Despite the delay in testing due to an unfortunate driving accident last week, the results of the stallion testing at DG Bar Ranch are in, with great results! Three stallions who made it to the final days of the stallion testing have been approved.
Casper van de Oostwal Sport (Jasper 366 Sport P x Hearke 254 Sport P), owned by Jim & Sally Bedeker was approved using the short test in Dressage, and is now Alert 475 Sport.
Bonne Fan Signature Friesians (Doaitsen 420 x Leffert 306), owned by Matt & Pam Gish is now Bene 476.
Scores: Riding – 87, Show Driving – 87, Driving – 85.5
Dominic FC (Mintse 384 x Tjitte 333), owned by Joseph Sieczka is now Date 477.
Scores: Riding – 82, Show Driving – 85, Driving – 85.
Date 477 and Alert 475 Sport will both be standing stud at the Friesian Connection Stallion Station in Dorr, Michigan and Bene 476 will stand at Signature Friesians. Bene 476 achieved the highest scores ever received by a stallion approved in the USA. A fourth stallion, Andy (Tsjerk 328 x Leffert 306), attended the US testings, but left early.
DG Bar Ranch head trainer Willy Arts is also reported to be home from the hospital and on the road to recovery after a serious driving accident during the stallion testing one week ago. Congratulations to all three stallions, and thank you and good luck to Willy Arts and family!