“When I went looking for my Friesian I visited some large breeding operations. I quickly realized those horses had barely been handled, were skittish and were not at all typical of the breed. From the minute I arrived at Poetry in Motion the horses made it obvious it was a different environment. They were the typical friendly pocket pets you expect in the breed. You won't believe the time, effort and handling that goes into each of these babies. Exceptional quality horses with the care and handling only a small operation can provide.”
"Thank you so much for taking such great care of my Friesian mare during her stay with you! I couldn't have asked for better care or a better barn atmosphere. I love the way you handle your horses! Always making sure they get attention every day. I love that you let your foals mingle with everyone that comes to the barn. Thanks for handling my mare as if she were one of your own and being truly concerned for her well-being. I can promise you we will be back.”
"In 2008, while at the Hoosier Horse Fair, we watched a Poetry in Motion demonstration of their horses. We instantly fell in love with the Friesian Breed with their elegant movements. We were looking for a new place to take our daughter Elizabeth for riding lessons, so we took one of their cards. Joy and Paula invited us out for a tour of their farm. We took them up on the offer and the rest is history. The temperament of this breed just captivated us and our daughter. Elizabeth has been a working student for them ever since. As a working student she has learned there is more to riding horses than just saddling up and going. She has learned so much about total horsemanship and care taking. Elizabeth hopes to own a Friesian of her own someday. We are so thankful we found Poetry In Motion Farm and the great people there. ”
"In 2009 we took our 2 year old Stallion to our first Friesian horse show, the Ohio Valley Friesian Horse Association Show. I had no idea what I was getting into. As I arrived, and running late, that morning I met the staff of Poetry in Motion. They were right down the aisle from us and offered us assistance. They jumped in to help out with grooming and showing our Friesian Stallion, Zaan. The patience, guidance and knowledge they offered that weekend was fantastic. Poetry in Motion then took our young stallion to the International Friesian Show Horse Association's Friesian World and Grand National Championship Horse Show in St. Louis, MO where he took Reserve Champion in his halter division. Since then they have taken Zaan to several other events where he has always been in the winner's circle. In 2011 Zaan was Grand Champion in the English Pleasure Open division at the Ohio Valley Friesian Horse Association Show, a result I could not have possibly envisioned when our journey began with Zaan and Poetry in Motion. We can always be assured that when he is on their farm he gets top notch care and handling. They provide championship caliber care and it shows in everything from the daily care of the horses at the farm to the winners circle in the show.”
Our Breeding Program
Our goal is to provide top quality bloodlines, impeccable care, and the one on one attention to each mare and foal to produce well-mannered, and happy Friesians.
Our mares were chosen based on quality bloodlines and breeding coefficients and were all chosen for their ability to produce quality dressage prospects. We are especially proud to offer FPZV USA purebred sport horses with the elite preferent Rixt x Aswyn line.
Poetry in Motion's main objective is quality not quantity. Through selective breeding Poetry in Motion has produced International Friesian ShowHorse Association (IFSHA) World Grand Champions, a Ster Mare, a first premium filly and a stallion prospect! We are on our way!
Our Beautiful Mares
Seona v.-V. is our foundation mare and what a mare she has become. Her sire is Elite/Preferent, Aswyn van.de.Pluum and her dam is Elite/Preferent Rixt H. S. Both sire and dam have passed away so her line will not be duplicated.
The Aswyn v.d.Pluum X Rixt H. S. bloodlines are sought after for future champion Friesians and exceptional breeding mares and stallions. Wyn de Pluum USDF & IFSHA Grand Champion Senior Stallion is a good example of what Aswyn and Rixt produced.
We are excited to be able to continue this quality line of champions into the future of the Friesian Horse through thoughtful breeding.
Savannah von Poetry
(Tinus PM x Aswyn v.d.Pluum )
Savannah von Poetry is Seona’s first foal, born May 10, 2005. Savannah was second premium at her foal inspection as a weanling and 2nd premium and Preliminary Ster at her 3 year old keuring. At this time she is preparing to take the FPZV Ster test which is performance under saddle at 1st Level Dressage and/or Dressage Competition Driving. We are confident that she will pass these tests because of her willingness, trainability and beautiful gaits.
Savannah’s sire is Tinus PM out of Jills 306. Tinus became an approved FPZV breeding stallion in 1999. Tinus is considered one of the most accomplished Friesian stallions in the United States in the sport of dressage. In 2000 he was USDF National Champion 2nd Level, in 2001 USDF Horse of the Year shown by Sabine Shut-Kerry as well as USDF National Champion 3rd Level, in 2006 USDF National Champion 4th Level and USDF National Champion Prix St Georges. Tinus has won First Place in 17 consecutive individual rides. Savannah has inherited many of his atturbutes and her foals are going to benefit from Tinus’s natural Dressage abilities.
Savannah’s dam is our foundation Ster mare Seona v. V. whose sire is Aswyn van de Pluum Elite/Preferent Approved FPZV stallion. Aswyn has a record of over 165 duly registered by KFPS and FPZV premium offspring. Aswyn van de Pluum has sired five FPZV approved breeding Stallions and was awarded the prestigious 'Preferent Stallion' status in March 2003 and was entered into the 'Elite' Stallion book. He has also received the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' for his outstanding Progeny Record. Two of Aswyn’s approved sons are Wyn de Pluum v.V.and Foster v.V. both full brothers to Seona v.V.
Savannah's first colt Gucci was a beauty and we look forward to many more beautiful babies out of this fantastic mare!
(Feitse 293 x Jakob )
Lieske-Klaske is a beautiful imported FPS mare. Lieske shows many generations of performance genes and stems from mare line stam 19. Lieske's dam is the 1st premium Ster and 4th level dressage mare Klaske fan 'e Olde Hoek. Klaske also received the excellent score of an "A" for her IBOP test, which is the talent test for mares in the Netherlands. Most recently, Klaske was awarded the SPORT predicate now listed on her pedigree, truly a rare and special honor!
Lieske's sire is the legendary Feitse preferent who just passed away recently so her line will not be duplicated. Feitse 293 received very high scores for his stallion performance testing (8's for basic gaits, and 9's for character and trainability!) He always received a 1st premium at the FPS Stallion Inspections. Feitse's offspring include the approved stallions Rypke 321, Tsjerk 328, Fetse 349, Folkert 353 (Champion Stallion 1999 and 2000), and Feike 395.
Feitse's offspring are in high demand for both dressage and show driving, thanks to the excellence of gaits, rideability and overall pleasant disposition of his offspring.
Lieske's dam Klaske is by Jakob. The stallion Jakob ranks number 1 in the 2005 index for Friesian dressage horse producers! Jakob is known as the producer of great sport horses with comfortable gaits and excellent dispositions.
Our very first Lieske filly, Janneke, is currently offered for sale!
Maaike fan’e Achterwei
Maaike fan’e Achterwei is our cute imported FPS mare. Maaike has some great looking papers beginning with her sire Heinse 354 Stb Sport with generations of Sport Preferent, Ster Preferent*9 and Model Preferent*5. Heinse 354 Stb Sport just passed away recently so her line will not be duplicated. Heinse 354 has produced 3 Approved Stallions, one of them being Meinse 439. Heinse’s sire Leffert 306 is an outstanding stallion and was proclaimed “Preferent” in 2005. He has 5 approved sons including – Heinse 354, Minste 384, Tsjalke 397, newly approved son Jesse 435 and the 2007 World Champion Friesian Onne 376! Leffert’s Mother Bonstje is a well-known mare and she is also the mother to FPS Studbook Stallion Teitse 428.
Maaike’s dam carries with her overwhelmingly qualities of the breed and successes through out her line with Tsjerk 328 Stb Preferent. Brecgtshe Fan’e Achterwei has 5 Models, 6 Preferents with two Model Preferents, including Tsjerk 328’s dam Wijkje as Stb Model+Preferent+Prestm*11. Maaike is from Stam Line 46, which carries 4 approved Stallions, one of which is Wander 352.
Maaike's ancestry shows that her foals should be big, bold and successful. We are looking forward to seeing more out of this gorgeous mare!
Maaike's first filly, Lexa, is currently available for sale!