17 August 2023 | 20:49

Neelena VDL wins KWPN championship for five-year-olds

Ridden by Luke Hill, the Harley VDL-daughter Neelena VDL charged to the first victory in Exloo. Displaying a great mindset, sharpness and carefulness on the jump, the mare seized the championship for five-year-old horses.
12 August 2023 | 21:07

Triumphal 10 for Extreme U.S. in Pavo Cup

The crowd erupted in a thundering applause when Daniel Bachmann Andersen was in the saddle of the KWPN-approved Extreme U.S. This guest rider could not hide his enthusiasm either and awarded the Escamillo-son the ultimate 10 for their test ride. It secured Extreme U.S. the win in the Pavo Cup for four-year-old horses.
12 August 2023 | 20:32

Powerful Mac Toto charges to Pavo Cup victory

​After a win in the semi-final and first round of the final, the Glock’s Toto Jr-son Mac Toto and Danielle Heijkoop had already proved to be the ones to beat in competition for six-year-old horses. Guest rider Daniel Bachmann Andersen awarded the powerful gelding a 9, and that meant Mac Toto sealed the deal in this year’s Pavo Cup.
12 August 2023 | 20:20

Everst holds on to lead and wins Pavo Cup

Especial-son Everest is not only a striking appearance because to his eye-catching grey colour but also thanks to his quality. He headed for the second round of the final in the lead and hold on a 9.5 from guest rider Daniel Bachmann Andersen secured him the number one position.
12 August 2023 | 18:52

Harrie Tonnaer Harness Horse Breeder of the Year 2023

The Harness Horse Breeder of the Year committee had to choose from a diverse selection this year. Who do you pick out of a set of three completely different breeders? The breeder that has been making conscious decisions to improve his horses ever since 1979: Harrie Tonnaer.
12 August 2023 | 17:53

Proud Mary (s.Cizandro) clinches the win

After multiple sports classes, it was time for the three-year-old mares to flaunt their talents one last time. All three-year-old mares first had to qualify via regional inspections and in the morning the best of this group was invited to the championship final. Seven mares vied for the coveted title in that final round. The jury stated: “we are witnessing the top of the bill here”.
11 August 2023 | 18:23

Jumper Breeder of the Year 2023: Jan Greve

Much to his surprise, Jan Greve was announced as Jumper Breeder of the Year in Ermelo. His entire family was present during this award ceremony.
11 August 2023 | 18:19

Jelke and Linda Heida dressage Breeders of the Year

Breeding is a passion that often stems from the love of horses. And how wonderful is it when a couple can share this passion. It makes even sadder when one of the two is no longer with us to experience the success.
11 August 2023 | 16:50

‘Queen’ Phoenix-Utopia RS2 secures NMC title

The impressive Phoenix-Utopia RS2 (s.Jameson RS2) lived up to the expectations and bested a strong group of finalists to secure the title.
11 August 2023 | 16:40

Pretty Women ES elected NMC Champion

Three mares that jumped for 90 points at the studbook inspections put up a convincing performance once again. They composed the National Mare Championship podium, the athletic Pretty Women ES (s.Chacfly) taking the top step.
11 August 2023 | 16:35

Gelder mare Pippa-Baringa charges to win

Nine three-year-old mares representing the breeding direction Gelder Horse made their appearance in the ring in Ermelo. All stunning horses true to the authentic Gelder type and moving with that distinctive expression and technique.
11 August 2023 | 15:53

‘Exquisite’ winners of National Foal Championships

The National Foal Championships in Ermelo showcased the fine fleur of Dutch breeding. Tobias (s.Ojee-B) won the championship of the Gelder foals, Tamina Delin S (s.Extreme U.S.) was elected best of the dressage foals, jumper foal Talent (s.Emir R) proved to be aptly named and Toline S (s.Macho) danced to the victory in the harness horse ring.
29 July 2023 | 16:08

Dr. André Hahn and Tim van Tricht guest judges NMC

This year, the jury team of the National Mare Championships includes two guest judges. Dr. André Hahn is a guest judge in the dressage championship, Tim van Tricht joins the KWPN jury team of the jumper mares.
25 July 2023 | 17:24

Visit the Pavo Cup masterclass of Tineke Bartels and Daniel Bachmann Andersen

On Saturday August 12, the Pavo Cup finals in Ermelo are concluded in an exciting fashion through a masterclass of none other than Tineke Bartels and Daniel Bachmann Andersen. Dressage enthusiasts that are keen to learn more about the correct way of going must not miss this, as the interaction between these two professionals promises to be sensational.
25 July 2023 | 16:48

Information inspection for crossbreeds gets a sequel

Last year, Ermelo hosted the very first information inspection for crossbreeds of KWPN horses and Iberian horses. This information inspection, which attracted great public interest last year, will get a sequel during the KWPN Championships.
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