He’s been billed as the world’s most handsome horse, and now Friesian stallion Frederik The Great is hitting The Big Apple, all the way from his home in Arkansas.
Frederik is joining Rolex Central Park Horse Show next month, as part of the multi-day equestrian show at Wollman Rink.
Born in the Netherlands where the Friesian breed originated, Frederik is a 15-year-old, award-winning dressage horse with his own YouTube channel that has reached over 14 million views.
He is based in the scenic Ozarks of Northwest, Arkansas, when he is not traveling to compete in national competitions throughout the year. With one of the thickest and longest manes of any Friesian stallion, Frederik has been approached to star in major feature films and will also appear in a 10-part mini-series titled, Frederik The Great – Behind the Beauty, which will be released in spring 2017, as well as a documentary titled, They have no voices to be released in fall 2017.
“Frederik not only captivates his audience with his breathtaking beauty, but also loves to light up a crowd with his outgoing and charismatic personality,” says Stacy Nazario, Frederik’s owner. “We’re thrilled to be a part of Rolex Central Park Horse Show.”
The Rolex Central Park Horse Show is the first equestrian show at the Wollman Rink, and is bringing Frederik to New York City “to provide a special opportunity to showcase his majesty and beauty, giving New Yorkers and visitors from all over the globe a first-hand experience of this special horse”, said show founder Mark Bellissimo.
“Frederik has taken the world by storm and helped to shine an international spotlight on the equestrian world, allowing an unprecedented audience to appreciate these Friesian horses,” he said.