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 GES Cup winners. Click below to see the 2019 Top Tens, and congratulations to all!
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. The winners are to still have a minimum of 75 points in conformation and movement/jumping and are selected by the NA Keuring jury.
(No Hunter horse met the 75 point minimum criteria.)
2016: Ivy League
2015: Gamebria DG
2014: Eeyanette RGS
2012: Dalanta MG
The KWPN-NA Breeder’s Achievement Award recognizes our member breeders who have accomplished significant results throughout the years with their breeding programs.
This award benefits KWPN-NA members by giving an award to the qualifying breeder at their local/regional keuring, allowing local/regional promotion of their breeding program (when possible); an award to the qualifying breeder at the KWPN-NA Annual Meeting; and special recognition of the breeder on the KWPN-NA website to specifically promote the success of the qualifying breeder.
Please note the Breeder’s Achievement Award does not take the place of the KWPN-NA Breeder of the Year award, which is based on a single breeder’s accomplishment and which is nominated and selected by the organization’s membership.
There are four (4) levels of achievement in this program, and receipt of this award allows the breeder to use the following breeder designation for advertising or promotional purposes:
|Rocky Ridge Stables||Bronze||25|
|Ranked Top Five (or former Top Ten)||1|
|Ster Predicate (to included geldings)||2|
|IBOP Predicate (to include geldings)||2|
|Sport Predicate (or gelding equivalent)||3|