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Fantijn Best Harness Horse Stallion

Fantijn Best Harness Horse Stallion

| February 2, 2013

Catalog number 611, Fantijn (Patijn x Manno), won the championship for harness horse stallions. Bred by H. Boelens, the handsome chestnut was praised for his youthful presence and quality. Mr. Rootveld, Chairman of the Harness […]

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Freeman VDL Best Jumper

Freeman VDL Best Jumper

| February 2, 2013

Seven horses returned to the ring for the jumper championship keuring. After their in-hand presentation, Daan Nanning, Chairman of the Selection Committee, announced the Champion: Freeman VDL, catalog number 154, the well-developed, very well-conformed Emmerton […]

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Fierce-S Best Dressage Stallion

Fierce-S Best Dressage Stallion

| February 2, 2013

Fierce-S (Ampère x Ferro) was declared champion of the dressage stallions. Committee chairman Wim Ernes praised the very handsome stallion for his conformation, type, and movement. “He has very correct movement, abundant expression, and excellent […]

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KWPN Stallion Show: 40 Dressage Stallions to Third Round on Day 3

KWPN Stallion Show: 40 Dressage Stallions to Third Round on Day 3

| February 1, 2013

As in the first round viewing, young stallions like Ampère and Bordeaux – both past stallion selection champions – boasted notable offspring. “We’re very pleased and have high expectations for tomorrow,” said committee chairman Wim […]

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KWPN Stallion Show: 30 Jumper Stallions to Third Round on Day 2

KWPN Stallion Show: 30 Jumper Stallions to Third Round on Day 2

| January 31, 2013

“We saw good groups of stallions, and the offspring of Alicante, Arezzo, Carambole, and Verdi made an especially good impression” said Daan Nanning upon conclusion of the second round. Among the stallions advanced to the […]

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KWPN Stallion Show: 31 Jumper Stallions to Third Round on Day 1

KWPN Stallion Show: 31 Jumper Stallions to Third Round on Day 1

| January 30, 2013

Of the 64 stallions presented, 31 were selected for the third round viewing on Saturday. “We enjoyed judging, and we saw a couple nice jumper stallions today. There wasn’t any group that clearly stood out, […]

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Patijn is Preferent

Patijn is Preferent

| January 21, 2013

At the KWPN stallion show  for harness horses in Hardenberg, several older stallions were shown in-hand. A special showcase was scheduled around the stallion Patijn. Stallion chairman Henk Rootveld announced that Patijn was awarded the […]

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Harness Horse Stallion Licensing and Annual Meeting

Harness Horse Stallion Licensing and Annual Meeting

| January 2, 2013

The KWPN-NA will host its first meeting and stallion licensing geared especially toward the Dutch Harness Horse on February 15 and 16, 2013. The KWPN NA will host its first meeting geared especially toward the […]

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Wittinger VDL sold to U.S.

Wittinger VDL sold to U.S.

| December 22, 2012

Approved stallion Wittinger VDL(Indoctro x Nimmerdor) sold toU.S. as a competition horse.

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Eight Jumper and Three Dressage Stallions Approved

Eight Jumper and Three Dressage Stallions Approved

| October 5, 2012

This morning, October 25th, the stallions participating in the KWPN Fall Performance Test underwent their final evaluation. The event drew a large audience. Performing in groups of two or three, the riding horse stallions were […]

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Bosch Blue KWPN Approved

Bosch Blue KWPN Approved

| October 1, 2012

The KWPN today approved the stallion Bosch Blue (s. Cantos) in the first ever 21-Day Test in North America.

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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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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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