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Testimonials from our happy friesian owners!

When we sell a friesian horse, we produce a happy customer. All of our customers have been excited and more than satisfied with their new companions.

Read on to see what these horse owners have to say about their new friesians and their buying experience with Black Sterling Friesians.

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Hotse - SOLD Friesian Hotse - Sold I cannot recommend Janna and her company Fairytale Friesians highly enough. Hotse is not just my first Friesian, he is my first HORSE. He was everything Janna told us he would be and more. He has a forever home with me, and is perfect in every way. I truly cannot believe how stunning, sweet, kind and playful he is.    I had originally planned to go to Holland myself to find my first Black Pearl (with my trainer). Janna helped my trainer find another Friesian for a student of his a number of years ago, and he had a wonderful experience with her, so contacted her to see if she had any horses that would be right for me. I knew immediately that Hotse was my horse, but if you would have told me three months ago that I would be buying my FIRST horse sight unseen, I would have said you were nuts. However, after doing my due diligence, including uncovering Janna's excellent reputation in the horse industry, I felt it was the right thing to do - and I honestly feel that it's been the best decision of my life thus far. As that little girl so many of us were that begged for a pony from the time she was two, this horse has been a VERY long time coming. So I was putting a lot of eggs in this basket. All my fears were for naught! Janna has all of the connections in the Friesian world that are only gained through decades of trust and relationship building.    Janna will happily guide you through the whole process - vet checks, flight/importation, quarantine, etc. - she helps with all the details. Except to help with paperwork and personal preference for final delivery, there is very little that you will have to do except get the carrots and apples ready. She obviously has a VERY high standard for the quality of Friesians she imports - as evidenced by the exquisite creature that was delivered to me just one month ago!   Thank you for my Hotse, Janna! My horse for life.  -Mary Patricia, Noblesville, IN

 

Olbert STER - SOLD Friesian Olbert STER - Sold HUGE Congrats to Gene in Alabama!
I want to thank Janna for allowing me to purchase Olie. I could tell that Olie had a special place in her heart and I know it was hard for her to let him go. Olie has been such a blessing to me. I lost a Friesian last year who was my best friend. I have never had a relationship with a horse like I did with Eise. His death left a big void in my heart. When Olie showed up he immediately filled that void. He was everything I expected him to be. Olie has turned out to be an incredible athlete. This guy is very confident and talented in the dressage arena. When he arrived he was well manicured and groomed. Attention to every detail was done in making him look like a million dollars. A lot of time and care went into getting him ready for his new home.   I was very impressed with Janna's support staff. I could tell that they truly loved this horse and wanted the best for him. I would highly recommend Janna to anyone thinking about purchasing a Friesian. I will definitely be doing business with her again.   -Gene in Alabama    

 

BENKE SPORT - SOLD Friesian BENKE SPORT - Sold 5th Friesian Going to Shirley in Toronto!
Another happy customer! This is from Benke's new owner, Shirley, in Canada:
"Hi Janna, Finally back home and got to ride Benke Sport. He is everything you said he was!! Impeccable manners, in fact the shipper, vet and my farrier all commented same, and to ride---- he was incredible!!! Thank you for my 5th Friesian purchased from you, wonderful as always!!!!! I'll let you know when I put the tails on for the St.George:) -Shirley in Toronto

 

Amaretto - SOLD Friesian Amaretto - Sold Loving Life in Aspen with Sally Ranney!
Hi Janna - He is truly amazing. I love his alertness, curiosity and spirit. Everyone at the stables is in love with him, including all the mares...... 1 year later...
Hi Janna - Amaretto is doing just great. I love him dearly. All the best, Sally in Aspen

 

Magnifiek STER - SOLD Friesian Magnifiek STER - Sold Grats to Cathy in SC on her 4th BSF Friesian!!!
Janna,
Oh, my goodness! I thought he would be very nice but he is beyond exquisite! He arrived in great shape (thank you, Bob Hubbard) Saturday night. Allie rode him tonight for the first time. She is totally smitten! What an amazing trot! She has been riding since she turned 4 and is now almost 16. She has had some nice (and some not-so-nice) horses over the years but has never been head over heels about any horse until now! Thank you, Janna. You have thrilled both of us beyond words...  We could not have gotten a better horse for her. Your recommendation was so perfect... Cathy in S.C.

 

Val SPORT - SOLD Friesian Val SPORT - Sold 2nd Friesian going to Tanja in Montana!
I was so pleased with the purchase of Tariq last year that when I saw Val Sport, a few months ago, I knew that I had to add him to my herd. Val has been so fun to ride in the arena and is such a wonderful driving horse. I have used both horses for dressage, trail and driving (single, double and four up). These horses have been so versatile that I have even used them for farming.
Most recently, I used them for my dad's funeral. It was the most beautiful tribute.
If your looking for a friesian, you will want to contact Janna! -Tanja in Montana

 

SETSE - SOLD Friesian SETSE - Sold Headed to Texas for Chet & Diane!
Setse is BEAUTIFUL. He is absolutely WONDERFUL. THANK YOU! -Chet and Diane in Houston

 

Robyn Ster & SPORT - SOLD Friesian Robyn Ster & SPORT - Sold Congrats to Gail!
Hi Janna, Robyn and I have been walking, trotting and cantering this week. He’s settling in perfectly and is an absolutely fabulous horse, in every way… thank you, thank you, thank you! We all absolutely love him!
What an amazing guy he is!
-Gail in Templeton, CA

 

Merje STER & SPORT - SOLD Friesian Merje STER & SPORT - Sold Grats to Diane in KY!!
Janna,Thank you so much for helping me to find my beautiful mare, Merje Fan Dijkmaniastate, our “Minke”. She is such an regal horse, great personality, so very sweet and absolutely incredible to ride. The process has gone very smoothly from US quarantine to the CEM quarantine in Rigby and finally home. The girls at Rigby were very helpful and great to work with. She has fit in perfectly with our other horses and they are currently showing her the ropes and gradually introducing her to all the different pastures. In April, we will get our second gift from Fairytale Friesian Finder, our foal from the stallion, Julius. I have to admit, I was a bit nervous purchasing a horse sight unseen, but I had a confidence after talking to you that I had not had with other individuals. You take great pride in bringing back the best Friesians from the Netherlands and it shows in what you have produced. You have an expansive history with horses and certainly understand the breed.  If anyone has the same fears I have had, I would be more than happy to speak them personally, you are more than welcome to give them my contact info.  If I decide to purchase another Friesian in the future I wouldn’t hesitate contacting Fairytale Friesian Finders. Thanks for everything Janna.  I hope my testimonial will give anyone else who is on the fence the courage to trust what they see.  I also hope to get to meet you someday in person, you have become an invaluable resource and friend. I owe so much thanks to you.    Best, Diane

 

Cilla - SOLD Friesian Cilla - Sold Congrats to Cheryl in Minn!!!
Hi Janna, the first time I saw Cilla on the morning of the 9th (in quarantine), I was so struck with her beauty! You are right, the photos and videos just don’t’ do her justice. My husband came with me as well and we instantly fell in love with her! I’ve been spending the majority of my days with her for the last several days and I just love her personality too! She’s so inquisitive, she needs to know everything that is going on around her and she’s so very friendly. She just loves the cats and dogs in the barn too; it’s so sweet to watch her sniff them and follow them around. She’s everything that I could have ever hoped for! She’s getting all settled in and we are slowly introducing her to new things. She’ll have her first official training lesson this week, so I’m excited to learn more about how she thinks. Everyone at the barn just loves her! Thank you so much for your help and finding her for me! I honestly wouldn’t change a thing about her! Thank you!! Cheryl in Minn

 

Eros BSF - SOLD Friesian Eros BSF - Sold Sold to Heather!
Janna-- You made everything SUPER smooth and the process SO easy!! Thought i would share a pic of our new boy from or Black Horse Farm Christmas card photo shoot! -Heather in WA

 

Evert D. STER - SOLD Friesian Evert D. STER - Sold This STER Gelding is Going to Mississippi!
Hi Janna, It's been a month with Evert and he is everything I was looking for. Everyone is impressed with his good mind and willing personality. He is spoiled rotten. Thanks for everything. Please say hello to your great staff for me . 6 months later...
 Evert has been with me for six months and I couldn't have wished for more. He is turning out to be a great dressage partner for me.Thanks again for Evert - you found me a great match! Update...
I am the proud owner of Evert D. a wonderful 9 year old Friesian gelding I bought from you 3 years ago. He has done very well in dressage, even managing to go to Regional Championships for Training and First level last summer with my trainer. He came in 9th and 10th place in classes with over 35 horses. Thank you for finding me such a great horse!!!
Sumathira T. Sathanandan, M.D.,  in Miss

 

Sieberen - SOLD Friesian Sieberen - Sold Congrats to Michelle
Janna,
I never thought I would buy a horse off of the internet, but I found your wonderful site and after thinking about purchasing from a private buyer that had no ‘reputation’ at stake; I decided to go with you.  Your website is impressive; there are so many testimonials, as well as wonderful descriptions, pictures and videos of the horses, which have proven to be invaluable. I saw Sieberen on your website and fell in love with his pictures and after talking to you about your time riding and handling him, I was convinced that he was the right horse for my me and my family.  I purchased him before he was imported and he was delivered from LAX (after his quarantine) directly to me in Northern California! Sieberen is the most wonderful boy ever!  He loves my kids and they are riding him more than I get too lately! I have taken him out on the trail, up in the mountains several times now (both by himself and with other horses) and he is just the easiest, best-mannered horse ever!  He is extremely smart and so loveable!  We just adore him and the entire family wants to get to the ranch every chance we get! Thanks so much for all of your help; and although we didn’t get to meet Sieberen before purchasing him, your input on the kind of horse he was…proved to be invaluable.  He is all you said and MORE!

Update...
Just wanted to let you know that Sieberen is a wonderful boy! We thought about re-naming him ‘Houdini’ since he got out of his halter twice in the trailer on the ride up from LA, but we still want to call him ‘Sigh’ since he takes our breath away! Although he was castrated only a few weeks ago, he is very good on the ground (he’s very aware of where I am while I lead him and he takes great care to be careful). My 3 year old daughter just adores him and the first time she touched him on the face he just froze and smelled her little hands with amazement. He watches my children and pays attention to where they are. I believe he will be a wonderful addition to our family. We are overjoyed to have him! Thanks for all of your help and your patience in letting me decide what was best for my family. Having two toddler children, you can certainly understand my concern in wanting to get an older, mature, fully trained lovely Friesian. He is my dream horse!
Update...
It was great to see you  at the Santa Barbara Horse Show! That was our first time at a horse show and we had a great time; who wouldn’t in beautiful Santa Barbara! Congratulations on all of the wins…Sieberen is doing great. My children get to be led around on Sieberen in the cool twilight hours. We really do love him; he has such a kind heart…Sieberen is a big black puppy dog! You do have the ‘best’ horses around!  4 years later...
Wanted to let you know how happy we are with Sieberen. My children are riding him by themselves now (6 and 7 year olds). We all love his puppy-dog attitude and what a love his is! Thanks again for finding him. Update...   
We have had Sieberen for over 5 years now and I wanted to send you a note to let you know we still love him so. I wanted to let you know that Sieberen started modeling last year and has had three photo shoots with a few local fashion designers. I am attaching a few pictures...he is a fabulous model who could care less about the flashes and cameras. He poses like a statue! Thanks again for finding our beautiful, big-hearted boy; we love him so! -- Michelle

 

Mike - SOLD Friesian Mike - Sold Grats to Heather in MD!
Hi Janna!

This is Linda Homco from Ithaca, NY...the happy owner of Mike for the past year (the Easter Bunny delivered him at 4 a..m. on Easter Sunday 2010 and his 7th birthday happened to fall on Easter Sunday 2011!). He’s such a sweet guy and doing well.

Linda   Update...
Hi Janna, i thought you might like to hear how a friesian you imported 9 years ago is doing. Mike is amazing! Love him! He’s 15 now:) I am sooo lucky to be his new owner!!:):)-Heather in MD.

 

Harkos - SOLD Friesian Harkos - Sold Congrats to Susan in Oregon on Her New Gelding:)
Thank you Janna,
Thanks again for everything, you have made this a very painless process for me. I must say when I told the ladies this morning that I had purchased a Friesian, the very first thing they asked was, "Did you buy him from Black Sterling?" When I said yes, she said she had one of yours..."Harm"? She said she totally LOVES him.
I can't believe how beautiful he is!!! He arrived safe and sound and came off of the truck like a true gentleman. I put him out in one of the turn out pastures this morning and everyone at the barn can't believe how awesome he is.... my barn owner said that he has 'dibs' on him for Halloween, when I looked puzzled at him he said that he just HAD to be Zorro! Harkos is settling in and is such a nice boy and we have had such a good time getting to know each other. ..... thank you, thank you, thank you. Update.... Harkos is so stunning to look at and I am very happy to report at his very first dressage show last weekend he was entered into 4 Intro classes and took 1 first place (70%) and 3 second place ribbons (65.5%, 66% & 67%) I was very pleased with his performance He is like riding a big soft couch he has a lovely rocking horse canter! 
I am always watching your website and drooling at your fabulous friesians for sale. I have attached a photo from his last show.  This time we entered him into Training Level 1 & 2 he scored between 61.57 and a 63.75 taking home two second place ribbons and a third place ribbon, not too bad for his second show!  Everyone at the show was drooling over his beautiful presence, he is such the charmer!    Susan in Oregon

 

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