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2009 USDF National Year-End Results are Final!
The results are final for the USDF 2009 National Year-End awards.  Lexington is the All-Breeds Champion for First Level for the Friesian Sporthorse Association with an impressive year-end median score of 70.526%, which also ranked him 35th for Horse of the Year.  G Walkabout finished 3rd for All-Breeds for First Level for RPSI with a year-end median score of 67.861%, which was high enough to rank him in the top 100 First Level horses for 2009.  These are great scores, and we're very proud of both stallions.  Check back for updates - Lexington may appear in the special issue of the USDF Awards Year-Book again this year.
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Time to Start Planning for the 2010 Breeding Season!
It's that time of year again -- time to start planning for the 2010 breeding season!  To help mare owners in 2010, we have some great stud fee specials for our stallion Lexington - one of the only APPROVED Friesian Sporthorse stallions in the US.  Click on the link to learn more, and be sure to check out our great SPRINGTIME SPECIAL!
....because every mare owner deserves the foal of their dreams....
Gigha Named AWS Director of the Year!
It's just been announced that Gigha has been named as the AWS Director of the Year for 2009.  Gigha has been involved with the AWS for more than a decade as their Florida Dressage Representative.  One of her special projects in 2008/2009 was to help coordinate between the AWS and FSA, so that FSA Friesian Sporthorses could participate in AWS inspections, feeling that it was past time for Friesian Sporthorses to have a legitimate, reputable inspection option.  She also used her own stallion Lexington as one of the "guinea pigs" of the project, taking him to an AWS inspection in 2008, where his impressive score earned him Breeding Approval with both the AWS and the FSA.
Gigha Featured on the Front Page of the Warmblood Whisper
Gigha is featured on the front page of the Winter 2009-2010 issue of the Warmblood Whisper, for being named the 2009 Director of the Year.  Excerpted from the article:
Gigha has been quietly representing the AWS since May 1996 when she first became a member and in July 1996 when she volunteered her time to become a representative.  In the early years she presented AWS awards medals at the Florida Dressage competitions, never taking any awards she and her horses had earned.

Pictured above is Gigha on her Approved for Breeding Stallion Lexington /*/ / / / .  He is one of many horses that Gigha has bred, trained, and represents.

Gigha has become a breeder of quality sport horses that are part Friesian, and is president of the Friesian Sporthorse Association.  This registry is working cooperatively with the AWS, both organizations sharing information.  The Friesian Sporthorse registered horses [may] satisfy [some] of their performance requirements through the AWS inspections.  It is a win-win for all concerned.
Check out Gigha's latest article...
Gigha's latest article is in the March/April 2010 issue of Warmbloods Today magazine.  The article '70 Days in Oklahama' is about the recent 70-Day Stallion Test (and the first 70-Day Stallion Test held in North America) and follows two stallions (Baron Van Gogh and Shakespeare RSF) thru the process.  (Learn more about Warmbloods Today magazine at
"Fact & Fiction about Frozen" by Gigha Steinman
Read Gigha's latest article in the January/February 2010 issue of Warmbloods Today magazine.  Her article "Fact & Fiction about Frozen" discusses the latest pros and cons of using frozen semen, including opinions from some top Warmblood breeders and frozen semen brokers. 
Gigha's next article...
Catch Gigha's next article in the upcoming issue of Warmbloods Today magazine (May/June 2010 issue.)  Not a subscriber?  Visit for more information!
Our first foal of 2010 ~ Lancaster ROF!
Our first foal of 2010 was born March 31st and is a wonderful bay colt.  He is by our Elite Book Friesian Sporthorse stallion Lexingtonand out of our Dutch mare Natasha (by Jacobean (by Roemer) and out of a Consul mare.)  This foal has an outstanding pedigree and is eligible for registration as a Main Book Friesian Sporthorse.  Check back for more photos! 
This lovely colt will also be offered for sale, check back for more information...
Another Lexington foal born!
Congratulations to Hanover Farm on the birth of Hanover Lex C, a beautiful black filly foaled April 1, 2010.  Hanover Lex C is by our Elite Book Friesian Sporthorse stallion Lexington and out of Hanover Criket, a Swedish Warmblood mare by Johanniter.  This is another lovely Main Book eligible Friesian Sporthorse foal, also with a very nice sport pedigree.  Congratulations!  Check back for photos.....
Sebastian ROF
Our latest foal ~
Sebastian ROF!
Sebastian ROF was foaled Tuesday, April 13th.  He is a rare pinto Friesian Sporthorse colt by Silverwood Farm's imported approved pinto German Warmblood stallion 'Sempatico', and out of our black Friesian Sporthorse mare 'Koloa'.   He has great pinto coloring, but with no Paint blood, and is eligible for full registration with the Friesian Sporthorse Association. (Photos: top left, 7 hours old, others, 4 days old.)  Check back for more photos!  This super colt will also be offered for sale, check back for more information...
Sebastian ROF
Lancaster ROF
Lancaster ROF
Lancaster ROF
Lancaster ROF
Lexington's First Foal of 2010!
The first Lexington foal of 2010 was born February 24th.  She's a pinto filly by Lexington, and out of Winsome Dancer.  She's been named Paducha Dancer.  Congratulations Michele!
(Paducha Dancer pictured at nearly 2 months old.)
Lexington's Third Level Debut - Third Level Reserve Champion with a 69%!
May 2010
Lexington and Gigha recently competed in the May Days Qualifier.  Lexington made his Third Level debut, where he was the Third Level Reserve Champion with a 69% at Third Level Test 3!  (click on one of the photos to see more photos from this show.)  Photos courtesy of Palmer Photography and used with permission.
Another Lexington foal!
May 3, 2010
The latest Lexington foal is "Lexi Lady", a Main Book Friesian Sporthorse filly by Lexington and out of Valmia (TB), bred and owned by Sue / Stonehall Farm.  Congratulations!  (Photos by Sue Clarke and used with permission.)

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Koloa in foal to Lexington for 2011
Koloa has checked in foal to Lexington!  Koloa has already had two really nice foals by Lexington (Lennox ROF and Lauderdale ROF) so we're excited.  This puts her due date at April 17th, 2011.....!
(pictured at left)
Lauderdale ROF
2009 Friesian Sporthorse gelding
Sire:  Lexington
Dam:  Koloa
Lexington filly earns Bronze Elite status....
Paducha Dancer, an Auxiliary Book Friesian Sporthorse filly by Lexington and out of Winsome Dancer (by Windwalker), recently earned Bronze Elite status (FSA) and was also awarded Blue Preferred recognition (AWS) via inspection.   Paducha Dancer is owned and bred by Michele Woodford - congratulations! 
(Paducha Dancer's dam is also being offered for sale, including an optional breeding
back to Lexington, please see our Horses for Sale page for the owner's contact information.)
Lexington earns Silver Elite status with the FSA
Lexington recently earned Silver Elite status via dressage.  We're very proud of Lexington -- there are only a handful of Friesian Sporthorses in the US to have earned Silver Elite status or higher, and Lexington is the ONLY Friesian Sporthorse stallion in the US to have earned Silver Elite status or higher!
Paducha Dancer
More great show results ~ Third Level Champion and First Level Reserve Champion!
Lexington and G Walkabout both had great show results at the recent Dressage at the Beach recognized dressage show.  Lexington earned an awesome 70.7% at Third Level, and G Walkabout earned an equally awesome 74% at First Level.  Lexington was the Third Level Champion, and G Walkabout was the First Level Reserve Champion! 
Lexington & GIgha
Lexington & Gigha
Lexington & Gigha
G Walkabout & Gigha
G Walkabout
Lexington ~ Third Level Champion AGAIN!
July 10 & 11, 2010
Lexington did it again, this time at Canterbury's Summer Sizzler recognized dressage show, where he won all three of this Third Level classes and was the Third Level Champion with a 68.6% at Third Level Test 3. 
G Walkabout also had a good show, finishing 2nd in the First Level Test 4 with a 66%.
G Walkabout
LEXINGTON ~ top photos, and bottom left photo.  G WALKABOUT ~ bottom right photo.  Both ridden by Gigha Steinman
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.)
Both of our 2010 foals have been sold!
Congratulations to Sabine (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 (  Info and
photos will be added shortly.  Be sure to check back!
River Oaks Farm
Blue Eyed Mist
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 in the lead for the Third Level prize money -- the final results should be tabulated this week.... 

This show had some torrential rain on Friday, which left one of the outdoor competition rings pretty soggy, but Lexington wasn't even phased. 
Lexington & Gigha

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