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November 25, 2010 in Stallions

KWPN Approves Eleven Stallions

During the final exam in Stegeren the KWPN announced the approval of eleven stallions – six jumping, four dressage and one Gelders. With 84.5 points, the 4-year-old Bretton Woods (Johnson x De Niro) was the top scoring dressage stallion of…

October 18, 2010 in Stallions

Juventus Deceased

KWPN approved stallion Juventus (Dublin x Aprhodite keur pref by Principaal) was humanely euthanized due to complications from arthritis resulting from an injury on October 12th. Juventus was imported by Iron Spring Farm in 1998 and was donated to Cornell…

April 13, 2010 in Stallions

Olivier, Arko III and Peppermill Erkend for KWPN Breeding

The Gelders stallion selection committee recommended the U.S.-bred and based Olivier and the jumper stallion selection committee recommended Arko III and Peppermill for Erkend status to the KWPN Board of Directors. The KWPN stallion selection committees regularly evaluate internationally renowned…

March 30, 2010 in Awards

2010 KWPN-NA Special Awards

The Special Awards were announced at the recent Annual Meeting. Gert van der Veen Award Bieni    With scores of 80 for conformation and 80 for free-jumping, the 1.62m Bieni (Cardento X Tieni / Lux-Z) earned her star predicate as well…

March 23, 2010 in Stallions

Florianus II Approved by KWPN

The Grand Prix dressage stallion Florianus was approved by the KWPN recently after a short performance test of five days on American soil. This was the first time that a KWPN performance test took place in America under the supervision…

March 18, 2010 in Stallions

Facet Euthanized

The 1987 KWPN stallion Facet (Vanitas x Tolbert x Courville xx) was humanely euthanized today for colic-related reasons. Facet competed in Europe at CDI***s in the Small Tour and Grand Prix with former- Olympian Ellen Bontje in 1996-2000, then enjoyed…

February 17, 2010 in Stallions

Predicates for Five KWPN Stallions

Gribaldi received the Preferent predicate while Cantos, Mermus R, Phin Phin and Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve all received the Keur predicate. Preferent Gribaldi The black Trakehner stallion Gribaldi was a very successful international Grand Prix dressage competitor. His offspring are…

February 14, 2010 in Stallions

Gribaldi Deceased

The KWPN approved Trakehner stallion Gribaldi has died. Gribaldi recently earned the preferent predicate and is the sire of Moorlands Totilas and IPS Painted Black . “With very great pain and sadness in our heart we had to say goodbye…

February 11, 2010 in Stallions

Andiamo Erkend for KWPN Breeding

The KWPN recently granted Andiamo (s. Animo) Individual Erkend status. As a young stallion, Andiamo received KWPN approval. However, just prior to the offspring inspection, Andiamo’s owner at the time stopped standing him at stud. As a result, Andiamo lost…

January 5, 2010 in Stallions

Manno preferent

Only extraordinary stallions earn the Preferent predicate and Manno more than meets those standards. He won many national championships and various sons and daughters are proving themselves in competition and keuringen. Manno received a standing ovation upon his retirement in…