At the Reno Convention auction on October 9, 2009, we acquired the fine ster mare Meinou fan ‘e Homar and her stud colt by Sibald 380. She is 17 hands tall, very large, but beautifully proportioned. She is also in foal to Mintse 384. We are quite proud of this addition to the ranch and look forward to seeing her colt develop as well as the foal coming next year. She is a great addition to our stable and we are quite proud of her.

 Our lovely weanling filly, Godiva D., out of our FPZV Approved Stallion, Ciempe, was awarded a 1st Premie and the Site Champion at the FPZV keuring held in Rockwall, Texas, on October 26, 2010. We are quite proud of Godiva, and, of course, our fabulous stallion that breeds great movement and wonderful temperament and loving personality. He is really a gentle giant and passes it on to every foal he’s had.

Julia and I, together with Jim and Sally Bedeker, have purchased the great FPS Permanently Approved Stallion, Fridse 423 Sport. He is certainly one of the finest stallions in the world. He will be standing for stud at the Friesian Connection.

We are very proud to now own one of the finest FPS and one of the finest FPZV stallions in the world. Fridse is known for many things, but to me one of his best attributes is the sweet and loving personalities his foals possess. We have a 2011 filly by Fridse that is the sweetest, most affectionate foal we’ve ever had. Fridse’s foals are also characterized by their noble and stylish heads with soft, gentle eyes.

See more about him on the Friesian Connection website.