A functionally built horse has an edge in many areas. Especially for our members, we have made a video about this interesting subject. Marian Dorresteijn explains the functionality of the various exterior features.

The video can be viewed by members only on

The functional exterior: legwork

KWPN book
Are you familiar with the updated book 'The KWPN Horse, selecting for performance'? This practical book gives you insight into the various assessment traits of the KWPN with clear illustrations. In this book you can read more about the functional exterior and the qualities of movement. You can apply this information to your own horse and/or breeding farm and benefit from it.

Within KWPN breeding, we strive for a 'functional exterior', because the better the horse's body is adapted to what is asked of it, the easier it is for the horse to perform what is asked of it. A functional, well-built horse has an edge in terms of health, durability and enjoyment of the sport. And that is something that not only breeders can benefit from, but certainly also the horse itself and the practitioners of the various disciplines in the equestrian sport. Do you want to know more about this? Order the new book! KWPN members can order the book for €19.95 and non-members for €24.95.

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The KWPN (Studbook of the Royal Dutch Sport Horse) is a Netherlands-based organization specializing in the breeding of jumpers, dressage horses, harness horses, and Gelder horses.

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