The KWPN stallion Johnson is at the top of the WBFSH ranking for the second consecutive year. The son of Jazz was ranked first in 2020 and 2022, and second in 2019 and 2021. Eight dressage stallions in the top 10 are KWPN-bred, with four of them being champions at the KWPN Stallion Show.

The WBFSH rankings were calculated from October 1, 2022, to September 30, 2023. International sport horses earned points based on their performances this year. The Sire Ranking is calculated based on the performance of the stallions' offspring.

Eight KWPN stallions in the top 10 
In dressage, the second place goes to Blue Hors Zack (by Rousseau), and the third place is held by the Cocktail son Jazz. In the fifth position is the stallion Ampère, another Rousseau son and the KWPN stallion Totilas is in sixth place. Vivaldi (by Krack C), Apache (by UB 40), and Bordeaux (by United) occupy the seventh, eighth, and ninth places, respectively.

Grand Prix stallions 
In show jumping, it's the Grand Prix stallions that stand out. The KWPN-approved Kannan (by Voltaire) takes the third position. The preferent Zirocco Blue VDL (by Mr. Blue) is in fifth place. The Capitol I son Cardento holds the eighth position. The preferent Eldorado van de Zeshoek (by Clinton) is in ninth place, and the KWPN-approved Comme Il Faut (by Cornet Obolensky) concludes the top 10.

In the eventing stallion ranking, four KWPN-approved or recognized stallions are in the top 10. The recognized JaguarMail (by Hand in Glove) is positioned fourth. In fifth place, we see the KWPN-approved Kannan, the Voltaire son who occupies the third place in the show jumping stallion ranking. He is followed by the KWPN stallion Zavall VDL (by Casall) and the KWPN-approved Contendro I (by Contender).

Dressage stallion ranking 
Showjumping stallion ranking 
Eventing stallion ranking

Source: KWPN
Photo Johnson: Dirk Caremans

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