This is Marijke Fan’t Suderein (AKA Micky) with David Bruce in a 2014 huntseat winner’s circle photo. Marijke is a 19 year old Friesian mare who is over 17 hands. She has placed many times in National and Regional Western Pleasure and Huntseat events throughout her show career.
Kelly Bell, who is a nationally recognized trainer and rider in huntseat, took Marijke into the English Pleasure Open Hunseat Class at the 2015 Denver Western Stock Show in January. They placed 1st out of 20 horses. David Bruce took her into the English Pleasure Adult Amateur Huntseat Class, and they placed 2nd out of 14 horses, winning a trophy jacket for their efforts. Marijke was the only Friesian at the show because it is mostly other horse breeds performing western events. This will probably be Marijke’s last show because of her age, but we were thrilled with her performance and beauty. She is a very gentle giant who has brought us lots of joy. She moves with grace and beauty and a long forward trot.