Tjaarda 483 Sport Elite

Time 398 x Lolke 371
**Fresh and Cooled Semen**

About

The Friesian Connection Stallion Station Inc. (Amy Kroll and Janice VerMerris) acquired Tjaarda in November of 2015 in partnership with Jim and Sally Bedeker of Gemini Acres Equine and in 2016 was imported to the US from the Netherlands.   Tjaarda is a son of Time 398 and the star preferent mare Daisy W (Lolke 371) and was born in 2006.

In 2012 Tjaarda was voted Horse of the Year by the KFPS membership.  In 2014 Tjaarda was awarded KFPS Silver Bowl winner.  He was licensed by the KFPS as a breeding stallion in 2014.  Tjaarda has the Sport predicate behind his name. The Sport predicate is earned when a horse has proven himself as a superior horse in competition. Not only must the horse achieve a high level in sport, he must also win at a high level consistently. Tjaarda  has earned the “Sport” pedigree in 3 disciplines; Dressage, Show Driving and Driven Dressage. 

In 2017 Tjaarda became one of the very few KFPS stallions to earn the Elite predicate.  He is the first of only 2 stallions standing in North America with this predicate and the only stallion in the world who is actually DOUBLE ELITE.  There are 2 ways the KFPS has deemed possible to have the Elite predicate added to the stallions name.  #1 is to have successfully competed and earned enough points to qualify for the SPORT predicate in 3 disciplines.  Tjaarda already accomplished this in 2015.  #2 is to have competed successfully with 5+ scores at FEI dressage.  Tjaarda, with his rider Ellisa Kroll accomplished this in June of 2017 at Prix St. George, where Ellisa also completed all the requirements to earn her Silver Medal from USDF.

For 2018 FHANA began it’s own Horse Of The Year award and Tjaarda 483 Sport Elite has become FHANA’s very first horse to be Horse of the Year

2019 finds Tjaarda and Ellisa competing at I-1 and I-2 dressage and schooling Grand Prix.  Keep watching this fantastic team!  Tjaarda and Ellisa are sponsored by Espana Silk Products , Equus Couture , Tribute Equine Nutrition  and Shawn Matherly Farrier LLC

To see Tjaarda’s pedigree and Stallion Data Sheet click here:  Tjaarda’s stallion data sheet

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Facts

  • Born: March 26, 2006
  • Height: 16.3 hands
  • Sire:  Time 398 (2003 KFPS stallion show champion stallion)
  • Dam:  Daisy W Star + Preferent
  • Dam’s sire:  Lolke 371 Sport
  • Stam 32
  • 2012 KFPS Horse of the
  • 2014 KFPS Silver Bowl winner
  • 2018 FHANA Horse of the YEar
  • “Sport” predicate – in 3 disciplines; Dressage, Show Driving and Driven Dressage
  • “Elite” predicate – earned twice!  #1 for the triple sport accomplishment and #2 in FEI dressage (Prix St. George level)
  • Luxurious, long mane and forelock
  • Kinship 16.6%
  • Allowable white 2.40%
  • Non-allowable white 0%
  • Tjaarda does NOT carry the gene for Dwarfism or Hydrocephalus
  • Blood Type – click here: Tjaarda blood type
  • Stud fee $1400

EVA status:  May 18, 2018  We are pleased to announce that after repeat testing Dr. Peter Timoney has informed us that Tjaarda is NO LONGER a carrier of EVA.  He has cleared the virus from his semen!   All stallions standing at the Friesian Connection Stallion Station are tested for EVA in both their blood and semen.  In 2016 Tjaarda was tested for EVA and was confirmed as a carrier of the virus in his semen.  (tested by Gluck Equine Research center; University of Kentucky – February 29, 2016 semen and blood sample.  Vaccinated with ARVAC, Zoetis by Jim Connell, DVM.  This carrier status was temporary and as of May, 2018 he is officially free from the carrier status and is permanently EVA negative in his semen.

For more information on EVA please click here:

http://www.equine-reproduction.com/articles/EVA-facts.shtml

http://www.equine-reproduction.com/articles/EVA.shtml

http://www.mbah.state.ms.us/disease_programs/eva/Understanding_Equine_Viral_Arteritis.pdf

http://www.aaep.org/info/equine-viral-arteritis

http://www.aaep.org/info/horse-health?publication=760

http://www.fhana.com/news/news-list/item/3352102-equine-arteritis-virus-fact-vs-fiction

Peter J. Timoney, MVB, MS, PhD, FRCVS from the Gluck Research Center, University of Kentucky is the O.I.E. Designated World Expert on Equine Viral Arteritis as well as Equine Rhinopneumonitis and is a great resource for more information on Equine Arteritis Virus.  Credentials and contact information for Dr. Timoney can be found  here:  https://equine.ca.uky.edu/person/peter-timoney

To watch a 30 minute video on EVA by Dr. Peter Timoney  click here:

Breeding Contract

2019 Tjaarda 483 Breeding Contract

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