I was able to grab my camera yesterday and play out in the field with the boys. Something I should do more often, especially now with self isolation. I was lucky enough to get a few good shots of the boys at play. Of course the best action shots are….. well…let’s just say I really should get that Fuji out and practice more….
A very pretty mare was on the other side of the fence in the picture below, and the boys were just admiring her over the fence. Perhaps just a little love struck, it is spring after all and the sun was bouncing off her long beautiful Friesian mane.
The boy on the left is a full brother to Julius 486.
The boy on the right is a Hette 481 and was imported as a yearling.
Two very sweet young men.
Once they got this play out of their system them turned back into the gentle souls they really are.
The KFPS were well represented at the TCCA clinic last weekend.
Ulrik and Rein had the privilege of learning from PJ and Tara Crowley at the clinic held at the Ancaster fair grounds.
Thank you TCCA for a great clinic.
Rein out for a pleasure drive. This girl loves to drive. She might be small but she is mighty.
Wietske has had enough of being in foal. She heard about the 40% humidity coming this weekend and is not very happy about it.
Mette has honored us with a little Hessel colt. He is a very spunky young man running circles around all the mares, and being met by ears flat and a sideways glance.
I think he is simply preparing the other mares for things to come.
Another inspection has come and gone. It took months of preparation. We had great help in the barn this year that to bring it all together.
The horse showed so well.
The boys both made Star. Having two 3 year old stallions in the barn is always a challenge. Every time a lady passes by they make sure she knows they are around with a whinny or a head toss of that beautiful Friesian fore top.
Here is a few pictures of the boys in their finest! And little girl Rein showing off.
I am just soooooo excited to tell you, there is an amazing young stallion that has been approved by the KFPS.
Jacob KCF will now be known as Julius 486. Jacob was sent to California to be, taught, examined, and tested. He passed with flying colors with a unbelievable score. His over all score was 93.
Jacob arrived in California and was presented to the Judges on Dec. 19. They loved him! Jacob then went into training under saddle and driving. During his 70 day testing he was examined 3 times by the judges that are flown in from the Netherlands.
For me this news was extremely exciting. You see we own his mother. We purchased Jacobs mom Wietske van de Anne Hoeve 3 years ago when Jacob was just a yearling. Even as a yearling Jacob showed himself as if he was something special.
Since owning Wietske we have had 2 Tojnes foals and las year we we lucky to have a full sister to Jacob (Julius 486). The horse business doesn’t get much better than that. We are very proud to be able to own such a great mare, and also excited to see Jacob go on to become an approved stallion. It will be so exciting to see the 2016 crop of foals out of Julius 486.
Wietske van de Anne Hoeve with her 2012 foal Molly