History of Dragstra Stables
Wiebe and Amy Dragstra have owned and operated Dragstra Stables at Blue Valley Farm, Southern Pines, North Carolina, since 1995.  Wiebe’s driving experience began many years ago on his family’s Friesian breeding farm in the Netherlands. 
In the 1979 – 1980 Wiebe completed an internship in England at Hurstwood Hackney Stud Farm, working with Frank and Cynthia Hayden’s Hackneys.  At Hurstwood, Wiebe competed in Pleasure Driving and Combined Driving competitions (through international levels). 

Wiebe then spent ten years working at the Royal Stables in the Netherlands. While there Wiebe went to Dillenburg, Germany several times to perfect his Achenbach driving skills.
                                           
In 1990 Wiebe moved to the United States where he campaigned a Haflinger four-in-hand for Tudor Oaks Farm in Illinois.
The Dragstra’s focus on training young horses and ponies to ride and drive.  They also specialize in preparing Friesian horses for the annual inspection, the KFPS Keuring, preparing and fitting up horses to show at peak condition.
Dragstra Stables is a full service boarding and training facility, welcoming layups and horses needing rehabilitation.  They also have horses for sale including Friesians, Arabo Friesians, Dutch Warmbloods and Dutch Harness Horses.

The Dragstra family believes horses teach us empathy, compassion, and  respect.  They feel horses encourage us to be fit, active and healthy.
Our horses teach us many life lessons: birth, death, illness, and healing.  Through horses, we can learn much about ourselves and who we really are.
We are representatives for Van Den Heuvel Carriages and Van Der Wiel Harness.