What is the KWPN-NA?
The KWPN is one of the largest Warmblood studbooks in the world and has consistently placed at the top of the world rankings for jumping and dressage.
In 1983, the Dutch Warmblood Studbook in North America was established as the North American Department of the Royal Warmblood Studbook of the Netherlands (KWPN) in order to promote breeding and enjoyment of the KWPN horse in North America. In 1997, the name of the NA/WPN was 'Americanized' to The Dutch Warmblood Studbook in North America in order to be more easily recognized as the North American Department of the KWPN. As of January 1, 2006, the organization became known as the KWPN of North America, Inc.
Role of the KWPN-NA:
- In order to preserve, promote and develop the KWPN horse to the highest possible standard in North America and to serve their members and breeders through a continuing program of services; the KWPN and KWPN-NA have formed a relationship that offers the greatest possible support to North American breeders, owners and riders of KWPN horses. The KWPN-NA provides extensive and unique services to its subscribers in North America while maintaining considerable discretionary powers in the administration and regulations of the KWPN.
Our mission includes the following points:
- Establish, maintain and operate a non-profit association of breeders, owners and other interested individuals for the promotion and preservation of the registered (KWPN) Dutch warmblood horse in North America.
- Encourage the participation of registered KWPN horses in the various equestrian disciplines and structure appropriate awards programs that will acknowledge and promote excellence on the part of KWPN horses, breeders, owners, riders and trainers.
- Maintain a database that records: detailed breed registration information, inspection and performance results, including ownership transfers and sales for all registered KWPN horses in North America.
- Disseminate educational and informational data to breeders, owners and other interested individuals pertaining to the breeding, raising and approval of KWPN horses, including scheduling and conducting various inspections throughout North America of stallions, foals, mares and geldings.
- Promote the public awareness of the KWPN horse through targeted advertising.
- Cooperate with other associations, breed registries and/or government agencies on matters and issues pertaining to the horse industry in North America, including health and safety standards and other guidelines and regulations that may impact the activities of breeders, owners, riders and trainers of horses.
The KWPN-NA is a not-for-profit organization [IRS Code Sec. 501(c)(5)].