EELTSJE F. (aka Bob!)
KFPS – SPORTS PREDICATE – Ster Stallion
(Fabe 348 x Iduna-Ster Preferent)
2012 USDF Open Intermediare II “Horse of the Year” – 12th in the U.S.
2012 USDF/FHANA Open Intermediare II – CHAMPION
2012 IFSHA “High Point” CHAMPION
2010 WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES Opening Ceremony – “Friesian Train” & Mardi Gras Finale!
2010 IFSHA “High Point” CHAMPION
2010 USDF OPEN INTERMEDIARE 1 – 34th (out of 223) in the US
2010 RMDS OPEN INTERMEDIARE 1 – RESERVE CHAMPION
2009 USDF RMDS – Region 5 – “Horse of the Year”
2009 IFHSA “High Point” Champion – Intermediare 1/Open
2009 USDF/FHANA Reserve Champion – Intermediare 1/Open
2009 IFSHA “High Point” Reserve Champion – Prix St. Georges/Open
2009 USDF Dressage “Horse of the Year” – Ranked 38th overall at Intermediare 1/Open
2008 USDF FEI Developing Horse Championships – 10th in the US
2008 USDF FEI Developing Horse Championships – Voted “Best Turned Out Horse”
2008 USDF RMDS – Region 5 – “Horse of the Year”
2008 USDF/FHANA Reserve Champion – Prix St. Georges/Open
2007 USDF Markel 6 Year Old Young Horse Championships – 5th in the US
2007 USDF RMDS – Region 5 – “Horse of the Year”
2006 IFSHA “World Champion” Junior Friesian Stallion
2006 Dressage at Devon – All Breeds Championships – “Grand Champion Friesian”
2006 USDF Markel 5 Year Old Young Horse Championships – 10th in the US
August, 2012 – Nicole and Bob are having an amazing show season thus far! They have been competing primarily at I2 (and are currently ranked 5th in USDF Open I2 of all US horses and are ranked 1st in I2 for the USDF All Breeds Awards/FHANA!) However, two weeks ago, they competed for the first time in Grand Prix, winning their first Grand Prix test and second the next day! Needless to say, we are so proud of them both and are very excited for the upcoming championships the end of September and Regional championships in Utah the first week of October! Hope to see some of you there!
January, 2012 – This season we will be competing for the first time at the Grand Prix level in USDF Open competition! Bob’s upper level movements are exceptional! Nicole says Bob’s flying changes, piaffe and passage are just fantastic and he just gets stronger day after day! After so many years of hard work and dedication, I cannot wait to see them compete together at the ultimate level of open competition! Thus far, we have been told we are the only Friesian competing at the Grand Prix level in open competition in the US…and we cannot be more proud of Nicole & Bob!
WISH US LUCK AND PLEASE COME OUT AND SEE NICOLE & BOB COMPETE! I know they would love your support!
Eeltsje F. has become WEF’s breakout dressage STAR! He and his wonderful trainer, Nicole Glusenkamp of Westmanton Stables in Castle Rock, Colorado, have achieved levels never before attempted with the Friesian breed. His talent is comparable to the most well-bred competition warmbloods and since his importation from Holland in the fall of 2005, Eeltsje F. has certainly done us proud!
In 2006, after a long and very long dressage season, Eeltsje and Nicole qualified in the top 20 for the USDF FEI Five-Year-Old Young Horse Championships in Lexington, Kentucky and split the field by placing 10th in the nation of all five-year-old dressage horses. A feat never before tried or accomplished by a Friesian. Finishing out the season, we continued on from Lexington to the magnificent Dressage at Devon horse show, where Eeltsje also competed in the All-Breeds Championships and was awarded the prestigious 2006 “Grand Champion Friesian” title. This was now coupled with his fantastic “World Champion Junior Friesian Stallion” win at the 2006 IFSHA World Championships held in Las Vegas.
Our first season with Eeltsje was absolutely one of dreams…but 2007 would hold a few more dreams for us!
Eeltsje and Nicole again work hard and with much dedication for the 2007 season and achieved their goal to 2007 qualify for the 2007 USDF FEI Six-Year-Old Young Horse Championships. Which again, a Friesian had never made make the cut before. The Six-year-old field is an incredibly talented group filled with many international world champion horses and riders. But with their incredible partnership, Nicole and Eeltsje competed side by side with these talented horses/riders to end the intense competition by placing 5th in the US! Needless to say, we are so proud of both Eeltsje F. (or Bob, as he is affectionately known!)
In 2008, Eeltsje and Nicole have completed the USDF open dressage competition season at Prix St. Georges levels and gone on to place 10th in the US in the USEF FEI Developing Horse Championships in Kentucky! We were also really excited that Eeltsje was chosen as the horse to represent the Prix St. Georges level for the 2008 USDF Convention & Symposium held in Denver, Colorado on December 6th & 7th!
2009 found Nicole and Eeltsje progressing up from Prix St. Georges level to Intermediare I. As in the past, they simply swept the floor with the competition and won nearly every class they competed in. Eeltsje consistently took the FEI High Point scoring horse for most of the shows he and Nicole attended.
Our dreams and goals are fulfilled each season with this magnificent pair and we can’t wait for the 2010 show season when they will take on the FEI Intermediare 2 & possibly even the Grand Prix level. Please keep an eye out for them!
As you have read, he is a very exceptional Friesian stallion. An amazing athlete with superior gaits, very handsome with tons of mane and tail and a fabulous temperament. If you are interested in breeding to this unique and record-breaking stallion, please contact us for more information. He is available for breeding to both Purebred and Crossbred mares.
Eeltsje F. decends from Stam 50. Not only does Eeltsje have the prestigious full papers, Ster Preferent, Ster Preferent, Model Preferent, Model Preferent, Ster Preferent, Model Preferent, Model Preferent, but he is out of the dam of the famous FPS Approved Breeding Stallion, Anton 343, who is known for his mane that almost touches the ground. Eeltsje is sired by Fabe 348, whose sire Sape 381 is the previous World Champion. These 3 FPS Approved Breeding Stallions are among the most highly desired sires in the Friesian Studbook. Not only is each sire known for his excellent movement and sport ability, but they also pass these positive traits on to their offspring!
Eeltsje’s line of mothers consists of some of the most outstanding Friesian mares in history. The mare that began this line, Marianne-Model Preferent, was owned by one of the people who helped this ancient breed to survive the crisis of the sixties and saved the breed from extinction. This line of Marianne’s daughters preceding Eeltsje, are exceptional! Namk Model Preferent was 1st Premium at the Central Mare Show no fewer than 7 years and was once Champion over all! She was also the Granddam of the FPS Approved Stallion, Barteld 292, who was the sire of Wander 352. Namk’s daughter, Namke Model Preferent, received 1st Premiums at 3 Central Mare Shows and was Champion of the three-year-old mares at the Breeding Day. Namke was also the dam of the FPS Approved Stallion, Walter 282.
Eeltsje F. passed the semen and x-ray requirements for breeding approval with the FPS Dutch Friesian Registry. In 2004, Eeltsje became a Ster Stallion and began his Dressage career. In Holland, Eeltsje showed such talent that he by-passed the Dutch Training Level competition and went directly to showing Dutch L Level, which is equivalent to USDF 1st Level. Eeltsje placed 1st in every competition, including all Warmbloods and quickly earned the necessary points to compete in Dutch M Level–the equivalent of USDF 2nd Level. As a 4 year old, Eeltsje defeated a group of 145, 4 and 5 year old Friesians in a Dressage Show attached to a large FPS Friesian Keuring. Eeltsje finished the day on top with the prestigious title “Best Riding Horse,” and he is pictured taking his well-earned victory lap in the August 2005 issue of the FPS Registry’s Phryso Magazine (click to view). Eeltsje remained undefeated in Holland and was imported into the US by WEF in September 2005.