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Huge success at the recent USDF DSHB Breed Show!
June 16, 2013
Three Lexington foals competed in the recent Surf's Up Cup USDF DSHB Breed Show -- Lisbon ROF (owned by Vicki Miller & Carrie Simmons, bred by River Oaks Farm), Learjet (owned by Carrie Simmons / Cornerstone Sporthorses, bred by Camelot Warmbloods), and Luminary RBF (owned and bred by Laura McCormick / Rose Blossom
Farm.)

It was great to see three Lexington foals at the same show, along with their great owners.  All three foals did super, and all three foals earned their scores to be upgraded to Bronze Elite status with the Friesian Sporthorse Association.

Lisbon ROF (Lexington x Natasha) won the "Fillies of 2013" class and was the Champion of the "Foals of 2013" and qualified for Regional Championships.  Lisbon ROF is a Main Book Friesian Sporthorse filly by Lexington (FSA) and out of Natasha (KWPN).

Learjet (Lexington x Katrichta) won the "Colts/Geldings of 2013" class and was the Reserve Champion "Foals of 2013" and qualified for Regional Championships.  Learjet is a Main Book Friesian Sporthorse colt by Lexington (FSA) and out of Katrichta (KWPN.) 

Congratulations to everyone!!!
Friesian Sporthorse Champion by Lexington
Friesian Sporthorse by Lexington
Lisbon ROF
2013 FSA Friesian Sporthorse filly
Sire:  Lexington (Elite FSA)
Dam:  Natasha (Dutch Warmblood, KWPN)
Owner:  Vicki Miller & Carrie Simmons
Breeder:  Gigha Steinman / River Oaks Farm













Learjet
2013 FSA Friesian Sporthorse colt
Sire:  Lexington (Elite FSA)
Dam:  Katrichta (Dutch Warmblood, KWPN)
Owner:  Carrie Simmons / Cornerstone Sporthorses
Breeder:  Daniela Hofacker / Camelot Warmbloods
(Learjet is for sale -- please visit www.CornerstoneSporthorse.com
for more information)
Lexington and his son Lennox ROF had a great show at White Fences...
August 2013

Lexington and his son Lennox ROF both competed at the White Fences Dressage Show this month. We had a great time and White Fences was beautiful, as always.  Although it was August in Florida and it was hot, the weather really wasn't too bad -- no rain, and a nice mix of clouds and breeze.
Lexington Friesian Sporthorse Grand Prix Dressage Stallion Gigha Steinman
Lexington Friesian Sporthorse Grand Prix Dressage Stallion
Lennox ROF Friesian Sporthorse
Lexington Friesian Sporthorse Grand Prix dressage stallion
Lennox ROF Friesian Sporthorse by Lexington
Lennox ROF Friesian Sporthorse by Lexington
Lennox ROF has been 'on fire' since making his dressage show debut earlier this year.  He won three Training Level classes at White Fences with scores of 71%, 73%, and 76%.  His USDF median score for 2013 is a 73.5% making him a serious contender for a USDF Horse of the Year award (USDF's most prestigious award) as well as a USDF All-Breeds national year-end award.  Lennox seems to be following in Lexington's hoofprints!  Lennox has also been listed on our Horses for Sale page, so if you're looking for your next dressage partner, be sure to check him out...

A million thanks to Carrie Simmons (Cornerstone Sporthorses) for these lovely photographs!
Lexington competed in the Grand Prix again, earning another 60+% score.  Even in just the three short weeks since his Grand Prix debut the test is already getting more confirmed.  We couldn't be happier, and the fact that he's only 10 years old is the icing on the cake.  We'll give Lexington a break from the show ring for the remainder of the year and focus on polishing the Grand Prix.  Not to worry, Lexington will be back showing in 2014!
Lexington
Lexington
Lexington
Lexington
Lennox ROF
Lennox ROF
Lennox ROF
Friesian Sporthorse Land Rover CS
Friesian Sporthorse Learjet
Friesian Sporthorse Lisbon ROF
Great weekend for Lexington foals and Friesian Sporthorses at the 2013 Region III USDF Breeder's Championships!
September 2013

Four Lexington foals have been competing in USDF DSHB Breed Shows this year with fantastic results, and all four qualified and attended the Region III Breeder's Championships this month.  We couldn't be more proud!  All four are also FSA registered Friesian Sporthorses, so this was a great showing for Friesian Sporthorses as well.

The four foals -- Lisbon ROF, Learjet, Land Rover CS, and Luminary RBF -- racked up ribbons in the morning's non-Championships classes:  Lisbon ROF was 2nd in the 2013 Fillies class, Land Rover CS was 2nd in the 2013 Colts/Geldings class, Learjet won the 2013 Colts/Geldings class and was Reserve Champion "Foals of 2013", and Luminary RBF won his Friesian Sporthorse IBC class.

The winning continued in the Championships -- Lisbon ROF was the Reserve Champion "Foals of 2013" for Region III, Land Rover CS was 3rd, Learjet was 4th, and Luminary RBF was 6th.  Talk about a class dominated by Friesian Sporthorse "Lex babies"!

The owners and breeders of these great foals all deserve a huge congratulations -- and a huge thank you for believing in Lexington and breeding to him:  Carrie Simmons (Cornerstone Sporthorses), Vicki Miller, Laura McCormick (Rose Blossom Farm), and Daniela Hofacker (Camelot Warmbloods).  Special thanks also to handler Dean Graham, who handled all of these foals to their victories.
Lisbon ROF (Lexington x Natasha) 2013 FSA filly
Owner: Vicki Miller & Carrie Simmons   Breeder: Gigha Steinman / River Oaks Farm
Learjet (Lexington x Katrichta)
2013 FSA colt
Owner: Carrie Simmons / Cornerstone Sporthorses  Breeder: Daniela Hofacker / Camelot Warmbloods
Land Rover CS (Lexington x Blue Eyed Mist) 2013 FSA colt
Owner: Carrie Simmons / Cornerstone Sporthorses   Breeder: Carrie Simmons / Cornerstone Sporthorses
Lennox ROF Friesian Sporthorse by Lexington
Lennox ROF in the running for USDF Horse of the Year...!
September 2013
Lennox ROF is currently ranked 17th for USDF Horse of the Year for Training Level for 2013...  The awards year ends in less than two weeks, so we're hoping he stays in the Top 20!  He had an awesome year-end median average of 73.54% for his first year at Training Level, and competing on the highly competitive Florida circuit.  We're very proud of Lennox ROF!  Owned by Beth Jones, ridden by Gigha Steinman, and sired by our own Lexington. (pictured competing at White Fences)
USDF National Year-End Results for 2013...
October 2013
USDF's national year-end results will be finalized October 15th.  It looks like FIVE Lexington offspring will be winning USDF All-Breeds National Awards for 2013!  We'll update when everything is finalized...
Miramar - Star Mare predicate Friesian Sporthorse pinto
Miramar earns her Star Mare predicate!
November 2013
We're very proud, and congratulations to Miramar's current owner, Melanie Cain-Stage.  Miramar, a former broodmare of ours, recently earned her Star Mare predicate from the Friesian Sporthorse Association (FSA.)  Miramar was the dam of Americus ROF (by Nico), Laguna ROF (by Lexington), and Isadora (by Lexington.)  She's a rare Main Book pinto Friesian Sporthorse mare (no stockhorse blood), and has also earned her Bronze Elite Book status via dressage performance.
Friesian Sporthorse Learjet
Lennox ROF -- Friesian Sporthorse gelding by Lexington
Lexington Grand Prix dressage stallion
Champion Friesian Sporthorse foals
Lexington is the FSA High Performance National Champion for 2013!
December 2013

Lexington has once again won the FSA's prestigious High Performance National Champion award, this time for his successes at Grand Prix in 2013.  We're so proud of Lexington!  Many thanks to the Friesian Sporthorse Association for our beautiful ribbon and prizes!

USDF National Year-End Awards -- Great Year Lexington Offspring and ROF Friesian Sporthorses!
December 2013

The results are final, and Lexington offspring had a great year!

Lennox ROF (Auxiliary / Bronze Elite) was the 2013 USDF/FSA All-Breeds National Champion for Training Level with a year-end median score of 73.5%.  He also finished 25th in the nation for USDF's Horse of the Year, which is USDF's most prestigious award.  Of all of the horses competing in Training Level in 2013, of all ages and breeds nationwide, Lennox ROF finished 25th!  Lennox ROF is owned by Beth Jones -- congratulations Beth!

Lisbon ROF (Main / Bronze Elite) was the 2013 USDF/FSA All-Breeds DSHB National Champion for Fillies, and finished 8th for USDF's prestigious 2013 DSHB Horse of the Year (Fillies.)  Lisbon ROF is owned by Vicki Miller and Carrie Simmons -- congratulations both of you!

Land Rover CS (Main / Bronze Elite) was the 2013 USDF/FSA All-Breeds DSHB National Champion for Colts/Geldings, and finished 7th for USDF's prestigious 2013 DSHB Horse of the Year (Colts/Geldings.)  Land Rover CS is owned/bred by Carrie Simmons / Cornerstone Sporthorses -- congratulations Carrie!

Learjet (Main / Bronze Elite) was the 2013 USDF/FSA All-Breeds DSHB Reserve Champion for Colts/Geldings, and finished 8th for the USDF 2013 DSHB Horse of the Year (Colts/Geldings.)  Learjet was bred by Daniela Hofacker / Camelot Warmbloods, and is owned by Carrie Simmons / Cornerstone Sporthorses.  Congratulations Daniela and Carrie!

Luminary RBF (Bronze Elite) was the 2013 USDF/FSA All-Breeds DSHB 3rd Place for Colts/Geldings, and finished 12th for the USDF 2013 DSHB Horse of the Year (Colts/Geldings.)  Luminary RBF is bred and owned by Laura McCormick / Rose Blossom Farm.  Congratulations Laura!

Additional congratulations -- Miramar, a Main Book / Bronze Elite former ROF broodmare and the dam of three FSA foals, was the 2013 USDF/FSA All-Breeds Reserve Champion for Training Level and 4th Place for First Level, and also earned her Star Predicate from the FSA.  Charleston, a Silver Elite FSA and another ROF alumni, was the 2013 USDF/FSA All-Breeds Champion for Second Level.  We're very proud of these two, and thrilled for their new owners!  Miramar is owned by Melanie Stage and ridden by Brian MacMahon, and Charleston is owned by Lynne Everest and ridden by Christie Lehnert Slayton.

Every owner, breeder, and rider mentioned above is awesome, it's a small farm's dream to have people like you buy and show our horses, or choosing to breed to Lexington!

Lennox ROF (Lexington x Koloa)
Ridden by Gigha Steinman
Land Rover CS (Lexington x Blue Eyed Mist) (left)
Lisbon ROF (Lexington x Natasha) (right)
Learjet (Lexington x Katrichta)
2013 FSA National Inspection & In-hand Year End Results, and our Fourth Consecutive National Champion Friesian Sporthorse!
December 2013

For the fourth year in a row, Lexington is the sire of the FSA's Inspection & In-hand National Champion.  This year's winner is Lisbon ROF, a Main Book / Bronze Elite Friesian Sporthorse filly by Lexington (Elite FSA) and out of Natasha (Dutch Warmblood.) Bred by River Oaks Farm; owned by Vicki Miller and Carrie Simmons.

Other Lexington offspring honored with this national year-end award are:  Land Rover CS, 3rd place, owned and bred by Carrie Simmons / Cornerstone Sporthorses; Luminary RBF, 4th place, owned and bred by Laura McCormick / Rose Blossom Farm, and Learjet, 6th place, owned by Carrie Simmons / Cornerstone Sporthorses, bred by Daniela Hofacker / Camelot Warmbloods.  Congratulations!

Champion Friesian Sporthorse foals
3rd place Land Rover CS (left)
National Champion Lisbon ROF (right)

Lexington Ranked #10 on the USEF Leading Dressage Breeding Sires List for 2013!
December 2013

We're so proud to see Lexington ranked #10 on USEF's Leading Dressage Breeding Sires list for 2013.  This list is dominated primarily by well-promoted Warmblood stallions standing at big, wealthy farms.  We couldn't be more proud to see Lexington in their company.  We've never had any doubt how fantastic Lexington is, but it's an awesome feeling to see him recognized like this.  Congratulations Lexington!  Click on Lexington's photo to visit his webpage and to learn about breeding to him in 2014...
Lexington Grand Prix dressage stallion
Another National Year-End Award for Lexington!
USEF 4th place Grand Prix 2013...
February 2014

Lexington finished 4th for Grand Prix for 2013 for the USEF's year-end awards, his beautiful ribbon just arrived in the mail.  Lexington is not even yet 11 years old and has had less than a year at Grand Prix -- we're looking forward to an even better year in 2014!
Natasha and Lexington filly
Friesian Sporthorse filly by Lexington o/o Blue Eyed Mist
Friesian Sporthorse filly by Lexington o/o Katrichta
The first Lexington foal of 2014 has arrived!
April 2014

The first Lexington foal of 2014 was born Tuesday, April 8th -- a happy, healthy smoky black filly by Lexington and out of the German Warmblood mare "Blue Eyed Mist".  Congratulations to owner/breeder Cornerstone Sporthorses! 
It's another filly by Lexington!
April 2014

Congratulations again to owner/breeder Cornerstone Sporthorses on another lovely Friesian Sporthorse filly by Lexington, foaled Sunday April 13th.  This filly is out of the Dutch Warmblood mare "Katrichta", and is by Lexington.
Natasha's foal is here!
April 2014

The third Lexington foal of 2014 is here -- a bay filly foaled April 21st!  This super Friesian Sporthorse filly is by Lexington and out Natasha (Dutch Warmblood, by Jacobean (by Roemer.))  This foal was sold in-utero, congratulations Vicki M!
Babies, babies, babies -- pictures!
April 2014

Both of these wonderful Friesian Sporthorses fillies were bred by Cornerstone Sporthorses and are by our Grand Prix Elite Friesian Sporthorse stallion Lexington.   Left is Katrichta (Bolivar / Eros / Selim) and her filly.  Right is Blue Eyed Mist's filly (Blue Eyed Mist is by Blue Eyed Dream / Mascarpone / Wummestern.)
The fourth and final foal of 2014 is here!
May 2014

Congratulations Laura McCormick and Rose Blossom Farm on the birth of "Fiona"!  By Lexington and out of Friendly (Hanoverian.)  We don't have photos yet, but we'll add them if we get some!)
Lancaster ROF Friesian Sporthorse
Lancaster ROF Friesian Sporthorse
Lancaster ROF Friesian Sporthorse
Lancaster ROF by Lexington
Lancaster ROF Friesian Sporthorse
Lancaster ROF Friesian Sporthorse
Lexington Grand Prix Friesian Sporthorse
Lexington Grand Prix Friesian Sporthorse
Cinco de Mayo Dressage was a Huge Success!
May 2014

Lexington and Lancaster ROF both competed at the recent Cinco de Mayo Dressage Show at Canterbury, and both did great.

This was Lancaster's first show and he handled it all -- including Saturday's torrential rains -- like a champ.  He won Training Level Test 2 Saturday with a 71%, and he won the 4YO Young Horse test on Sunday with a 69% and had nice comments during the judge's verbal evaluation. Lancaster is a 4YO Elite Friesian Sporthorse stallion prospect by Lexington and out of the Dutch mare Natasha.  Bred by River Oaks Farm, ridden by Gigha, and owned by Vicki M.

Lexington was also a star (like always!)  He scored a 61% and finished 2nd in Sunday's Grand Prix.  He continues to improve in the Grand Prix, it's hard to believe he's not even 11 years old yet! 

It was a great weekend -- super horses, good friends and clients, and our favorite show facility. What more could we ask for!  (Well, maybe less rain on Saturday...)

Pictures below are Lexington (first row, black), and Lancaster ROF (second row, bay.) 
Thank you Carrie Simmons for the photographs!
Lexington & Gigha Steinman
Lexington Grand Prix FSA stallion
Lexington
Lexington
Lexington
Lexington
Lancaster ROF
Lancaster ROF
Lancaster ROF
Lancaster ROF
Lancaster ROF
Lancaster ROF
Lennox ROF rocks at the recent Canterbury Summer Sizzler dressage show!
July 1, 2013
Lennox ROF, a 16.3h Friesian Sporthorse gelding by Lexington, competed in his second dressage competition this past weeked at the Canterbury Summer Sizzler.  He was fantastic!  He won all four of his Training Level classes with scores of 76%, 74%, 73%, and 67%.  He was also the High Score Champion and Gigha was awarded High Score Rider for the 76% ride.  The weather ranged from boiling hot to pouring rain, and the arena footing ranged from super to soup, but it was a great experience for Lennox and he was super about everything.  Lennox ROF is an FSA registered Auxiliary Book Friesian Sporthorse by our Elite FEI Friesian Sporthorse stallion 'Lexington' and out of the Friesian Sporthorse mare
'Koloa'. 
Lennox and Gigha
Lennox and Gigha
Lennox and Gigha
Lennox and Gigha
More USDF DSHB Breed Show Success!
July 1, 2013
Three Friesian Sporthorse foals by Lexington competed in the recent Canterbury Summer Sizzler USDF DSHB breed show -- Land Rover CS (Lexington x Blue Eyed Mist), Lisbon ROF (Lexington x Natasha), and Luminary RBF (Lexington x Citrianna RBF) -- and they all did fantastic!  Land Rover CS and Luminary RBF finished 1st and 2nd in the "Colts/Geldings of 2013" class, and Lisbon ROF won the "Fillies of 2013" class.  All three were called back for the Championship class, and the judge made an announcement complimenting the breeders and saying it was one of the nicest Championship classes she'd ever judged -- and three of the four finalists were Friesian Sporthorses by Lexington!  We couldn't be happier.  Land Rover CS finished as the Champion and Lisbon ROF was the Reserve Champion.  Congratulations to everyone and their Friesian Sporthorses!  Four Lexington foals have now qualified for Regional Championships!  Congratulations to the breeders and owners also -- Land Rover CS is bred/owned by Carrie Simmons / Cornerstone Sporthorses, Lisbon ROF was bred by River Oaks Farm and is owned by Vicki Miller and Carrie Simmons / Cornerstone Sporthorses, and Luminary RBF is bred/owned by Laura McCormick / Rose Blossom Farm.  Many thanks also to handlers Dean Graham and Andras Szeibarth.
Champion Friesian Sporthorse foals
(left) Land Rover CS - Champion    (right) Lisbon ROF - Reserve Champion
Congratulations to Sebastian ROF and Kimberly Markowski!
July 2013
Sebastian ROF recently competed in the USEA FEH (Future Event Horse) 3YOs, where he finished third and qualified for Championships!  Sebastian ROF is a rare pinto fully papered FSA Friesian Sporthorse gelding, by the pinto German Warmblood stallion Sempatico and out of a Friesian Sporthorse mare.  Owned by Kimberly Markowski and bred by River Oaks Farm.
Sebastion ROF pinto Friesian Sporthorse Warmblood
Lexington
Lexington -- victorious in his Grand Prix debut!
August 2013
Lexington made his Grand Prix dressage debut at the Canterbury Sizzler II (Florida), winning one of his Grand Prix classes and finishing 2nd in the other, and scoring above 60%.  Lexington just turned 10 last month and we hadn't originally even been planning to debut him at Grand Prix until 2014, so we are thrilled with these results.  This makes Lexington the only Friesian Sporthorse stallion in the US to be competing at Grand Prix dressage. Best of all, this talented stallion still has so much more potential, we can't wait to see his scores climb as he strengthens and solidifies the Grand Prix.
Lexington offspring continue to dominate USDF DSHB shows!
August 2013
Four Lexington offspring have been competing in USDF DSHB Breed Shows shows this summer, consistently bringing home the Champion and Reserve Champion honors and qualifying for the Regional Finals.  This month's Canterbury DSHB show was no different!  Learjet (Lexington x Katrichta) was the Champion "Foals of 2013" and Luminary RBF (Lexington x RBF Citrianna) was the Reserve Champion.  Learjet was also named the Champion Friesian Sporthorse and was awarded a lovely necksash sponsored by the FSA.  Learjet is owned by Carrie Simmons / Cornerstone Sporthorses, and Luminary RBF is owned by Laura McCormick / Rose Blossom Farm.  Learjet is offered for sale (www.CornerstoneSporthorse.com) and Luminary RBF will be offered for sale after the Regional Finals.  Two other Lexington offspring will also be competing at the Regional Finals next month: Lisbon ROF (Lexington x Natasha) and Land Rover CS
(Lexington x Blue Eyed Mist.)  We couldn't be more proud of these fantastic youngsters and we wish everyone the best of luck at Regional Finals!
Learjet Friesian Sporthorse
Sad news for 2013....
May 30, 2013
On May 29th Destiny SCS foaled an adorable sweet black filly by the Grand Prix Friesian stallion Eeltsje F.  Sadly this little filly suffered many complications and only lived about 14 hours in spite of extensive efforts to save her.  This was the first foal we've ever lost, and hopefully the last.  Rest in Peace, little filly....
Grand Prix Friesian Sporthorse Lexington
Grand Prix Friesian Sporthorse Lexington
Lancaster ROF Friesian Sporthorse
Lancaster ROF Friesian Sporthorse
Summer Sizzler I -- two Grand Prix wins for Lexington, and a great show for Lancaster ROF too!

June 28 & 29, 2014

This Summer Sizzler lived up to its name -- it was hot.  HOT!  Mid-upper 90's and not a drop of rain.  It was well worth enduring the heat though, since both stallions had great rides.

Lexington won the Grand Prix on Saturday and Sunday, with scores solidly in the 60's, including a 63.5% on Sunday.  He and Gigha also won a special prize for "best dressed", which was fun.  (Jackets were waived because of the heat, hence the vest.)

Lancaster ROF finished 3rd in Training Level Test 2 with a 66% and got a 77% in the 4YO YH test.  Congratulations to Casey's owner Vicki!

PHOTOS:
(left) Lexington & Gigha
(Gold Elite / Main Book Friesian Sporthorse stallion by Baron von Kolderveen)
(right) Lancaster ROF & Gigha
(Bronze Elite / Main Book Friesian Sporthorse stallion by Lexington)
Lexington makes his Intermediare II debut!
May 4 & 5, 2013
Lexington competed in his first FEI Intermediare-II at the Rocking Horse Spring Dressage Show, finishing 2nd and 3rd.  Congratulations Lexington!
Lexington FEI Friesian Sporthorse FSA stallion
Lexington FEI Friesian Sporthorse FEI stallion
Gigha Awarded a Breeder's Grant from the Dressage Foundation and the Elysium Farm Fund for Breeder Excellence
July 2014

Gigha has been chosen as one of three recipients of a breeder's grant thru the Dressage Foundation and the Elysium Farm Fund for US Breeder Excellence.  She'll be using the funding to attent the 2014 USDF Sport Horse Seminar being held at Iron Spring Farm in PA, July 26th - 27th.  Click on the link to read the complete story and to learn more about the Dressage Foundation and the Elysium Farm Fund for US Breeder Excellence and breeder's grants:
The Dressage Foundation -- Elysium Farm Fund grant
Summer Sizzler II -- rough start to the weekend, but Lexington's highest Grand Prix score to date!
August 2014

The trip to the Summer Sizzler II had a rough start, with a tire blowout on the Interstate which also ripped off one of the dropdown windows on the horse trailer.  Thanks to a good samaritan and a friendly mechanic, we were back on the road -- with a few hundred dollars less, a little bit hotter, and running more than an hour late, but we were back on the road with two brand new tires.  The rough start was worth it though, Lexington earned his highest Grand Prix score to date -- a 64%!  We couldn't be happier!  Gigha and Lexington also won the "best dressed" award again -- hey, it doesn't hurt to look neat, right?
horse trailer tire blow out
Pandora Tettie x Lexington
A new mare announcement, and a pregnancy confirmation!
August 2014

We're excited to have a new addition to our broodmare group -- the imported Ster KWPN Dutch Warmblood mare "Pandora-Tettie".  Her breeding is Inspekteur / Meridiaan / Darwin, and she's a Roemer great-granddaugher as well.  She's been confirmed in foal to Lexington, and is due mid-July 2015.  We can't wait!  A million thanks to the great people -- old friends and new -- who made this possible....

(*Pandora was featured in a Dressage Today magazine series on long-lining.  This lovely SusanJStickle.com photograph is from that article.)
2014 USDF Sport Horse Seminar article
The Dressage Foundation
2014 USDF Sport Horse Seminar Report ~ The Dressage Foundation
August 2014

Thanks again to The Dressage Foundation and the Elysium Farm Fund for US Breeders Excellence for choosing me to receive a grant to attend the 2014 USDF Sport Horse Seminar.  Click on the article picture (right) to read my report, and click on the TDF logo (below) to learn more about The Dressage Foundation or to donate to this great foundation.  -Gigha
Our last show of the USDF 2014 competition year, and Lexington and Lancaster ROF both finished the year as stars!
August 30 & 31, 2014

Canterbury's "Fall Dressage" show was the last show of the 2014 USDF competition year for Lexington and Lancaster ROF, and they both wrapped up the show-year on a good note. 

Lexington and Gigha earned two more good Grand Prix scores -- 64.4% and 62.1%, and brought home two 2nd place ribbons.  Lancaster ROF (owned by Vicki M) and Gigha competed in their final 4YO YH classes, scoring 69.6 and 68.0, and bringing home two 1st place ribbons.  We're very proud of both stallions and we look forward to more successes from both of these stallions in the 2015 "show year"!
Lexington & Gigha Steinman, Friesian Sporthorse
Lexington, Grand Prix Friesian Sporthorse
Lexington Grand Prix Friesian Sporthorse
Grand Prix Friesian Sporthorse 'Lexington' & Gigha
Grand Prix Friesian Sporthorse 'Lexington'
Lancaster ROF
PHOTOS: Lexington (black), Lancaster ROF (bay)
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2014 USDF/DSHB Southeast Regional Finals a Success for Lexington Offspring & Friesian Sporthorses!
September 13, 2014

We made the trip to the 2014 USDF/DSHB Southeast Regional Finals again this year with three horses -- Lily ROF (3YO, Lexington x Natasha), Lola CS (weanling, Lexington x Katrichta), and Sauvignon Blanc ROF (weanling, Lexington x Natasha.)

All three competed in the open portion of the show, with Lola CS winning the Foals of Current Year class and Sauvignon Blanc ROF finishing 3rd place, and with Lily ROF winning the 3YO Fillies class and also earning the highest score of the day.

Lily ROF and Lola CS also competed in the Regional Finals.  Lily ROF was named the 3YO Filly Champion by a huge margin (7.25%) and Lola CS was named the Foals of Current Year Reserve Champion, missing out on winning the Championship by less than .5%.

Congratulations to Carrie Simmons / Cornerstone Sporthorses, owner of Lily ROF and Lola CS, and breeder of Lola CS.  Congratulations also to Vicki Miller, owner of Sauvignon Blanc ROF.  Many thanks as always to Dean Graham for running the horses also!

PHOTOGRAPHS:
TOP: Sauvignon Blanc and Lola CS
BOTTOM LEFT: Lola CS (and handler Dean G.)
BOTTOM RIGHT: Lily ROF
Friesian Sporthorse foals at Championships
Lexington continues his great year!
October 25 & 26, 2014

Lexington and Gigha had another great show, winning the Grand Prix with a 66.4% at Canterbury's "Spooktacular" recognized dressage show.  Fantastic!
Lexa ROF x Wild Dance due 2015
Blue Eyed Mist x Lexington due 2015
Pandora x Lexington due 2015
Friesian Sporthorse foals anticipated for 2015...

We have three mares confirmed in foal and due in 2015, and we're also in a partnership for a fourth foal.  Three of the anticipated foals are by our Elite Grand Prix FSA stallion Lexington and out of quality Warmblood mares, and the other anticipated foal will be the first out of our Lexington daughter 'Lexa ROF' who has been bred to the Hanoverian stallion 'Wild Dance'.  All should be top quality Friesian Sporthorse foals and will be eligible for FSA registration.  To learn more click on any of the photos, and stay tuned for foaling announcements in 2015!
The 2014 USDF national year-end award winners have been announced - congratulations Lexington and Lancaster ROF!

Lexington is the USDF National All-Breeds Friesian Sporthorse Champion again -- this time at Grand Prix -- and his son Lancaster ROF (Lexington x Natasha (Jacobean)) is the USDF National All-Breeds Friesian Sporthorse Champion for FEI 4-Year-Olds.  We couldn't be more proud of these two stallions!

Lexington is a Main Book / Gold Elite / Approved Friesian Sporthorse stallion by Baron von Kolderveen (Friesian) and out of Denver Miss (TB.)  Owned and ridden by River Oaks Farm / Gigha SteinmanLancaster ROF is a Main Book / Bronze Elite Friesian Sporthorse stallion by Lexington and out of Natasha (Dutch Warmblood.)  Owned by Vicki Miller and ridden by Gigha Steinman.
Lexington wraps up 2014 with another great show
November 2014

Lexington and Gigha have wrapped up the 2014 show season with two more good Grand Prix outings, finishing 2nd both times with close margins and with scores of 65.1 and 63.2%.  We're already looking forward to 2015!
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Cinco de Mayo Dressage -- a success!
May 2 & 3, 2015

Lexington put in another solid Grand Prix to finish 3rd with a 64.5%, and is so talented he's still got room for incredible improvement as he continues to get mileage at this level.  Lexington's son Lennox ROF also had a great weekend, making his First Level debut and winning the High Score Champion Friesian Sporthorse award with a 67.81% at First Level Test 2.  We're very proud of both boys! 
Pictured: Lennox ROF showing off his Friesian Sporthorse Champion ribbon
Lennox ROF Friesian Sporthorse
The first ROF foal of 2015 has arrived

Welcome to the world Williamsburg ROF!  "William" was born April 29th and is the first foal for Lexa ROF, our second generation Friesian Sporthorse mare by our Elite Grand Prix FSA stallion Lexington.  William's sire is the stunning FEI Hanoverian stallion
"Wild Dance" who stands at Rainbow Equus Meadows.  This colt should have a bright dressage future!
Pictured: Williamsburg ROF at 5 days old
Williamsburg ROF Friesian Sporthorse colt by Wild Dance
Our second foal has arrived

Laiken ROF was born May 27th.  Her sire is our wonderful Lexington and her dam is the cremello German Warmblood mare "Blue Eyed Mist" by the GOV approved cremello German Warmblood FEI dressage stallion "Blue Eyed Dream".  When we send in her DNA for her FSA registration we'll have her color tested too, we're not sure yet if she's smoky black or if she's buckskin.
Pictured: Laiken and Misty, one day old
Liberty and Gigha
buckskin Friesian Sporthorse
It's official -- she's buckskin!

Laiken ROF has been DNA color tested and is a buckskin, which makes her the first fully papered Main Book registered buckskin Friesian Sporthorse in the world. This beautiful filly has proven sport performance on both sides of her pedigree, and her unique color is an added bonus.
He's here, and born on the Fourth of July!

Pandora decided to have her foal on the Fourth of July -- a beautiful black colt we've named Liberty ROF.  Liberty's sire is our wonderful Lexington, and his dam Pandora is an imported Ster Dutch Warmblood mare. 

Obviously I love Lexington, and I have a special bond with Pandora too, so I've been holding my breath for a year hoping for a colt from this breeding, and this little guy is more than I could have hoped for. He's going to have some big shoes to fill, but with a little luck he may be my next Grand Prix horse in ten years or so....
Photo: Gigha and Liberty ROF, pictured at a few hours old
Huge Congratulations to Lennox ROF by Lexington -- Bronze Elite and Reserve Champion at his first dressage show!
May 4 & 5, 2013
We are so proud of Lennox ROF, a black Friesian Sporthorse gelding by Lexington and out of our Friesian Sporthorse mare Koloa, and the first Friesian Sporthorse foal we bred at River Oaks Farm.  Lennox ROF competed in his first dressage competition May 4th & 5th in Florida and was the Reserve Champion High Score winner with a 71.9% at Training Level Test 2.  This fantastic score also earned his Bronze Elite Book status with the FSA.  We couldn't be happier.  Lennox ROF is owned by Beth in MN, congratulations!
Lennox ROF -- Friesian Sporthorse gelding by Lexington
Lennox ROF -- Friesian Sporthorse gelding by Lexington
Lennox ROF -- Friesian Sporthorse gelding by Lexington
Lennox ROF -- 6YO Friesian Sporthorse gelding by Lexington -- owned by Beth (MN)
Lexington FEI Friesian Sporthorse FSA stallion
Lexington FEI Friesian Sporthorse FSA stallion
The fourth Lexington foal has been born!
April 2013
Boca ROF foaled a wonderful black filly "Layla" on April 29th, congratulations Ann in Texas!  Boca is an Elite Book Friesian Sporthorse mare by the imported German Warmblood FEI dressage stallion Blue Eyed Dream.  She was bred by us and sold as a youngster.  This is her second foal by Lexington, her first foal Lockheed CS finished in the Top 6 for the FSA Inspection & In-hand National Awards for 2012.  Congratulations Ann on your lovely filly!
And.... another Lexington foal!
May 2013
Congratulations Laura of Rose Blossom Farm!  Her Selle Francais / Thoroughbred mare Citrianna RBF foaled a super black Friesian Sporthorse colt early Saturday morning April 4th.  This youngster doesn't have a name yet, and we don't have photos yet, but check back!
Lancaster ROF - Friesian Sporthorse stallion by Lexington
Lancaster ROF - Friesian Sporthorse by Lexington
Lancaster ROF
May 2013
Here are some current photographs of Lancaster ROF, a three-year-old Friesian Sporthorse stallion prospect by the Elite Book Friesian Sporthorse FEI dressage stallion Lexington and out of the Dutch Warmblood mare Natasha (a granddaughter of the famous Roemer.)  Lancaster ROF belongs to Sabina of California.  He is being started under saddle this Spring (and is already demostrating fantastic talent and temperament) and will likely be presented for Provisional Breeding Approval later this year.
Lancaster ROF -- 3YO Friesian Sporthorse stallion prospect by Lexington -- owned by Sabina (CA)
Luminary RBF
May 2013
Congratulations to Rose Blossom Farm, owners/breeders of Luminary RBF, foaled May 4th.  Luminary RBF is by the Elite Book Friesian Sporthorse FEI dressage stallion Lexington and out of a Selle Francais / TB mare Citrianna RBF.  Thank you for sharing this photograph of the wonderful 2-day-old Luminary RBF! 
(photos by Laura)
Grand Prix Friesian Sporthorse stallion Lexington
Lexington named 2012 FSA High Performance National Champion!
January 2013
Lexington was recently awarded one of the Friesian Sporthorse Association's most coveted awards -- the national High Performance award.  This award is awarded to the Friesian Sporthorse with the highest year-end average at FEI level dressage.  This is Lexington's second year winning this honor!  Lexington and Gigha had a year-end average of 69.747% for FEI Prix St Georges for 2012.
Lauderdale ROF by Lexington recently awarded 2012 FSA Inspection & In-hand National Champion 
(Two Lexington offspring in the Top 6!)
December 2012
Lauderdale ROF's inspection score of 89.187 is the highest score awarded to a Friesian Sporthorse at inspection, to date.  This awesome score earned Lauderdale ROF the title of 2012 FSA Inspection & In-hand National Champion.  Lauderdale is by our Elite Book stallion Lexington, and out of the Friesian Sporthorse mare Koloa
Another Lexington offspring, Lockheed CS, also finished the year ranked in the Top 6 with a 5th place finish.  Lockheed CS was bred by Cornerstone Sporthorses -- congratulations!
Saluting a great mare -- Koloa has two offspring ranked in the Top 6 for the 2012 FSA Inspection & In-hand national year-end award.
December 2012
The stallions tend to get all of the glory, but the mare is half of the equation too!  We're very proud of Koloa who had two offspring ranked in the Top 6 for the 2012 FSA Inspection & In-hand national year-end award.  Lauderdale ROF was the National Champion with an 89.187 (the highest score ever awarded to a Friesian Sporthorse at inspection), and Sebastian ROF finished in 4th place for the year. 
Lauderdale ROF is a 2009 gelding by our Elite Book FSA stallion LexingtonSebastian ROF is a 2010 gelding by the German Warmblood stallion Sempatico.  Lauderdale ROF belongs
to Gigha, and Sebastian ROF is owned by Kimberly
Markowski. 
Koloa had a total of five foals before being sold in 2012.  We have retained her 2011 filly Lexa ROF as a replacement / future broodmare.
Friesian Sporthorses Koloa and Lauderdale ROF
Koloa pictured with Lauderdale ROF in 2009
Lexington & Gigha
Learjet Friesian Sporthorse foal
The first Lexington foal of 2013 has arrived!
February 2013
'Learjet' was born Wednesday, February 20th, and is pictured here at 3 days old.  He is by Lexington and out of a Dutch Warmblood mare named 'Katrichta' (Bolivar/Eros).  Bred by Daniela Hofacker / Camelot Warmbloods, and owned by Carrie Simmons / Cornerstone Sporthorses. Isn't this a beautiful black colt!
Learjet -- 3 days old
cremello German Warmblood
cremello German Warmblood mare Blue Eyed Mist
Waiting... and waiting...
March 2013
We're anxiously awaiting the arrival of Blue Eyed Mist's foal by Lexington, due March 12, 2013.  Misty is a cremello German Warmblood, and has a 50/50 chance of having a buckskin foal, which we believe would be the first buckskin Main Book Friesian Sporthorse foal registered in the world. And since Misty's sire has been competing successfully at FEI Prix St Georges, and Lexington has a fantastic FEI dressage record of his own, this foal should have dressage written all over it, no matter what color!
Six Great Years and Counting...!
March 2013
The first Friesian Sporthorse foal at River Oaks Farm was born six years ago this month....  (Lennox ROF, by Lexington.)  Twelve more foals have followed -- including 3 National Champions (2010, 2011, 2012), 1 USDF/DSHB Regional Champion7 which have earned Elite Book status, 1 which holds the record for the highest score ever awarded to a Friesian Sporthorse via inspection (89.1%), 7 which have earned FSA Inspection & In-hand National Year-End awards, and 3 which have been featured in magazine articles.  And we've made some great friends and sold our horses to some fantastic people along the way!  We're expecting 2 foals for 2013, and we look forward to many, many more great years, and watching Friesian Sporthorses continue to grow in popularity.  Thank you to our many friends and clients who've believed in our program along the way! 
Blue Eyed Mist's foal has arrived!
March 20, 2013
Blue Eyed Mist's foal arrived late last night -- a beautiful, healthy Friesian Sporthorse colt, who appears to be smoky black.  By the Elite Book Friesian Sporthorse FEI dressage stallion 'Lexington'.  Mare and foal are doing great!  Congratulations to owner/breeder Cornerstone Sporthorses!
Lennox ROF as a foal!
Some more photos of the 1st two Lexington foals of 2013!
March 23, 2013
These two wonderful foals are both owned by Cornerstone Sporthorses (FL).  The first colt, Learjet, was foaled February 20th.  Learjet is out of the Dutch Warmblood mare Katrichta (Bolivar/Eros/Selim), and bred by Camelot Warmbloods (FL).  The second colt, Land Rover CS, was foaled March 19th and is 4 days old in these photos.  He is out of the German Warmblood mare Blue Eyed Mist (Blue Eyed Dream/Mascarpone/Wummestern), and bred by Cornerstone Sporthorses.  Their sire is our fantastic Elite Book Friesian Sporthorse Lexington
(The photos on the first row are Learjet, and the photos on the second row are four-day-old Land Rover CS.)
Friesian Sporthorse foal
Friesian Sporthorse foal
Friesian Sporthorse foal
Friesian Sporthorse foal
Friesian Sporthorse foal
Friesian Sporthorse foal
Cornerstone Sporthorses
Another Lexington foal has arrived!
April 2013
Beautiful 'Lisbon ROF' was foaled Sunday evening April 21st.  This is one of the prettiest foals we've seen, and she's also incredibly sweet.  Her sire is the Elite Book Friesian Sporthorse FEI dressage stallion Lexington, and her dam is our Dutch Warmblood mare Natasha, who is a granddaughter of the famous Roemer.  This pairing has produced two National Champion Friesian Sporthorses so far (Lancaster ROF and Lily ROF), and Laurel ROF seems equally nice! (pictured at right)
Lisbon ROF - Friesian Sporthorse by Lexington
Lisbon ROF
Lisbon ROF
Lauderdale ROF at inspection
More Great Inspection Results, and Lauderdale ROF Scores a Awesome 89.187!
October 2012
Two more Lexington offspring have earned Bronze Elite Book status via inspection -- Lauderdale ROF and Lockheed CS.  Lauderdale ROF scored a fantastic 89.187 and was the Inspection Champion, and Lockheed CS scored a solid 75.687 and was the fourth highest scoring horse presented.  Lauderdale ROF is by Lexington and out of the FSA mare Koloa, and is owned by River Oaks Farm.  Lockheed CS is by Lexington and out of the FSA mare Boca ROF, and is owned by Cornerstone Sporthorses.  Boca ROF, bred by River Oaks Farm and owned by Cornerstone Sporthorses, was also presented and also earned Bronze Elite Book status.  We were thrilled with these results!
PICTURED: (right and bottom right) Lauderdale ROF, (bottom left) Boca ROF and Lockheed CS.

Lauderdale ROF at inspection
Boca ROF and Lockheed CS
Another Lexington offspring earns Elite Book status!
October 2012
Congratulations to Penny Beile O'Neill and Isadora!  Isadora recently earned her Bronze Elite Book status via inspection, scoring a 72% overall and a 7.9 for Sporthorse Potential.  Isadora is a 2010 Main Book Friesian Sporthorse mare by Lexington and out of the Main Book FSA mare Miramar
It's official....we've moved!
September 2012
We've sold the farm in Newberry, and relocated to 10 beautiful acres in Seville, Florida.  The new property is lovely and quiet, and features individual paddocks, all seperated by ample breezeways, where horses can be turned out safely behind stallion-height 4-board fencing, and where they can enjoy the shade and serenity of the park-like setting with dozens of oak trees.  This will be a wonderful setting for training, and for breeding and raising our special Friesian Sporthorse mares and foals. 
(Pictured is Lexington.)
Lexington in Seville, Florida
Lexington and Gigha -- on the cover of Warmbloods Today magazine!  Plus a great feature on Friesian Sporthorses...
July/August 2012
Lexington and Gigha can be found on the cover of the current issue of Warmbloods Today magazine's July/August 2012 issue! 
This special issue includes a great feature on Friesian Sporthorses.  We highly recommend this issue -- it is the best feature we've ever seen on the breed -- full of factual information and tons of photographs. 
If you've ever been curious about Friesian Sporthorses, have considered buying or breeding one, or even if you already own one, you'll really enjoy this issue and these articles.  And we couldn't be more proud that Lexington was chosen as the cover
horse!
(click on the cover (right) to view the article.)
Warmbloods Today Friesian Sporthorse cover with Lexington and Gigha Steinman
London ROF Friesian Sporthorse Warmblood colt
Our 2012 foal has arrived ~ London ROF ("Arthur")
We were only expecting one foal at River Oaks Farm for 2012, and he arrived April 9th.  He is by Lexington, and out of Natasha, and is a full sibling to 2010 FSA Inspection & In-hand National Champion 'Lancaster ROF' and 2011 FSA Inspection & In-hand National Champion 'Lily ROF'.  (Scroll down to the next update to see a current photo of Lancaster ROF.)  We expect big things from this colt!
As some of you know, my wonderful father passed away the same day this foal was born. (Hence the nickname "Arthur", my Dad's name was Arthur (Art.))  My Dad was a super person, I wouldn't be where I am today without him.  I miss you Dad.... Love, Gigha
Lexington makes his FEI Intermediare debut!
May 2012
Lexington made his FEI Intermediare debut May 6th at the Rocking Horse Spring Dressage show, scoring a 63.5% for Intermediare-1 and finishing 2nd!  He competed at the same level/test again the following weekend at the May Days Qualifier, scoring a 63.4% and again finishing 2nd. We couldn't be more proud of this fantastic young stallion!
Lexington Grand Prix Friesian Sporthorse
Lexington and Gigha Grand Prix Friesian Sporthorse
London ROF
Another Lexington colt for 2012...
May 2012
Congratulations to Cornerstone Sporthorses for their new colt by Lexington and out of the Friesian Sporthorse mare Boca.  This adorable foal doesn't have a name yet, but check back for updates!
Congratulations to Sebastian ROF!
August 2012
Congratulations to Sebastian ROF and owner Kimberly Markowski.  Sebastian ROF competed in the recent USEA (US Eventing Association) FEH (Future Event Horse) competition where he had the highest score of all horses presented -- we're very proud of our homebred!  Sebastian ROF is a 2YO pinto Auxiliary Book Friesian Sporthorse gelding by the German Warmblood stallion Sempatico M and out of the Friesian Sporthorse mare Koloa.
Sebastian ROF, USEA FEH Champion
Southeast Stallion Showcase
We're proud to announce Lexington will be one of the stallions featured in the upcoming Southeast Stallion Showcase at Canterbury Equestrian Showplace on February 22nd.  We're proud to support this event.  To learn more, please visit the official website:
Southeast Stallion Showcase
New Photo of Lancaster ROF...
We thought we'd share a current photo of Lancaster ROF, a 2YO Friesian Sporthorse stallion prospect by Lexington.  Lancaster ROF was the 2010 FSA Inspection & In-hand National Champion.  He is owned by Sabina DiSano of California.
Lancaster ROF
Lexington named FEI High Score Champion with scores in the 70's
January 7 & 8, 2012
Lexington and Gigha won both of their FEI Prix St Georges classes at the recent Canterbury Dressage Show, with scores of 73.8% and 70.2%.  They were also named FEI High Score Champions of the show.  What a great start to the 2012 Florida dressage season!
(Click on one of the photos, to see more photos from this show.)
Lexington, Friesian Sporthorse stallion, competing at FEI dressage
Lexington, Friesian Sporthorse stallion, FEI dressage
Lexington Offspring....
February 2012
We're very proud of all of Lexington's offspring. Here are some updates:  Lauderdale ROF pictured as a rising 3YO, and some video footage of Lexa ROF as a yearling.  Lauderdale ROF and Lexa ROF are full siblings -- both are by Lexington, and out of the Friesian Sporthorse mare Koloa.
Lauderdale ROF by Lexington
Lexa ROF, video clip 2012
Lexington - FEI Friesian Sporthorse stallion
Lexington - Friesian Sporthorse dressage stallion
Lexington - FEI Friesian Sporthorse dressage stallion
Lexington debuts at FEI Prix St Georges ~ already winning!
May 2011
Lexington made his FEI PSG debut in May, and did very well, and his results are even more impressive when you consider Lexington won't even be 8 years old until July!  He's already scoring in the 60's, and won his PSG class in only his second time competing at this level.  Lexington was also in the running for the FEI High Score Champion, but we left the show early and don't know the final results yet, but we'll update....!
Video clips of Lancaster ROF and Lexa ROF on youtube...
Check out Lancaster ROF (2010 colt by Lexington) and Lexa ROF (2011 filly by Lexington) on youtube:
Gigha's latest article:  "The One and Only Legendary Nico"
Check out this Warmbloods Today article to learn the story of the pinto Friesian Sporthorse stallion Nico, who was tragically killed in a barn fire on Christmas Eve.
Nico article
Lancaster ROF
Lexa ROF
Lexa ROF
Lexa ROF Friesian Sporthorse filly
Lily ROF
Lily ROF Friesian Sporthorse filly
Lexa ROF and Lily ROF
Lexa ROF (black 2011 filly by Lexington) and Lily ROF (bay 2011 filly by Lexington)
Lily ROF Friesian Sporthorse filly
Lily ROF moves to her new home
August 21, 2011
Lily ROF (2011 FSA filly by Lexington) arrived at her new home Sunday. 
Lily ROF is the full sister to Lancaster ROF, who was the FSA National Inspection Champion for 2010. 
We've bred Lily's dam back to Lexington again, for another full
sibling due in 2012!
Lancaster ROF in Warmbloods Today magazine
Lancaster ROF pictured in Warmbloods Today magazine
September/October 2011 issue
Lancaster ROF is pictured in the latest issue of Warmbloods Today magazine, on page 52 in the article "Inspections 101".  Lancaster ROF is a Main Book Friesian Sporthorse colt by Lexington, and was the 2010 FSA National Inspection Champion as well as the 2010 AWS
High Score Weanling Colt, with an impressive inspection score of 80.4!
Lily ROF Inspection Site Champion
September 24, 2011
Lily ROF was presented at inspection Saturday September 24, 2011 at Brandywine Stables in Melbourne, where she had the highest score of all horses presented, and was named the Inspection Site Champion.  Congratulations Lily and Carrie (owner)!  Lily is a Main Book,
Bronze Elite, Friesian Sporthorse filly by Lexington, bred by River Oaks Farm / Gigha Steinman.

Lily ROF Scores an awesome 81.7%, wins at the 2011 SSHA Classic USDF/DSBH Show, and Qualifies for Regional Championships, and earns Bronze Elite Book status
September 17, 2011
Lily ROF had a very successful day at the 2011 SSHA Classic UDSF/DSHB Show!  She won her "Fillies of 2011" class with a fabulous score of 81.7%, and went on to become the Champion of the overall "Foals of 2011" class also.  She also qualified for the Regional Championships, and earned her Bronze Elite Book status.

Lily ROF Named "2011 USDF/DSHB Southeast Regional Champion"
September 18, 2011
The successes continue for Lily ROF,
a 2011 Friesian Sporthorse filly by Lexington, who just won the 2011 USDF/DSHB Southeast Regional Championships and is now the
2011 Regional Champion for
Current Year Foals.  We are thrilled! 
Not only was this a great success overall, but Lily was also the first Friesian Sporthorse to compete in the USDF/DSHB Championships, and we're thrilled that she won it!  Lily ROF is owned by Carrie Simmons, and was bred here at River Oaks Farm.  She is by our Elite Book Friesian Sporthorse stallion Lexington, and is the full brother to Lancaster ROF, who was the 2010 FSA National Inspection & In-hand Champion.  Congratulations to everyone involved, and a special thanks also to Dean Graham (handler)!

Lily ROF by Lexington
Lily ROF by Lexington.  Friesian Sporthorse filly.
Lily ROF
Lily ROF (by Lexington)
Lily ROF (by Lexington)
click to see more photos
New photos and video of Lexington
October 2011
Thanks to the help of a couple of friends, we were able to get some new photos and video of Lexington.  Click on the photo to see more photos, or click on the link below to see the youtube video.
Video of Lexington, FEI dressage Friesian Sporthorse stallion
PHOTOS of Lexington, FEI dressage Friesian Sporthorse stallion
Lily ROF -- FSA Inspection & In-Hand National Champion 2011!
January 2012
We are thrilled to announce Lily ROF, by Lexington, is the FSA Inspection & In-Hand National Champion for 2011.  Lily ROF is a Main Book Friesian Sporthorse by Lexington.  Lily's national championship, combined with Lancaster ROF's national championship title in 2010, makes Lexington the sire of TWO CONSECUTIVE NATIONAL CHAMPION FOALS, which is quite an honor!  Lily ROF is owned by Carrie Simmons / Cornerstone Sporthorses.  Congratulations Carrie and Lily!
Lexington named FSA High Performance National Champion 2011!
January 2012
Lexington has been named the FSA High Performance National Champion for 2011!  This prestigious award recognizes Friesian Sporthorses competing at the higest levels of dressage (FEI).  We're very proud of Lexington, and will be aiming to make this a "repeat" in 2012 as Lexington continues his FEI career!
More Foal Photos ~
Lexa ROF and Lily ROF
(both by Lexington)
Lexa ROF (black filly) was foaled April 3rd, 2011, and Lily ROF (bay filly) was foaled April 4th, 2011. 
Lexa ROF is by Lexington and out of a Friesian Sporthorse mare (Koloa).  Lily ROF is by Lexington and out of a Dutch Warmblood mare
(Natasha).
Lily ROF
Lily ROF - Friesian Sporthorse filly by Lexington
Lily ROF
Lexa ROF
Lexa ROF
smile!
Lexa ROF - Friesian Sporthorse filly by Lexington
Lily ROF
Lexa ROF
Lily ROF
Lexington ~ more show results!
August 2010
Lexington and Gigha had another good show this past weekend at Canterbury.  This was probably Lexington's last show of the 2010 show year -- but he'll be back in 2011, most likely making his FEI PSG debut!   Lexington wrapped up the show (and the show year) with a 68% and a 69% at Third Level.  He was also the Third Level prize money winner for this show circuit, which was exciting!  This show had some torrential rain on Friday, which left one of the outdoor competition rings pretty soggy, but Lexington wasn't even phased. 
Lancaster ROF (by Lexington) Inspection Champion with an awesome 80.4!
October 2010
Congratulations to Lancaster ROF who was just presented at inspection where he did fantastically well.  He had an overall inspection score of 80.4, the highest score of the inspection, making him the overall Champion and also earning him his Bronze Elite Book status with the FSA and his Supreme Status (and Gold Medal) with the AWS.  Lancaster is a Main Book Friesian Sporthorse colt by our Elite Book Friesian Sporthorse stallion Lexington, and out of our Dutch mare Natasha.  Bred here at River Oaks Farm, and now owned by Sabina (CA).  We are very proud of Lancaster!  Thanks also to Dean Graham (handler).
Lexington Dressage Champion Friesian Sporthorse
Lexington named 2010 USDF All-Breeds
National Champion Friesian Sporthorse Third Level!
Congratulations to Lexington, who is the USDF All-Breeds National Champion Friesian Sporthorse for the third year in a row, this year at Third Level. (Friesian Sporthorse Association - FSA)

Lexington is the sire of two of the three top FSA National Inspection & In-hand Award winners for 2010!
Two Lexington offspring won National Inspection & In-hand year-end awards for 2010. Lancaster ROF was the 2010 National Champion, and Paducha Dancer was the 3rd place finisher.  Lancaster was bred by River Oaks Farm, and is owned by Sabina DiSano (CA).  Paducha Dancer was bred and owned by Michele Woodford (TX).  Congratulations!
Lancaster ROF by Lexington
Lancaster (by Lexington)
Main Book Friesian Sporthorse colt
2010 FSA National Inspection & In-hand Champion
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2010 AWS National
High Score
Colt Champion
pictured with his wooly winter coat and his FSA ribbon...
Lancaster ROF (by Lexington) top AWS foal for 2010!
Lancaster ROF was recently announced as the top AWS foal for 2010.  Lancaster is a Friesian Sporthorse colt by Lexington (Friesian Sporthorse) and out of Natasha (Dutch Warmblood.)  He was also the FSA National Inspection Champion for 2010.  Congratulations to Lancaster and owner Sabina!
2011 Foals Are Here!
Koloa had a black filly early Sunday April 3rd, and Natasha had a bay filly early Monday April 4th.  Both foals are Friesian Sporthorses by Lexington.  We're excited to have finally gotten fillies!
Lexa ROF, Friesian Sporthorse foal
Lily ROF, Friesian Sporthorse foal
Lancaster ROF
Lancaster ROF (by Lexington)
Lancaster ROF (by Lexington)
Lancaster ROF (by Lexington)
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Americus ROF featured in Dressage Today's
special Baroque Issue, August 2010!
August 2010
Our pinto Friesian Sporthorse stallion prospect is featured in this month's Baroque Issue of Dressage Today magazine (page 62.)  Americus ROF is a Main Book Friesian Sporthorse by Nico (Approved Main Book Friesian Sporthorse stallion) and out of Miramar (Main Book Friesian Sporthorse mare.)  There are less than a dozen Main Book pinto Friesian Sporthorses in the US, and we are happy to own one of them.  We look forward to adding this exciting new stallion to our Stallion Roster in 2011, so be sure to check back!  (Americus ROF is owned in partnership with Hanover Farms.)
Americus ROF pinto Friesian Sporthorse magazine
Both of our 2010 foals have been sold!
Congratulations to Sabina (CA) on the purchase of Lancaster ROF, and congratulations to Kimberly (NJ) on the purchase of Sebastian ROF.  Both of these lovely colts now have wonderful new owners, congratulations!
Our newest addition.....
We're proud to announce our newest addition --
a 2009 cremello German Warmblood filly by
Blue Eyed Dream GF (Blonder Hans) out of Marigold
(Mascarpone) and bred by Jean Thornton / Equivale (www.palominowarmbloods.com).  Info and
photos will be added shortly.  Be sure to check back!
cremello German Warmblood River Oaks Farm
Blue Eyed Mist
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Lexa ROF Elite Star Friesian Sporthorse mare
Lexa ROF -- inspection site Champion!
November 2015

Lexa ROF was the inspection site Champion at the Florida FSA inspection and also earned her Bronze Elite status and her Star predicate, with a 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.  

Lexa is by Lexington (Main Book / Gold Elite Friesian Sporthorse (Baron von Kolderveen x Denver Miss xx)) and out of Koloa (Friesian Sporthorse (Pieter fan Lutke Peinjum x Rubelro)).  Her full brother Lauderdale ROF currently holds the record for the highest score ever awarded to a Friesian Sporthorse via inspection (89%.)
Lexington's photo in USDF Connection
Check out Lexington's photo on page 175 of the February 2016 USDF Connection.  Lexington was the USDF All-Breeds Friesian Sporthorse FSA Grand Prix National Champion for 2015.  (Also pictured is the Elite Star FSA mare Miramar, a former River Oaks Farm broodmare.)
Lancaster ROF ranked #1 in the US for Beginner Novice
February 2016
Lancaster ROF (Friesian Sporthorse gelding by Lexington) is enjoying a very successful new career as a young event horse with his new owner/rider Caroline Miller.  As of February 2016 they are ranked #1 in the US for Beginner Novice which is very impressive, and even more impressive considering this is the first year of eventing for both of them.  We'll be excited to follow Lancaster and Caroline's successes!
She's here!
May 2016
Our long awaited 2016 foal has arrived and it's a black filly!  By the Grand Prix Friesian stallion
'Tietse' and out of our Elite/Star mare
'Lexa ROF' by 'Lexington' (Grand Prix Elite Friesian Sporthorse).
pictured at 4 days old.
Friesian Sporthorse filly by Tietse
Sire -- Tietse 428 (Grand Prix Friesian)
Lexington and Gigha Win the Grand Prix..... and Win It Again!
May & June 2017
Lexington and Gigha returned to the show ring winning the Grand Prix at the Canterbury May Dressage Show with a 67% and then winning it again at the Canterbury Summer Sizzler with a 64.6%.  We're very happy!
Lexington featured in USDF Connections (Sept 2016) and Warmbloods Today (Jan/Feb 2017)
Lexington is back in the news!  He is featured in the USDF Connections magazine article about Friesian Sporthorses (September 2016) and he's also featured in the Warmbloods Today magazine article about Friesian Sporthorses (January/February 2017.) Both articles include beautiful photographs of Lexington, ridden by Gigha Steinman.