There is an important difference between a KWPN Licensed stallion and an Affiliate stallion. A Licensed stallion has been through the KWPN inspection process and has completed all veterinary requirements as well as passed an IBOP or completed their sport requirements. The Register A offspring of KWPN Licensed stallions will not have to complete additional veterinary requirements to obtain Keur status as their sire will have already completed them.
An Affiliate stallion is a non-KWPN stallion approved with an Erkend studbook whose offspring are eligible for Register A papers. To obtain Keur status, Register A offspring of Affiliate stallions will have to complete the KWPN veterinary and/or performance requirements that their sire has not met. Up until 2020, non-KWPN stallions approved with an Erkend studbook have not had the opportunity to “activate” with the KWPN-NA. By joining the Affiliate Stallion Program, these stallions will be considered fully “activated”, the same as KWPN-NA stallions.
Since 2020, stallions approved with an outside studbook must pay a fee for breeding with the KWPN-NA annually to ensure that their foals are eligible for registration with the KWPN-NA. If this fee is not paid by the stallion owner, the mare owner will be responsible for a $100 per foal fee. Stallion owners must pay this fee on an annual basis. This includes submission of a signed form and payment of stallion dues.
A stallion will be considered an “Affiliate Stallion” upon the payment of these dues. He will have a page on the KWPN-NA website with contact, offspring, sport and inspection information. This will allow mare owners to be able to choose a stallion approved with an Erkend studbook whose offspring will not be charged the $100 fee per foal. The stallion’s page will also provide information on what additional veterinary or performance requirements must be met by his Register A offspring. Please note that Affiliate stallions do not get a page in the annual printed Handbook & Stallion Directory.
Submitted information: if provided, official inspection information about Affiliate stallions will be published, as well as sport information submitted by the owner. If this is the first year your stallion is being advertised, please give as much detailed information as possible. Verifiable sport results for the stallion and/or his offspring may also be emailed.
It is advisable to report all breedings to the KWPN-Office, but mark those mares for which the mare owner wishes to register the resulting foal with the KWPN-NA. by signing this agreement, the stallion owner/agent agrees to comply with all the rules of the KWPN-NA and KWPN. If the stallion owner does not comply with the KWPN-NA and KWPN rules, the stallion may not be eligible for renewal in a following year and foals resulting from the breedings during that season will not be eligible for registration without a $100 per foal fee.
It’s easy: simply complete and sign the KWPN-NA Affiliate Stallion Activation Form, submit to the KWPN-NA office, and pay the annual fee. For any questions, please contact the KWPN-NA office at (859) 225-5331.