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"Isobel Ypkje van het Kasteel, Sport"

(1e  2010 Sipke 450 x Feitse 293 Pref  x   Oege 267 Pref  x  Ulrig 204  x  Rirske 202 Pref)

    In foal to Hessel this spring, Isobel will become another outstanding performance DCTF broodmare, joining stablemate, Sjaantje Crown. Isobel had a sensational 2017 show year, excelling in every driving discipline: CDEs, CTs, pleasure driving shows, breed shows, and keurings. With trainer and whip, Suzy Stafford, in the box the pair was nearly unbeatable in even their inaugural events.
  At the 2017 Ohio October 3 KFPS FHANA keuring, Isobel not only received her first premium ster, but also was the Mare Champion, as well as the Day Champion over more than 50 horses.

      Isobel  thrived while in training with gold medalist carriage driver, Suzy Stafford, during 2015. In retrospect my goal of a ster keuring title did not raise the bar high enough for her potential, because she earned a driving sport predicate title (only the 3rd Friesian outside of the Netherlands to do so) and had the highest driving IBOP score in North America of the 2015 FHANA keuring circuit. Her phenomenal performance ability is problematic, because she should be a performance horse, not a broodmare;-) But my oh my, her babies will be awesome.
      Here are highlights of her phenominal 2015 performance record:
  • 78.8% FEI advanced driven dressage test score at Elk Creek CDE
  • undefeated in 7 carriage pleasure driving classes at the IFSHA Region 1 Championship
  • 2015 USEF HOTY Region 1 Friesian Driving Champion
  • awarded FHANA Driving Predicate Sport title Sept 2, 2015
  • earned the highest 2015 FHANA keuring driving IBOP score
  • 2015 Dream Gait Friesian Driving IBOP Cup winner
  • became "Ster" at the 2015 FHANA Coatesville, PA Keuring
Click on this link to see Isobel's complete 2015 event page: Click

November 14, 2012
The day she arrived at DCTF

    Wanting to diversify our breeding program, for
the past 2 years I have been watching for a very well bred, full-papered, stam 50 Friesian filly. I found Isobel through Facebook and she arrived here November 14, 2012 from Kasteel Friesians in Colorado Springs, CO. She is registered with both FHANA [the Friesian Horse Association of North America] and the Dutch FPS [Friesch Paarden-Stamboek (Friesian studbook)], which is the world-wide authority on the Friesian horse and recognized as the European Mother Studbook of the Friesian Horse.
    Isobel, born in 2010 and sired by Sipke 450, was a 2nd Premie Champion Filly as a weanling (missed 1st premie by 1 point!)  and has a fabulously bred momma, Ypkje D, a 1st Premie Ster and Preferent Mare (+6), out of the Dam of the Approved Stallion, Thomas 327, and sired by the  Preferent Stallion, Feitse 293, Stam 50, full papers, Ster double Pref (+8) Crown Jewel (Dam of Thomas 327), Model Pref, Model, Model Pref (Dam of Fokke 219), Model Pref, Model Pref (Dam of Rinze 254), Model Pref (GrandDam of Rouke 155)
    Isobel has settled in nicely, and she and Lillee, our 2011 Sape filly, have become best friends, and I am now taking her through my natural horsemanship training program and very pleased with her progress. After a month of settling in she is learning to cross tie and allow her feet to be picked up. I have discovered that she is very alert, bold, inquisitive, and loves being the "chosen" one when it is training time.

November 14, 2012
The day she arrived at DCTF

Isobel when she arrived at Dreams Come True Farm as a 2 YO

Isobel and our 2011 Sipke filly, Lillee, became immediate friends and our border collie, Brodie, enjoys herding them

Isobel and Lillee run and play while our broodmare, Wietske, watches their antics

Within a month Isobel (in the foreground) was
assimilated into  the group of mares here at DCTF

Isobel in the background & Lillee
enjoy a Christmas Holiday day of grazing

Created on December 31, 2012  by Gail Aumiller, the owner/photographer, and last updated February18, 2018.