FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Townshend, VT Friesians of Majesty took home grand national titles in dressage and driving at the 2011 International Friesian Show Horse Association (IFSHA) World & Grand National Championships October 5 thru 9 at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia.
Diederik, a ster friesian gelding driven by champion driver and owner of Friesians of Majesty, Robert Labrie, was awarded the Anita Mellott Memorial Driving High Point Perpetual Trophy, an award given to the driving horse who accumulates the highest number of driving points throughout the 4-day national show.
Diederik and Robert Labrie also won the National Champion title for the Friesian Obstacle Driving team, a timed course that requires precision driving.
Mathijs, Friesians of Majesty’s FPZV 1st premium approved friesian breeding stallion ridden by David Donnelly won two grand national championship dressage titles at Training Level and First Level. David Donnelly is Friesians of Majesty’s head classical dressage trainer. Mathijs also placed highest score in dressage with a 74.0 out of 81 tests ridden at the show.
Friesians of Majesty, located in Townshend Vermont, is home to award winning Othello and Mathijs, two outstanding 1st premium approved friesian breeding stallions. Friesians of Majesty is devoted to the improvement of the Friesian as a modern sporthorse.
International Friesian Show Horse Association (IFSHA) is the only official United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) recognized representative of the Friesian horse.