KWPN Erkend Studbooks and Stallions
KWPN Erkend Studbooks
The KWPN has published a list of Erkend (recognized/acknowledged) studbooks since January 1, 2004. To be Erkend a studbook must meet the following conditions:
- The studbook (or parent studbook) must be recognized by the European Union.
- The studbook must have a breeding goal and selection methods that are sufficiently like the breeding goal and selection methods of the KWPN.
- The studbook must be able to genetically and performance-wise contribute to the betterment of KWPN breeding, as demonstrated by the position of the studbook on the WBFSH rankings. Over the last three years, the studbook must have been among the best seventeen for dressage or jumping a minimum of two times.
In order to give stability to the list for the future, a studbook will only be added to the list if during the last three years it has been among the top seventeen for dressage or jumping a minimum of two times. To be taken off the list a studbook must not have been among the top seventeen for five consecutive years.
The KWPN might add other studbooks to the list of Erkend studbooks in order to refine or improve the KWPN horse based on a close relation between the populations, especially for mares. Examples are the English Thoroughbred and the large size Hackney. On the advice of the breeding committee, the KWPN has in the same manner decided to make use of the connection with the NRPS (horse) and the Zangersheide studbooks. Both studbooks are closely related to the KWPN population.
KWPN Erkend Stallions
Besides Erkend studbooks there are also Erkend stallions. The decision to give Erkend status to an individual stallion is determined by the KWPN. In general, an Erkend stallion is a stallion that has been approved by an Erkend Studbook and that has been individually accepted for breeding by the KWPN. Foals from Erkend stallions and KWPN mares are eligible for Foalbook registration.
Erkend stallions must pass the same veterinary exams as KWPN Approved stallions (radiographs, endoscopic exam and semen evaluation) and must have Grand Prix sport records. The KWPN will determine whether to accept outside stallions for KWPN breeding.
Below— in alphabetical order— are the studbooks and stallions Erkend by the KWPN for 2017:
KWPN Erkend Studbooks
KWPN Individually Erkend Stallions
|KWPN Erkend – Riding Type||Riding Type Warmblood Stallions|
As of January 1, 2013, the following studbooks were added to the list:
KWPN Erkend – Harness Type
Arko III (Apardi)Big Star
Blue Hors Zack
Comme IL Faut
Quidam de Revel
|Thoroughbred stallions||Hackney stallions|
Sit This One Out
North American Studbooks
Registration possibilities for crosses with N.A. Warmblood studbooks depend on the reciprocal status of a studbook with its European parent registry.
- BWP - Stallions approved in N.A. are also approved for breeding in Belgium and therefore are considered to be from an Erkend studbook. Mares born in N.A. are considered Erkend.
- Hanoverian – Stallions approved in N. A. are also approved for breeding in Germany and are therefore considered to be from an Erkend studbook. Mares born in N. A. are considered Erkend.
- Holsteiner – Stallions approved in N. A. are not considered Erkend. Mares are considered Erkend if their sire was approved in Germany.
- Oldenburg Horse Breeding Society – Stallions approved in N.A. are also approved in Germany and therefore are considered to be from an Erkend studbook. Mares born in N.A. are considered Erkend.
- Selle Français – Stallions approved in N. A. are approved for breeding in France and are therefore considered to be from an Erkend studbook. Mares born in N. A. are considered Erkend.
- Swedish – Stallions approved in N. A. have reciprocal status with Sweden on a case by case basis. Stallions with reciprocal status are considered to be from an Erkend studbook. Mares born in N.A. are considered Erkend if their sire was approved in Sweden or qualifies for reciprocal status with Sweden.
- Trakehner – Stallions approved in N. A. must meet additional requirements for reciprocal status with the Trakehner Verband. Stallions with reciprocal status are considered to be from an Erkend studbook. Mares born in N. A. are considered Erkend if their sire was approved in Germany or has reciprocal status with the Trakehner Verband.
- The International Sporthorse Registry (ISR/Old), Rheinland Pfalz-Saar, Polish Trakehner, Canadian Warmblood, American Warmblood and other registries are not considered to be Erkend studbooks by the KWPN. Foals out of or by horses from these registries may receive Register B papers.
- Crosses with non-sporthorse breeds (Appaloosa, Arabian, Belgian or other Draft breeds, Morgan, AQHA, Paint, Pinto, Lippizan, Andalusian, etc.) or unregistered horses are eligible for Register B papers.
- Always contact the KWPN-NA office prior to breeding to make sure of registration possibilities when using any outside stallion.
- In order to be registered in the Foalbook or Register A, a dam's sire must be approved by the KWPN or an Erkend Studbook.
- If the sire of a Register B or CP mare is KWPN Approved, Erkend or registered in the KWPN Foalbook, that mare's offspring will qualify for Foalbook. Otherwise the foal will qualify for Register B only.
- If the sire of a KWPN Certificate of Pedigree mare is KWPN Approved, Erkend or registered in the KWPN Foalbook and the mare is Warmblood/Thoroughbred breeding for three generations, her offspring will qualify for Register A. Otherwise the foal will qualify for Register B only.
- Foals with one Hunter parent will be registered as a Hunter type. Horses may be accepted into Dressage or Jumper by decision of the jury upon successful studbook inspection at age three or older.