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Coconut Grove Deceased

Coconut Grove Deceased

| September 4, 2012

The Thoroughbred sport horse legend Coconut Grove has died. The exceptional, successful sire and veteran of major show jumping events was humanely euthanized on August 14, 2012, following a colic surgery. Coconut Grove Deceased Hudson […]

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Big Star Erkend for KWPN Breeding

Big Star Erkend for KWPN Breeding

| August 15, 2012

Big Star granted Erkend Status by KWPN. One of the most talked-about jumpers of the moment is the phenomenal nine-year-old KWPN stallion Big Star (PROK s. Quick Star out of Jolanda by Nimmerdor), ridden by […]

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Bubalu VDL Erkend for KWPN Breeding

Bubalu VDL Erkend for KWPN Breeding

| June 4, 2012

Baloubet du Rouet son a proven sport horse. The 12-year-old prok jumper VDL Bubalu (s. Baloubet du Rouet x Zancara keur pref prest by Nimmerdor pref, bred by VDL Stud) has numerous international achievements to […]

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Eight Jumper and Four Dressage Stallions Approved

Eight Jumper and Four Dressage Stallions Approved

| May 31, 2012

Final Presentation of 2012 KWPN Spring Performance Test On Wednesday, May 30th, the final presentation of the 70-day spring performance test took place at the Driehoekhoeve equestrian center in Stegeren. Training riders presented the jumper- […]

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Eebert Approved for Harness Horse Breeding

Eebert Approved for Harness Horse Breeding

| May 25, 2012

Good scores for Eebert (Atleet x Veldine keur by Manno). The three-year-old harness horse stallion Eebert (Atleet x Veldine keur by Manno, breeder: P.J.M. Lelieveld), owned by the Van Manen brothers and V.C.J. van Beest, […]

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2012 KWPN-NA Special Awards

2012 KWPN-NA Special Awards

| February 8, 2012

The Special Awards were announced at the recent Annual Meeting in Holland. Gert van der Veen Award Dileva    The jumper mare Dileva (Wittinger x Peleve keur by Kojak x Boreas), bred by Chr.J. Klok and […]

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Liz Searle passes away

Liz Searle passes away

| January 7, 2012

Elizabeth Searle, co-founder of the North American Department of the KWPN, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2012. Elizabeth Searle and J. Ashton Moore, together with the KWPN’s Gert van der Veen were the three […]

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Animo Euthenized at Age 29

Animo Euthenized at Age 29

| November 17, 2011

KWPN stallion Animo was laid to rest at his home-base in England. The KWPN jumper stallion Animo was laid to rest at his home-base in England. He had been experiencing age-related infirmities. Due to a […]

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Hickstead dies suddenly in Verona, Italy

Hickstead dies suddenly in Verona, Italy

| November 6, 2011

Hickstead, the 2008 Olympic gold medal stallion ridden by Eric Lamaze of Canada, died suddenly at the World Cup event at Verona on Sunday. Hickstead (Hamlet x Ekstein), a 15-year-old KWPN stallion, and Eric, the […]

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Uthopia Erkend for KWPN Breeding

Uthopia Erkend for KWPN Breeding

| August 21, 2011

This week, the Stallion Selection Committee voted to grant “Erkend for KWPN breeding” status to Carl Hester’s KWPN-registered stallion Uthopia. The sensation of the FEI European Championships in Rotterdam was the unarguable bay wonder that […]

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KWPN Approves Twelve Stallions

KWPN Approves Twelve Stallions

| May 24, 2011

Seven jumping stallions participated in the final presentation and six of them very much deserved their approval. Five dressage stallions were presented, four of which were accepted into the studbook and two of whom scored […]

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2011 KWPN-NA Special Awards

2011 KWPN-NA Special Awards

| March 19, 2011

The Special Awards were announced at the recent Annual Meeting in Holland. Gert van der Veen Award Blossom  With an 80 for conformation and an 85 for free-jumping, the 1.67m Blossom (Lupicor x Vanilla Shake […]

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KWPN Approves Eleven Stallions

KWPN Approves Eleven Stallions

| November 25, 2010

During the final exam in Stegeren the KWPN announced the approval of eleven stallions – six jumping, four dressage and one Gelders. With 84.5 points, the 4-year-old Bretton Woods (Johnson x De Niro) was the […]

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Juventus Deceased

Juventus Deceased

| October 18, 2010

KWPN approved stallion Juventus (Dublin x Aprhodite keur pref by Principaal) was humanely euthanized due to complications from arthritis resulting from an injury on October 12th. Juventus was imported by Iron Spring Farm in 1998 […]

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Contester Deceased

Contester Deceased

| June 23, 2010

Golden Oak Farm sadly announced today the passing of its beloved stallion Contester, following an unsuccessful colic surgery yesterday. Contester (Contender x F-Lilianes by Lancetto) , an award-winning 11-year-old Holsteiner stallion, leaves a legacy of […]

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Olivier, Arko III and Peppermill Erkend for KWPN Breeding

Olivier, Arko III and Peppermill Erkend for KWPN Breeding

| April 13, 2010

The Gelders stallion selection committee recommended the U.S.-bred and based Olivier and the jumper stallion selection committee recommended Arko III and Peppermill for Erkend status to the KWPN Board of Directors. The KWPN stallion selection […]

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2010 KWPN-NA Special Awards

2010 KWPN-NA Special Awards

| March 30, 2010

The Special Awards were announced at the recent Annual Meeting. Gert van der Veen Award Bieni    With scores of 80 for conformation and 80 for free-jumping, the 1.62m Bieni (Cardento X Tieni / Lux-Z) earned […]

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Florianus II Approved by KWPN

Florianus II Approved by KWPN

| March 23, 2010

The Grand Prix dressage stallion Florianus was approved by the KWPN recently after a short performance test of five days on American soil. This was the first time that a KWPN performance test took place […]

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Facet Euthanized

Facet Euthanized

| March 18, 2010

The 1987 KWPN stallion Facet (Vanitas x Tolbert x Courville xx) was humanely euthanized today for colic-related reasons. Facet competed in Europe at CDI***s in the Small Tour and Grand Prix with former- Olympian Ellen […]

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Predicates for Five KWPN Stallions

Predicates for Five KWPN Stallions

| February 17, 2010

Gribaldi received the Preferent predicate while Cantos, Mermus R, Phin Phin and Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve all received the Keur predicate. Preferent Gribaldi The black Trakehner stallion Gribaldi was a very successful international Grand Prix […]

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