IJsselmeer was my 16.2hh KWPN approved Gelders stallion by Vosmaer x Taxateur x Fresco, from the Utopia line. He competed successfully at FEI Grand Prix dressage level with Chelsey Sibley. They won the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle Championships for 4 consecutive years!
IJsselmeer died in November 2019. He left behind 26 upper level offspring of which 4 FEI Grand Prix dressage horses, 10 Intermediate I & II horses and a Grand Prix jumper. He also sired several broodmares that are producing very good offspring. I can proudly say he is the best stallion I ever bred.
- 1st Top Ten FB Yearling, 1st Top Ten 2 yr. old
- Undefeated at USDF breed shows
- High Point Stallion and Cal-Bred Futurity winner CDS/AHSA finals
- USDF Region 7 L1 JR/YR Year End Champion
- 1st NA/WPN L1 Sport Award
- CDS L3 Horse of the Year Champion
- USDF Region 7 L3 Champ
- CDS L4 Horse of the Year (HOY) Champion
- CDS/AHSA finals-High Point Stallion for 3rd consecutive year
- 1st NA/WPN L4 Sport Awards
- USDF Region 7 PSG Champion.
- #1 NA/WPN PSG Sport Award
- USDF Region 7 PSG Champion for a second year
- Reserve Champion Region 7 at Int I
- #2 NA/WPN Int 1 Sport Award
- CDS Int 1 Horse of the Year (HOY) Champion
- CDS FEI HOY
- USDF Region 7 Int 1 & Int 1 Freestyle Champion
- USEF Festival of Champions Reserve Champion Int 1
- Int 1 Free CDS
- Int 1 Freestyle Horse of the Year Champ
- USDF Reserve Champion
- Horse of the Year (HOY)
- Int 1. 3rd USDF Horse of the Year (HOY)
- Int 1 Freestyle
- 1st NA/WPN Int 1 Sport Award
- Winning at Int 2
- CDS Int Freestyle Horse of the Year
- USDF Reg 7 Int Freestyle Reserve Champion
- CDS Int 2 Horse of the Year (HOY) Champion
- Grand Prix Freestyle CDS HOY Champion
- Grand Prix Freestyle Reserve Champion USDF/USEF Reg 7
- Grand Prix - Open
- CDS Horse of the Year "HOY" & USDF Reserve Champion Reg. 7
- Grand Prix Freestyle
- Reserve Champion CDS HOY & USDF Reg 7 champion
- USDF all breeds award for KWPN-NA
- CDS Grand Prix Freestyle Champion "HOY"
- USDF GP Open Reserve Champion Reg.7
- USDF GP Freestyle Open: National #4
- #2 KWPN-NA All Breeds
Lauwersmeer was my 16hh Gelders stallion by Farmer out of the full sister of IJsselmeer, Gisela. I never offered Lauwersmeer for licensing, because I thought he wouldn't get licensed anyway. He was quite compact and small, but a great mover.
Lauwersmeer competed successfully with Chelsey Sibley on FEI Grand Prix level also. He left behind some promising sport horses and a couple of really well moving broodmares, of which I still own two: Ikakola and Zalsa.
- USDF Intermediare Freestyle Champion – KWPN-NA All Breeds
- USDF Intermediare Freestyle Open Reserve Champion (Nationally)
- Int-I Freestyle Reserve Champion CDS & USDF Region 7
- Int-II USDF Region 7 Champion
- Int-I Freestyle Champion USEF/USDF Region 7
- Int-I Freestyle Reserve Champion USEF/USDF Region 7
Bravo, registered name Bruiser, was my Dutch Harness horse stallion. Bravo is a very expressive mover, which brings traits to the table that suit many of my mares well. Like height, length in the body and a more vertical neck direction.
Bravo is not licensed, so his offspring got register B papers with the KWPN -NA. By taking them to the keuring, they can be moved up the full book if the judges approve.
I sold Bravo to Top Shelf Frisians in Iowa in July. He will remain a breeding stallion there.
Lopaka I bred by crossing UB40 with my Gelders mare Bizou (IJsselmeer x Formateur). Lopaka is a very good mover and a big show off, but he has a very easygoing temperament.
Lopaka is in training with Josh Albrecht of Coalcyn Equestrian, LLC in Oroville, CA. He will be sold soon.