Renske A L (Sape 381 x Oege 287)
Renske is beautiful, 16.1hh, 8yo Friesian Ster mare by Sape 381 out of the 1st Premie Ster Preferent mare Baukje fan Ikkerwald (Oege 267)
Renske is an important breeding mare as she is one of only three daughters from Baukje who is sadly now deceased. The first mare out of Baukje is Tjerkje (Tsjerk 328) who is a 1st Premie Ster SPORT whose first three offspring have already become Ster. Baukje’s second daughter is Femma L (Teunis 332) who is a MODEL mare who has so far produced 4 foals (2 x 1st Premie & 2 x 2nd Premie). Three of Baukje’s sons have also received Ster gradings so her offspring have proved to be of a consistently high standard.
We were delighted to have the opportunity to bring Renske over to the UK in 2009 and in March 2010 she produced a very handsome colt by Bente. This colt received a 2nd Premie at the UK gradings, just missing out on a first premie by half a point.
Renske was lightly backed before she came to the UK and returned to work in early 2011. Following an injury she was unable to work for most of 2012 but returned to work again at the end of the year. She is an extremely forward mare with powerful and expressive paces.
Despite a number of attempts Renske did not get in foal in 2012 so we put her back into work and from time to time she is used during our Friesian Experience days. As she is not an easy mare to ride she is not everyone's cup of tea!!
At the 2013 Friesian Inspections Renske was put forward for inspection and retained her 2nd Premie Ster Status. As she is so powerful and expressive under saddle she was also entered in the first running of the IBOP test to be held in the UK. With her two older sisters having achieved the SPORT title and a mark of 81.5points in the IBOP respectively she had a lot to live up to. Her canter transitions were not really ready for the test but following a clinic with Jolanda Schreuder we were advised that this would not detract from the scoring of her paces so we decided to put her through the test, more for experience than anything else. Her movement spoke for itself and the judges were able to assess the quality of her paces and awarded her 77 points.
Renske will remain part of our friesian family and will continue to be a lead horse on our Friesian rides and perhaps will look at putting her in foal again in the next few years.
Tracey Venter – 07776 145424