BREEDERS WITH ONE GOAL:

Breeding show jumpers for top sport

The Van Straaten family is an institution in the horse world. Fred and Frieda, together with their children, have been running “De Hazelhorst” for decades. It is a riding shool where many a child has learned to ride, and the interest in their fun and well-led pony camps is huge, attracting not only children from the Netherlands but also from abroad. Their children, Fred jr. and Josta, are, besides teaching, mainly concerned with educating and showing young horses. During the summer Fred is on the road selecting foals for Foal Auction Prinsjesdag, the foundation where he has been selector since 2006. The family thanks their fame mostly to their breeding results; the showjumpers with an ‘S’ after their name securing in international arenas an eminent reputation for their breeder. World superstars such as Fellini-S, Dittorio-S, Andretti-S, Eldorado-S, Arc de Triomphe, Wladimir-S, Typhoon-S, Loyd and Handel represent just a few of the successes to come from the Van Straaten’s strong breeding program. Strict selection, underpinned by the family motto “from sport comes sport” has been key to the family’s achievements.

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THIS IS WHAT WE DO

SERVICES

The Van Straaten family is involved in several facets of equestrian sport, which visibly reinforce each other. In addition to the well-known show jumping breeding, also trade and training are important elements of this family business.

 

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Services

THIS IS WHAT WE DO

BREEDING

Every year the Van Straaten family breeds around 25 foals from several prominent damlines. The strict selection based on health, attitude and quality, generates fruitful results.

SPORT

Because the homebred horses are also trained up to international level by the Van Straaten family themselves, there is a lot of insight into the attitude, quality and hardness of these horses.

ADVICE & SALES

Another continuous factor is the sale of all colt every year. And when there are enough mares to continue breeding with, the fillies will also be offered for sale.

RIDING COMPANY

The Hazelhorst is located between Den Ham and Ommen, in the most beautiful forests of Overijssel. The Hazelhorst is a combination of riding farm, equestrian camps, breeding and bed & breakfast.

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2020 Pregnancies

Below you will find the expected foals for 2020.   Anabelle-S Quasimodo Z uit Neuvelle-S van Zeus Pegase van ’t Ruytershof Hereusa-S Corland uit Zereusa-S van Hors la Loi II Eldorado van de Zeshoek (merrie verkocht naar USA) Lachelle-S Dinken uit Erachelle-S van...