN Stallion Selection 2022/2023 for dressage, jumper and Gelder stallions kicks off from November 29 through December 9 at the KWPN Centre in Ermelo. Do you have a quality stallion you would like to present in the first round viewing? Sign him up now! The registration closes Monday October 31.
28 October 2022 | 14:10

Tim and Jonelle Price: spouses, colleagues, and rivals

After Tim Price’s win in the CCI-4* of Boekelo aboard his ten-year-old KWPN-bred Happy Boy, we look back to an interview with New Zealand’s eventing couple Tim and Jonelle Price previously published in the KWPN Magazine in 2018.
27 October 2022 | 20:55

Watch the final exam of the harness stallions live this Saturday

Saturday the 29th of October, four harness stallions perform their final exam of the performance test in the Amalia Arena in Ermelo. Afterwards, the IBOP for harness mares takes place.
26 October 2022 | 22:28

Larosaleen W fifteenth in six-year-old class WC Young Eventer Horses

Last week, the WC Young Eventer Horses for six- and seven-year-olds was ridden in Le Lion D’Angers, France. The six-year-old Larosaleen W obtained the best result for the KWPN as she placed fifteenth.
26 October 2022 | 21:47 Region Gelders paard

Three Gelder stallions start their performance test

Three appointed three-year-old Gelder stallions arrived in Ermelo on Monday. All three stallions got the green light and could move into a stable at the KWPN Centre.
24 October 2022 | 11:27

D-OC policy

Veterinarian and breeder Hans van der Louw shares his views on the subject. “For riding horses, we should drop the tests for the PROK and fully focus on the D-OC exam,” asserts Hans.
20 October 2022 | 10:50

Ten KWPN horses to WC Young Eventing Horses 2022

Today, the World Eventing Breeding Championships for Young Horses 2022 kicks off in Lion d’Angers, France. The entry lists for both the six- and seven-year-old class include a number of KWPN horses.
19 October 2022 | 12:58

Starting list delivery performance test Gelder stallions

The performance test of the harness stallions is in full swing. Next up are the Gelder stallions. Monday October 24, the three-year-old Gelder stallions are scheduled to be delivered in Ermelo.
19 October 2022 | 10:17

Population Genetics

Veterinarian and breeder Hans van der Louw shares his views on the subject. “For riding horses, we should drop the tests for the PROK and fully focus on the D-OC exam,” asserts Hans.
18 October 2022 | 12:37

It's a wrap! Last KWPN Online Foal Auction has come to an end!

Our summer of online foal auctions has come to an end. During this season over 240 foals were offered for sale at the KWPN Auction platform. Many foals are heading for a career abroad, but the Dutchmen have shown to still appreciate the KWPN foals as well. Find the results here.
17 October 2022 | 12:30

Last call! The final KWPN Online Foal Auction closes tonight

Tonight is your last chance to acquire one of the pearls of the final KWPN Online Foal Auction of 2022! The foals of the eighth collection will fall under the virtual gavel from 20.00 hours onwards. Various interested buyers have already placed a bid on one or multiple foals out of this collection.
14 October 2022 | 10:35

Ready, set, go! The final KWPN Online Foal Auction of 2022 has opened!

It’s Friday and the clock has struck 10 and that means the eighth and final KWPN Online Foal Auction of 2022 has opened! Until 20.00hrs this Monday night you have the opportunity to place your bid and secure yourself one or multiple foals out of this collection.
12 October 2022 | 15:44

KWPN tops 2022 WBFSH Studbook Ranking Dressage

It was once again confirmed that the Dutch dressage horse breeders are among the best of the world. Their breeding products have secured the KWPN the leading position in the WBFSH Studbook Ranking Dressage. The Dutch jumper horses ended in the third position in the studbook ranking of that respective discipline while the eventer horses made it to the eighth rank.
12 October 2022 | 11:22

Four harness stallions arrived at KWPN Centre for performance test

Monday afternoon several harness horse stallions were presented to the stallion selection committee. Four harness stallions received the green light and may therefore start their performance test. The final exam is scheduled for Saturday October 29.
11 October 2022 | 10:39

KWPN Online Foal Auction finishes season strong

The collection of the eighth and final KWPN Online Foal Auction is composed of 15 jumper foals and 25 dressage foals. Bidding on this season’s finale is possible from October 14 through 17. You can invest in offspring of jumper sires such as Grand Slam VDL, Grandorado TN, WC-medalist La Costa ES and dressage stallions such as Las Vegas, Sir Donnerhall, My Blue Hors Santiano and world champions Glamourdale and Kjento.
6 October 2022 | 14:29

Become a member now and get the last three months of this year for free!

Become a member of the KWPN now and receive the membership for the last three months of this year for free. Moreover, your subscription for 2023 is at the 2022 rate: 123,75 euros (including VAT).
6 October 2022 | 09:11

Hans van der Louw ‘s vision on D-OC

Veterinarian and breeder Hans van der Louw shares his view on the subject. “For riding horses, we should drop the tests for the PROK and fully focus on the D-OC exam,” asserts Hans.
3 October 2022 | 21:58

81% sold in seventh KWPN Online Foal Auction!

The seventh KWPN Online Foal Auction has just come to an end. Over 81% of the auction lots were sold and 15 of those foals remain in the Netherlands. A noteworthy fact is that all jumper foals have found a new owner. The appealing Mylord Carthago-son Special Carthago H was sold for 8.500 euros and stays on Dutch soil.
3 October 2022 | 12:30

Final countdown! The seventh KWPN Online Foal Auction closes tonight

Looking for a potential sport horse? Place your bid now! 10 jumper foals and 21 dressage foals are put under the virtual hammer tonight. The seventh KWPN Online Foal Auction closes from 20.00 hours onwards.
30 September 2022 | 10:00

Bidding has started on the seventh collection of the KWPN Online Foal Auction

It’s Friday and the clock has struck 10 and that means the seventh KWPN Online Foal Auction has opened. Until Monday the 3rd of October 8pm, it is possible to place your bid on one or more foals out of this collection.
27 September 2022 | 16:13

Collection penultimate KWPN Online Foal Auction presented

In the seventh edition of the KWPN Online Foal Auction 31 foals are offered for sale. Starting September 30 until October 3 you can place your bids on ten jumper and 21 dressage foals, sired by stallions such a s Mylord Carthago, Don VHP Z, Nixon van ‘t Meulenhof, Las Vegas, Desperado and My Blue Hors Santiano.
26 September 2022 | 21:48

Dutch buyers invest in sixth KWPN Online Foal Auction

The sixth KWPN Online Foal Auction has come to an end. 28 out of 40 foals in the collection will remain on Dutch soil. In contrast to previous KWPN Online Foal Auctions that resulted in the majority of the foals being sold abroad.
26 September 2022 | 13:15

Countdown! The sixth KWPN Online Foal Auction closes tonight

Looking for a potential sport horse? Place your bid now! Forty foals are put under the virtual hammer. The sixth KWPN Online Foal Auction closes from 20.00 hours onwards.
25 September 2022 | 20:09

Two KWPN horses among best 8 at WC for seven-year-olds

Two KWPN-bred horses reached the top-10 in the WC final for seven-year-old jumper horses. Unfortunately, a medal was not in the cards, the Carrera VDL-daughter Koningin place sixth.
25 September 2022 | 15:46

Lacoste VDL supremely to bronze in final for six-year-olds

A repeat of the feat in the five-year-old final as the first starter in the jump-off of the six-year-old class immediately soared to a quick clear round. As a result, Alex Gill and the Zirocco Blue VDL-son Lacoste VDL seized the bronze medal.
25 September 2022 | 12:42

Deserved WC bronze for Mindset ES

Entering first in a jump-off of 18 contestants, Jarno van Erp delivered a top performance aboard KWPN stallion Mindset ES. The Aganix du Seigneur-son can be rightfully called a clear-round-machine as he deservedly snagged the bronze.
23 September 2022 | 20:17

Bidding has started, have you made your choice?

The clock has struck 10 and that means the sixth KWPN Online Foal Auction of 2022 has opened. Up till 20.00 hours on Monday September 26 it is possible to place your bid on one or more foals out of this collection.
21 September 2022 | 13:29

KWPN stallion Hemmingway passed away at age of 33

The KWPN stallion Hemmingway (Leandro out of Marle by Romantiker) has passed away in Ireland at the age of 33, as is announced by owner Ben Wentink. The stallion made a distinct contribution to jumper breeding although we frequently see this stallion in the pedigree of many dressage horses, too.
21 September 2022 | 13:15

Big group of promising foals in sixth KWPN Online Foal Auction

September 23 until 26 you can place your bid on 23 dressage foals and 18 jumper foals in the sixth KWPN Online Foal Auction. Foals originating from the dam lines of Grand Prix sport horses such as Paloma (s.Ferro), Broere Karmijn (s.Damiro), Bolero (s.Johnson) and world champion Kjento (s.Negro) are put under the virtual hammer this edition. The collection also includes a half-sister of Blom Cup champion Mister SFN.
21 September 2022 | 09:23

Prinsjesdag Foal Auction: Mowgli VOD son outlier with € 55.000

“The Power of Performance” is the motto of Foal Auction Prinsjesdag and this was not denied during the auction on Tuesday evening, September 20.
20 September 2022 | 09:06

Bordeaux-son Special N lives up to name in fifth collection!

Last night, the fifth collecton of the KWPN Online Foal Auction went under the hammer. The collection was composed of 41 foals, 13 of which are sold abroad.
20 September 2022 | 08:55

This week: WC for Young Jumper Horses

The FEI WBFSH World Breeding Jumping Championship for Young Horses was initiated 27 years ago. Many jumper horses that are ranked among the world’s top have previously participated in the world championships for young jumper horses. This weekend, the best five-, six- and seven-year-old horses travel to Lanaken to battle for the world title. The 27th edition takes place from the 21st until the 25th of September.
19 September 2022 | 12:00

Countdown! The fifth KWPN Online Foal Auction closes tonight!

Looking for a potential sport horse? Place your bids now! The virtual gavel falls tonight for fourteen jumper foals and twenty-seven dressage foals. The fifth KWPN Online Foal Auction closes from 20.00 hours onwards.
19 September 2022 | 11:00

Practice of Horse & Welfare

In every season, it is essential that horses not only continue to have sufficient free exercise every day, but also always have the opportunity for social interaction. The basic principle here is: think like a horse, not for a horse.
17 September 2022 | 10:39

Auction now open, have you made your choice?

The fifth edition of the KWPN Online Foal Auction 2022 is now open. The first bids can be placed on a total of 41 foals. Bidding is possible until monday September 19. Seize your chance and acquire one of these quality foals!
13 September 2022 | 14:20

Offspring of WC top scorers in fifth KWPN Online Foal Auction

Earlier today, the fifth collection of the KWPN Online Foal Auction was launched. Bidding on the 14 jumper and 27 dressage foals is possible from September 16-19.
13 September 2022 | 11:38

Foreign buyers sustain their interest in KWPN foals!

The fourth KWPN Online Foal Auction has come to an end. Nine out of 18 foals of this collection move abroad.
12 September 2022 | 13:00

Countdown! The fourth KWPN Online Foal Auction closes tonight!

Looking for a potential sport horse? Place your bids now! The virtual gavel falls tonight for ten jumper foals and eight dressage foals. The fourth KWPN Online Foal Auction closes from 20.00 hours onwards. Several interested buyers have already placed a bid on one or more foals.
12 September 2022 | 11:00

Biological necessity

In every season, it is essential that horses not only continue to have sufficient free exercise every day, but it’s also important that they always have the opportunity for social interaction. The basic principle here is: think like a horse, not for a horse.
11 September 2022 | 23:42

WC Ermelo: surprising bronze for Lennox U.S.

The final for six-year-old horses went down to the wire. Neither the qualification’s winner Hesselhoej Down Town nor its runner-up Las Vegas captured the title: Global Player OLD danced to gold. The KWPN-stallion Lennox U.S. and his merely seventeen-year-old rider Jill Bogers caught everyone by surprise and grabbed the bronze.
11 September 2022 | 19:48

WC Ermelo: Kjento prolongs world title

He saw, he came, he conquered. The stunning stallion Kjento performed a phenomenal test with a trot you can only dream of. It was awarded the ultimate ten and secured him the world title for the second year in a row.
11 September 2022 | 07:24

WC Ermelo: My Precious fourth in thrilling 5yo final

Kirsten Brouwer skillfully guided My Precious through the 5yo final test but missed out on a podium place. The two German powerhouses Vitalos and Fashion Prinz bumped the duo into third as the last ones to start, Victoria Vallentin and her light-footed Lyngbjergs St. Paris seized the gold.
10 September 2022 | 21:19

WC Ermelo: Judith Ribbels and Nanny Mc Phee second in 4yo final

No less than seven KWPN horses had qualified for the final for four-year-old presented by Sport Pro Horses. The best Dutch combination today was Judith Ribbels aboard Nanny Mc Phee.
10 September 2022 | 16:36

WC Ermelo: Charlotte Fry and Everdale reign in CDI3*

Charlotte Fry and the KWPN-stallion Everdale have just added the CDI3* Grand Prix of Ermelo to their list of achievements. The son of Lord Leatherdale scored 76.13%, besting his closest competitor by 3%.
10 September 2022 | 16:27

World phenomena Glamourdale and Hermès N.O.P. in Ermelo

At half past seven, right before the prizegiving ceremony for five-year-olds, we welcome two super stars in Ermelo. The KWPN stallions Glamourdale and Hermès N.O.P. return to the WC-grounds where their success once started.
9 September 2022 | 23:59

WC Ermelo: King Kjento wins first qualification

In the qualification for the seven-year-old horses, last year’s world champion Kjento once again let the judges’ hearts skip a beat. His 84,415% score bumped him to the top of the list.
9 September 2022 | 22:23

WC Ermelo: Maddox Mart shines in small final

The small final for five-year-old horses was won by Maddox Mart today, thereby securing a spot in the Sunday’s final where he may defend the KWPN alongside My Precious and Mauro Turfhorst.
9 September 2022 | 21:55

WC Ermelo: Las Vegas heads for final with a 10

Today, the six-year-old horses made their first appearance in Ermelo. Las Vegas was the third horse on the entry list and right away set the bar high. A 10 for the canter ensured a second position. Lord Platinum and Lennox US also advance to the final, thanks to a fourth and fifth position, respectively. Kirsten Brouwer added her Lightning Star to that list, as the two scored a total of 8,28 and claimed the eleventh place.
9 September 2022 | 19:14

Fourth KWPN online foal auction is open

The fourth edition of the KWPN Online Foal Auction is open! Up till Monday night 20.00hrs you have the chance to place your bid on one or multiple foals and secure yourself a future star.
9 September 2022 | 16:42

One minute of silence in memory of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II

Earlier today, at the WC for Young Dressage Horses, we observed one minute of silence in memory of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II who passed away yesterday at 96 years of age.
8 September 2022 | 21:51

WC Ermelo: Nanny Mc Phee runner-up in qualification for four-year-olds

After the WC-qualification for five-year-old dressage horses, it was time for the four-year-old horses. This additional class is presented by Sport Pro Horses. Judith Ribbels and Nanny Mc Phee formed the best Dutch combination.
8 September 2022 | 20:41

WC Ermelo: My Precious and Mauro Turfhorst advance to the final

The KWPN horses Mauro Turfhorst and My Precious have secured a spot in the final for five-year-old horses on Saturday.
6 September 2022 | 16:22

WC for Young Dressage Horses at the starting blocks

The dressage event of the year that is longingly anticipated is on the verge of beginning: the world championship for young dressage horses commences Thursday September 8.
6 September 2022 | 12:01

Performance genes in fourth KWPN Online Foal Auction

The collection of this season’s fourth KWPN Online Foal Auction has been launched. The collection that is composed of ten jumper and eight dressage foals, includes offspring of Douglas, Zirocco Blue VDL, Chaqui Z, Aktion, Kjento and For Ferrero. Bids can be placed from September 9th till the 12th.
6 September 2022 | 10:53

Essential need for every horse

In every season, it is essential that horses not only have sufficient free exercise every day, but also always have the opportunity for social interaction. The principle here is: Think like a horse, not for a horse.
2 September 2022 | 09:48

16.000 Swiss euros for Tangelo-daughter Solinn

Generating 16.000 euros, it was Solinn that emerged as the top seller of the KWPN Exclusive Jumping Foal Auction 2022. A striking filly in terms of looks, but also her pedigree catches the eye. A new customer from Switzerland placed the winning bid and acquired something special.
31 August 2022 | 19:19

Keep it Cool SSS lives up to name in Blom Cup final

Last year he came very close, but this year he sealed the deal. Ridden by Michael Greeve, the Zirocco Blue VDL-son Keep it Cool SSS seized the win in the Blom Cup for seven-year-old horses.
31 August 2022 | 17:03

Mister SFN pleases many people with his Blom Cup-title

In Valkenswaard it was the Grandorado TN-son Mister SFN that triumphed in the hotly contested Blom Cup final. Ridden by Hessel Hoekstra he outstripped 24 combinations in the jump-off.
31 August 2022 | 16:29

Ultra-competitive entry list for Grand Prix at WC Young Horses revealed

Dressage horse enthusiasts may look forward to some fantastic entries during the WC for Young Dressage Horses. In addition to the world’s best young dressage horses that have been selected for the prestigious championship, the CDI3* class is expected to bring about a fierce battle as well.
31 August 2022 | 16:12

VDL Lightfeet (s.Arezzo VDL) wins Blom Cup for six-year-olds

During the Blom Cup final for six-year-olds the audience was treated to beautiful sport. Alex Gill produced the fastest clear round aboard VDL Lightfeet, bred by Geert van der Meer.
31 August 2022 | 11:49

Nina Quite wins Blom Cup with a 9.5 for jumping

This morning, the Blom Cup Finals have kicked off with the four-year-old class. Megan Laseur piloted the Andiamo de Semilly-daughter Nina Quite to the title.
30 August 2022 | 21:07

Nelson (s.Highway M TN) wins semi-final Blom Cup

Tal Milstein and Marcel Beukers assessed over 60 four-year-old jumper horses in the semi-final of the Blom Cup today. Ridden by Renee de Weert, it was Nelson (s.Highway M TN) that emerged as the winner.
30 August 2022 | 19:21

Blom Cup: beautiful sport in seven-year-old class

Just like yesterday, the seven-year-old horses set foot in the impressive grass arena of Valkenswaard. The 25 best horses, 11 of which remained clear over the two rounds, have qualified for the final.
30 August 2022 | 17:11

Blom Cup: five-year-old finalists determined

The second round of the semi-final for 5-year-olds has come to an end, 26 combinations cleared today’s course in the main arena. As the results are in for both rounds now, the list of the 40 finalists could also be drawn up.
30 August 2022 | 14:38

Blom Cup: 45 six-year-olds clear second round

In the sand arena of Tops International Arena, the six-year-old jumper horses have just completed their second round in the semi-final of the Blom Cup. Nearly half of the entry list remained clear, including three KWPN-approved stallions.
29 August 2022 | 20:05

Blom Cup: 20 seven-year-old horses produce clear round

The last class on the first day of the Blom Cup in Valkenswaard has just come to an end. Out of the 54 seven-year-old horses, 20 produced a clear round. The second round is scheduled for 15.15hrs tomorrow.
29 August 2022 | 19:37

Blom Cup: 61 five-year-olds clear their first round

The five-year-old jumper horses have just finished their first round of the KWPN Championship Blom Cup in the sand arena. 61 of them completed the course flawlessly.
29 August 2022 | 18:12

Blom Cup: 56 clear six-year-olds in first round

115 six-year-olds jumper horses made their appearance at the Blom Cup today. Nearly half obtained a 0-penalty result in this first round.
25 August 2022 | 18:39

Glamourdale and Hermès return to WC-grounds of Ermelo

The KWPN stallions Glamourdale and Hermès played a leading role at the prestigious world championships in Herning. During the WC Young Dressage Horses, which is held from the 8th until the 11th of September in Ermelo, these amazing stallions are honoured.
25 August 2022 | 18:18

Program Blom Cup published

The program of the Blom Cup has been published. From the 29th till the 31st of August, the Netherlands’ best young showjumpers travel to Valkenswaard to compete in the Blom Cup. A fantastic stage for the talents for the future.
25 August 2022 | 17:39

Rewatch the National Harness Day at KWPN.tv

The National Harness Day is already behind us however we get to look back on a wonderful edition of the biggest Harness horse festivity in the Netherlands. The footage of the 2022 National Harness Day is now available on demand at KWPN.tv.
24 August 2022 | 14:56

Collection Foal Auction Prinsjesdag: World Championship medallists represented

For the elite auction on Tuesday 20 September, Foal Auction Prinsjesdag again has put together a spectacular collection. Almost eighty foals in dressage and jumping will be auctioned by Koen Olaerts on the third Tuesday of September in Ermelo.
22 August 2022 | 11:35

KWPN Jumping Foal Auctions offers excellent performance genes

A very select group of 15 promising jumping foals forms the collection of the Exclusive Online KWPN Jumping Foal Auctions. From the 29th of August to the 1st of September it is possible to bid on these future talents, each of which is closely related to international showjumpers. The best European bloodlines are included and the collection is now online.
16 August 2022 | 23:43

Watch National Harness Day via our livestream

Due to the heatwave that hit the Netherlands last weekend, the National Harness Day that was originally planned for Saturday August 13, has been moved to Thursday August 18. Unable to attend the event in person? Our livestream has got you covered!
16 August 2022 | 23:24

KWPN-approved Cantona TN deceased

The approved Codex One-son Cantona TN (out of Claudia Z by Caretano Z, bred by M. van de Bruggen of Goirle) has unexpectedly deceased last weekend, as was announced by Team Nijhof on Facebook. The 9-year-old stallion died from the effects of a stomach rupture.
16 August 2022 | 23:14

WC Herning: medals in every colour for KWPN-horses in Para Dressage

The Para Dressage riders offered some awe-inspiring action at the World Championships in Herning. Many KWPN-horses competed in the five Grades and that led to multiple medals.
16 August 2022 | 21:20

WC Herning: teambronze and indivual 4th place for Faltic HB

The World Championship of Herning offered the audience sport of the highest level and the jumping team competition and individual final were an absolute rollercoaster of emotions. The fully booked Stutteri Ask Stadion was packed with an enthusiastic crowd and the riders provided thrills and spills right up to the end. Faltic HB (s.Baltic) secured team bronze and an individual fourth position.
16 August 2022 | 10:15

82% sold in third KWPN Online Foal Auction!

The third KWPN Online Foal Auction concluded last night. Over 80% of the auction foals was sold, 52% of which moves across the border. The impressive Continental Blue-daughter Schone Frau ANM was sold for 14.000 euros and remains in the Netherlands.
15 August 2022 | 13:00

Last chance! The third KWPN Online Foal Auction closes tonight!

Looking for a potential sport horse? Place your bids up till tonight! The 12 jumper foals and 26 dressage foals fall under the digital gavel tonight. From 20.00 hours onwards the third KWPN Online Foal Auction closes. Various interested buyers have already put in a bid on one or multiple foals out of the first collection.
12 August 2022 | 10:00

Third collection KWPN Online Foal Auction now open for bidding

Bidding on the third collection of the KWPN Online Foal Auction is now possible. Bids on these 12 jumpers and 26 dressage foals are open untill Monday the 15th of August. No less than four foals descemd from the Pavo Cup champion My Blue Hors Santiano and also the newly crowned GP Special World Champion Glamourdale has an offspring in this promising collection.
11 August 2022 | 01:04

Glamourdale and Hermès, the KWPN stars of the WC dressage

A packed stadium, an exhilarated audience, and the best dressage horses in the world. A must-see for every dressage enthusiast. After the silver team medal of the British KWPN-team, the golden medal of Glamourdale and bronze of Hermès in the Grand Prix Special, these two dressage stars again danced to the podium tonight.
10 August 2022 | 19:41

WC Herning: three KWPN-horses in top-10, Leone Jei now in third place

A selective yet fair speed course separated the wheat from chaff at the first day of the WC Jumping in the Danish Herning. There was not a specific decisive fence or line in this course, the challenges were everywhere.
10 August 2022 | 18:42

First Para Dressage medals secured by KWPN-horses

Today marked the start of the World Championship Para Dressage and right on the first day individual medals were up for grabs. It was a successful day for the Netherlands and the KWPN with gold and silver in Grade IV.
10 August 2022 | 16:49

Final WC-selection ErmeloYH announced!

The selection committee for the World Championships for Young Horses has finalized her selection and announced the Dutch delegations. In the five-, six-, and seven-year-old category six talented horses are granted the opportunity to take it up against the world’s crème de la crème.
10 August 2022 | 09:13

Foals by Pavo Cup and World Champions in KWPN Online Foal Auction

The third collection of the KWPN Online Foal Auction has launched. Bids on these 12 jumpers and 26 dressage foals are open from the 12th to the 15th of August. No less than four foals descemd from the Pavo Cup champion My Blue Hors Santiano and also the newly crowned GP Special World Champion Glamourdale has an offspring in this promising collection.
9 August 2022 | 12:32

Netherlands and Germany secure National Mare Championship-mares

Although buyers from across the borders love shopping in the KWPN auctions and often seize the best horses, two out of three National Mare Championship-contestants of the most recent online auction of Monday August 8, remain in the Netherlands. The stunning, quality mares have been acquired by the same buyer.
8 August 2022 | 16:47

Are you bidding on a three- or four-year-old today?

Many KWPN auction foals and -horses have already achieved success in sport and breeding. Tonight is your chance to buy a three- or four-year-old, which we have high hopes for. They are carefully selected based on quality, pedigree and X-rays.
6 August 2022 | 21:25

Lightning Star triumphs in Pavo Cup final

Ferguson-daughter Lightning Star held on to her leading position in the Pavo Cup final for six-year-old dressage horses. Guest rider Eva Möller awarded the top talent a 9.5.
6 August 2022 | 21:12

Eva Möller puts My Blue Horse Santiano in the lead in Pavo Cup final

The KWPN-approved stallion My Blue Hors Santiano was ranked third after the first round of the Pavo Cup for five-year-olds. The Sezuan-son impressed guest rider Eva Möller with his pleasant rideability, which resulted in a 9.5 and the title.
6 August 2022 | 20:54

Nashville SW with 10 from Eva Möller to Pavo Cup-title

The four-year-old Nashville SW qualified for Ermelo with a top score and lived up to the expectations in the championship. The stallion won the semi-final, the first round of the final and finished it all of by receiving the ultimate 10 of guest rider Eva Möller.
5 August 2022 | 23:44

Ostara ST-J lives up to expectations and wins title

The Jansen family had this coveted title on their wish list for a long time already and their Dream Boy-offspring Ostara ST-J turned that dream into reality today.
5 August 2022 | 23:29

Former foal champion O’Dame VDL repeats feat in Ermelo

Nine fine mares were invited to the National Mare Championship final in the breeding direction jumping. The national foal champion of 2019, O’Dame VDL (s.Etoulon VDL) won the title.
5 August 2022 | 23:14

Gelder Horse: Og3ne victorious

Six three-year-old mares qualified for the KWPN Championships two weeks ago at the National Gelder Horse Day. It was Og3ne that secured the victory.
5 August 2022 | 22:57

These are the stunning National Foal Champions of 2022

The Friday of the KWPN Championships is known for the national foal champion. The foals have qualified at various pre-selection across the nation and their proud breeders keep their fingers crossed to win that prestigious Virbac Foal Trophy.
5 August 2022 | 21:12

Willeke Bos and Hans de Roover Breeders of the Year

As per tradition, the KWPN Championships in Ermelo also honours the Breeders of the Year. Willeke Bos was awarded this highest honour in the breeding direction dressage and Hans de Roover received the title for his accomplishments in jumper breeding.
4 August 2022 | 20:35

Top marks for Lightning Star RR in semi-final Pavo Cup

Scoring 87.6 points it was Ferguson-daughter Lightning Star RR that enchanted the jury the most in the semi-final of the Pavo Cup for six-year-olds.
4 August 2022 | 20:19

Secret-son Nashville SW takes the lead in semi-final Pavo Cup

Matty Marissink and Veronique Roerink judged 61 horses today in the semi-final of the Pavo Cup for four-year-olds. Ridden by Femke de Laat it was the Secret-son Nashville SW that obtained the top score of 91.8 points. He was awarded a 9 or higher four times, including a 9.7 for trot.
4 August 2022 | 20:01

Glock’s Toto Jr. leaves his mark on semi-final Pavo Cup for five-year-olds

The offspring of Glock’s Toto Jr. made quite an impression today in the semi-final for five-year-olds. Ridden by Danielle Heijkoop, his son Mac Toto USB trotted to a 9 and overall score of 87.2 points, thereby grabbing the lead towards the final of Saturday.
3 August 2022 | 21:21

Information-inspection: the different worlds of Johnny Depp and Gallito

Former Grand Prix-rider, acclaimed trainer and chairman of the KWPN Stallion Committee Bert Rutten was accompanied by another Grand Prix-rider, long-standing national coach of France and Spain and nowadays enthusiastic trainer Jean Bemelmans. They also shared their thoughts on the performances of stallions Johnny Depp and Gallito.
3 August 2022 | 20:55

Sintra SV best crossbreed foal at unique information-inspection

A day for the books! Crowds flocked, perfect weather, lovely horses and foals, and overall, lots of information. This very first information-inspection for KWPN/Iberian horses crossbreeds is a day to remember and it gives an appetite for more.
3 August 2022 | 10:56

Starting list semi-final Pavo Cup online

The starting lists for the semi-final of the Pavo Cup have been published. Thursday the 4th of August, the best young dressage horses of the Netherlands compete for the Pavo Cup. It promises to be an interesting competition as breeders can compare the various KWPN stallions with their peers and the jury includes some new names as well.
3 August 2022 | 09:57

Livestream during KWPN Championships

Unable to attend in person, but curious to see who will be the new champions? Don’t miss anything of the KWPN Championships and follow us via the livestream at KWPN.tv.
2 August 2022 | 20:00

Second KWPN Online Foal Auction concluded!

The second collection of the KWPN Online Foal Auction just fell under the digital gavel. No less than six of the sold foals out of the collection of 17 will move abroad.
1 August 2022 | 23:00

WC-selection trimmed to 12 combinations per age category

The selection for the WC Young Dressage Horses is starting to take shape. During the extra selection moment this morning, the selection committee reduced the number of horses to twelve combinations for each age class.
28 July 2022 | 14:14

A large number of KWPN horses will make their appearance at the WC Herning

Next week, the ECCO FEI World Championships Herning - Denmark 2022 will be held. A large number of KWPN horses will make their appearance at this important event. No less than 51 KWPN horses are on the list of participants!
27 July 2022 | 18:26

Watch the Pavo Cup selections with free English commentary back

The Pavo Cup is one of the many highlights of the KWPN Championships. The four-, five- and six-year-old dressage horses competed in this battle of young dressage talents for the title of the Pavo Cup. You can watch the Pavo Cup selections back via our livestream, with Dutch as well as English commentary, for free.
25 July 2022 | 14:33

Scoop: Information-inspection KWPN/PRE-crosses

A few years ago, a pilot was initiated with the goal of merging the strong characteristics of KWPN horses and Iberian horses. The KWPN horses have gained a strong reputation in international dressage sport, in which they prove that great sport talent can go hand in hand with a pleasant, work-willing character. The Iberian horses are renowned for their natural talent for the collection and their great aptitude for passage and piaffe.
25 July 2022 | 10:44

KWPN Online Foal Auction back for round two

From the 29th of July until the 1st of August, you may place your bids on the second collection of the KWPN Online Foal Auctions. This collection is comprised of ten jumper and seven dressage foals and can be found on the KWPN website as of today. Foals descending from jumper stallion such as Lux, Pegase van ’t Ruytershof, Colorit Z and Grandorado TN and dressage sires like Just Wimphof, Negro and Las Vegas, make up the promising second collection.
20 July 2022 | 18:37

Selection WC Young Dressage Horses: observation competition Houten valuable source of information

Today all horses still in the race for a coveted starting place at the Dressage World Breeding Championships for Young Horses were asked to perform a dressage test at the Zilfia’s Hoeve in Houten. Johan Hamminga speaks of a valuable day that gained the selection committee a lot of additional information.
20 July 2022 | 13:43

KWPN Championships: fusion of sport and breeding

The KWPN Championships including the Pavo Cup are held at the National Equestrian Centre in Ermelo from the 3rduntil the 6th of August. The National harness day is organised in Lunteren on Saturday the 13th of August and the Blom Cup is ridden at the Tops International Arena in Valkenswaard from August 29 until 31.
20 July 2022 | 12:18

Is heat a problem for horses?

In the Netherlands, a great deal of attention is (rightfully) devoted to the welfare of animals, and thus also of horses. As stated earlier: in a country with a high welfare for people there must be plenty of attention for the welfare of animals. At the request of the minister and in consultation with affiliated organisations and other stakeholders, the Work Group Health of the Sector Council Horses developed a ‘Protocol Extreme Weather Conditions for Horses’ in 2017 which was evaluated afterwards and adapted several times. What to do in case of ‘heat’ is extensively covered in it.
19 July 2022 | 08:24

Development of a Foal: Growing and Growing

Breeding season is in full swing again. Many mares are pregnant, and breeders are looking forward to the arrival of their foals. Meanwhile, inside each mare a ball of cells is growing which will ultimately develop into a live foal. We will discuss the most important moments in this process.
12 July 2022 | 08:22

Further Development of a Foal: Part 2

Breeding season is in full swing again. Many mares are pregnant, and breeders are looking forward to the arrival of their foals. Meanwhile, growing inside each mare is a ball of cells which will ultimately develop into a live foal. We will discuss the most important moments in this process.
11 July 2022 | 10:05

Successful Prinsjesdag auction during CSI Ommen

A fresh, beautiful summer evening during CSI Ommen was the setting for a successful auction of Foal Auction Prinsjesdag. Eight foals and four sport horses, selected by Hendrik Jan Schuttert, were auctioned by auctioneer Koen Olaerts.
9 July 2022 | 22:31 Region Jong KWPN

JongKWPN secures two prizes at WC Young Breeders

The WBFSH World Championship for International Young Horses powered by Horses2Fly has come to an end with a sensational conclusion. At the final night, the KWPN showed what their studbook is all about and the young breeders from all over the globe were treated to a vibrant show in which all disciplines were represented.
6 July 2022 | 19:10 Region Jong KWPN

WC Young Breeders starts tomorrow!

Tomorrow the day has come, over 140 young breeders are to arrive at the National Equestrian Centre in the Netherlands for the start of the WBFSH World Championships of International Young Breeders powered by Horses2Fly. The tents have been set up and all preparations have been made to turn this weekend into a success.
5 July 2022 | 10:07

The Development of a Foal: Part 1

Breeding season is in full swing again. Many mares are pregnant, and breeders are looking forward to the arrival of their foals. Meanwhile, inside each mare a ball of cells is growing, which will ultimately develop into a foal. We will discuss the most important stages of this process.
4 July 2022 | 23:41

Auction season off to a strong start!

The KWPN Online Foal Auction of this year is off to a running start! An average price of over 5.000 euros and seven foals moving to new owners from abroad made this auction a successful first edition.
4 July 2022 | 10:30

Last chance! The first KWPN Online Foal Auction closes tonight!

Looking for a potential sport horse? Place your bids up till tonight! The five jumper foals and ten dressage foals fall under the digital gavel tonight. From 20.00 hours onwards the first KWPN Online Foal Auction closes. Various interested buyers have already put in a bid on one or multiple foals out of the first collection.
1 July 2022 | 21:04

Successful observation training WC Young Dressage horses

The selection process for the World Championship for Young Dressage horses is in full swing. Thursday June 30th, all young talents that are still in the race were invited to the National Equestrian Centre for test-oriented training. Johan Hamminga gave tips to the riders.
1 July 2022 | 10:15

First collection KWPN Online Foal Auction now open for bidding

It’s Friday 10.00 o’clock and that means the bidding on the first KWPN online foal auction has started! You can place your bids up till Monday night 20.00 hours to get your hands on one or more foals of this jumper and dressage collection.
30 June 2022 | 16:07 Region Jong KWPN

WC Young Breeders: Judges give last tips

In one week the WBFSH World Championship for International Young Breeders powered by Horses2Fly commences in Ermelo. From 7 till 9 July, over 140 young breeders battle for the individual medals in three disciplines and the overall studbook honours. Judges Tiernan Gill and Marian Dorresteijn give a last piece of advice to the participants.
29 June 2022 | 16:30

Watch the Pavo Cup selections with English commentary

The Pavo Cup is one of the many highlights of the KWPN Championships. The four-, five- and six-year-old dressage horses will compete in this battle of young dressage talents for the title of the Pavo Cup. You can watch the Pavo Cup selections via our livestream, with Dutch as well as English commentary, for free
28 June 2022 | 15:12

Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome: Frequently asked questions part 2

As one of the first warmblood studbooks, the KWPN has decided to test all active KWPN-approved stallions for WFFS. By publishing the WFFS status of the KWPN-approved stallions, we want to keep breeders optimally informed. Therefore, we have summarized the most frequently asked questions about WFFS for you here.
27 June 2022 | 16:22

KWPN Online Foal Auction kicks off with strong collection

Today, the first collection of the KWPN Online Foal Auctions is launched. Ten dressage and five jumper foals are now presented at the KWPN Auctions platform, that is open for online bidding from the 1st until the 4th of July. Amongst them are foals of Pavo Cup champion Las Vegas and Performance Test top scorers Livius and Lambada Shake AG.
24 June 2022 | 14:01

Ban on trimming sensory hairs, ears, and foals

Under the cloak of aesthetic appeal, the sensory hairs around the mouth and eyes of older horses and foals are often trimmed. To let appearances prevail efficacy, apart from the fact whether it is harmful or harmless, is not desired in the context of horse welfare. Trimming the sensory hairs of a horse leads to a loss in sensory functions and can therefore hinder a horse.
21 June 2022 | 15:06

Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome: Frequently asked questions part 1

As one of the first warmblood studbooks, the KWPN has decided to test all active KWPN-approved stallions for WFFS. By publishing the WFFS status of the KWPN-approved stallions, we want to keep breeders optimally informed. Therefore, we have summarized the most frequently asked questions about WFFS for you here.
19 June 2022 | 16:48 Region Jong KWPN

WBFSH World Championships for International Young Breeders powered by Horses2Fly

The World Championships for Young Breeders is fast approaching. From the 7th until the 9th of July, the National Equestrian Centre is to overflow with young, international breeders. Naturally, this would not be possible without the right support, and this is provided by Horses2Fly.
14 June 2022 | 15:00

WFFS: Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome

As one of the first warmblood studbooks, the KWPN decided to test all active KWPN-approved stallions for WFFS. By publishing the WFFS status of the KWPN approved stallions we want to inform breeders optimally.
13 June 2022 | 12:26

Bastiaan Meerburg appointed as new KWPN director

Per 11 July 2022, the General Board appoints dr. ir. B.G. (Bastiaan) Meerburg MBA as general director of the KWPN. Meerburg can rely on a career in science and politics, he additionally fulfilled various board positions, including one at the Dutch Welsh Pony & Cob studbook and the Dutch Rare Breed Foundation.
9 June 2022 | 17:15

Watch the videos of all approved stallions now on KWPN.tv!

The videos of the registered stallions of the past spring performance test are online!
4 June 2022 | 12:55 Region Jong KWPN

WC Young Breeders unique source of knowledge

Next month, the WC Young Breeders kicks off at the National Equestrian Centre in Ermelo. The KWPN is represented by a Junior and Senior team, both consisting of JongKWPN-members. So, what is asked of the young breeders at such a championship? Arie Hamoen tells us more.
2 June 2022 | 10:19
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31 May 2022 | 09:36

New-born foal: The first hours

What should you look out for with a newborn foal? "Within one minute, a foal should be breathing normally. Within five minutes, it should be in sternal recumbency. An attempt to stand can come very quickly, generally a foal will be standing within the first hour.
28 May 2022 | 14:48

All four dressage stallions score above 82 points

Chairman of the stallion selection committee Bert Rutten already stated earlier that this performance test was marked by quality over quantity. All four dressage stallions were just approved with applaudable scores.
28 May 2022 | 13:46

Gelder stallion Odin (s.Edmundo) added to KWPN stallion base

The palomino-coloured Odin (s.Edmundo) was the only Gelder stallion to partake in the performance test and he convinced the committee with his performance in dressage, jumping and on terrain.
28 May 2022 | 13:33

Twelve jumper stallions registered in studbook

The spring performance test has yielded twelve new jumper stallions. Obtaining 84,5 points, it was Oslo (s.Côte de Zélande Delta Mossel Z) that proved to be the top scorer.
26 May 2022 | 17:34

Four dressage stallions to final presentation

The last official evaluation of the dressage stallions has also taken place and now the chairman of the stallion selection committee Bert Rutten eagerly looks forward to coming Saturday.
26 May 2022 | 09:24

New-born foal: When to call the vet during the birth of a foal

For many mare owners, an exciting time: the birth of their foal(s). For most mares, the delivery goes without any problems and the owner does not have to do anything. But sometimes unexpected situations arise, and help is needed, whether or not from a vet. When is a delivery still normal and how do you recognise an undesirable situation?
24 May 2022 | 14:56

Twelve jumper stallions to final presentation

Coming Saturday, twelve jumper stallions are up for the final presentation of the spring performance test. In the last week, one more stallion has left the KWPN centre.
24 May 2022 | 09:10

New-born foal: The Birth of a Foal

For many mare owners, an exciting time has come again: the birth of their foal(s). In most mares, the delivery goes without any problems and the owner does not have to do anything. Sometimes. unexpected situations arise and help is needed, whether or not from a vet.
20 May 2022 | 13:07 Region Jong KWPN

WC Young Breeders 2022 in Ermelo!

From the 7th till the 9th of July, the National Equestrian Centre hosts the WBFSH World Championships for Young Breeders 2022. 138 participants make their way to Ermelo to represent 19 studbooks on all things breeding. An event of international allure with delegations coming from all around the world, including Ireland, Germany, Canada and Sweden.
19 May 2022 | 09:54

New-born foal: What to do during labor

This week's subject: What to do during labor
18 May 2022 | 15:45

O’Bailey van het Brouwershof recognized

The stallion selection committee jumping nominated the jumper stallion O’Bailey van het Brouwershof for recognition. The General Board has formalized this recommendation.
18 May 2022 | 12:11

One jumper stallion referred to next performance test

Yesterday, the stallions that are currently residing in Ermelo were assessed by the entire stallion selection committee. Thirteen stallions are now entering their last week.
16 May 2022 | 16:41

One four-year-old dressage stallion referred to autumn test

On May 28th, the final presentation of the spring performance test takes place. With just two weeks to go, the four-year-old dressage stallion Nasdaq (s.Astrix) was referred for veterinary reasons.
16 May 2022 | 14:19

Gelder stallion Odin assessed on terrain

At the moment, there is only one Gelder stallion partaking in the performance test: Odin, the palomino-son of Edmundo. Last Thursday, the stallion selection committee in Ermelo inspected the stallion’s abilities on terrain.
13 May 2022 | 10:52

Bids open for KWPN Online 3&4-years-old Auction!

From today 10AM it is possible to place a bid on your favourite in the KWPN Online 3&4-years-old Auction. Bidding is possible till May 16th, auction will close from 8PM CET.
12 May 2022 | 11:12

Second official assessment of dressage stallions

Yesterday, the second official evaluation of the three-year-old dressage stallions was scheduled as well as the assessment of the four-year-old stallion. Three stallions left Ermelo.
12 May 2022 | 10:50

D-OC: The Vision of Abel Slippens - Part 2

This week's subject: D-OC Abel Slippens, former director of the Sligro Food Group, explains: “Since day one, I ask for the D-OC predicate for all my horses. I participate in all the examinations, ability tests, inspections, etcetera; only then do I believe that I have the right to speak out and make comments.”
10 May 2022 | 20:30

Five jumper stallions enter 21-day-test

In addition to the second official assessment of the three-year-old jumper stallions, today’s schedule included the arrival of the four-year-and-older stallions in Ermelo.
9 May 2022 | 16:25

Astrix-son Nasdaq starts 21-day-test

Today, the Astrix-sonNasdaq moved into a stable at the KWPN centre in Ermelo for his 21-day performance test.
9 May 2022 | 14:21

23 future talents offered for sale in KWPN Auctions

An interesting group of dressage and jumping talents will be auctioned from the 13th to 16th of May in the online KWPN Auctions. The collection consists of three and four year old horses, 14 dressage bred and nine showjumpers. Given their own talents and strong pedigrees, this collection offers a lot of perspective for both the rider and breeder.
8 May 2022 | 18:34

NC Big Tour: golden Hermès in league of his own

The 2022 Dutch National Championships Dressage came to an end as it just honoured its last champion: the winner of the prestigious Grand Prix championship. Dinja van Liere and the KWPN-stallion Hèrmes (s.Easy Game) showed to be in a league of their own.
8 May 2022 | 16:02

NC ZZ-Zwaar: Just Wimphof sovereign on top small final

At the second arena of the Dutch National Championship in Ermelo the small final at ZZ-Zwaar level just came to an end. As expected, Renate van Uytert-van Vliet was victorious with KWPN-stallion Just Wimphof (s.De Niro).
8 May 2022 | 15:39

NC Small Tour: Imposantos propels to gold, bronze for Dettori

What a fantastic test Bart Veeze just showed in the Small Tour final with his KWPN-stallion Imposantos. It thus came to no one’s surprise that he secured the dayprize and thereby ensured the gold. The KWPN-approved Dettori earned himself bronze under Dominique Filion.
8 May 2022 | 15:22

NC Big Tour: Indian Rock & Aqiedo share victory small final

Thanks to the regulations that stipulate a maximum of one horse per rider per final, the small final of the Big Tour turned into quite an interesting class. The KWPN-stallions Indian Rock (s.Apache) and Aqiedo (s.Undigo) shared the first prize. Dinja van Liere followed in third place with Hartsuijker (s.GLOCK’s Johnson TN).
8 May 2022 | 12:34

NC ZZ-Zwaar: triple gold Kyton, bronze for Johnny Depp

After a win in the first leg, the dayprize also fell prey to Bart Veeze and KWPN-stallion Kyton (s.Ferguson). And that meant the pair were undeniable in their quest for gold. The silver medal was claimed by Mariek van der Putten aboard Kuvasz RS2 (s.Glamourdale), just ahead of Renate van Uytert-van Vliet that steered the second KWPN-stallion to the podium: Johnny Depp (s.Bordeaux).
7 May 2022 | 20:01

NC Big Tour: KWPN-stallions make a statement

The third day of the National Dutch Championships in Ermelo was concluded with the first leg of the Big Tour class. The KWPN-stallions immediately made a statement: Desperado N.O.P. (s.Vivaldi) won, Hèrmes (s.Easy Game) came in second and Indian Rock (s.Apache) claimed third prize.
7 May 2022 | 17:45

NC Para Dressage: Demantur RS2 N.O.P. secures gold

The final of the Para Dressage class was just won by Sanne Voets and Demantur RS2 N.O.P. (s.Vivaldi). The duo thereby repeated their feat of the first day and secured the gold for the fourth time in a row. The silver was taken by Alphaville N.O.P. and Frank Hosmar, while Maud de Reu claimed the bronze on Webron N.O.P.
7 May 2022 | 15:52

NC ZZ-Zwaar: Kyton (s.Ferguson) grabs the lead

After the top position in the first test of the Small Tour class, Bart Veeze propelled to the opening win at ZZ-Zwaar level. He saddled his KWPN-stallion Kyton (s.Ferguson) for this class, who now leads a stallion-dominated top-five.
7 May 2022 | 15:41

NC Small Tour: KWPN-stallions Imposantos and Dettori in the lead

The third day of the National Dutch Championships in Ermelo kicked off with the first leg of the Small Tour class. Two KWPN-stallions secured the top placements and thereby the best starting positions for the national championship: Bart Veeze grabbed the win with Imposantos (s.Wynton) with Dettori (s.Desperado) and Dominique Filion in pursuit. However, the approved stallion In Style (s.Eye Catcher) is also still in the race as he placed fourth with Renate van Uytert-van Vliet.
6 May 2022 | 18:09

NC U25: Marten Luiten again supreme aboard Fynona (s.Ampère)

Earlier today, Marten Luiten claimed the Young Riders championships, thereby prolonging the title he won last year with Fynona (s.Ampère). This edition, he entered this mare in the U25 Grand Prix class, a significant move upwards. They proved to be ready as they once again danced to gold at the Dutch National Championships.
6 May 2022 | 17:30

NC Young Riders: invincible Killer (s.George Clooney) to gold

The final of the Young Riders ruffled the deck that was laid down in the first leg on Thursday. Except for the one at the leading position: Marten Luiten and Killer proved invicible today and secured the well-deserved gold.
6 May 2022 | 14:36

NC Junior riders: golden Fariska (s.Vivaldi), silver for KWPN-stallion Lennox U.S.

The National Championships for Junior Riders just came to an end. The gold was won by Lara van Nek and Fariska (s.Vivaldi). The silver went to the KWPN-approved stallion Lennox U.S. (s.Grand Galaxy Win) with Jill Bogers. The third step on the podium was taken by Rowena Weggelaar aboard Klieveer’s Don Quichot (s.United).
6 May 2022 | 12:30

NC Dressage: Itrina (s.Dream Boy) wins Children class

The National Dutch Championships Children were won this morning by Sophie van Norel aboard the nine-year-old Itrina (s.Dream Boy). Sophie Evers obtained the bronze with her Beaumonde (s.United).
5 May 2022 | 13:52

Abundant talent at second selection WC Young Dressage Horses

Thursday May 4th, the second selection moment for the WC Young Dressage Horses was organised in Ermelo. This time, at the main arena that will form the center of the national championships this weekend. Johan Hamminga: “We are very pleased with the young talent on both the horses’ and riders’ side!”
5 May 2022 | 10:43

D-OC: The Vision of Abel Slippens - Part 1

This week's subject: The vision of Abel Slippens “The D-OC predicate determines which horses should stay”
4 May 2022 | 11:42

Four stallions leave performance test

Yesterday it was time for the first evaluation by the stallion selection committee in Ermelo. Three stallions were referred to the next performance test, for one stallion the performance test was terminated.
26 April 2022 | 21:47

Tickets WC Young Dressage Horses on sale

Visit the Dressage World Breeding Championship for Young Horses from the 8th till the 11th of September, when world’s best dressage prospects of various age categories battle for the highest honour!
25 April 2022 | 21:36

22 three-year-old stallions have started their performance test

Today, nine dressage stallions, eleven three-year-old jumper stallions and both Gelder stallions have started their 35-day-test in Ermelo. They were presented by their own rider today and found trainable by the committee.
21 April 2022 | 21:16

A first: KWPN organises inaugural inspection of crossbreeding with Lusitanos and PREs.

As part of enhancing blood variation in dressage breeding it has been possible for several years to register offspring of KWPN-approved stallions out of purebred Lusitano or PRE mares. The offspring of KWPN-approved stallions out of purebred Lusitano and PREs (Pura Raza Espanola) are recorded in the register A of the KWPN studbook. They also get a KWPN registration. The offspring can – when they meet the studbook acceptance criteria – be listed in the studbook at a later age and can qualify for predicates.
15 April 2022 | 09:01

KWPN Harness stallion Hubert VDM sold to America

Shortly, the KWPN Harness stallion Hubert VDM (s.Cizandro) of Lambertus Huckriede leaves for North Carolina. He is sold to Andrew Pearman of Pearman Ranch. Hubert VDM heads the breeding value ranking of stallions that do not have any progeny in sport yet and it based on their own achievements. Hubert VDM obtained 195 winning points.
13 April 2022 | 14:14

First selection WC Young Dressage Horses makes committee hopeful

The first intake moment in Nunspeet was followed by the first selection and training moment in Ermelo last Monday and Tuesday. Member of the selection committee Johan Hamminga says he enjoyed these days: “There is a lot of potential.”
12 April 2022 | 17:41

Breeding values harness horses 2022 published

The new breeding values for harness horses are added to the database and the new stallion ranking has been published. Breeding values are updated every year and by now, the information that was collected in 2021, has been bundled in the breeding values.
10 April 2022 | 18:25

World Cup Final Leipzig: ultimate victory for Chaplin!

Martin Fuchs and Chaplin were certainly among the tipped favourites prior to this weekend in Leipzig and underlined that position after their win in the first round on Friday. The Swiss rider entered today’s final with 5 penalties after his second round with The Sinner and therefore could not afford any mistakes today. The KWPN-recognized stallion did not disappoint and added the victory in the world cup final to his long list of achievements!
10 April 2022 | 13:37

World Cup Final Leipzig: bronze for Glenn Geerts and Erdball and Zeron

The driving sport is always a guarantee for spectacle and today, in the vibrant arena in Leipzig, was no exception. On Friday Bram Chardon grabbed the lead, to then see his advantage go up in smoke in the first round today. The drive-off unfolded in a dramatic way, eventually celebrating the Dutch rider as the winner. The Belgian Glenn Geerts showed an impressive drive that secured the third position for him and his team, that included the two KWPN-horses Erdball (s.Uniek) and Zeron (s.Nando).
9 April 2022 | 22:51

World Cup Leipzig: Aquamarijn (s.United) 10th in the Freestyle

This weekend Leipzig forms the backdrop of the world cups dressage, jumping and driving. Tonight, the second final dressage was ridden, the Freestyle to Music and three KWPN-horses made their appearance. Yvonne Losos de Muniz claimed the tenth position aboard Aquamarijn (s.United). Under the watchful eye of an enthusiastic crowd it was, to no-one’s surprise, Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and her Trakhener-mare TSF Dalera BB (s.Easy Game) that won the Freestyle and thereby also secured gold in de world cup.
7 April 2022 | 12:37

KWPN offers help in stallion choice

Fortunately, the agenda is yet again filled with stallion shows! This helps you in making your stallion choice. But did you know that KWPN offers some help in this matter, too? You can request online breeding advice, check the breeding values of stallions, or use the KWPN Inbreeding tool.
7 April 2022 | 11:50

World Cup Finals in Leipzig

From the 6th till the 10th of April, the World Cup finals dressage, jumping, and driving are organised in Leipzig, Germany. Today, the dressage and jumper riders are up for their first leg.
4 April 2022 | 14:55

WC Young Horses back in the Netherlands

Mark the 8th till the 11th of September 2022 in your agenda as it is time for the ‘FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses’. In Ermelo, the best five-, six-, and seven-year-old dressage horses will compete for the world titles. Be sure not to miss it!
1 April 2022 | 11:40

What to do in case of a deceased foal or mare

The majority of the foals enter this world healthy; the birth of a foal is without any problems in 95% of the times. Unfortunately, that’s not a perfect score and the parturition may sometimes be less positive for either the mare or the foal.
31 March 2022 | 09:36

Saffraan 1999-2022

We received the sad news that the imported KWPN Harness horse stallion Saffraan (Fabricius x Renovo) has passed away. In the Netherlands, he was owned and ridden by Marcel Ritsma. He was exported to the USA in February of 2016 to Richard Yoder's Shady Lawn Stables.
29 March 2022 | 13:14

Dummy foals benefit from foalsqueeze technique

What a joy to see the frolicking foals in the pastures. Unfortunately, not every foal is off to a healthy start. A newborn foal may not respond normally, have a weak or a lack of suckling response. They often stand still in a corner or wander round the stables aimlessly and fail to locate the dam’s udder: the so-called dummy foals that get their name from appearing dumb.
28 March 2022 | 08:52

Breeding Values: Genomic breeding value for osteochondrosis

This week’s subject: Genomic breeding value for osteochondrosis
25 March 2022 | 15:16

First intake moment WCYH wrapped up

Last Tuesday and Thursday, the first intake moment for the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses took place at De Nunspeetse Ruiterclub in Nunspeet. Judge Johan Hamminga looks back on these two days with satisfaction.
21 March 2022 | 08:46

Breeding Values: So, are breeding values reliable?

This week’s subject: So, are breeding values reliable?
18 March 2022 | 08:35

Exclusive showjumping foals and ridden sporthorses in Foal Auction Prinsjesdag at CSI Ommen

After two years of absence due to the corona pandemic, Foal Auction Prinsjesdag will be back this year with an auction during CSI Ommen on Saturday 9th July.
14 March 2022 | 15:48

KWPN recognises five jumper stallions and one dressage stallion

The stallion selection committee jumping has nominated AS Bombay, Ermitage Kalone, Feromas van Beek Z, Luigi d’Eclipse and Milton Z for recognition. The stallion selection committee dressage nominated Johnny Depp. The General Board has formalised these nominations.
14 March 2022 | 08:39

Breeding Values: Explaining Breeding Values

This week’s subject: Explaining Breeding Values
2 March 2022 | 10:33

The best EPTM jumper mares of 2021

This week we looked into the database for the EPTM (Mare Performance Test) jumper mares. Which mares were the best in 2021? And what was the average score?
24 February 2022 | 19:48

New breeding values: innovative and reliable

Soon, KWPN will publish the new breeding values. For the jumper and dressage horses in our database, the breeding values for sports and exterior will now partly be based on genetic information. These new genomic breeding values represent an innovative step towards even more reliable and detailed information for breeders. There will be no additional cost to KWPN-members.
24 February 2022 | 14:34 Region Gelders paard

Gelder stallion Matiz passes performance test

The Gelder stallion Matiz (s.Eebert) has passed his performance test after a successful saddle presentation at the outdoor site in Ermelo.
22 February 2022 | 11:50

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.
21 February 2022 | 11:05

Stallion selection: the stallion’s mother

This week’s subject: the stallion’s mother
17 February 2022 | 16:56

Overview foreign stallions

The KWPN is an open studbook and stimulates breeders to use the best genetic material. Stallions that are in the top 10 of the WBFSH Sire Ranking are also awarded the KWPN-recognized status. As of this year, the stallions specified below have made the list of accepted stallions.
16 February 2022 | 13:57

One jumper stallion appointed via attestation inspection

Two jumper stallions and one dressage stallion were presented in the attestation inspection in Ermelo this morning. The Chacco Blue-son Teyssier vd Heffinck received the green light for the performance test.
14 February 2022 | 21:21

44,000 euros for Bretton Woods daughter Habiana V.O.D.

The highlight of the first Broodmare & Embryo Auction of this year is Habiana V.O.D. (s. Bretton Woods) for 44,000 euros. After a long bidding duel between buyers from different countries, it is a German buyer who may welcome this mare. Habiana V.O.D. is a half-sister of, amongst others, the World Champion of 2021: Kjento (s. Negro) and is in foal to the successful Grand Prix stallion Desperado N.O.P.
14 February 2022 | 16:31

Tonight the KWPN Online Broodmare & Embryo Auction closes

Tonight from 20.00 hours the KWPN Online Broodmare & Embryo Auction closes. There is only short time left to pick a favourite, place a bid and expand your collection of horses with one of the 20 mares and/or three embryos.
14 February 2022 | 11:48

Stallion selection: damlines and heights

This week’s subject: Damlines and heights.
11 February 2022 | 14:38

Bidding on the KWPN Online Broodmare & Embryo Auction has started!

It has been 10.00AM on Friday and that means that the bidding has started on the KWPN Online Broodmare & Embryo collection. 20 dressage mares and three interesting embryos will go under the digital hammer next Monday from 8PM!
9 February 2022 | 09:29

Selection process 2022 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses

The 'FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses' will be held in Ermelo from September 8th trough September 11th 2022. The best five-, six- and seven-year-old dressage horses compete here for the world titles.
8 February 2022 | 17:32

Collection presented KWPN Broodmare & Embryo Auction

From the 11th to 14th February, the fifth edition of the KWPN Broodmare & Embryo Auction offers great opportunities to invest in the future. The collection consists of nine jumping and eleven dressage broodmares, all of whom are in foal for this season, and three interestingly bred embryos.
8 February 2022 | 11:12

Farewell to Verdi TN at the Dutch Masters

In 2020 the farewell of Verdi TN at The Dutch Masters was planned. For well-known reasons this could not happen at that time. However, during this year’s edition it will really happen and Maikel will bid farewell to his top horse Verdi TN at The Dutch Masters.
8 February 2022 | 10:28

140.000 euros for Olympus VDT in online KWPN Select Sale

The stallions of the online KWPN Select Sale were also sold at good prices. There was not lack of international interest in the selected stallions, and the Dutch were also interested. Two selected stallions were sold for more than 100.000 euros.
5 February 2022 | 20:42

KWPN Stallion Selection concluded with magnificent final day

Four days of the KWPN Stallion Selection have concluded. Today, Ermelo once more formed the décor of a magnificent last day that included the second-round viewing and premium round of both the dressage and harness stallions and the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage.
5 February 2022 | 20:30

GLOCK’s Taminiau dominates highest class Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition

In the combined Z/ZZ-Licht class of the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage, only the seven-year-old GLOCK’s Taminiau (s.GLOCK’s Toto Jr.) and Hans Peter Minderhoud entered the arena today. Nevertheless, he was the undisputed winner.
5 February 2022 | 20:19

Las Vegas unbeatable in Stallion Competition

The six-year-old Las Vegas (s.Ferdaux) entered the M-class final of the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage with a lead of 20 points. Ridden by Franka Loos, the impressive stallion performed a clean sweep and won both the final and day prize.
5 February 2022 | 19:47

Double victory for McLaren in Anemone Horse Truck Stallion Competition

The Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage had a clear winner today. After McLaren (s.Morricone) already won three legs with Dinja van Liere, he secured both the day prize and the overall win in the final today.
5 February 2022 | 17:27

Joop van Uytert about investors in equestrian sport

This afternoon Charlotte Dekker invited Joop van Uytert to the studio for a conversation about the preservation of horses for Dutch sport.
5 February 2022 | 17:15

Recap harness stallions: Van Beest and Tel satisfied

At the end of this stallion selection, inspector Viggon van Beest and chairman of the stallion selection harness horse Lammert Tel indicated to be proud of the appointed stallion and especially of the premium stallions.
5 February 2022 | 16:09

Four superb dressage talents granted premium

Wow, what a fantastic premium round in which we got to enjoy four fantastic movers. Four stallions by the sires All At Once (2), Vivaldi and Escamillo were honoured for their performances. Three of them are bred by Stal 104, who clearly dominated the dressage side of this KWPN Stallion Selection.
5 February 2022 | 15:53

Three harness stallions awarded premium

Out of the five stallions that were appointed to the performance test, three were awarded a premium by the jury. The breeders of those stallions were handed a breeder premium of 1000 euro presented by the Friends of the KWPN.
5 February 2022 | 15:06

Five harness stallions appointed

In the first-round viewing at the beginning of January, eleven harness stallions advanced to the second-round. Ten were present in Ermelo today. Four three-year-olds and one five-year-old got invited to the presentation, which means they are appointed to the performance test.
5 February 2022 | 12:39

Foreign influence in the studio with Jens Meijer and Jessica Lynn Thomas

Host Chris de Heer invited two foreign sport and breeding enthusiasts in his studio to share their vision on dressage breeding and the Dutch selection process. He was joined by Jens Meijer of Blue Hors and rider Jessica Lynn Thomas, who is among others known as the rider of the stallion Secret.
5 February 2022 | 12:10

Second day brings total to 39 appointed dressage stallions

Yesterday yielded 23 stallions and on Saturday morning 16 more dressage stallions are invited to the performance test. Among this group were three sons of Kingston Blue Hors.
5 February 2022 | 11:59

Bidding has started: Three KSS dressage stallions appointed

Yesterday, three KSS dressage stallions got appointed to the performance test. Wim Versteeg and Frederick de Backer walked you through the collection.
4 February 2022 | 23:01

Hermès elected Dressage Horse of the Year

After a beautiful Freestyle to Music of Dinja van Liere and Hermès, the approved stallion was honoured as Dressage Horse of the Year 2021. The Easy Game-son received this title, presented by Kalfsbeek BMW Mini, after his outstanding sport achievements in the year.
4 February 2022 | 22:54

Eleven top talents in The Road to Grand Prix

Tonight, eleven approved stallions of eight and nine years of age made their appearance in The Road to Grand Prix. Guided by Marian van Dorresteijn these talented horses showed off their potential for the Grand Prix to the breeders.
4 February 2022 | 22:46

Marvelous dressage day at KWPN Stallion Selection

The award ceremony of Hermès as Dressage Horse of the Year was a wonderful end to the third day of the KWPN Stallion Show. It was a day full of highlights, let’s recap them briefly.
4 February 2022 | 22:34

Four predicate stallions on dressage night

At the Friday night of the KWPN Stallion Selection four dressage stallions were bestowed with a predicate. Three stallions were declared keur, the now exported Wynton received the highest predicate: preferent.
4 February 2022 | 20:21 Region Gelders paard

Alexandro P declared preferent

The tail end of the Gelder stallion program included a very special moment. Alexandro P was awarded the preferent predicate.
4 February 2022 | 20:08

Recap of first dressage day with Bert Rutten

In the studio, chairman of the stallion selection committee dressage Bert Rutten and senior inspector Floor Dröge just evaluated the first dressage day of the stallion selection.
4 February 2022 | 19:50 Region Gelders paard

Gelder stallion Olaf awarded premium round

Out of six Gelder stallions that were appointed to the performance test, one received an invite for the premium round: Olaf.
4 February 2022 | 19:39 Region Gelders paard

Lovely presentation Gelder stallions

The six Gelder stallions that were appointed to the performance test were presented for the jury once more. A beautiful collection entered the arena.
4 February 2022 | 18:48

Three dressage stallions invited to premium round

The 23 appointed dressage stallions appointed to the performance test were just presented in hand for one more time. The stallion selection committee decided to invite three to the premium round.
4 February 2022 | 18:07

Recap Tokyo: “Young team performed as expected”

In the KWPN studio Marlies van Baalen and Alex van Solfhout looked back at the recent Olympic Games. Despite the special circumstances in Tokyo, they look back with satisfaction. “We had a young team of horses; they did what we could have expected them to do.”
4 February 2022 | 17:16 Region Gelders paard

Six Gelder stallions appointed to performance test

During the KWPN Stallion Selection the Gelder stallions were divided over two groups. No less than six stallions advanced to the presentation.
4 February 2022 | 16:55

Strong start with 23 appointed stallions

The stallion selection committee was presented with a wide range of talented stallions on the first day. 23 of them were invited to the performance test.
3 February 2022 | 23:50

Successful second day of KWPN Stallion Selection

It was a long, but enjoyable second day at the KWPN Stallion Selection in Ermelo. In over thirteen hours that included jumper stallions in the second-round viewing, various sports classes, interviews, and award ceremonies it was day full of highlights.
3 February 2022 | 23:38

Kallas grabs day prize and final victory in Blom Stallion Competition Jumping Z/ZZ

The Z/ZZ class of the Blom Stallion Competition Jumping did not have a long startlist, but still made up for some lovely sport. The breeders got to enjoy the talents of the promising seven-year-old stallions.
3 February 2022 | 23:26

Thrilling battle ends in victorious La Costa ES in Blom Stallion Competition M-class

Twelve stallions competed in the final for the Blom Stallion Competition in the M-class. Seven remained clear. The best odds were for Love Connects by Megan Laseur, they claimed the day prize. The competition was won by La Costa ES.
3 February 2022 | 22:57

Mindset ES lives up to expectations and wins final Blom Stallion Competition Jumping L-class

They were in the lead at the start of the Blom Stallion Competition Jumping L-class: Mindset ES and Maximus VDL. In the end, it was the Aganix du Seigneur-son Mindset ES that ensured the victory by clearing the jump-off.
3 February 2022 | 22:00

Explosion W honoured as Horse of the Year

After winning the highest attainable, individual Olympic gold, it was an award that seemed only fitting. Willy Wijnen’s breeding product was declared Horse of the Year during the KWPN Stallion Selection.
3 February 2022 | 21:00

Five newly declared predicate stallions

At the KWPN Stallion Selection, five predicate stallions were honoured tonight. Four stallions received the keur predicate, Baltic VDL was declared preferent.
3 February 2022 | 20:05

Rob Ehrens and Marc Houtzager look back and forward

Tonight, Rob Ehrens and Marc Houtzager joined Annelou de Man in the studio. They reflected on the Olympic year that’s behind us and looked forward to the sport of the future.
3 February 2022 | 18:49

Frederick de Backer excited about KWPN Select Sale

In the studio segment at KWPN.tv the jumper stallions of the KWPN Select Sale were just introduced by Frederik de Backer and Wim Versteeg. Frederick de Backer was full of praise of these stallions as he provided the viewers with the latest information about this talented collection.
3 February 2022 | 18:30

Recap with satisfied Cor Loeffen and Henk Dirksen

In the studio Cor Loeffen and Henk Dirksen just took the time to reflect on the successful second-round viewing, in which 50 stallions were invited to the performance test.
3 February 2022 | 17:21

17 jumper stallions in presentation new crop

We just had a reunion of 17 KWPN-approved stallions, that all earned their license in 2021 and early 2022. Presented by their own rider, they showed their quality in a small course.
3 February 2022 | 15:23

Five jumper stallions receive premium

Five quality stallions were invited to the presentation of the premium jumper stallions powered by Pavo.
3 February 2022 | 13:40

Henk Angenent and Jasper van der Waaij share their vision

After the second-round viewing, host Chris de Heer invited Henk Angenent and Jasper van der Waaij to the studio. They joined in for an interesting conversation about their vision on jumper breeding, based on practical experiences.
3 February 2022 | 13:24

Total of 50 jumper stallions appointed

Out of five groups on the second day of the KWPN Stallion Selection, the Stallion Selection Committee appointed no less than 22 stallions, bringing the total to 50 jumper stallions.
 
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