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.