Dutch Warmblood Breed Profile | KWPN Horse

Dutch Warmbloods are some of the world’s finest equestrian athletes. With a competitive spirit and willing disposition, these horses were born to win.

The Dutch Warmblood is referred to as the Royal Dutch Sport Horse (or Koninklijk Warmbloed Paardenstamboek Nederland – KWPN) in their homeland of the Netherlands.

What is a Dutch Warmblood?

There are three different types of Dutch Warmbloods: the riding horse, the harness horse, and the Gelders horse. It is estimated that 85-90% of KWPNs are registered as riding horses.

Thick Brush Stroke

Breeding and Registration

Because of the focus on performance rather than aesthetics, Dutch Warmbloods can vary in appearance between individuals. Overall, they are well-built and have good conformation.


The Dutch Warmblood is a popular choice for amateur and professional equestrian competitors. Though they are big and bold in the show ring, they are generally easy to handle on the ground.

Is a Dutch Warmblood right for you?