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Friesian cross

Friesian Cross
Distinguishing features: Friesian crossbreds, of any color, type, or size
Country of origin: USA
Breed standards
Friesian Sport Horse Registry: [[1] Breed standards]
Friesian Blood Horse Registry: [[2] Breed standards]
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

The Friesian cross (also Friesian/x and Friesian Sport Horse) is a horse breed produced by crossbreeding the Friesian horse.

The breeding of Friesian Crosses has become increasingly popular in the United States, with various registries often being created to recognize certain specific crosses. Friesian crosses may be considered sport horses (suitable for the sports of dressage, combined driving, eventing, and jumping), or they may be considered pleasure horses.

Some popular crosses include Friesians crossed with draft horses (primarily Percherons), Morgans (Friesian/Morgan is known as a "Moriesian"), Arabians, Andalusians (Friesian/Andalusian is known as a "Warlander"), Paints, Saddlebreds (Friesian/Saddlebred is known as a "Georgian Grande"), Thoroughbreds, and Tennessee Walkers (Friesian/Tennessee Walker is known as a "Friewalker".)


Friesian Crosses can be any color, type, or size. They tend to maintain some of the characteristics of the Friesian (such as the temperament, long manes, and feathering), and often inherit some of the flashier movement of the Friesian. They are popular for a variety of uses, including dressage, eventing, and driving.

External links

  • Friesian Horse Society North American Friesian and Part-bred Registry with International UELN for the Friesian horse in North America


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