About Friesian Sporthorse Horses
Friesian Sporthorses are a Friesian crossbred sport horse. Ideally
Friesian Sporthorses are specifically bred to excel in FEI-recognized sport
horse disciplines. Thus, "sporthorse" refers to the phenotype,
breeding, and intended use of these horses.
Friesian Sporthorses can come in a variety of colors and
sizes, with no limitations on acceptable colors or markings. Their body type
can range from a sport horse build to a heavier more Baroque build. A
higher-set and more arched neck is also common among Friesian Sporthorses. They
tend to have the gentle temperament and striking appearance of the Friesian,
but with an increased athleticism, stamina, and hybrid vigor, when responsibly
crossbred. They are most commonly used for dressage and carriage driving, but
have also been successful as jumpers and eventing horses, as well as for
all-around riding. They are also valued as pleasure and trail horses.