The GMB KNHS/KWPN Stallion Competition in Holland is a unique opportunity to see young approved- and selected stallions in action. The competition aims to give breeders and other interested parties insight into the stallions' performance potential. The event is organized by the KNHS and KWPN, with sponsorship by GMB.
Horses which meet the following requirements may compete in one or more classes of the GMB KNHS/KWPN Stallion Competition:
Stallions approved by the KWPN, KWPN-NA, NRPS, or an EU-recognized studbook for warmbloods with the primary breeding goal of producing jumpers and/or dressage horses and whose registered party is a current member of the KWPN
Stallions born in 2003 or later which have been selected for the KWPN performance test and which meet veterinary requirements for admission to the test and whose registered party is a current member of the KWPN.
The competition is mandatory for stallions participating in the current selection proceedings of the KWPN Stallion Selection Committee. These stallions have already been invited to the competition.
Approved dressage- and jumper stallions which are no longer required to show in the competition may compete in the finals at the 2012 KWPN Stallion Show in ’s-Hertogenbosch. To qualify, stallions must meet the requirements for competing in the class/division in which they are entered and must show in three of the four competitions.
Foreign riders who are not members of the KNHS must obtain a license.
2011/2012 GMB KNHS/KWPN Stallion Competition Calendar
Venue: Hengelo, Hippisch Hengelo
Date: 30 November 2011 (enter before 16 November 2011)
Venue: Roosendaal, PSC Den Goubergh in cooperation with the KWPN West-Brabant chapter
Date: 14 December 2011 (enter before 1 December 2011)
Venue: Zuidbroek, Indoor Veendam
Date: 29 December 2011 (enter before 15 December 2011)
Venue: Deurne, Jumping NHB Deurne
Date: 18 January 2012 (enter before 2 January 2012)
Venue: ’s-Hertogenbosch, Brabanthallen at the KWPN Stallion Show
Date: 1- 4 February 2012 (Wednesday - Saturday) (enter before 19 January 2012)
Entries are processed through the Royal Dutch Equestrian Sport Federation. For more information, please call +31577 – 408 315.
(KWPN Press Release, this article may be republished without citing source.)
The KWPN (Royal Dutch Studbook) is the breeding organization of the Netherlands for jumpers, dressage horses, harness horses, and Gelder horses. The KWPN boasts about 30,000 members in the Netherlands and an average of 12,000 foals born each year. Performance, durability, and attractive conformation are the most important factors on which the international success of the Dutch horse is based. For years, the KWPN has topped the studbook rank list of the international breeding umbrella organization, the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH).
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