Which showjumping stallions sired the most foals in 2023?
Many breeders are already looking forward to the upcoming foaling season. The first foals are born after a few months, and new stallion choices are being considered. Looking back on the past season, we have registered 11,000 foals with the KWPN so far, and you can still register your foal. After previously announcing which dressage stallions produced the most foals this year, we now highlight the show jumping stallions.
Out of the 11,000 foals, the distribution between show jumping and dressage foals is approximately equal, with roughly 5,000 foals registered for each discipline. Additionally, 168 Gelderland foals and 519 carriage horse foals have been registered.
Top 10 sires
- Carrera VDL (by Cardento) - 174 foals
- New Pleasure VDL (by For Pleasure) - 153 foals
- Zirocco Blue VDL (by Mr. Blue) - 108 foals
- Denzel v’t Meulenhof (by Marius Claudius) - 91 foals
- Eldorado van de Zeshoek (by Clinton) - 79 foals
- Camargo (by Canturo) - 77 foals
- Napardi (by Apardi) - 72 foals
- Hardrock Z (by Heartbreaker) - 70 foals
- Donthargos (by Don Diarado) - 67 foals
- Emerald van ‘t Ruytershof (by Diamant de Semilly) and Poker de Mariposa TN (by Nabab de Reve) - 65 foals each
The top 10 stallions collectively account for approximately 20 percent of the show jumping foals born in 2023. About 60 percent of the foals are descended from nearly 120 stallions that produced between 10 and 60 foals. Nearly 350 stallions produced fewer than 10 foals in 2023.
Haven't registrered your foal yet?
KWPN offers foal registration services, where everything is taken care of for you after registration. You can register your foal in one go, and in doing so, you also apply for the passport. The paternity test of the sire is added as an extra service. If you live in the Netherlands or Belgium, your foal will be sketched and chipped by a KWPN passport consultant, and your foal will be reported in the National Database. Throughout the first year of your foal's life, you will receive several mailings with relevant information.
Photo Carrera VDL: Dirk Caremans