Three New KWPN Approved Stallions available in North America
Dakota VDL (Casall x Contender) was approved in 2011 with the following scores: Walk 6.5, Trot 7, Carriage/Balance 7, Canter 8, Reflexes 7.5, Technique 8, Scope 8, Attitude 7.5, Talent for Jumping 8 = Total 78.5 points.
Test report: The walk has a more than sufficient length of stride. The trot has more than sufficient length of stride and is more than sufficiently carried. The canter is powerful, light-footed and has good scope. The stallion has more than sufficient self-carriage and good balance. He jumps with more than sufficient to good reflexes, good technique and he finishes the jump well behind.
Semen quality: sufficient.
Breeding advice: Dakota VDL can improve technique with well-built mares with front.
Sydney (Goodtimes x Alasca) was approved in 2002 with the following scores: Walk 7, Trot 6, Canter 8, Dressage Talent 6 = 27.0 (9th); Take-Off 7.5, Technique 7, Scope 8.5, Jumping Talent 8 = 31.0 (5th); Total 58.00 (6th of 16).
Test report: Sidney has a sufficient to good take-off. He jumps with more than sufficient, sometimes varying technique of the foreleg and bascules more than sufficiently. Sidney finishes the jump well behind. He seems careful and shows a lot of scope. Sidney has a great deal of talent for jumping and gives his rider a good feeling.
Breeding advice and semen quality were not published when this stallion was approved.
Vaandrager HBC (Manno x Renovo) was improved in 2005 with the following scores: Carriage 8, Suspension 8, Action Foreleg 8.5, Use Hindleg 8, Enthusiasm 8, General Impression 8, Total 48.5 Points (4th of 7).
Test report: A very noble stallion with a harness-type build. The foreleg is long. The hindleg is slightly sickle-hocked. The stallion carries the neck sufficiently and has a generous shoulder formation. The bone of the leg shows quality.
Breeding Advice: Vaandrager HBC can improve on the head, length of the poll and quality of the legs. He also improves on self-carriage (lift in the front) in the trot. He fits best with mares have a long foreleg, good action in front and power behind.