Welcome to Dreams Come True Farm's 2010 Horse Show Site


Photo by
Jamie Cinq-Mars

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     In 2010 Gail & Tom took Dreams Come True Farm's 5 YO Friesian Tsjerk mare, Sjaantje, who was in her 2nd year of showing to several shows, generally to compete in driving classes. This year those trips were easier, as we now have a 4 horse head to head trailer, which allows us to take both horse and carriage in the same vehicle.
     Our first 2010 public appearance with us as a team w/o professional trainer was at the Harrisburg PA Horse Expo February 25-28th where we participated daily in the Friesian Parade of Breeds demonstration, as an example of a driving Friesian. Sjaantje rose to the occasion putting on 4 spectacular driving sessions: 2 with Allentown's Paige Lilly starting her off before handing the reins to me, and 2 with me as whip-- I made my first solo public drive with her on February 27th!
     For our first 2010 show we traveled to Lexington, VA to the Bonnie Blue National Horse Show, which was held May 12-16, 2010 at the Virginia Horse Center, where we entered 2 Friesian pleasure driving classes and a "Ladies to Drive" exhibition class. We were out classed by seasoned driving horses, traveling with their professional trainers and their very experienced owners, but Sjaantje and I held our own, coming home with a first and 2 thirds. I know Thomas and I had more new experiences and fun than any other exhibitors there! Plus Sjaantje and I completed our very first show solo driving class.
     May 22, 2010 we took our Teade yearling, Fancee, and Sjaantje to the 1st Mid-Atlantic Friesian Horse Classic held at Frying Pan Park in Herndon, VA. Our girls did us proud, winning their halter classes, a driving class, the costume class, and a liberty class in addition to several seconds and a third; plus Sjaantje was Reserve Champion Halter Horse and Reserve Champion Driving Horse, as well as High Pont Horse and High Point Mare!
     June 16-19, 2010 we were at the Syracuse International Horse Show in NY, stabling with Sweigart Stables, where I rode in and won the 2 Friesian walk/trot classes and Brook drove Sjaantje in the 2 Friesian show driving classes, because I prefer driving in carriage pleasure driving classes, where I get to do my favorite gait: the "slow trot!"
     July 27 - 31, 2010 found us at the Blue Ridge Classic in Ashville, NC. Although it was a long 9 hour drive and a saddlebred show with a Friesian division, I was really looked forward to this one since my childhood best friend, Judy, and her husband, Rob, live nearby and we were able to visit. My friends go to see us in the show ring. Rob has an awesome camera and took gazzillions of photos!
    August 7-8 found us returning to the Ohio Valley Friesian Horse Classic in Columbus, OH at the Ohio State Fair. Once again Sjaantje won the mare halter class both days, and this  year I drove Sjaantje in all her classes! We also took our Teade yearling, Fancee.
    Our final 2010 show was Dressage at Devon, where Sjaantje was shown in the Friesian Halter by Bruce & Staci Griffin of Griffin Sport Horses, Gretna, VA. The rainy, windy weather was horrid and a power loss after the Friesian class postponed the rest of the classes until the next day. Competition was very stiff with Iron Spring Farm's model mare,
Toltsje fan't Boekehof, winning this class since 2008. Even with her airs above the ground, Sjaantje was placed above Toltsje, so that pretty pink ribbon is one of my favorites!

Gail's first driving win! Doug Shiflet photo

Sjaantje, Thomas, & Gail  Jamie Cinq-Mars photographer
Friesian Pleasure Driving Winners

Yearling Fancee winning her liberty class
Jamie Cinq-Mars photographer
   2010 Bonnie Blue Show  
Lexington, VA
May 13-14, 2010
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  2010 MAFA Show 
Frying Pan Park, Herndon, VA
May 22, 2010
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Sjaantje's Classes

Ladies to Drive Exhibiton - 1st
Friesian Pleasure Show Driving - 3rd
Friesian Pleasure Show Driving Championship - 3rd

Bonnie Blue photos by Doug Shiflet
Sjaantje's Classes

  Friesian Mares 3 and over Halter - 1st
Friesian Amateur Handler Halter - 1st
Friesian Halter Championship - Reserve Champion
  Pleasure Carriage Driving - Single - Open - 1st
Reinsmanship - 2nd
Drive & Ride w/t- 2nd
Carriage Championship - Reserve Champion
Costume - 1st
20 Year Generation Gap w/t - 2nd
Western Pleasure w/j - 2nd
Walk/Trot Championship - 3rd

MAFA photos by Jamie Cinq-Mars

Fancee's Classes

  Friesian 2 and under Halter - 1st
Friesian Amateur Handler Halter - 3rd
Liberty: 2 and under - 1st

MAFA photos by Jamie Cinq-Mars

My very first solo driving class!

20 Year Generation Gap: Staci on Sjaantje & Gail all smiles

Fancee winning her Liberty Class

The next day Championship class

Championship Driving Class Sjaantje & Gail

Fancee winning her halter class with Bruce & Staci
2010 Dressage at Devon
Devon, PA
September 28 - October 3, 2010
 2010 OVFHA Classic
Ohio State Fair, Columbus, OH
August 7-8, 2010
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Sjaantje's Class

Sjaantje's Classes

Fancee's Classes

    Friesian Halter - 5th 73.4%  
Friesian Mares 3 and over Halter - 8/7 - 1st; 8/8 - 1st
Friesian Pleasure Carriage Driving -
8/7 - 3rd; 8/8 - 4th
Friesian Halter Championship - 8/8 Reserve Champion
Friesian Working Carriage Driving Open - 8/7 - 2nd;
8/8 - 3rd
Friesian Carriage Reinsmanship Open- 8/7 - 2nd; 8/8 - 1st
Friesian Hunt Seat Pleasure w/t - 8/7 - 1st
OVFHA photos by Jamie Cinq-Mars
Friesians 2 & under Halter - 8/7 - 1st; 8/8 - 2nd
Friesian Trail In Hand - 8/7 - 7th
Friesian Liberty 2 & under - 2nd

OVFHA photos by Jamie Cinq-Mars

2010 Syracuse International
Syracuse, NY
June 16 - 19, 2010
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2010 Blue Ridge Classic
Asheville, NC
July 27-31, 2010
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2010 Blue Ridge Classic
Asheville, NC
July 27-31, 2010
Candid Shots by Rob Morrill

English Pleasure w/t Champions! Doug Shiflet photo

Collage by Howard Schatzberg

Friesian English Pleasure w/t - 1st [Gail]
Friesian Show Driving - 2nd [Brook Sweigart]
Friesian English Pleasure Championship w/t - 1st [Gail]
Friesian Show Driving Championship - 2nd [Brook Sweigart]
Reserve Champion

Photos by Doug Shiflet

Friesian Show Pleasure Driving Open - 6th
Friesian w/t Open All Seats - 5th
Friesian Regional Champion w/t Open All Seats -7th
Friesian Regional Champion Show Pleasure Driving Open - 5th
Friesian Regional Champion Carriage Pleasure Working Open - 3rd



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Created on June 2, 2010  by Gail Aumiller, and last updated February 19, 2011.