Kjento became the high scoring 3-year old stallion at the 2018 KWPN Autumn Stallion Performance Testing which concluded on 24 November 2018 at the KWPN headquarters in Ermelo, The Netherlands.
Sixteen 3-year old colts initially began the testing on 8 October but only 11 of them completed the actual 50-day test and just 9 of them scored sufficiently to obtain licensed status and be allowed to breed for the KWPN society.
The 2018 KWPN Autumn stallion performance testing took longer than expected as an outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus happened at the KNHS headquarters, which put the testing on hold. Three horses were quarantined to recover. On 6 November they were negative to EHV-1 and the testing resumed.
Gert-Jan van Olst's black Kjento VOD (by Negro x Jazz x Juventus) became the highest scoring stallion at the autumn testing with a 90 point total. He got 8.5 for walk, 9 for trot, 9.5 for canter, and 9 for suppleness, balance, self carriage, rideability and potential as a dressage horse.
The second best scoring stallion was King (by Toto Jr x Turbo Magic), owned by Ad Valk and the German V. Janke (who also owns Ibiza). He scored 85.5 points. He earned 8.5 for walk, trot, canter, suppleness, balance and self carriage, 9 for rideability and 8.5 for potential as a dressage horse.
Kilian (by Sir Donnerhall x De Niro), owned by Theo Driessen, was a close third with 84.5 points. He got 8.5 for walk, 8 for trot, 9 for canter, 8 for suppleness and self carriage, 9 for rideability and 8.5 for potential as a dressage horse.
The two stallions whose scores did not suffice were Koning (by Governor x Bretton Woods) and Kratos de Jeu (by Ekwador x Voice).
The licensed stallions that passed the testing are:
- Kjento (by Negro x Jazz) - Breeder: Van Os - Owner: Van Olst Horses - 90 points
- King (by Toto Jr. x Turbo Magic) - Breeder: Zeewuster - Owners: Ad Valk en V. Janke - 85,5 points
- Kilian (by Sir Donnerhall x De Niro) - Breeder: Gattermann - Owner: Theo Driessen - 84,5 points
- Kyando (by Arlando x Uphill) - Breeder: A. Hofenk - Owners: A.P. Both, J.J. van der Meulen & S.J. Kat - 83,5 points
- Kaiser DVB (by De Niro x Johnson) - Breeder & Owner: Dressuurstal Van Baalen - 83 points
- Kaygo (by Capri Sonne Jr. x Westpoint) - Breeder & Owner: Stal Hexagon - 81 points
- Kevin (by Dream Boy x Kennedy - Breeder: H. Melis - Owners: Jacques Marée, Tim Coomans & Stal Brinkman - 80,5 points
- Kyton Platinum (by Ferguson x Ferro - Breeder: W.J.J. Goesten - Owner: Titan Wilaras - 80,5 points
- Kenzo U.S. (by Bordeaux x Ferro) - Breeder: J. van Laar - Owner: Joop van Uytert - 80 points
All stallions tested negative to WFFS.
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