Well, we all had a
very fun weekend at the Festival of Friesians. During the
Festival there was an inspection for the Friesian Blood
This inspection is
performed just like the inspection for the purebred
Friesians. The horses are judged on conformation and
My biggest hope was to
pass and become one of their approved breeding
stallions. I was very shocked and surprised when Grand
Design was named National Grand Champion. I certainly
never expected it!
Grande passed into the
silver level and had an over all score of 75.5, his
highest scores being for movement! He has been recommend
to go to the stallion performance testing!
This is a very big
deal to us since he is one of the few horses of the
Appaloosa breeding in the United States. He competed
against all kinds of other crossbred horse combinations.
There still seems to
be many people with the old impression of the ugly old
stubborn appy. We stepped out of that mold this weekend,
good for us.
And good for changing
the impression of the Appaloosa one spotted step at a