2013 KWPN-NA Special Awards

March 19, 2013

2013 KWPN-NA Special Awards


2013Special AwardsThe Special Awards were announced at the recent Annual Meeting in Holland.

Gert van der Veen Award

Dalanta MG    The Johnson daughter Dalanta DG out of the elite mare Valanta (s. Goodtimes) is owned by Abby Onsgard and bred by Fam. Luimstra. This uphill and long-legged mare showed great posture and balance, especiall in the canter. She used her nick very well and her uphill balance incorporated good length of stride and technique.With an 80 for conformation and an 80 for movement, Dalanta earned her ster and became eligible for keur. That combined with a score of 80.5 for the IBOP earned her the keur predicate

This award was established in memory of Gert van der Veen. He was the tie between the NA/WPN and the KWPN for 15 years. Gert van der Veen was the head of the NA/WPN keuring jury for 13 years and an ex-officio member of the NA/WPN Board of Directors. He supported and believed in the NA/WPN through the tough early years. He was generous with his time and knowledge. He was a good friend and a much admired colleague.

Horse of the Year
sponsored by Iron Spring Farm

Contango x Jenia by Wolfgang
Owner/Rider: Ayden Uhlir; Breeder: A. Esssen

2012 Highlights

  • USDF 2012 Year End Awards:
    Jr/YR Third Level: Champion KWPN-NA All Breeds, 3rd place USDF HOY
    Jr/YR Third Level Muscial Freestyle: Res. Champion KWPN-NA All Breeds, 12th USDF HOY
  • GAIG/USDF Region 6 Championships:
    Champion & Res. Champion Fourth Level TOC (3); Champion FEI Junior Team Test
  • North American Jr/YR Championsips:
    Champion Junior Individual Test, 3rd Jr Freestyle Test (70.125%), Res. Ch Jr Individual Championships, 3rd placed Team in Junior Champs
  • USEF Dressage Festival of Champions:
    Champion Jr Team Test, Champion Junior Individual Test (71.237); 1st place National Junior Championships
  • Region 9 Championships:
    Res. Ch Jr/YR Third Level FS, Res. Ch Junior Team Test, 1st & 2nds Jr/YR Third Level Test 3, 1st Jr/YR Fourth Level

Breeder of the Year
sponsored by Claybrook Farms

Kathy Hickerson   Located in New Hampshire, Kathy Hickerson of Majestic Gaits has been breeding First Premium and Top Ten/Fives Dutch Warmbloods in the United States since 1985. Kathy is a strong believer in promoting quality sport horses in the U.S. She is the current  Chair of the KWPN-NA Stallion Committee.

2012 Highlights

  • #1 USEF Dressage Sport Horse National Breeder
  • #1 KWPN-NA Jumper Foal
  • #1 KWPN-NA 2 year old Jumper
  • ALL First Premiums KWPN-NA Keuring
  • Carette MG (His Highness x Torette elite by Silvano)
    5-Year Old California Dressage Futurity Champion
  • Dante MG (Chin Chin x O’Bert-E-De by Glennridge Keur)
    Passed 70 Day Test Silver Creek; Approved Oldenburg GOV, sBs, RPSI

 Other Awards

Besides awards for the owners of Top Fives horses, the KWPN-NA also offers awards for breeders. These awards are the Breeders Achievement Awards, based on keuring and sport results of horses bred, and the Keuring Championship Awards, based on keuring results of horses bred. There is also an award for the highest scoring foal resulting from the previous year’s Stallion Service Auction.

Breeders Achievement Awards

An award to recognize breeders that have reached significant results throughout the years with their breeding program.
Points Earned

DG Bar Ranch
Iron spring Farm
Kathy Hickerson
Nancy Debosek
Prima Equestrian


Platinum Level
Platinum Level
Silver Level
Silver Level
Silver Level

Points Earned

148 Points
132 Points
49 Points
30 Points
57 Points


Iron Spring Farm Keuring Championship Awards

Awards for the breeders of the North American bred Champion and Reserve Champion Foals, Geldings and Mares (aged 3 – 5) in all five breeding directions that earn a minimum of 75 points in a foal premium grading class or studbook inspection class.

Young Horse Premium Grading

Foals/Weanlings: Dressage

North American Champion  Harriet HF   (Uphill x Deodora HF ster by Jazz pref)
Owner/Breeder: Julie Ballard Haralson, Haralson Farm, Georgia

Reserve Champion  Hear Me Sing    (Voice x Tamarinde keur sport/dr by Jazz pref)
Owner/Breeder: Judith G. Yancey, Yancey Farms, Florida

Foals/Weanlings: Jumper

North American Champion  Hybritta MG (Crespo VDL x O’bert-E-De keur by Glennridge keur)
Owner/Breeder: Kathleen Hickerson, Majestic Gaits, New Hampshire

Reserve Champion  Hero (Werner H. x Siena ster by Idocus crown)
Owner: Ashley Seufer; Breeder: Ashley Seufer, Pennsylvania

Foals/Weanlings: Hunter

North American Champion  High Illuczion (Cquito V/H Panishof x Sakura Hill Czola by Alla Czar)
Owner: Logistical Enigma, LLC, Blair and Peterson; Breeder: Sakura Hill Farm, LLC, Florida

Foals/Weanlings: Gelders

North American Champion  Hanna-Dessa (Paganini crown x Adessa keur by Koss pref)
Owner/Breeder: Beverley Hilton, Ontario

Foals/Weanlings: Harness

North American Champion  Hovan (Zion-JC x Keberna keur by Fabricius pref)
Owner/Breeder: Bill and Janet Bradley, Bradley Horseshoeing, California

Reserve Champion  Harley (Whiskei x Angel by Jonker)
Owner/Breeder: Steven Graber, Indiana

Studbook Inspection

Geldings and Stallions – Dressage

North American Champion  El Paso-ISF ster prok IBOP (UB 40 x Toscane ster pref by Cabochon keur)
Owner/Breeder: Iron Spring Farm, Inc., Pennsylvania

Reserve Champion  Downtown S ster q (Johnson x Raindancer S ster by Zeoliet keur)
Owner/Breeder: Sonnenberg Farm, LLC, Dan & Gina Ruediger, Oregon

Geldings & Stallions – Jumper

North American Champion  Eragon ster (Goodtimes x Nirvana ster by Fleming)
Owner/Breeder: Larry and Kathy Childs, Crooked Post Farm, Kansas

Mares – Dressage

Reserve Champion  D’Orites SSF ster k/elig (Donatelli x Orchis keur by Jazz pref)
Owner/Breeder: Carroll & Carol Tolman, Shooting Star Farm, New Hampshire

Reserve Champion  Carpe Diem SSF ster k/elig (Farrington keur x La Liscia by Pass The Glass)
Owner: Susan M Wildman, Sugar Meadow Farm; Breeder: Carroll & Carol Tolman, Shooting Star Farm, New Hampshire

Mares – Jumper

North American Champion  Evelien DG ster k/elig (Mr. Blue keur x Corvelien Z by Carthago Z)
Owner/Breeder: DG Bar Breeders, Inc., California

Reserve Champion  Eclipse SCF ster (Balou Du Rouet x Nova keur by Consul)
Owner: Amanda Lorinc; Breeder: Dr. Carlos & Karin Jimenez, Sporting Chance Farm, Pennsylvania

Mares – Hunter

North American Champion  Cheval Bronze VF keur (Indoctro pref x Oyez ster by Idocus crown)
Owner/Breeder: Pamela Ann and Nicholas Volpone, Volterra Farm, Pennsylvania

Reserve Champion  Dior ster k/elig (Idocus crown x Regina by Riverman)
Owner/Breeder: Jeffery and Candace Bastow, Utah