Ebony Park Stud - Friesian Dressage Stud Farm
Abe is the star of the Ebony Park stable, and Natasha`s best friend. Together they have come up through the grades, winning many rug championships and prizes in the process.
Early in his career Abe was the horse to beat in Novice – bringing home 3 Novice Championships with scores up to 71%. He also took home an Advanced Championship in 2008 and competed and qualified for the prestigious Dressage with the stars in the PSG and Inter I Kur in March 2010.
Abe is now established in the Grand Prix movements and he hasn`t disappointed, having competed and won in Grand Prix dressage since 2011. His piaffe/passage is amazing, and regularly scores 8 for thee movements!
Ebony Park Abe is an exceptional stallion to ride. He is powerful and responsive and carries you through any situation with pride and attitude. Abe is a delight to ride, who has a very distinct personality that shines through when you ride. You can`t make Abe do anything, but when you convince him he wants to do something, the results are amazing.
Natasha says – “To ride him is pure joy! He is solid, strong and powerful! Abe takes you into a test almost like a war horse taking you into battle. He is proud, noble and loves to show off and be the centre of attention.”
Ebony Park Elko - Dressage Friesian StallionBorn 21/04/2001, 17.1hh, jet black imported ster stallion. By the Champion Approved licensed Dutch Friesian Stallion Teunis 332 Foalbook ster stallion with a Current KFPS Breeding Permit for 2011-2012 Registration Number: 5280 0420 0120 01
Ebony Park Elko has been awarded a breeding permit from the KFPS. This is only awarded to very select Friesian stallions who possess the desired characteristics of the breed. There are only a few Friesian stallions in Australia that hold a current KFPS permit, and Ebony Park is very proud to offer Ebony Park Elko to the discerning Friesian breeder. This permit is limited to only 20 mares so please book quickly and as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
When Elko was able to be ridden he was destined to be Natasha`s Olympic Grand Prix horse. He had everything! Three amazing paces, the desire and trainable temperament, and was quick to learn and improve. In his short career he scored up to 72% in preliminary and gained 44 grading points qualifying him for the 2006 Australian Dressage Championships in Novice in only 2 months of competition.
Ebony Park JorritBorn 12/05/2003, 16.2hh, Jet Black imported ster stallion. By the Grand Prix Dutch Approved Dressage Friesian Jasper 366 Scored 82% for the IBOP (2009 Keuring) Foalbook ster stallion with a Current KFPS Breeding Permit for 2011-2012 Registration Number: 5280 0420 0305 415
Jorrit is an exceptional dressage stallion that made it through to the very prestigious 70 day performance test for approved stallions. In the performance test in Holland, Jorrit was within days of being approved as a stallion but a muscle strain hindered his movement and was unfortunately eliminated late in the test. He was also awarded a breeding permit from the KFPS when they came out for the 2009 Keuring. This is only awarded to very select Friesian stallions who possess the desired characteristics of the breed. There are only a few Friesian stallions in Australia that hold a current KFPS permit, and Ebony Park is very proud to offer Ebony Park Jorrit to the discerning Friesian breeder. This permit is limited to only 20 mares so please book quickly and as early as possible to avoid disappointment
Jorrit was picked for his exceptional trot, extravagant canter, expression and engagement. In his short career he has scored up to 71.8% in prelim and 69.8% in Novice and has won Elementary Champion at the Western Victorian Dressage Club in June 2011.
Jorrit is electric and extremely extravagant in his movement, he regularly scores 8`s for his canter work including medium canter and flying changes, and we are very excited about this stallions` prospects in the future. His trot work is amazing to ride with such power and expression. His canter feels like you never hit the ground and it feels like you only need three canter strides to get from one side of the arena to the next. His paces and his kind sweet nature on the ground make him a very exciting stallion to have at Ebony Park.
Ebony Park DanteBorn 21/04/2009, 16.2hh, jet black imported friesian stallion (in utero). By the Champion Approved licensed Dutch Friesian Stallion Norbert 444, who is all the rage currently in Holland! Registration Number: 0360 0420 0905 604
Dante is by Champion dutch stallion Norbert 444, who has won the prestigious Friesian Stallion Show in Holland for the last 3 years in a row – 2012, 2013 and 2014. We imported his gorgeous mother, Ebony Park Jantje from Holland, and within 2 months of his birth, Jantje was competed by Natasha, with three floating paces and one of the easiest horses to ride! Dante looks to be a superb mixture of sire and dam – he is solid, strong and powerful, at the same time being easy and willing to train.
Natasha says this stallion is the definition of `easy` – you get on and do nothing, and the horse performs exactly how you want underneath you. To handle he is quiet and obliging. He has great bloodlines and breed potential, and we can`t wait to breed him for the first time this year for some gorgeous foals in 2014!
Dante has been lightly competed in 2014, with scores of over 67.59% in Novice. He is currently training laying changes, and is aimed for a medium start at the end of 2014.