The chestnut stallion Knock Out (by Ebony x Dreamcatcher) became the high scorer of the 2018 KWPN Spring Stallion Performance Testing which concluded in Ermelo, The Netherlands, on 25 May 2018.
Fifteen stallions began the mandatory 50-day stallion performance test and only a very small amount, 7, were able to successfully conclude. All the rest dropped out for various reasons.
"We are very happy about the stallions. They behaved well during the entire testing and proved very rideable. The last few years we really made progress on rideability in breeding and the seven stallions approved today scored extremely well on that part," said Bert Rutten, chair of the KWPN stallion licensing committee.
Bred by Wim Hoogeslag and owned by Tim Coomans and Nico Witte, Knock Out scored the highest overall of 86 points with a 9 for rideability. Knock Out was originally named Kwadrate at the 2018 KWPN Licensing in February. Coomans and Witte acquired the stallion at the KWPN Select Sale.
Interestingly, the stallion's new name is the same as the 2015 born KWPN licensed stallion Knock-Out (by Expression x Ferro x Goodtimes), which Andreas Helgstrand acquired at the 2018 KWPN Licensing.
The second highest scoring stallion was the Hanoverian bred Taminiau (by Toto Jr x Sandro Hit). Bred by Jan Holtland, this black scored 85.5 points.
Having passed the 2018 Spring testing are:
- Knock Out (by Ebony x Dreamcatcher) - 86
- Taminiau (by Toto Jr. x Sandro Hit) - 85,5
- Kilimanjaro (by Bordeaux x Westpoint) - 83,5
- King Karim (by Toto Jr. x Painted Black) - 83
- King de Niro (by De Niro x Ampère) - 82,5
- Joop TC (by Ravel x Krack C) - 82
- Kayne (by Governor x Rousseau) - 81,5
- Kardieno (by Dante Weltino x Parcival)
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