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.


January, 11

* Measuring of the height and checking of the description

* Obligate Exploration of the arena


January, 12


* Inspection of conformation and gaits on a hard and soft ground

               1. Candidate breeding stallions BWP, jumping

               2. Candidate breeding stallions not-BWP, jumping

               3. Candidate breeding stallions BWP, dressage

               4. Candidate breeding stallions not-BWP, dressage


* Lunging for the dressage stallions
             1. Candidate breeding stallions BWP

             2. Candidate breeding stallions not-BWP


*Announcement selection dressage stallions accepted for the following day


January, 13


* Loose jumping: candidate breeding stallions, jumping

Candidate breeding stallions BWP


* Free movements: selected candidate breeding stallions, dressage

               1. Candidate breeding stallions BWP

               2. Candidate breeding stallions not-BWP


* Loose jumping: candidate breeding stallions, jumping

Candidate breeding stallions not-BWP


* Honours


*Announcement selection jumping stallions accepted for the following day.


January, 14

* Loose jumping for the selected jumping stallions
1. Candidate breeding stallions not-BWP
2. Candidate breeding stallions BWP

* Proclamation


* Belgian Stallion Competition


* BWP Top Stallion Auction

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.


Talifax vrijspringen hengstenkeuring
Dirk Caremans

BWP Stallion Selection Show 2023 - 2° Phase

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