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Top Shelf Friesians

Top Shelf Friesians At Top Shelf Friesians & Crosses Farm, it is our number one priority to raise top quality Friesian Sporthorses. At the Dornbier Top Shelf Friesians & Crosses Farm, it is our number one priority to raise top quality horses.

Our horses are athletic, intelligent, and have a kind spirit. Along with that, all of our horses have attained the Bronze Elite Status. We have produced colts that have received top ratings in the USA. Our horses are built for Dressage, Jumping, Combined Driving, & Extreme Trail Riding. A love for the Friesian Breed and our passion to raise top quality horses has developed into the highest class of mares and stallions that we own today.

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09/14/2022

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Queen Elizabeth II & Her Horses
09/09/2022

Queen Elizabeth II & Her Horses

Her Majesty The Queen Riding During The Pandemic

Top Shelf is at the National Black Russian Terrier show and took 2nd place in the puppy match with our bitch Nahla!! Nah...
09/09/2022

Top Shelf is at the National Black Russian Terrier show and took 2nd place in the puppy match with our bitch Nahla!!
Nahla is from Beautiful Black Russian Terriers owned by Kahla Johnson and Mary Schaper Just like horses great breeding matters!!

09/06/2022
Top Shelf Friesians

Top Shelf Friesians

At Top Shelf Friesians & Crosses Farm, it is our number one priority to raise top quality Friesian Sporthorses.

09/05/2022
Both are Bronze Elite Recipients with Friesian Sporthorse Association, both are Friesian Dutch Warmbloods both are Top S...
08/28/2022

Both are Bronze Elite Recipients with Friesian Sporthorse Association, both are Friesian Dutch Warmbloods both are Top Shelf Incredible
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IA Friesian Sporthorse Inspection is Oct 1 make sure you have your paperwork postmarked by Sept 1 to avoid the $50 late fee
We are a welcoming group and will help each other and cheer each other on!!

All my Friesian people struggling with hair issues, besides supplements and healthy feed, this product has real results
08/24/2022

All my Friesian people struggling with hair issues, besides supplements and healthy feed, this product has real results

Need a horse hauled!!!!!
08/21/2022

Need a horse hauled!!!!!

08/17/2022
Almost 4 months old O

She is growing sooo fast
Black Russian Terrier
We love her sooo much I bet she ends up being at the top of desired weight She is a lovie !!

As our page approaches 50,000 followers you have the good and bad that comes with it   I try my best to get rid of the s...
08/17/2022

As our page approaches 50,000 followers you have the good and bad that comes with it I try my best to get rid of the scammers looking for love and such but we also endure occasional hurtful comments Here is an example I did not fade out her name because my page is public and her comment is public…
just want to show you some of the horrible comments that are posted This happens to be about a beautiful c**t my friends have that I shared on Top Shelf Page Clearly miss Kelly has been scammed or endured a poor horse deal, however, with a little research before posting this comment would of shown we have been around for awhile and do our best as we can for our animals and our buyers

Look look at this fillyβ€” ROAN FRIESIAN SPORTHORSE that will be inspected, registered and DNA verified
08/16/2022

Look look at this fillyβ€” ROAN FRIESIAN SPORTHORSE that will be inspected, registered and DNA verified

08/13/2022
08/04/2022

DID YOU KNOW FRIESIAN HORSES HAVE DIFFERENT BLOOD VALUES?

A research study conducted in 2015 by the Fenway Foundation for Friesian Horses, in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin’s School of Veterinary Medicine, determined that Friesians have 3 hemotologic and 2 biochemical values which differ from other horses.

The study involved 123 adult Friesian horses from the USA and Canada. Researchers compared the complete blood count and chemistry values of Friesians to general horse population reference intervals for adult horses. The difference in Friesian values included lower red blood cell count, lower hemoglobin, lower hematocrit, lower glucose, and higher lactate dehydrogenase.

RECOMMENDED FRIESIAN SPECIFIC VALUES
Red Blood Cell Count (RBC): 5.02-8.74 10/uL
Hemoglobin (HGB): 9.0-14.3 g/dL
Hematocrit (HCT): 27-42 %
Glucose: 62-95 mg/dl
Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH): 299-866 U/L

By using these Friesian specific values, over-diagnosis in Friesian horses can be avoided when it comes to conditions such as anemia, hypoglycemia, and muscle or liver injury - thus eliminating unnecessary diagnostics and treatment. It will also help to alleviate the confusion that occurs when a Friesian horse fails to respond to therapy.

By using Friesian specific values, veterinarians can correctly interpret blood results and gain a better understanding what is truly happening with that Friesian horse.

Reference: Sample SH, Fox KM, Wunn D, Roth E, Friedrichs KR. Hematologic and biochemical reference intervals for adult Friesian horses from North America. Vet Clin Pathol. 2015 Jun;44(2):194-9.https://www.fenwayfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Friesian-Blood-Study.pdf

**Values Determined using Sysmex XT hematology analyzer and the Olympus AU/700 chemistry analyzer. These reference intervals are most appropriately used with blood analyzed on these same analyzers. Trends are appropriate to consider when assessing Friesian blood work in daily practice.**

10th year in Iowa   It will be a celebration for sure
07/28/2022

10th year in Iowa It will be a celebration for sure

➑️IOWA⬅️ Mark your calendars! The 2022 IOWA Friesian Sporthorse inspection will be ➑️Saturday October 1st⬅️ at Singing Mesa Ranch in Lucas, Iowa. Stabling & camping will be available. The inspection host is Katie Stout (she also hosted last year, thank you Katie!) Inspections are a great way to have your horses professionally evaluated, meet other Friesian Sporthorse breeders & owners, become eligible for national year-end awards, and possibly earn Bronze Elite status, Provisional Breeding Approval, or one of the mare predicates. To learn more about inspections: http://www.friesiansporthorseassociation.com/FriesianSporthorseGeneralInspectionGuidelines.html

*Inspections are only open to registered Friesian Sporthorses & Foundation Book Friesians http://www.friesiansporthorseassociation.com/RegistrationFormsetc.html

Please PM me ir you would like more information or If you would like to host your own inspection   This is our 10th year...
07/28/2022

Please PM me ir you would like more information or If you would like to host your own inspection This is our 10th year we take breeding very seriously

➑️IOWA⬅️ Mark your calendars! The 2022 IOWA Friesian Sporthorse inspection will be ➑️Saturday October 1st⬅️ at Singing Mesa Ranch in Lucas, Iowa. Stabling & camping will be available. The inspection host is Katie Stout (she also hosted last year, thank you Katie!) Inspections are a great way to have your horses professionally evaluated, meet other Friesian Sporthorse breeders & owners, become eligible for national year-end awards, and possibly earn Bronze Elite status, Provisional Breeding Approval, or one of the mare predicates. To learn more about inspections: http://www.friesiansporthorseassociation.com/FriesianSporthorseGeneralInspectionGuidelines.html

*Inspections are only open to registered Friesian Sporthorses & Foundation Book Friesians http://www.friesiansporthorseassociation.com/RegistrationFormsetc.html

Begherra   I love this pic   Twisted Twig took an awesome pic
07/23/2022

Begherra I love this pic
Twisted Twig took an awesome pic

07/22/2022
Cross ties 101

I had to do this video all on my lonesome so please forgive the video lapse and crappy camera angles
Cross ties 101
They are safety for the horse and myself Cross ties allow for vet care, grooming, worming and allows for me to throughly put my hands everywhere to know the condition of my horse
This girl is Tally Her baby last year was champion filly

3 yr old Top Shelf Nebula at her first show.Nebula is FSA Bronze elite champion at her inspection, She is a Georgian Gra...
07/06/2022

3 yr old Top Shelf Nebula at her first show.
Nebula is FSA Bronze elite champion at her inspection, She is a Georgian Grande. Isn’t the little girl on her QH the cutest!!
Congratulations Megan!
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Samson is  a Top Shelf baby   Tirzah x Begherra  Friesian x Dutch Warmblood  Amazing
06/28/2022

Samson is a Top Shelf baby
Tirzah x Begherra
Friesian x Dutch Warmblood
Amazing

Oh my gosh, I love this breed. Check out Stouts Scotties!
06/22/2022

Oh my gosh, I love this breed. Check out Stouts Scotties!

Scotties By Stout is a small Scottish Terrier breeder located near Des Moines, Iowa. We have a small farm with horses, a donkey, chickens, and Scotties!

Our Scotties - El Chapo, Elvira and Jolene - enjoy their roles as full time house dogs, part time adventurous farm dogs. They take these duties very seriously. ❀️

Each of our Scotties meets OFA breed health testing requirements. Test results are on file with OFA.

Photo of Chapo "helping" with farm work.

06/22/2022
Girl power

Almost two weeks old She is just going to be an elegant powerhouse

Ok where are all my dressage riders, this boy just became available. A one of a lifetime and priced fairly!!!! Omg!!!!  ...
06/20/2022

Ok where are all my dressage riders, this boy just became available. A one of a lifetime and priced fairly!!!!
Omg!!!! Amazing

06/18/2022
We have a name- Top Shelf Boujee

8 days old filly has a name that completely fits her- Top Shelf β€œBoujee”
She has aspirations to be like her family member Adiah HP
πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ–€πŸ’™πŸ’™ PM for more information on Boujee
She will be FSA DNA verified, inspected and registered

Confirmed in foal!!!! Bruiser x Elle May. Omg omg this foal will be one to watch.  Could I get a Sabino with sompulsion ...
06/16/2022

Confirmed in foal!!!! Bruiser x Elle May.
Omg omg this foal will be one to watch. Could I get a Sabino with sompulsion and perfect confirmation. I’m saying Yes- please Deborah P. Harrison thank you Deborah for the opportunity to own this stallion -2 mares from our program confirmed in foal!!!!

HOW MUCH FOR A FOAL?Let me say a few words to you, yes you, the person who sends a text to just ask for the price. The p...
06/04/2022

HOW MUCH FOR A FOAL?
Let me say a few words to you, yes you, the person who sends a text to just ask for the price. The person who calls and hears the price and says β€œI can buy a cheaper foal somewhere else”. I'll talk to you too; the person who doesn't care about papers because I want β€œjust a pet and trail horse to raise”.
No foal is β€œjust a pet and trail horse”.
Behind every purebred foal is a BREEDER. I use capital letters to distinguish a breeder from an animal factory for lack of a better word. A serious breeder does not breed foals without documents that protect the integrity of the breed.
Registration papers are records of ancestry documenting the bloodline and enabling you to investigate possible health problems in your lineage.
When you tell a breeder you don't care about the papers, just tell them you don't care about the foal’s health, you just want the cheapest thing you can find!
If you choose to buy a foal from a reputable and quality breeder, this breeder is responsible for every foal’s health.
This breeder will skip vacations, miss sleep, and most of their personal time is dedicated to their horses and their well being. The truly passionate breeder, who loves what they breed, puts all of their time into it. Not only for foals that are sold, but also for every customer who owns a piece of their heart and is now a member of their large family. Breeders worry about their babies after leaving and will take them back without question.
A breeder will get his hands dirty, often covered in everything that comes with birth. Because that's what life is all about... in the midst of birth and death is life. The wheel that keeps spinning. A breeder conducts ultrasounds, analytics, emergency vet calls, vaccinations, registrations, researches pedigrees, deworming, hoof trims and provides the base start for the future of the foal in handling, trailering and bathing.
Last but not least, a breeder CHOOSES the family who is lucky enough to have one of their foals. Yes, you read correctly.
A real breeder chooses who they sell to.
There really is no compensation that can offset the investment a breeder has made.
A good breeder has other criteria for those who want to continue their bloodline, why? Because breeding isn't a responsibility to take lightly, it's a lifestyle choice reserved ONLY for the few devoted people willing to sacrifice.
Since a foal is never β€œjust a pet” he/she is the legacy of the breeder, a little boy's best friend, a caretaker of a little girl, therapy for the elderly, a member of the family, someone's whole world!
Partially written by: Sr. Eduardo Loredo Muller
Translated into English by: Angel Sophia Nogga
Modified for foals by: Stacey Mugrage
COPY AND ADD TO YOUR PAGE WITH YOUR OWN PICTURE.
Worth sharing with so much truth in this article. Responsible breeding and possession of several horses is a lifestyle and commitment many cannot understand.
7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Our lives revolve around the horses!

Saint and Lilly
06/03/2022

Saint and Lilly

05/30/2022
05/25/2022
5 days old Friesian Sporthorse colr

EDIT: we are pleased to announce Saint is sold and staying in Iowa. Her human parents are just a perfect fit for him. Sooo excited for them.
Congratulations Melissa Mills-Cash and her husband Doug. πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ–€πŸ’™πŸ’™ welcome to the top shelf family

Thank you for all the suggestions, his name is …
Top Shelf β€œSaint”
94% Friesian x Dutch Warmblood
He will be available to an approved home. He will be DNA verified, FSA registered and Inspected
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Thank upi for all the suggestions. His name is Top Shelf Saint. He will be available. 94% Friesian x Dutch Warmblood

Confirmed In foal.  Approved Preferred Mare, Tamar x Bruiser. To say I’m a little excited is an understatement!!!!
05/24/2022

Confirmed In foal. Approved Preferred Mare, Tamar x Bruiser. To say I’m a little excited is an understatement!!!!

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2008 230th Ave
Wesley, IA
50483

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(515) 320-1214

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I’m new here so asking a really dumb question: why are the breeds being mixed?
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I used to pick these up at the airport,I call them the Elvis Presley of the horse world
I love their posts 😍 They have gorgeous horses
Love love these beautiful horses!