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Friesians recent news...
9, 2014 Here is a video I made by wearing a helmet on my camera
Bon Ami to the
swim to his
I have now
officially retired from
selling / listing
horses. Having too
much fun with Bon Ami to
keep up it. I will
continue to update this
website from time to time
with our new adventures in
sculpture of a rearing
Friesian stallion was
actually modeled from one of
our past horses, Ynske!
The artist, Dan Massopust
took over 300 measurements
of Ynske to get the
proportions and muscularity
correct. He also used
photos from another one of
our past horses, Oene
R.V., to get the
details right, after Ynske
had been sold.
Have you ever
considered moving to South Africa? Take
advantage of the
market and consider buying
ocean front estate with stables attached
to the house! Imagine yourself
riding on the beach with your
horses! Buy it as a vacation home
and rent it out as a
vacation home when you
are not using it yourself!
the Villa Oceanee, in
Gansbaai, South Africa... Ocean
Front Property with
27, 2013 I
just met a lot of new Friesian
friends in Noordhoek, where
I intend to board my
Friesian after he's weaned. Noordhoek is a lovely equestrian
where I now live in Kommetjie, South
Africa, and I'll be able to
ride my Friesian on the beach
I met this amazing young trainer named
Alyssa who trick
trains at liberty.
This is Alyssa
Friesian, half Appy
May 3, 2013 I had a wonderful time visiting Pela Graca Friesian Stud in Douglas, South Africa (near Kimberly). Thanks so much to Celeste Steyn for showing me around her beautiful farm and even letting me ride Amerens RS and meet Dries 421. I am hoping to buy a colt out of their their Kroon mare Amerens RS and their stallion Dries 421, due around Christmas time!
more photos of
visit to Pela
I HAVE BIG NEWS! I have moved to Cape
Town South Africa on April 16, 2013.
I will keep running my Legacy Friesians horse sales site from there though, so keep sending in your ads! I have listed our Legacy Friesian farm for sale in Newberg, OR. It's a beautiful turnkey small horse farm, with a lovely 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with granite kitchen on 9.5 acres. One bedroom has it's own bathroom and separate entrance. The master bedroom has a walk out deck that could be used as a separate entrance, and again an attached bathroom. It has about 5 acres of pasture with big trees for shade and is fenced and cross fenced. The barn could be set up to have as many as 5 stalls. There is a 65x116 ft outdoor arena with all weather footing and stadium lights for night time riding. Click here to see photos and click here to see the MLS listing and all details.
September 10, 2012 WE DID IT!
Hindrik and I were Champions of the USDF Freestyle
class at the Oregon Dressage Society's State
Championship show! Melissa Creswick, the
judge at C gave us a 70.7% and Sandra Hotz, the
judge at B gave us a 68.2%!!!
September 5, 2012 Harmina LF is now
under saddle and doing great! I started her
under saddle myself and she never did a thing
wrong. I am so proud of her!
My gelding Hindrik is on a roll now! Announcing Hindrik Lauwers Sport! It's official!! Here is a portion of his new Registration paper!!!
July 22, 2012 WOW what a show we had at Dressage At Devonwood! First of all Hindrik Lauwers earned his SPORT predicate at this show! We now have 6 scores at 3rd level that qualify him! We even got a 66% at Third Level test 3 which incorporates Canter Half Pass! Hindrik and I also were the Reserve Champions of the large USDF Musical Freestyle class, with a freestyle that I designed for him! Additionally he won the High Point Friesian of the show. Tessa Welmoed is also now officially doing second level, even though her baby Murcielago was only weaned on July 4th, 2012. I couldn't be more proud of these 2 great Friesian horses, they are so smart and willing to work for me.
Here is our Musical Freestyle ride:
Here is the Award Ceremony for the Musical Freestyle:
Here are some segments of our ride with Lilo Fore (an International S judge):
June 13, 2012 It's time to sign up for the 2012 FHANA Oregon keuring, which will be Sept 24, 2012 at the Lake Oswego Hunt Club. Click here to find out more.
June 8, 2012 We now have a dedicated page for Used Fryso Saddles for sale! Also includes other saddles that work well with Friesians! Click on the icon below, or at the top! List your used saddle with us!
May 23, 2012
Hindrik also won both of his USDF Muscial Freestyle classes in the show.
Click on the photo below for more:
April 8, 2012
WE NOW HAVE A USED FRYSO SADDLE (AND OTHER SADDLES THAT WORK FOR FRIESIANS) LISTING
Murciélago was a Navarra fighting bull known for having survived 24 sword strokes in an October 5, 1879 fight against Rafael "El Lagartijo" Molina Sanchez, at the Coso de los califas bullring in Córdoba, Spain.He is certainly as strong as a bull already! He is truly special with 2 white socks! He is 100 percent Friesian with top bloodlines (Doaitsen 420 x Olrik 383 x Jasper 366, full papered, stam 15) , so the chance of this happening is like one in a million. He was also born light silver, which all the experts are telling me will turn to pitch black. He is already sold, he was sold in utero, to the disappointment of his facebook fans! Congrats to Lynn of Queen's Creek Arizona!!!
Click here to see photos
Video at 36 hours old! :
Video of his actual birth (he helped his mom out a lot):
If you haven't seen my video dedicated to Jane Savoie, people have told me it's worth watching (below). Invest in yourself, her course will teach you about dressage with simple and easy to understand methods.
February 9, 2012
We will be
having a Friesian Inspection (otherwise
known as a keuring) in Oregon this year!
December 19, 2011
Here is my video dedicated to how Jane Savoie has helped me improve and become independent enough to train my own horses....
Click here or on the photo
above to learn more about Jane's Happy Horse
ARE YOU AFRAID
WHEN YOU RIDE?
November 18, 2011 Friesian Appaloosa Cross Filly, available for import from Holland!
This Filly has
the conformation of a Friesian like her dam, but
with leopard spots like her sire! Her sire
is huge- 17 hands, a black and white leopard appy
stallion, national champion of Holland with one
was Reserve Champion of Training Level AA for
Friesian Horse Association of North America All
October 11, 2011 Other new products that I use and recommend:
Pegasus Airboots, For years, I have been reluctant to ride my horses with protective splint boots UNTIL I found these. These are so easy to put on and supportive! With Friesians, if sand gets in the splint boot, it can lead to a raw spot, and before you know it you have a white spot on their legs (the hair from the raw spot re-grows in white). I am now addicted to using them on all my horses. Right now they only have one size to order (one size usually fits all). These fitthe front legs fine, but is not big enough for the back legs. So I am only using them on the front legs, and the back either go without or I use polo wraps.
pad. I used to use a foam riser pad
with Hindrik but it was cheap and
cumbersome. I only have one saddle and I use
it on all 3 of my Friesians, Hindrik, Maaike, and
Tessa. I feel the flex half pay fills in the
gaps so the saddle fits all 3 of them despite
their different builds.
September 26, 2011 Hindrik and I went to Nampa Idaho this past weekend to compete in the Region 6 USDF championships in 2nd level. We ended up 3rd in the Northwest Championships and 3rd in the USDF Region 6 Championships for 2nd level Adult Amateur.
The video below shows Hindrik and I on Saturday in 2nd Level Test of Choice where he received all 8s on his Medium Gaits
Tessa and I had a very hot and tiring weekend at
the ODS Championship Show, but it was SO worth
it! Thanks to all the volunteers and show
management and to trainer Ton
Does! It was almost 100 degrees for
all 3 days of the show, and by the late afternoons
the horses and I were exhausted.
Tessa ended up
4th in the State Championships for training level,
out of a huge field of 14! She got a 67.8% the
first day and a 69.2% the second day, despite
being 5 months pregnant and the heat!!!! She
tried so hard for me and I am so proud of
her. Both she and Hindrik had to compete all
4 classes in the scariest arena, the Sylvan and
they didn't spook even one time.
2011 I took
Hindrik and Tessa to Lake Oswego Dressage this
past weekend and Hindrik and I won our 4th Dover
Medal with a 65.476%, with a very hard judge that
didn't particularly like Friesians! This
brings our Dover National Merit Award average up
to about a 64.5% (they average the best 3
scores). We have one more shot at a Dover
Medal class on Sept 9 at the ODS Open show.
Tessa Welmoed scored a 66.429% in a training level
test and a 65.862% in a First Level test and even
though these scores were not as good as the 70.8%
she got from Axel Steiner at Dressage at
Devonwood, I felt I was able to keep her more
connected during this show than ever
before. Hindrik also got his first 7s
on the turns on the haunches and renvers,
movements we have been struggling with.
Here is the Dover Class, 2nd Level Test 3 with Hindrik Lauwers:
Here is my 5 year old mare, Tessa Welmoed doing training level test 2:
August 1, 2011
2011 What a
great show I just had at Dressage at Devonwood
with my gelding Hindrik
Lauwers, and my mare Tessa
July 12, 2011 We honor Gradus 356, who passed away today. Gradus is the sire of our beloved yearling gelding Gallagher.
June 25, 2011 I just took Hindrik and Tessa to
the Letter Perfect dressage show in Ridgefield,
WA. Both Hindrik and Tessa Welmoed did great!
Hindrik won every class he was in and got 2nd
level High Point Champion and 2nd Level High Point
Reserve Champion, and the Dover Medal and Tessa
Welmoed won a First level class and placed 2nd in
another, and then won her training level test 3
class today with a 70.8% the highest score I have
May 13, 2011 Top trainer from the Netherlands, Ton Does is coming to Newberg , OR again from June 13, 2011 through June 22!!! Ton plans to visit the US every other month to work with Friesian horses here (or other breeds of dressage horses).
If you have a
Friesian to sell, it would be the ideal thing to
Or if you are having a specific problem with your Friesian (or other breed), bring your horse to Ton for a week! Click on his photo below for more info:
May 9, 2011 I just took Hindrik and Tessa Welmoed to their first recognized show of the year, Heart of The Valley 1 and 2 at Devonwood. This was my first time showing Hindrik at 2nd level in a recognized show, and Tessa Welmoed's first recognized show ever! I couldn't have been more proud of them, Hindrik and I won the 2nd Level Test 3 class on Saturday and got the Dover Medal for top Adult Amateur, and we got both our qualifying scores needed for Regionals since this counted as 2 separate shows! I am not sure if I want to go all the way to Idaho for them, will decide later in the year... Tessa Welmoed got a 68.929% in her Training Level Test 2 class on Sunday! I know we still have a lot of room for improvement. I am so looking forward to our next event- Pam Goodrich is coming to Newberg, Oregon on May 21 and 22! Pam is an INTERNATIONAL competitor and coach and is based out of Connecticut. I am going to take full advantage of her being in town and ride both days with both Hindrik and Tessa Welmoed. I would highly recommend auditing this clinic, you can find out the details about auditing this clinic by contacting Wendy Feller
riding Hindrik in 2nd Level Test 2
riding Tessa Welmoed in Training Level Test 2
LF is now getting bigger and going
outside! He is one week old now! Check out
the new photos on his page by clicking the
link. Kaaleb LF is already sold to Amy of
April 28, 2011 Our 1st premie Star mare, Maaike, had her Goffert baby on April 26, at 10:45 pm!!! He was already sold in-utero to Amy Tappe of Texas, congrats to Amy! She has named him Kaaleb LF. Mom and baby are doing fine. We also just found out that our mare Tessa Welmoed is in foal to Doaitsen 420, due March 4, 2012!
2011 I am back
from my vacation in South Africa, had an amazing
I apologize to those who called while I was away, as I could not check voice mail from there.
News, I am now
listing 3 approved stallions on my sale
Cateriena, 19 year old Full Papered Ster mare (Obe 314xBendert 281), for $7,000- click link for photos and more info
year old pregnant 1st Premie Ster mare
(Warn 335 x Bendert 281),
Winnelien, 12 year old pregnant Full Papered 1st Premie Ster mare (Pike 316 x Jurjen 303) for $30,000 OBO - click link for photos and more info
Trientsje, 13 year old Full Papered 1st Premie Ster mare (4 times awarded 1st premie) (Fetse 349 x Oege 267), for $40,000 OBO - click link for more info
Regina, 14 year old possibly pregnant (bred 3/27/2011) 2nd Premie Ster mare (Leffert 306 x Reitse 272), for $18,000 OBO - click link for more info
Marrit, 15 year old Full Papered 2nd Premie Ster mare (Tsjerk 328 x Oege 267), for $40,000 OBO - click link for more info
Maaike, 15 year old Full Papered 1st Primie Ster mare (Jakob 302 x Gaije 295), with her 2011 Gerryt 360 colt by her side, both for $25,000 OBO - click link for more info
year old Full Papered 1st Premie Ster mare (Hearke
254 x Lammert 260)
and I had so much fun participating in the 2011
Albany Horse Expo, as demo riders for Jane Savoie.
Jane has been video coaching us for 2 years now through her Dressage Mentor website and this was the first time we met her in person! Hindrik was nervous in the big arena with the audience and the noise but he did great !
horse owners that compete in dressage in the
Portland Oregon area, there is a VERY good
opportunity coming up!!! Pam
Goodrich is coming to Newberg, Oregon on May
21 and 22! Pam is an INTERNATIONAL
competitor and coach. Pam and Donnerhit
recently won the open Grand Prix at the Wellington
Classic in March 2010. I am going to take
full advantage of her being in town and ride both
days with both Hindrik and Tessa Welmoed (4
sessions with Pam!). I have taken lessons
with Pam before and got SO much out of them!
To sign up, email Wendy Feller by clicking this link.
nonrefundable deposit required to hold a spot with
March 4. 2011:
A lot of people ask me,
what is the breeding of "Moshi", Jane Savoie's
March 3. 2011: Congrats to Lucy and Flora Field for buying our lovely Zanneke, 4 year old mare!!! Flora (age 16) will be showing Zanneke in dressage this year!!! Zanneke is now a resident of Sonnenberg Stables in Sherwood, Oregon and in part time training with Brooke Voldbaek!
March 2. 2011: Hindrik and I have been chosen to ride withJane Savoie at the NW Horse Expo in Albany Oregon on March 20, 2011!!! Here is the schedule of Jane Savoie's events there. She will also have a booth. Jane has been coaching me remotely for 2 years now, and this is the first time Hindrik and I will actually meet her in person!
Jane Savoie Session Schedule
18, 4:00 – 5:00pm Bison
19, 2:00 – 3:00pm Bison (Calpooia)
19, 3:30 – 4:30 Lecture Conference
20, 9:30 – 10:30 Bison (Calpooia)
For the complete Albany Horse Fair schedule, and website click here
February 10 2011: Consider donating money to help a ParaEquestrian compete in the Paralympics: Her website address is: www.loakleaf.com and her email is: email@example.com. She is needing sponsorships to help me get to Del Mar, CA to show my 2 horses that she is trying out for the qualifier so that she can compete for points towards the 2011 European World Championships and the 2012 Paralympics. She is competing on a 7 year old Sape Friesian Stallion and an 18 year old PRE stallion, both are very talented in different ways.
Laurietta tells me: "I am still needing money donations which I have 2 places where I can get money donations given to me and put into a 501c(3) so that they are tax-deductible for people giving them. Please go to the website to read about me and to read about me. My friesian stallion is my brand new mount but he is my golden ticket this year, last year at the CPEDI*** in Canada, his very 1st FEI International show, he placed a 5th overall and this was his 2nd show ever. He also got a 64% overall as a score which is very good in an FEI competition. HE has had another year of training and come much further, plus he is so tall standing at 17HH with very long legs.
Please go to
my website and go and see him and the video,
which is mainly of Mark the PRE b/c I have had
him for so many years."
2011: I am so
proud of our Zanneke, a beautiful Jasper mare who
turns 4 tomorrow. She is now on a 30
day trial at Sonnenberg, a local dressage
barn. Most 4 year olds would be scared and
spooky, but Zanneke has been amazing!
2011: We are now
listing another used Fryso Legacy Saddle!
This one is only $1,350! It is in
Wisconsin. Click the photo below to see more
info. These go fast so act now! It is
a size 18 seat and size 4 tree. Buyer pays
January 26 2011: Doaitsen 420 is coming to America!!! He currently stands at 1.7 meters tall and has outstanding breeding values. He is standing at the Friesian Connection for 2011. Doaitsen 420 was bred by Klaas and Mares Vanderploeg of Michigan and sent to the Netherlands to be approved. He has been breeding like crazy over there ever since his approval. Now he'll be in America and will be available around March 1, 2011.
January 8 2011: For the second year in a row, Dries 421 son Uldrik 457 won the World Championship!!! Mintse son Tsjalle 454 got Reserve Champion!Click the video below to see footage from the final 3 contenders, in which Uldrik 457 and Tsjalle 454 were ultimately the Champion and reserve Champion!
November 25- Happy Thanksgiving, give thanks for the Friesian(s) in your life!!! I am leaving for Cape town, South Africa tomorrow, and will be back Dec 12. During this time I will not be checking phone messages but I will still be checking and answering email.
November 13- . There are 3 new Approved Stallions: Wimer 461, Wytse 462, and Wylster 463! All were rated 7.5 for the showdriving and driving dressage test. The three stallions are well-matched in their totals. Arjen son Wytse 462 (formerly Wiebe K.) had the highest score of 83.5 points. Rindert son Wylster 463 (formerly Wylster fan 'e Wigeri) recorded 82.5 points and Hinne son Wimer 461 (formerly Winfried) 81.5. Click here to see test results.
Local News- Hindrik Lauwers and I are now officially competing in 2nd level! We just did our first schooling show at 2nd level. Click here for the video (2nd Level Test 1). As usual, Hindrik was a perfect angel even though we hauled in just for that one test.
November 4- The Friesian Open House was
a really fun day for everyone ! Ton
Does (an expert in training Friesian horses
from the Netherlands) was in town, working with
various Friesians in the area this week.
Zanneke, 3 year
old mare, owned by Legacy Friesians: video
to visit the US 1-2 times a year to work with
Friesian horses here (or other breeds of dressage
horses), so it will be an ideal time to see him
ride! We will have sign up sheets if you
want to bring your horse for training next time he
is in town, in about 6 months.
Oct 30- I had a great time at the
"Honking huge Ribbon" Schooling show in
McMinnville. I rode Harmina's dam, Tessa
Welmoed in training level test one. I did
run into one slight problem, see if you can find
Oct 15- Beware of scams! There are
so many Friesian scams right now and the scammers
are stealing photos from our site and posting ads
all across Europe and the USA. Common themes
are: my sister got in an accident and we are
looking for an excellent home for her Friesian,
or free Friesian, you just have to pay for the
transport of the horse. There is no
such thing as a free Friesian or a Friesian for
less than $5,000. If you think there might
be such a good deal, go see the horse, and don't
buy sight unseen! I have called the FBI to
report these scammers but there are so many
internet scams, they can't do anything.
Below is a photo they are using a lot- this
photo is of me riding my mare Tessa Welmoed.
She is not for sale and if she were, her price
would be over $30,000. So you see how
ridiculous it is that the scammers advertise her
as a gelding for $1,000. By the way she is
only 15.2 hands but they say she is 16.1
Oct 9-Are you having trouble with your
Does, a dressage trainer from Friesland is
coming to the USA for a week starting October 30
until November 6, and will be in the Portland OR
area to help you and your horse. Ton can
accomplish a lot in a week, so if you are having
trouble selling your Friesian or have a specific
training problem, I highly recomend hiring Ton and
taking advantage of a guy who truly understands
this breed. He is reasonably priced at $50
per session (plus travel expenses if you are not
in the Sherwood/Newberg area). When
Ton was here before, he trained several Friesians
for me and rode them for sale videos. If you
need help with your Friesian, half Friesian or
other breed, you can email him to
schedule an appointment when he's in town or click
on his photo below to see more info.
Oct 4-Looking for a used Fryso Legacy
Dressage saddle? Sorry, sold Oct 10
LF and her mom Tessa
Welmoed did great at the FHANA keuring
in Ridgefield WA! Harmina received 2nd
premie Reserve Champion Filly and her dam Tessa
Welmoed received Grand Champion Mare! Click
to see more photos of this dynamic duo at the
Sept 12- Hindrik
Lauwers and I received Reserve Champion at
First Level Adult Amateur in the Oregon State
Championships this past weekend! On Saturday
we got a 66.857% on first level test 3,and then on
Sunday we did 1st level test 4 and got a 69.737%
(our best score ever). The combined average
score was 68.2%, good enough for Reserve Champion
at First Level AA. There are special rules
for the state championships - no readers, no
Sept 8- Oregon State
Dressage Championships are this weekend at Devonwood
Equestrian Centre! Hindrik ane I are
in the First Level Adult Amateur classes, and our
ride times are 10 am on Saturday and 9:34 am on
Sunday. Click here
to see a list of riders that will be riding in the
Championship show, and then you can click on their
name(s) to see their ride times. Hindrik and
I are also going to the Region 6 Championships the
August 21- Our Harmina
LF (Onne 376 x Olrik 383) is exactly six
months old today, so I took new photos and a video
of her. She shows a lot of potential for
Lauwers and I had our best show ever at Lake
Oswego last weekend! We got 3 first place finishes
and one second place (at first level).
August 4- FRAUD UPDATE. Well
the criminals didn't like it that I was able to
put warnings on their fake Legacy Friesians
website so they have created a new "Golden
Friesians" website and they sent me a threatening
email. Click here
to visit their newest attempt to cheat
people. On their new website, they are
continuing to steal the content from our
website, and now Witteveen Friesians as
well. As well as Judge Manning Horse
transport in NY. I can tell you that
these criminals are from Yaoundé, Centre,
Cameroon. They must have that Texas phone
# 214-501-7889 routed to Cameroon. I
believe these people have partners in the USA that
pretend they are horse transporters. I
believe their scam is to try to offer a free trial
on a Friesian, or to offer a free Friesian, but
then they have their partner call and try to get
the customer to pay for the transportation.
July 30- FRAUD ALERT. There is
a totally 100 percent fake website posing as us,
Legacy Friesians. They have multiple ads and
they back up their ads with this fake website so
they look legitimate. Click here
to view their fake website. They went through a
lot of trouble to make it look real, so
please don't fall for it. In general, if a
deal seems too good to be true, it is!
July 27- Here is a movie trailer that makes my eyes tear up when I watch it because I love this breed so much! Don't waste another year, you NEED your dream horse, a Friesian. They have never been more affordable. Make it happen, you deserve it! Click here to view our complete sales selection. We list Friesians from all over the USA on behalf of their owners, and we have a reliable honest source for Friesians in the Netherlands too!!!
July 25- Hindrik Lauwers and I got the IFSHA High Point award for the highest scoring Friesian at Dressage at Devonwood with a 68 percent from Judge Hilda Gurney!!! Right now Hindrik Lauwers is ranked 2nd in the country for IFSHA horses competing at 1st level Open dressage. Photos from the show on his page if you click his name.
July 9- There is a brand new update from the KFPS. They have made some changes to the linear score forms, updated height requirements, they have added an update on the Rypke 321 fraud. Click here to download the KFPS newsletter - information for foreign members.
The heat is on- despite 100 degree temps here, Hindrik and I are training hard for our next show, Dresage at Devonwood, we have entered first level classes on July 24 and 25. We will also be doing Dressage at Lake Oswego Hunt on August 6-8, the ODS Championship Show Sept 11-12, and the USDF Great American Insurance Region 6 Championship Sept 16-19. The FHANA keuring will be Sept 28 at the Clark County Fairgrounds. We will be bringing Harmina LF and her dam Tessa Welmoed.
June 26- I was so proud of Hindrik
Lauwers, my 8 year old Friesian gelding, at
the USDF Letter Perfect dressage show on June
26. He placed 1st in one class,
2nd in the other, and received reserve high point
for first level! In this show we
qualified for Regionals at first level, so we will
be doing both the State championships and Regional
championships this year in September.
from the KFPS - Current status of the fraud case
surrounding Rypke 321-The
fraud case surrounding Rypke 321 in which
offspring registered as this stallion’s offspring
were actually not sired by him has been an issue
occupying the minds of many in the KFPS in recent
months. Following the information about this
matter that was issued in Phryso and at the KFPS
website, here is an update of the situation.
The KFPS has had DNA testing run on all the horses
foaled since 2003 that it could trace as being
registered as offspring of Rypke. This testing has
shown that actually none of the horses foaled in
2008, 2009 and 2010 are offspring of Rypke 321. Of
the horses foaled in 2005, 2006 and 2007, some are
actually the offspring of Rypke 321 while some are
offspring of other (most probably foalbook)
stallions that have not yet been identified. The
known findings of genetic testing run on the
horses foaled in 2003 and 2004 show that all of
these horses are offspring of Rypke 321. The
remaining findings will become available within
the next few weeks. Owners of offspring registered
as Rypke’s offspring that were foaled after May 1,
2003 and for which a hair sample has not yet been
submitted are asked to contact the KFPS. Until
now, more than 50 horses registered as having been
sired by Rypke 321 were not sired by this
June 16- I found out yesteday that Maaike, my first
premie Star mare is in foal to Goffert
369, Due April 22, 2011! This foal is
going to be a 1 in a million great dressage
prospect as Goffert 369 was competing at Grand
Prix level before he died in 2007; and Maaike's
foals are all phenominal in character,
conformation and movement. Maaike is a
true daughter of the great Rypke 321, having
been born in 1999!
June 15- At 3:45, Tuesday morning, Nanning 374, the pride of Fenway Farms and of Scott and Shelley Kelnhofer, was humanely euthanized after suffering a ruptured stomach. "Efforts to save our wonderful horse proved futile", reported his owners. Our most sincere condolences to his loving owners.
June 10- In loving memory of Hearke B. He graced us with his presence from February 3, 2002- June 10, 2010. My sincere condolences to his owners, Wendy and Steve. Hearke was one of the most beautiful Friesians in the USA and will be missed greatly by everyone who knew him.
May 23- We just took Tessa PJ to the beach at Pacific City today and she had a great time in the ocean. Click here to see the photos. If you want an awesome mare for beach riding, trail riding or as a dressage prospect, you should consider Tessa PJ!
May 13-from the KFPS: During a random testing of foals born in 2009, it was discovered at the end of last year that fraud had been committed in regard to the stud services of Rypke 321. This information was already published at the KFPS website and in Phryso. By now, we know that some of the offspring born in previous years and registered as having been sired by Rypke 321 are not sired by this stallion either. For the KFPS, this is reason to verify the parentage of all horses foaled after May 1, 2003 that are registered as having been sired by Rypke 321. These horses were sired after the stallion had suffered an injury to his sex organs.
Insofar as the
owners of these horses could be traced, they have
now been notified of this situation. Owners of
Rypke’s offspring that are not registered as such
with the KFPS are being asked to contact the KFPS.
These horses can remain in the registers of the
KFPS only if their parentage is verified. These
owners will not incur any costs for this
I am SO excited to
announce, we have relocated MYSTIC WARRIOR!
He is a 3/4 friesian stallion that we sold through
our website, on behalf of his owners, Keith
and Linda Marsh, 2 years ago. He was bought
by Jose Trujillo of Wayne, Illinois. Mystic
Warrior has his mother's coloring (leopard but
with more black spots). He is now a dancing
horse. He will be available at stud this
March 26-27- Spring Into Dressage, our first
show of the year was this weekend.
feels like an early summer in the North
March 12- We are proud to share the following link to a video on youtube that features Harmina LF and our Farm- Harmina was 2 weeks old in this video. The video was filmed and produced by Equine Video Productions. Click here to view the video.
I registered Harmina
LF, FHANA sent me a preliminary 2010
Inspection schedule. The schedule is subject
Full Papered star mare, Tessa Welmoed just gave
birth to a strong, healthy and beautiful filly,
Harmina L.F. ! Born feb 21 at 12:08 pm.
just announced that World Champion Sape 381 will
be standing at their farm for the 2010 breeding
season! Click here
to see their announcement!
is some feedback on our website I recently
January 9 - 2010 KFPS Stallion Show Results
There were 15
stallions in the championship class:
Tymon 456, Uldrik 457, Anders 451,
Of the young
stallions, 21 have been selected to participate in
the 2010 Central Performance Testing. The
top performers will be provisionally approved for
breeding. Stay tuned!
Christmas and Happy New Year from Legacy
Friesians! We did have a surprise white
Christmas in Newberg Oregon today, because we had
a layer of frost that had covered everything
stallion news- Arjen 417, Eibert 419, and
Dries 421 are now permanently approved on
offspring!! The stallion Feike 395 has also
been permanently approved on offspring, but for
North America only. The stallion
Beintse 418 has been put on hold...until more
offspring are evaluated he will not have a
November 14-Ermelo: On Nov 14, six stallions had their exams under saddle, in showdriving and driving dressage. Five of them got approved. Thorn vd Noestehoeve did not show enough progress and did not make it. Mr. Fetse Veldstra described this group as very talented with some very promising horses that got totals of over 90 points! "We had some topstallions among them, with scores we lacked the past few years." The new stallions are:
-Mintse x Brandus (Tsjalf fan Fjildsicht)
Take 455 -Jakob
x Oltman (Volkert ut 'e Reiden)
-Andries x Leffert (Titus L.)
- Dries x Tsjerk (Ulrik fan 'e Vesta hoeve)
Uwe 458 - Beart
x Bonne (Tinus R.M.):
For photos, see our Approved Stallions page, which we have updated so you can see the latest info!
November 1- Congrats to the following Legacy Friesians imports who won titles at IFSHA!
a 5 year old Beart 411 mare, owned by
Monique Stevens won the following:
Goslingawei a ten year old Heinse 354
mare owned by Monique Stevens and Elsa Salzbrun
October 3- I just found out that Hindrik are currently in 3rd place overall in the 2009 USDF Friesian breed Award (FHANA) for Adult Amateur and Training Level dressage - our average score for the year was 64.4 , reults are not final yet but the show season is winding down- I know Hindrik and I are done showing for the year!
Also, I wanted
to warn people about scams. There are SO
many scams involving Friesians right now.
Beward of a seller named Stephanie Daniels
(firstname.lastname@example.org) !!! Beware of
any Friesian named Ayala, or Andy- those are
common names they use.
Here is the scam: "So the only way you will
receive the horse is by me setting up a delivery
for you and the horse will be delivered to you at
your home . all what you will be required to pay
will be the transportation and delivery charges of
the horse to your home . i have a very reputable
hauling agency and it will cost you just
$850 to have him delivered to you at your
home . all you need to do right now is to provide
me with your full contact address so that i can
change the ownership papers and later on get him
registered for delivery to your home . if this is
ok by you , then i will need the following details
from you " They also make you apply for
adoption and then when they choose you out of the
millions of applicants you will feel so happy, and
then they ask you for the shipping money, and
you'll never see it again, or the
horse!!! They are using OUR photos a
lot of the time. In fact, beware when you
see a purebred friesian for less than $7000!
If it is $3000 or less, it is almost certainly a
scam. Never pay for shipping before you get
September 21- A note about keurings - so your horse didn't do as well as you had hoped? Just take it with a grain of salt- it is just one day in your horse's life, and there are so many random factors that influence the rankings. Some judges put more weight on conformation, others care more about movement. Maybe your horse was having a bad day, maybe they would do better in a different location or footing. Maybe you got them too hot or not hot enough. The bottom line is, it's your horse that you love- don't let it ruin your day, just realize that you are very lucky to own such a fabulous Friesian!
September 15- Our 3 year old mare, Tessa Welmoed became a Star mare today in Monroe Oregon!! That means her foal by Onne 376, due at the end of February 2010, will be full papered! The foal will be an Onne 376 x Olrik 383 x Jasper 366 x Leffert !!!
September 14- Hindrik and I got 6th place in the Oregon State championships for Adult Amateur training level, I am so proud of him - video from day 2. Now I am off to the first keuring in Monroe, WA on Tuesday. Then on Wednesday, I'll be heading to the Oregon keuring at the This year the Oregon keuring will be at the Clackamas County Event Center, 694 NE 4th Ave, Canby, OR 97013 - the keuring starts at 9 am on Wednesday Sept 16. Also, on a different note- Congratulations to trainer Ron Steur in Virginia, who is now training the approved stallion, Fridse 423 Sport!!!
9- What a busy
week it's going to be! First, this weekend,
I am competing with my 7 year old gelding,
Hindrik, in the Oregon
17- I have 2
new short video clips that are worth
watching.... 1 is Delilah
playing with my goat, and the other is Maaike
Delilah LF at the Mount Hood Equestrian Centre.
August 16- Did you know that Jane Savoie offers a great service called Dressage Mentor? Once you join, a whole library full of instructional videos is at your fingertips! I joined about 2 weeks ago (membership is $27 a month, less than the cost of 1 riding lesson). Jane will even critique 10 minutes of video of you riding your horse. I submitted video of myself riding Hindrik at our last show and I found her critique very helpful - she gave us exercises to work on too! The other nice thing is that Jane owns a Friesian so she is a huge fan of the breed but also knows how to overcome some of the common problems that Friesians face in dressage.
needed to work at the Friesian keuring in Canby,
on September 16 from about 8 am to 12 pm at the
Fairgrounds in Canby.... If you can help
please email Alana
July 31- We are sorry, but there can be no updates on the Rescue group due to the upcoming trial and the DA's case. The horses are still in need of donations though! This was one of the worst cases the area has ever seen. Eventually they will be able to release more information and photos, and believe me, it will be enough to make you cry. If you can help contact BJ Anderson of the Willamette Humane Society (503) 585-5900 Please call (503) 585-5900 or donate through their website
24- Our hearts go out to Rico v.d.
Melder, a once beautiful 4th level dressage
imported Friesian stallion born June 31,
1997. He was recovered in an abuse case,
and found in terrible condition, but is in
good hands with the Willamette Humane Society
now. I was contacted by the Willamette
Humane Society today since they were gathering
facts, and I was able to look him up in the
FHANA/FPS database for them. Kristina Early,
his registered owner, is now in police custody for
animal abuse regarding Rico, 2 other Friesian
mares, and many other horses. Another alias
for Kristina Early is Kristy Demonte. She
was advertising horses for sale on
dreamhorse under that name. We hope she
gets the maximum sentence for what she did
to this once proud stallion and the other horses.
To all Dutch people who see this, I am so sorry
that Rico suffered in our country, but please be
aware that the owner, although out on bail now, is
still facing serious charges. Click here
to read an article about this unfortunate
situation. To all sellers- be CAREFUL
who you sell to in this terrible economy.
Sometimes, it's impossible to know, but if you
have a nagging feeling that something is not
right, do something about it! Get
references and check up on your sold horses if you
are suspicious. Other Friesians that
Kristina Early / "Kristy Demonte" owned were
Ursulinda fan de Fourage, Debbie van de
Zuiderwaard, Debbie's unregistered Onne 376
daughter, April, and Galahads Black
Shadow. If you have any information
that could help investigators regarding Kristina
Early, please contact the Willamette Humane
Society (503) 585-5900.
July 8- For everyone's convenience, we have just added a complete KFPS approved stallion webpage devoted to the KFPS stallions in OTHER countries (only stallions that have approved breeding permits in 2009). We already had this information for the USA stallions, but now we have it for all stallions, with this new webpage. Click here to go to the new webpage. If you click on the stallion's name, it will bring up a pdf report that includes the pedigree, breedings per year, and offspring information.
July 4- Do you plan on taking your foal / horse to a keuring this year? FHANA is encouraging all people to enter now, to avoid a late fee. The Washington state keuring will be on September 15 in Monroe. The Oregon keuring will be in Canby, at the fairgrounds on September 16. You can download the FHANA form here, and make sure to send it to FHANA as soon as possible! The word is the Oregon keuring needs more entries, so don't hesitate if you plan to bring a horse!
July 3- Do you live in the Portland Oregon area and are having trouble selling your horse? We may be able to help. For $100 per horse, you may bring your horse here to our farm, and we will take good photos and produce a video for you. All photos will be taken in our arena. We'll also list your horse on our Other Horses for sale page with the new photos and video. You'll get a CD with all the photos and the video on it and unlimited use of the photos. To set up an appointment, you can either email me, or call me at 503-349-5761. If we find the buyer through our webpage, we do charge a 5% commission after you get paid for the horse. You can see sample photos by clicking here
June 21- A report from Monique on her 2 Legacy Friesians, Mohair and Welmoed regarding the Baroque Soltice Performance show: We came home with 7 firsts, 6 seconds, and a handful of thrids and fourths and one fifth. My girls were riding, and they entered mostly open classes too. Welmoed won liberty with 11 mares in the class. They did great in their performance classes. My trainer is training Mohair, and my 11 year old is competing and winning on her! She rides hunt and even won western. Mohair is such a good girl. Welmoed we ride saddleseat. She did well. Nice to see you. I enjoyed watching you ride your gelding. ;) M
May 28- Delilah LF was born at 8 pm
today! She is a very cute and strong Sibald
x Rypke filly! We have a new
video of her now!
Iron Spring Farm: Heinse
354, Rest in Peace
May 15- Check out this Youtube video of approved stallion Meinse 439 (click here). He's only 5 years old and he got 78.9% and 79.47% at First level 4, in 2009 Ocala Spring Dressage! He was also First level High Point Champion there too.
April 24- Pam Goodrich is in town! I rode Hindrik in today's clinic and it was so much fun, that I also signed up to ride tomorrow and Sunday. Auditors are welcome, for $5 per day. It is at Sherwood Forest Equestrian Center ( 28303 SW Baker Rd, Sherwood OR 97140 ). If anyone wants to see a Pam Goodrich lesson with 2 Friesians at the same time, my friend Wendy is riding Hearke while I ride Hindrik on Sunday at 2pm.
March 11- The tentative schedule for this year's keurings has been announced by FHANA via their newsletter for members:
On behalf of the 2009 Keuring Committee it is a pleasure to anounce the Keuring schedule. The committee worked very hard to get these dates to everyone in a timely manner. We will be posting an upddated registration form on the website oin the days to come. This year we took a lot of things into consideration when putting this schedule together.
We look forward to this being the most successful Keuring season yet. We have put some things in place such as early registration discounts, we have worked with site hosts to make sure we are accomodating their needs, and we have addressed many of the issues from previous years.
February 27- Congratulations to Klaas and Mares van der Ploeg, on the approval of their stallion Sylvester P. (Teade 392 Sport x Ulke 338 Sport)- which happened just today at DG Bar ranch in California! Sylvester P. will now be known as Sipke 450. He will be standing at The Friesian Connection in Michigan, and his stud fee is $1250.
As many of you know, I just returned from visiting the van der Ploeg's farm in February 2009. I was very impressed by the quality of their horses. Contact me if you'd like to find out how you can buy one of their quality sale horses and I can tell you about which are available. No other breeder in the USA has been even close to how successful they have been-the approved stallion Tonis 393 was the first foal born on their farm, Doaitsen 420 was also bred by them and he is one of the top performing Friesian stallions in the world today, and now they have done it again with Sipke 450.
Congratulations to the Dancers, as their Legacy
Friesians imported mare, Sjoukje,
just had her colt, only minutes ago. It
seems half the world was watching on marestare.
you'd like to see them, (live streaming video),
February 18- If you get the Phryso magazine (it's all in Dutch), you will have just received the 2009 edition of all the approved stallions breeding values. The new data tells you the breeding values of younger stallions for the very first time such as Andries 415, Wierd 409, Wikke 404, Rindert 406, Beart 411, Bente 412, Brend 413, Aan 416, Doaitsen 420, and Feike 395. The younger the stallions are, the fewer the offspring that have been evaluated, and the lower the confidence is in the predicted breeding values. The stallions that were approved less than 3 years ago are not even in this edition because they don't have 3 year old offspring yet. Breeding values are so important - they predict how good the offspring are going to be. If your goal is to have quality foals, you really should learn about and research breeding values. We have a lot of information on our Stallions page to help you compare between stallions. If you need help, you can always email me. Doaitsen 420, Jasper 366, Beart 411, Onne 376, and Olrik 383 are all at the top of the list for predicted breeding values (the prediction of the quality of their foals).
January 20- Click hereto see an article about the status of the CEM investigation that unfortunately involves on of our own beloved Friesian stallions, Nanning 374.
January 19- Click here to see an article where our website is featured, because of a very informative article that we posted about Friesian breed's suitability for dressage, written by Syliva Lindstrom of Sweden.
young stallion Maurus
441 became this year's WORLD CHAMPION
today at the KFPS Hengsten Keuring! Doaitsen
420 was the Reserve Champion
(congratulations to Klaas and Mares
vanderPloeg!). Last year at the stallion
show was the first debut of Maurus 441, and this
year he wins World Champion- what an amazing
January 6- Did you know the KFPS has analyzed the results of inspections and ABFP tests of the offspring of all the KFPS approved stallions as of December 2008? I rank ordered the stallions based on the KFPS new offspring data. Click on my graph below to see the top KFPS stallions based on their offspring's scores. #1 is Beart 411 when it comes to how his offspring are performing! #2 is his sire, Jasper 366!
Dec 20- All week the snow and ice has persisted and today we got an even bigger storm. I let the girls out to have some fun in the 6 inch deep snow this morning and made a Holiday video. Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays from Legacy Friesians!!! Click here to see our holiday video of Legacy Friesians in the snow.
Nov 30- FPS NEWSFLASH: The FPS board just accepted the new system (where approved stallions earn points for different predicates of his offspring. They need to have at least 1000 points to become preferent) so the following stallions will become preferent: Tsjalling 235 (v. Hotse), Jochem 259 (v. Mark), Lammert 260 (v. Bjinse), Naen 264 (v. Ferdinand) and Tsjerk 328 (Feitse x Nanne).
Nov 30- I want to let people know about a wonderful product line that I have been using on my mare Maaike for the last month. The results have been amazing. Her scratches are completely gone and her energy level has gone up and she is more focused on her work. She's performing better than ever before. I highly reccomend these products, made specifically for the Friesian breed. You can get to the website by clicking the following link: Friesian Formula
Nov 27- Happy Thanksgiving from Legacy Friesians!!! I am most thankful to each and every customer who has given our Friesians excellent homes. It is very hard to sell these brilliant horses- each and every one of them are such special individuals and I get very attached to all of them. But knowing they are going to wonderful homes where they are loved, makes it bearable to say goodbye to them, as hard as it is. So if you have a Legacy Friesian at home, please give them an extra hug from me today! Please send updates, I love getting new photos for our References Page!
Kathy and our past sale gelding, Pedro,for winning End of Year
Reserve Champion at Training Level, and also won
Third High Score for Training Level as well as
Grand Champion All Breed Award for
Friesian! Way to go!
We now can offer,
Feikje, a 1st premie star mare (Feitse 293 Pref
x Brandus) who is in foal to Harmen 424, reserve
World Champion in 2007. Click on her photo
below for more info:
Nov 8- Today Anjo, a full papered star mare earned her SPORT predicate by getting her 5th point in Z level dressage! Congratulations to Anjo Star-Sport's new owner, Kate, of Oregon!!! Anjo will be flying to NY this Wednesday, and will begin her CEM at Blue Diamond Stables in Ohio on Saturday. We are import specialists, so if you'd like us to find you the right Friesian in Holland email Sue today!
the following Legacy Friesians at the IFSHA
World Championships! All of these Legacy
Friesians are in training with Cheryl Baird, of
South Carolina congratulations, Cheryl!!!!
Today, a very
won WORLD Champion Friesian Walk/Trot Pleasure
Amateur, ridden by Meredith Dancer- her second
time in the show ring!
and Meredith also won Reserve National Champion
Friesian Walk/Trot Pleasure Amateur, it was
Meredith's first show ever! The crowd came
alive for Sjoukje every time she showed- Sjoukje
truly loves the excitement - she was born to be
in the spotlight.
Oct 25- Today's Euro exchange rate is only 1.2987!!! This means GREAT deals on imported horses, that will come direct from our trusted business partner in Holland. One of the best deals ever is Janstje a 5 year old full papered star mare (EXCELLENT pedigree). Wtih this rate her price is only $21,481 imported to Ohio including CEM quarantine. We also have several geldings whose prices are all dropped below $19,000.
Oct 23- Congratulations to Klaas and Mares Vanderploeg - their 2 stallions Shamus P. and Sylvester P. tested good on semen today, and were already pronounced good on xrays, so they will be going to the 70 day test. Pilgrim ISF is also for sure invited, although I am not sure if he was tested on xrays or semen yet. I heard today from Jason Tice that Ids Hellinga of the KFPS said that the judges struggled on their decision on whether or not to invite Oene R.V. to the 70 day test, but in the end they decided he is not quite ready this year. They encouraged him to try again next year. I heard also that Othello and Hotse were not invited.
Oct 12- Tonis 393 passed away during the
night in the Netherlands. He was found in the
stall Sunday morning Oct 12th, 2008. Tonis
393 (Tamme 276 x Oege 267 Pref) was only 10
years old. He was approved on offspring in
2007 and had a 48% star mare percentage.
He is a huge loss to our breed. Our
sincere condolences to Mares & Klaas
Vanderploeg. Tonis was the very first foal
born at their farm in the USA.
Oct 10- I have compiled as many keuring results as I could find. Click here to go to my unofficial FHANA keuring results page. I was trying to get a feel for how many stallions were to be considered for to the 70 day test, like our Oene R.V. so I emailed every keuring organizer. The list included was 5 stallions from this year and 1 from last year.
Oct 8-Click hereto see Oene's video from the keuring. Oene was one of 5 stallions in the USA where the judges wanted to consider him for the 70 day testing. They said they would get back to us in 2 weeks. Oene will be offered for sale, so if you know of anyone looking for a magnificent stallion, one of the best Friesian stallions in the USA and Holland, please have them contact me. I still have not heard anything "official" from FHANA or the FPS regarding Oene. I did check with FHANA today and they will contact me when they hear something.
Sept 29- Congratulations to Dr. Rosanne
Palermo as her Legacy Friesians imported
het Oosterland, was declared MODEL at her
keuring! Sanneke has the same mother as
the approved stallion Tjesse 400.
Sept 26- Our gelding Hindrik Lauwers, was awarded Star in Leesburg, Virginia today. Hindrik is in dressage training with Ron Steur. What's next for Hindrik? Ron plans to take Hindrik to the Florida Show Circuit this winter!
Sept 25- Today our horse, Oene
R.V., WAS chosen to come back for the
central proving class at the end of the
keuring. After waiting all day, we brought
him back in at the very end of the
keuring. After I walked him around the
whole arena-, the runners took turns running
him. After some deliberation, the judges
said he is good enough to go to the central
proving- the walk was good enough, trot was very
powerful, but they want to talk to the FPS
in holland first, and they will give their
definite answer in 2 weeks. Oene did
GREAT- thanks to all the people that came up to
me today afterwards to congratulate me- he made
us very proud. It's going to be a VERY
long 2 weeks for us! The central proving,
or 70 day test will start in December at DG Bar
On Sept 20 and 21, Hindrik Lauwers will be shown 2nd level by Ron Steur in a USDF rated show in Leesburg, VA. On Sept 23rd Hindrik Lauwers and Ron Steur will be doing a feature dressage demonstration at the South Carolina keuring- they will be doing a musical freestyle! On Sept 26, Ron will run both Hindrik Lauwers and Naen for STAR at the Leesburg VA keuring. What a busy week for Ron and Hindrik! Rixt gets released from CEM today- congratulations April and family!!! She will be presented for Crown at the south carolina keuring.
Sept 22- Product warning. There is a product out that is supposed to make hair grow and clear up scratches. I tried it on my own Friesians on a small patch of hair in early summer and they all had allergic reactions to it so I stopped using it. Now I just got a call from a woman in Vancouver, BC who said that she put it on her Friesian's mane and he rubbed his whole mane out by the next day. He was in great discomfort. So beware of this product. If you want to try it, make sure you test for Allergic reaction on a small patch first. It is called MTG.
August 29 - Check out our updated page, "About Friesians" - it contains a wealth of information about the breed, and how to pick the best Friesian to match your goals.
August 9 and
10 - Our stallion,
Oene R.V. wins Reserve Champion Stallion at the
ODS Breed Show I and II today and
yesterday, at Devonwood Equestrian
Centre. In doing so, he qualified for
Regionals, which is near Tacoma, Sept 5-6.
Oene R.V. beat out hundreds of stallions and
made it to the 70 day test in Holland when he
was only 3! Now we will try him for
approval in the USA.
July 28 - Our 6 year old gelding, Hindrik
Lauwers, just competed at Dressage at
Devonwood, ridden by Ron Steur, of
Virginia. Ron flew in 2 days before the
show and had never ridden Hindrik before, and
they still were breathtaking to watch (see
video)! Ron wants to take
Hindrik to Devon and the Florida show circuit
this winter, so we decided to send Hindrik to
Ron for training. Hindrik will be showing
3rd level this fall. His price is
available on request and he'll be in Virginia by
August 1. If you would like to see
him there, you can email me
for details. Ron is a Friesian and
Warmblood specialist- he grew up in Holland,
showing up to Grand Prix level, and has been
living in Virginia for 2 years now. He is
so excited about Hindrik's potential and so are
July 24 - We are proud to announce that Rixt (Onne 376 x
Feitse 293 Pref), became overall champion at the
largest keuring in the Netherlands.
Rixt, (motherline Star-Stb-Model+PrefStar+Pref),
was shown at the largest keuring at Garijp
against 85 other 3-year old mares. She was
the best of all of them and became Champion of
the 3 year old mares and of course earned a 1st
July 13 - Today our Friesians, Hindrik
Lauwers and Lars
, who were choesn to represent the Friesian
breed at the Country Classic, did an amazing
job, among all the crowds, jumps, and
excitement! Click here
to see a video of the presentation.
June 14 - Our mare Arabella,
placed 1st in training level test 3 today (66.8
percent!), and 2nd in training level test 4
(63.3 percent) in a schooling show at
Summerfield Farm in Hillsboro (Roos ter Heijne
riding). We are so proud of Arabella- that
she could go to a totally unfamiliar place and
enjoy herself today!
May 23 - We would like to share some great news! Blue Diamond Stables, where we have sent ALL our mares for quarantine, has now opened a CEM quarantine for Stallions as well! The cost for Stallion quarantine will be $4850.00 and includes: all ODA, USDA, Veterinary fees, 2 test mares, 2 mares cem testing and blood work, any tranquilization needed, daily exercise (lunging or free lunging, grass or dry lot turnout attached to their stalls) depending what owners request. The facility has an attached 72' indoor lunging arena and full size outdoor arena. Vaccinations and worming are additional if requested. We fully trust Blue Diamond Stables- we have used them for every single imported mare and we wish we could have used them for our stallion, Oene R.V., but they were not taking stallions then.
May 18 - We are proud to announce that
our sale horse, Hindrik
Lauwers, was chosen to represent the
Friesian breed in the All Breed Demo at the
May 16 - We would like to congratulate
Mary Piovesan on the birth of her new Jasper
filly from our past sale horse Tetje!!! Mary
wrote today to say: She foaled last night
around 9:45, it was a filly and he's soooo
adorable. I love the little jeri-curls
and she's very black with no white
marks. She's very friendly and walks
right up to you when you enter the
stall. We are still working on her name
and we will let you know what we decide, and
will send more pics soon! Tetje did
great, it went really fast. Both mom and
baby are doing good.
, our past Legacy Friesians imported sale horse, ridden by his
trainer, Shaun McLaughlin Myers of SKM
Dressage showed 2nd level for the first
time ever and they took 2nd place in the
class!!! I am so
excited to continue to follow the dressage
career of Fryso!!! Way to go Shaun and
Fryso!!! More photos from today's Heart of
the Valley show at Devonwood Equestrian Centre
are on his page.
May 7- Sjoukje flies from AMS to JFK and will go to Blue Diamond Stables for her CEM quarantine. Flying on the same plane as Sjoukje, our trainer from last summer/fall, Roos, is coming back to our farm!
May 2- Today Maaike,
a Legacy Friesians imported 1st premie star mare
had a healthy Onne 376 x Rypke 321 filly!
We have named her Amerens LF and will be keeping
her for our future breeding program.
Ameren's dam Maaike is almost a Preferent
mare. We will be bringing Amerens to the
Oregon keuring, September 25th.
Lindstrom was here, all the way from
At our Open
House, Sylvia will demonstrated ground driving
and Hindrik Lauwers have arrived! June
called me after receiving Hilbrant and she was
overjoyed to finally meet him. She said he
was so much more regal than the photos and she
was so happy with him. She
will be sending photos soon. And we have
received Hindrik Lauwers at our farm!!! He
is amazing looking and so sweet. Click on
his photo below to see some photos after his
March 21- We are pleased to announce that we are about to break ground for our new indoor arena and attached barn. It will be a full court dressage arena so our customers can try our our sale horses in comfort during the winter months. There will be a view of the coastal mountain range from the arena, which will be open on 2 sides.
March 18- Our previous sale horse Iris
just had a healthy Onne
376 filly! Congratulations to her new
owner Lynn, of Candor NY!! "Marissa (tht's
Iris' new name) had a baby filly tonight while
our vet was in the barn looking at another
mare. She's gorgeous and incredibly
precocious, the fastest up, fastest learner,
most persistent thing I've ever seen."
Here is a photo of her at 15 minutes old!
March 16- Check out this month's Horses
Inc. magazine! On page 12 you will see a
great photo of Sylvia Lindstrom riding our
previous sale horse Pedro,
during last year's Northwest Fair and
Expo. You can order this magazine at www.horsesinc.net.
is now owned by Kathy Dodson, of California.
March 1- Well the weather around here has been great so we are going to be importing Hindrik Lauwers in April!!! Sylvia Lindstrom will be coming to our place with Hindrik in April, so if you are looking for a serious dressage horse, please consider making an appointment to come to our farm, to try out Hindrik while she is here!
23rd- The 2007
offspring statistics are out and I have analyzed
the data to show the results of how each
sire's offspring did at the 2007 keurings.
to see a graphical representation of the 2007
keuring results showing the stallions with the
most keured offspring to least, and breaking
down the # of 1st premie, 2nd premie, 3rd
premie, and no premie offspring they had.
I have changed my
main email address to email@example.com
I have now created a
special webpage (complete with breeding values)
for World Champion, Haitse
425, and also have video from him that I
filmed after he won the championship. See
page for more info.
January 16th- I am back in the USA- I decided while in Holland to purchase Oene R.V. with my friend Kathleen- so now we are 50/50 partners on this gorgeous stallion candidate! We intend to import him and enter him in the Oregon keuring, to hopefully get him entry to the 70 day test. He was recently in the 70 day test in Holland among this year's newly approved stallions and did well on points there, and made it to one of the last 8 left (5 were approved). His owners decided he was a bit young and pulled him out- so he was never eliminated- and we think (and hope) the time will be right for him in Sept 2008!
At the stallion show
425 won the World Championship and Beart
411 was Reserve Champion. It was
tough for the judges to pick the top 2 as there
were so many that showed well this year.
Interestingly enough, Haitse and Beart also were
top performers according to the number of
1st premie foals that they sired in 2007.
They each sired 33 first premie foals in 2007!
I am writing this
from Holland! The weather is great, not too cold
and not raining like in Oregon. Yesterday I rode Oene
the incredible stallion they have who went to
the 70 day test. He was very easy to ride.
This was the first stallion I ever rode! I
also rode Oebele
and played Friesian Football with him.
to watch a video that I filmed yesterday, of
Oebele scoring a goal. He LOVES the
football- even when turned out loose in the
arena, he will go play football by
himself! I now have a new
of Oene- what an INCREDIBLE
me if you are interested in Oene or
Oeblele- I expect them to sell by the Open day
this Sunday. We will be importing a 9 year
old mare soon, named Wieneke.
looks more like a gelding/stallion with her long
forelock and mane and what a sweet girl and
great riding horse she is.
January 3rd- Happy New Year! I am getting ready to go to Friesland for the Stallion Show! I will be gone from January 7-15. I can check email and update the website from there, so the best way to contact me is by email. If you'd like more photos/videos of the horses in Holland, I will be able to provide that and ride them as well. There are also many more that are not on my site yet. I do expect many of the horses in Holland to sell at the Open house we are having on Sunday January 13. If you'd like to go to our Dutch business partner's open day, the day after the stallion show (Sunday, January 13), please email me and I will give you the directions and contact info.
December 20 - By day I work at Xerox as an image scientist, on color printers- Xerox has made a website from which you can send a free color postcard to a soldier serving in Iraq! Click here, or go to http://www.letssaythanks.com
November 26 - We are now accepting orders for our 2008 Calendars! This year's is better than ever with 12 months of Fantastic Friesian Action! Click on the calendar for more details!
October 28th - Congratulations to Kathleen
of Beavercreek for riding her Legacy Friesian,
Dolce in her first show EVER, winning first
place in her Intro A and B classes (a Blue
Ribbon Show at Devonwood Equestrian Centre).
October 21st -We had a Fryso saddle for sale, but it has now sold:
October 7th- Congratulations to Kim Davidson and her Legacy Friesian Import- Inne! It was Kim's first horse show, EVER, and she and Inne won Reserve Champion in the IFSHA World Championship Horse show in the Country Pleasure class! Inne also took Reserve Champion in the In-Hand class... he was a past Stallion candidate in Holland, so he knew exactly what to do to show off for the judges!
October 6th - We are listing some really
special deals right on on our 'Other
for Sale' Page. Xandra
is a 2008 Anton filly for $8500 (in
is a 3 year old stallion- ready to start, for
$15,000 (in Washington state). Lisabeth
is a 4 year old mare in Maryland, started under
saddle, for $13,000. Check the huge selection we
have, by clicking on the following link: Other
September - 2007 Monroe, Washington
Sept 24th- Around October 1, we will be
getting in our new Legacy Friesians
Bumper stickers in! I will be
mailing them out to all of our customers. If you
are a customer of ours (or you have listed your
horse on our 'Other Horses for Sale page' ),
me and let me know your current address.
10th- We took 2
sale horses, Haijs
to the beach today... We are just having
too much fun riding these beautiful boys on the
beach! Click on Ynske's name to see the
incredible photos we were able to capture of him
just arrived at our farm after being
imported!! Click on the photo of Ynske
below to watch the video of them enjoying a fine
Oregon evening. If you like to see
Friesians playing, this is a "must-see".
Did you know that
Legacy Friesians owner, Sue Zoltner, was
published in the recent August 2007 issue of
FHANA's The Friesian magazine? Click on the
photo below to read the article and see our
August 15th- I will be away for several days
at the Walnut
Hill driving competition in Pittsford,
NY. Pittsford NY is my home town, and the
Walnut Hill show is the world's largest
gathering of carriages and coach horses in the
Classical Driving Sports! Ex-Oregonian Clay Maier
and Lea McFarland-Bushnell will be the featured
exhibition, so it will be great to see them
again, and their Friesian Spectacular act.
I am also meeting Christer, from Sweden, and we
will finalize the arrangements for our new REDLINEtack/carriage line made
especially for Friesians that you will be able
to order through this website. Stay tuned
for more details. When I arrive back in
Oregon, our new trainer will also arrive,
Rose. She has trained horses in Holland
and Spain and will be staying with us in Newberg
for the next few months! She will be
helping us get our horses in shape for the
keuring at Devonwood on Sept 27 and also riding
our sale horses every day.
July 31-Today we would like to express our sincere condolences to the Ackerberg family of Montrose Minnesota, whose barn burned down yesterday, most likely due to a recent hay delivery that ended up spontaneously combusting. Luckily, there were no human lives lost, and our past sale horse, Majoor, is okay, but they lost 7 other horses in the fire (103 horses were saved). Ton and I recently visited their beautiful barn, and we met many of their wonderful Saddlebred horses, and the Ackerberg family's loss is just unthinkable to me. There was a huge outpouring of support to help:
There were over 300 plus friends, helpers, neighbors, rescue workers, etc. here in a matter of minutes but, everything was gone. The barn was completely engulfed in flames in a matter of 10 minutes. Our barn crew are "hero's", they risked their lives going in to save as many horses as they possibly could. Both of my daughters horses were lost in the flames... one mare and her foal... one pleasure horse... a two year old and a three year old gelding By "Trust Fund".
If you would like to send a
card, their address is
July 25-Mark and his new family at the
beach! We took Mark and Wybrand to the
beach today. Mark's new owners, the Bentz
family of Oregon, went with us. Mark will
go to his new home tomorrow! We will miss
July 20-Ton riding Arabella at Devonwood
Equestrian Centre. We took 4 horses to
Devonwood July 20th and Ton will be riding them
there again today July 21. We will bring
them home for our OPEN HOUSE tomorrow from
11-2pm at our farm. Directions are
on our CONTACT
Wybrand is now HERE! He is gorgeous!!! We will be having another open house in honor of his arrival on Sunday July 22nd! Directions are on our CONTACT page. The hours will again be from 11 am to 2 pm.
Click here to see photos from our July 8th open House
June 29- Our business partner in Holland
has sent us an accomplished Dutch trainer to
work with our sale horses!! His name is
Ton, and is now here, and will stay until
August! Ton has about 15 years
training and showing Friesians and Warmbloods in
the Netherlands. If you are in the Portland
area, and you would like to bring your Friesian
in for a lesson or training ride with Ton, we
can now accomodate you.
June 26- Congratulations to Romy and Stu
for finally getting their Legacy Friesians
home, after finishing up his CEM
quarantine! They will bring Majoor to
their keuring in persuit of getting him admitted
to the 70 day test. Majoor says he is
ready! Click on his photo to go to his
May 21-Legacy Friesians is proud to announce that we have a new Affiliate through which we will be offering top quality Harnesses and Carriages imported from Poland, the finest in the world! www.equus-redline.com
May 10- Legacy Friesians would like to thank Bryan Quinsey for the tremendous difference he has made for the FHANA organization during the short time he was the Executive Director. We encourage you to tell the board of directors how you feel about the loss of Bryan Quinsey.
April 25- Planning to take your Friesian to a keuring this year? Click here to see the list of keuring locations and tentative dates. Our local keuring is planned for September 27, at Devonwood Equestrian Centre!!! It will be organized by the Cascade Friesian club. Not sure what a keuring is all about? Click here to read about keurings, and also about Friesians in general. Also new, I am very proud to announce, I finally have put together a page that describes the difference between the Dutch levels in dressage (L,M, Z, ZZ) and the USDF levels. Click here to see that page.