The week is off to a strong start for 16 breeders and/or owners, because all the jumper stallions that participated in the final exam have been granted the KWPN breeding license. 

The KWPN stallion stock was expanded with some valuable additions. The 16 jumper stallions all have their own qualities, bloodlines, and type, giving mare owners plenty of new choices. 

Twelve three-year-old stallions, two four-year-old stallions and one six-year-old stallion successfully completed the 21-day test. The nine-year-old Monte Bellini-son Messenger VF (out of Nec Plus Ultra by Darco) of breeder Valleyfield Farm also traveled to Ermelo for a five-day character examinations after which he was also aprovred. The four-year-old No Jokes ACM (Untouchable out of Florentina elite sport-spr D-OC by Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve, breeder Annemiek van der Horst) of co-breeder Casper Meegdes obtained the highest marks as he secured an 84,5 points total. Breeder Egbert Schep witnessed two of his homebred stallions getting approved: Optimist ES (Herakles out of Ciao Bella Z by Caritano Z, 76 points) and Obama ES (Nixon van ‘t Meulenhof out of Gracia ES elite EPTM-spr sport-spr PROK by Last Man Standing, 75 points). It was also a joyous occasion for De Havikerwaard Stud as two stallions they purchased were approved: Only You DDH (Emerald van ‘t Ruutershof out of Girly du Trefle by Kannan, breeders Gely, Gabriac and Calvet, 82 points) and O-Chacco DDH (Chacco-Blue out of Maquinn van de Heffinck by Quin van de Heffinck, breeder Van de Heffinck BVBA, 81 points). Stallion owner Reinie Tewis also went home with two newly approved stallions, the four-year-old New Star (El Barone 111 Z out of Bola elite IBOP-spr pref PROK by Vainqueur, 80 points, co-breeder and registered party Jan van Kooten) and Outside (Jukebox out of Umosa elite pref prest PROK by Cavalier, 75 points), co-owned by breeder Arjan Roosjen. 

More information about the performance test and the participating stallions can be found on our special overview page.

Photo: Jacob Melissen 

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