As part of enhancing blood variation in dressage breeding it has been possible for several years to register offspring of KWPN-approved stallions out of purebred Lusitano or PRE mares. The offspring of KWPN-approved stallions out of purebred Lusitano and PREs (Pura Raza Espanola) are recorded in the register A of the KWPN studbook. They also get a KWPN registration. The offspring can – when they meet the studbook acceptance criteria – be listed in the studbook at a later age and can qualify for predicates.

Breeding horses out of the combination KWPN-stallion x Lusitano/PRE mare, is an attempt to merge the strong characteristics of both breeds (Lusitano and PRE) with dressage breeding: both the Lusitanos and PRE horses are known for their natural talent for the collected work and their aptitude for passage and piaffe. 

A group of enthusiastic breeders have approached the KWPN with the request to also register foals that are born out of their KWPN-mares in combination with purebred Lusitano- or PRE-stallions. This is possible: the offspring resulting from these pairings may be registered in the Register B of the KWPN and therefore receive a KWPN registration license and passport. 

Although horses that are recorded in the Register B are excluded from participation in regular conformation inspections, several other options remain for register B-horses: they can participate in young horse competitions such as the Blom Cup and Pavo Cup and via that route they can also qualify for the World Breeding Championships for Young Dressage or Jumping Horses. It is also possible to present the horses in various ability tests. Register B-horses are furthermore eligible for the sport predicate and – this is based on their offspring – the prestatie predicate. Register B-stallions may – after approval of the General Board – participate in the stallion selection trajectory to become eligible for KWPN-approval.

Wednesday August 3rd, the first inspection exclusively for these crossbreeds is organised at the main arena of the National Equestrian Centre in Ermelo. At this event the crossbreeds that are presented will be assessed by KWPN judges.

To get an impression of breeding with PRE/Lusitano stallions it has been decided to also open the inspection to register B horses (PRE/Lusitano stallion x warmblood mare). This makes it the perfect day to get a good image of the breeding value of register A crosses (dressage stallion x Lusitano/PRE mare) as well as register B pairings (Lusitano/PRE stallion x dressage mare). 

Find more information about this inspection here

Photo ‘4-year-old Nachtwacht v.Glock’s Toto Jr out of Sorpressa xxxv (PRE)’ : Ans Roels

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