Because of limited time, Janna will CONSIDER allowing another friesian lover to experience, love, adore, and own this magnificent horse. Ate IS available for purchase, but ONLY to an APPROVED home...Janna would like to remain in contact with this special horse, and Ate benefits from having some turn out. it should be noted, like many older friesians, Ate has arthritic changes and CPL (chronic progressive lymphedema), which is easily managed, but he is thus retired from the show ring...preferring now to do lighter work, go out on the trails, and be LOVED:) Ate goes western as well, and neck reins PERFECTLY, and has the slowest lope EVER. He goes off of VERBAL cues, just tell him what you want, and he will do it. REALLY. And its not surprising, because he is voice trained, he drives like a gem!!! Scared, had a bad experience, or need a REAL patient teacher...in FRIESIAN form? They dont get much better than this former world and national champion, Ate!!!
Ate is Janna's favorite Friesian horse EVER. He was M2 Dressage Champion on Holland with judith peterson before Janna noticed him performing an exhibition at the stallion show in Leeuwarden--- and followed him back to the barn, more excited about him than any of the approved stallions!
He is supple and fluid in all 3 gaits with a superior walk, and an electrifying extended trot! He moves under himself with strong rear propulsion and impressive style. Fantastic half pass, water pirouettes, and PERFECT changes---absolutely NO whip or spurs needed--- this boy WANTS to please, and is not lazy or difficult to get moving. He is also the SAFEST friesian anywhere. Zero spook, BEST trail horse EVER.
This boy is the TOTAL PACKAGE: elegant, baroque, short backed with prominent withers, jet black coat, hair that is to his knees, tippy ears, and expressive eyes on a chiseled head. His character is gentle yet alert with an amazing eagerness to please "his person."
Ate has won 15 world and national championships since being imported as Janna's personal show horse several years ago.
He has been Amateur Huntseat World and National Champion, Reserve Second Level Dressage National Champion, National Champion 3rd Level Dressage, --- he walked away from the IFSHA World Grand Nationals with 4 championship titles including:
World Grand Champion Am English Show Hack
World and National Champion Am Dressage Show Hack
Ate is confirmed in ALL exercises at 3rd level, including flying changes--which is very rare for a friesian! He not only has the amazing fairytale looks with hair galore, he has retained that jet black coat ---looking like a stallion, instead of a bleached out gelding!
He has been on literally hundreds of trail rides, and he loves him time outside the arena. He is also an amazing driving horse, winning as a sjees driving horse when in holland. He has even been undefeated showing western pleasure against a variety of other breeds---this boy can neck rein with the best of them!!
---this is ALSO a RARE opportunity for a lucky rider living in the Bay Area to SPONSOR this amazing horse---which is basically getting to ride a 100k horse and only being responsible for his monthly costs (board, farrier, legend and adequan injections, previcox).
Ate's monthly expenses are $1000/mo; full sponsorship is$1000/mo, or 1/2 sponsorship is just $500/mo.
Ate is a TRUE SCHOOLMASTER and SAFE SAFE SAFE, even for a very small child OR your grandmother. Even if you are just learning to ride, or getting back into riding after a long hiatus, Ate is suitable, and SAFE, for you. Sponsorship does NOT include lessons.
Ate is well balanced and has an amazingly strong topline, his balanced conformation with hind legs that reach well under his body, have allowed this horse to move quickly and easily up the levels----this is a rare opportunity to ride an FEI level friesian. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride an incredibly flashy upper level horse.....He has that rare ability to collect AND extend, AND beats warmbloods with friesian flair:)
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And there is more----Baywood has literally HUNDREDS of acres of AMAZING trails adjoining its facility AND a lighted and covered indoor arena----- Ate is the PERFECT trail horse, and has routinely gone on camping/trail ride weekends with janna, AND he enjoys being ridden bareback.
Ate IS available for purchase, but ONLY to an APPROVED home...Janna would like to remain in contact with this special horse, and Ate benefits from having some turn out.
Cant afford to purchase your friesian, but want to RIDE and experience one? Sponsorship opportunity with Ate is at Baywood Canyon Eq Ctr in Fairfax, Ca, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Call Janna at 415-272-2112 for more info!