Frolichkeit was a Main Studbook Hanoverian mare by the Elite Hanoverian stallion Wertherson out of the mare Gutte Wette (Grundstein I/ Wettstreit). She was the first Hanoverian mare that I ever owned. I bought her as a three year old from Some Day Soon Farm, where she was born.

I sold Frolic as I planned to keep her wonderful daughter Destinie. Frolic became a dressage princess owned by Theresa Vanden Heuvel. Theresa and Fro had some lovely years together.

In 2006 I had the opportunity to have Frolic back in my mare herd and jumped at the chance. She was leased to another breeder and produced a wonderful Rascalino filly in 2008. I bred her back to Rascalino in 2008 and got a lovely filly Rosabella. In 2010 Frolic was leased again and produced her very best foal to that time— Haley, an incredibly moving filly by Hotline. See her below.


I bred Frolic back to Hotline, hoping to get something half as good for myself in 2011, and I did. Her 2011 filly Halcyon was outstanding! Tragically she was lost to a neck injury in June 2011. Fro was under lease again in 2012, producing a last Hotline filly before retiring.

At age 20, Fro enjoyed a well deserved a retirement at my farm. She came home to the farm and enjoyed the companionship of Rohanna and Rubizza. She seemed to be wearing a permanent grin since coming home. Very sadly, I lost Fro to a severe colic in early 2013. RIP beautiful red mare. Perhaps Fro wanted to cross the rainbow bridge to be with Rohanna and Halcyon.


Beautiful Halcyon, Frolic's 2011 Hotline filly, lost to a damaged neck that caused paralysis

Frolic's parentage


Wertherson, pictured above, competed very successfully at the FEI level of dressage. He was owned by Suzanne Quarles of Some Day Soon Farm, MD and ridden by Fred Weber. Very sadly, Wertherson died in January 1999. He will be greatly missed. Wertherson sired numerous Elite mares, among them Fro’s full sister.


Werther (above) is legendary as a versatile sire of athletic horses. He produced innumerable top stallions and mares. He recently passed away at a very advanced age, leaving behind an immense legacy in the form of his numerous excellent offspring.

Grundstein I

Fro’s dam Gutte Wette is a German Oldenburg mare by the marvelous dressage sire Grundstein I (above). Grundstein I sired 17 fully approved sons. His dressage index reached 178. Grundstein’s lines include the classic ones of Grande, Sermon (Senator), and Gotthard.

Gutte Wette’s full brother Grand Giraud is a highly ranked dressage horse (ranked 89th out of the world’s top 100 dressage horses in 1994). Gutte Wette’s full sister Wunschtraum produced a stallion son by Contender who was licensed in Oldenburg in 1999. Gutte’s dam Walinga was a full sister to the 1977 Elite Hanoverian stallion Winston by Wettstreit out of their Thoroughbred dam Daffy Toban xx.

Latest update August 30, 2013