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KWPN-NA bred stallion Koning DG fully approved

KWPN-NA stallion Koning DG (Bordeaux x Jazz) is now fully approved!   Koning DG, bred owned by Willy Arts of DG Bar Ranch in California, is a son of Preferent Grand Prix dressage stallion Bordeaux (United x Gribaldi x Donnerhall). …

Interview with KWPN dressage breeder Willeke Bos of Stal 104

With the KWPN stallion competition in full swing, the stallion selections starting this week and the Stallion Show in February, we thought it would be interesting to share an interview with an accomplished Dutch breeder: Willeke Bos of Stal (stable)…

Inbreeding or line breeding?

Inbreeding or line breeding? In smaller populations, the danger of inbreeding always lurks. An important point of attention for breeders. Sometimes breeders want to use line breeding to anchor the good qualities of their mare line. But is that a…

Changes in the KWPN Stallion Selection Process

CHANGES IN THE STALLION SELECTION PROCESS PROK/ D-OC requirements  In August, the KWPN already communicated that for the upcoming stallion selection process in 2023/2024, the PROK requirement before the 2nd viewing will be reintroduced, as described in the veterinary regulations….

Bart Henstra, Bart Bax and Wim Versteeg join stallion selection committees

Bart Henstra, Bart Bax and Wim Versteeg join stallion selection committees In the Members’ Council meeting on Wednesday, October 11th, the members agreed with the appointed professionals that will fill the vacancies in the stallion inspection committees. Bart Henstra, Wim…

The importance of correct leg conformation

The importance of correct leg conformation The better the horse’s body is attuned to the breeding goal- the sport – the easier the requested job can be done. And just as important: with less chance of injuries. That is why…

Willy Arts on the Spectacular KWPN Dutch Warmblood

Long time KWPN-NA member, breeder & sponsor Willy Arts of DG Bar Ranch interviewed by The Plaid Horse magazine. Great read! Find the article HERE.   Koning DG (Bordeaux x Jazz) KWPN-NA licensed stalllion. Bred and owned by Willy Arts…

The D-OC predicate explained with questions & answers

D-OC: What does it mean? In 2016, the KWPN introduced the ‘genome breeding value for osteochondrosis’, which reflects the horse’s genetic predisposition compared to the current KWPN population. In combination with this, a predicate has been developed for horses that…

Ticket sale has started for the Young Horse Dressage World Championships

The ticket sales has opened for the Young Horse Dressage World Championships From the 3rd to the 6th of August 2023, the best young horses will compete for the medals during the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses. Want to…

KWPN interviews American breeders at the KWPN Stallion Show

KWPN interviews American breeders at the KWPN Stallion Show People from all over the world were at the KWPN Stallion Show in Den Bosch in January to see beautiful KWPN horses. During the show, the KWPN interviewed a group of…

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