First Round KWPN Stallion Selection - Stallions Age 3 and Older
On Wednesday, November 23, the first round viewing of stallions born in 2008 and earlier took place following the final presentation of stallions participating in the performance test. Ten jumper, four dressage and one Gelders stallion were evaluated by their respective selection committees.
The Gelders stallion was not invited for an under saddle presentation following the evaluation on hard ground.
The following four-year-old jumper stallion was invited to the second round viewing:
- Cat.no. 667, Conradin (Couletto out of Argentina s.Argentinus, breeder: Gestuet Lewitz of Steinfeld), registered to W. Bals of Gouda and A. Hoekstra of Middelharnis. This horse must participate in the GMB Stallion Competition as a requirement of the Second Round Viewing. After the competition, the KWPN Stallion Selection Committee will decide if Conradin qualifies for the third round viewing.
Both dressage stallions selected for the second round viewing are also four years old, and therefore must participate in the GMB Stallion Competition. The two selected horses are:
- Cat.no. 678 Jack Sparrow (Johnson out of Kiara s.Wolkentanz II, breeder: Hugo Schmidgall of Wuestenrot), registered to President Dressage Stables of Hoogvliet
- Cat.no. 680 Vitalis (Vivaldi out of Tolivia elite sport-(dres) s.D-Day, breeder: A. de Crom of Weert and W. Verbakel of Heusden), registered to Reesink Horses of Winterswijk and Stal 104 BV of Wijdewormer.
Entries and groupings of riding horse stallions (born in 2009) participating in the first round viewing are now posted on the KWPN website (click on the Schedule tab). The first round viewing kicks off on Tuesday, December 6, with selections beginning daily at 8:00 hours at the KNHS Center in Ermelo, The Netherlands. Stallions which pass the first round viewing will reconvene on February 1-4, 2012, at the KWPN Stallion Show in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
Riding horse stallions are evaluated as dressage horses or jumpers, depending on the breeding direction indicated by each horse's registered party. Stallions indicated for both disciplines are evaluated in the jumper group. This year's stallions, whose names begin with the letter D, are arranged in alphabetical order by sire.
Additional selections for riding horse stallions and older Gelder horse stallions take place on December 19, 2011 in Ermelo.
The first round viewing of harness- and second round viewing of Gelder horse stallions (born in 2009) is on Friday, January 20, 2012.