Submitted by Jessica Farren - My client Kelly Hambidge's beautiful mare Fantine. Not only is she amazing in the dressage arena but a work of art to photograph.
The mighty Friesian! We are celebrating this fairytale-looking breed as our May Breed of the Month on
Did you know that dressage riders who choose Friesians as their mounts are eligible for special awards through the Adequan®/USDF All-Breeds Awards program, as
Friesian Heritage Horse & Sporthorse International, Friesian Horse Association of North America, Friesian Horse Society, Inc (FHS), Friesian Sport Horse Registry LLC, and Friesian Sporthorse Association – FSA are all participating organizations?
Have a photo of your favorite Friesian or Friesian cross? Email it to us at
email@example.com for your chance to be featured! Be sure to visit YourDressage all month for exclusive stories and galleries from riders, owners, breeders, and enthusiasts of these fairytale-esque horses!
Melanie, aka Leia. – Carol W.
MIKE (yes that’s his registered name) imported and registered Friesian, who we lost unexpectedly during the 2020 COVID lockdown. He was owned and loved by Heather Norton who graciously allowed me to part lease and show him in 2019. We both miss his thundering canter and sweet disposition. – Matthew R.
Isabella WVF (MEINSE 439 x HeddeL) Owner: Cheryl Gaylord Rider: Katie Ege ’21 Dressage Finals – Reserve champion First Level Jr/Y – Cheryl G.
Gerke Nillis von de GV Sport , 12 year old Friesian gelding earned his Sport Predicate in Dressage in 2020. – Britt B.
My Wilco! My lifelong dream to own a Friesian and learn dressage happened after decades. I rode as a teen and when life allowed, at 63, I imported this beautiful boy and have entered my first dressage show- my two lifelong dreams. I was told I couldn’t do it at this age and after two aggressive cancers, I wouldn’t bet against me! – Karen H.
Wikke’s Whim Sport 💜 – Karen A.
Ricky Z’s daughter, Rozlyn, out of a Moriesian mare. – Emma D.
Hillie, Second Level Amateur, FHANA All Breeds High Point MFS, 2021. – Carol W.
Our stallion did great with his 16 year old rider, and won his Region 7 in USEF for 2021. – Beverly M.
Izabella. 3/4 friesian mare. has produced 2 amazing dressage stars! – Deanna H.
This is Sven, a wonderful Freisian, owned by my very good friend Christine Poirier – Veronica G.
Friesian Heritage TennysonM is my beloved 9 year old Friesian Dutch Cross. 2021 Region 7 AA 4th Level Champion / Friesian Heritage All Breeds 4th Level Champion and Currently competing Prix St Georges 🥰 So unbelievably proud of this sweet and silly boy. – @erin_eli
– Katie B.
Rembrandt – Emma D.
Ziggy STER – Tracey C.
Iris of Wonderland – Laura H.
Fabe BP 41. My 6 year old registered Friesian Sporthorse. He is a Friesian x Dutch Warmblood and a FABElous all around guy to this adult amateur. – Elizabeth M.
My heart horse, Elena de la Vega, a Friesian/Clydesdale/TB mare. I raised her from a yearling. We competed up to 2nd level dressage, and dabbled in jumping and trail riding before I sadly lost her suddenly at age 14. She was a gem – safe for beginners, brave and sweet, but a challenging sassy personality. She made me the horsewoman I am today. ❤ 📸 Shelley Paulson – Ingrid H. *NOTE USDF strongly recommends all riders wear protective headgear when mounted
Java sired by Mintse. Owned and trained by me. – Dana H.
Elbricht, bred by Susan Neipert, trained to Grand Prix by Megan McIsaac! – Megan M.
– Janet R.
Klaas the Friesian Stallion so excited for this years show season. Last year was at regionals and qualified for nationals with a JR rider. – Shannon H.
Reigna 6 yr old Friesian Saddlebred cross mare – Drakkar Farm
Ooude van G.V. Sport. 10 year old Friesian gelding. We earned his Sport predicate back in 2019, and now we are schooling the Prix St. George! 📸 Josa Comstock Photography – Alanna B.
Yatzee FPF All Breed FHANA Champion at Grand Prix and Grand Prix Musical Freestyle – Paige R.
they are the best!!!❤️ – Tricia M.
Grand Espoir aka Noah doing one of his many parades ❤ – Michelle H. *NOTE USDF strongly recommends all riders wear protective headgear when mounted
“ Finne “, 5 year old Friesian Sport Gelding. In training with Jordan Rohanna, owned by Juliette Hengartner 😊 – Juliette H.
Hope, Friesian Sporthorse.
– Martha S.
Soldier of Hope, aka Scout, my 21 yo Friesian Sport Horse. His special talents are ripping off shoes, rolling in mud, and scoring 59.99%. We’re showing 2nd, and probably retiring later this summer. Scout is half-sibling to the Breyer model Adiah HP, a fun little conversation topic for me. – Terri S.
Valentino JRB Sport-Elite GP PC Jessica Farren – Regine B.
Bria OSF 13 yr Friesian mare and 10 yr old Piper Hill – Kari H.
Jelger fan Lauderswald 10yr Friesian gelding. 2021 NCDCTA AA Training Level Horse of the Year and my heart horse of a lifetime. – Stephanie P.
Hello from the friesian sport horse side. Amazing breeds! – Kristina H. *NOTE USDF strongly recommends all riders wear protective headgear when mounted