KWPN-NA bred stallion Koning DG fully approved

February 26, 2024

KWPN-NA bred stallion Koning DG fully approved


KWPN-NA stallion Koning DG (Bordeaux x Jazz) is now fully approved!


Koning DG, bred owned by Willy Arts of DG Bar Ranch in California, is a son of Preferent Grand Prix dressage stallion Bordeaux (United x Gribaldi x Donnerhall). 

Koning DG (Bordeaux out of Darcy CL by Jazz)
Picture credit: Liz van Woerden

Koning DG did his IBOP tests for licensing as a three- and four-year-old, receiving a score of 85.5 points in 2019. After meeting the veterinary requirements, he received his breeding license for KWPN-NA. He was the Champion of the North American Stallion sport test (NASST) in 2019. Koning DG has been showing at Prix St. Georges level since this year, in which he scored 73.6%.

Koning DG’s dam is the imported Jazz daughter Darcy CL, who earned 70 points for conformation and 85 points for movement in the Netherlands at her studbook inspection. In America, this Keur mare then scored 84 for her IBOP and was shown in the Small Tour. Her mother Princes Lincom (by Junior STV) competed in the Small Tour also and is the mother of the Big Tour horse Worker CL. This damline also produced the FEI Grand Prix horses Chopin C.L. (by Dayano), Fleetwood Mac CL (by Gribald) and Chuppy Checker CL (by Osmium).

In 2022, thirteen offspring were assessed during the KWPN-NA inspection tour. Koning DG showed a collection of sufficient to very good blood type. The well-formed fronts are striking. The head is a bit long a few times. The topline is well shaped. The hind leg has a slightly variable adjustment. The horses generally have a well-developed and correctly established foundation. They all move in a correct and spacious way, with good posture and good use of the hind leg and indicating good ability adjust. The walk has good rhythm, more than sufficient length of stride and good use of the body.
Various offspring of Koning DG have already produced good results. From his first crop, Koning DG had three foals that all received a first premium. His daughter Odessa DG was the inspection Champion among the dressage foals, with a sixth place in the National inspection Top 10’s. In 2021, there were three top 3 placings in the KWPN-NA Virtual Foal Futurity. A year later, Sultan DG, Rockefeller HF and Pharoah DG were the Champions of the KWPN-NA inspection. In 2023, Koning offspring was remarkable and several were. very successful in the IBOP and the DG Bar Cup. Koning’s son Pharaoh DG (damsire Parcival) is licensed now and scored 88.5 points in the DG Bar Cup twice. In the same cup, Odessa DG achieved 81.5 points and Paradigm 82.5 points. His offspring all scored an 8 or higher for their gaits in their DG Bar Cup.

KWPN-NA approval process: 
Stallions who have a breeding license with KWPN-NA are eligible for KWPN approval. This is possible if the stallion is at least seven years old and the sports results (minimum Small Tour or jumping at 1.40m level) are sufficient, in relation to the age. For the approval procedure, the judges also need to see at least ten offspring. This is followed by an assessment on hard surface, where a KWPN inspector judges conformation and correctness of foundation. The final step is a five-day character assessment at an independent test center recommended by the KWPN-NA.

Source: KWPN . Click here for the official press release of the KWPN.

Koning DG has met all the veterinary requirements. He has a genome breeding value for D-OC of 99. Nothing unusual was seen during the character assessment. The stallion is not a carrier of the WFFS gene. Koning DG is activated with the KWPN-NA, find him here in our directory with more footage and information. Koning DG will continue his sports career in 2024 but is also available for breeding with fresh semen through DG Bar Ranch.

Watch a video of Koning DG and his offspring taken in 2022 – more video of Koning DG and his offspring available on this YouTube channel