Wyning Edge Friesians Opens Its Barn Doors

Posted on July 6, 2009 by Paula

wef_news_corralIt couldn’t have been a more spectacular fall day for Wyning Edge Friesians to throw open their barn doors for an Open House! The Barn Opening had been eagerly anticipated and was well attended indeed with over 140 friends, neighbors and clients.
The festivities centered around a terrific “Down Home” Texas BBQ and a great presentation featuring our magnificent Friesian stallions, mares and foals. As our horses warmed up in the arena, we took a few minutes to thank everyone that had helped us make it to this wonderful opening day and to introduce the Friesian breed to the crowd gathered and take their questions. It was really nice to be able to introduce this wonderful breed to many whom had never seen a Friesian in person. The crowd was really enthusiastic and kept a lively Q & A session going right up until the performance began.
wef_news_red_ribbonsIncluded in the performance was a pas de deux by our fantastic two stallions, Wyn de Pluum and Eeltsje F. Wyn de Pluum was ridden by acclaimed classical dressage instructor/rider, Reinhard Dorsch of San Antonio and Eeltsje F. was ridden by his dressage trainer/rider, Nicole Gluesenkamp, FN Bereiter of Westmanton Stables in Castle Rock, Colorado.
After the pas de deux, Wyn remained calmly in the center of the arena with Reinhard while Nicole took Eeltsje on a whirlwind run around the arena with all four “pedals” to the metal! Nicole wanted to give the audience a chance to see the versatility, speed and amazing athleticism the magnificent Friesian has to offer the equestrian. Needless to say, the crowd was awed and cheered them wildly on!
Following the stallion performance was a selection of our mares and foals prancing in delight to an audience watching them strut their stuff. Since this was the first time any of the foals had seen this many humans at one time, they were especially animated in their excited display of fun on the run!
The final presentation of the evening was an introduction of our FPZV Preferent/Elite Friesian Stallion and Mare pair, Aswyn van de Pluum and Rixt H. They were led into the arena wearing the beautiful ribbons awarded to them by the FPZV declaring their very special achievements. It was so wonderful to see the pair, standing together, so proud and noble. Aswyn at 26 years of age and Rixt at 18 are both still producing wonderful foals together and we hope they remain with us for many, many more years to come…
Following the late afternoon’s presentation was a finger-lickin’ good BBQ, lots of meet and greet and some of the best desserts we have ever had! A great time seemed to have been had by all and from everyone’s comments, our grand opening was a grand success! We know it was from our side of things! Finally, after so many long, hard months of construction, we opened our doors with joy and happiness to share! We had such a fantastic time and met so many new friends. Hopefully, it will be an annual event that we can all look forward to year after year!
Our sincerest thanks to everyone that helped to bring our special day to fruition…we honestly could never have done it without each and every one of you! And a special thank you to Gay Norman, FPZV USA General Secretary, for taking her time to drive all the way down from the Dallas area to join in our celebration…it meant a lot and we were very appreciative and excited to have her with us!
Hugs to all,
Paula & Michael & the Wyning Edge Team