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Ride or Drive an IBOP at the Keuring tour

Do you have a Dutch Warmblood (KWPN) dressage, jumper, hunter, Gelders or Harness horse that hasn’t been inspected yet? Or maybe it was but it never did an IBOP test? You can sign up to get inspected and ride an…

June 24, 2024 in Educational, Keurings, News

Watch how a studbook keuring (inspection) works

Never been to a KWPN inspection before? Watch this video! If you’ve never been to a Dutch Warmblood Keuring (keuring is Dutch for inspection) before, watch this video from the studbook inspection for Gelders horses in the Netherlands. We put…

June 16, 2024 in Educational, Keurings, News

Predicate series part 6: the Prestatie predicate

The Prestatie predicate is one of the most prestigious predicates that a KWPN mare can obtain. It is proof that she produced offspring that performed at the top of sports. Divine SCF Prestatie (Krack C Prestatie X Silvio I) Carlos…

June 16, 2024 in Educational, Keurings, News

Predicate series part 5: the Ster, Keur and Elite predicate

The Ster, Keur and Elite predicate are the first three predicates that a horse can earn at an inspection (Keuring). STER A horse with a ster predicate has above average con­formation and movement and/or jumping. The ster predicate is awarded…

June 16, 2024 in Educational, Keurings, News

Predicate series part 4: the Crown predicate

The Crown predicate is a very special predicate, that can only obtained in North America, through performance in sports by the horse itself. Idocus Crown (Equador out of Eretha Keur Preferent Prestatie by Zonneglans, bred and owned by Kathy McCarthy…

Predicate series part 3: the PROK predicate

The breeding purpose of the KWPN states, among other things, that it wants to breed healthy horses that can perform at the highest level in sports. Ensuring the correct selection based on health characteristics is important to guarantee its distinctive…

June 16, 2024 in Educational, Keurings, News

Predicate series part 2: the Sport predicate

The SPORT predicate is awarded to KWPN Registered mares (and Geldings and Stallions in NA only), for their own performance at recognized shows. The SPORT predicate can be seen as proof for the sports quality of a horse. Iron Spring…

June 16, 2024 in Educational, Keurings, News

Predicate series part 1: the Preferent Predicate

The Preferent Predicate The preferent (preferred) predicate is a predicate that’s earned by offspring for their dam. If at least three of her offspring have obtained the ster, keur or elite predicate at an inspection or have at least been…

June 16, 2024 in Educational, Keurings, News

Participate in the IBOP during the Keuring tour

During our upcoming North American Keuring tour (inspection tour), your horse can participate in the ‘IBOP’. IBOP stands for ‘Individual Suitability Test for Horses’. It is an aptitude test, not a regular show test. The goal is to gain insight…

Updated PROK requirements – part II

Veterinary Advisory Committee gives recommendations on PROK Following up on the decision to update the PROK requirements for stallions  (see THIS article on that topic), the Veterinary Advisory Committee, consisting of renowned veterinarians and radiologists, has formulated several recommendations that…

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