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De Niro and Zinedine Awarded KWPN-Erkend Status

De Niro and Zinedine Awarded KWPN-Erkend Status

| March 19, 2013

De Niro The 20-year-old stallion De Niro leads the WBFSH sire ranking, followed by the preferent KWPN stallions Jazz and Gribaldi. Bred by Brigitte Pahl, the Donnerhall son has greatly influenced international dressage, excelling both […]

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Win for Jessica Springsteen and Vindicat W in Wellington

Win for Jessica Springsteen and Vindicat W in Wellington

| March 18, 2013

Twenty-one-year-old Jessica Springsteen of Colts Neck, NJ, guided Stone Hill Farm’s Vindicat W (Guidam out of Oklahoma II W prest by Libero H, breeder P.H.B.M. van Wegen of Raalte) to the winning round in Sunday’s […]

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Zerly Wins in Wellington

Zerly Wins in Wellington

| March 17, 2013

Christine McCrea and Candy Tribble’s Zerly beat an all-star international field in Thursday’s $125,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 9 during the 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival’s (FTI WEF) CSI-W 5* week. […]

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Harness Stallion Licensing

Harness Stallion Licensing

| February 17, 2013

Last weekend the first ever Harness Stallion Licensing took place at Windy Knoll Farm in Sullivan Ohio. The jury consisted of harness stallion committee chairman Henk Rootveld, Lana Sneddon (North American inspector) and René van […]

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Festival Best Gelders Stallion

Festival Best Gelders Stallion

| February 2, 2013

The battle in the Championship for Gelder stallions was between catalog number 573 (Negro x Elegant, breeders: B. van der Veen and S.E.Brugge) and catalog number 575 (Wynton x Zep, breeder: H.C. Vonk). Chairman Reijer […]

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Fantijn Best Harness Horse Stallion

Fantijn Best Harness Horse Stallion

| February 2, 2013

Catalog number 611, Fantijn (Patijn x Manno), won the championship for harness horse stallions. Bred by H. Boelens, the handsome chestnut was praised for his youthful presence and quality. Mr. Rootveld, Chairman of the Harness […]

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Freeman VDL Best Jumper

Freeman VDL Best Jumper

| February 2, 2013

Seven horses returned to the ring for the jumper championship keuring. After their in-hand presentation, Daan Nanning, Chairman of the Selection Committee, announced the Champion: Freeman VDL, catalog number 154, the well-developed, very well-conformed Emmerton […]

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Fierce-S Best Dressage Stallion

Fierce-S Best Dressage Stallion

| February 2, 2013

Fierce-S (Ampère x Ferro) was declared champion of the dressage stallions. Committee chairman Wim Ernes praised the very handsome stallion for his conformation, type, and movement. “He has very correct movement, abundant expression, and excellent […]

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KWPN Stallion Show: 40 Dressage Stallions to Third Round on Day 3

KWPN Stallion Show: 40 Dressage Stallions to Third Round on Day 3

| February 1, 2013

As in the first round viewing, young stallions like Ampère and Bordeaux – both past stallion selection champions – boasted notable offspring. “We’re very pleased and have high expectations for tomorrow,” said committee chairman Wim […]

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KWPN Stallion Show: 30 Jumper Stallions to Third Round on Day 2

KWPN Stallion Show: 30 Jumper Stallions to Third Round on Day 2

| January 31, 2013

“We saw good groups of stallions, and the offspring of Alicante, Arezzo, Carambole, and Verdi made an especially good impression” said Daan Nanning upon conclusion of the second round. Among the stallions advanced to the […]

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KWPN Stallion Show: 31 Jumper Stallions to Third Round on Day 1

KWPN Stallion Show: 31 Jumper Stallions to Third Round on Day 1

| January 30, 2013

Of the 64 stallions presented, 31 were selected for the third round viewing on Saturday. “We enjoyed judging, and we saw a couple nice jumper stallions today. There wasn’t any group that clearly stood out, […]

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Patijn is Preferent

Patijn is Preferent

| January 21, 2013

At the KWPN stallion show  for harness horses in Hardenberg, several older stallions were shown in-hand. A special showcase was scheduled around the stallion Patijn. Stallion chairman Henk Rootveld announced that Patijn was awarded the […]

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2012 Year-End Sport Awards

2012 Year-End Sport Awards

| January 17, 2013

General Requirements for Year-End Breed Awards In order to be eligible for awards: Horses must be KWPN registered and have papers on file at the KWPN-NA office. The owner of the horse must be the […]

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KWPN Select Sale Online

KWPN Select Sale Online

| January 15, 2013

The 13th annual KWPN Select Sale will take place on Saturday, February 2, following the KWPN Stallion Show powered by Massey Ferguson. True to tradition, the auction will once again serve as the final act […]

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Harness Horse Stallion Licensing and Annual Meeting

Harness Horse Stallion Licensing and Annual Meeting

| January 2, 2013

The KWPN-NA will host its first meeting and stallion licensing geared especially toward the Dutch Harness Horse on February 15 and 16, 2013. The KWPN NA will host its first meeting geared especially toward the […]

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Wittinger VDL sold to U.S.

Wittinger VDL sold to U.S.

| December 22, 2012

Approved stallion Wittinger VDL(Indoctro x Nimmerdor) sold toU.S. as a competition horse.

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Anthem Deceased

Anthem Deceased

| October 30, 2012

Laura Kraut’s jumper Anthem passed away at 21 years of age.

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Eight Jumper and Three Dressage Stallions Approved

Eight Jumper and Three Dressage Stallions Approved

| October 5, 2012

This morning, October 25th, the stallions participating in the KWPN Fall Performance Test underwent their final evaluation. The event drew a large audience. Performing in groups of two or three, the riding horse stallions were […]

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Bosch Blue KWPN Approved

Bosch Blue KWPN Approved

| October 1, 2012

The KWPN today approved the stallion Bosch Blue (s. Cantos) in the first ever 21-Day Test in North America.

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Coconut Grove Deceased

Coconut Grove Deceased

| September 4, 2012

The Thoroughbred sport horse legend Coconut Grove has died. The exceptional, successful sire and veteran of major show jumping events was humanely euthanized on August 14, 2012, following a colic surgery. Coconut Grove Deceased Hudson […]

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