Kjento Most Popular KWPN Breeding Sire of 2019 - 303 Foals Born in 2020

Thu, 03/11/2021 - 19:57
Charlotte Fry and Kjento in the 2021 KWPN Stallion Competition in Ermelo :: Photo © Digishots

A new, most popular Dutch warmblood breeding stallion has claimed the top of the ranking as most used sire by KWPN dressage breeders: Kjento

Gert-Jan van Olst' black Kjento (by Negro x Jazz) had the most coverings in 2019 and resulted in the most foals born in 2020.

With 303 foals born in 2020 he had the most offspring of all dressage stallions registered with the KWPN society last year. 

KWPN Sires Take over the Ranking

While last year, German bred sires dominated the top five ranking of most popular sires, the tables have now turned. 

Kento is the top produced with 303 foals born.

The number two on the ranking is Le Formidable (by Bordeaux x Ferro), who was the champion of the 2019 KWPN Stallion Licensing, but then moved a bit to the back ground in his further development as a sport horse. 278 foals by Le Formidable were born in 2020. 

The number three on the ranking is Jameson (by Zack x Negro). He sired 235 foals in 2020. He competed at the 2019 World Young Horse Championships after becoming licensing champion in 2017.

The number four on the ranking is a second stallion owned by Gert-Jan van Olst, the World Young Horse Champion Glamourdale (by Lord Leatherdale x Negro). He sired 157 foals in 2020.  Glamourdale once led the breeding ranking in 2015.

The top five is completed by the German bred KWPN sire Just Wimphof (by De Niro x Riccione), who had 150 foals in 2020. Just Wimphof used to the leader on the breeding ranking in 2019 and 2018. 

Interesting Statistics

In 2020 more than 10,500 KWPN bred foals were born, of which 4,800 were dressage bred. 

The top 5 most used stallions produced 1123 foals in total, which is 23% of the dressage bred KWPN foals of 2020; an increase of 3%. 

In 2020 the KWPN registered foals by 347 different stallions.

  • 263 stallions sired 1 - 10 foals
  • 38 stallions sired 11 - 25 foals
  • 26 stallions sired 26 - 50 foals
  • 11 stallions sired 51 - 100 foals
  • 9 stallions sired 101 foals and more

The group of nine stallions that sired more than 100 foals produced a total of 1628 foals out of approximately 4,800. 

Photo © Digishots

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