I've loved Friesians since watching "Ladyhawke" at age 8. Around age 12 I was researching them feverishly. And I was always fascinated by their early history as racing trotters in Friesland (even though I'm not a racing fan). They are still raced today, both in harness and under saddle. I have some photos that I love from a prominent barn and I thought I'd share w/everybody. Please, remember, this are NOT my photos, so I placed a watermark on them. Visit the website to see much more!!
Gouden Swipe (Golden Whip). Wolvega race track, Netherlands. April 25, 2009.
The Golden Whip winners, Friesian gelding Christiaan with Klaas Postma, with a time of 2.12.7 on the 1100 meter run. He also won the Golden Whip in 2002 and 2003.
Traditionally Friesians were raced in sjees, but modernly in sulkies.