JORRIT PM

Jorrit PM & Sabine Schut-Kery - The Pinnacle of Dressage

In Loving Memory

Foaled 1985
16.2H, all black
Sporthorse Conformation
Approved Stallion, 1997

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Jorrit at the age of 27 by natural causes.  As so many know, Jorrit was pioneer for the Friesian breed in the United States.  His incredible accomplishments in the dressage ring with his dedicated rider/trainer, Sabine Schut-Kery created the foundation for the Friesian breed in the dressage arena.  And for all of us who have followed, we are most grateful for their hard work and perseverance in paving the way.

Jorrit spent his last days here at Wyning Edge in a big pasture overlooking our broodmares and foals in their pastures.  He loved spending his days strolling by each of their pastures to check that all were well and safe.  He was very healthy and happy to the end and we will be forever grateful to have loved and cared for him in his final years.  His ashes were spread in his pasture and those of the mares and foals he loved and protected.  We believe he roams there still, happy, full of strength and vigor, and forever in protection of his beautiful family.

JORRIT IN HIS PRIME:

Jorrit in a word: charisma. Yet one word is not enough. Beauty, talent, extraordinary movement, playful, conceited, intelligent, fantastic. and “God’s Horse” are the other words commonly exclaimed when people describe Jorrit.

We, at Wyning Edge, were very touched when we found out that upon Jim Mosebrook’s death, he had wanted Jorrit to spend his remaining years here with us. To have been chosen by Jim, to care for his beloved Jorrit until they could both someday be together again is an honor for us indeed. We all owe Jim such a profound debt for all he achieved in the promotion of our fine Friesians. And Jorrit, with the loving training and support of Sabine Kery, has achieved what we all can only dream of achieving one day with our own beloved Friesians. Our profound “Thanks!” to Jim and Larry for blessing us with Jorrit’s care for the rest of his days here on earth and our sincerest promise to make those happy days, filled with hugs, kisses, butt rubs and most of all, bananas! ;-)

jorrit_rear2Jorrit PM (Photo by Cindy Serene)

Also passed to us is Jorrit’s substantial remaining stock of frozen semen which is available for shipment.  At 26, he is no longer able to be collected or to breed, but he is still amazingly active!  Trotting and cantering the fence line and prancing around his pasture for the mares and doing his best to woo them!  :-)

So, if you are inclined to breed to one of the finest Friesian Sport Horses to ever grace the planet, then please contact us and we would love to make that dream come true for you!

Paula

 

 

Jorrit started his career at Proud Meadows as an exhibition horse. He wowed audiences from coast to coast and even appeared on the NBC Today Show. Certainly the case could be made that Jorrit was, and still is, the most popular and recognizable Friesian in the United States. After this tremendous success in demonstrations, everyone thought we were crazy to risk it all by having Jorrit go back into the show ring after a seven-year absence.

Jorrit made it easy for us to make that decision. And he did not disappoint. When Jorrit retired in 2001 he was the first Friesian Stallion ever in the long and prestigious history of the breed to compete at the Grand Prix Level. He not only competed, but he finished his competition career listed at 6th Place nationally against all breeds. For this and his lifetime of achievement on two continents, he was the first North American Friesian to be awarded the German Federation Nationale’s Golden Horse Award, awarded only to exemplary horses of any breed that meet high German standards. Jorrit’s bloodline is not only excellent, but historic. He is the son of Mark P, and grandson of Tetman 205. Jorrit’s offspring exhibit his great movement plus his confident and playful disposition. Breed to Jorrit with the ultimate in confidence.