The annual meeting also included visits to watch the Iron Spring Farm KWPN stallions [#4400 override="Florianus II" title="Florianus II"] and [#4222 override="UB40" title="UB40"]. Florianus II was recently accepted into the KWPN after a North American evaluation. "We were able to learn more about the new stallion approval process," Arts said. "This process will allow the KWPN to include older stallions with international show records." Hamoen, the Chairman of the KWPN Stallion Committee (dressage, jumping and gelders types), explained about the selection criteria that are followed in the Netherlands. "We are very excited that Mr. Hamoen is willing to evaluate horses in North America for their final approval. This gives these stallions the same status in Holland," Arts continued.
Visitors to the meeting came from around the world. "Our goal is always to provide useful information that breeders and trainers can use to produce top class horses. We were pleased to offer access to some of the world's best horsemen and information you can't get anywhere else," Arts concluded.
The 2011 Annual Meeting will be held at DG Bar Ranch in California. In 2012 the meeting will be held in the Netherlands during the KWPN stallion show. Visit www.kwpn-na.org for more details.