Friesian, Black, Gelding, 8 years, 15.2 hands
Xante is a super mover with a spacious powerful walk and a large airy trot, his canter is elegant with a very active hind leg, he has super ride ability under saddle giving the rider a great feeling and being so easy to work with with a super work ethic. He has bags of charisma, is deep black in colour with such a lovely posture, beautiful shoulders and neck and an expressive head with beautiful little ears!
He is competing at medium level with unaffiliated scores of 66% and 67% and shows good ability for all lateral movements he is also able to collect within the canter has a change either way and is learning working canter pirouettes. He has also played with half steps at passage and started work in hand for piaffe, both of which he shows a real talent for.
He is the son of Folkert 353 a very successful freisian stallion. Folkert is an excellent Friesian Stallion out of Feitse 293 Preferent. He won Champion title three times! His progeny are a uniform group of well-developed horses with a lot of charisma, good movement and conformation. He has sired 2 approved sons and 5 Model mares, he's Ster percentage is 50%. His grandsire Feitse also has achieved first premium each time he was presented at the stallion competitions. At test Feitse scored 8 for walk, 8 trot, and 8 for his gallop. Character, stable behaviour and trainability all received scores of nine. Not only are Feitse offspring well known for their beautiful exteriors and quality movement, they are also well proven in sport, including his son Fetse, part of the 1999 "three up" national champion driving team. Feiste also has champion pulling offspring, and in dressage he has several well know competitors including, Sietske, Rypke, Folkert and Feike.
On the Dams side is also star lineage with the sire being Karst 362. Xantè has really super breeding and carries all the qualities of his predecessors. He has shown great eagerness to work and has been very competitive in the dressage arena also being obedient when competing away achieving great scores in excess of 70% in freestyle music classes as well as normal affiliated classes up to medium level ref: British dressage website for a full competition history.
Xantè is a darling in every way and in particular he loves a kiss and a cuddle, being very people focused.
He is brilliant to handle, and has got the supreme quality to go all the way. He is well travelled as his owner takes him to clinics on her own so he is good in a trailer and horse box loads first time every time and is happy to stand in the box at shows on his own. he has also travelled overseas so is good on the ferry!!
He has been used as a mother daughter share with the mother competing at dressage and the daughter taking him to the beach and starting him at jumping which he shows great enthusiasm for not looking at any fillers and jumping around BSJA. He also hacks and has been shown in the Rare and Foreign Breeds classes where he has won the classes he has entered.
In 2014 he qualified with scores of 70% at Novice Open and Elementary Restricted and competed at the BD Regional Championships coming middle of the class (due to rider mistakes!!). He also won the FHAGBI Dressage Horse of the Year Award for the most number of BD Affiliated points gained in a season by a pure bred Friesian.
He is just a super honest little horse, loved by all that meet him and a good home is a priority for this lovely little chap.
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