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

Today, 34 stallions were presented in the second-round viewing, thirteen of them were advanced to the performance test. Just Wimphof showed his first crop and certainly did not dissappoint: four of his sons were appointed. Geniaal (2) and Totilas (2) also saw more than one of their offspring advance to the final phase. Yesterday, four stallions were asked to come back for the premium presentation. Today one stallion was added to this prestigious round: Next Pitch US (Geniaal out of It’s A Litchy PROK by Hotline) owned and bred by Unlimited Stables in Lunteren. 

As stallion selection committee we are very pleased with the collection of appointed stallions”, responds Bert Rutten. “We were able to invite a group of top-quality stallions to the performance test and we are looking forward to examining them under saddle. Regarding the desired unique bloodlines, we were also able to appoint some interesting stallions. Other important selection criteria were movement and size.” 

5 complete premium stallions 
The stallion selection for dressage stallions was concluded with a successful presentation of the five premium stallions.  
In hand they showed their talents once more. The breeders will be honoured at a later stage, then they will receive a breeder premium provided by ‘Friends of the KWPN’. Chairman of the stallion selection committee Bert Rutten spoke in superlatives when describing the five premium stallions:   
- Nirvano (For Ferrero x Charmeur, bred by G. Strik from Vinkel) of F.P.H. van der Vegt and Stal Van de Sande
- Nirvana (Governor x Vivaldi) bred and owned by Ad Valk and co-owner Andeweg family
- Nobel Prins (Indian Rock x Wynton, bred by T.M. Borneman from Maasbommel) of Ad Valk
- Next Level (Jarville x Prestige VDL) bred and owned by W.M. van der Aa and co-owner Stal Van de Sande
- Next Pitch US (Geniaal out of It’s A Litchy PROK by Hotline) bred and owned by Unlimited Stables in Lunteren 

More information and the programme of the KWPN Stallion Show can be found at the special page.  

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