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Keuring Awards

The KWPN of North America is proud to offer an expansive Awards program as part of our Annual Keuring (inspection) Tour.

Keuring Awards

In addition to individual awards presented at each location on the annual KWPN-NA keuring tour, the KWPN-NA is proud to recognize exceptional individuals from the overall tour as our yearly TOP TENS in the dressage, jumper, hunter, gelders, and harness divisions, as well as IBOP, DG Bar Cup, and Global Equine Sires Cup winners.

  • The Gert van der Veen award is given to the Champion mares aged 3-5 with at least 75/75 for conformation and movement. An award is given per breeding direction. Read more through the tab on the side.
  • Iron Spring Farm sponsors the Keuring Championship Awards. These awards will distribute prize money to the breeders and recognize the Champion and Reserve Champion Foal and Mature Horses (3-7 year-old stallion, mare and gelding) in each of the breeding directions: dressage, jumping, hunters, harness and Gelders. Read more specifics on these awards HERE.
  • Two of our under saddle classes for Young horses are sponsored: the DG Bar Cup for dressage horses is sponsored by DG Bar Ranch and the Global Equine Sires Cup for jumpers is sponsored by Global Equine Sires. The award money for the winners of the DG Bar Cup is split between the breeders and the owners. The award money for the winners of the Global Equine Sires Cup goes to the owner. Read more about these Young Horse classes HERE.
  • We also award the Top Keuring Sire (activated stallion with most placings in the Keuring Top Tens) and the Top Keuring Breeder (breeder with the most placings in the Keuring Top Tens).
  • Finally, we award the winners of the yearly Foal Futurity. The prize fund for this Futurity (which takes place during the Keuring tour), consists of $10k plus the entry funds. Read more about the Futurity HERE.

Click below to see the 2023 Top Tens, and congratulations to all!

North American Champion Dressage foal:
Tinkerbell S– 86 (84/88)
Franklin X Karabel elite IBOP (dr) D-OC by Ebony
Owner: Lucy Field (OR) Breeder: Sonnenberg Farm, LLC (OR)
©Mary Cornelius


North American Champion Jumper foal:
Touchdown MG – 88 (86/90)
Grand Slam VDL X Eeyanette RGS ster keur elig by Veron
Owner/ Breeder: Kathleen Hickerson, Majestic Gaits (NH)


Titan SGS – 80 (77/83)
Koning DG ster IBOP(dr) D-OC X Janda keur IBOP By Parcival keur
Owner/ Breeder: Stephanie Schauer, Solo Deo Gloria Sporthorses (CA)
©Tamara with the Camera


North American Champion Harness foal:
Tana BHF – 81 (80/82)
Atleet keur X Lillian ster By Vaandrager HBC
Owner/ Breeder: Glen Yoder (IN)


North American Champion Hunter foal:
Trademark RCF – 77 (78/76)
Kaiman X Fiona By Laroche
Owner/ Breeder: Christina Vassallo (DE)
Picture by Liz van Woerden


North American Champion Hunter Yearling:
Sapphire Blue – 78 (78/78)
Popeye-K X Jewel By Wellington keur
Owner: Annparke Sullivan (PA) Breeder: Cassandra Mahoney (PA)
©Purple Horse Designs


North American Champion Jumper Yearling:
Small Town USA – 75.5 (76/75)
Diarado X N- Millionairess By Cornet Obolensky
Owner/ Breeder: Gentry Hill Farm (CA)
©Tamara with the Camera


North American Champion Gelders Yearling:
Sebastian B – 87 (85/88)
Gaudi X Incredible Babe J&S elite IBOP (tp) By Cizandro pref
Owner: Stacy Brass, Brass Stables (KY) Breeder: Joseph L. Schwartz (IN)
©Sarah Schaaf Photography


North American Champion Dressage mare:
Primrosa S ster keur eligible– 82.5 (80/85)
Secret X Juliette d’Rosa S elite IBOP (dr) sport (dr) D-OC By Ampere
Owner/ Breeder: Sonnenberg Farm LLC (OR)
©Mary Cornelius


North American Champion Hunter mare:
Poevai – 75 (80/70)
Contester II X Venezia By Rubinstein
Owner: Danielle Gregoire (OR) Breeder: Deborah P Harrison DVM, Lio Lomas Dutch Warmbloods (CA)
©Mary Cornelius


North American Champion Harness 2yo:
Rijona CWS – 77 (78/76)
Holland ster IBOP (tp) PROK X Dijona ster By Patijn pref
Owner / Breeder: Enos E.R. Schwarts, Curve Way Stables (IN)
Picture by Liz van Woerden


North American Champion Hunter 2yo:
Repercussion – 71 (73/69)
Parcival X Zarina By Riverman
Owner: Krista Vrabel Hebert (NJ) Breeder: Ruth Ann Kershaw, Indigo Farm Sporthorses (PA)


North American Champion Dressage 2yo:
Rocha-Roché – 82 (82/82)
Gaudi X Shirlene By Stedinger
Owner: Becky Beattie (ON) Breeder: Dawn Spencer, Spencer Sport Horses (MI)


North American Champion Jumper mare:
D’Encore WF keur sport (sp) – 80 (80/Sport)
Corland keur X Just One Look By Un Beerenauslese
Owner/ Breeder: Shelley L. Campbell, Windbourne Farm (OR)


North American Champion DG Bar Cup 7-8yo:
Leeloo Dallas keur IBOP (dr) sport (dr) – 80.5
Gaspard de la Nuit DG aang x Voque by Negro pref
Owner: Lauren Chumley (NJ) Breeder: Racheal McKinney, McKinney Performance Horses (AZ)
©Purple Horse Designs


North American Champion Harness mare:
Penelope ster PROK – 82 (78/86)
Jaleet IBOP (tp) PROK X Jo Roxanne R.M.A. elite IBOP (tp) PROK
Owner: Shooting Star Farm (NH) Breeder: Lester A. Graber, Redi Mix Acres Equine (IN)


North American Champion Hunter gelding:
Patron WF ster – 72.5 (70/75)
by Grand Slam VDL out of One More Look By Voltaire pref
Owner: Kelly Skoglund (OR) Breeder: Shelley L. Campbell, Windbourne Farm (OR)


North American Champion Dressage gelding:
Pandémie D’amour I.K. ster- 85 (85/85)
Le Formidable X Easterlanda TH elite IBOP (dr) D-OC By Jazz pref
Owner: Brooke Voldbaek (OR) Breeder: I. Kruts (NL)
©Mary Cornelius


North American Champions Ibop Harness (TIE):
Pinalya ster – 75
Globetrotter sport (tp) X Dinalya ster By Manno Pref
Owner: Leroy K. Fisher (PA) Breeder: Ivan K. Fisher, Poole Forge Stables (PA)
©Stacy Lynne


North American Champion Fine Harness Cup (PA) stallion:
Atleet Preferent
Patijn pref x Sintia ster by Waterman pref
Owner: William Duffy III, Grand Finale Farm (MA) Breeder: R. Aalders (NL)
©Stacy Lynne


North American Champion Fine Harness Cup (IN) mare:
Mijona keur IBOP (tp)
Hermanus x Dijona ster by Patijn pref
Owner/ Breeder: Martin Schmucker & John Graber (IN)
Picture by Liz van Woerden


North American Champion Ibop Jumping:
Navigator VF – 83.5
Messenger VF X J’Dekada By Lagrain
Owner/ Breeder: Valleyfield Farm (AB)
©Rylee Smolarchuk Photo


North American Champion GES Cup 5-8yo:
Navigator VF – 83.5
Messenger VF X J’Dekada By Lagrain
Owner/ Breeder: Valleyfield Farm (AB)


North American Champion GES Cup 4yo:
Ophelia VF keur IBOP (sp) – 83.5
Contefino x NEC Plus Ultra MGC Leuze by Darco
Owner/ Breeder: Valleyfield Farm (AB)
©Rylee Smolarchuk Photo


North American Champion Fine Harness Cup (IN) stallion:
Jaleet IBOP (tp) PROK
Atleet keur x Dorencda ster by Plain’s Liberator
Owner: Scot Tolman, Shooting Star Farm (NH) Breeder: Wim Cazemier, Cazemier Equine Center (IN)
Picture by Liz van Woerden


North American Champion Fine Harness Cup (PA) mare:
Kiralonda keur IBOP (tp)
Globetrotter sport (tp) x Alonda ster pref by Talos
Owner/ Breeder: Raymond Stoltzfus, Treasure Hill Stables (PA)
©Stacy Lynne


North American Champion DG Bar Cup 5-6yo:
Maebria DG elite IBOP (dr) D-OC – 89.5
by Totilas out of Famebria DG elite IBOP (dr) by Idocus crown
Owner/Breeder: DG Bar Breeders, Inc. (CA)
©Tamara with the Camera


North American Champion Gelders stallion:
Pharaoh DG PROK IBOP– 90 (90/90)
Koning DG ster IBOP (dr) PROK X Janda Keur IBOP By Parcival keur
Owner/ Breeder: DG Bar Breeders, Inc. (CA)
©Tamara with the Camera


North American Champion DG Bar Cup 4yo:
Odessa DG keur IBOP (dr) – 81.5
Koning DG ster IBOP (dr) D-OC x Alona DG ster by Ferro pref
Owner: Judith Nishi (CA) Breeder: DG Bar Breeders, Inc. (CA)
©Tamara with the Camera


North American Dressage Ibop Champion:
New Adventure DG ster IBOP (dr) PROK D-OC – 81.5
Don Schufro X Wenke By Blue Hors Zack
Owner: DG Bar Breeders, Inc. (CA) Breeder: Oak Hill Ranch (LA)
©Tamara with the Camera


North American DG Bar Cup 3yo Champion:
Pharaoh DG IBOP PROK– 88.5
Koning DG ster IBOP (dr) PROK X Janda keur IBOP by Parcival keur
Owner/ Breeder: DG Bar Breeders, Inc. (CA)
©Tamara with the Camera


North American Champion Ibop Gelders:
Pharaoh DG PROK IBOP – 81.5
Koning DG ster IBOP (dr) PROK X Janda keur IBOP By Parcival keur
Owner/ Breeder: DG Bar Breeders, Inc. (CA)
Picture by Tamara Torti

Keuring Championship Awards

These awards provide cash awards in connection with the KWPN-NA Keuring tour to:

  • The breeder of the KWPN North American bred and born Foal Champion and Reserve Champion in a Premium Grading class. Open to foals in all five breeding directions with a minimum score of 75 points.
  • The breeder of the KWPN North American bred and born Mature Champion and Reserve Champion in a Studbook Inspection. Open to mares, geldings and stallions in all five breeding directions with a minimum score of 145 points (movement and conformation total).
Jumper-bred Foals and Jumper-Bred Mature Horses
North American Champion $500.00
North American Reserve Champion$250.00
Dressage-bred Foals and Jumper-Bred Mature Horses
North American Champion $500.00
North American Reserve Champion$250.00
Hunter-bred Foals and Jumper-Bred Mature Horses
North American Champion $500.00
North American Reserve Champion$250.00
Gelders-bred Foals and Jumper-Bred Mature Horses
North American Champion $500.00
North American Reserve Champion$250.00

The Gert van der Veen Award

This award was established in memory of Gert van der Veen, who was instrumental in launching the KWPN-NA and ‘steered the ship’ for 15 years. Gert was the head of the NA Keuring jury for 13 years and an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors. He was generous with his time and knowledge, a good friend and a much-admired colleague.

Historically this award was given to the highest scoring mare in the keuring tour, with a minimum score of 75 points for conformation and for movement/jumping. In 2017, the award was expanded to up to five recipients, with one from each breeding direction for mares between the ages of 3 and 5. The winners are to still have a minimum of 75 points in conformation and movement/jumping and are selected by the NA Keuring jury.

Congratulations to our 2023 winners:

Primrosa S ster keur eligible– 82.5 (80/85)
Secret X Juliette d’Rosa S elite IBOP (dr) sport (dr) D-OC By Ampere
Owner/ Breeder: Sonnenberg Farm LLC (OR)
©Mary Cornelius

 

Penelope VF ster keur elig–83.5
Messenger VF X Bini-Balou Ster sport (sp) by Balou du Rouet Z
Owner/ Breeder: Valleyfield Farm (AB)
©Rylee Smolarchuk Photo

 

Nizza ster keur eligible – 75 (75/75)
Vitens X Imatra By W V Saron
Owner: Megan Owen, Owen Dressuur Boederij (OR) Breeder: A.K. Metz (Netherlands)
©Mary Cornelius

 

Penelope ster PROK – 82 (78/86)
Jaleet IBOP (tp) PROK X Jo Roxanne R.M.A. elite IBOP (tp) PROK
Owner: Shooting Star Farm (NH) Breeder: Lester A. Graber, Redi Mix Acres Equine (IN)

Foal & Yearling Futurity

The KWPN-NA has implemented a Stallion Offspring Futurity. The futurity will be open to all KWPN-NA VB and Register A foals and yearlings owned and bred in North America.

Foals and yearlings must be nominated at the time they register for inspection. $10,000 will be allocated from the proceeds of the Stallion Service Auction. There will be a $35 entry fee, however, foals whose sires participated in the current year KWPN-NA Stallion Service Auction, the entry fee will be waived.

All nominated foal and yearling inspection scores will determine final placing. All Ties will be split equally.

The owner of a stallion that participated in the SSA, and whose foals placed in the top 3 will receive a plaque as recognition. The highest scoring foal and yearling will also receive a ribbon.

2023 Futurity winners