We are pleased to announce the date of our 2016 Annual Open House and Ice Cream Social

Saturday, May 7 from 1-3 pm.  Public is invited

Come for a fun afternoon of fellowship while we showcase the stallions at the Friesian Connection Stallion Station.   The afternoon will include the presentation of our stallions under saddle and driving, horses at liberty, and all the ice cream you can eat!  Our featured guest from the Netherlands, Petra Zeelen, will give a mini clinic on how Friesian horses are shown in dressage and show driving in the Netherlands.  Please bring your horse loving friends and family for this special event.  This is a free event and all are welcome.

Location:  2685  144th Ave.  Dorr  MI  49323

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For FHANA members and Friesian horse owners:

New this year we will follow our open house with a clinic on keuring preparation for the Friesian horse taught by Petra Zeelen from the Netherlands. This clinic will follow our open house beginning about 3:30 and will last approximately 3 hours.    Cost is $35/person (pay at the door) and includes pizza afterwards for participants.  Please RSVP to janice@thefriesian.wpengine.com if you plan to attend the clinic.PetraZeelenPetraZeelen1

Petra has 20 years  experience in training Friesian horses and other breeds but mainly Friesian horses in show driving,  dressage and preparing for the KFPS judging at keurings and the stallion show each January

➖1995 special private horse school (the only one in the world).

➖1996 work at  the KFPS training stable

➖1997 Work in Florida on a large Friesian farm and met my husband.

➖1997 work on a large California Friesian farm dressage and driving training and shows.

➖1997-2016 Dressage training, driving training.

➖1998-2016 Work in the Netherlands my own training stable  and stallion station (many KFPS breeding stallions) with my husband, Doeke Hoekstra

➖2007 Teaching dressage and training Friesian horses in Russia.

➖2012 July. Car accident almost recovered in December 2015

➖2013-2016 assistant and preparing horses for photoshoots.

➖2014-2016 three classes of KFPS judging.

➖Quarantine Stable for horses for China, Russia, Morocco etc.

➖Riding and driving IBOP for mares to be Model etc.

➖Showing approved stallions at shows and dressage competition and driving competition. Preparing stallions for the stallion keuring in January every year.

➖Dressage and driving clinics in the USA.

➖Over all clinics training Friesian horses in the USA.



We are happy to announce that Espana Silk Products is sponsoring our Stallion Tjaarda 483 Sport and his rider Ellisa Kroll.

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Both Tjaarda and Ellisa love to use Espana Silk products on their manes. Both horse and rider are blessed with luxurious, long hair and using the Espana Silk products have helped to keep their manes healthy and free from tangles.

If you would like to learn more about Espana Silk products you can go to their website:  www.espanaproducts.com

If you see Ellisa at a dressage show, ask her about Espana Silk.  She will be carrying their products with her to every show if you are interested in purchasing them.  We will also have them at our farm; so stop in to visit our amazing stallions and take home Espana Silk for your own beautiful horses!

As breeding season begins, we would like to share with you some information published by the KFPS about the reproductive cycle of mares.  Please feel free to share this with your vet.  Click on the link below:

The reproductive cycle of Friesians

The Friesian Connection Stallion Station along with the Michigan Friesian Horse Club will be hosting another Marc-Peter Spahn Dressage Clinic on November 4 and 5.  If you are interested in riding or auditing this clinic, please contact Janice at janice@thefriesian.wpengine.com for more information.MarcPeterSpahn2