National Stallion Show (English)

NWPCS National Stallion Show. Photo: Theo ten Brinke
NWPCS National Stallion Show. Photo: Theo ten Brinke

The NWPCS National Stallion Show 2020 is held Friday the 7th and Saturday the 8th of February in Ermelo.

Location

National Equestrian Centre
De Beek 125
3852 PL Ermelo
The Netherlands

Time Schedule

Friday Februari 7th, 2020

Prinses Amalia arena:

 8.30 u.WPBR: 2 groups of 3- year old WPBR-colts, followed by 1 group of older WPBR stallions  
 9.40 u.NWR: 4 groups of 3-year-old colts, followed by 1 group of older stallions
11.40 u.Section C: 3-year-old coltS
11.55 u.Section D: 3-year-old  colts
12.00 u.BREAK
13.00 u.Section A: 3-year-old colts, followed by 1 group of older stallions
14.30 u.Section B:  3-year-old colts, followed by 1 group of older stallions
15.45 u.BREAK
16.15 u.Lunging of the forwarded WPBR-stallions,  followed by the forwarded NWR-stallions

Outdoors:

14.00 uInspection of the WPBR colts and stallions on hard surface.
14.30 uInspection of the NWR colts and stallions on hard surface.
15.00 uInspection of the section A colts and stallions on hard surface.
16.00 uInspection of the section C colts and stallions on hard surface.
16.15 uInspection of the section D colts and stallions on hard surface.
16.30 u.Inspection of the section B colts and stallions on hard surface.

Saturday february 8th, 2020

Prinses Amalia Arena

8.30 u.4-year-old WPBR stallions
8.35 u.4-year-old NWR stallions
9.00 u.5- and 6-year-old NWR stallions
9.10 u.10-year-old and older NWR stallions
 9.15 u.NWR Championship
9.30 u4-year-old section C stallions
9.35 u.5- and 6-year-old section C stallions
9.40 u.10-year-old and older section C stallions
9.45 u.5- and 6-year-old section D stallions
9.55 u.10-year-old and older section D stallion
10.00u.4-year-old section A stallions
10.15 u.5- ans 6-year-old section A stallions
10.20 u.7-, 8- and 9-year-old section A stallions
10.25 u.10-year-old and older section A stallions
10.40 u.Honoring predicate stallions
Elite  – Prestatie  – Sport –  Fokpremie 
11.05 u.4-year-old section B stallions
11.25 u.5- and 6-year-old section B stallions
11.35 u.7-, 8 and 9-year-old section B stallions
11.40 u.10-year-old and older section B stallions
11.45 u.Honoring successful World Championship Driving participants
12.05 u.BREAK  (show: handlers-race and dressage clinic)
13.00 u Honoring NWPCS Breeder of the Year
13.20 u.Ridden NWR stallions who did the performance test and have been registered as an approved stallion in the NWPCS Studbook last year.
13.40 u. Voluntarily ridden class for stallions under 1.38
13.50.uVoluntarily ridden class for stallions of 1.38m and over
13.55 u.Second viewing WPBR colts
14.15 u.Section WPBR championship
14.30 u.Second viewing NWR colts and stallions
Followed by the election of the best trotting NWR colt
15.20 uSecond viewing section C colts and stallions
15.30 u.Section C championship
15.45 u.Second viewing section D colts and stallions
15.50 u.Section D championship
16.00 u.Second viewing section A colts and stallions
16.35 u.Section A championship
16.50 u.Second viewing section B colts and stallions
17.30 u.Section B championship
17.50 u.Overall Supreme Championship

Welcome to the NWPCS National Stallion Show

The Dutch Welsh Pony and Cob Society (NWPCS) is very happy to welcome the numerous foreign visitors to the NWPCS National Stallion Grading Show (CHK) February 7th and 8th at the National Equestrian Centre in Ermelo.

The NWPCS was founded in 1959. Along with the National Stallion Show (CHK) at the beginning of February each year, the NWPCS annually organizes six regional shows (RK) and the National Mare Grading Show (CMK) which is held in August.

Stallion Licensing

Due to Dutch Horse Law, the NWPCS stallion licensing in 1959 until 1995 differed from the licensing in the United Kingdom. A stallion only received a licence if it was accepted by the national judging committee. Additional requirements included approval by a veterinarian and a correct pedigree confirmed by a DNA-test (both parents). In order for offspring to be registered in the NWPCS-studbook, this was obligatory, even if the stallion was already licensed according to the procedures in the UK.

An important change was made by us in 1995. From that point on, the licensing of Welsh stallions sections A, B, C and D became identical to the procedure in the United Kingdom. All offspring of stallions who obtaine a license in this way are registered in our studbook. As a result, our National Stallion Show has become a show where stallions can additionally get approved as an NWPCS breeding stallion (stamboekhengst). Thus, for a Welsh Pony or Cob to be registered in the NWPCS Studbook it is not necessary to have an NWPCS approved sire, but quite a number of breeders and owners prefer to use such an approved stallion over a licensed stallion.

However, when breeding and / or showing a Welsh, there is no difference between the offspring of a licensed stallion and that of a stallion approved at the NWPCS Stallion Show.

NWR: Dutch Welsh Ridingpony

Apart from the 5 regular sections of the WPCS, the NWPCS has added a sixth: the Dutch Welsh Ridingpony (NWR). This is in fact a Welsh Partbred with a minimum of 25% registered Welsh blood crossed only with Arabian, Anglo-Arabian and/or English Thoroughbred. The aimed height of the NWR is between 146 and 148cm (14.2hh).

Like the other NWPCS-approved stallions, in order for an NWR stallion to become an NWPCS approved stallion, it has to be accepted by the national judging committee, approved by the vet and DNA-tested. In addition, the NWR-stallion needs to have successfully completed a performance test.