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The KWPN-NA offers one of North America’s most extensive breed-based awards programs for competitors, breeders, and members. Find out more at one of the links below:

Competition Awards

Above photos: Warsteiner (Riverman-ISF x Welona x Roemer), Rider: Heather Mason, Photo:; Ferano (Scandic x Zara D x Parcival), Rider: Nick Wagman, Photo:; Geronimo R (UB 40 keur x Atee x Abanos), Photo: courtesy Alyssa Pitts

The KWPN of North America offers one of North America’s most expansive competition awards programs for dressage, hunters, and jumpers, and has recently expanded into combined driving and eventing. The KWPN-NA’s competition awards program has two components: individual show awards (presented at participating competitions), and year-end awards. Click below if you are a competitor or show manager and would like to find out more about offering or becoming eligible for competition awards.

Breeder Awards

Above photos: Opus One MTA (Don Deluxe x Juweel Of Litchy MFS, Ster K/Elig Prok D-OC by Bordeaux), Photo: courtesy Danielle Landreville; Nominee SPF (Vindication S x Fashionably Late SPF by Federalist), Photo: Sean Reilly; Majestro M (Imothep x Zavall)

If you are a breeder, we offer a multitude of keuring and breeder awards. Check out our expansive awards program for breeders and as part of our annual keuring tour.

Special Recognition Awards

Above photos: Liz van Woerden, 2022 Tony de Groot Member of the Year; MJ Proulx, 2022 Breeder of the Year; Messenger VF, 2022 FEI Performance Horse of the Year

The KWPN-NA is proud to offer Special Awards of recognition. These awards are presented each year at the KWPN-NA Annual Meeting Awards Dinner. Nominations are accepted until January 15th. Learn more about our special recognition awards for members:

Willy Arts Grant

Above photos: 2018 Grant Winners Tillie Jones (NE), Sarah Yoffe-Sharp (CA), Tessa Holloran (MA)

Until 2018, the KWPN-NA awarded 3 recipients with a $3,000.00 grant each year. These recipients were chosen by Willy Arts of D.G. Bar Ranch and sponsored by Little Creek Farm.