Rinske van de Winshof



Friesian Star mare
Date of Birth : 04-06-2005
Inbreeding Coefficient 2.34 %
Height : 1m55
Royal Friesian Studbook


[ pedigree - showresults - photo's - descendants ]


Rinske came to us as a foal . We bought her as a friend for our own bred filly Sanne fan it St. Elooishof . So the foals could grow up together.
Our eye fell first on the ad of Rinske because she had such a good paper with a very good pedigree . Rinske has what is called a full paper ( mother's side all star minimum ) . But what a pedigree ! ! Rinske comes from the very good mare line 008 on. Mother Jelske v.d. Broekstraat is star, grandmother Rosina 's star preference ( which means that she has minimum 4 star offspring ) , then again with the star mare Anneke and then model mare Oelkjen , the highest possible score of predicates . Subsequently : Foekjen star preferent , Gera star, Aaf II model , Olda stb , Aaf stb and Elisabeth model . So at 12 generations , only 2 times stb , the rest all minimum star and model mares in the maternal line ! On the paper , only four generations are mentioned , but we also saw the paper of the mother and it shows that after Oelkjen model again star preference is with the mare Foekjen . This is a beautiful dam and so a horse with a huge certainty to breed ! ! Rinske comes from the very good mare line 008 on.

Rinske's sire is the beautiful stallion Ulbert 390. He does it very well in sport . He was sold to America , so these bloodlines are not as frequently found in Europe. He is stabled at Iron Spring Farm. Ulbert is a son of Sierk 326 from a Leffert 306 dam. At mother's side we find back the stallion Ouke 313, a son of Douwe 214.

Rinske is a beautiful mare , more typically built for sport. She has very good, spacious movements and has a super hind leg . She has quite a lot of temperament and is very suitable for sports . On the breeding day at Zolder in 2008 she was declared star , which we were very proud of , because this competition is always very large and the best horses come over for it!

Rinske is sure to mention an all-round horse. She is ridden dressage and used for driving in all ways . Especially in driving she is our steady hand . Would you like to ease a carriage ride or a traditional ride , with Rinske no problem . But do you want a gear and stabbing a marathon or indoor ride , also no problem . Rinske is always ready !

Rinske is also used in our driving courses, so many novice drivers have learn to driving thanks to her ! Again the proof of her great character !
In our dressage demonstrations at Flanders Horse Expo , Rinske was almost always there .
In the winter season , we often drove some indoor games with her , both in singles and later in tandem with her as the leading horse . In 2013 we started with CAN 3 competitions at national level with a tandem and thereby Rinske was used for both dressage and cones and also in the marathon as our leading horse. A test what should not be underestimated , which once again proved what a unique horse Rinske is!


With our friesians we gave a lot demonstrations , we drove elegance contests , carriage walks , parades , etc ... Rinske did all that work just fine: under saddle , in singles , tandem , three-leaf clover and four-in-hand teams. In the four-in-hand driving team , you can set Rinske on all places , but usually it is in front left , as the leader of the team. Currently Rinske is perfected in dressage , but also in driving we continue with her . We recently purchased an original doctors buggy from sometime early 1900s . A unique thing where Rinske really wonderful suits for, as if it was made at her size !

With Rinske we have provisionally once bred . She had a wonderful son , MDR 's Dark Foeke . He got a nice 2nd premium on the Arabo - Friesian show at Wortegem . Foeke as a yearling was sold to friends and has been schooled at the age of 3 with us. When his owners had to sell him because of changing work conditions , we bought him back to further perfect him in driving and dressage . Mother and son are now back together on our stable and had also been seen in the Ommegang in our village Mater together.

We hope to be able to count on our Rinske for many years. If all horses were only as good and nice as she is, it would be easy to be a horse owner! This girl has stolen our hearts !



V. Ulbert 390 V. Sierk 326 V. Ygram 240
M. Berbertsje Stb Ster Pref
M. Famke D Stb Ster V. Leffert 306
M. Lady Spray Stb Ster Pref
M. Jelske v.d. Broekstraat Stb Ster
V. Ouke 313 V. Hearke 254
M. Erna Stb Ster Pref
M. Rosina Stb Ster Pref V. Douwe 214
M. Anneke Stb Ster

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May 11, 2008 Ommegang Elsegem (chariot)
May 18, 2008 Ommegang Sint-Goriks-Oudenhove (chariot)
July 10, 2008 Ommegang Mater (chariot) 
July 13, 2008 Herzele Koetse (3-leaf clover ) 
September 14, 2008 Fokdag Zolder - Star declared 2nd premium 
August 29, 2008 Exam driving course 
Februari 28 - March 1, 2009 Flanders Horse Expo Gent (dressage carousel )
July 10, 2009 Ommegang Mater (mounted)
September 20, 2009 Paardekijkdag Oudenaarde (chariot)
November 29, 2009 Exam single driving course
December 5, 2009 Sinterklaasfeest PZ Vlaamse Ardennen (chariot)
April 3, 2011 Exam single driving course
April 25, 2011 Tandemrit Wachtebeke
July 10, 2011 Ommegang Mater (6-in-hand driving team )
February 11, 2012 Indoor Torhout (single)
March 3 & 4, 2012 Flanders Horse Expo Gent (singles dressage test with show car )
June 17, 2012 Elegantierit Waregem (in pair)
July 10, 2012 Ommegang Mater (chariot)
September 16, 2012 Paardekijkdag Oudenaarde (chariot)
February 9, 2013 Indoor Torhout (single)
February 17, 2013 Indoor Torhout (tandem)
March 30, 2013 CAN 3 contest Puurs - 1st place
April 14, 2013 CAN 3 contest Brugge - 1st place
April 28, 2013 CAN 3 contest Bornem - 1st place
June 1 & 2, 2013 CAN 3 contest Booischot - dressage , cones and marathon - 1st place
June 15 & 16, 2013 CAN 3 contest Elsegem - 1st place
July 10, 2013 Ommegang Mater (mounted)





































  MDR's Dark Foeke
(Dark Laes x Rinske)
2009 gelding 
Owned by ourselves