At Star Cross Stables, LLC, our focus is on Sane, Gorgeous, Athletic Horses and Ponies Bred for Sport. We strive to produce Friesian Horses that retain typical Friesian characteristics, yet demonstrate superior power of impulsion and movement. Our horses actively compete and excel in ridden dressage and driven dressage, as well as combined driving and hunter paces, including jumping.
Our Friesian breeding started with one mare, Paolaa* in 1995. She was imported from Holland as a weanling by Case van der Groef, past president of the Friesian Horse Association of North America. After she had two foals for us, we campaigned her up and down the East Coast in Combined Driving, Show Driving and numerous Hunter Paces. Our efforts were rewarded with the 1997 FHANA President's Trophy for Driving.
Since then, we have trained and competed with her offspring and descendants. Some highlights include Remington (Stallion by Pilgrim), and his full sister Nikita at the Saratoga Driving Trial in October 2002, winning the Training Pair Division. Our horses have scored consistently in the 70's and even 80's in the Breed Divison at Dressage at Devon, and Remington was awarded High Point USA Bred Stallion at Devon 2003. Wenda (bred by Barbara Schwartz of Ladyhawke Farm and ridden by Debbie Wasser) attended one ridden Dressage show in 2003, and cleaned up the Intro and Training Level Tests, winning championships for both! Not bad for her very first show! Update - Wenda won the Training Level Championship at her first recognized show - BFK Midsummer North, scoring 73+!
In 2010, we have decided to begin a Boer Goat breeding operation, starting with top-notch show and production bloodlines to be able to meet the demand for top quality breeding production and show stock in NJ and the surrounding states. We will keep this operation small, to be able to focus on exceptional quality, and stay within our self imposed limit on livestock to maintain a sustainable farm that is ecologically balanced, and with productive pastures.
USEF - United States Equestrian Federation - http://usef.org
USDF - United States Dressage Federation - http://usdf.org
ADS - American Driving Society - http://americandrivingsociety.org
FHANA - Friesian Horse Association of North America - http://www.fhana.com
WPCSA - Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America - http://www.welshpony.org/
CAA - Carriage Association of America - http://www.caaonline.com
NJPBOA - New Jersey Pony Breeders and Owners Association - http://njponybreeders.org
GSH&CS - Garden State Horse & Carriage Society - http://gardenstatehorse.org
HCHPA - Hunterdon County Horse and Pony Association -
NJFB - New Jersey Farm Bureau - http://njfb.org
HPNJ - Horse Park of NJ - http://www.horseparkofnewjersey.com/
ABGA - America Boer Goat Association - http://www.abga.org/index.php