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.


Attention! Dogs are not allowed in the Azelhof!


9 March


BWP Stallion Selection:


  • 9 am: 4y and older: Measuring + Inspection of conformation and gaits on a hard and soft ground
  • 1 pm: Riding under the own rider of all candidate dressage stallions
  • 2.30 pm: jumping under the saddle of 3 to 8-years old candidate jumping stallions
  • 4-8y: First proclamation

10 March


BRp Stallion Selection


9 am - 10.30 am:  Measuring

10.45 am               conformation and gaits on a hard ground

+/- 12.30              conformation and gaits on a soft ground

+/- 3.00 pm         loose jumping

+/- 4.55 pm         jumping under the saddle

                              Celebration of the BRp Elite stallions and BRp sports pony of the year 

                              Presentation of the approved stallions and celebration of the champion 


BWP Stallion Selection:

  • 8 am: Dressage stallions: Riding under the BWP rider
  • Jumping stallions: Riding under the BWP rider
  • Dressage stallions: riding under the own rider
  • 7.30 pm: BWP Dressage Gala

11 March

BWP Stallion Selection:

  • 8 am: Jumping under the saddle of 3 to 8-years old candidate jumping stallions (usual rider)
  • Final of the Belgian Stallion Competition
  • Awarding of the 3-years old BWP Champion
  • 8.30 pm: BWP Young Horses Auction