Ivan is the resident stallion at The Stables of Rolling Ridge. Ivan is a 2002 Friesian STER Stallion. He has competed through the Grand Prix level with numerous wins and placings over the years, and is still competing today. Ivan was also the first Friesian to compete in the Pan Am games, during Mexico 2011. Despite being a stallion, Ivan has a sweet disposition and is a barn favorite.
FEI Grand Prix stallion and 2011 Pan American Games competitor.
More Information about Friesians (including Ivan's relationships to each):
“Sport” predicate (Once awarded, this gets added after the horse's original first name):
The Sport predicate can be awarded to mares, gelding, and stallions that achieve good results in competitive sport. Sport can only be earned based on results achieved at shows registered with the "United States Equestrian Federation [-- USEF], United States Dressage Federation [USDF], American Driving Society [ADS] or Koninklijke Nederlands Hippische Sportfederatie/Royal Dutch Equestrian Federation (KNHS). The scores registered with -- USEF, USDF, ADS, or KNHS determine qualification for the Sport predicate.
Dressage: Z1+5 Dressage (USDF) 5 scores of 60% or higher at third level or higher; or Z1 Level test 24 or test 26 with 5 scores of 60% or higher.
So after achieving the above scores: "Ivan" became "Ivan Sport."
STER (“Star”): When a horse is 3 or more years old, s/he may be judged additionally for a "ster" (pronounced "star") classification. A horse may be a ster regardless of gender (yes, even geldings may be ster). A horse who has been rated ster is considered a superlative example of the breed.
After Ivan was judged, he was awarded the "Ster" classification.
The IBOP (Individual Suitability Test for Horses): This is a one-day test for young horses, presented by their own rider or driver. Its goal is to gain insight into a horse's natural talent for the sport. The IBOP is open to mares, geldings, and unapproved stallions, age 32 months and older. The test provides breeders and registered parties valuable information about the talent of their horses in their respective breeding direction.
IBOP for Dressage Horses: Dressage horses participating in the IBOP are required to perform an individual dressage test, followed by an under-saddle performance in a group of two to four combinations. In the group test, horses must demonstrate their basic gaits and several tempo changes, upon request of the jury. Four -year-old horses are also required to show a leg-yield, and horses five years old and up must perform a shoulder-in.
Details of the test can be found here: http://www.fhana.com/pdfs/inspection-info/2014RiddenIBOPrevised9.5.14.pdf
Ivan's test can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDwLP1fjE3A Performance IBOP Testing. September 26, 2008. FHANA/KFPS Keuring held at Leesburg, VA. Presented by rider Wendy Klazenga. Score 83.5
Video of Ivan: Freestyle presentation during the Open House. Stable Of Rolling Ridge. May 2016.