He is a beautiful type with three spectacular gaits that show tremendous power from behind. He has the natural ability to sit and the freedom in the shoulder that allows for outstanding expression and breathtaking movement. In 2004, Uptown was the Champion of the KWPN Stallion Show in s'Hertogenbosch. He went on to win the 70 Day Stallion Test in the same year. Under Hans Peter Minderhoud's guidance, Uptown began the KWPN Sport Horse Competition and won the renowned PAVO Cup for 4-year-olds (This is the German equivalent of the Bundeschampionat). Uptown then went on to dominate the 2004/2005 KWPN Stallion Show Circuit.
In 2006, Uptown placed fifth in the Young Horse World Championships in Verden, Germany, in the Five-Year-Old Division. He was the Reserve Championship at the KWPN PAVO Cup as well as winning the Reserve Championship at the 2006 KWPN Stallion Show at M Level. The Uptown Partnership was and will always remain grateful to Hans Peter Minderhoud for his amazing and memorable performances with Uptown.
Uptown is an impressive stallion that passes on his movement and style to his offspring. From the KWPN Foal Report: "Uptown showed a uniform collection of very well-developed, very riding type, long-legged foals that stand in good rectangular model. The foals move uphill with much impulsion and suppleness. The head is expressive. The poll has more than sufficient length. The neck has good length, shape and muscling. The wither has good length and development. The shoulder has more than sufficient length and development. The back has good length and muscling. The croup has good length, position and muscling. The hamstring is long and well-developed. The walk has good scope and suppleness. The foals trot uphill with much suppleness, good self-carriage and balance. The canter is carried and has much impulsion. In movement the foals are good at changes and appear to be sensible."
Uptown has two Approved sons to date - Bojengel (Uptown x Gribaldi) and Calm Pleasure (Uptown x Jazz). Uptown is Licensed for breeding with the KWPN, Oldenburg, Westphalia and all southern German associations. Now available via Frozen Semen through Yancey Farms in Ocala, FL - 800-867-7021.