Friesians of Majesty outdoes itself2007 Keuring tops 2006!!
VT - Robert Labrie, breeder and owner of Friesians of Majesty in
Townshend, VT, transported seventeen horses of which twelve were
presented at the 2007 New England Keuring held in Northampton, MA on
9/20/07 and 9/21/07. He drove away with three Keur Champion ribbons,
five Ster ribbons for the geldiings and mares and five 1st and 2nd
Premie ratings on the foals he presented.
The Keur Champion Mare ribbon was awarded to Labrie's new Provisional Model, Geartsje
After being awarded a 1st Premium Ster rating in each of the past two
years, Geartsje was given the opportunity to be presented for
Provisional Model at this year's Keuring. The judges from Holland
agreed on her potential to become Model based on her enduring beauty,
spectacular movement and ideal conformation. She will now have a year
to train for her IBOP athleticism test which she will take at the 2008
New England Keuring. If she passes with a score of 77 or higher, she
will join her barnmate, Ymkje
who was awarded Model at the 2006 New England Keuring. This would be
the second mare ever to make Model in New England. Both are from
Friesians of Majesty.
All three geldings presented received Ster ratings. Jelke
and Hendrik by Onne
each showed off for the judges but it was Jochum
that left the day with the Keur Champion Gelding ribbon.
Both mares presented, Mayken
(daughter of Ymkje
) and Lilija
each looked beautiful on the unusally warm summer like day and received
their Ster. Mayken at only 3 years old scored 2nd highest of 18
mares. When Lilija received her Ster designation, her mother, already a
Model Mare, went Model Preferent. A mare goes Preferent when four of
her offspring receive their Ster.
There were five foals presented. Ylkje
trotted her way to Grand Champion filly with her 1st Premie rating. Winette
and Xavira each received 2nd Premie ratings as well as the 2nd Premie ratings for Ysbran and Wideke, the two colts presented.
year's Keuring exceeded even Robert Labrie's expectations. At the past
couple of Keurings Friesians of Majesty has consistently left with
multiple Sters and a champion ribbon or two, but this year really topped
them all. As Geartsje
trains for her IBOP Friesians of Majesty will be looking to the 2008
Keuring with great anticipation. To have one Model Mare is rare enough
but to have two Model Mares in the same barn clearly reveals the caliber
of Friesians that Robert Labrie owns and breeds.
Majesty, located in Vermont's Green Mountains, is a full service
breeding and training facility devoted exclusively to maintaining and
improving the nobility of the majestic Friesian. Friesians of Majety is
home of over 40 Friesians, including Ymkje, Model Mare and Grand
National Champion and now Geartsje, Provisional Model. Friesians of
Majesty provides horses for sale, year-round training, breeding,
foaling, carriage limousine service for elegant weddings and the
quintessential Vermont sleigh ride. Friesians of Majesty welcomes
visitors by appointment.