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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.

Individual Show Awards

Bienvenu ZSH (Sir Sinclair keur D-OC x Eleonora ster x Notaris keur), Photo: courtesy Owner

The KWPN-NA is proud to partner with show managers from across the country to offer high-point or best score awards for KWPN-registered horses competing at shows throughout the year. Best of all, it’s FREE – we supply beautiful ribbons to present at your show, providing an additional incentive for exhibitors to participate. As a competition manager, all you have to do is apply using the easy online form below. And competitors, want to win more ribbons? Encourage your favorite show to apply!

Requirements:
  1. Competitions must be USEF or affiliate-licensed unless otherwise approved by the KWPN-NA office.
  2. Horses must be registered as KWPN and a copy of breed registration papers that say “KWPN” must be provided to show secretary. These papers must, in turn, be available if requested by the KWPN-NA office to verify registration. Horses registered with any registry or studbook other than KWPN are not eligible.
  3. The competition must provide a copy of the results to the KWPN-NA office within ten (10) days, indicating the recipients of the KWPN-NA awards. Photos of the winners are also appreciated and will be shared on social media, providing free publicity for your show! Send your results and photos to drew@kwpn-na.org.

Divisions Offered

Warsteiner, 2019 Grand Prix Champion (Riverman ISF x Welona keur pref x Roemer pref), Photo: SusanJStickle.com

Divisions Offered:
  • Dressage:
    1. Training/First Levels
    2. Second/Third/Fourth Levels
    3. FEI Levels
  • Hunters:
    1. Green Hunters
    2. Regular Hunters
  • Jumpers:
    1. Preliminary
    2. Intermediate
    3. Open
  • Eventing:
    1. Novice/Training
    2. Preliminary/Intermediate
    3. Advanced/FEI
  • Combined Driving (CDE’s only):
    1. Preliminary
    2. Intermediate
    3. Intermediate II/Advanced/FEI

Shows offering KWPN-NA High Score Awards

March

23 and 24Poplar Place Horse Trials (GA). Contact Launa Desportes
30 and 31March Magic Dressage (NC). Contact  Cassidy Sitton
30 and 31San Diego Chapter Spring Forward (CA). Contact Nina Fricke

April

4-7Omaha International (NE). Contact Anne Sushko
6 and 7LEC Prix de Ville (OH). Contact Anne Sushko
6 and 7Dressage at Circle G (TN). Contact Kimber Goodman
6 and 7Spring Fever Dressage (SC). Contact Amber Lee
7CDCTA Spring Horse Trials (VA). Contact Michael Mendell
10-14Ocala International Festival of Eventing (FL). Contact JJ Johnson
13 and 14Williamston Spring Dressage (NC). Contact Janine Malone
14The Dressage Experience Spring Fling (NJ). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark
20SREC/ECRDA Spring Dressage (NJ). Contact Eileen Keller
20 and 21River Glen Spring Horse Trials (TN). Contact Kathy Graves
20 and 21Poplar Place Spring Dressage Series I and II (GA). Contact Launa Desportes
27 and 28SNC Spring Dressage (NV). Contact Joan Wright
27 and 28Prime Time Dressage (NC). Contact  Cassidy Sitton

May

4 and 5Poplar Place May Horse Trials (GA). Contact Launa Desportes
4 and 5CDCTA Dressage (VA). Contact Shannon Bossung
4 and 5KCDS at Longview I and II (MO). Contact Nina Fricke
4 and 5Dressage at Bucks County Horse Park I (NJ). Contact Jennifer Bateman
4 and 5ODS Spring I and II (OK). Contact Cathy Orban
5Suddenly Farm Dressage (NJ). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark
9Spokane Sport Horse Spring Horse Trials (WA). Contact Gail Mackie
10-12Dressage in the Sandhills (NC). Contact Kay Whitlock
10-12May Flower Dressage I and II (WI). Contact Lena Warner
10-12Dressage at the Meadow (VA). Contact Lowrie Fawley
11 and 12Dressage by the River I (TN). Contact Kathy Graves
12- Mill Creek Pony Club Horse Trials at Longview (MO). Contact Courtney Nelson
11 and 12Summer Dressage I (CA). Contact Jennifer Nunes
15Dressage at Blue Goose (PA). Contact Darcy Miller
18 and 19Dressage at Circle G (TN). Contact Kimber Goodman
18 and 19Idaho Dressage Festival I and II (ID). Contact Caroline Herrmann
18 and 19ODS Down Centerline I and II (OH). Contact Kathy Rizzoni
18 and 19Lexington Spring Dressage (VA). Contact Janine Malone
25Spokane Sport Horse Spring Dressage (WA). Contact Gail Mackie
24-26KDA Spring Warm Up and Dressage (KY). Contact Cathy Fergus-Watson
24-26ENYDCTA Dressage Days at Stockade I and II (NY). Contact Darian Quinn
25 and 26Cornhusker Classic I and II (NE). Contact Anne Sushko
25 and 26Bara Trac I and Bara Trac I Too (IA). Contact Debbie Landon
25 and 26Le Bon Temps I and II (LA). Contact Lolly White
25 and 26MayDay Dressage (NC). Contact Kay Whitlock
31 and June 1Houghton College Spring Dressage I and II (NY). Contact Jo-Anne Young

June

1 and 2SLADS Summer Festival I and II (MO). Contact Sarah Szachnieski
1 and 2Poplar Place June Horse Trials (GA). Contact Launa Desportes
1 and 2Dressage in June (CA). Contact Carol Tice
1 and 2Dallas Dressage Club Spring I and II (TX). Contact Danielle Criswell
2Dressage at Bucks County Horse Park II (NJ). Contact Jennifer Bateman
8 and 9Central Oregon Dressage Classic I and II (OR). Contact Laura Swenson
8 and 9River Glen June Horse Trials (TN). Contact Kathy Graves
8 and 9Maffitt Lake Dressage Classic I and II (IA). Contact Anne Sushko
11 and 12Summer Solstice Dressage (SC). Contact Amber Lee
12Suddenly Farm Dressage (NJ). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark
14 and 15Beaujolais Group- Chablis (WA). Contact Kathryn Lewis
15 and 16Dressage Derby of Ohio I and II (OH). Contact Anne Sushko
15 and 16Green Country Dressage Classic I and II (OK). Contact Cathy Orban
15 and 16Virginia Summer Dressage (VA). Contact Janine Malone
15 and 16Summertime Blues (NC). Contact Kay Whitlock
15 and 16–  Summer Dressage II (CA). Contact Jennifer Nunes
15 and 16Spokane Sport Horse Father’s Day Classic I and II (WA). Contact Gail Mackie
16Beaujolais Group- Beaujolais (WA). Contact Kathryn Lewis
21-23Dressage at Stockade Welcome and June Dressage (NY). Contact Darian Quinn
22 and 23Dressage at Rio I and II (MO). Contact Nina Fricke
22Dressage at Southern California Equestrian Center (CA). Contact Jennifer Nunes
22Stable View Summer Horse Trials (SC). Contact Amber Lee
22SREC/ECRDA Summer Show (NJ). Contact Eileen Keller
22PVDA Ride for Life (MD). Contact Bridget Dellar
22 and 23Dressage Lite and Dressage Lite Too (IA). Contact Debbie Landon
22 and 23Cascade Dressage I and II (CA). Contact Andrea Pursley
23Dressage at Red Tail Farm (NJ). Contact Erika Olijslager
23– Dressage at Stanhope (NY). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark
26Dressage at Rhythm and Blues I (PA). Contact Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark
29 and 30Dressage at the Park I and II (NC). Contact Martie Healy
30Dressage at Bucks County Horse Park III (NJ). Contact Jennifer Bateman
30– Dressage at Kirby Hill (NY). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark

July

3Dressage at Blue Goose II (PA). Contact Darcy Miller
5-7 KDA Summer Classic I and II (KY). Contact Cathy Fergus-Watson
6 and 7Dressage at the Park (NJ). Contact Jennifer Bateman
6 and 7PEC Dressage Extravaganza (CA). Contact Maria Mavroforakis
6 and 7Dressage at Les Bois I and II (ID). Contact Caroline Herrmann
10Suddenly Farm Dressage (NJ). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark
12-14Mid Ohio Dressage Classic I and II (OH). Contact Emily Hadden-Morris
13 and 14July Jubilee (CA). Contact Carol Tice
13 and 14Dressage at Circle G (TN). Contact Kimber Goodman
13 and 14– Rise ‘n Shine Dressage (NC). Contact Kay Whitlock
13 and 14Champagne Classic Group- Crystal and Magnum (WA). Contact Kathryn Lewis
14– Dressage at Stanhope (NY). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark
14 and 15Spokane Sport Horse Casual Qualifier I and II (WA). Contact Gail Mackie
16 and 17Dressage at Red Tail Farm July (NJ). Contact Erika Olijslager
17 and 18Dressage at Stockade Summer Heat (NY). Contact Darian Quinn
18Dressage at the Fair (NJ). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark
18Lehigh Valley Dressage at the Park (PA). Contact Lindsay VanAssen
20 and 21KCDS Summer Dressage I and II (MO). Contact Nina Fricke
20 and 21WNYDA Summer Festival I and II (NY). Contact Jo-Anne Young
27 and 28Raleigh Summer Dressage I and II (NC). Contact Janine Malone
27 and 28Two Rivers Dressage Classic I and II (IA). Contact Anne Sushko
27 and 28TREA Almost Heaven Dressage I and II (WV). Contact Emily Hadden-Morris
28LIDA Summer Dressage Classic (NY). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark

August

2-4- Dressage at Stockade I and II (NY). Contact Darian Quinn
3Serenity Park Breeders Classic (MO). Contact Nina Fricke
3– Dressage at Kirby Hill (NY). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark
3 and 4River Glen Summer Horse Trials (TN). Contact Kathy Graves
3 and 4Catalpa Corner Charity Horse Trials (IA). Contact Ali Hayford
3 and 4Bara Trac II and Bara Trac II Too (IA). Contact Debbie Landon
4Dressage at Bucks County Horse Park IV (NJ). Contact Jennifer Bateman
6 and 7Dressage at Red Tail Farm August (NJ). Contact Erika Olijslager
9-11CDS San Diego Chapter Summer Show (CA). Contact Nina Fricke
10 and 11ODS Down Centerline 3 and 4 (OH). Contact Kathy Rizzoni
10 and 11Dallas Dressage Club Lemonade Daze I and II (TX). Contact Danielle Criswell
10 and 11- Spokane Sport Horse Dressage Spectacular I and II (WA). Contact Gail Mackie
10 and 11–  Early Morning Blues (NC). Contact Kay Whitlock
10 and 11UMASS Breed Show I and II (MA). Contact Mary Barrett
11Dressage Experience Fall Festival (NJ). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark
14 and 15Dressage by the River II (TN). Contact Kathy Graves
14 and 15Too Hot to Trot (SC). Contact Amber Lee
23-25- Dressage at Lamplight I and II (IA). Contact Debbie Landon
25Dressage at Stanhope (NY). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark
31 and Sept 1–  Cool Down Dressage (NC). Contact Kay Whitlock
31 and Sept 1NCDCTA Labor of Love I and II (NC). Contact Martie Healy
30- Sept 1Sparkle and Spurs Gold/ Alberta Provincial Championships (AB CANADA). Contact Claire Robinson

September

October

November

2 and 3NCDCTA Autumn Leaves Dressage (NC). Contact Martie Healy
9 and 10Dressage at Circle G (TN). Contact Kimber Goodman
10 and 11River Glen Fall Horse Trials (TN). Contact Kathy Graves
16 and 17Deluna Dressage Show I and II (FL). Contact Tashina Heiser

December

7 and 8Holiday on Horse (SC). Contact Kay Whitlock

Year-End Competition Awards

Dressage

Icoon, 2019 Training Level Champion (Dream Boy x Erriena x San Remo), Photo: Tamara with the Camera

To recognize accomplishments by KWPN horses in the dressage arena, the KWPN-NA participates in the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) All Breeds Program. To be eligible for the USDF All Breeds Program, the owner has to be a current member of the KWPN-NA. Additionally, the horse competing for the award must be in the owner’s name with the KWPN-NA (not just with USDF/USEF). If the owner and the rider are different people, the rider does not have to become a member of the KWPN-NA to make the horse eligible. If the horse is owned by more than one person, only one owner has to be a current member. Awards are determined at the end of the USDF competition year (end of October). Champion and Reserve Champion will be mailed and awards (Champion through fifth place) will be mentioned in the next Stallion Directory and Handbook. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact drew@kwpn-na.org.  Please note that these are just the requirements for KWPN-NA, and in addition, competitors must meet all eligibility criteria for the USDF. To learn more, please contact cbrown@usdf.org or visit the USDF website www.usdf.org for more information.

Hunters/Jumpers

Brighton and Tiffany Foster in 2016

To recognize accomplishments by KWPN horses in the dressage arena, the KWPN-NA participates in the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) All Breeds Program. To be eligible for the USDF All Breeds Program, the owner has to be a current member of the KWPN-NA. Additionally, the horse competing for the award must be in the owner’s name with the KWPN-NA (not just with USDF/USEF). If the owner and the rider are different people, the rider does not have to become a member of the KWPN-NA to make the horse eligible. If the horse is owned by more than one person, only one owner has to be a current member. Awards are determined at the end of the USDF competition year (end of October). Champion and Reserve Champion will be mailed and awards (Champion through fifth place) will be mentioned in the next Stallion Directory and Handbook. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact drew@kwpn-na.org.  Please note that these are just the requirements for KWPN-NA, and in addition, competitors must meet all eligibility criteria for the USDF. To learn more, please contact cbrown@usdf.org or visit the USDF website www.usdf.org for more information.

Eventing

I’m Sew Ready (Lupicor x Jarda) and Phillip Dutton, Jenni Autry Photo.

To recognize accomplishments by KWPN horses in eventing, the KWPN-NA has partnered with the United States Eventing Association (USEA). To be eligible, the owner has to be a current member of the KWPN-NA. Additionally, the horse competing for the award must be in the owner’s name with the KWPN-NA (not just with USEA). If the owner and the rider are different people, the rider does not have to become a member of the KWPN-NA to make the horse eligible. If the horse is owned by more than one person, only one owner has to be a current member. Awards are determined at the end of the USEA competition year and will be determined according to USEA rankings. Champion and Reserve Champion will be mailed and awards (Champion through fifth place) will be mentioned in the next Stallion Directory and Handbook. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact drew@kwpn-na.org.  Please note that these are just the requirements for KWPN-NA, and in addition, competitors must meet all eligibility criteria to compete in USEA competitions. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact drew@kwpn-na.org, and to learn more about USEA competitions, visit www.useventing.com.

Combined Driving

Combined Driving Competition

To recognize accomplishments by KWPN horses in combined driving, the KWPN-NA participates in the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Horse of the Year (HOTY) Program. To compete for the combined driving breed awards via USEF, the owner has to be a current member of the KWPN-NA. Additionally, the horse competing for the award must be in the owner’s name with the KWPN-NA (not just with USEF). If the owner and the rider are different people, the rider does not have to become a member of the KWPN-NA to make the horse eligible. If the horse is owned by more than one person, only one owner has to be a current member. Awards are determined at the end of the USEF competition year (end of November) will be determined according to USEF HOTY rankings. Champion and Reserve Champion will be mailed and awards (Champion through fifth place) will be mentioned in the next Stallion Directory and Handbook. Please note that these are just the requirements for KWPN-NA, and in addition, competitors must meet all eligibility criteria for the USEF. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact drew@kwpn-na.org, and to learn more about the USEF HOTY program, visit www.usef.org.

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