Worldwide the BWP label is highly regarded. Annually the BWP Stallion Selection is an international highlight for the studbook. The stallions who receive approval after the third phase are added to the list with BWP approved stallions.

Program Stallion Selection

The BWP Stallion Selection runs in three phases.

Phase 1: The veterinary examination

The candidate stallions go to Merelbeke, to the Veterinary Faculty of Gent University, for their veterinary examination. When the result is positive, the stallions move on to the second phase. Stallions can take this examination from 1 April of the year before the selection.

Phase 2: The conformation inspection and free jumping/moving

The three-year-old candidate stallions are presented to the BWP stallion jury in the month of January. The stallions are judged on their conformation on hard and soft soil and on free jumping/moving. The inspection is carried out over several days.

 

 

Phase 3: Under the saddle

In the third week of March the three-year-old candidate stallions that passed the second phase, will be presented under the saddle. The stallions will show their three basic gaits and jump fences. The four-year-old and older stallions are also presented in this phase. The decision on which stallions will be approved will be taken at the end of the third phase.

 

7 March

 

BWP Stallion Selection:

 

  • 8 am: 4y and older: Inspection of conformation and gaits on a hard and soft ground
  • 9y old stallions and older: Proclamation
  • Riding under the own rider of all candidate dressage stallions
  • 12.45: jumping under the saddle of 4 to 8-years old candidate jumping stallions (Course)
  • Jumping under the saddle of 3 years old candidate jumping stallions (A line)
  • 4-8y: First proclamation
  • 8 pm: Final “National Free Jump Cup”, sponsored by Altez

 

8 March

 

BRp Stallion Selection

  • 10 am: Measurement & veterinary examination
  • 11.45: Inspection of conformation and gaits on hard and soft ground
  • 13.45: Loose jumping
  • 15.45: BRp Elite stallion
    BRp Sportpony of the year
    Approved BRp stallions + BRp Champion

 

BWP Stallion Selection:

  • 8 am: Jumping under the saddle of 4 to 8-year old candidate jumping stallions (usual rider)
  • 10.15 am: Riding under the BWP rider (dressage stallions)
  • 11.45 am: Riding under the BWP rider (3 year old jumping stallions)
  • Riding under the BWP rider (4-8 year old jumping stallions)
  • Dressage stallions: riding test 4-8 year old stallions
  • 8 pm: BWP Dressage Evening & sales presentation

9 March

 

BWP Stallion Selection:

  • 8 am: Jumping under the saddle of 3 year old candidate jumping stallions (usual rider)
  • Young Breeder Award
    BWP Elite mares
    Proclamation
  • Final of the Lannoo Belgian Stallion Competition powered by EuroHorse: 4 & 5 year olds
  • BWP Award, sponsord by KBC
  • Final of the Lannoo Belgian Stallion Competition powered by EuroHorse: 6 year olds
  • Awarding of the 3-years old BWP Champion
  • 7.45 pm: BWP Young Horses Auction
  • Final of the Lannoo Belgian Stallion Competition powered by EuroHorse: 7 year olds

Sponsoring

Contact:

Geert Helsen

geert.helsen.sales@bwp.be

+32 (0)479 29 82 92