A lovely trotting Friesian mare is sketched in the trot to print and color at home. This cherished and stylish black riding and driving breed of horse from the Netherlands has a unique heritage and is a favorite of horse lovers everywhere.
Stacey's black Friesian silhouette is used for the official logo (see above) of the International Friesian Show Horse Association. Stacey was inspired by the magnificent *Tjeerd, one of the first Friesian stallions imported into the Pacific Northwest.
The awe-inspiring Friesian stallion*Tjeerd was imported into Washington State from the Netherlands in the 1980s. *Tjeert sired many excellent Friesian sons and daughters that were purchased across North America. His many purebred Friesian and half-Friesian grandchildren excel in today's demanding Friesian driving, riding, and dressage competitions. We will always remember how incredibly beautiful this Friesian stallion was.