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Horse Breeds
First Posted: Sept 19, 2010
Sep 19, 2010

Friesian Crosses: Moriesian, Warlander, Georgian Grande, Friewalker

Country of Origin: United States of America

Not to be confused with Friesian Sporthorse, 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.") Other crosses include Thoroughbreds, Warmbloods, and other sport horse types.


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, as well as family and pleasure horses.

For More Information:

Friesian Horse Society
Friesian Heritage Horse & Sport Horse International
Friesian Sport Horse Registry
Friesian Blood Horse Registry
American Friesian Association
International Georgian Grande Registry
Moriesian Horse Registry
International Warlander Society & Registry
FreWalker Registry

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