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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…

Bill Duffy and his Champion Harness stallion Macho

As the lucky owner of KWPN Stallion Show harness horse champion Macho, who was approved in 2020 as the Harness horse stallion with the highest marks ever, KWPN-NA breeder Bill Duffy could not be happier. “I never dreamed in my…

The Legacy of Proven Sports Mares – Part 2

The legacy of proven sports mares – Part 2 In the previous KWPN Magazine we highlighted the jumping mares who, like their offspring, were active in the sport at a high level. Now it is the turn of the better KWPN…

The Legacy of Proven Sport Mares – Part 1

The legacy of proven sports mares – Part 1 More than 1100 KWPN-registered jumping mares, born in 1990 or after, have proven themselves at 1.50m, 1.55m or 1.60m level. A large group of these mares are used in breeding. Did…

Understanding Breeding Values

The member survey shows that the breeding values are appreciated, but that many breeders have questions about how the breeding values come about and the application of the genetic profile. KWPN Breeding specialist Daniëlle Arts answers frequently asked questions about…

Inbreeding in Harness Horses

Inbreeding and a too high kinship have been a problem in harness horse breeding for years. And although much has been said and written about it already, it has just not been possible to really tackle the problem. That is…

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