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"Dreams Come True Farm"
211 W Middlesex Dr.
Carlisle, PA, 17013 USA
717-372-2650
        

Sjaantje, Sport, Crown
as a foal
Isobel Ypkje van het Kasteel, Sport as a 2 YO

Carriage Pleasure Driving is our thing
Driven Dressage is our passion!

Friesians for Sale
Isobel's 2019 (May) Hessel x Sipke foal
(KFPS/FHANA 1e Sport dam)
(IFSHA National & World Champion  dam)

Isobel Ypkje van het Kasteel Sport
   The 2018 show year was light, because it was a breeding year. Sjaantje foaled in April, so wasn't ready to show until October. Isobel was bred in April, so didn't go to trainer Suzy Stafford, until August. Isobel showed at the IFSHA Region 1 September Championships, and both she and Sjaantje showed at IFSHA's Worlds in October.  Sjaantje showed at MLMDC's Driven Dressage Show the end of October, competing in Intermediate classes. Earlier in the year I had earned both my blue (training) and my bronze (preliminary) ADS driven dressage medals, so finished the year competing in intermediate tests that earned me 2 of the 4 required scores for my silver medal. In 2019 Sjaantje and I will try to earn the other 2 needed scores! December 1 found us at Grand Oaks, Weirsdale, FL for the ADS Annual meeting and Awards banquet, where I had the honor of awarding their  driven dressage medals. In January 2019 Thomas and I  traveled toWest Palm Beach, FL, to accept both Sjaantje's & Isobel's honors: 2 USEF 2018 National Championship Titles in Intermediate driven dressage. The end of February we flew to Ontario, CA, for FHANA's annual meeting and awards banquet, where Gene Sweeney was recognized as their 2018 Performance Driver for his achievements with Blythe Brown's Daniel D G.
    2019 Event Schedule                 Our 2018 Event Results Page        Our 2018 Keuring Results Page
   
Gail acceptingSjaantje's & Isobel's
USEF 2018 National Driven Dressage
Intermediate Championship Ribbons
from Lisa Gorretta
Thomas, Gail, & Sjaantje
on their way to cones
obstacles at 2018 Worlds
Thomas, Gail, & Sjaantje
on their way to
Intermediate Driven Dressage
at 2018 Worlds

2018 National  Equestrian Honors

2018 USEF HOTY Recognition

Carriage Pleasure Driving Single Hitch Driven Dressage

Champion (Intermediate Level): Isobel Ypkje van het Kasteel
Champion (Intemediate Level): Sjaantje

Yes, both DCTF mares tied

 
2018 USEF CDE and Driven Dressage Natinal Champions
Isobel & Whip, Suzy Stafford
  3 times 2018 IFSHA World
Carriage Pleasure Driving
Champion



Suzy's 2018 IFSHA Region 1 Carriage Pleasure Driving Reinsmanship Championship Victory Lap
       DCTF 2018 Show Highlights

                  
Isobel Ypkje van het Kasteel, Sport
Suzy Stafford, whip

 3 IFSHAWorld Championship Carriage Driving Titles
 
1 IFSHA World Reserve Championship Title

IFSHA Region 1 Carriage Pleasure Reinsmanship Champion
IFSHA Region 1 Carriage Pleasure Turnout Reserve Champion
IFSHA Region 1 Carriage Pleasure Working Reserve Champion
Sjaantje & Whip, Gail
  3 times 2018 IFSHA World
Carriage Pleasure Driving
Champion

Gail's 2018 MLMDC Driven Dressage Intermediate Test 4
Lengthered trot
in high wind and a deluge of rain
DCTF 2018 Show Highlights

Sjaantje, Sport
Gail, whip

IFSHA 3 World Championship Carriage Driving Titles
IFSHA 1 World Reserve Championship Title

MLMDC Driven Dressage Show Intermediate Test 4 Champion
MLMDC Driven Dressage Show Intermediate High Score Champion
MLMDC Driven Dressage Show Best Overall Score of the Day Champion

My favorite win photo
Sjaantje and her three
2016 IFSHA High Point Perpetual Trophies held by
Suzy, holding Anita Mellott Driving
Thomas, holding DCTF Driven Dressage
Jodi, holding Shakespeare High Point Purebred






My favorite Sjaantje Performance Photo
    "Dreams Come True Farm" is a privately owned barn and residence purchased in the fall of 2002. We raise and train FPS/FHANA Dutch registered  Friesians, which are for sale. Conveniently located a few miles from I-81's Exit 52 and the Carlisle exit 226 of the PA Turnpike, the property now has a lovely completely remodeled modern home, a fabulous barn with a camera monitored foaling stall, an attached indoor riding ring with rubber footing, 2 outside grass footing arenas with one being a 40 X 80m driving arena, lots of lush pastures with run-in sheds and automatic waterers, and a hacking/driving path through the woods and around the property perimeter. With Thomas' help, my dreams come true!
    I have discovered the kindness and warmth of the Friesian horse, buying a yearling in 2003 and in 2005 a 3 in 1 package from the Netherlands as a retirement present and project. Our first foals, an Ait colt and a Teade filly arrived in 2006. In 2007 Santa brought me a fabulously well-bred Goffert full-papered filly and in 2012 an even better bred Sipke filly. In March our ster broodmare, Isobel, will have a Norbert foal.
    2009 brought many new and wonderful Friesian experiences with our entering the Friesian show world, traveling to VA, OH, and MO with some of our young horses, and proud of Sjaantje who earned 3 World and 2 National Champion Titles that year. Our evolving breeding and training operation has expanded to boarding, always having a horse on the market, and now taking a horse or two to a show.
    In 2010 Thomas & I ventured onto the show circuit with Sjaantje and sometimes taking yearling, Fancee. What an adventure and learning experience--I looked at each show as being a vacation with horses;-) In 2011 after teaming up with Suzy Stafford, we started to blow the Friesian driving world away--won National Driving Championships and Sjaantje was the 2011 & 2013 USEF high point Friesian driving HOTY. In 2012 Suzy put a FPS/FHANA driving sport predicate title on Sjaantje by earning 10 points from advanced level FEI #9 dressage tests, and in 2013 Suzy put a Crown mare title on Sjaantje by achieving an 81.5 score on the Driving IBOP test.  In 2014 Isobel earned her Sport title, had a 78 IBOP score to win the Dream Gait Driving IBOP Cup, and earned her  keuring "Ster" and in 2015 earned her driving sport predicate title, and in 2017 became a first premium "1e" Friesian mare.
    2016 was a fantasy show year for Sjaantje and myself: we wintered in Ocala, FL, so showed the FL driving circuit and then came north to do the same. Consequently both Sjaantje and myself won USEF Horse and Equestrian of the Year honors; plus Sjaantje was the USEF Grand Champion Carriage Pleasure Driving Horse, the National Friesian Carriage Driving Horse, and the National Carriage Pleasure Driving Training Level Driven Dressage Horse, and National Reserve Pleasure Driving Champion!
    Having retired from teaching in 2005, I have been able to live my dream 24/7 and give our Friesian horses the time they need and deserve! 
                                       Keuring results                             Show results 

Isobel & Suzy Stafford
winning the 2015 FHANA Dream Gait IBOP


Sjaantje & Suzy Stafford winning the 2013 FHANA Dream Gait IBOP Cup

Sjaantje.  2013


Sjaantje as a yearling



Year;ing Lillee, 2 YO Isobel, & Brodie November 2012

2012 Keystone International Livestock Exposition
Our 1st show at the Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA
Home Barn & Indoor Barn & Indoor Barn & Indoor Construction Photos Pasture Photos
Our Horses Horse Shows Event Schedule Keuring Results Friesian Video Sold Horses
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Created by Gail L. Aumiller on January 4, 2004 and last updated  on March 23, 2019.