PZHK acknowledged by KWPN

For years, the KWPN has granted acknowledged status to studbooks ranked in the top ten of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) over multiple years. Offspring of stallions approved by a KWPN-acknowledged studbook qualify for Register A and, upon meeting specific criteria, are accepted into the KWPN studbook. The KWPN Breeding Council for riding horses, which has discussed criteria for acknowledged status on several occasions, recently recommended that the number of KWPN-acknowledged studbooks be expanded to include the top seventeen of the WBFSH. This change allows more horses to qualify for Register A and relegates fewer to Register B. Furthermore, the recommendation benefits breeders, as the KWPN breeding program offers more opportunities for Register A horses, provided they meet conformation, performance, and health criteria. The Breeding Council also recommended that a studbook rank among the top seventeen of the WBFSH in dressage or jumping at least twice in order to qualify for KWPN-acknowledged status.

Current KWPN acknowledged studbooks

  1. Belgisch Warmbloedpaard v.z.w. (BWP)
  2. Danish Warmblood Society (DWB)
  3. Irish Sport Horse Studbook (ISH)
  4. Nederlands Rijpaarden en Pony Stamboek (NRPS)
  5. Pferdezuchtverband Baden-Württemberg e.V. (BAD-WÜ)
  6. Rheinisches Pferdestammbuch e.V. (RHEIN)
  7. Stud-book Français du Cheval Selle Français (ANSF) (SF)
  8. Stud-book Zangersheide (ZANG)
  9. Swedish Warmblood Association (SWB)
  10. Verband der Züchter und Feunde des Ostpreussischen Warmblutpferdes Trakehner Abstammung e.V. (TRAK)
  11. Hannoveraner Verband e. V. (HANN)
  12. Verband der Züchter des Holsteiner Pferdes e.V. (HOLST)
  13. Verband der Züchter des Oldenburger Pferdes e.V. (OLDBG)
  14. Westfälisches Pferdestammbuch e.V. (WESTF)
  15. Engels Volbloed

The following studbooks have been added as KWPN acknowledged studbook:

  1. Anglo European Studbook in the UK (AES) – in the UK
  2. Stud-book sBs, le cheval de Sport Belge (SBS)
  3. Landesverband Bayerischer Pferdezüchtere V. (BAVAR)
  4. Pferdezuchtverband Brandenburg-Anhalt (BRAND)
  5. Zuchtverband CH-Sportpferde ZVCH Swiss Warmblood (CH)
  6. Polish Horse Breeders Association (PZHK)
  7. Unione Nazionale Incremento Razze Equine (UNIRE)

PZHK results in WBFSH Rankings – dressage by studbook:

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