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KWPN Stallion Licensing

2010-02-08

Dressage champion colt C (Photo: Dirk Caremans).
Dressage champion colt C (Photo: Dirk Caremans).
The 2010 KWPN Stallion Show is now history. A total of 28 dressage horses, 40 jumpers, 6 harness horses, and 4 Gelder horses were selected for the performance test. Both stallion selection committees expressed satisfaction. Arie Hamoen spoke about the breadth of quality in the riding horses: "I think we've taken a huge step forward with this selection." The KWPN Stallion Show attracted strong interest through the last day, drawing a total of approximately 30,000 spectators, and 50,000 visitors logged on to the KWPN website over the four-day show. "Wonderful to have so much interest!" said Hamoen. "The Stallion Selection Committee provides breeders with a great deal of information and thus insight into the direction of KWPN breeding and its areas of focus. We need to value this huge interest!"
However, horse enthusiasts and breeders were not the only ones to show overwhelming interest in the KWPN Stallion Show. Non-equestrian press also flocked to the Brabanthallen in droves to report on the success of the Dutch Sport Horse. The KWPN Stallion Show generated news in the papers and on radio as well as television.
Interest from abroad was also huge. Horse enthusiasts throughout Europe as well as the United States, Canada, Ukraine, China, Russia, and Austria came to the Netherlands specifically for the KWPN Stallion Show. Exciting sport, fantastic horses, dedicated staff, horse owners, volunteers, and thousands of visitors helped make the 2010 KWPN Stallion Show a huge celebration and a great success.

Jumper champion colt Cosun (Photo: Dirk Caremans).
Jumper champion colt Cosun (Photo: Dirk Caremans).
The Up to Date son Cosun captured the jumper championship. The well-developed gray was the best of his breeding direction. Judging Chairman Arie Hamoen: "This stallion was a real eye-catcher from the start, an athlete with excellent conformation - in our eyes - a true sire with very good jumping form and abundant scope." Cosun was bred by A.J. Roosjen of Gasselte, who shares registration of the stallion with Reini Tewis. In second place was Can Can VL, bred by B. van Leur and registered to Koen Brinkman and Van Geel-Schröder BV. Can Can VL is a very well-developed Ukato son, who jumps with good focus and body use.
Third through six place finishers were as follows: 379, Calypso P. (Vingino x Iroko); 203, Cuca-Libre (Namelus R x Mermus R); Carrera 171 (Larino x Contender); and 211, Caspar CB (Numero Uno x Lux).