Wikke was born at 11pm on June 15, 2007. We are really happy with him. He is a lovely colt with a feisty yet sweet personality. From what we can tell, he will be medium height, pitch black with a long curly mane. His long lines, sloping shoulder and determination should make him a lovely dressage horse. Congratulations Sara Andrew (Blacksburg, VA), his new owner! You can see more photos via Sara's flickr account.
What type of foal are we looking for
in this match
Dressage Suitability. Heinse is competing
successfully in dressage at the 4th
level. He is light on his feet and
is an honest stallion. Impressively,
while in the Netherlands Heinse was
the FPS driving champion in 2003
and 2004 - he is famous in Friesland
as a harness horse. Riding and driving - He has it all.
Likewise, Cori displays a knack under
saddle and in harness. We think her
main talent lies in riding, though
she has not been trained at length.
Her stride is smooth and quite "floaty"
for a Friesian. She also has a good,
honest temperament and strong work
ethic. Under professional training
we believe her forte would be in
Temperament. Cori is eager
to please and willing to learn. She
works hard and has an affinity
for humans. We wanted to make sure
we kept these wonderful traits in
her offspring. Heinse also has a
good score in stall manners and temperament.
The FPS studbook describes Heinse
as "a good-natured, obedient and
reliable stallion... with good stall
Low inbreeding coeffcient.
The inbreeding for this pair is a
extremely low at 1.95%
"Bigger" Trot and improved
Cori scored quite well in the walk
and shows a nice light and floating
movement in the trot. To
complement her unique light
movement, we wanted a stallion
who was light and powerful,
with a bigger "front".
Heinse offspring score way
above average in the trot
and rear impulsion.
Proven quality. Heinse
is fully approved in offspring with
two approved sons. His father is
the famous Leffert, who himself has
four approved sons and is one of only two living preferent stallions. Nearly 50% of
Heinse's offspring make the coveted
star rating and in 2004 Heinse had
a better star percentage that any
other Friesian stallion - 56.5%.
Coriander has been rated a 1st premie star
and is from a long line of good breeders,
with many preferent mares in her
damline. She is also from stam 25,
one of the best mare lines for Friesians.
What are we expecting with this foal?
Of course, one never knows
exactly how a foal will turn out. But
here is what we think we may get from
The foal should be dark black with a long mane and fetlocks.
Build and height are expected to be average
to slightly above average - not too big and not too small. Movement
should be strong and square in all gaits,
and the temperament should be honest
and hard-working, with a good nature.
The foal should be good to train and
adaptable to many disciplines. If the
foal is a filly it will be from an extremely
impressive breeding line from both the
mother and father, and will have potential
and value as a superb future broodmare. A male foal should result in a superb and honest performance gelding.
This is what we are shooting for. But of course,
ya never know.
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