It was once again confirmed that the Dutch dressage horse breeders are among the best of the world. Their breeding products have secured the KWPN the leading position in the WBFSH Studbook Ranking Dressage. The Dutch jumper horses ended in the third position in the studbook ranking of that respective discipline while the eventer horses made it to the eighth rank. 

The 2022 WBFSH Rankings have been computed over the period between the 1st of October 2021 until the 30th of September 2022. Horses can obtain points at all international FEI competitions. They are placed in order of success and the results of the six best horses per studbook count towards the WBFSH Studbook Rankings. The six best KWPN dressage horses of the last year are all ranked in the top-25. 

Glamourdale heads KWPN dressage horses

No less than three KWPN stallions rank among the six best KWPN dressage horses. Glamourdale (Lord Leatherdale out of Thuja stb pref by Negro, breeder Joop Rodenburg of Oudenkerk aan den IJssel) is the highest ranked KWPN horse as he obtained the fourth position. At the WC of Herning, the stallion of Van Olst Horses secured team silver, individual gold in the Grand Prix Special and gold in the Grand Prix Freestyle with Great Britain’s Charlotte Fry. In rank six we find the bronze medalist of the WC of Herning, Hermès N.O.P. (Easy Game out of Bukkie keur pref prest EPTM-dres by Flemmingh, breeder G. Gijsbers of Loosbroek). Buriël K.H. (Osmium out of Ronja K.H. ster pref prest by Krack C, breeder P. Bakker of Oterleek) is in the fourteenth position. Right behind him, we spot the Zucchero-son Dark Legend (out of Zoë keur IBOP-dr by Tango, breeder family Nobus-de Potter of Eede), that is also campaigned by Charlotte Fry. In seventeenth place is Suppenkasper (Spielberg out of Upanieska keur prest IBOP-dres by Krack C, breeder F. van de Poel of Haps). The final contribution towards the leading position of the KWPN was made by the KWPN stallion Indian Rock (Apache out of Crisjena keur pref IBOP-dres by Vivaldi, breeder J. de Bruijn of Schelluinen) that took the 24th place. 

Abundant KWPN-blood in dressage ranking

Oldenburg is in the second position of the studbook ranking. Their best six horses include the Blue Hors Zack-son Blue Hors Zepter and the Bordeaux-son Bluetooth OLD. Westfalen is ranked third and the Bordeaux-blood also contributed to their result via Bohemian. Westfalen is represented by no less than three offspring of the KWPN-bred and -recognized Vitalis. Especially his son Vamos Amigos, that is a descendant of a Dutch dam line, impresses in the rankings. TSF Dalera BB, a daughter of the KWPN-recognized Easy Game that has not competed in any shows last season, obtained the most points. Nevertheless, Trakehner has to settle for the 25th position in the ranking. 

Faltic HB best KWPN showjumper

The KWPN placed third in the WBFSH Studbook Rankings Jumping. Faltic HB (Baltic VDL out of Beloma B elite IBOP-spr sport-spr D-OC, breeder H.A. Brinkman of Dalfsen and M.Huisman of Nieuwleusen) amassed the most points for the KWPN studbook. Ridden by Ben Maher, Faltic HB secured team bronze and an individual fourth position at the World Championships of Herning, plus he obtained multiple top 3 results in various Grands Prix. Orafina (For Fashion out of Corofina ster PROK by Canturo, breeder VDL Stud of Bears), Glamour Girl (Zirocco Blue VDL out of Moonlight II by Caletto I, breeder Stoeterij Gaesbeek V.O.F. of Ruinen), Leone Jei (Baltic VDL out of Dara ster prest IBOP-spr PROK by Corland, breeder Gijs van Mersbergen of Udenhout), Figor (Querly-Elvis out of Voberlina prest by Indoctro, breeder H.W. van Lindenberg of Eefde) and Hot Easy (Andiamo out of Double Easy vb prest sport-spr by Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve, breeder R. Teunissen of Terwolde) complete the group of best six KWPN-bred horses. The BWP heads the ranking, in part thanks to world champion King Edward (that also tops the individual ranking), followed by Selle Français (SF). 

Eighth position in eventer ranking

The KWPN has placed eighth in the studbook ranking eventing. The list of six best KWPN horses is composed of Galileo Nieuwmoed (Carambole out of Sjaloma ster by Harcos, breeder J.W. and A.P. Jurrius), Fedarman B (Eurocommerce Washington out of Paulien B stb prest by Fedor, breeder M.T.S.G. and G.F. Brinkman of Zutphen), Jersey MBF N.O.P. (Fibonacci out of Fandelly MBF stb-ext sport-spr by Wietvot, breeder A.G.C. Verkerk of Hoofddorp), Halenza (Dutch Design out of Selenza reg A. pref PROK by No Ski xx, breeder Van Bommel stud of Aarle Rixtel), Johan-Some (Lexicon out of Rolanda by Rabiat Z, breeder H. van Es of Midwolde) and Izilot DHI (Zavall VDL out of Zilottie W stb by Marlon, breeder B.S. Wichters of Dedemsvaart). Irish Sport Horse (ISH) heads the ranking, followed by Selle Français and Hannover.

Overview WBFSH Rankings

Photo Glamourdale: Dirk Caremans

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