Volume 9.18 | September 2018
BEHIND THE BARN DOOR
Your KWPN-NA E-Newsletter for September 2018
On Top of the World!
Breaking news - the FEI has just announced that Laura Graves and her KWPN gelding Verdades are now the #1-ranked horse/rider combination in the world for dressage - the first time an American has held this honor!

Congratulations Laura & "Diddy", and remember to keep up with what's happening by "liking" our Facebook page !
Post-keuring hangover?
It's time to start thinking about the
2019 KWPN-NA Annual Meeting!
It's never too early to start thinking about the KWPN-NA Annual Meeting, which for 2019 will be held January 27 through February 3, in conjunction with the
KWPN Stallion Show in Den Bosch, Netherlands. And we've made it easy for you to join us by negotiating a great hotel, tours and stallion show rates. Plus you will be treated like a VIP as we take care of all the details for you! Activities will include special reserved seating at the Stallion Show and commentary in English, farm and sightseeing tours, and a welcome reception. Make new friends and join fellow breeders for the time of your life, enjoying an entire week of gorgeous horses, education and entertainment. What could be better?
Nominations Now Being Accepted for KWPN-NA Year-End Awards
 The Members' Committee is seeking nominations for the following KWPN-NA Annual Awards:

  • Tony de Groot Member of the Year Award
  • Breeder of the Year
  • Performance Horse of the Year

Awards will be presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting. Nominations are due by December 1st!

Can't Get Enough of Keurings?
You can re-live all the action with our "Reports From the Road" series, where the judges have provided a recap of the top performers at each keuring site. Read the entire series on the KWPN-NA site HERE .
KEURING TOP TENS
Top Tens are here! Click the link below to view our 2018 KWPN-NA Keuring Tour Top Tens for Riding and Harness horses.
Congratulations to everyone and thank you for making our keuring tour a success!
On a Final Note...THANK YOU!
This year's KWPN-NA keuring tour boasted 482 entries across North America, and putting on what amounts to a two+ week-long continuous event would not be possible without our dedicated keuring hosts - THANK YOU!

We'd like to give a shout out to a few of our keuring hosts who either were hosting a keuring for the first time, were hosting in a new location, or were welcoming back a keuring after a long absence:

  • Kathy Hickerson - UMASS
  • Tracy Geller - Six Pound Farm
  • Lauren Woodruff - The Hillside Center
  • Ellicia Edgar - Valleyfield Farm
  • Ken and Martha Mellish - New Perth Farm
Congratulations to Bronze Level Breeder Marie-Josée Proulx
 The KWPN-NA would like to congratulate Marie-Josée Proulx, of Dunvegan, ON , who has been named as our newest Bronze Level Breeder! Most recently, her foal Never Better Dream was named 6 th in the country for dressage foals. Kalamata Dream, owned now by Paula Fedeyko, was 9 th in the country for Dressage mares. Kalamata Dream also earned her Ster predicate this year.  Learn more about Marie-Jos ée and the Canadream Farm program HERE , as well as more information about the KWPN-NA Breeder's Achievement Awards HERE .
Check out the KWPN International Magazine!
The latest issue features:

  • Choosing a Breeding Stallion
  • A Tribute to Verdi
  • Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome (WFFS)
  • World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses
  • KWPN Championships
  • World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses
WEG Tryon 2018 Goes Dutch!
#TheChoiceofChampions
At this year's FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, KWPN horses showed off their incredible talent and versatility by scoring medals in dressage, jumping, eventing, driving, vaulting, and absolutely dominating the podium in para-dressage! Here are our favorites, all our honorary "Members of the Month" for September:
Laura Graves & Verdades
Dressage (USA)
Team & Individual Silver
Devin Ryan & Eddie Blue
Jumping (USA)
Team Gold
Rosalind Canter & Allstar B
Eventing (GBR)
Team & Individual Gold
Chester Weber
Driving (USA)
Individual Silver
Chester Weber, Misdee Wrigley Miller, & James Fairclough
Driving Team Gold (USA)
Janika Derks & Carousso Hit
Vaulting (GER)
Individual Silver
Lisa Wild & Fairytale
Vaulting (AUT)
Individual Bronze
Sophie Wells & C Fatal Attraction
Para-Dressage (GBR)
Ind. & Freestyle Gold (Grade V)
Frank Hosmar & Alphaville N.O.P .
Para-Dressage (NED)
Ind. & Freestyle Silver (Grade V)
Tomoko Nakamura & Djazz F
Para-Dressage (JPN)
Freestyle Bronze (Grade V)
Sanne Voets & Demantur N.O.P.
Para-Dressage (NED)
Ind. & Freestyle Gold (Grade IV)
Rixt van der Horst & Findsley
Para-Dressage (NED)
Ind. & Freestyle Gold (Grade III)
Rebecca Hart & El Corona Texel
Para-Dressage (USA)
Ind. Bronze & Freestyle Silver (Grade III)
Nicole den Dulk & Wallace N.O.P.
Para-Dressage (NED)
Ind. & Freestyle Bronze
(Grade II)
Frank Hosmar, Sanne Voets, Nicole den Dulk, &
Rixt van der Horst
Para-Dressage Team Gold (NED)
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