2018 KWPN Gelding

Quick Details

Price Range:    Mid 5s

Breed:    KWPN

Sex:  Gelding

Height:   ~16.3h


Sire: Hennessey

Dam Sire: Pandorra

Training: Lightly Started

When we look at a prospect for Dressage we look towards the horse's conformation and gaits; with Nightwatch, we see a well put together young horse with conformation the will lead to sturdy and solid Dressage horse and see three gaits with elasticity, balance and reach. Then we look to their pedigree to see if they come from a heritage with similar success in our desires, well Nightwatch is a descendant of The Greats. Nightwatch is the successor of Deniro, Ferro, Contango, Jazz, and Ulft. So with these facts, its clear that this horse will find great success in the Dressage arena. He already shows the development of gait and rideability needed for the Young Horse Classes matched with the carrying power and longevity needs to develop to the FEI levels. He was born & raised in the pastures of the mountains of Eastern Oregon and has acquired skills for herd dynamics, natural footing challenges, with plenty of room to grow & develop at his own pace. Nightwatch is now started undersaddle  (December 2021) and has been incredibly willing and easy to work with. To put the cherry on top, this gelding is sweet, lovable and charming. Currently barefoot, no vices, good for traveling/farrier/vet.


About Hennessy:

Hennessy combines the genes of three of world’s best dressage sires: De Niro, Jazz and Ulft. For years both De Niro and Jazz led the WBFSH ranking for dressage sires and both performed successfully at Grand Prix level. De Niro is considered one of Germany’s most valuable dressage patriarchs, begetting world-famous horses like Desperados FRH, Delgado and D’Agostino FRH. Grand sire Jazz has been indispensable in the breeding of dressage horses and is still famous as the sire of international stars Glock’s Johnson TN and Jerich Parzival (the latter born also from the proven combination Jazz x Ulft).

Dam, Silhouette, has been awarded ‘Elite and Preferent’ by the KWPN and passed the performance test for mares successfully with an 8 for her canter. In addition, Silhouette is the full sister to the approved stallion Ragtime, ridden to Grand Prix level by the American rider Christina Robinson. Besides many successful dressage horses, several international jumpers descend from this line.

Beauty is as beauty does! A glossy black, Hennessy was approved by the KWPN with dream scores: a total of 82 points composed of a great canter, easy rideability, excellent posture and balance - all rewarded with 8.5’s. For his talent as a dressage horse Hennessey was marked 8.5 with his walk and trot receiving 8’s. For the Champion of the Dressage Stallion Approvals it was Hennessy that stood in the top place.

Hennessy has a wonderful character and under-saddle he is receiving top scores and remarks. Under Remy Bastings, Hennessy moves with suppleness and rhythm creating a lovely picture. In the stallion competition in Ermelo, Hennessy finished 4th with a score of 82 points. As a 5-year old he performs very consistently in the stallion competitions. In all classes he received an 8 for his gallop.

About Pandorra:

KWPN stallion Pandorra by Ferrolan (Olympic Ferro) out of Aurora, keur Gelder. Pandorra was trained and competed by Marina at CDI level Grand Prix winning many FEI Championships, was longlisted for the 2012 Olympics, and in 2013 was ranked 5th Nationally USDF Grand Prix Open Freestyle and was KWPN Year End Champion. His offspring possess his physical talents as well as his amazing temperament, honest character, and work ethic.