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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
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!!!
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
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...
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.
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!
Great weekend for Lexington foals and Friesian
Sporthorses at the 2013 Region III USDF Breeder's
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 /
Breeder: Daniela Hofacker /
Land Rover CS (Lexington x Blue
Eyed Mist) 2013 FSA colt
Owner: Carrie Simmons /
Breeder: Carrie Simmons /
Lennox ROF in the running for USDF Horse of the Year...!
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...
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 earns her Star Mare predicate!
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.
Lexington is the FSA High Performance National
Champion for 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!
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.
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, 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
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
Congratulations to Sebastian ROF and Kimberly Markowski!
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.
Lexington -- victorious in his Grand
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 FriesianSporthorse stallion in the US
to becompeting 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!
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!
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....
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
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!
(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!
Gigha Awarded a Breeder's Grant from the Dressage Foundation and the Elysium Farm Fund for Breeder Excellence
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:
Summer Sizzler II -- rough start to the weekend, but
Lexington's highest Grand Prix score to date!
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?
A new mare announcement, and
a pregnancy confirmation!
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 s
eries on long-lining. This lovely SusanJStickle.com
photograph is from that article.)
2014 USDF Sport Horse Seminar Report ~ The Dressage Foundation
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 &
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"!
PHOTOS: Lexington (black), Lancaster ROF (bay)
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
TOP: Sauvignon Blanc and Lola CS
BOTTOM LEFT: Lola CS (and handler Dean G.)
BOTTOM RIGHT: Lily ROF
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!
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 Steinman. Lancaster 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
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!
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
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
The first BUCKSKIN Main Book Friesian Sporthorse
in the US has been born at River Oaks Farm
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".
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 -- 6YO Friesian Sporthorse gelding by Lexington -- owned by Beth (MN)
The fourth Lexington foal has been born!
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!
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!
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)
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)
Lexington named 2012 FSA High Performance National Champion!
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!)
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.
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 Lexington. Sebastian ROF is a 2010 gelding by the German Warmblood stallion Sempatico. Lauderdale ROF belongs
to Gigha, and Sebastian ROF is owned by Kimberly
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.
Koloa pictured with Lauderdale ROF in 2009
Lexington & Gigha
The first Lexington foal of 2013 has arrived!
'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
Waiting... and waiting...
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...!
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 Champion, 7 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.)
Another Lexington foal has arrived!
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)
More Great Inspection Results, and Lauderdale ROF Scores a Awesome 89.187!
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.
Another Lexington offspring earns Elite Book status!
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!
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 and Gigha -- on the cover of Warmbloods Today magazine! Plus a great feature on Friesian Sporthorses...
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
(click on the cover (right) to view the article.)
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!
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!
Another Lexington colt for 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!
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.
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:
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.
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.)
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.
Lexington debuts at FEI Prix St Georges ~ already winning!
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....!
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.
Lexa ROF and Lily ROF
Lexa ROF (black 2011 filly by Lexington) and Lily ROF (bay 2011 filly by Lexington)
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 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)
New photos and video of Lexington
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.
Lily ROF -- FSA Inspection & In-Hand National Champion 2011!
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!
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
Lexington ~ more show results!
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!
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 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 (by Lexington)
Main Book Friesian Sporthorse colt
2010 FSA National Inspection & In-hand Champion
2010 AWS National
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!
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Americus ROF featured in Dressage Today's
special Baroque Issue, 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.)
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!
Blue Eyed Mist
Lexa ROF -- inspection site Champion!
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
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! "Tuscany ROF"
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.
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.
Lexington and Gigha and More Grand Prix Wins!
Sizzler I & II (June & July)
Gigha and Lexington have wrapped up the 2017 show season with more Grand
Prix wins and three more good scores to count towards national year-end awards:
63.9%, 66.5%, and 64.6% in the Grand Prix, for a 2nd place, 1st place, and 1st place.
Lexington and Gigha USDF All-Breeds Friesian Sporthorse
GRAND PRIX National Champions again!
It's official! Gigha and Lexington have once again been named USDF All-Breeds
Friesian Sporthorse Grand Prix National Champions with a year-end Grand Prix
average of 65.5% for 2017. We couldn't be happier!
The end of an era -- Lexington has been sold
Lexington has been sold to an adoring new owner in Colorado. He will be
greatly missed, but will enjoy a wonderful new life in this new home.