(1979 - 2009)
Updated: September 2014
I am delighted to announce
Reitse has been purchased by
Steve and Alison
Venrooy of "Mellandra Equestrian Centre."
Friso Stud will continuing
breeding with Reitse's progeny through only chilled and frozen semen of
outside stallions to compliment our mares.
We have some exciting Friso
Friesian Geldings and a young colt born this season forsale that would compare with anywhere in
the world. Slightly different variations in types but their
conformation is superb, nice shoulder angles to give extension, necks to
allow bend, their paces are all very good and evenness through the body
type to give balance.
All mature 16hh
+ below L - R Mozart, Perez, Noah. Photo taken Aug 14.
Friso Stud has Friesians for sale and client Friesian Warmbloods - see
For Sale page.
Life Member of the Australian
New Zealand Friesian Horse Society
Watch this video and get impressed with this beautifull, versatile breed
with the best temperament!
The Friesian Horse of the
Netherlands, which is always black, dates back some 3000 years, and its
ancestors are said to have survived the Ice Age. This was the most
popular horse in the Middle Ages, and was used to carry heavy armoured
knight's into battle and for work on the land. Crusading knights
brought eastern stallions which increased the Friesians qualities and
when trotting became a popular pastime, the bred was lightened further.
Through this purpose the breed lost favour as a general purpose horse
and was actually in danger of dying out. In 1913 only three stallions
were left. Luckily a new breed society was formed, and gradually
the numbers were built up and the Friesian regained its popularity.
Breeding is now controlled. It has been a tradition in Holland for
Friesian to drawn gigs in the show ring with the occupants wearing the
attractive Friesian costume.
The love of horses- Anne Alcock