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KWPN is an acronym that stands for both the warmblood sports horses of the Netherlands (Koninklijk Warmbloed Paard Nederland) and their official stud book (Koninklijk Warmbloed Paardenstamboek Nederland). The breed and its stud book were formed originally by the merging of the registries of two old and well-established Dutch breeds, the Gelderlander and the Groningen. Today, after decades of development, the KWPN is one of the leading sports horses in the world, and most equestrians who buy a KWPN do so for their famed jumping skills. Their international success is proof of the skills of previous breeders, as well as those of the current generation of producers who sell a KWPN to leading competition riders.

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KWPN, Gelding, 7 years, 16 hh, Bay-Dark
F: NUMERO UNO (KWPN)
Jumping - Dressage
NL-8274ae
wilsum
€15,000 to €25,000
price range ~£12,818 to £21,363
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KWPN, Mare, 4 years, 16.1 hh, Brown
F: SPIELBERG | MF: KELVIN
Dressage
Stal Zernike
NL-7981 NA
Diever
Price on request
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KWPN, Gelding, 5 years, 16.2 hh, Gray
F: HENNESSY | MF: VIVALDI
Dressage - Leisure
NL-5076 PR
Haaren
€40,000 to €100,000
price range ~£34,181 to £85,452
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KWPN, Gelding, 3 years, 16.1 hh, Brown
F: JACK DANIELS EB | MF: ZIDANE
Jumping - Leisure
DE-85567
Grafing
€9,800
~ £8,374 Negotiable
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KWPN, Mare, 4 years, 16 hh, Brown
F: HENNESSEY | MF: UNITED
Dressage - Breeding - Leisure
DE-46459
Rees
€10,000 to €15,000
price range ~£8,545 to £12,818
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KWPN, Stallion, 4 years, 16.1 hh, Gray Jumping
Quinta do Cabrito Horse Trading
PT-2205-044
Abrantes
€25,000
~ £21,363
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KWPN, Mare, 3 years, 16.1 hh, Brown
F: JUST WIMPHOF | MF: KIGALI
Dressage - Eventing - Jumping
LR HorseStable
NL-4661 PG
Halsteren
€10,000 to €15,000
price range ~£8,545 to £12,818
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KWPN, Gelding, 4 years, 16 hh, Brown
F: TANGELO VAN DE ZUUTHOEVE
Jumping
Maximilian Felten
DE-50171
Kerpen
€15,000
~ £12,818 Negotiable
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KWPN, Stallion, 1 year, Brown
F: ALEXANDRO P | MF: DE NIRO
Dressage
Stal Brouwer
NL-7271 RS
Borculo
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KWPN, Gelding, 4 years, 16.1 hh, Chestnut
F: AREZZO VDL
Hunter under saddle - Jumping
LSSporthorses
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Staplecross
price range ~£12,818 to £21,363
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KWPN, Stallion, Foal (05/2022), 16.2 hh, Bay Superb Colt foal Don Olymbrio
F: DON OLYMBRIO | MF: BORDEAUX
Dressage - Breeding
GB-NN13 6FA
Brackley
price range ~£4,272 to £8,545
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KWPN, Gelding, 1 year, 16.1 hh ESCAPE Z COLTJumping - Hunting - Eventing - Hunter
Harrison Ashton
GB-Pr3 6bn
Lancashire
£12,000
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KWPN, Gelding, 9 years, 17 hh, Black Beautiful tall black gelding
F: GRIBALDI
Dressage - Working Equitation - Hunter - Leisure
Harrison Ashton
GB-Pr3 6bn
Lancashire
£25,000 Negotiable
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KWPN, Gelding, 7 years, 18.2 hh, Black International quality gelding by Sezuan
F: SEZUAN | MF: NEGRETTO
Dressage
Jessbudnyjdressage
GB-PO155DX
Hampshire
£50,000 Negotiable
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KWPN, Gelding, 8 years, 17.2 hh, Bay TOP BS SCHOOLMASTEREventing - Hunting - Jumping
LSSporthorses
GB-TN32 5QP
East Sussex
£16,500
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KWPN, Mare, 5 years, Bay-Dark TOP CLASS SJ / EVENT PROSPECTEventing - Jumping - Hunter
LSSporthorses
GB-TN32 5QP
East Sussex
£18,000
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KWPN, Gelding, 3 years, 16.1 hh, Black Superb young horse
F: IMPROVER | MF: FERDEAUX
Dressage
GB-Dl10 7lx
Richmond, North Yorkshire
£28,000
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KWPN Mix, Gelding, 7 years, 16 hh, Bay Dressage
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GB-DT 1
Dorchester
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KWPN, Mare, 14 years, 16 hh, Bay Cruella 14yo 16hh Chunky Warmblood MareEventing - Jumping - Hunter
Chilver House Stables
GB-PE32 1ES
Bawsey, Kings Lynn
£12,500
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KWPN, Gelding, 5 years, 16.1 hh, Gray-Dapple
F: SIR OBOLENSKY Z | MF: CORLAND
Jumping - Eventing - Dressage
GB-PR45EB
Preston
£90,000
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KWPN, Gelding, 4 years, 16 hh, Bay Lovely 4yo Gelding
F: JARDONNAY VDL | MF: CASSINI II
Jumping - Eventing
MDB Stud
GB-EN9 2RJ
Essex
£13,000
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KWPN, Gelding, 4 years, 15.2 hh BEAUTIFUL HITMAKER 3YR OLDDressage
Harrison Ashton
GB-Pr3 6bn
Lancashire
£15,000 Negotiable
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KWPN, Mare, 7 years, 16 hh, Bay Pretty mare by Tornesch
F: TORNESCH
Jumping - Eventing
JD EQUINE SERVICES LTD
GB-WF77Bl
West Yorkshire
£15,000 Negotiable
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KWPN, Gelding, 8 years, 17 hh, Tobiano-all-colors Exceptional sports horse
F: HOUSTON | MF: ADLERFLÜGEL
Dressage
Harrison Ashton
GB-Pr3 6bn
Lancashire
£25,000
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KWPN, Mare, 6 years Vagabond de la pomme (vigo x for pleasure)x ClintonJumping - Working Equitation - Hunting - Eventing
Bosanko Sport Horses
GB-TQ9 6BY,
Devon
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KWPN, Mare, 3 years Poker de mariposa x Zambesi(heartbreaker)x ClintonJumping - Working Equitation - Hunting - Eventing
Bosanko Sport Horses
GB-TQ9 6BY
Devon
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KWPN, Mare, 3 years Malibu (mr blue) x nobility (lux) x bredero (2019) MareJumping - Working Equitation - Hunting - Eventing
Bosanko Sport Horses
GB-TQ9 6BY
Devon
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KWPN, Gelding, 4 years Incognito x don primaire x glendale (nimmerdor)(2018) GeldingDressage - Working Equitation - Hunting - Jumping
Bosanko Sport Horses
GB-TQ9 6BY,
Devon
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Use and characteristics of the KWPN

The aim of the KWPN programme has always been for breeders to produce and sell a KWPN of Grand Prix standard, and with this goal in mind, minimum heights have been set for breeding stock. Stallions must be a minimum of 15.3 hands (63 inches/160 cm) high, and mares a minimum of 15.2 hands (62 inches/157 cm) high. In recent decades. the focus has been on the development of two different types of sports horse, one for show jumping and the other for dressage. There has been success in both programmes, with outstanding horses such as Moorlands Totilas proving a great incentive for leading competitors to buy a KWPN. Coat colours are mainly black, bay, grey, chestnut or brown.

Origin and history of breeding KWPN horses

The Netherlands has many centuries of experience in breeding outstanding horses, whether for riding, driving, or as all-round work horses. The country was fortunate in having access to the best horses of its neighbours and those of Spain. From the nineteenth century, British breeds such as the Cleveland Bay were also used in Dutch breeding programmes. At this time, two provinces were particularly noted for the quality of their versatile horses: Groningen and Gelderland. Both breeds are now categorised as heavy warmbloods. The horses of Gelderland were heavy harness, or light draught horses, while those from Groningen became, over time, a heavier draught horse. Both breeds were used for farm work as well. In 1969, the regional stud books of the Netherlands were drawn into one, with the focus on producing outstanding sports horses, receiving royal approval (“Koninklijk”) in 1988. It seemed possible that the Groningen was particularly likely to disappear, but a group of enthusiasts rescued the last Groningen stallion, Baldewijn, from slaughter in 1978, and today they have their own association. Groningens also participate in sport, mainly in driving. Today, the KWPN registry has three sections. These are firstly for the riding horses which are otherwise known as Dutch Warmbloods; secondly for Dutch harness horses, also called Tuigpaarden; and finally, for Gelderlander Versatility Horses. While it is the riding and sports horses that have probably achieved most fame (the Dutch Warmbloods), the Tuigpaarden and Gelderlands, like the Groningen, are an equally important part of Dutch cultural heritage.

KWPN horses in equestrianism

The Dutch Warmbloods of the KWPN register are some of the most outstanding sports horses in the world. In the UK, the best known is probably John Whitaker’s former show jumping partner Milton, son of the Dutch Warmblood Marius, first owned by Caroline Bradley. Ferro, the magnificent black Dutch Warmblood stallion, achieved fame as a dressage horse, competing with the medal-winning Dutch team at the Sydney Olympics. These tall, elegant horses, combining spirit and power with grace, are likely to be at the top for many years to come.

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