Fifteen Colts Pass on First Pre-Selection Day for 2023 KWPN Stallion Licensing

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 22:46
Pablo Picasso (by Taminiau X Florencio) at the pre-selection for the 2023 KWPN Stallion Licensing. He is owned by Dutch team riders Emmelie Scholtens, Edward Gal and Hans Peter Minderhoud :: Photo © Digishots

The KWPN society kicked off its pre-selection week for dressage breds colts who want to compete in the 2023 KWPN Stallion Licensing. Fifteen colts got the green light on day one of the pre-selection in Ermelo on 29 November 2022. 

The KWPN Stallion Licensing Committee consists of Bert Rutten (chair), Johan Hamminga, and Wouter Plaizier. German Sönke Rothenberger assists as a new "apprentice judge."

Today 47 colts were presented in freedom and 15 were accepted for the second phase at the 2023 KWPN Stallion Licensing in 's Hertogenbosch next February. 

"It was a successful start today. We selected a number of complete horses for the second phase. The picture we got on the hard surface corresponded quite well with what we saw in freedom. Of course one stallion impresses a bit more than another," said Bert Rutten. "Although it's not so relevant, I don't believe we even saw so many greys. Several of them will re-appear in Den Bosch."

The selectors picked a cross bred by Secret out of a Lusitano mare by the Brazilian Olympic Grand Prix horse Escorial Horsecampline, for instance.

The selected colts are: 

  • Penoza (by Painted Black X Etoile) - Breeder & Owner: J. Van Kooten 
  • Pontiac Vdt (by Total Us X Ferro) - Breeder: a. Van De Tillaart - Owners: A van de Tillaart, Peter Wetzelaer 
  • Pe'le D (by Vivaldi X Donnerhall)  - Breeder: J Derikx - Owners: Tim Coomans and Y. Reijnders 
  • Partout (by Vivaldi X Fürstenball) - Breeder & Owner: Van Bockxgrave Horses & S Van Der Voort
  • Pride (by Secret X Apache) - Breeder & Owner: E.t. Ten Bosch
  • Pushkine De St Jean (by Secret X Escorial) - Breeder & Owner: C. Nevejan
  • Pablo Picasso (by Taminiau X Florencio) - Breeder: Ras - Owners: Witte Scholtens, Edward Gal, and Hans Peter Minderhoud
  • Palermo (by Valverde X Johnson) - Breeder & Owner: Jan Brouwer 
  • Paparazzi Taonga (by Vitalis X All at Once) - Breeder & Owner: Stal 104 
  • Prisco Rs2 (by Tørveslettens Sylvester X Negro) - Breeder & Owner: Rs2 Dressage Center De Horst
  • Passenger H (by  Totilas X Franklin) - Breeder: a. Van De Tillaart - Owners: A van de Tillaart, Peter Wetzelaer 
  • Patton (by Totilas X Blue Hors Zack) - Breeder & Owner: Burgers
  • Pio Cesare K (by  Vivino X Negro) - Breeder: R. Klinkhamers - Owner: Carlo Van Trierum
  • Nn (by  Franklin X Dancier) - Breeder: Hebenbrock - Owner: Mt-stables 
  • Perfect Secret (by Secret X Expression) - Breeder: Van Silfhout - Owners: Sportpferde Galleria, Van Duren Sporthorses, Van Silfhout

Photos © Digishots

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