Final Presentation of 2012 KWPN Spring Performance Test Eight Jumper-and Four Dressage Stallions Approved for Breeding

Everdale (s.Lord Leatherdale)
Everdale (s.Lord Leatherdale)

On Wednesday, May 30th, the final presentation of the 70-day spring performance test took place in the beautiful indoor hall of the Driehoekhoeve equestrian center in Stegeren. Training riders presented the jumper- and dressage stallions in groups before an audience, after which the approved stallions and their breeders were honored. The performance test is aimed at discovering stallions' natural sport talent. Given that natural talent is genetic, testing the stallions under uniform conditions has proven a valuable instrument for the KWPN. Sport talent, lineage, conformation, health, and temperament are all factors which the Stallion Selection Committees consider in their decision to approve a stallion for breeding.
The following stallions were approved for KWPN breeding based on their performance in the 70-day test:

El Salvador (s.Vigaro)
El Salvador (s.Vigaro)

Chairman of the Stallion Selection Committees for dressage and jumping, Arie Hamoen: “Today was a nice conclusion to a well-run test. We were able to work well over the 70 days and award good scores. The eight jumpers we approved are complete horses yet sufficiently varied. We also approved four nice dressage horses.”

The best jumper of the performance test was the Vigaro son El Salvador, who earned 9's for form, scope, and jumping talent. He even scored a 9.5 for reflexes. Among the dressage horses, the highest scores were for Everdale (s.Lord Leatherdale), who likewise received multiple 9's on his protocol. In his case, the 9's were for the walk, canter, rideability, and attitude.

The following stallions were approved for KWPN breeding based on their performance in the 70-day test:

Three-Year-Old Dressage Stallions
Etoile (Don Schufro x Rubinstein I x Purioso)
Everdale (Lord Leatherdale x Negro x El Corona)
Eye Catcher (Vivaldi x T.C.N. Partout x Dublin)
Estoril (Zhivago x Gribaldi x Cadmus xx)

Three-Year-Old Jumper Stallions
Extase (Casall x Lancer II x Pilot)
Everglade VDL (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Indoctro x Nabuur)
El Primero (Numero Uno x Indorado x Carthago)
Etoulon VDL (Toulon x Calvados x Le Mexico)
Entertainer (Warrant x Corland x Voltaire)
Ever Blue (Zirocco Blue VDL x Indorado x Renville)
El Salvador (Vigaro x Kojak x Heartbreaker)

The following stallion was approved for KWPN breeding based on his performance in the 50-day test:

Four-Year-Old Jumper Stallion
Den Ham Blue R (Mr. Blue x Calando I x Coriander)