Dragstra Stables Arabo-Friesian Four in Hand Team

  
The Arabo-Friesian is a newly developed breed that Dragstra Stables is now competing with in CDE’s.
For the past decade Arabo-Friesians have successfully competed throughout Europe and prove to be an outstanding driving horse for combined driving.
The Arabo-Friesian is a gentle horse with a pleasant temperament. Strong and agile, their desire and willingness to perform along with their stamina and endurance make them a great choice for Combined Driving.
  
The Dragstra's, along with Paul and Maureen Grippa and Cindy Vollers, traveled to Holland in 2006 to look at the Arabo-Friesian breed. They came back with six five-month old colts -- four are now geldings.
Our goal was to compete them as pairs and eventually put together a four-in-hand.
In 2015 we started competing the four in hand team.

We are excited to announce that we became ADS Intermediate Pair Champions 2017
and Four In Hand Champions 2017 with the Arabo Friesians.
Many thanks to Cindy & Steve Vollers and Eleanor & Larry Smith for their continued support to make this happen. Also a big thank you to our phenomenal​ 
team of professional horsemen!

Dark Abir

Arabo Friesian 18.75 %
Imported from Holland in  2012
Foaled 2008  
First Premium foal - gelding
Mutliple American Intermediate Pair Champions
ADS Intermediate Four In Hand Champions
Owned by  Eleanor and Larry Smith

Dark Timke

Arabo Friesian 18.75%
Imported from Holland in 2006
Foaled 2006 
ADS Intermediate Four In Hand champions
Two time  ADS Intermediate Pairs Champions
Owned by Cindy and Steve Vollers

Dark Upke

Arabo Friesian 18.75% 
Imported from Holland in 2006
Foaled 2006 
ADS Intermediate Four In Hand champions
Two time  ADS Intermediate Pairs Champions
Owned by Cindy and Steve Vollers

Duco R

Arabo Friesian 18.75 %
Imported from Holland in 2012 
Foaled 2009 
First Premium foal - gelding
Mutliple American Intermediate Pair Champions
ADS Intermediate Four In Hand champions
Owned by Eleanor and Larry Smith

Oberon

Arabo Friesian 9%
Gelding foaled at Dragstra Stables in 2012 as an embryo transplant
Dam -  Friesian multi first premium champion crown mare Youngest of the team competing in pairs and four in hand
Qualified  to go FEI in 2018
Owned by Amy and Wiebe Dragstra
Thank you to our team of professional horsemen 
who help to make it all possible!
Wiebe & Amy Dragstra
Owners Dragstra Stables and  Oberon
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Charming Creek Farm , owned by Steve & Cindy Vollers, and Steve & Lois Smith, is the home of Timke & Upke, the wheelers of the team.  Cindy owns Timke & Upke and competed in Combined Driving with them as a pair for many years.  Together Cindy and Lois manage the 87-acre farm, where they board, teach and encourage others in the sport of driving.  
Larry and Eleanor Smith of
Tallwood Farms, Vass, NC
Owners of Duco & Abir
PJ & Tara Crowley
  
  Kendalwood Farm LLC  is a full-service training and rehabilitation facility in peaceful Zionsville, PA.  Owners PJ Crowley and Tara Miliziano-Crowley offer training and instruction for horses, riders and carriage drivers.  Tara is also a Rehabilitation Specialist, Certified Human and Equine Massage Therapist, Independent Saddle Fitter and owner of 

  
Tess Vedilago
  
Retired Thoroughbred Race Horse trainer and owner of Dappled Horse Grooming and Massage , Tess provides high-quality equine services personalized for each horse’s unique needs, providing them with gentle, knowledgeable, detailed care.  Tess also provides excellent Website and Social Media Services for small business owners at Media Minged by Tess .
  
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