Friesian horses definitely going to the World Equestrian Games Print

What began 18 months ago as an interesting plan is now becoming a reality. Friesian horses will be participating in the opening show of the World Equestrian Games 2010. The opening show is scheduled for September 25, 2010. A unique Stallion Train will put in an appearance on this international stage. The composition of the Stallion Train is very special: the permanently established leading group will be flown in from the Netherlands. This leading group is made up of Ielke 382 ridden by Christa Laarakkers (who is also directing the show), Hans Meganck riding Rintje V, Susan Bouwman-Wind riding Marten Hendrik, and Casper van de Oostwal ridden by Saskia Meinema. The members of this leading group will be performing dressage movements at the Grand Prix level. The four horses in the second part of the train will be American sports horses. This will be three approved KFPS stud stallions (Fridse 423 Sport, Mintse 384 Sport and Lolke 371 Sport) supplemented by Eeltsje F. (sire: Fabe 348) owned by Paula Marsch. Also 2 extra Frisian stallions will join the show: Jerke 434 and Haitse 425, both owned by fam. Both.

In addition to these horses, another three are in training as reserve horses: Arjen 417 Sport will be acting as a stand-in for the horses in the leading group. The reserve horse for "group 2" is Moud Star (sire: Leffert 306 Sport) owned by Karen Waldron.

Upcoming issues of Phryso will provide extensive introductions to these participants and will keep you informed of any developments.

This unique project is being made possible by various Dutch and American sponsors and owners. Without their support, this prestigious initiative would not be possible.

From KFPS web-site.