Two new stallions approved
Ermelo April 9, 2011, The Springtesting had quite a series of drop-outs. After initially started with eight stallions, plus two entrants for the short testing, only the five-year Ielke x Sape (formerly Thys fan Fjildsicht) and the nine year old Grand Prix stallion Hearke (Adel Ouke x) got the conveted stallion approval. Their new names are Hedser 465 and Thorben 466. Both horses are interesting because of their low relation rate of 16.8% to the rest of the Friesian population. Hedser combines high dressage performance with a flawless exterior what could have some more racial type. Thorben (descending from the best fan Wijbenga breeding line, like his stable mate Tsjalle) seems to be a promising showhorse in harness, lacks some 'sire expression' maybe, but has youth and a good trot.