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Friesian Sporthorse Association: 
Mission Statement

The Friesian Sporthorse Association (FSA) is the first
and only registry dedicated exclusively to recognizing
and promoting the true Friesian Sporthorse.  We are
also the only registry to be recognized as a breed
registry, with specific guidelines for the breeding,
registration, and  development of the Friesian
Sporthorse.  Over the years the Friesian Sporthorse
Association has established itself as the premier
choice for registering sport-bred Friesian crosses.

It is our goal to encourage and recognize quality
Friesian crossbreds bred especially as sporthorses,
based on established sporthorse and Warmblood
breeding practices and registration guidelines. 
We are not just another registry for recording
Friesian crossbreds, we are a registry devot
ed exclusively to the Friesian Sporthorse, and
devoted to the recognition and development of the
Friesian Sporthorse as a breed.  We will continue to
build the reputation of the Friesian Sporthorse as a
legitimate, reputable breed thru our strict Registration
Guidelines, Breeding Approvals, and performance
recognition.  We aim to encourage people to breed
with a specific sporthorse goal in mind, blending the
wonderful qualities of the Friesian, with breeds such
as the Warmblood and Thoroughbred, to create the
best of both worlds, a true Friesian Sporthorse.

The Friesian Sporthorse Association aims to support,
guide, and encourage breeders, owners, and Friesian
Sporthorse enthusiasts. 

The Friesian Sporthorse Association will provide breeding guidelines, record keeping, support, encouragement, and a "home" for those who are breeders and owners of true Friesian Sporthorses.

The Friesian Sporthorse Association will stay free of politics.  All aspects of the registry will be handled with fairness and integrity.  The FSA is run by a Board made up of a diverse group of members representing decades of experience with Warmbloods, Sporthorses, and/or Friesians.  The board members have extensive backgrounds, knowledge, and experience with one or more of the following:  Warmblood and Sporthorse breeding, Friesian breeding, and/or the sporting disciplines of dressage, driving, eventing, and hunter/jumper.  This enables us to handle issues in a fair and balanced way, free of politics and self-interest, and with the best interests of the Friesian Sporthorse always as our priority.

The popularity of Friesian crossbreeding led to rampant growth.  Unfortunately, during the early years of this unchecked popularity explosion, not much existed to educate, guide, encourage, or support breeders or owners.  As people continued experimentally crossbreeding Friesians, some began to breed Friesian crossbreds specifically for sport, and these quality horses began to set themselves apart from the other Friesian crossbreds.  They began attracting attention from people who were interested specifically in these sport-bred Friesian crosses, which would come to be known as Friesian Sporthorses.  However, there was no system or registry in place specifically for these breeders, owners, or their specially sport-bred Friesian crosses.  The Friesian Sporthorse Association was developed to fill this void -- providing breeding guidelines, record keeping, support, encouragement, and a “home” for those who breed, own, and enjoy Friesian Sporthorses.  As a breed, the Friesian Sporthorse has a great deal of potential.  The goal of the Friesian Sporthorse Association is to encourage, document, and maximize that potential -- offering a legitimate, reputable registry option for Friesian Sporthorses worldwide.

Friesian Sporthorse Breed Standard / Breeding Objective

The goal of breeding a Friesian Sporthorse is to create a quality horse of sporthorse type, building on the qualities of the Friesian.  Friesian Sporthorses are bred to excel in the FEI recognized sport disciplines of dressage, combined driving, eventing, and jumping, as well as hunters.  Breeding stock should be carefully selected for their sporthorse qualities and potential to create sporthorses, and should meet the pedigree requirements set forth by the FSA.  As with any good breeding program, only top quality horses should be used for breeding.  The crossbreeding of Friesian, Warmblood, and carefully selected Thoroughbred stock has proven to be the most successful for creating a true Friesian Sporthorse.  However, based on the success of crossbreeding the Friesian with a few specific non-traditional sport breeds, allowances have been made to accept limited percentages of blood from these specific non-traditional breeds (more details can be found under "Registration Guidelines" and in our "FAQ's".)  Friesian Sporthorses must have a minimum 25% Friesian heritage (exception, the Friesian Warmblood Book.)

Friesian Sporthorses are generally of a middle weight sport or Baroque type, often with the higher and more arched neck set of the Friesian.  They frequently have the thicker mane, tail, and feather of the Friesian.  The gaits are generally expressive, with a tendency towards a more animated leg action.  Although frequently black, all colors and markings are recognized and accepted.   (Note:  Some colors cannot be achieved without the use of non-approved non-sport breeds, which is not recommended.)

These horses tend to inherit the friendly, people-oriented personalities and level-headed temperaments purebred Friesians are famous for, making them a popular choice for amateurs as well as professionals.  It is recommended that only horses with good interior qualities (temperament and trainability) be used for breeding.

Friesian Sporthorses may be presented in the more traditional manner of Friesians, with long manes and feathers; or they may be presented in the more traditional sport manner, with shortened and braided manes and trimmed feathers.  It is entirely a matter of preference, as each is equally correct for a Friesian Sporthorse.
"Learjet"
Main Book / Elite Book
Friesian Sporthorse colt
25% Friesian, 25% TB, 50% Warmblood
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by Lexington (Main Book / Gold Elite /
Approved for Breeding Friesian
Sporthorse),
out of Katrichta (Dutch Warmblood
by Bolivar.)
Breeder: Camelot Warmbloods /
Daniela Hofacker
Champion Friesian Sporthorse
Main Book, Gold Elite, Friesian Sporthorse - Ducati CH
Kendhall Park
Romance
Main Book, Bronze Elite

Sire:  Hilwert L (Friesian,
by Nanning)
Dam:  Balgownie Sonata
(Friesian Sporthorse, by
Maurits Friso)
Owner:  Tashlin Hall /
Kendall Park Friesians
Lexington
Main Book, Gold Elite
Approved for Breeding

Sire:  Baron von Kolderveen (Friesian, by Reyert 337)
Dam:  Denver Miss (Thoroughbred, by Denver Kid)
Owner:  Gigha Steinman /
River Oaks Farm
Ducati CH
Main Book, Gold Elite
ridden by Brooke Cramton

Sire:  Kristian (Friesian,
by Lukas)
Dam:  Shotsy (Friesian Sporthorse, by Windsor)
Owner:  Brooke Cramton
Friesian Sporthorse
Nico
Main Book
Approved for Breeding

Sire:  Tamme 276 (Friesian,
by Jochem 259)
Dam:  Cindy (Dutch
Warmblood, by Samber)
Owner:  Sherry Koella /
Hidden Promise Sporthorses
Gunner
Main Book, Bronze Elite
ridden by Sammi Jo Stohler

Sire:  Joris W
(Friesian, by Wicher 334)
Dam: Nuroso (Dutch
Warmblood, by Cocktail)

Owner:  Patrick Orlaska
Americus ROF
Main Book, Bronze Elite
as featured in Dressage Today magazine, 2010 Baroque Issue

Sire:  Nico (Friesian Sporthorse,
by Tamme 276)
Dam:  Miramar (Friesian Sporthorse, by Pieter fan
Lutke Peinjum)
Owner:  Oscar Fragoso
Lily ROF
Main Book, Bronze Elite

Sire:  Lexington (Elite Friesian Sporthorse, by Baron von Kolderveen)
Dam:  Natasha (Dutch Warmblood, by Jacobean)
Owner:  Carrie Simmons
The goal of breeding a Friesian Sporthorse is to create a quality horse of sporthorse type, building on the qualities of the Friesian.  Breeding horses should be carefully selected for their sporthorse qualities and potential to create sporthorses.  As with any good sporthorse or Warmblood breeding program, only top quality horses should be used for breeding.  The crossbreeding of Friesian, Warmblood, and carefully selected Thoroughbred stock has proven to be the most successful for creating a true Friesian Sporthorse.  ....

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Hemingway SCS
Main Book, Bronze Elite

Sire:  Hofrat (Trakehner,
by Gribaldi)
Dam:  Auster des Dragons
de Soie (Friesian, by
Nanning 374)

Owner:  Judith DeBoer /
Saucony Creek Sporthorses
Elite Book Friesian Sporthorses
Friesian Sporthorse
Baron von Valor
Main Book, Bronze Elite

Sire:  Baron von Kolderveen (Friesian, by Reyert 337)
Dam:  Words From
Above (Thoroughbred,
by Triple Edge)

Owner:  Karen Immel
Lennox ROF
Auxiliary Book,
Bronze Elite

Sire:  Lexington (Elite
Friesian Sporthorse, by
Baron von Kolderveen)
Dam:  Koloa (Friesian
Sporthorse, by Pieter
fan Lutke Peinjum)
Owner:  Beth Jones
Celtic Whisper
Main Book, Silver Elite

Sire: Celtic (Rois de Blues) (Friesian, by Gerlof)
Dam:  Commander's
Star Mist (Saddlebred,
by Humble Commander)

Owner:  Teresa and
John Paul Foster
Learjet
Main Book, Bronze Elite

Sire:  Lexington (Elite
Friesian Sporthorse, by
Baron von Kolderveen)
Dam:  Katrichta (Dutch Warmblood, by Bolivar)

Owner:  Carrie Simmons
Friesian Sporthorse Gunner