Dressage superstar Valegro is one of the
world’s most famous Dutch Warmbloods,
winning Olympic gold with British rider
Charlotte Dujardin in Rio and London.
The representing organization of the Dutch Warmblood in the United States
and Canada is the KWPN-NA. In addition to the above breeding directions, the
North American studbook has included a third type in the riding horse category:
hunter. All riding horses are now registered as dressage, jumper or hunter in type.
While the KWPN’s ideal goal for breeding is to produce horses capable of
competing at the Grand Prix level, the Dutch Warmblood is a compatible partner for all equestrians. Bred to be reliable, easy to handle, smart and easy to train,
the breed is equally at home with amateur riders.
Visit the KWPN-NA at www.kwpn-na.org to learn more.
KIM KLIMEK is a freelance writer based in Kentucky.
HEIGHT: 16-17 hands
COLOR: All colors, including pintos,
although the majority are solid colors.