Predicates reflect the various parts of the KWPN breeding goal: performance, conformation, soundness and durability. Some predicates are earned by the horse itself, others are earned through offspring.
All Horses – ster, PROK, IBOP, crown
Mares only – keur, elite, preferent, prestatie
Stallions only – ster, 2de bezichtiging, 3rd bezichtiging, aangewezen (or Licensed), keur, preferent
Mares and Stallions – sport
As of January 1, 2007, studbook inspection and acquisition of the star, keur, IBOP and sport predicates are only available within a horse’s breeding direction. Ster mares that were previously accepted into the studbook as a Riding type will receive their keur predicate in the breeding direction of their performance test or sport record (Dressage, Jumper or Hunter). Riding type mares can earn the PROK, preferent and prestatie predicates in the same manner as mares of the dressage/jumper/hunter breeding directions. Earning these predicates does not lead to a change in the breeding direction.
Predicates earned at a keuring (breeding direction specific)
A horse with a ster predicate has above average conformation and movement and/or jumping. The ster predicate is awarded at studbook inspection to stallions, mares and geldings that have earned minimum of 70 points for conformation and minimum 75 points for movement or jumping. Minimum required height is 160cm.
If a horse earns 70 points for conformation, but less than 75 points for movement or jumping, it can earn the ster predicate by passing the IBOP test in the same breeding direction.
A predicate for star mares that are keur eligible, having conformation higher than for ster, and that have completed IBOP performance test or equivalent sport requirements.
A predicate awarded to keur mares that have also completed the PROK requirements.
A predicate for KWPN Foalbook or Studbook, Register A, Auxiliary Foalbook or Auxiliary Studbook horses that successfully complete the IBOP riding or driving test. Combined with keur eligibility, this predicate would count toward keur.
Predicates not earned at a keuring
Project Röntgenologisch Onderzoek KWPN (Project Radiographical Research KWPN). The breeding purpose of the KWPN states, among other things, that it wants to breed healthy horses. The PROK predicate is awarded to horses that meet the KWPN’s radiograph requirements. This means the horse has good bone quality, which—if bred—it can pass on to any potential offspring. The radiographs are evaluated by an independent KWPN committee, and with a positive evaluation the PROK certificate is awarded.
. Acceptable levels are:
Acceptable Radiograph Scores
|• Navicular Bone
• Pastern Arthritis
• Bone Spavin
• OCD Hock & Knee
• OCD Fetlock
Class A–B; Class C only acceptable under certain conditions
|The KWPN standard is not met if a score is higher than the above.|
Radiographs may be taken any time after April 1 of the two-year-old year. Radiographs must be evaluated by the KWPN within three months of being taken.
Awarded based upon genetic testing results. Samples sent to Holland for evaluation. Additional details coming soon.
Preferent (pref or PA)
A predicate awarded to KWPN registered mares that have produced three offspring that have earned the ster predicate. The predicate may also be awarded posthumously. Each of the offspring must be:
- Mare – ster, keur or elite
- Gelding – ster quality
- Stallion – ster, 2nd or 3rd round, aangewezen (selected for performance test), or approved by the KWPN or Erkend studbook.
A predicate awarded to KWPN registered mares that have three offspring earning a combined minimum of five points as described below. The predicate may also be awarded posthumously.
Performance in two disciplines by a single offspring both count toward the prestatie predicate according to the point system. In the case of multiple performances in the same discipline, only the higher one will count. See chart for point system.
¹ Performance test – A son that has completed the 1996 or later KWPN Performance Test in Holland or in North America.
³ Sport (Dressage tests 2003 and later only!)
A predicate awarded to KWPN Registered mares on the basis of their own performance at recognized shows. (Note: Dressage tests 2003 and later only!) Owners can request this predicate by mailing in the horse’s registration paper along with official proof of sport results required for the predicate. After confirmation of results, new papers and a certificate will be mailed to the owner.
- 1 point at minimum Z2 dressage* (L3T2)
- 6 points at minimum Z level jumping (Level 6 jumping; jumps to 1.30m or 4'3")
- 6 points in 3'6+ Hunter Divisions (Amateur, Junior and Professional Divisions)
- points at Z level eventing (Preliminary) with no more than 20 penalty points in cross country
A KWPN-NA performance predicate awarded to stallions, mares and geldings competing at FEI levels. Horses must be within the 300 top-ranked dressage or jumping horses in the WBFSH/FEI rankings.
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Winning points may be earned as follows:
|Dressage: 70% or more = 3 winning points 65% to 70% = 2 winning points 60 to 65% = 1 winning point
50 to 60% = no change
45 to 50% = 1 losing point
|Jumper: Clear round = 2 winning points, One rail down (4 faults) = 1 winning point Four rails down (16 faults) = 1 losing point
Elimination = 2 losing points
|Eventing: Completing cross country without faults and within time limit = 2 points;Completing cross country with not more than 10 penalty points at M level or 20 penalty points at Z level = 1 point Elimination from cross country = 2 losing points|