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KFPS/FHANA Driving Sport Friesian Mares
Excelling in Driven Dressage
"Dreams Come True Farm"
211 W Middlesex Dr.
Carlisle, PA, 17013 USA
717-372-2650
        
Sjaantje, Sport, Crown
as a foal
Isobel Ypkje van het Kasteel, Sport as a 2 YO
   The 2017 show year offered new experiences for DCTF, because we had two horses on the show circuit and also made our first appearance at the Carriage Assocation of America's Carriage Classic in Lexington, KY. Sjaantje was bred in the spring and had been shown extensively in 2016, so in 2017 I went lightly with her, keeping her here on the farm. 7 YO Isobel was sent to trainer, Suzy Stafford, who was given the task of prepping the 2e mare for the OH keuring where I hoped she would get her 1e title. She did! During the 2017 season, Isobel entered 8 events and Sjaantje 6. At 3 of those being events the 2 mares acutally competed against each other: the Buckeye Baroque, the Brandywine Valley Driving Show, and IFSHA's World Championships. Sjaantje and I were usually bested by Isobel and Suzy, and although that was to be expected, I did not like it! But it was fun having my horses place 1-2 in those classes. In January Thomas and I  traveled to Lexington, KY, to accept Isobel's honors: 2 USEF 2017 National Championship Titles in driven dressage. The end of February we flew to Grand Rapids, MI, for FHANA's annual meeting and awards banquet, where Suzy was recognized as their 2017 Performance Driver from her achievements with Isobel and was also honored with FHANA's 2017 President's Award.
   Our 2017 Event Results Page    Our 2017 Keuring Results Page

Thomas & Gail holding Isobel's
USEF 2017 National
Driven Dressage
(Training & Preminary) Championship Ribbons
2017 National  Equestrian Honors

2017 FHANA HOTY Recognition
Performance Driving Award
Suzy Stafford
Isobel Ypkje van het Kasteel
President's Trophy
Suzy Stafford
Isobel Ypkje van het Kasteel
Sarabella fan Leandra

2017 USEF HOTY Recognition
Carriage Pleasure Driving Single Hitch Driven Dressage
Champion (Training Level): Isobel Ypkje van het Kasteel
Champion (Preliminary Level): Isobel Ypkje van het Kasteel

2017 IFSHA HOTY Recognition
Friesian Open CDE Single Hitch
Champion:
Isobel Ypkje van het Kasteel
Reserve Champion: Sjaantje
Friesian Open Pleasure Driving Single Hitch
Champion: Isobel Ypkje van het Kasteel
Reserve Champion: Sjaantje

Isobel
& Whip, Suzy Stafford
6 times 2017 IFSHA World
Carriage Pleasure Driving
Champions



Suzy's 2017 IFSHA World Champion Carriage Driving Reinsmanship Victory Lap

       DCTF 2017 Highlights
                  
Isobel Ypkje van het Kasteel, Sport
IFSHA 6 World Championship Carriage Driving Titles
IFSHA 2 World Reserve Championship Titles
IFSHA World & Grand National Show High Score Driven Dressage Trophy
Won 7 of  7  Driven Dressage Classes ( 74.2% - 91.5% )
Won 3 of 3 Combined Tests
Buckeye Baroque High Score Driven Dressage Trophy
CAA: won 10 entry turnout class
Walnut Hill: won 12 entry turnout class; Reserve Champion VOT
GMHA CDE: won Single Horse 10 entry Prelim Division
BVDC Driving Show: Single Horse Champion & Show Grand Champion
KFPS/FHANA Keuring 1st Premium "1e"
Invited to the Mare Show, where she impressed the judges for the Crown title, which was unable to be awarded since she had been upgraded earlier in the week.
Will I decide to take her back in 2018???


DCTF 2017 Highlights
Sjaantje, Sport

IFSHA 2 World Championship Carriage Driving Titles
IFSHA 1 World Reserve Championship Title
CT Morgan: Single Horse Champion & CT Champion
Buckeye Baroque Turnout Champion
CAA: Park Wicker Champion
Walnut Hill: Fancy Dress Champion
BVDC Driving Show: Ladies to Drive & Old Guard Champion


Sjaantje and Gail's USEF 2016
Horse & Equestrian of the Year
Pegasus Trophies



Thomas holding Sjaantje's USEF
Grand Champion Carriage Driving 2016 Perpetual Trophy
 Gail holding Sjaantje's USEF 2016 National
(Friesian Driving & Driven Dressage) & Reserve (Pleasure Driving) Championship Ribbons

       
Sjaantje's 2016 IFSHA World's
3 high point trophies

DCTF 2016 Highlights
Sjaantje, Sport
USEF IFSHA Regions 2, 4, & 5 Carriage Driving Champion
USEF IFSHA Regions 1 & 3 Carriage Driving Reserve Champion
IFSHA 9 World Championship Carriage Driving Titles
IFSHA 3 World Reserve Championship Carriage Driving Titles
IFSHA World & Grand National Show high point horse, high point driving horse, & high point driven dressage horse awards
Won 15 of 16 Driven Dressage Training and Preliminary Level Classes
STRIDE Training Level Champion and Preliminary Level Reserve Champion
Jubilee of Breeds Carriage Pleasure Driving Champion
Southern Baroque Classic won all 3 Driven Dressage classes (74%s)
Citrus Cup won both Driven Dressage classes (78% & 79%)
Orelton Farm: won both CT & SD, & Pleasure Show Concours d'Elegance
Walnut Hill: Fancy Dress, Old Guard wins; Reserve Champion Ladies Wicker
KFPS/FHANA Keuring 1st Premium "1e"
Sjaantje's 2016 Show Results & Photos

Sjaantje, 2016 USEF, IFSHA, & FHANA end of year awards  (more)
Gail, 2016 USEF & FHANA end of year awards  (more)



My favorite Sjaantje Performance Photo


Isobel 7 times 2015 CRAA
"Carriage Pleasure Driving Champion"
Whip, Suzy Stafford

DCTF 2015 Highlights
Sjaantje Sport foaled March 28: filly Wendee (Sape X Tsjerk)
Lillee DCTF foaled April 13: colt Winston (Lolke X Sape)

Isobel Ypkje van Het Kasteel had a 78.8% in the FEI #9 driven dressage test at the Elk Creek CDE in June
Isobel undefeated in her 7 driving classes at the IFSHA Region 1 CRAA Championship show

Isobel became Sport when she
earned 11 of the required 10 points for her KFPS/FHANA Driving Sport Predicate Title on September 2, 2015!

Isobel became "Ster" at the FHANA Iron Spring Farm Keuring on September 17 and her Driving IBOP 78 score was the highest on the North American circuit for her to win the Dream Gait Driving IBOP Cup!


MLMDC 2013 "Carriage Dog," Brodie

with Sjaantje and Gail

DCTF 2013 Highlights

On October 1, 2013 eight YO Friesian Ster Tsjerk mare, Sjaantje Sport, became a Crown mare after scoring an 81.5, the highest FHANA Driving IBOP score to win the Dream Gail Driving IBOP Cup, and earned her 1st Premium Ster!

Gail was named the 2013 Friesian Horse Association of North America Performance Driver for the third consecutive year,
and Sjaantje was named:
  USEF's 2013 Friesian Carriage Driving HOTY
  IFSHA's 2013 Friesian Carriage Driving HOTY
  IFSHA's 2013 Friesian Open Pleasure Driving Single Hitch HOTY
  IFSHA's Friesian Open Combined Driving Event Single HOTY
Sjaantje & whip, Suzy Stafford, were the 2013 Devon Country Fair Single Horse Champions


2016 Orleton Farm, MA, Pleasure Show

Sjaantje's Concors d'Elegance Turnout

2017 photo of Sjaantje with her three
2016 IFSHA High Point Perpetual Trophies
Suzy & Anita Mellott Driving, Thomas & DCTF Driven Dressage,
Jodi & Shakespeare Show
2017 Isobel Event Photos
















2017 Sjaantje Event Photos














Friesians for Sale
2018 (April) Sape x Tsjerk foal
(National & World Champion Crown dam)

Carriage Pleasure Driving is our thing
Driven Dressage is our passion!


Sjaantje & Gail: 2017 Buckeye Baroque


Sjaantje & Gail: 2017 Brandywine Valley


Sjaantje & Gail: 2017 CT Morgan


Isobel & Suzy: 2017 Brandywine Valley


Isobel & Suzy: 2017 Elk Creek CDE


Sjantje & Gail:
2016 Florida Citrus Cup


Sjaantje & Gail: 2016 Black Prong CDE


Sjaantje & Gail: 2016 Florida Citrus Cup


Sjaantje & Gail 2016 Grand Oaks CT


Sjaantje & Gail: 2016 Buckeye Baroque


Sjaantje & Gail : 2016 Black Prong CDE


Sjaantje & Gail: 2016
Southern Baroque Classic


Suzy & Sjaantje: 2012 Susquehanna Whips

2018 Event Schedule                                        Keuring results                             Show results   
Video 2016 Event Schedule



Isobel & Suzy Stafford
winning the 2015 FHANA Dream Gait IBOP

Sjaantje & Suzy Stafford winning the 2013 FHANA Dream Gait IBOP Cup

Sjaantje, 2013

Sjaantje, Crown
    "Dreams Come True Farm" is a privately owned barn and residence purchased in the fall of 2002. We raise and train FPS/FHANA Dutch registered  Friesians, which are for sale. Conveniently located a few miles from I-81's Exit 52 and the Carlisle exit 226 of the PA Turnpike, the property now has a lovely completely remodeled modern home, a fabulous barn with a camera monitored foaling stall, an attached indoor riding ring with rubber footing, 2 outside grass footing arenas with one being a 40 X 80m driving arena, lots of lush pastures with run-in sheds and automatic waterers, and a hacking/driving path through the woods and around the property perimeter. With Thomas' help, my dreams come true!
    I have discovered the kindness and warmth of the Friesian horse, buying a yearling in 2003 and in 2005 a 3 in 1 package from the Netherlands as a retirement present and project. Our first foals, an Ait colt and a Teade filly arrived in 2006. In 2007 Santa brought me a fabulously well-bred Goffert full-papered filly and in 2012 an even better bred Sipke filly. In March our ster broodmare, Isobel, will have a Norbert foal.
    2009 brought many new and wonderful Friesian experiences with our entering the Friesian show world, traveling to VA, OH, and MO with some of our young horses, and proud of Sjaantje who earned 3 World and 2 National Champion Titles that year. Our evolving breeding and training operation has expanded to boarding, always having a horse on the market, and now taking a horse or two to a show.
    In 2010 Thomas & I ventured onto the show circuit with Sjaantje and sometimes taking yearling, Fancee. What an adventure and learning experience--I looked at each show as being a vacation with horses;-) In 2011 after teaming up with Suzy Stafford, we started to blow the Friesian driving world away--won National Driving Championships and Sjaantje was the 2011 & 2013 USEF high point Friesian driving HOTY. In 2012 Suzy put a FPS/FHANA driving sport predicate title on Sjaantje by earning 10 points from advanced level FEI #9 dressage tests, and in 2013 Suzy put a Crown mare title on Sjaantje by achieving an 81.5 score on the Driving IBOP test.  In 2014 Isobel earned her Sport title, had a 78 IBOP score to win the Dream Gait Driving IBOP Cup, and earned her  keuring "Ster" and in 2015 earned her driving sport predicate title, and in 2017 became a first premium "1e" Friesian mare.
    2016 was a fantasy show year for Sjaantje and myself: we wintered in Ocala, FL, so showed the FL driving circuit and then came north to do the same. Consequently both Sjaantje and myself won USEF Horse and Equestrian of the Year honors; plus Sjaantje was the USEF Grand Champion Carriage Pleasure Driving Horse, the National Friesian Carriage Driving Horse, and the National Carriage Pleasure Driving Training Level Driven Dressage Horse, and National Reserve Pleasure Driving Champion!
    Having retired from teaching in 2005, I have been able to live my dream 24/7 and give our Friesian horses the time they need and deserve! 


Sjaantje as a yearling



Lillee, Isobel, & Brodie November 2012

2012 Keystone International Livestock Exposition
Our 1st show at the Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA

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