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Sanne C van de Wijdewormer (Imp)
the first horse to achieve Crown Predicate in Australia
Sanne was imported from the Nerthlands by Michael and Marcella van der Heiden of Friesians Dreams in South Australia in 1998 as a yearling, Sanne was their first Friesian horse.
In 2000 Sanne made her first appearance at a Keuring (judging) in Australia where she became a 2nd premie star mare.
In 2003 Michael and Marcella took her for another judging and this time she became a 1st premie star mare. At the judging in 2009 she achieved 1st premie again and also did her ridden IBOP test for which she received a score of 78.5 and was awarded the Crown Predicate making her Australia's first horse to achieve this.
Sanne had her first foal on 2001 a beautiful filly by the studbook stallion Teunis 332 named Hope Fan Friesian Dreams unfortunately she was taken after just 2 days.
In 2003 Sanne had another foal by the studbook stallion Teunis 332, another filly called Jacinta Fan Friesian Dreams.
At 14 years of age Sanne developed contracted tendons and Michael and Marcella tried every possible option and treatment they could think off but in the end had no options but to make the hard decision to have her operated on by vet Bill Harbison.
In 2015 they had to do it all over again, but the worst day came on the 1st of May when Sanne developed complications and they had to let Sanne go.
Sanne had the most amazing character and Michael and Marcella say a lot of people told them that "she thinks she is human she doesn't know she is a horse".
Sanne is still missed every day but she lives on in the hearts and memories of those who loved her.
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