Friesians to take part in WEG

Discussion in 'News Items' started by KPF, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. KPF

    KPF Well-known Member

    From the KFPS:
    What began 18 months ago as an interesting plan is now becoming a reality. Friesian horses will be participating in the opening show of the World Equestrian Games 2010. The opening show is scheduled for September 25, 2010. A unique Stallion Train will put in an appearance on this international stage. The composition of the Stallion Train is very special: the permanently established leading group will be flown in from the Netherlands. This leading group is made up of Ielke 382 ridden by Christa Laarakkers (who is also directing the show), Hans Meganck riding Rintje V, Susan Bouwman?Wind riding Marten Hendrik, and Casper van de Oostwal ridden by Saskia Meinema. The members of this leading group will be performing dressage movements at the Grand Prix level. The four horses in the second part of the train will be American sports horses. This will be three approved KFPS stud stallions (Fridse 423 Sport, Mintse 384 Sport and Lolke 371 Sport) supplemented by Eeltsje F. (sire: Fabe 348) owned by Paula Marsch. Also 2 extra Frisian stallions will join the show: Jerke 434 and Haitse 425, both owned by fam. Both.
    In addition to these horses, another three are in training as reserve horses: Arjen 417 Sport will be acting as a stand-in for the horses in the leading group. The reserve horse for ?group 2? is Moud Star (sire: Leffert 306 Sport) owned by Karen Waldron.
    Upcoming issues of Phryso will provide extensive introductions to these participants and will keep you informed of any developments.
    This unique project is being made possible by various Dutch and American sponsors and owners. Without their support, this prestigious initiative would not be possible.
  2. celestialdancer

    celestialdancer Gold Member

    KPF.. Where is the WEG? sorry if that's such a stupid question :eek:
    I really want to watch it now **)
  3. KPF

    KPF Well-known Member

    The World Equestrian Games (WEG) is being held in the USA this year, I believe its Kentucky.:)

    The Stallion Arjen 417, who now has his sport predicate (when means his is a successful winner at the higher levels in Dressgae) is also the Sire of our Crown mare's new filly, Isis who will also be coming to Australia later this year.
  4. Black Ice

    Black Ice Well-known Member

    Would love to see it... doubt it will be on TV though #(
  5. celestialdancer

    celestialdancer Gold Member

    KPF :eek:
    we'll obviously be needing photos of this filly ;)
    Wish it was on the television :c
  6. KPF

    KPF Well-known Member


    we might have to wait until she gets here...:p

    ...don't worry the suspense is killing me too! She has been pre-sold already sight unseen and still in Holland prior to being born LOL!**) She is a good one!!!

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