Submitted by Ingrid Henry - This is Macaria BEC PF aka "Aria", my coming 3 y.o. filly, a Friesian/Oldenburg cross. She is my dream horse! 📸 Shelley Paulson
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!
Fantastical Friesians – Part One and Fantastical Friesians – Part Two for more photos of these mystical horses!
Jasmine: Friesian sport horse Photo by Jessica Farren Photography – Alisa W.
My beautiful Teake – Lydia P.
Friesians are the best. I am also an older rider. I feel very safe on my Friesians. – Martha S.
Fritz fan Signature Friesians – Elizabeth D.
I adore my Friesian, Augustyn more than words can describe. We are learning dressage together & having a blast! He’s a willing partner & eager to please. We also dabble with obstacles & hacking out. Looking forward to an lifetime together as we are coming up on our 1 year anniversary & his 6th birthday next month. This is an incredible breed that’s so versatile for a variety of purposes. – Rosie L.
Waling M. Grand Prix gelding – Tyra V.
Phantom FC, 2005 Friesian gelding. This horse has a generosity of soul that is unmatched. Together, we’ve been in the ring, played with mounted archery and experienced extreme mountain trail. He is very patient, willing and kind. And very much loved. – Fran C.
Loved working w Zane over the winter! My first experience w this breed and I love them!! – Macenna F.
Pfrankincense HP -Friesian Sporthorse – Amy B.
Gerlof aka “Zeus”. FHANA Sport Predicate. 2018 All Breeds Champion, 2020 NEWDA Reserve Champion. The best dancing partner ever!! – Eileen S.
– Isabelle G.
– Morgan B.
Merry is the best – Julia S.
Rienik H – Tanya Herrmann Dressage
24 year old Thys W 🙂 – Kim R.
Wolfert 467 Sport owned by Brookside Friesians – Pam G.
Just like flying!! Beake fan Boppe de Slus. – Deni B. *NOTE: USDF strongly recommends all riders wear protective headgear when mounted
My 2 year old half Friesian that I will be training for dressage. – Hannah L.
Yfke – Cari S.
My Warlander ..Thor 💕 – Gail D.
My wonderful Lola; Arabian and Friesian cross. ❤️ – Nicole A.
Daegan of Full Spectrum, owned by Erin Houck-Toll, ridden by Karen Abbattista. – Karen A.
Alonza, my Friesian x Andalusian – Megan J.
Myself and Catherine Lindbeck’s Quibus fan Beabuorren, a true privilege to ride and train! ❤ – Olivia C.
Riatta IA, 2021 FHANA Riding Horse of Distinction, 2021, 2019, 2018 USEF Dressage Friesian HOTY, 2021 USDF FHANA All Breeds 2nd level HOTY, and 2019 USEF Grand Champion Friesian HOTY owned by Cindy Barnette Davis and trained by Rachel Owens and Liberty Acres Dressage, LLC – Rachel O.
Owned by Rachel Owens – Paladine of Elysium! we were 4th in the NAYC Young Riders. multiple CDIs with a couple wins and competed through the I1 with over 70%! wonderful talent for the GP – Suzannah R.
KS Gabriel. FHH by Laes. My horse of a lifetime. – Kelly O.
Delaney- 10 year old Friesian/paint. I absolutely adore this gelding. – Helen L.
Willow ISF Sport Elite &my debut at PSG as an amateur. I have ridden every level with her (with the exception of Grand Prix) – Lynn P.
Apollo owned by Kathleen O’Reagan. A true black beauty❤️ competing at dressage at Lexington – Tiffany H.
Edgar, 20 year old Freisian X TB cross ❤️ – Heather E.
Taboo JRB 3/4 Friesian 1/4 Lusitano – Regine B. *USDF strongly recommends all riders wear protective headgear when mounted
Ridzert JH – Mary M.
Friesdale Farms Quidditch. A Friesian cross gelding by Teade 392. 3 years old in May. – Sylwia S.
Boke Van Keen. 6 year old Ster gelding. Imported to Canada from the US as a weanling. Showing 2nd level this year. He is such a love bug and my second friesian. – Colleen C.
My special guy, Zeus, whom I bred and raised. We lost his mom last year but he has her eyes and gentle nature that he carries on. – Coreen H.
3 yr Friesian stallion Ijsbarnd Gustaaf van WGF Photo Credit Pam Gabriel Photography – Kari H.