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

The total thereby came down to 48 appointed stallions, six of which were titled premium. Today, A La Minute Z (by A La Carte NRW), Niwyruso H (by Baltic VDL) and Nirvana V&V (by Farfan M) received an invite to the premium presentation, that was concluded this afternoon.  

Leaving its mark 
Thanks to three appointed sons, the KWPN-approved stallion Apardi clearly left his mark on the second day of the Online KWPN Stallion Show. Once again, the second-round viewings were followed via livestream by enthusiasts from all over the globe. The KWPN-recognized stallion Quabri de l’Isle saw two of his sons receive an invite to the KWPN Performance Test, both stallions were bred by Egbert Schep. “Just like yesterday, we are pleased with the way the stallions were prepared. Thanks to the great team in the cage the stallions were able to present themselves in a calm and horse friendly manner”, said chairman of the committee Cor Loeffen, who formed a jury with Henk van den Broek and deputy Arie Hamoen.  

Overview premium stallions 
Yesterday Nouri W (Cohinoor VDL x Carrera VDL, bred by K.J. van Weperen from Oosterwolde) owned by VDL Stud, Night Life VDL (Erco van ’t Roosakker x Arezzo VDL) of breeder VDL Stud and Saltador ter Putte (For Pleasure x Diamant de Semilly, bred by Familie De Maertelaere) of Egbert Schep were all invited to the premium round. Today the following three stallions were granted the same honour: 

- A La Minute Z (A La Carte NRW out of Nuhr ster pref prest by Libero H) of breeder Jacoba Stud from Wijster and co-owner Reinie Tewis
- Niwyruso H (Baltic VDL out of Wyrusa H ster pref prest PROK by Corland, bred by Anne Jan Hazenberg from Opende) of VDL Stud
- Nirvana V&V (Farfan M out of Sascha keur prest by Fuego du Prelet) of breeder Herman Voort uit Den Ham 

For more information and the program about the KWPN Stallion Selection, please visit the special page. 

Photo Nirvana V&V: Dirk Caremans 

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