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The Friesian Sporthorse Association offers our sincerest condolences to Sherry and Jon Koella of Hidden Promise Sporthorses, who lost several of their horses (including the approved Friesian Sporthorse breeding stallion Nico) in a tragic barn fire on Christmas Eve 2010. The Koellas were (and still are) pioneers in pinto Friesian Sporthorse breeding, and this was a devastating loss.
An article about the story of Nico and the tragedy appeared in Warmbloods Today magazine (click on the link to view.)
The FSA is proud to have been the official sponsor of the Friesian Sporthorse High Score Breed Awards awards at the US Dressage Finals in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Friesian Sporthorses at the 2014 US Dressage Finals!
The second annual US Dressage Finals competition took place November 6-9, 2014 and included two Friesian Sporthorses among the competitors. Celtic Grace qualified for the Third Level Finals and the Third Level Freestyle Finals. Miramar qualified for the First Level Freestyle Finals.
Celtic Grace is a Silver Elite Friesian Sporthorse mare by Celtic (Roi des Blues) (Friesian) and out of Zena (Thoroughbred.) Owned by Bobbi Wojtowicz and ridden by Jonni Allen.
Miramar is a Bronze Elite Star Friesian Sporthorse mare by Pieter fan Lutke Pienjum (Friesian) and out of FWF Sweetheart's Dance (Georgian Grande.) Owned by Melanie Cain-Stage and ridden by Brian MacMahon.
Celtic Grace finished 4th overall for the Third Level Freestyle Final with a 70.067% and 5th overall for the Third Level Final with a 69.060%, and was also named the Friesian Sporthorse High Score Champion of the 2014 US Dressage Finals.
Congratulations to both horses, riders, and owners!
Celtic Grace and Jonni Allen
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FSA's Breeding Director Awarded National Grant For U.S. Breeder Excellence
Our own FSA Breeding Director Gigha Steinman was awarded the Dressage Foundation's national grant for U.S. Breeder Excellence in 2014. “I’m excited at the opportunity not only to increase my own knowledge, but also to share what I learn through my role as the Friesian Sporthorse Association’s Breeding Director," she says. Gigha used the grant money to attend the 2014 USDF Sport Horse Seminar hosted by Iron Spring Farm and intends to use what she learned to further contribute to the growth and development of the Friesian Sporthorse and the production of quality, talented FEI dressage prospects in the U.S.
Click on the links below to read the Eurodressage article and to read Gigha's summary of the USDF Sport Horse Seminar featured on the Dressage Foundation's website. Gigha also wrote an article about the seminar which was featured in Warmbloods Today magazine.
Farewell to the Legendary 'Nico'....
Friesian Sporthorse "Celtic Grace" featured in Warmbloods Today magazine (March/April 2015)
Read Celtic Grace's comeback story in the article "Two Comeback Kids!" in the March/April 2015 issue of Warmbloods Today magazine. Celtic Grace is a Silver Elite Friesian Sporthorse mare by Celtic ("Roi des Blues"), owned by Bobbi Wojtowicz and ridden by Jonni Allen.
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2015 Australian Inspection Tour a Success!
Congratulations to Edwina Colvin and her Main Book / Bronze Elite mare Allesandra Park Padame, the highest scoring Friesian Sporthorse with a 78.75%. Congratulations also to Tessa Libreri and her Main Book / Bronze Elite mare The Carrock Electra, the second highest scoring Friesian Sporthorse, who earned a 77% in the materiale inspection. These scores also earned both mares their Star Mare status.
The Friesian Sporthorse featured in USDF's Connections magazine!
USDF's Connections magazine did a feature article on the Friesian Sporthorse and the Friesian Sporthorse Association in the September 2016 issue. This is the second time USDf has featured the Friesian Sporthorse and the Friesian Sporthorse Association (FSA).
The FSA is proud to offer USDF All-Breeds awards and to sponsor the US Dressage Finals High Score Breed Awards for Friesian Sporthorses.
Click on the photo at left to open the article as a .pdf (this is a large file and may take a moment to load.)