The Mares

Endelin E

Elite IBOP prok D-OC

Spielberg Old / Sir Sinclair keur

Energy

Keur eligible prok D-OC

Special D Stb / Krack C Stb

Evita

Elite IBOP prok D-OC

Rhodium stb / Juventus stb

Exclusive STR

Keur eligible prok D-OC

Wynton Keur / Don Bedo I

Expressionisme M

Elite IBOP prok D-OC

Vivaldi Stb / Prestige VDL Stb

Fairlinda

Elite IBOP prok D-OC

Uphill / Sorento

Flindelin E

Elite IBOP prok

Glock's Tango / Sir Sinclair Keur

Grace Kelly Sollenburg

Elite IBOP D-OC

Totilas VB / Jazz Stb Pref

Lieve Belle

Ster D-OC

De niro / Krack C

Merely a Dream

Future Broodmare

Vivaldi stb / Uphill

Olin E

Future Broodmare

Glock's Toto Jr / Bordeaux

Endelin E

Elite IBOP prok D-OC

Spielberg Old / Sir Sinclair keur

Energy

Keur eligible prok D-OC

Special D Stb / Krack C Stb

Evita

Elite IBOP prok D-OC

Rhodium stb / Juventus stb

Exclusive STR

Keur eligible prok D-OC

Wynton Keur / Don Bedo I

Expressionisme M

Elite IBOP prok D-OC

Vivaldi Stb / Prestige VDL Stb

Fairlinda

Elite IBOP prok D-OC

Uphill / Sorento

Flindelin E

Elite IBOP prok

Glock's Tango / Sir Sinclair Keur

Grace Kelly Sollenburg

Elite IBOP D-OC

Totilas VB / Jazz Stb Pref

Lieve Belle

Ster D-OC

De niro / Krack C

Merely a Dream

Future Broodmare

Vivaldi stb / Uphill

Olin E

Future Broodmare

Glock's Toto Jr / Bordeaux

KWPN Predicates

Predicates reflect the various parts of the KWPN breeding goal: performance, conformation, soundness and durability. Some predicates are earned by the horse itself, others are earned through offspring.

All horses: ster, PROK, IBOP, crown

Mares only: keur, elite, preferent, prestatie

Stallions only: ster, 2de bezichtiging, 3rd bezichtiging, aangewezen (or Licensed), keur, preferent

Stallions and mares: sport

Predicates earned at a keuring (breeding direction specific)

Ster or Star (★)

A horse with a ster predicate has above average con­formation and movement and/or jumping. The ster predicate is awarded at studbook inspection to stallions, mares and geldings that have earned minimum of 70 points for conformation and minimum 75 points for movement or jumping. Minimum required height is 160cm.

If a horse earns 70 points for conformation, but less than 75 points for movement or jumping, it can earn the ster predicate by passing the IBOP test in the same breeding direction.

Keur (K)

A predicate for ster mares that are keur eligible, having conformation higher than for ster, and that have completed IBOP performance test or equivalent sport requirements.

Elite (E)

A predicate awarded to keur mares that have also completed the PROK requirements.

IBOP

A predicate for KWPN Foalbook or Studbook, Register A, Auxiliary Foalbook or Auxiliary Studbook horses that successfully complete the IBOP riding or driving test. Combined with keur eligibility, this predicate would count toward keur.

Predicates not earned at a keuring

PROK

PROK stands for Project Röntgenologisch Onderzoek KWPN (Project Radiographical Research KWPN). The breeding purpose of the KWPN states, among other things, that it wants to breed healthy horses. The PROK predicate is awarded to horses that meet the KWPN’s radiograph requirements (same rigorous examination as KWPN approved stallions) . This means the horse has good bone quality, which—if bred—it can pass on to any potential offspring. The radiographs are evaluated by an independent KWPN committee, and with a positive evaluation the PROK certificate is awarded.

Preferent (pref or PA)

A predicate awarded to KWPN registered mares that have produced three offspring that have earned the ster predicate. The predicate may also be awarded posthumously. Each of the offspring must be:

  • Mare – ster, keur or elite
  • Gelding – ster quality
  • Stallion – ster, 2nd or 3rd round, aangewezen (selected for performance test), or approved by the KWPN or Erkend studbook.

Prestatie (prest)

A predicate awarded to KWPN registered mares that have three offspring earning a combined minimum of five points as earned through specific performance criteria. The predicate may also be awarded posthumously.

Sport

A predicate awarded to KWPN Registered mares on the basis of their own performance at recognized shows. (Note: Dressage tests 2003 and later only!) Owners can request this predicate by mailing in the horse’s registration paper along with official proof of sport results required for the predicate. After confirmation of results, new papers and a certificate will be mailed to the owner.

  • 1 point at minimum Z2 dressage* (L3T2)
  • 5 points at minimum Z level jumping (Level 6 jumping; jumps to 1.30m or 4’3″)
  • 5 points at Regular Working Hunter (jumps 4′ to 4’6″)
  • Points at Z level eventing (Preliminary) with no more than 20 penalty points in cross country

Crown

A KWPN-NA performance predicate awarded to stallions, mares and geldings competing at FEI levels. Horses must be within the 300 top-ranked dressage or jumping horses in the WBFSH/FEI rankings.

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