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KWPN Championships in Ermelo, 2021

Report of the KWPN Championships in Ermelo   In the week of the 9th trough the 15th of August, the National KWPN Mare and Foal Keuring & the National KWPN Championships took place in Ermelo. We worked together with the…

Report on the studbook Inspection Gelders Horse in the Netherlands

On Saturday the 3rd of July, Liz van Woerden visited the KWPN Gelders studbook inspection in Ermelo, The Netherlands. A total of 33 mares was presented, of which five 8-year and older mares, thirteen 4- 7-year-old mares and fifteen 3-year-old…

Top breeder Gerrit Willem van Norel passed away

Two weeks ago, the well-known Dutch breeder Gert Willem van Norel passed away unexpectedly at the age of 76, as a result of complications from heart surgery. Many of his stallions have been very successful and influential in dressage breeding in The Netherlands…

KWPN recognition for Top 10 WBFSH Sire Ranking

KWPN recognition for Top 10 WBFSH Sire Ranking   The KWPN holds first place in the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) Studbook Ranking for dressage, jumping and eventing. A unique achievement that is a result of the work…

KWPN Regulation changes

Changes to various regulations   Various changes to regulations were proposed in the Members’ Council meeting on Wednesday the 21st of April. The Members Council agreed with the proposed changes. The amended regulations will be published on the KWPN website…

KWPN published breeding values for 2021

Last week, the KWPN published the 2021 breeding values. Breeding values ​​are a practical aid in making your choice of stallion, in which the genetic predisposition of a stallion is bundled. Breeding values ​​are updated every year and the information…

The Legendary Idocus passed away

The KWPN approved Olympic stallion Idocus (v. Equador) has passed away yesterday. In 2020, he received an award from KWPN Inspectors Ralph van Venrooij and Henk Dirksen during the Annual General Meeting of the KWPN-NA because he turned 30 years…

What to expect when you’re inspected?

With our 2021 keuring (=inspection) schedule recently published, you might be looking for more information on keuring procedures. There is a specific page on our website about them, you can find it HERE. Natalie DeFee Mendik of Mendik Media LLC also wrote…

March 10, 2021 in Educational, KWPN Magazine articles

Rhinopneumonia, what is it and what can you do about it?

Rhinopneumonia Recently, the horse-loving world has been startled again by reports about the neurological variant of rhinopneumonia. There are also reports about the abortion variant every year. The cold variant of rhinopneumonia is less spoken about, despite the fact that…

The breeding program of Loucky Hagens- Groosman

Loucky Hagens- Groosman bought a couple of really good young mares from Huub van Helvoirt in the ‘90’s and imported them to the USA. She then built her own thriving breeding program with them. She moved back to the Netherlands and…

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