Trivia Thursday: Stallions of the second-round viewing
In less than a week it is time for the event of the year: the KWPN Stallion Selection! Four days long, the KWPN centre forms the stage of breeding, sport and shows. All days revolve around the stallion selection; 184 stallions will make their appearance in the second-round viewing. Which sires are the main suppliers of these young stallions?
For years, the number of stallions that may demonstrate their talent in the second-round viewing hovers around the 200. In the second-round viewing of next week 184 stallions are expected - selected out of a total of 489 stallions in the first-round, the group is comprised of 87 jumper, 86 dressage and 11 Gelder stallions. Via the harness stallion selection 11 of the 35 presented stallions were referred to the second-round viewing. Curious which second-round viewing stallions will enter the ring this Stallion Selection? This info can be found on the startlists and on the overview page that lists all participating stallions.
Cape Coral RBF Z, Emerald van ‘t Ruytershof, Nixon van ‘t Meulenhof and United Touch S may call themselves the main suppliers of second-round viewing jumper stallions. Each of these sires is represented by three offspring. Among the dressage stallions the lead suppliers are GLOCK’s Toto Jr. and Just Wimphof, each have seven offspring in the second-round viewing. For Romance is the runner-up; five of his sons were selected for this phase. In the breeding direction harness horse there is one stallion that stands out: Atleet has three offspring in the second-round viewing. All advanced Gelder stallions descend from a different father.
First-round viewing in numbers
87 out of 188 jumper stallions got the green light for the second-round viewing, this makes up for 46%. Out of 282 dressage stallions, 86 stallions were referred to the second round (31%) and eleven out of nineteen Gelder stallions (58%) were invited to next week’s selection.
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Photo Just Wimphof: Dirk Caremans