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

Many breeders sell their horse as a young animal, because they cannot maintain everything themselves or do not have the options to keep the horses up to, for example, the very highest level. Often it is not the breeder, but it is riders, traders and owners who invest and earn money from these horses. You fully enjoy the successes of your breeding product, the signboard of your breeding. This is partly why the Friends of the KWPN Foundation was established. They support the KWPN breeders by handing out breeder premiums to breeders of successful horses, both in breeding and in sport.

Premium stallions
The breeders in The Netherlands receive little appreciation. A breeder is often left empty-handed. When a foal is sold, the breeder will occasionally receive flowers at a ceremony or award ceremony if it performs well. But that is far too brief. Rewarding these breeders with breeder premiums and appreciating them in this way, that is the goal. That is why at the KWPN Stallion Inspection, breeders' premiums with a value of 1000 euros are awarded to premium stallions that are KWPN registered.

Adjusted program due to COVID-19
Unfortunately, due to the tightened measures regarding COVID-19, the breeders cannot be present during the KWPN Stallion Inspection. All breeders who have a chance to win a premium will receive an email prior to the Stallion Show in order to be able to hand out of the breeder's premiums. The vouchers will be taken into the arena for the photo opportunity. The breeders will be called afterwards to receive the breeder premium at a later time.

WBFSH Ranking
Breeders' premiums are also awarded to the breeders of the best KWPN horses of the WBFSH ranking. In 2020 the KWPN breeders were ranked 1 and 2 in both jumping and eventing. These breeders were recently surprised with a breeder premium. Videos of these awards were made beforehand, which will be broadcast during the KWPN Stallion Inspection on KWPN.org.

You can find more information about the Friends of the KWPN here. For more information about the KWPN Stallion Inspection, go to this special page.

Photo: Dirk Caremans

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