Submitted by Jeri Catherine Matheny: My mare Zarcita. Dutch Gelderlander, the foundation to the DHH. Photo by Lisa Michelle Dean
The dapper Dutch Harness Horse! We are celebrating them as our May Breed of the Month on
YourDressage! We recently asked our social media followers to post a photo of their favorite American Dutch Harness Horse or cross to be featured in a gallery on YourDressage! We will be sharing stories from folks who love this breed all through the month of May.
Did you know that dressage riders who choose American Dutch Harness Horses as their mounts are eligible for special awards through the Adequan®/USDF All-Breeds Awards program, as the
American Dutch Harness Horse Association and KWPN of North America are both participating organizations?
My DHH foxhunts, he recently finished 3rd at the MFHA Field Hunter Championships for the NY/NJ district! The best breed!!! – Lindsey E.
My kwpn/Arab – Livvy VF.
They are wonderful! -Kristine M.
My 3.5yr old 3/4 DHH cross! “Oginalii” 😄 – Samantha F.
– Louise W.
NightForce aka Noodles reaction to seeing himself on USDF !😂❤️ – Sierra C.
Grace McCall’s Bob – Forrest Hill Farm & Kaiser Dressage
That trot 🤩 that BRAIN! 🥰🥰🥰 These horses are so cool! Pictured is my 6yo impulse FB buy- 3/4DHH 1/4Standardbred looking to make his show ring debut in the fall! – Kaitie V.
– Jacqui R.
2017 Bonanza gelding smart, sound, sane and SO much fun! 🥰🦄 – Tamara W.
My 3 year old gelding by Graaf Kelly! The teachers pet and most incredible partner I’ve ever had ♥️ – Tara L.
My stallion Fisher’s Gambler – Carla M.
Anyone else’s DHH literally sit like a dog? He meditates for about 10 minutes like this after his midday nap time. – Stephanie B.
He’s not alone 🤣🤣🤣 (see photo to the left) Amy A.
Jantasy Ashlanes owned by Robbie Rice. 9YO Gilandro X Jonker showing I2 – Debbie Hill Dressage
I love this breed and this horse in particular!!! In addition to dressage, we ride on the beach and will be staring trails this summer! He has given me such a fantastic journey so far with many more to come!! ♥️ This picture is a friend from Vegas riding Magik on Long Beach in March. – Heather J.
My DHH / KWPN mare, I’ve had her since she was 3 1/2 and she will be 9 this Summer. She has a ton of heart and a super work ethic. – Tracy H.
Hector is my heart and soul! He’s 12 and was a successful driving horse before transitioning at 9, he’s got a great attitude considering..❤️ “What the Hector” – Philippa
My 10yr old ( had him from a yearling) DHH x Percheron. TIAMO ❤️ – Madison G.
9 year old DHH Jerika with a 14yr old JR rider. Jerika is by Chironie. – Karolina W.
– Jenny L.
Misty Meadows Trumpet 🎺 – Angela A.
Larry Ashlanes, owned by Robbie Rice. 7yo DHH Gilandro X Wouter showing 7YO test. – Debbie Hill Dressage
Northside Acres Konnie (being ridden here) is an 8 year old mare owned by Barbara Puckett Zulick. She’s competed to Third Level, is a dream to take out hacking, and even works bridleless! Shortly after acquisition, we discovered she was pregnant… her gorgeous filly is a wonderful surprise named Poppy who will be 3 this coming June (pictured being ponied here!). These two are such special girls, so smart, talented and very loved! – Wyleng L.
Dutch Warmblood/Dutch Harness Horse, Olympio – Therese M.-W.
This is Special Effect (Curly) Patijn x Wouter gelding. We successfully competed in many CDI’s and Open GP’s, now semi-retired living the good life 🧡 – Alysha S.
Love the breed and have multiple. This is JNDs Illuminator by Fascinator x Sunrises Felicity. I’ve owned him since he was 2.5 and now we are showing FEI Intermediate 1. This beautiful photo was taken at White Fences by Joanna Jodko. – Brynne V.
Dutch Harness gelding “Melman” who is a 1/2 brother to Illuminator – Brynne V.
4yr TLM Velaris hasn’t shown yet but we are making our debut this summer to get his career started! He loves trail riding and riding on/in the beach. He’s always up for a new adventure I can’t wait to see where life takes us! – Dedra W. USDF strongly recommends all riders wear protective headgear when mounted
I-Be-Bad aka Quigley ❤️Bought from Brynne Varvel as a freshly started green bean and have loved him ever since. He’s now 10 and finally grown into his big body. By far the most intelligent and curious horse I’ve ever ridden. – Claire C.
Jeriah by Whiskei x Ligemma. Owned by Kelly Brown and showing 4th level – Brynne V.
Loretta, an 8 year old mare, owned by Thunder Ridge Sport Horses. – Jennifer O.
My Dutch Harness mare. She’s coming 7 and an amazing horse. Great brain. Great temperament. Great athlete. – Amy L.
On Bended Ni, my sister’s beautiful Dutch Harness Horse. Being shown driven dressage at his first show. – Louise L.
❤️ TRAVIS ❤️ – Samantha D.
Flash 💙 my old lease horse taking care of me at 8 months pregnant Alex E.
Jaegermeister – Danielle S.
This is my handsome 8 year old DHH Kapital T. He is a Colonist son out of a Baanbreker Dam. The personalities and work ethic of this breed is like no other. Just beautiful movers! 🥰 Erica S.
Me and my DHH Zullen We Dansen. We started him at 6 yrs old. He’s now 10 and hands down the BEST horse I’ve ever owned. He’s a barn favorite for sure – Kellie K.
GDH INCREDIBLE, aka Eddie 10 yr old DHH. – Joyce F.-C.
LL Hurry Home Mac sire JD Donte Out of Bindy by Jonker . 6 year old. Driven dressage at the World Equestrian Center show. – Louise L.
– Brittany K.
I have a Dutch harness Arabian cross named Mack. He’s competed through the I1 and I just adore him! – Devon P.
Deedle- my DHH pandemic purchase off of Facebook. Sight unseen! I love how he’s a huge goober. He has wayyyyy too much personality and is a Houdini. He once got out of his stall and managed to CRANK a 4 wheeler parked in the barn. 🤦🏻♀️😂 – Ashley H.
My favorite little Dutchy! Black Magic – Black Moon Equestrian
My horse Midnight Cruse (Louie) and I competed in adult amateur training level and qualified for the 2022 US Dressage Finals! Louie is a 6 year old Dutch Harness Horse and this is his first show season I’m so proud of how grown up he was. It was a blast getting to compete and cheer on all our friends! – Abby W.
Starlight’s Volcano “Vanno” – Jenny M.