We have sold horses to Norway,
Honduras, Canada, Belgium, Mexico, South Africa, Europe,
China, France & throughout the USA including Hawaii. We hope
to continue to bless people across the USA and
Internationally through these magnificent creatures!
Home of Multiple World and National Champion Horses
Sjoerd's 2011 United States Equestrian Federation HORSE OF THE
YEAR tribute video
Videos of Sjoerd from
IFSHA World/National Championships
2011 IFSHA World Champion
Friesian Liberty Stallion
Watch until the end of the
video, when Sjoerd's music begins to replay after the Champion roses have
been placed on his back, I LOVE what the gentleman at the end of the video
does. Standing to his feet, he raises his hands in praise and honor of God.
I do not know this man, nor did I see him do that at the time. It was not
until I purchased this video from the show videographer and saw the man
drawn to praise God at that moment, it absolutely moved my soul. It made the
long haul from southern CA to Virginia with 6 horses and 3 teenage girls;
the days, weeks and months of preparation and training; the thousands of
dollars we had to raise for the trip and the sacrifices made in order to to
compete at the 2011 World Champions COMPLETELY and utterly worth it! Whether
he was the only one or whether there were others, touching his life alone is
priceless to us. We hope you watch this video and are blessed!
2011 IFSHA Friesian World Champion
Saddle Seat Open
2011 IFSHA Friesian World Champion
Dressage Hack Amateur To Ride with Tynan (16 years old.) They won
World Champion UNANIMOUSLY!
2011 IFSHA Friesian World Champion
W/T Junior To Ride with Anaiah (12 years old.)
Friesian World Champion
Show Hack Amateur To Ride ridden by Tynan who is 16 years old. This was her FIRST time competing in the Show Hack division
where they exhibited 20 gaits flawlessly to win 2011 World Champion
Show Hack ATR - UNANIMOUSLY! What an amazing honor!
2010 IFSHA Reserve World
Champion Friesian Liberty Stallion
To God be the glory
for all we have accomplished in His name. May you be blessed and
touched as Sjoerd performs to MercyMe's Imagine.
Region 10 IFSHA Friesian Liberty Champion
Sjoerd did not just win ribbons
and trophies at the 2010 Region 10 Championships, more importantly was he touched the hearts of the judges, stewards and the
spectators at the show with his heart, presence, disposition and
amazing God given talent!! His liberty performance brought the house down and tears to
nearly all who personally witnessed it. We are thankful to be able to
bless others with this performance! God can use all of His creation
to touch hearts and lives.
The Liberty class was held in the
evening AFTER he did a full day of 8 classes, yet he still performed
for the crowd with his whole heart. His last riding class was
completed just 5 minutes before he did his Liberty performance. We thank David of Davko Films for creating this video of Sjoerd's Liberty class for us.
Sjoerd Is The Most Highly Decorated Friesian In North America
and the #1 Friesian Sire in the USA for
2011, 2012 and 2013!
Sjoerd - The Stallion Of A Lifetime
Sjoerd (pronounced like Short but with a "d" on the end) is a gift from God and we hope
you are blessed and touched by his pages of videos and photos! Sjoerd
is an elegant Purebred Friesian who is a Triple Ster (Star) First Premie, High Merit stallion,
imported from the Netherlands. He is elegant,
absolutely captivating and the
phenomenal quality of this exceptional stallion is simply
Sjoerd has been DNA tested by UC
Davis to be Homozygous for black, you will never get a chestnut foal
out of Sjoerd. He is the only breeding stallion in the U.S. sired
by TSJALKE 397. A GREAT outcross stallion for the heavily in-bred
Sjoerd is truly a *one-of-a-kind* Friesian
stallion. His disposition, unique conformation, and incredible
movement: elevation and impulsion WITH extension not only garnered
him 60 IFSHA World/National Champion Friesian Titles
but he consistently wins over the hearts of spectators and judges! Sjoerd is a CHAMPION in multiple disciplines: In-Hand, Saddle
Seat, Show Hack, Liberty, Equitation, Dressage, Driving, In-Hand Trail, Walk/Trot,
Ridden Trail, Hunter, Junior Equitation, Western and Costume. He is an INCREDIBLE VERSATILE athlete.
Friesian Heritage Horse (HH), the German (FPZV) and the Dutch (KFPS) registries
ALL awarded him the coveted (and not easily
earned!) STAR (ster) status the first time he was presented for it making
him a rare TRIPLE STAR STALLION. He was then
bestowed the extreme honor of achieving a near PERFECT score at his
2009 FPZV Inspection and he was "Highly Recommended" for the FPZV Stallion Performance Testing at just 4 years old!
In 2011 he went through a very thorough official FEIT Inspection
through the Friesian Heritage Horse Registry (HH) and he was awarded
Star, First Premie, High Merit and the highest scoring horse in his
category in the history of the registry! All of Sjoerd's Purebred
Friesian and Part-bred Friesian foals are eligible for registration
through Friesian Heritage Horse, IFSHA and USEF.
with his FEIT
High Merit ribbon and FEIT 1st Premie ribbon awarded through the
Friesian Heritage Horse Registry (HH). Sjoerd's Purebred Friesian
and Part-bred Friesian foals are eligible for inspection
and registration through multiple registries and have
full showing and breeding rights throughout the USA!
Sjoerd has a short, strong
back, short coupling, and deep, strong hip give him a natural ability to collect under himself
and his extremely laid back shoulder and perfectly set neck make him an
incredible ride at any gait.
Feel free to come meet Sjoerd in person and be
prepared to FALL IN LOVE! Sjoerd is a different kind of
LOVES people and his willing heart an attitude make every thing we
do with him a sheer pleasure. He has greatly blessed our lives and
we hope to share him with you through his pages of photos and
Sjoerd is simply an amazing stallion, beyond description or
comprehension; truly a horse of a lifetime!
He has superior conformation, an incredible
disposition, extreme athleticism, unparalleled versatility with exceptional beauty. He also
passes these traits consistently on to his foals.
Sjoerd possesses phenomenal athletic talent
and he has a presence about him that is indescribable. If you like
him in his photos and videos, you will love him in person.
Sjoerd and Tynan
competing in Fantasy Costume at the 2011 IFSHA World/Grand National
Championships where they took 3rd place out of 17 entries.
Sjoerd and Darcy
Period costume and she is riding Sjoerd sidesaddle! They were a
stunning pair to see in person.
Tynan (16) and
Sjoerd receiving their Champion roses after winning 2011 IFSHA World
Champion Show Hack Amateur to ride! This was Tynan's first time competing in
Show Hack where she and Sjoerd had to exhibit 20 gaits superbly to
win the class against outstanding competition and all adult riders.
See the video above to view their brilliant Show Hack performance
and the announcement that they won the class Unanimously!
Sjoerd with Tynan
(16 years) taking their victory pass after winning 2011 IFSHA World
Champion Show Hack Amateur to ride.
Sjoerd with Anaiah
(12 years old) competing at the 2011 IFSHA Region 10 Championships.
Sjoerd's amazing accomplishments are nearly innumerable. His road to
success almost unbelievable. His natural talent and presence are
indescribable. We are very thankful for the gift he is to us in our
Sjoerd and Darcy Edwards Champions in
Sjoerd at the IFSHA 2010 Friesian World Championships being presented with the Jeff Wonnell
Memorial Versatility Silver Belt Buckle for excelling in 5 different
divisions/disciplines. It was
presented to us by his widow (small blond woman second from the left)
and people Jeff Wonnell had mentored (Bruce
and Staci Griffin of Griffin Sport Horses) This was a great honor for us.
Sjoerd won this award again in 2011!
My reaction to
learning Sjoerd and I had won 2010 IFSHA World Champion Saddle Seat
Junior Horse against some very outstanding competition!
He is an amazing and special stallion with a huge heart, extreme presence and
unlike any you have ever seen.
Sjoerd and Darcy Edwards in Dressage
Sjoerd has an AMAZING uphill canter
Sjoerd and Xena IFSHA Region 10 Saddle Seat Unanimous Champion
Sjoerd displaying some
of his Championship ribbons
SJOERD'S USEF HORSE OF THE YEAR
2011 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Horse Of The Year
Tynan and Anaiah are highly trained and highly skilled. They have been
BEAUTIFULLY captured by the incredible photographer Kevin Kidder. We
have spend years training our beautiful Friesian stallion Sjoerd. Tynan and Anaiah
have been riding their entire lives and they work very hard to be able
to achieve such an exceptional level of riding to perform the things you
see in these photos.
PLEASE appreciate the photos for the hard work, talent and years of
training that went into creating them. If in doubt, you may contact
Kevin Kidder and he can provide detailed information on the photos for
those who just cannot accept that the photos are all real. If you STILL
doubt, come on out and see SJOERD for yourselves, he will blow you away!
Typically we keep articles on Sjoerd on his
Press Releases Page. However, this Feb 2012 issue of the
California Horsetrader was too incredible an experience to not share here on Sjoerd's
main page. We are extremely thankful and grateful to the California Horsetrader
for giving us the opportunity to share Sjoerd's story.
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