L E X I N G T O N
16h, black, Elite Friesian Sporthorse Grand Prix dressage stallion
Approved FSA (Friesian Sporthorse Association (Gold Elite))
Approved AWS (American Warmblood Society)
Lexington is a beautiful and well-bred Elite Book Friesian Sporthorse Grand Prix dressage stallion,
with a pedigree full of proven sport bloodlines on both sides. He is an expressive mover, with three good
gaits, a wonderful friendly personality,and unbeatable trainability. He blends the beauty and
temperament of the Friesian with the stamina and athleticism of the Thoroughbred.
EVA negative -- tested annually -- tested 2016 (negative).
Lexington has been DNA tested as homozygous black (E/E, a/a), meaning his foals will be black or bay
(or possibly grey, only if bred to a grey mare), but he cannot sire chestnut foals.
Lexington has been very successful on the highly competitive Florida dressage circuit, from his Training Level
debut thru to his current successes at FEI Grand Prix -- including being the USDF All-Breeds
National Champion Friesian Sporthorse at Grand Prix in 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018.
FEI Level Dressage Show Record
Lexington is currently competing at Grand Prix and was the 2014 & 2015 USDF All-Breeds National Champion
Friesian Sporthorse at Grand Prix. He began competing at the FEI level as a 7-year-old, and in 2012 as an
8-year-old he had a fantastically successful year competing at FEI Prix St Georges and FEI Intermediare-I;
scoring in the 70's at Prix St Georges, and with scores no lower than 63% at FEI Intermediare-1, and
consistently in the ribbons at both levels. He wrapped up 2012 with a year-end Prix St Georges average
of 69.747%, ranked 15th for USDF Horse of the Year 2012 and being named the
USDF All-Breeds Prix St Georges National Champion for 2012 and the FSA High Performance
National Champion for 2012. A last minute show cancellation left Lexington without enough
Intermediare-I scores to be nationally ranked for 2012, unfortunately, although his scores
were quite good. Lexington also earned his Gold Elite Book status in 2012, making
him the first Friesian Sporthorse stallion to have acheived Gold Elite Book status.
Lexington made his Grand Prix debut in 2013 as a 10-year-old.
Lexington has had a very successful dressage career, quickly and successfully moving up
the levels. As a 4 year-old he scored consistently in the 70's at Training Level, finishing the year
ranked 19th in the country for USDF Dressage Horse of the Year at Training Level (2008), and also
being named the USDF All-Breeds Champion at Training Level for the Friesian Sporthorse Association.
As a 5-year-old Lexington competed successfully at First Level, still scoring in the 70's, and still winning.
He finished 2009 ranked 35th for USDF Dressage Horse of the Year 2009 at First Level, and
also being named the USDF All-Breeds Champion for First Level for the Friesian Sporthorse
Association. Lexington was virtually undefeated at Training and First Level, winning nearly every
class he was in. He was also the IFSHA 2008 Horse of the Year for Training Level
(74.6% year-end average) and the IFSHA 2009 Horse of the Year for First Level (72.2% year-end
average.) As a 6 year-old Lexington skipped Second Level and jumped up to Third Level, with
scores to 70+%, and still consistently in the ribbons. Lexington wrapped up 2010 being named
USDF All-Breeds Champion at Third Level for the Friesian Sporthorse Association, the
2010 USEF/PHR Third Level Region 3 Reserve Champion, and the FSA High
Performance Reserve Champion (with a Third Level average of 69.52%.) As a
7 year-old Lexington debuted successfully at FEI Prix St Georges, and wrapped up the
year as the 2011 FSA High Performance National Champion. In 2012 Lexington
continued to improve on the Prix St Georges (with scores in the 70's) and also made his
Intermediare-1 debut (with scores consistently in the 60's.) He wrapped up 2012 ranked
15th for USDF Horse of the Year at Prix St Georges with a year-end average of 69.747%.
He was also the USDF All-Breeds National Champion for Prix St Georges, and was named the
FSA High Performance National Champion for 2012. Competing successfully at
Grand Prix in 2014, Lexington won yet another USDF National All-Breeds Award,
this time at Grand Prix, and repeated this victory again in 2015, 2017, and 2018.
Fantastic Temperament & Trainability
Lexington has a lovely temperament and fantastic trainability. On the ground he is f
riendly and quiet and very well behaved. Under saddle he has an incredible work ethic and
focus, making him a joy to train. He's smart and willing, with a disposition amateurs
and professionals would equally appreciate.
Lexington as a Sire
Lexington is also proving himself as a sire, siring a record FIVE National Champion Friesian
Sporthorses, a USDF/DSHB two-time Regional Champion (2011 & 2014), a USDF/DSHB
Regional Reserve Champion (2013), a USDF/DSHB Regional Reserve Champion (2014),
multiple USDF/DSHB Regional Qualifiers, USDF All-Breeds Champions, USDF/DSHB
Horse of the Year Top 10 finishers, Inspection High Score Champions, and foals which
are consistently earning Bronze Elite status when presented at inspection. Additionally,
Lauderdale ROF currently holds the record for the highest score ever awarded
to a Friesian Sporthorse at inspection, a fantastic 89.1%.
In 2013 Lexington was ranked #10 on the USEF Leading Dressage
Breeding Sires list. (Numerous photos, testimonials, video links, etc can be
seen by clicking the "Offspring Photos" link, below.)
Lexington is a uniquely well-bred Friesian Sporthorse. His sire is the imported
Friesian stallion Baron von Kolderveen, who was the highest ranked Friesian stallion
on the USEF's list of Leading Dressage Sires for 2008. Baron's sire Reyert
is also the sire of the Grand Prix Friesian Tietse, who was the first Friesian stallion
to be approved based on performance. Baron's grandsire Reitse was an incredibly
successful sire, and it is common to see his name in the pedigrees of
sport Friesians. Reitse sired numerous successful dressage Friesians, including an
impressive ten approved stallion sons, including Iron Spring Farm's Grand Prix Friesian
stallion Goffert. Baron's damsire is Peke, another successful sport
Friesian sire. Peke was known for passing on his beautiful head and strong
hindquarters, and was the damsire of the Grand Prix Friesian stallion Fire Magic
(who is also famous as "the red Friesian".) Also noteable is Baron's
great-grandsire Tamme, who is the sire of 5 approved Friesian stallions.
Tamme is also the sire of the Approved Friesian Sporthorse stallion Nico,
and is the damsire of Iron Spring Farm's FEI level Friesian stallion Ulbert.
There are too many successful sport Friesians in Lexington's pedigree to list them
all, but his pedigree is available below.
Lexington is out of a Thoroughbred mare by Denver Kid, and the Thoroughbred side of
his pedigree is full of famous Thoroughbreds and some of the most popular names in
Thoroughbred sporthorse breeding: Turn-To, Hail to Reason, Northern Dancer,
Native Dancer, My Babu, Sea-Bird, Buckpasser, Nasrullah, Nearco, and Ribot,
to name a few. These names show up in pedigrees from Theodore O'Connor (Pan Am
Games event horse) to Olympic Bonfire (Anky van Grunsven's Olympic dressage horse)
to Sea Accounts (one of the only Thoroughbred stallions to complete the 100 day test and
earn his lifetime breeding license from the RPSI) and Fappiano (USEF leading
sire of event horses 2002-2006.)
All of Lexington's foals are eligible for registration with the FSA (Friesian Sporthorse Association).
Lexington's foals are also eligible for registration with the AWS (American Warmblood
Society), as well as the myriad of Friesian crossbred registries.
This is a great opportunity to breed to one of the best known and most successful
Friesian Sporthorse stallions in the US.
Available fresh or frozen, with an excellent conception rate.
One of the only
stallions in the US to be
Approved for Breeding
(scroll down for more photos, pedigree, video links, offspring photos, and more)
Lauderdale ROF --
scored an incredible 89.1
at inspection, the highest score
ever awarded to a Friesian
Sporthorse at inspection.
Ranked #10 on the
Breeding Sires" list
Sire of FIVE
(2010 -- Lancaster ROF, 2011 --
Lily ROF, 2012 -- Lauderdale ROF,
2013 -- Lisbon ROF,
2015 -- Lotus CS)
2014, 2015, & 2017
Friesian Sporthorse Assoc.
Lexington (Approved Elite Book Friesian Sporthorse)
Baron von Kolderveen (Friesian)
Denver Miss (Thoroughbred)
Reyert 337 (Friesian)
Denver Kid (Thoroughbred)
Madigan Miss (Thoroughbred)
Reitse 272 (Pref)
Dite (Model + Pref + PM)
Hearke 254 (Pref) (by Mark)
Pauliene (Ster + Pref) (by Hotse)
Oege 267 (Pref) (by Wessel)
Wina (Ster + Pref) (by Ritske)
Bjinse 241 (by Gerke)
Stynke (Model + Pref) (by Bouke)
Tamme 276 (by Jochem)
Bontsje (Ster) (by Oepke)
Sea Bird (by Dan Cupid)
Luiana (by My Babu)
Hail to Reason (by Turn-To)
Bramalea (by Nashua)
Northern Dancer (by Nearctic)
Solar (by Halo)
His Majesty (by Ribot)
Fine Catch (by Sailor)
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-2018 USDF All-Breeds National Champion
at Grand Prix for the
Friesian Sporthorse Associaiton (FSA)
-2017 USDF All-Breeds National Champion
at Grand Prix for the Friesian Sporthorse Association
(FSA) with a year-end average of 65.5%
-2017 featured in Warmbloods Today magazine
January/February issue in a feature about
-2016 featured in USDF's Connection magazine
in their feature article about Friesian Sporthorses.
- 2015 USDF All-Breeds National Champion
at Grand Prix for the Friesian Sporthorse Association
(FSA) with a year-end average of 64.4%
- 2014 USDF All-Breeds National Champion
at Grand Prix for the Friesian Sporthorse
- Ranked #10 on the USEF Leading Dressage Breeding
Sires list for 2013.
- FSA High Performance National Champion a
record FIVE times: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,
- Competing at Grand Prix in 2013, scores in the 60's.
(Competing at Grand Prix as a 10-year-old.)
- Debuted at Intermediare-2, and schooling all of
the Grand Prix, as a 9-year-old.
- Ranked 15th for USDF Horse of the Year
at FEI Prix St Georges for 2012,
with a year-end average of 69.74%
-2012 FSA High Performance National Champion
-2012 USDF All-Breeds National Champion
atFEI Prix St Georges for the Friesian Sporthorse
- Featured on the cover of Warmbloods Today
magazine, July/August 2012!
- Earned Gold Elite status with the FSA in 2012 via
dressage performance scores, making Lexington
the first stallion to earn Gold Elite Book status.
- Competing at FEI Intermediare-1
on the highly competitive Florida circuit
with scores in the 60's and always in the ribbons.
(Lexington made his I-1 debut as an 8YO)
- Competing and winning at FEI Prix St George
on the highly competitive Florida circuit,
scoring in the 70's, always in the ribbons
(Lexington made his PSG debut as a 7YO)
- 2011 FSA High Performance National Champion at
FEI Prix St George
- 2011 USEF/PHR Silver Stirrup 9th place
Nationally at FEI Prix St George
- 2010 USDF All-Breeds National Champion at
Third Level for the Friesian Sporthorse Association
- 2010 FSA High Performance Reserve Champion
-2010 USEF/PHR Silver Stirrup Region 3
Reserve Champion Third Level
- Scores above 70% and numerous High Score Awards
at Third Level dressage in 2010.
-Earned Silver Elite Book status with the FSA in 2010
via dressage performance scores.
- Ranked 32nd nationally for 2010 USDF Dressage
Horse of the Year at Third Level with a median
score of 66.923%.
- Ranked 35th nationally for 2009 USDF Dressage
Horse of the Year at First Level with a
median score of 70.526%.
- USDF 2009 All-Breeds National Champion at
First Level for the Friesian Sporthorse Association
- Ranked 19th nationally for 2008 USDF Dressage
Horse of the Year at Training Level, with a median
score of 72.450%. (Out of appx. 6000+ horses
who competed at Training Level!)
- USDF 2008 All-Breeds National Champion at
Training Level for the Friesian Sporthorse Association
- IFSHA (International Friesian Show Horse Association)
2008 Horse of the Year at Training Level
with an average of 74.6%
-IFSHA 2009 Horse of the Year at First Level
with an average of 72.2%. (IFSHA membership
not renewed beyond 2009)
- Very successful at Training Level in the 2007/2008
season, as a 4-year-old, on the highly competitive
Florida circuit, with Training Level
scores consistently in the 70's.
- Very successful at First Level on the highly
competitive Florida circuit, as a 5-year-old,
with scores to 74%!
- Reserve Champion at stallion inspection, May
2008, out of +/- 26 horses, and 7 stallions
- One of the only Friesian Sporthorse stallions
in the US to be Approved for Breeding
- Earned a rare and impressive score of '10' for
'Sporthorse Potential' at his stallion inspection!
-featured in USDF's Connections magazine in
the Dec/Jan 2009 issue, in the article on Friesian
- featured on the cover of Warmbloods Today
magazine, July/August 2012 issue.
Special Offspring Accomplishments:
- Sire of Lancaster ROF -- eventing at Training
Level in 2016, and competed at the USEA
American Eventing Championships in
2015 finishing 15th at Novice level.
- Sire of Lexa ROF who was awarded her
Star Predicate in 2015 with a score of 80.98%
- Sire of Lancaster ROF -- 2014 USDF All-Breeds
Friesian Sporthorse National Champion in
the 4YO Young Horse division
- Daughters Lily ROF and Lola CS finished
2014 as the Reserve Champion and 3rd place for
the FSA Inspection & In-hand national award.
- Sire of Lily ROF, the 2014 USDF/DSHB
Southeast Regional Finals Champion
- Sire of Lola CS, the 2014 USDF/DSHB
Southeast Regional Finals Reserve Champion
"Foals of Current Year".
- Lancaster ROF, by Lexington, competing very
successfully in the 4YO Young Horse classes
(scores to 77%) in 2014.
- Lennox ROF, by Lexington, had a USDF national
year-end average score of 73.54%, ranking him 25th
for USDF Horse of the Year Training Level 2013.
-Sire of Lennox ROF, 2013 USDF National Champion
All-Breeds FSA Training Level with a year-end
average of 73.54%.
-Sire of four USDF Horse of the Year winners
in the Dressage Sport Horse Breeding category
for 2013: Lisbon ROF (8th place, Fillies),
Land Rover CS (7th place, Colts/Geldings),
Learjet (8th place, Colts/Geldings), and
Luminary RBF (12th place, Colts/Geldings.)
-Four Lexington offspring won USDF/FSA All-Breeds
DSHB National Year-End Awards for 2013:
Lisbon ROF (Champion, Fillies), Land Rover CS
(Champion, Colts/Geldings), Learjet (Reserve
Champion, Colts/Geldings), and Luminary RBF
(3rd Place, Colts/Geldings.)
- Lexington's foals have been consistently finishing
at the top of their classes at USDF DSHB Breed
Shows in 2013, with four offspring qualifying for
DSHB Regional Championships.
-Four offspring finished in the ribbons at the
Region III DSHB Championships, including Lisbon ROF
who was the 2013 Region III DSHB Breeder's
Championships Reserve Champion.
- Sire of a record FOUR National Champion
Friesian Sporthorses -- Lotus CS (2015),
Lisbon ROF (2013), Lauderdale ROF (2012),
Lily ROF (2011), and Lancaster ROF (2010).
- Sire of two 2012 FSA National Inspection &
In-hand award winners --
"Lauderdale ROF" (National Champion 2012)
and "Lockheed CS" (5th place 2012.)
- Sire of "Lauderdale ROF" who earned a fantastic
inspection score of 89.187,
the highest score ever awarded to a
Friesian Sporthorse at inspection.
-Sire of the 2011 FSA Inspection & In-hand
National Champion "Lily ROF"
- Sire of the 2011 USDF/DSHB
Championships Series "Current Year Foals"
Southeast Regional Champion ("Lily ROF".)
- Sire of two 2010 FSA National Inspection &
In-hand Award winners -- sire of "Lancaster ROF"
(National Champion 2010) and sire of
"Paducha Dancer" (3rd place 2010)
- Every Lexington offspring which has been presented
for inspection has earned their Elite Book status.
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(Proven frozen semen -- two mares were bred via Lexington's frozen semen in 2012,
and both became pregnant from the first attempt.)
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please visit "Our Breeding Program".