Purebred Friesian 4 year old gelding "Douwe": Imported from Netherlands & KFPS Registered

Son of champion Hessel 480, this handsome and charismatic purebred green gelding currently under saddle offered

  • Horse Name: Douwe
  • Price: $25,000
  • Negotiable:
  • Location: Bow, NH
  • Breed: Friesian
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Height: 16.0 Hands
  • Color: Black
  • Foal Date:
  • Markings: NONE
  • Weight: 1000 lbs
  • Registrations:
    • Friesian Horse Association of North America (528004201700311)
  • Disciplines:
    • Dressage (Prospect)
    • English Pleasure (Prospect)
    • Driving (Prospect)
    • Western Pleasure (Show) (Prospect)
    • Trail Horse (Prospect)
  • Attributes:
    • Sire/Dam of Breed Assn National Champ
  • Temperament: 3 (1=Bombproof, 10=Hot)


DOUWE (pronounced Dow-waw) is a 2017 (March 12th), 4 year old green gelding, currently at 16 hands and growing. Sire Hessel 480 x Audry “Fan Vels”: Awarded 2nd premium foal rating at his keuring in the Netherlands, and has a high star preferent and model mare lineage. Fully KFPS/FHANA registered and,passported. Xrays and two vet checks (one from Netherlands and other from US vet available for review). Douwe has the classic Friesian body design with excellent conformation. He currently has his rich winter coat, a mane growing longer each month and a beautiful, silky tail touching the ground. A kind and gentle soul, this young horse has the sweetest disposition and loves attention. Very willing, highly intelligent, honest, and always wanting to please. He was so calm his first time under saddle and willingly goes to work each time. He is a barn favorite of many as just loves to be around people. He has been in full training with Matt Mazza, our trainer, since July 2020 when we imported him. Douwe is green but doing well at walk/trot/canter and ready for any trainer to finish his/her way. Matt has been working with him since July doing ground work and slowly and steadily prepared him for under saddle where he is doing so well.

Looking for his forever home, Douwe is newly under saddle and therefore not for an amateur rider without a trainer. He learns very quickly and is very willing, but as a young 4 year old, he should still have the guidance of a professional trainer to finish him to his full potential. Search "Hessel 480" on YouTube to see his breeding and potential. Also, visit our website www.sovereignfriesianhorses.com to learn more about Douwe, see more videos, and for general information on purebred Friesians and their history.


Hessel 480 Stb Sport AA Norbert 444 Stb Sport Pref AAA Tsjerk 328 Stb Sport Pref
Jitscke Van De Stierenweg Stb Star Pref*4
Jitscke Van De Stierenweg Stb Star Preferent Mare *4 Feltse 203
Fryske v.d. Boschwijk Stb Ster Sport Pref *6
Audry 'Fan Vels Stb Jerke 434 Stb Sport AAA Onne 376
Reina va de Wittewijk Stb Model Mare
Lymke H. Stb Ster Preferent Mare*5 Wicher 334
Winda Stb Model Mare
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