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Welcome to the FC Stallion Station
What do you get when you put two sisters with a passion for Friesians horses together with their love of science and equine reproduction? You get a great team who is committed to shipping you the best quality semen in a timely manner. Amy Kroll and Janice VerMerris are sisters and the owners of the FC Stallion Station. Together with their father Robert DeBoer they entered the Friesian reproduction business in 1984. In addition to the Friesian stallions they are currently standing, their experience includes the privilege of leasing the Friesian stallions Tjimme 275 and Barteld 292 for a short time, managing Jorrit 363 and Rintse 386 and assisting their father with Ouke 313. They also have the privilege of standing the Fell Pony stallion “Hunter” (owner R. DeBoer), the Gypsy stallion “Royal” (owner M. Hammond) and the Warmblood stallion “Point Jack” (owner B. Cutshall).
All stallions are collected in the late afternoon or early evening with semen delivered personally to the FedEx office by 9:00 pm each night. We are not dependent on the time schedule of employees or FedEx delivery trucks. We do the work ourselves and are committed to making ourselves available to meet mare owner’s needs. Collections are done 5 days a week – Monday through Friday. Mare owners ordering shipped semen typically receive their semen within 16 hours of collection.
Our breeding season is from March 1 – September 15. Some stallions may have a shorter breeding season based on owner preference. Special collection times may be available on an individual basis.
Questions or to place an order for semen call:
616-893-2964 (cell) or 616-896-7258 (barn)
For the current breeding season contract click the following link for your choice:
Mintse 384 Sport - 2013 breeding contract
Doaitsen 420 Sport - 2013 breeding contract
Fridse 423 Sport - 2013 breeding contract
Alert 475 Sport - 2013 breeding contract
Date 477 - 2013 breeding contract
The Friesian Connection purchased and imported Mintse 384 Sport in 2007. Licensed by the KFPS as a breeding stallion, Mintse is fully approved on offspring and will never lose his breeding privileges. Mintse is a son of the preferent stallion Leffert 306 and the star mare Jieldou (Lammert Preferent) and was born in 1996.
Mintse has the Sport predicate behind his name. The Sport predicate is earned when a horse has proven himself as a superior horse in competition. Not only must the horse achieve a high level in sport, he must also win at a high level consistently. Mintse has earned this predicate in dressage, competing and winning at Z2 dressage in the Netherlands. Mintse has also been the winner of the Silver Whip, a special award given for success in the dressage arena. In addition to all that Mintse has been a multiple time winner of the “Zilveren Klomp”, an award given to the crowd favorite as the horse with the best trot.
To see Mintse’s pedigree and Stallion Data Sheet click here.
- Born: March 2, 1996
- Height: 16.1 hands
- Sire: Leffert Sport + Preferent
- Dam: Jieldou Star + Preferent
- Dam's sire: Lammert Preferent
- Stam: 25
- Fully approved on offspring
- 2005 KFPS World Grand Champion
- 2006 KFPS World Reserve Champion
- Winner of the Zilveren Klomp 2003, 2004, 2005
- "Sport" predicate
- One of the highest rated stallions in North America for improving the trot on his offspring
- One of the highest rated stallions in North America on "sport-ability" of offspring
- Winner of the Silver Whip in dressage
- Luxurious, long mane and forelock
- Over 100 breedings in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
- Stud fee: $2000
- Multiple mare incentive: Buy 3 breedings to Mintse, get one free
Mintse’s offspring have beautiful heads, well developed necks, good conformation and demonstrate the same impressive movement as their sire.Mintse is the proud sire of the KFPS stallion Tsjalle 454 (Mintse x Brandus). Tsjalle is the 2011 KFPS World Reserve Champion and reigning Dutch Sjees Champion.
We were very honored to have Mintse be invited by the KFPS to be part of the FRIESIAN TRAIN that performed at the World Equestrian Games opening ceremony in September of 2010 in Lexington Kentucky. Mintse was horse number 5 out of 10 stallions that performed intricate dressage movements together in a beautiful pattern. We were proud to have FEI level rider Brad Cutshall of Landmark Farms ride Mintse for the momentous occasion.
Beginning in 2011 we will be awarding $2000 to each adult offspring of Mintse that receives a 1st premie at a North American Keuring. The conditions are as follows:
- The Mintse offspring must have been conceived in North America from semen shipped from the FC Stallion Station (2007 or after).
- This must be the first time the horse has received a first premie as an adult (3 years or older). Note: they are not eligible to win year after year.
- If a horse initially earns a 2nd or no premie as an adult, but gets a 1st premie at a keuring at a later day – it will qualify as long as it was bred in North America.
- This program will apply to all 1st premie mares and geldings, plus all stallions invited to the 70 day test(since stallions are not awarded premies).
- The award is $2000 for each qualifying horse and will be split 50/50 between the breeder and the owner.If the breeder and the owner are the same, they will receive the full $2000 prize money.
- Prize money will be awarded to the recipients following the North American Keurings each year.
Mintse is proudly owned by Jim and Sally Bedeker. The Bedeker’s were instrumental in assisting Robert and Arlene DeBoer in importing Mintse to the U.S. in 2007. They assumed primary ownership in 2011. We are honored to stand him at the FC Stallion Station.
2011 is the beginning of Doaitsen standing at the FC Stallion Station. After having been in the Netherlands for 7 years Doaitsen returned to the country of his birth. While in the Netherlands Doaitsen quickly became the top choice of stallion for mare owners. He will undoubtedly continue in popularity here in North America.
To see Doaitsen’s pedigree and Stallion Data Sheet click here.
- Born on February 23, 2001
- Height 16.3 hands
- Sire: Wander 352
- Dam: Wieke van Schuilenburg Model
- Mother’s sire: Reitse 272 Preferent
- Permanently approved on offspring
- Most popular KFPS stallion in the world with over 450 breedings in 2009
- 2009 KFPS World Reserve Champion
- Sire of Sake 449
- Sire of Sjouke 453
- High star mare percentage on offspring
- Offspring are tall, modern, alert horses who are willing to work
- Offspring show athleticism, balance and suppleness
- Offspring show super use of rear leg
- Offspring training report: "horses who are a pleasure to work with"
- Stud fee $1600
Doaitsen is proudly owned by Klaas and Mares VanderPloeg. We are honored to stand another one of their stallions. www.vdpfriesians.com
Tonjes was born in 2006 on the same farm as Doaitsen and Sipke in Ithaca Michigan. In 2010 he was approved for breeding by the KFPS. He is now owned by Jack VanderKooy of St. Thomas, Ontario Canada and Mr. VanderKooy has chosen the FC Stallion Station to stand Tonjes at stud beginning with the 2012 breeding season.Tonjes is a breed typical stallion. His face has a beautiful expression. His neck is long and shaped beautifully. He has 3 wonderful gaits that are balanced and powerful. After his approval by the KFPS they reported that Tonjes “is a stallion that is of more than sufficient quality in exterior and has a good pedigree. In the performance test he showed more than sufficient aptitude as a sport horse, especially under saddle.”
To see Tonjes' pedigree and Stallion Data Sheet click here.
- Born: March 12, 2006
- Height: 16.1 hands
- Sire: Anton 343 Sport
- Dam: Tjallina W. Model
- Dam’s sire: Ulke 338 Sport
- Stam 50
- Approved for breeding February 2010
- Stud Fee $1250
Tonjes is proudly owned by Jack VanderKooy of Kettlecreek Friesians. www.kettlecreekfriesians.com. We are honored to stand him at the FC Stallion Station.
Fridse was born in the Netherlands in 2001. After several years of breeding in the Netherlands he was imported to the USA where he stood at stud at Wish Upon A Ster Friesians (owner Steven Feys) through the 2011 breeding season. In December of 2011 Fridse was purchased in a partnership between Jim and Sally Bedeker and Louis and Julia Dorfman. The owners of Fridse have honored the Friesian Connection Stallion Station with the privilege of standing Fridse at stud.
Fridse is permanently approved on offspring. He is by the late, great Teunis 332 Preferent, and out of a Star mare who has also produced another KFPS approved stallion, Bente 412. Fridse has better than excellent KFPS test scores for his approval and his progeny test-offspring approval. The KFPS offspring judging resulted in comments regarding Fridse's impressive contribution to the breed with each foal he produces. The fact that, while in Holland and even after a late start to the 2005 breeding season (following the performance exam), Fridse bred the maximum number of mares clearly demonstrates the confidence breeders in Friesland had in this stallion.
During Fridse’s progeny testing for permanent approval, two of the tested offspring earned above 80 on their IBOP tests. This was written up in the KFPS magazine (as well as on-line), as it was quite a remarkable accomplishment. Since then Fridse has had at least one daughter earn Crown status in Europe. Fridse's offspring most frequently achieve star status, more so than nearly any other stallion worldwide. His offspring foal scores and influence are off the charts, and when you have one Fridse baby --- you want another. They are personable, incredibly sweet natured and have a certain presence about them - a movie-star-like-confidence with a look at me showiness. Fridse foals are also correct in conformation and move incredibly well.
To see Fridse's pedigree and Stallion Data Sheet click here.
- Born: April 26, 2001
- Height: 17.0 hands
- Sire: Teunis 332 Sport
- Dam: Lobke Y. Star Pref.
- Dam’s sire: Nammen 308
- Stam 74
- Fully approved on offspring
- High star mare percentage – consistently 57% and higher year after year.
- Tall, elegant stallion who passes his height on to his offspring
- One of the highest rated stallions in all of North America for improving both the trot and the walk on his offspring
- Stud fee: $1400
Fridse is proudly owned by Jim and Sally Bedeker of Morris, Illinois and Louis and Julia Dorfman of Rhome, Texas. www.blackstallionranches.com. We are honored to stand Fridse at the FC Stallion Station.
Royal has been standing at the FC Stallion Station since 2007. Offering the looks, personality and elite bloodlines, Royal produces the highest quality Gypsy Vanner Horses!
Royal stands nearly 15 hands and moves like a dream! He has incredible bone and feather! And his head - perfection!! His conformation....superlative.
He has numerous outstanding foals on the ground, including several favorites - Cutie Pie and Storm King!! Royal is breeding some of America's finest mares including the wonderful Panda Rose, not to mention Breyers newest model Kuchi!!! Each year his foals continue to impress!
Royal is proudly owned by Michelle Hammond. To learn more about Royal and to obtain a breeding contract contact Michelle by Email at: firstname.lastname@example.orgRoyal’s website: http://www.hopeofglorygypsyhorses.com
In 2006 we added the Fell pony stallion Hunter to the Friesian Connection Stallion Station. Hunter was imported from the Netherlands where he was born in 2003. The Fell pony originates from the Fells of England. While other colors are allowed, Fells are typically black with lots of mane and feathering. Hunter is jet black with no markings, tons of mane and forelock, lots of feathering and a fancy trot. He stands 13.2 hands tall. Hunter is licensed for breeding by the Fell Pony Society of England and is available to Fell pony mares as well as for crossbreeding to other pony breeds and small horses.
For a breeding contract and more information please email us at: email@example.com
Sipke stood at the FC Stallion Station from 2009 – 2011. After 3 breeding seasons in the US the VanderPloeg family sold him and his new owners brought him to the Netherlands. Sipke is a beautiful stallion with an exceptional temperament. In his stallion report published by the KFPS Sipke is described as “a handsome breed typical stallion with a beautifully closed top line.” His calm attitude coupled with his intelligence and willingness make him a pleasure to work with.
- Born: March 4, 2005
- Height: 16.2 hands
- Sire: Teade 392 Sport
- Dam: Bauwina W Star
- Dam's sire: Ulke 338 Sport
- Stam: 50
- Approved for breeding February 2009
- Over 100 breedings in 2009, 2010 and 2011
- 88% first and second premie foals at 2010 keurings
KFPS 2010 foal report:
Sipke’s foals display trueness to breed, good frames and sufficient development in front with expressive heads.
The length and conformation of the neck are sufficient.
The placement of the shoulders is sufficiently sloping.
The back has sufficient length.
The croup has an average slope
The loins are sufficiently strong and muscled.
The walk has a sufficiently long stride with impulsion.
The trot has a sufficiently long stride with impulsion and shows balance and agility.
Sipke was bred and owned by Klaas and Mares VanderPloeg of Ithaca Michigan. We were honored to stand him at the FC Stallion Station for his first 3 breeding seasons. Sipke now resides in the Netherlands.
Ouke passed away peacefully on our farm on January 30, 2011. Ouke was the first Friesian stallion to be owned by Robert and Arlene DeBoer. In January of 1998 we imported Ouke 313. He was born in 1988 and was the son of the famous stallion Hearke Preferent and Erna, a Star Preferent mare from the stallion Romke. Ouke’s pedigree contains a very high percentage of Preferent blood. The Preferent status is given to a mare when she has produced four or more star offspring. It is given to a stallion after he produces a significant number of approved for breeding sons and star, crown and model daughters. It is a symbol of reproducing top quality offspring. Ouke had 21 Preferents listed in five generations on his pedigree.
Ouke himself was a beautiful stallion with a proud look. He had a striking front with a beautiful neck. He had very powerful hindquarters and it showed in his movement. At the trot he extended with “hang time”. He truly floated across the ground. He was a true black Friesian with a sweet disposition. He had a heavy amount of feathers and an average amount of mane and tail. He had a lot of presence and gave the image of power.
- Born May 7, 1988
- Stam 44, a stam distinguished with a high percentage of star and model mares
- High Preferent pedigree, 21 Preferents in 5 generations
- Fully approved breeding stallion by the KFPS in the Netherlands
- Offspring are noted to be well developed and all uniform in type
- Offspring have an excellent appearance and a beautiful topline
- Offspring’s trot is strong and beautiful; they have an excellent use of their hindlegs
Ouke was proudly owned by Robert and Arlene DeBoer.
Imported by Robert and Arlene DeBoer in 2004, Rintse stood at the FC Stallion Station through the 2006 breeding season.
Jorrit was imported by Robert and Arlene DeBoer in 2001. He stood at the FC Stallion Station until the end of 2004.
Tjimme was owned by Fred Sklar of Waxahachie Texas. He stood at the FC Stallion Station for 2 summers (1995 and 1996) and covered local mares naturally.
Barteld was owned by Fred and Jennie DeBoer of Ontario California. They graciously leased Barteld to the FC Stallion Station in 1992 where he stood for natural cover that summer.
For booking information and to request a breeding contract please contact the Friesian Connection stallion managers at:
Amy De Boer Kroll: 616-896-7258
Amy (cell): 616-893-2964
Janice De Boer VerMerris: 616-896-6583
Or Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org