The foal season is in full swing. If you already have one or more beautiful foals frolicking in the field, the question arises: ‘Which stallion will we choose this year?’ We gladly assist you in this matter. Worldwide, thousands of dressage foals are born each year. Wondering which stallions produced the most foals last year? We looked into it for you.
Do you prefer to breed with an established sire, or would you rather pick a promising young stallion? Or would you go for a stallion that is right in between? By now, we know what the KWPN breeders have chosen. Last year, the most recurring sire among the KWPN dressage foals was the impressive My Blue Hors Santiano.
Breeders’ favourite back to Denmark
In 2022, KWPN breeders welcomed no less than 253 My Blue Hors Santiano-offspring. This stallion offers renewing blood, a strong dam line and is bred out of the same dam as Glock’s Zonik. The son of world champion Sezuan dazzled the crowd with his performances in the stallion competitions, the Pavo Cup, and the Subli Cup under the guidance of Renate van Uytert-Van Vliet. Earlier this year, the stallion returned to Denmark, to serve the breeders there with his qualities.
Following with a gap of only two foals, the fantastic Las Vegas ranks second. He produced 251 KWPN foals last year, one of which emerged as one of the top sellers of our October auction. His daughter Swingvorette was sold to Germany for 10.000 euro. Las Vegas seems to have a brilliant future ahead of him and evidenced his qualities at the World Dressage Breeding Championships for Young Horses twice. Last year, he missed out on the medals by a hair’s breadth. Recently it was announced that the stallion is now trained by Hans Peter Minderhoud, as Emmelie Scholtens is sidelined by a knee injury.
Double world champion
After two young stallions we have now reached the rising eight-year-old, two-fold world champion Kjento. This stallion seems to tick all the boxes and is clearly appreciated by the breeders. Last year, he sired 237 KWPN foals and earlier this year the KWPN bestowed him with the ‘Dressage Horse of the Year’ title. Everyone is eagerly awaiting his next show with his double world champion rider Charlotte Fry.
Nine-year-old stars in the making
The next two stallions also demonstrate their qualities each time they enter the ring: For Ferrero and Jameson RS2. Both stallions expanded their progeny count by 174 KWPN foals last season. The For Romance-son For Ferrero has turned nine years of age and made his winning Small Tour debut with Kim Koolen last year. His peer Jameson RS2 has been making the headlines ever since his championship title at the KWPN Stallion Show. This stallion is also successful in the Small Tour. His rider Marieke van der Putten is preparing the stallion for the Grand Prix.
Introduce your breeding products to the world
Would you like to sell the foal you bred this season? Via Global Dressage Auction you reach a wide international audience that is interested in dressage breeding. You do not have to load your foal on the lorry four times, and you are nevertheless featured in the world’s most interesting collections. Sign up your foal for the photo and video day of Friday, the 30th of June. Our selector Koos Poppelaars is busy selecting the first foals and gladly views your foal too.
Interested? Let us know and fill out the digital form here.
Any questions or interested in getting more information about the auction? Koos Poppelaars is happy to help: 00316 52 46 64 47