Wall of Fame

Gitana homozygoot

Gitana is a 4-years old homozygoot mare from Cool Willow Spring BP02 (father Willem van Nassau). She has the looks and she is homozygoot! She has been breed with Emiel BP57 homozygoot. She has been sold all the long way to Colombia. A beautiful new adventure in a new country for this pretty lady!

Geke van de Anervaart ster

This beautiful 5 years old Barock Pinto starmare will continue her avonturen in the United Kingdom. She will give a very special Ivano BP65 offspring next year for sure. We wish the new owner all the good with this big sweetheart!

Gambo BP46

Gambo BP46 was approved as stallion at the age of 3 years old. He is an offspring of the famous Bontfire XX06. At the age of 5 he was gelded and did many shows with great results! He is a really functional sporthorse and has many talent for the high dressage. The flying changes are no problem for him! He is sold to a wonderfull family in the U.S.A and we wish him all the best for the rest of his life. We are still very happy that we have some nice offspring of him, like the homozygoot stallion Kick van de Voorsprong (2020) and the very good looking Kobus van de Voorsprong (2020).

Kevin homozygoot

Kevin is a very nice homozygoot colt from Gambo BP46. He is sold to America and will be used for breeding in the future. An important step for the BP in America!


L’anza is a beautifull 4-years old gelding. He is an extreme jumper, but also have received results in the dressage. He is a real allrounder! He is sold to the U.S.A. and wil succeed his carrier as a impressive HUNTER-horse!


Jeans is een prachtige enterhengst van Bontfire XX06. Hij heeft een fijne plek gevonden in Nederland en zal op termijn samen met zijn eigenaresse deelnemen aan de paardensport opleiding. Een mooie promotie van het ras!

Faith Ster

Faith is a rare Barock Pinto starmare of Bontfire XX06. She was an excellent horse, sweet and good ridden for everyone. She is sold to America and will be used for recreation and dressage. Good luck Faith!

Katja van de Voorsprong

Katja is born in 2020. Her father is Gambo BP46. She is a very elegant filly with a beautiful head. She is our little diva! Katja will stay in the Netherlands and will have a forever home.


Hinde is a 3 years old BP mare from Cornelis BP25 – This is very rare! She is only of the less Cornelis BP25 offspring, because we sold Cornelis some years ago to the USA. Hinde is sold to a woman in our neighborhood wo wants to breed with her. She is breed to Emiel BP57 :)!

Falco BP40

Melanie’s favorite stallion! Falco BP40 has been sold to a very good dressage rider in Switzerland. Falco was one of the most talented horses Melanie ever has ride. He was always earning high winning points and everything was very easy for him. Melanie has trained Falco for almost 2 years and they were L2 dressage, but ready for Z level. We have high expectations of Falco and his new rider. We never forget you!

Jannieke van de Voorsprong

Jannieke is a filly from 2019. Her father is Franke BP42 out of a Bontfire XX06 starmare. Jannieke is big and friendly! We have never met a sweet filly like Jannieke. We are happy that she founds a perfect forever home in the Netherlands. We are looking forward to see her on the keuring in some years!


Heiko is a 3 years old gelding from Bontfire XX06 out of the same mother as Fabian BP43. Heiko has the looks and movements! He will stay in the Netherlands and will be used for horse sport education. He will be a big promotor for our beautiful breed!

Eeltertje Lynn elite

Eeltertje Lynn has been sold to Portugal! She will be used as breeding mare for the Barock Pinto Studbook in Portugal. Eeltertje Lynn is an elite mare from Bontfire XX06 with an excellent pedigree. She is also the mother of Jonas van de Voorsprong, a one years old homozygoot colt from Franke BP42. We are happy that she can promote the Barock Pinto breed in Portugal!

Fabian BP43

Fabian BP43 is a big impressive 5-years old stallion from Willem van Nassau. We sold him to America. He is a really talented horse for dressage. Melanie and Fabian were competing at M2 level and they were ready for Z level. Melanie and Fabian has earned the highest performance test result ever. Fabian is a gelding now and will be used for the (higher) dressage. We wish him many luck!


Ielke van de Twingel

Ielke is born in 2018. He is a son of Bontfire XX06 out of a friesian mare. Ielke is sold in the Netherlands and will have a great future in dressage!


Ilonie was borm at our stable. She is by Bontfire X Silvio I. I sold Ilonie as a baby to Anna Reinbergerova in Czech Rep. She was looking for a Pinto jumping horse. I promised her that Ilonie will go all the way! Right know Ilonie is one of the best talented jumpinghorses in Czech Rep.


Ibiza was born at our stables. His father is our GP stallion Tietse 428 out of Melanie W. (Belisar X Pion). Ibiza was very succesfull in dressage with Harmina Holwerda. She was Champion of the state Friesland M dresassage. Talented horses get sold and Ibiza is now in Florida at Sunrise farm sporthorses. Ibiza will follow his brother Eyecather all the way to Grand Prixe dressage.

Giorgio allias Bengel

Giorgio was the first pony of Lianne. Together the where unbeatable in the jumping arena. The jumped at the highest level for ponies and where 4x Champion of the State Drenthe and 1x reserve Champion of Holland. They where placed more than 150 x 1 place.

Gatrichta allias Cutipie

Gatrichta was the first horse Lianne bought. She made her saddlebroke and trained her till 110 cm level jumping. She sold her to Katrin Eckermann who compete in 145 cm classes.


She is the mother of the Champion fillies 2018 -2019 CMS (Central Mare Show) Barock Pinto Studbook. We sold Moud and her babies to Monique D. in Holland.

Gerben vom Seebach

When i saw the first pictures when he was born I contacted Sigrid Seebacher that I wanted to buy in on Gerben. As a baby he came to Holland and we showed him in 2019 at the Stallionshow. Gerben became Ster stallion with a breeding permit. After the Stallionshow we sold Gerben to Mexico.

Dagho BP32

Dagho was offered for sale at 3 years old at the dutch Ebay. The owner wanted to castrate him. We made him approved in Holland and sold him to Austria. Dagho is a very strong stallion with powerful movements and a very interesting pedigree.


Melanie is born at our stable. She is a daughter of Tietse 428. Melanie was with rider Melanie very succesfull in dressage till she was sold to the USA. Melanie became at a very young age Elite and Preferent. She is also the mother of the approved stallion Franke BP42 and the Champion Central Mare Show 2019 Geke van de Voorsprong.

Bontfire XX06

I saw Bontfire for the first time when he was 2 yrs old . When I had the change to buy him at 4 years I had no doubt. Bontfire brought the Barock Pinto breed to the next level. After very succesfull breeding years in Holland with almost every year Champion offspring we sold him to the USA

Allard BP21

We bought Allard when he was a baby. He was Champion stallion colts. He is one of the best son of Willem van Nassau. After 2 very succesfull breeding years in Czech Rep we sold Allard to Italy. Allard became Champion at the Stallionshow 2019.

Bouke BP30

Bouke was born at our stable. He was a son of Willem van Nassau. With our rider Melanie he was very succesfull at 3 level dressage till he was sold to Korea. We know for sure that beautiful Bouke with his long manes will promote the Barock Pinto in Asia.


The most famous and pretty Friesian stallion in Costa Rica is Allard. Allard is a son of Tietse 428 out of Irene van de Zuiderwaard. We present Allard at the Friesian Stallion show when we was 3 years and he became Star. We sold Allard when he was 3 yrs to Jose Rodriquez. He is Prix St. George dressage and breeding stallion. Allard is a big promotor for the Friesian breed in Costa Rica.

Special Coloured

We sold this tall impressive stallion when he was 3 yrs to Anna Reinbergerova. He is a son of ZoSpecial. Anna made him a Grand Prix dressage horse.


Michael comes out of the best jumping motherlines from Holland. I bought him when he was 11 yrs old and we breed 2 years with him at our Stallion Station. We sold him to Stal Broek Veeningen.

Cornelis BP24

Cornelis is born by Lianne. He became Champion colts at the CMS. At three years he became reserve Champion at the Stallionshow and approved stallion. After the first breeding year Lianne sold him to Amerika. Cornelis is a very talented dressage horse and we know for sure that he will be show himself of in the future.


The first time when we saw Zospecial, as a baby, at the breeder’s stables (Hetty Smilda) we also saw potention and talent. So we immediately bought Zospecial. We raised and trained him, and he became approved stallion at the AES Studbook. After one successful year of breeding at The Voorsprong Stables, Zospecial was sold to England. Right now, Zospecial is attending dressage at a high level and he is still breeding in South Afrika.

Polleke allias Polaris Drummer

Polleke was the first pony of Lia. Lia became Z fressage with this little Gentelman and was many thimes Champion. Pollele was a perfect schooling pony. Also Bibi learned riding from him. Polleke died of a age of 29 yrs. He is a pony we will never forget.

Mewes 438

Arnold and Gerrit Stelwagen bought Mewes 438 as a yearling. Gerrit Stelwagen raised Mewes 438 at Boreel Stables and later, Arnold trained him for the Friesian Stallion Show. Mewes 438 became an approved stallion. After one very successful year of breeding at The Voorsprong Stables, Mewes 438 was sold to his new owner. Mewes 438 is approved on offspring and was the Champion of the older stallions in 2017.

Johannes BP09

I bought Johannes when he was 1 yrs old and sold him to Anne Holmen in Norway. He became approved stallion in Norway. Anne sold him later to Sigrid Seebacher in Austria where he was very succesfull for our Barock Pinto breed.

Olgert 445

Arnold and Mathias Kupfer bought Olgert 445  as a two-year old stallion from the breeder J. van ’t Ende. Arnold trained and prepared Olgert 445 for the Friesian stallion show where he was labeled as an Approved Friesian stallion. After one successful breeding year at The Voorsprong Stables, Olgert 445 was sold to his new owner. Olgert 445 is Intermediaire II dressage, father of many talented dressage Friesians and approved on offspring.

Tietse 428

Together with Susan Slaviro, we bought Tietse 428 from the breeder M. Doller (also the breeder of Leffert 306). Tietse 428 is the first stallion to be approved at the Friesian Studbook on his achievements in the higher level dressage. He also was the first approved Friesian stallion to perform at Grand Prix level dressage. In six years of breeding at The Voorsprong Stables, Tietse 428 has produced more than a thousand offsprings. This number shows the amount of trust many Friesian breeders have in Tietse 428. Unfortunately, the studbook didn’t. Without further explanation, the studbook unapproved Tietse 428. There are more than sixty Friesian stallions, which are approved on offspring, with a lower breeding value than Tietse 428. Thats a fact. Tietse 428 is and always will be the king of The Voorsprong Stables, and that’s also a fact!

Inneke van de Badwei

Inneke was the first Friesian horse Melanie trained till Z level dressage. Also Lia rides her at 4 level dressage. Every year she compete in dressage she gave a baby foal.


Trilogy was born and raised at The Voorsprong Stables. Melanie trained him until he was six years of age and fourth level dressage. Then he went to Bennie van Es for further training. At seven years old, he was the youngest and most successful Friesian horse at PSG level dressage. We presented him for approval to the Friesian Studbook. But unfortunately, the Studbook looked straight through his prestations and talent and didn’t approve him. We sold Trilogy to a 65-years old dressage rider in Mexico and he is still performing, and promoting the Friesian breed.

Willem van Nassau

Frens and Arnold Wemmenhove wanted to bring the Barock Pinto breed back into the picture. And so they bred Willem van Nassau, the founder of the Barock Pinto Studbook. As a three year old, Willem got Licensed by the AHS Studbook. In 2009, Arnold started the Barock Pinto Studbook with Willem van Nassau in mind as the ideal Barock Pinto Horse. Willem performed at Grand Prix Level Dressage with his rider Bennie van Es. Willem is also known for performing one year in the biggest european equine horse show Appasionata. Right now, Willem is retired and a schoolmaster dressage in the America. Willem is a legend. We guarantee you, that in a honderd years, people will still be talking about this legendary horse!

Maurits BP10

We bought Maurits BP10 as a foal from the breeder together with T. Solberg from Norway. He stayed at The Voorsprong Stables until he was two years old, he then went to Norway for the Barock Pinto breeding program of T. Solberg. As a four year old, he got approved at the Barock Pinto Studbook. In Norway, Maurits BP10 learned the dressage basics. When Maurits BP10 was six years of age, Tonje decided that Maurits BP10 had to use his potential for the higher dressage, so he went Bennie van Es for further training and Tonje became the full owner of Maurits BP10. Last years, Maurits BP10 has been very successful in the PSG level dressage, Intermediare I and II. And soon he’ll make his Grand Prix debut. Maurits BP10 became champion of the 2014 and 2015 Barock Pinto Stallion Show.

Eye Catcher

Eye Catcher was born and raised at The Voorsprong Stables. As a three-year old, GPB stables bought Eye Cather. His pedigree is unique, his father is our Tietse 428, his mother is our KWPN breeding mare Melanie (Belisar x Pion). Besides of Eye Catcher, GPB stables has also bought two full brothers of him. Eye Catcher his perfect silhouette and his outstanding talent makes him for sure an Eye Catcher in the dressage arena. At the moment, he is PSG dressage and soon his outstanding talent will bring him further to the Grand Prix level dressage.

Model Mares

In the past, we’ve advised and helped new breeders in many different country’s with selecting the best mares for their breeding programs. We sold and exported the mares as foals, youngsters and adults. Many of them achieved good results at multiple shows (keurings) worldwide. Some of these mares achieved the highest status for mares at the friesian studbook, Model. The next model mares are selected, sold and some trained, by us.

  •   Sjieke Dame (V. Feitse 293) USA
  •   Earth Angel TCB (V. Mewes 438) DK
  •   Rieka H. (V. Leffert 306) USA
  •   Raisa D. (V. Sierk 326) USA
  •  Hilly van de Zuiderwaard

Double Trouble

Double Trouble was born and raised at The Voorsprong Stables. Double Trouble his mother is Ria. We bought Ria as a foal, we raised her and she became a Star mare. Ria was sold to St. Sortemosegaard (DK.). There she became a Kroon and Sport mare.  Melanie trained him until he was six years of age and fourth level dressage. Then he went to Bennie van Es for further training. We presented him for approval to the Friesian Studbook. But unfortunately, the Studbook didn’t approve him. We sold Double Trouble to Germany.

Boudewijn BP26

We bought Boudewijn BP26, then called Willem II van de Meulenpad, as a foal from breeder Jansen. We directly saw his amazing movements and beautiful confirmation. We sold him as a foal to Susan Slaviro from the USA. Boudewijn BP26 got approved at the Barock Pinto Keuring in Helmet, CA. USA with an outstanding high score of 47 points. Boudewijn BP26 is a son from Willem van Nassau. We are proud to see that horses selected, bought our bred by us are successful in multiple country’s all over the world.

Peter BP04

We bought Peter BP04 from the breeder as a foal. He already was outstandingly beautiful and he had extremely great movements. When he was three years old, he got approved at the Barock Pinto Studbook with an incredible score of 47.5 points. After two years of breeding at The Voorsprong Stables, Peter BP04 was sold to Susan Slaviro (USA). Peter BP04 is the first Barock Pinto stallion who is approved on offspring. He is a big promoter for the Barock Pinto breed in the USA. Peter BP04 is a son of Willem van Nassau.