For 2016 Sjaantje Sport is in training with Suzy Stafford, so is wintering in Ocala, FL. We will have the oportunity to enter several driving shows and combined tests between now and the end of April, when we come back of north. It's a new and exciting opportuity for us. Our 2016 Schedule
DCTF 2013 National Accolades
Sjaantje was the Devon Country Fair Single Horse Champion with whip, Suzy Stafford!
On October 1, 2013 our 8 YO Friesian Ster Tsjerk mare, Sjaantje Sport, became a Crown mare after earning an 81.5, the highest FHANA Driving IBOP score, and a 1st Premium!
Gail & Tom went to Lexington, KY, January 8-12 for the USEF awards ceremonies, because:
1) Sjaantje Sport was named the 2013 USEF Friesian Carriage Driving Horse of the Year
2) Sjaantje Sport was IFSHA's 2013 Friesian Carriage Driving Horse of the Year
3) Sjaantje Sport was IFSHA ADS 2013 Friesian Open Pleasure Driving Single Hitch HOTY
4) Sjaantje Sport was IFSHA ADS Friesian Open Combined Driving Event Single HOTY
Sjaantje will not be competing for the next 2 years, because she will be bred in 2014 for a 2015 foal.
My Ladys Manor Driving Club
2012 & 2013
Concors d'Elegance Trophy
Gail and an ADS carriage driving reinsmanship blue ribbon
Sjaantje, Whip Suzy Stafford, and owner Gail Aumiller, taking their "2013 Pleasure Drive Single Horse Carriage Driving" victory lap at the 117th Devon Horse Show & Country Fair
October 1, 2013 Lexington, VA, KFPS/FHANA keuring, Sjaantje Sport,
driven by Suzy Stafford, had the highest Driving IBOP
score, an 81.5, in North America, earning her the 2013 Dream Gait
Friesians Driving Cup Award." When shown in-hand, she was upgraded to a
1st premium (1e), then as Sjaantje and I started to leave the arena, I
was told to remain there, because there was yet another award for us. I
was stunned when they made the announcement that she was now a Crown
mare! I shed tears of joy three times that day: for her fabulous IBOP
score, for her 1e premium, and for her Crown title! Our journey that
started in 2009 has finally ended: Sjaantje Sport is a first premie
Come True Farm" is a privately owned barn and
purchased in the fall of 2002. We raise
and train FPS/FHANA Dutch registered Friesians, which are for
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
modern home, a fabulous barn with a camera monitored foaling stall, an
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
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 will have another Sape 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 have a horse on the market, and now enjoy 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 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.
Having retired from teaching in 2005, I am now able to live my dream 24/7 and give our 6 Friesian horses the time they need and deserve!
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