So begins the Year of the Dragon, the year of the Black Dragon! And with it welcome to the roars of the dragon atop the castle at the farm. Finally a small amount of snow has settled over the farm, was starting to wonder if we were ever going to see any of it. For those that do not know us, we are a Friesian horse breeding farm and we will be having our 20th anniversary in 2013…wow…talk about feeling old. We strive to breed horses that keep to what a Friesian horse should be and what we all came to love about them, their prance, the hair and the love they have. They are really unlike other horses I have dealt with, and I am hooked. We want a Friesian to look like this, not another breed but at the same time we try to keep up with changes and keep the farm going, which is not always easy.
But we did start out the year with a bang. We tried to get Lionheart, our boy, Horse of the Year again, but we realized even though our horses did awesome and our riders are something else, the number of shows have doubled and tripled on the east and west coasts and only a few remain here. We tried to add more shows here but the support is just not here. But despite that we are soooo pleased, we love our mooses and our riders. We took quite a few USEF awards and placings and IFSHA awards as well. Our biggest ones were to be Owner and Breeder of the year for Friesian USEF for the 3rd year in a row. Bearend, our other boy, was Res Stallion of the Year, he has been champ for two years in addition. Alchemy, Lion’s sister, was USEF Hunter of the Year. Lion got plenty of placings but esp was IFSHA Western Horse of the Year for the 2nd year and also Champion in the Other division..well, that means a lot of stuff, lol. And lots of other things in there, its awesome!
But plenty of work to do. Plans to work on for the upcoming year. Concentrating on breeding the boys and selling some horses and lots of other stuff. Well…far too much babble and not enough roaring…so…Roaaarrrr!! …and welcome!!