"Proud breeder and promoter of the Friesian Sporthorse."
We're very proud of the small group of quality Friesian Sporthorse and Warmblood mares we've chosen for our own breeding program. We realize a quality mare is as important as a quality stallion. Each of our special mares was chosen for their movement, conformation, temperament, pedigree, and potential to produce quality sporthorse foals, with a special emphasis on dressage. We then carefully select Approved Warmblood and Friesian Sporthorse stallions, to ensure top quality foals. Our diligence in pairing quality mares with quality Approved stallions is one of the things which makes our breeding program stand out, and has made River Oaks Farm one of the most respected Friesian Sporthorse breeding programs in the country.
All of our foals are registered and DNA'ed with the Friesian Sporthorse Association (FSA)
Natasha -- Dutch Warmblood
1995 Dutch Warmblood, 16.2 hands, chestnut mare. Natasha was acquired by
River Oaks Farm in 2009. She is a lovely Dutch mare -- the treasured "old style"
Warmblood, with great bone and powerful gaits.
Natasha has a star-studded, proven sport pedigree. Natasha's sire was Jacobean,
by the famous Dutch Preferent stallion Roemer. Roemer was a Grand Prix dressage
horse and Grand Prix jumper, and stood at Iron Spring Farm until his death in 1996.
Roemer can be found in the pedigrees of 2012 Olympic Dressage Silver Medalist
"Parzival" (Jazz/ Ulft/ Roemer) and Edward Gal's Grand Prix horse
"Glock Undercover" (Ferro/ Donnerhall/ Roemer),
pedigree of "Uthopia" who finished 5th in the 2012 Olympics for dressage.
Jacobean's dam (Natasha's grand-dam) was a Ster mare by Saluut,
sire of famous jumpers including Saluut II.
Natasha's dam was a Ster mare by Consul, another of the illustrious stallions
of Iron Spring Farm. Consul competed thru Fourth Level dressage, as well as
show jumping in the Netherlands. He was retired due to injury,
but went on to more than prove himself as a sire.
Natasha was purchased as a broodmare, and was never started under saddle.
She had one full sibling, a 17.3 hand gelding named One Hundred Proof
(Jacobean x Jazzmine.) As a 3-year-old, One Hundred Proof finished
7th out of 28 horses at Devon in the Suitable to be a Dressage Horse class for
3 and 4 year olds, and went on to win or place in every class he was
in thru Third Level, including qualifying for ABIG's and BLM's at
Training, First, and Second Level. He was schooling
FEI Prix St Georges when he sadly died at age 10 of colic.
Natasha has produced three National Champion Friesian Sporthorses
when paired with the Elite FSA Grand Prix dressage stallion Lexington.
Natasha's first foal (Lancaster ROF, by Lexington) earned his
Bronze Elite Book status via inspection in 2010, and was also the
Overall Inspection Champion with an impressive 80.4, and was the
2010 FSA National Inspection & In-hand Champion. Natasha's second foal
(Lily ROF, by Lexington) also earned her Bronze Elite Book status, was the
Overall Inspection Champion at her inspection, and was also named the
USDF DSHB Southeast Region Champion "Foals of 2011" and was the
2011 FSA National Inspection & In-hand Champion, with scores in the 80's.
Natasha's fourth foal (Lisbon ROF, by Lexington) won multiple
Champion & Reserve Champion titles at USDF DSHB competitions
in 2013 and qualified for Regional Championships, where she was the
2013 Region III Reserve Champion. Lisbon ROF also finished
8th for USDF Horse of the Year Dressage Sport Horse Breeding "Fillies"
2013, was the USDF/FSA All-Breeds DSHB Filly Champion 2013,
and was the 2013 FSA National Inspection & In-hand Champion.
Offspring: Lancaster ROF & Lily ROF &
London ROF & Lisbon ROF
& Sauvignon Blanc & Merlot
Natasha -- Dutch Warmblood
16.2 hand, chestnut, Dutch Warmblood mare.
By Jacobean (by Roemer) out of the Ster mare Jazzmine (by Consul). A treasured "old style" Warmblood, with great bone, powerful gaits, and a star-studded, proven sport pedigree. Dam of three FSA National Champion foals, a USDF DSHB Regional Champion, a USDF DSHB Region III Reserve Champion, and a USDF HOY "Fillies of Current Year" Top 10.
2009, 16.1 hand, rare cremello German Warmblood mare.
(Blue Eyed Dream GF / Mascarpone / Wummestern.) By the successful cremello German Warmblood FEI dressage stallion Blue Eyed Dream (the only cremello stallion in the world to be approved GOV German Oldenburg at the time.) An elegant mare with elastic, ground covering gaits. Nicely proportioned, with a lovely neck and feminine head. Her colt Land Rover CS was very successful in USDF DSHB classes in 2013 (including national awards.)
Offspring: Land Rover CS, Lotus CS, Laiken ROF
Lexa ROF -- Star / Elite Friesian Sporthorse (FSA)
2011 black FSA Friesian Sporthorse Elite / Star mare.
By the Elite Book Friesian Sporthorse Grand Prix dressage stallion Lexington, and out of the Friesian Sporthorse mareKoloa. Powerful mover with correct conformation, good bone, and a more baroque body type. Scored an 80.98 at inspection and earned her Star predicate in 2015. Full sister to the 2012 FSA Inspection & In-hand National Champion 'Lauderdale ROF' who currently holds the record for the highest score ever awarded to a Friesian Sporthorse via inspection.
16.1 hand, homozygous black Friesian Sporthorse mare.
By the imported First Premium Friesian stallion Pieter fan Lutke Pienjum, out of a registered Percheron mare. Koloa has a huge forward ground-covering trot, and is often mistaken for a purebred Friesian. Dam of the 2012 FSA Inspection & In-hand National Champion 'Lauderdale ROF' who currently holds the record for the highest score ever awarded to a Friesian Sporthorse via inspection. Also dam of 'Lexa ROF' who currently holds the record for the second highest score ever awarded to a Friesian Sporthorse. Koloa was a great asset to our breeding program; we repeatedly regret selling her!
Offspring: Lennox ROF, Baltic ROF, Lauderdale ROF, Sebastian ROF, and Lexa ROF.
Miramar -- Friesian Sporthorse (FSA Silver Elite, Star Mare)
15.3 hand, pinto, Elite Book Friesian Sporthorse Star Mare. Miramar has no Paint, Quarter Horse, or stockhorse blood! She is a wonderful example of what breeders are aiming for when breeding quality colored Friesian Sporthorses. She is by the imported First Premium Friesian stallion Pieter fan Lutke Pienjum, and out of a pinto Georgian Grande mare.
Offspring: Americus ROF, Laguna ROF, and Isadora (sold in utero).
Kona -- Friesian Sporthorse (FSA)
16 hand, homozygous black Friesian Sporthorse mare. Kona is a more baroque style Friesian Sporthorse, with a compact frame and a natural talent for collection, engagement, and "sit" in her gaits. By the imported First Premium Friesian stallion Pieter fan Lutke Peinjum, and out of a registered Percheron mare.
Offspring: Boca ROF, Tempatico (sold in utero).
more information about the broodmares of River Oaks Farm....
Blue Eyed Mist -- German Warmblood
2009 cremello German Warmblood mare, 16.1 hands,
(Blue Eyed Dream GF /Mascarpone / Wummestern).
Blue Eyed Mist is an elegant mare with elastic, ground covering gaits.
She is nicely proportioned, with a lovely neck and feminine head.
She earned a First Premium at inspection, with an overall score of
7.9 and scoring 8's for both her conformation and movement
(and no scores below 7.8.) Blue Eyed Mist's sire Blue Eyed Dream
competed thru FEI level dressage and was schooling
Grand Prix at the time of his sad death in 2015, and also had a
successful combined driving career.
He is the only cremello stallion in the world to date to be
fully approved by the German Oldenburg Verband (GOV.)
Misty's first foal "Land Rover CS" (owned and bred by Cornerstone
Sporthorses) was born in 2013 and was very successful competing in
USDF DSHB shows in 2013. He qualified for the USDF DSHB Regional
Championships where he finished 3rd for Region III. He also wrapped up
2013 ranked 7th for USDF DSHB Horse of the Year Colts/Geldings
2013, and was the USDF/FSA All-Breeds DSHB Colt/Gelding Champion.
In 2015 Misty gave birth to "Laiken ROF" who has been
DNA tested and confirmed to be the first fully papered
Main Book buckskin Friesian Sporthorse in the world.
Also in 2015 her filly "Lotus CS", by Lexington and bred by
Cornerstone Sporthorses, was named 2015 FSA Inspection &
In-hand National Champion.
Offspring: Land Rover CS & Lotus CS & Laiken ROF
Lexa ROF -- Elite/Star Friesian Sporthorse (FSA)
2011 black Elite / Star Friesian Sporthorse mare, 15.2-15.3 hands.
Friesian Sporthorse Association (FSA) registered.
Lexa is by our Elite Book Grand Prix dressage Friesian Sporthorse
stallion Lexington, and out of the Friesian Sporthorse mare Koloa.
Lexa ROF is a second generation Friesian Sporthorse, combining
quality bloodlines on both sides of her pedigree.
(Lexa is 50% Friesian, with full papers from the FSA.)
She's a powerful mover with correct conformation, good bone,
and a more baroque body type Lexa earned her Bronze Elite status
and her Star predicate via inspection as a 4-year-old with an
impressive score of 80.98%. Judge's comments on her inspection
sheet included comments about her "strong hindquarters",
"nicely uphill" neck, "well balanced" frame, "good bone", and the
"power and athleticism" of her trot, and included a score of 8.4 for
Character & Sport Potential, and scores of 8.2 for the categories of
Type, Frame, and Overall Impression; Legs; and Walk.
The success of the Lexington x Koloa pairings didn't stop with
Lexa ROF, she also has two very nice full brothers.
Her full brother Lauderdale ROF was the 2012 FSA Inspection
& In-hand National Champion with a score of 89.187%, the
highest score ever awarded to a Friesian Sporthorse at inspection.
Her other full brother Lennox ROF has many wins and scores in
high 60's to mid 70's at Training Level and First Level on the
competitive Florida circuit, and is schooling flying changes
and passage and more.
Lexa ROF is our first broodmare by Lexington.
She foaled a wonderful colt by Wild Dance (Hanoverian) April 2015,
and a stunning black filly by the Grand Prix Friesian stallion Tietse in 2016.
Offspring: Williamsburg ROF, Tuscany ROF
Koloa -- Friesian Sporthorse (FSA)
2003 Friesian Sporthorse mare, homozygous black, 16.1 hands. Registered
with the Friesian Sporthorse Association (FSA.) By the imported First Premium
Friesian stallion Pieter fan Lutke Pienjum, out of a registered Percheron mare.
Koloa has a huge forward ground-covering trot, and is often mistaken for
a purebred Friesian. Koloa's sire Pieter fan Lutke Pienjum has
also made a name for himself as a producer of dressage horses.
He was the highest ranked Friesian stallion on the
USEF's list of Leading Dressage Sires
for 2009, and was the 6th highest ranked Friesian stallion in 2010,
and the 7th highest ranked Friesian stallion in 2011.
Koloa is a proven producer. Her 2009 colt Lauderdale ROF earned the
highest score ever awarded to a Friesian Sporthorse at
inspection -- an impressive 89.187% -- and went on to be named the
2012 FSA Inspection & In-hand National Champion. Koloa's 2010 colt
was also ranked in the Top 6, placing 5th for the FSA Inspection & In-hand national
award in 2012. Her 2011 daugher Lexa ROF has earned both her Elite status
and her Star predicate, scoring an 80.98% at inspection.
1997, 16.1 hand, black imported KWPN Ster Dutch Warmblood mare (Inspekteur / Meridiaan / Darwin.) Pandora's sire is the highly regarded Dutch Warmblood Inspekteur, a Roemer grandson, who was highly successful in Europe with Marlies van Baalen. Her dam is from the "Tettie/Tetti" line -- she's out of Dora Tettie (Keur Preferent), who was out of Inge Tetti (Ster Preferent Prestatie), who was out of Ester Tetti. Pandora is elegant and lovely. (*Pandora was featured in a Dressage Today magazine series on long-lining, this SusanJStickle.com photograph appeared in that article.)
Offspring: Liberty ROF (by Lexington, Grand Prix Friesian Sporthorse)
Tuscany ROF ~ Main Book Friesian Sporthorse (FSA)
2016 black Main Book Friesian Sporthorse mare by the Grand Prix Friesian stallion Tieste and out of the Star / Elite Friesian Sporthorse mare Lexa ROF by the Elite Grand Prix Friesian Sporthorse stallion Lexington. Well built, beautiful neck, feminine head, and WOW movement. Expecting her first foal