We have been following this special 8 yr old STER gelding for over a year, as his talented rider, Berber, has trained and shown this remarkable STER gelding up the levels------and used him in all kinds of exhibitions and events!
What a love affair they have had---- and AMAZING experiences together--- competing last weekend again, now with 2 winning points in Z level (3rd level dressage)---which is PROOF they are scoring ABOVE 60% in 3rd level competition, under various judges, in different settings:)
Bred for perfection in competition, this Sape SPORT x Leffert SPORT & Preferent ster gelding is the most willing partner you can imagine. Not only did the Judges decide his conformation and movement is the tippy top of ALL friesians, by awarding him the STER predicate, he also has stamped his hoof on the record books by competing, and BEATING, warmbloods in all the levels of dressage, starting at Training Level, then First Level, then Second Level, and this year in 3rd Level----thats a lot of EXPERIENCE in numerous settings!!!
Hessel and Berber have done all kinds of things--- a friesian race under saddle, riding bareback, driving, used in childrens riding lessons, under saddle in thrilling "show" classes, and so on. You name it, Hessel has been there, done that. Berber and Hessel have had a remarkable partnership, and we are honered to receive the torch, for this special ster gelding, and be able to match this amazing boy with his next owner in the U.S., that can throughly enjoy what a special friesian STER gelding Hessel is!! Hessel was born at Berber's stable. His dam (Welmoed fan Lunia) is still used, to this day, in riding lessons with children at that stable! Hessel is a really sweet horse, he wants to cuddle all the time!! Not only did he go to a lot of different competitions with Berber, in many different settings, moving up the levels, from Training, to First, to Second, and this year with winning points in Third Level..... he also participated in the "Bestgaand Rijpaard”.
Buy him fast, Janna thinks she might have to keep this one---- he is THAT special. Look at his movement in the video above.....
Super sweet and nice, Hessel is a really teddy bear that wants to be your best friend.
Bday: Jun 22, 2010
Thoroughy vetted and xrayed.
Started on passage and flying changes and working on piroettes---this is a VERY talented easy going ster gelding.
I cannot tell you how excited we are, Hessel has JUST ARRIVED at our San Francisco stable!!! To an approved home only.