Jan Streppel has been named the KWPN Breeder of the Year 2020.
Traditionally the Breeder of the Year trophy is announced during the KWPN Horse Days in August, but this year's edition took place in a slimmed down format due to Covid-19.
Instead the KWPN society announced the name of the Breeder of the Year during the 2021 KWPN Stallion Licensing and played a video where a KWPN crew went to Jan Streppel's home in Wilp, The Netherlands, to surprise and honour him for his breeding achievements.
Streppel's most famous breeding products are the TC Athene (by United x Jazz), the 2019 European Under 25 Champion and the World Young Horse Championship medal winner and licensed stallion Governor (by Totilas x Jazz).
Jan Streppel and his wife Miny live in the family home, which is a diary farm and they combined the breeding of livestock with horses.
"I don't know what to say," said a visibly moved Streppel when he received the trophy for Breeder of the Year. "This is beautiful. I achieved this together with the breeders and owners of my horses and I want to thank everyone involved."
Orleans and Toulouse
Streppel's breeding programme is based on the two Jazz daughters Orleans and Toulouse and their offspring. Both mares are full sisters to Adelinde Cornelissen's Olympic medal winner Parzival.
Orleans produced Governor, who was the reserve champion of the KWPN Licensing and is now being trained to Grand Prix level by Cornelissen, as well as TC Athene who has won 12 medals in total at the European youth riders championships under Jeanine Nieuwenhuis.
Toulouse produced six elite mares and two Grand Prix horses, including Genua TC (by Charmeur) who recently passed away. Toulouse passed away in October 2018.
Sophie Reef Loses Young Riders' Horse Genua TC
Governor Wins 2019 VHO Trophy
Glamourdale Shining Star of 7-YO Final at 2018 World Young Horse Championships
Lordswood Dancing Diamond, Sovereign Winner of the 6-YO Finals at 2017 World Young Horse Championships
Gregory, High Scorer in the 2020 NRPS Stallion Performance Testing
Governor, High Scorer of 2014 KWPN Autumn Stallion Performance Testing
Governor, Top Producer for 2019 KWPN Stallion Licensing Pre-Selection Days
Toulouse Passed Away
Willy Wijnen, KWPN Breeder of the Year 2019
Isabel and Wil van Gisbergen Named KWPN Breeder of the Year 2018
Leunus van Lieren, KWPN Breeder of the Year 2017
Marianne Hendriksen Named 2016 KWPN Breeder of the Year
Rene Franssen Named 2015 KWPN Breeder of the Year
Jan Lamers Named 2014 KWPN Breeder of the Year
Emmy de Jeu, KWPN Breeder of the Year 2013
Van Os Family, KWPN Breeders of the Year 2012
Jansen Family, KWPN Breeders of the Year 2011
Van de Valk/Van Anholt Proclaimed KWPN Breeders of the Year 2010