KWPN Starts Pilot Project Breeding With PRE and Lusitano Mares

March 30, 2018

KWPN Starts Pilot Project Breeding With PRE and Lusitano Mares


KWPN – From KWPN NL 3/29/2018

The Royal Dutch Studbook of the Netherlands, KWPN, will start a pilot to expand dressage horse breeding by registering offspring from KWPN approved or KWPN recognized stallions paired with purebred Lusitano and PRE mares.

The KWPN has had a leading position in global dressage horse breeding for years. To achieve this, the KWPN is innovative and has a strict selection policy to use the best stallions and mares for breeding. The health of the horses also plays an important role in the KWPN selection process.

To increase the distribution of bloodlines in dressage horse breeding, it has been decided to register the offspring of KWPN approved stallions from purebred Lusitanos and PREs (Pura Raza Espanola) in the Register A book.

By breeding horses from this combination, KWPN tries to make use of the strong qualities of both breeds for dressage horse breeding. Bot the Lusitano and the PRE are known for their natural ability to collect and their natural talent for upper level movements such as passage and piaffe. At a later stage, the horses can be accepted into the main studbook.

Not only will this pilot contribute to the blood distribution, but Spanish breeders with PRE and Lusitano mares will also be given the opportunity to breed dressage horses by making use of the strong qualities of the KWPN stallions to benefit their breeding.