Fokker van het jaar, Obe Mous, wint Birth-Watch

Breeder of the year, Obe Mous, wins Birth-Watch

Obe Mous has been voted Breeder of the Year 2019. On Wednesday 22 January he was put in the spotlight by Marijke Akkerman and Sieneke Mekkes of the KFPS, who presented Obe with a Birth-Wacht together with a beautiful decorative plate . This ceremony usually takes place during the Stallion Show, but Obe was unable to attend for health reasons.

Bought first horse at the age of fifteen

The Breeder of the Year 2019 bought his first Friesian horse in 1967 at the age of fifteen.This was Wilma, a mare from tribe 14 from which he bred a legendary granddaughter: Fabiolaa Ster Preferent Performance. Descendants of this Reitse 272 daughter include the approved KFPS stallions Ulke 338 and Karel 370. Studbook stallion Hette 481 also descends from this line.

Striking Marrit fan de Klaster

Breeding stallion 'Van de Klaster' achieved success last year with three first premiums, an inspection and model stallion and sport mare Marrit fan de Klaster. Frisian breed passed on to son Klaas – resulting in the title of Breeder of the Year.

Ten foals a year

But Obe Mous may just as well be eligible for an 'oeuvre prize'.Mous Stud Farm is a household name in the Friesian horse world.More than 216 breeding products have born in the Mous stables. A dozen foals per year form the basis of a total of 50 Ster offspring, one Model mare, five Sport predicates and six Preferent mares, one of which even Preferent Performance, the aforementioned Fabiolaa. 'I just follow my gut,' Obe once modestly remarked in an interview.But the 'Mous' horses are not just a stroke of luck.'Sharp, 100 % honest and always eager to work', says the breeder, who is present at many breeding days and inspections as a godmother and shredder. 'I like horses that hold a promise.'


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