Pepita S is a Keur KWPN mare purchased from VDL Stud in Holland and imported to our farm in 2001 at the time she was in foal to Hold up Premier. Pepita’s breeder in Holland, family Van Straaten, is represented by no less than seven mares in the KWPN index of the top 250 best mares. On the KWPN index of the 50 most sport-bred colts born in 1997, three stallions are bred by the Van Straaten family. In addition, Family Van Straaten holds a splendid 28th place on the WBFSH world ranking for sport horse breeders.
As a three year old, Pepita completed the IBOP test in Holland, she scored an amazing: 8 for walk, 8 for trot and 8 for canter, this was the top score at the large Keuring she attended awarding her the predicate Keur.
Pepita’s famous mare line is loaded with international level jumpers, her grand-dam and great grand-dam both jumped at the highest levels of the sport. Pepita’s dam the Ster KWPN mare Haroom T is also the mother of the jumping star Kimcorda and the full blood sibling to Pepita, the KWPN approved Stallion VDL Sarantos
Sensational KWPN-NA Keuring Results
VDL Sarantos |
Sarantos is one of the most successful and promising show jumpers in Holland. He is the winner of the Stallion competition of Zuidbroek, Promising Young Stallion in Zwolle and was 3rd in the Stallion competition of Hengelo. Sarantos received the following scores during his KWPN stallion testing: 8 for canter, 8 for jumping take-off and technique, 9 for scope and 8.5 for his talent for jumping. Pepita is the only sibling from this highly successful mare line to be imported to North America. In February 2006, at the KWPN Stallion competition Sarantos was the overall Z level champion and the winner of the KWPN stallion competition.
Since 2004, Pepita’s magical offspring have been honoured with top rankings on the very prestigious KWPN-NA TOP-FIVE list!
During the KWPN-NA Keuring tour in 2004, Pepita’s eldest offspring, Union S, was ranked #7
in the TOP-TEN
list for his jumping ability.
In 2006, Pepita’s Indoctro yearling mare, Anime P, was awarded First Premium
and High Score Young Horse
at the Pineland Keuring in Maine to finish #1 Jumper Yearling in the Nation
on the KWPN-NA TOP-TEN
list! The juries complementary comments were; “Best of the young horses, Anime P, is very well developed, quite big for a yearling but with a perfect shape, harmonious built, beautiful long sloping shoulder, supple in her movement and good long legs.''
2007 proved to be another tremendous year for Pepita when no less than three of her outstanding Indoctro offspring finished on the prestigious KWPN-NA TOP-FIVE
list after the results from the KWPN-NA Keuring Tour were calculated. Anime P was awarded First Premium
two year old, Compass P
was First Premium
and finished as the #4 Jumper Foal
on the KWPN-NA TOP-FIVE
list, Beam P
was First Premium
and finished as the #3 Jumper Yearling
on the KWPN-NA TOP-FIVE
list and Zoom P (Zarek P) 2007 North American Reserve Champion ISF Cup For 3-Year Old Jumpers.
At the age of three in 2009, Beam P received the Ster predicate
by the KWPN jury and finished the year with three spots on the KWPN-NA prestigious TOP-FIVE list; 2009 North American Champion Jumper Gelding, 2009 North American Reserve Champion ISF Cup For 3-Year Old Jumpers
on the TOP-FIVE
list Jumper IBOP
. Pepita’s 2009 Chin Chin foal, Empress Chin P
was awarded First Premium Jumper Foal.
2010 saw another fantastic year for Beam P
competing in the Jump Canada 4-Year Old Class with near flawless performances and many wins in this competitive series. Beam finished the year as the KWPN-NA 2010 North American Reserve Champion Iron Spring Cup For 4-Year Old Jumpers.
For 2011, Pepita is confirmed in foal to the ‘Keur Preferent’ KWPN stallion Voltaire who needs little introduction! We eagerly wait for the arrival of this foal which is sold in-utero to a very special family in Australia. We can not wait to have offspring from our breeding program one day compete and shine in Australia!
Pepita holds a very special place in our hearts, her sweet calm nature and extraordinary beauty win everyone over that visits our farm. A solid proven producer of numerous award winning KWPN-NA TOP-FIVE offspring
, Pepita’s foals are always in high demand and very hard to part with!