I look for places that have affilates or partners in the Netherlands, or other such relationships. Such would be: Friesians4USA
in Virgina (The Simonetti's are long time board members of the FHANA...however, they are looking to sell off and retire) Anneke's Friesians
in Texas (but she lists outside horses from everywhere) Legacy Friesians
in Oregon Signature Friesians
in Kansas Old Corner Stables
in North Carolina Wish Upon a Ster
in Maryland Excalibur Friesians
The above I've talked with and know a bit about. Here are a few I've no dealings with: Dragstra Stables
in North Carolina Leyendekker Friesians
in California (one of the founding members for Friesians in North America...had one of my favourite stallions, Laes) Dutch Horse Friend
in California Zylstra Friesians
in California Sea Chanty Farm
The best places to look, however, is breeders with long time standing with the KFPA/FHANA...major players in the Friesian world! Some (who have websites) would be: Friesian Dreams Farm
in Wisconsin Friesins of Majesty
in Vermont Knapp Friesians
in Oregon (affiliated w/ Friesian Spectacular
and former home of the amazing Clay Maier
) Martindale Friesian Farm
in Indiana Spearmint Rhino Friesian Ranch
in California (they are privately offering up practically all their stock and have some amazing deals! Including their 3 Approved Stallions!
) Black Horse Valley Ranch
in California (I want him
Another place I can recommend (second hand...I know a woman who bought her foal in-utero here and trains here) is Leeandra at Legacy Stables
in Maryland. Her new website is forthcoming (they just bought their own farm). Leeandra is a reputable breeder and trainer of Baroque and Gaited horses, with the biggest focus being Friesians.
Did I give you enough options?!
If you're looking at buying in the states, NOW's the time to buy. Prices are ridiculous for Friesians right now. Especially from private homes! My gosh! Granted, you would need a good eye to buy via this method, but the prices are crazy! Established breeders, trainers, importers are still fetching the same price for their horses, of course.