April 26, 27, 28  - Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave North, St. Paul, MN

Sponsored by the Minnesota Horse Council
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Stallions at the 2024 MN Horse Expo
Schedule is subject to change

2024 information will be posted as available.


Friesian Stallion

Eros is a 7 years Friesian Stallion who displays a modern build. His long legs enable him to move with elegance. At 17+ hh, he makes a memorable impression, not only with his size, but also his long mane and tail and extraordinarily kind, gentle temperament. He’s smart, beautiful and always willing to learn. He is out of Litrik fan Synaeda (Ster) and Pleione (Ster).

Eros is owned by Smoketown Friesians, Barb and John Rich, of Sumner, Iowa. He will be standing at Imperial Reign Friesians, Algona, Iowa, for the summer of 2024. He is available for on farm A.I. and shipped cooled semen.

At the FBH Inspection, one of Eros’ sons was awarded 1st premium, the Excellence Award and Champion of 3-year-olds and under. He will have 13 foals this year. Eros passes on his height, disposition and fancy conformation to his foals.

Eros has been in training at MC Training with Mario Contreras beginning dressage, where he is a barn favorite because of his disposition and willingness to learn. Mario said “He’s doing very well in his training program. Thank you for the opportunity to work with this amazing Friesian stallion.” Here are a few comments that we have received about Eros: "He is absolutely astounding from his confirmation, size, movement, temperament.  Amazing boy.” Another admirer said: “I was stunned by his presence, demeanor, and overall build. Truly magnificent!”


Legacy's Knox
Shire Stallion

Height: 18.1

Owner: Russell Brand, Brand Valley Farms
Accomplishments: 2023 Senior National Champion Stallion, 2023 Classic Halter Series Best of Breed, 2023 Olmsted County Fair Grand Champion Stallion; Knox's granddaughter has been 2-time National Champion Mare, 3-time National Champion Best Bred and Owned.

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Phantom's Poet
2018 Gypsy Stallion - Cremello Tabiano with blue eyes

Poet has beautiful color and build. His damn Carolyn’s was imported from Ireland and his sire is Fantom from the United States. He has many foals on the ground and with his exceptionally well behaved, mellow demeanor, he is a grand addition to anybody’s breeding program. This stud service is available through Mini Manor Ranch in new Richmond, Wisconsin.

Find Poet in the Horse Barn, Stalls AH1-3 and AI 14-19.


2017 Grey Gypsy Stallion
Registered GVHS, GHRA & TGCA
14' 3HH - E Gg W20W20 - PSSM & FIS negative

Standing at stud @ KD Performance Horses, LLC in Saint Joseph, Minnesota.
Owned by Kathy Slagter- Peace of Serenity Ranch in Central Michigan.

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Cruzin DoubleOslick
Stands 15 hands
Buckskin stallion

Leyh Quaters of Eagle bend MN. He is a Jr. Stallion in training.
Sire is Slick by Design LTE $643,000 and offspring earnings over 7 million dollars. 4x NFR qualifier. Dam is Cruzin Beduino LTE $80,000 and qualified for the Jr barrel racing world show in 2014 and made to the UPRA finals in 2021.

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Morgan Stallion

Cass is a beautiful example of the classical Morgan horse. A very versatile Morgan, he
both rides and drives. An outstanding example of Morgan type, balance, correctness and athleticism. Cass has 6 Morgan offspring to date: 4 black, 1 grullo and 1 chestnut. He stands to the public at Prairie Hill Morgans in North Dakota. Breeding inquiries are welcome. He will be on display with Prairie Hill Morgans during the 2024 Minnesota Horse Expo.



Kiger Mustang

Wild branded Kiger Mustang stallion from Kiger Herd Management Area.
Rounded up as a 4 yr old in 2011 from the high desert mountains of Oregon.
Trained by Riverside Mustangs, straight out of the wild.


Spirit of Torden

Thundering Hope Horse Farm presents Spirit of Torden, a 2016 Friesian Stallion sired
by Friesian Freerk (Freer-ick) S. and out of American Paint, Zippin Little Lady. 

Torden is registered with the Friesian Blood Horse and Friesian Heritage Horse Registry.
He is six panel, hydrocephaly and dwarfism negative and standing for stud in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. Torden is an all-around athlete, he can work cattle, provide
a comfortable all-day ride, the ability to be put in a harness and his most recent accomplishment is excelling in high level dressage. He shows a knack and ease for collection accompanied by impulsion, suppleness and balance. Torden brings versatility, elegance and class to his foals and a presence to any activity he participates in. He expresses his Friesian heritage in his posture and personality coupled with the stamina and versatility from his dam. He is a showstopper of his own making.

If you would like to know more, you can see him in the
Friesian Blood Horse aisle stall BF12 in the Horse Barn.



Noble Orion

Noble Orion is a 12-year-old Friesian stallion who stands 16.2h. He is by the two-time stallion show champion the late Sape 381 and out of a preferant mare who was imported from the Netherlands. Noble is a smart and willing partner in everything we do. He spends most of his year with his “girls” while enjoying the life of a horse! Noble is a wonderful example of the traditional baroque Friesian; he continuously passes his willingness to learn and mild temperament on to his offspring.

Noble is negative for both dwarfism and hydrocephalus. His offspring are very smart, tall, athletic, and they love their people. Noble is standing at stud with Imperial Reign Friesians in Wesley IA this summer! He is open to the public for live cover breeding, and shipped cooled, along with onsite AI! Noble can be found in the Friesian Blood Horse Isle in the horse barn. Please come by and say hello!

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Kajus (Kai-yus) is a 5-year-old Friesian stallion who is still maturing into his adult body and currently stands 17.1. He is by the late Teade 392 and out of a full-papered ster mare who was imported from the Netherlands. Kajus carries a stunning presence and an abundance of hair that the breed is known for. He is showing a fabulous balance in his training and is always ready to work. He has an incredibly low inbreeding number and his diversity in his bloodlines can be an incredible asset in any breeding program!

Kajus is negative for both dwarfism and hydrocephalus. He passes on his incredible amount of hair, smart inquisitive personality, long elegant legs, and his pizazz for playfulness to his offspring! Kajus is standing at stud with Imperial Reign Friesians in Wesley IA this summer! He is open to the public for live cover breeding, shipped cooled, and on-site AI! Kajus can be found in the Friesian Blood Horse Isle in the horse barn. Please come by and say hello!

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See the North Country Stallions in stalls BE1-BE8  in the Horse Barn


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