Dante of Carisbrooke 

Dante of Carisbrooke (On Left) at Sleigh & Cutter Show  

Dante, born  in July 2001, out of  the Dutch baroque style mare Teckla, is one of the last sons of the now deceased, incredibly gifted, Dutch approved stallion Pyt 325.  Dante was transferred to the German registry, and made his judging débuts at the 2005 FHS inspection held in Stillwater, MN.  His powerfully built 17 hand plus frame, easy movement, quiet demeanor and athletic potential, propelled the four year old to a second premie Ster rating, and was advised to proceed to the stallion performance test to be held at Proud Meadows in 2006.

Dante proceeded to travel to Breyerfest with the Black Pearls in 2005 and appeared at the Festival of Friesians, the Minnesota Horse Expo and the Minnesota State Fair.  Dante graced the cover of the first edition of the new Art Horse magazine, although the ownership credit was misprinted.

Friesian stallions Dante (on left) & Ljbbe's Valour (right)

Dante has entered full time training for dressage and driving, and joined Valour in 2006 as they perform and compete in pair driving events at exhibitions and dressage shows across the country.

Dante completed the training phase of the 2006 stallion performance test with the FN trainers, but did not complete the test when the trainers determined that he was still growing and needed another year before he would be coordinated enough under saddle to complete the test. He was driven in exhibition with Valour as a pair during the performance test program, and is very highly regarded by the FN trainers and judges alike.  Dante is available at stud.