We proudly stand the 2012 16hh FPS Friesian Stallion Olivier
R.S. This Majestic son of Mintse 384 is an outstanding example of the Friesian
breed as he is sired by one of the most noted and accomplished Friesian
Stallions in North America. Olivier is a heavy built stallion that will have the Majestic mane nearing his knees. His dreamy looks are matched with his wonderful temperament! He is used on the mountain hunting, to gather and push cattle and for pleasure trail. He rides with mares, geldings, and other stallions. We hope to one day soon fit in some parading for fun as well. Olivier produced his first foal crop in 2016. These foals are selling across the U.S. ranging in Flashy Trail Mounts to Dressage
prospects, Carriage Driving, and English. We imported Olivier as a 2 year old in 2014 and have enjoyed watching his talent and maturity continue to unfold.
$850.00 breed fee
$7.00 a day mare care
All foals are register-able!
BOOKED FULL-2016 -2017-2018
*Olivier's mane has grown back exponentially but we anxiously anticipate it's full luxurious length*
Olivier has been tested and is CLEAR for the Friesian genetic disorders known as Dwarfism and Hydrocephalus~
Oliviers Majestic Friesian Sire- Minste 384 Sport
Tribute to Mintse 384 Sport an Incrediable Legacy~
Mintse 384 Sport
Leffert 306 Sport + Preferent x Lammert 260 Preferent
March 2, 1996 – August 5, 2015
While we grieve at his loss, we can truly say that this stallion brought so much joy and excitement into our lives and it has been an honor to have been his caretakers for the past 9 years. He was the “king” in our barn and he will be greatly missed.
Mintse was born in the Netherlands at the farm of R. Algra. Several years later he was purchased by Tilly Lont who owned him during the 6 years he stood at stud in the Netherlands. His trainer/rider there was Ingeborg Klooster.
In 2007 Mintse was purchased by Bob and Arlene DeBoer (Michigan) in partnership with Jim and Sally Bedeker and began his North American breeding career. He was the first approved breeding stallion to ever hold the “Sport” predicate in North American. Mintse set the record for the highest number of breedings for a KFPS stallion in one breeding season with 153 mares covered in the year 2008 (U.S.). That record has held firm until just this year when his own stable mate surpassed it.
In addition to his work in the breeding shed, Mintse traveled throughout the United States to many FHANA sponsored events including the Friesian Extravaganza and being part of the 10 stallion Friesian Train at the World Equestrian Games.
Mintse was the 2005 KFPS World Grand Champion Stallion. His legacy lives on in his 2 approved sons Tsjalle 454 (3 time KFPS Reserve Champion Stallion) and Date 477 and also his grandson Jehannes 484 (2015 KFPS World Grand Champion Stallion).
We ask that you join us in celebrating his life and the huge impact he had on the Friesian breed.
The Friesian Connection Family
Amy Kroll and Janice VerMerris (Stallion Station)
Bob and Arlene DeBoer
Jim and Sally Bedeker
And Ellisa Kroll – who rode Mintse this spring and summer, earning some of her scores for her USDF Bronze Medal with Mintse as her mount. She loved Mintse so much. They both shared a beautiful “mane”. Being part of Ellisa’s high school senior pictures was the very last thing he ever did and we will cherish these pictures forever.