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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…

The 2024 KWPN-NA Handbook & Stallion Directory is in the making!

The 2024 KWPN-NA Handbook and Stallion Directory is in the making! Get featured and send in your: Stallion activations (find the forms HERE) Keuring Top 10 and Futurity winner pictures All Breeds award pictures The KWPN-NA annual Handbook & Directory…

Open House at Shooting Star Farm, NH, USA

Open House at Shooting Star Farm Scot Tolman and his family are hosting an Open House at their facility ‘Shooting Star Farm’ in Spofford, New Hampshire on October 13th & 14th. Scot Tolman has been breeding Dutch Warmbloods for over…

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…

Sport results KWPN-NA horses: now on our website!

New Feature! The up to date sport results of KWPN-NA horses: Powered by Hippomundo Since last week, we offer an actual overview of the Top 10 sport results in dressage, jumping and eventing from the last 30 days of KWPN-NA…

Combined driving: an exhilarating discipline with KWPN horses as the overall champions

Lots of KWPN horses compete at the top levels of combined driving, most of them are registered as Harness horses. What do you know about this exhilarating discipline? What is Combined Driving? Combined Driving actually takes its inspiration from Eventing….

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 KWPN Predicate system

The predicate system of the KWPN is unique: there is no other studbook that distinguishes between the qualities of her mares this way. We distinguish between the following predicates: Ster Keur eligible Ibop (and EPTM in the Netherlands ) Keur…

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…

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