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Friesian Horse Keuring - Oct 17
When you see a Friesian horse entering the arena at the Michiana Event Center, in Howe, Indiana, with it's black flowing mane & long wavy tail, you can almost see the gallant knight that would have been riding this regal steed a few centuries ago. At Friday noon, on October 17th, a Friesian Horse Keuring will take place at the MEC, with a Stallion presentation following, later that Friday evening. This is a great opportunity to see the beautiful Friesian horses on display. A "Keuring" is the Dutch term for an inspection and rating and goes beyond horses and is used for inspecting and rating gold, silver & diamonds as well. A Friesian Horse Keuring is to inspect and rate specific horses by a qualified inspector to see how it compares to breed standards. Though a Keuring is not a horse show per se, it is a great time to see these magnificant horses up close. This is a public event with FREE Admission.
Click Here for a video on how a Keuring scoring sheet looks like and how they score the horses. You can also see the slight difference in a more traditional Friesian and what is the current breed standards. Also another video showing a legendary Friesian horse - Frederick the Great.
2014 Friesian Fall Classic Returns Oct. 17-18
The 2014 sale marks our second year of the Fall Classic. We are extremely pleased with last years sale. The first Friesian fall classic set the bar with top-selling purebred Friesian stallion bringing $36,000! A nine-year-old Friesian Ster mare rang the bell at $13,000.
The Freesian crossbreds were very strong as well with the top of $7500. On the Standardbred mare end of things we saw a mare bring $12,250! We will be offering 50 top-quality mares of other breeds along with our Friesian consignments.
Contact us for information regarding consignment requirements. We are very excited with the quality consignments we have received. We already have two purebred Friesian stallions of breeding age consigned, as well as some very good driving mares.
Please mark your calendar and don't miss this one. Bring your Friesian stallion in their offspring to our Friesian and Friesian Cross Keuring. The Keuring will start Friday at noon. On both Friday evening and Saturday morning we will be hosting the Friesian stallion presentation. After the stallion presentation on Saturday, the sale will begin.