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The KWPN and 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:

For over thirty years, the non-profit KWPN-NA association has brought the passion and focus of the Dutch breeder home to North America, where breeders are now producing top international horses competing around the world in a variety of disciplines. With more than 1,300 members and an average of more than 420 registered foals annually over the last decade, the KWPN-NA has grown to become one of the continent’s largest Warmblood organizations.

Through a multitude of programs, the KWPN-NA staff and volunteer board work tirelessly to encourage the participation of registered KWPN horses in equestrian sport, and structure appropriate awards programs that will acknowledge and promote excellence on the part of KWPN horses, breeders, owners, riders and trainers in North America. The KWPN-NA also maintains an extensive database that records detailed breed registration information, inspection and performance results, and ownership transfers and sales for all registered KWPN horses in North America; disseminates educational and informational data to breeders, owners and other interested individuals pertaining to the breeding, raising and approval of KWPN horses; schedules and conducts various inspections throughout North America of stallions, foals, mares and geldings; and promotes public awareness of the Royal Dutch Sport Horse.

Mission Statement

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.
Our By-Laws

The KWPN-NA is a not-for-profit organization [IRS Code Sec. 501(c)(5)].

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