The KWPN currently holds first place in the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) Studbook Ranking for dressage, jumping, and eventing. A unique achievement that is a result of the work of all the Dutch warmblood breeders who are breeding with great passion and a critical eye. The KWPN is an open studbook and encourages breeders to use the best genetic material, for example by automatically granting the top 10 stallions of the WBFSH Sire Ranking the KWPN recognized status, so their offspring can be registered in the foal book directly.
Since the beginning of 2018, the KWPN automatically recognizes stallions that hold a position at the top 10 of the WBFSH Sire Ranking. They have clearly positively distinguished themselves in breeding.
In showjumping, the majority of best-producing stallions performed at the highest level themselves and it is no coincidence that they have developed into top progenitors. Diarado (Diamant de Semilly) is one such stallion who convinced from a very young age and is not only listed in the top-10 jumping stallions but has also move from sixth to second in the WBFSH Sire Ranking for eventing.
In dressage it's also mainly stallions who proved themselves in sport that are in the top-10 Sire Ranking, with the KWPN stallion Johnson knocking Jazz off his top position – both having competed at the highest level.
A comprehensive article about the KWPN representatives in the Sire Ranking will appear in the July issue of World Breeding News.