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.
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.
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