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"Marlee Isobel DCTF"

Date of birth: March 30, 2020

Just born
  Due to the worldwide Corona-19 Virus pandemic,
the 2020 keurings have been canceled, so Marlee will first be keured as a yearling

    Sired by Hessel and the second foal out of our National and World Champion Sipke 1e driving Sport mare, Isobel Ypkje van het Kasteel, Marlee's full papered breeding, perfect conformation, docile behavior, and sweet disposition will make her an asset in any barn whether for breeding or performance. Marlee has the looks and the movement that the modern Friesian is expected to have: long scopey walk, long legs, prominent neck, beautiful head, and lots of mane and feathering.  She was weaned when 5 months old, and is now being offered for sale. Because we are in our 70s, we have decided to end our breeding program, so Marlee will be our last foal.
     Handled daily since birth, Marlee is extremely people oriented, easily halters, and leads quietly. Marlee is showing confidence, boldness, and independence, so adjusting to weaning exceptionally well. Not quite 6 months old, we have begun her wash stall and clipper training.

Just born and not yet standing

2019 Ultrasound confirming conception

Not yet standing


2 hours old--look at those perfect legs

1 day old

2 days old and first time out of the foaling stall

2 days old and first time out of the foaling stall

2 days old and first time out of the foaling stall

Foaling camera view

4 days old and first time out on grass

10 days old and first time in a large pasture

10 days old foal play

    Marlee 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. Her dam, Isobel Ypkje van het Kasteel, was shown 2 years, winning world and national carriage pleasure driving championships before becoming our foundation brood mare. Isobel has been recognized by FHANA, IFSHA, and USEF as a top notch driving champion.

Hessel 480    [201000839]
Norbert 444 [200400578]
IJitscke van de Stierenweg, Ster Pref A*4  [200303043]

March 30, 2020
Isobel Ypkje van het Kasteel, Ster Sport AA  [201004428]
Sipke 450 [200501382]
Ypkje D, Ster Pref A*8 [199910830]

  Created on September 12, 2020 by Gail Aumiller, the owner/photographer, and last updated December 28, 2020.