If you bred your mare to a KWPN-NA activated Stallion, please don’t forget to report the pregnancy status of your mare to the stallion owner/agent to facilitate the reporting of breedings. If you bred your mare with frozen KWPN semen (imported from Holland) OR if you bred to an outside stallion (a stallion from another registry), please remember to fill in the frozen or fresh semen insemination form and send it to the KWPN-NA office. Once the breeding is recorded, if you are the Owner/Breeder and your membership is active you can sign on to the membership portal to register your foal online. The office no longer automatically sends out Foal Birth declarations but can still send it electronically or by mail upon request.Semen Insemination Record
Foals by un-activated KWPN stallions as well as stallions approved with an Erkend Studbook will now pay an outside stallion fee of $100.00. HOWEVER, we will now be offering “AFFILIATE STALLION” Activation for stallions approved with Erkend studbooks. These Affiliate stallions will get an advertisement on our website with explanations of the KWPN-NA registration options and which additional requirements the offspring would need to meet in order to reach Keur status.
If you are interested in registering a Dutch Harness horse that already has American Dutch Harness Horse Association papers, please send a copy of the papers to email@example.com for review.
Each foal that is eligible for KWPN registration will be assigned a breeding direction. Within that breeding direction the foal is entered into the Foalbook, Register A or Register B. Birth declarations that are returned to the office without a breeding direction will be assigned one. If the pedigree of the foal warrants another breeding direction the office retains the right to make the appropriate change after consultation with the breeder.
In principle, the breeding direction of the father will determine the breeding direction of the offspring. Harness and Gelders horses may be an exception to this general rule. Traditionally there are additional requirements for these breeding directions. There are times that a breeder may choose to mix breeding directions (e. g. breed a harness mare to a dressage stallion). In these cases the breeding direction of foals will generally be determined as shown in the chart of Registration Options between KWPN Breeding Directions.
See the Registration chart for complete registration possibilities. General remarks about the books and registers:
Birth Declarations have now been replaced with our online registration system. Current members who are both the foal breeder and owner can register their current year foals online by going to the “Member Portal” linked on our homepage. Enter your login information and click “Register a Foal”. The name of the mare you bred should then appear. Click on her name and the registration form should pop up. If you are a current member and need your login information for the portal, please contact the KWPN-NA office.Step by Step Guide to Registering Your Foal Online
It is recommended that foals be registered within 30 days after the foal’s birth if possible, especially if they are to be presented at a keuring.
When submitting a birth declaration for a foal that has one non-KWPN parent, a copy of that parent’s registration paper and a four-generation pedigree should also be submitted if this was not done previously.
Please complete and mail the birth declaration even if the foal will be registered elsewhere, or if the mare aborted or otherwise lost the foal. This information is important in tracking the fertility of mares and stallions.
Parentage of all foals must be proven by DNA. If a mare does not have DNA on file (this generally includes all mares newly imported from Holland) it is advisable to pull hair (30 or so mane hairs with roots attached) prior to the birth and keep them on file. Any foal that does not have the DNA available on one parent will automatically be entered into the Register B book, regardless of pedigree.
Available upon request for breeders unable to use the online registration option.
Names have to coincide with the year of birth. Names are limited to 20 characters/spaces. The letter of 2021 is “R”, meaning all foals registered with KWPN-NA and born in 2021 must have names that start with the letter “R”. See below for the naming chart for previous and future years.
Per the KWPN in Holland, the name of a KWPN horse may be changed as long as the horse has no offspring on the ground. Name changes are $50 unless done at the time of the studbook inspection; at that time there is no charge.Change of Name Form
|Year of Birth - First Letter of Name|
|2000 - T||2011 - G||2022 - S|
|2001 - U||2012 - H||2023 - T|
|2002 - V||2013 - I||2024 - U|
|2003 - W||2014 - J||2025 - V|
|2004 - Z||2015 - K||2026 - W|
|2005 - A||2016 - L||2027 - Z|
|2006 - B||2017 - M||2028 - A|
|2007 - C||2018 - N||2029 - B|
|2008 - D||2019 - O||2030 - C|
|2009 - E||2020 - P||2031 - D|
|2010 - F||2021 - R||2032 - E|
Upon receiving the foal’s registration paper the owner should check it for errors. If there are errors, please mail the paper back with written corrections. There will be no charge to replace incorrect registration papers within three months of issuance. After three months, a $15 fee will be charged to replace the paper.
A partial refund may be given prior to DNA typing. No refunds will be given after a DNA sample has been submitted to UC Davis for testing.