Welcome to the Belgian Warmblood Breeding Association
North American District
About the Belgian Warmblood
The Belgian Warmblood has been carefully developed over several decades through the selective breeding of Belgium's finest cavalry and light agricultural horses to Thoroughbreds, Anglo-Arabs and other proven European Warmbloods (Hanoverian, Holsteiner, Selle-Francais and Dutch). The resulting modern Belgian Warmblood is an ideal riding and competition sport horse of international quality.
The bloodlines found in Belgian Warmbloods represent Europe and America's finest. Some of these include Abglanz, Alcanar, Alme, Black Sky, Bold Forbesxx, Bolero, Carneval, Conquistador, Cieloxx, Cor de la Bryree, Cottage Sonxx, Darco, Duft II, Domspatz, Don Carlos, Drost, Duellant, Einblick, Firnis, Feiner Kerl, Flugel van la Roche, Furioso, Ferdinandioso, Ferdinand, Grande, Gotthard, Goldfalk, Goldspring, Hyperiorxx, Ibrahim Norm, Never Bendxx, Nimmerdor, Landgraf, Ladykillerxx, Lugano, Pik Bauer, Pik Koenig, Ramiro Z, Sudan and Wendekreis.
Long recognized as some of the best jumpers in the world, Belgian Warmbloods have a remarkable record of achievements both in North America and in Europe. Some of the most impressive horses in recent history like Darco, Big Ben, Oh Star, Jus de Pomme, Non Stop, as well as current greats such as Sapphire, Up Chiqui, Paradigm, Quervo Gold, Parco, Gray Slipper, Red Panda, Nector van het Carelshof, Toulon, Vancouver D'Auvray, Quintus, Cornet Obolenky, Tauber van het Kapelhof, Ublesco, Tresor, Valentina van't Heike, Vigo d'Arsouilles, Whitni Star and Winningmood. These outstanding successes are not only taking place in the jumper ring, but in the dressage arena, on the cross-country course and in the hunter ring as well. The modern Belgian Warmblood is a multi-talented equine athlete that is bred to perform.
The Belgian Warmblood first entered the North American show scene in the 1970's. The North American District of the Belgian Warmblood Association was established in 1987. The first inspection by the Belgian verband of breeding horses was held in 1988. Since then, the BWP-NAD has grown, hosting annual Keurings all over the U.S. and in Canada.
The BWP-NAD is developing a database to track Belgian Warmbloods' performances in North America, to record offspring foaled in North America, and to track horses that are for sale. The Association is a charter member of the Federation of North American Sport Horse Organizations, participates in the All-Breeds category of the United States Dressage Federation, and is currently talking with the Performance Horse Registry to further expand the data. Further there is a terrific Achievement Awards program open to Registered and Approved Belgian Warmbloods.