Tys may be booked for appearances, demonstrations, film work and photo opportunities.
Tys, the Friesian is an 8 year old gelding who is well known for his beauty, his training and his eagerness to please. He has an amazing personality and is truly a pleasure to ride.
His intensive training started when he was a three-year-old, and has continued through his life. He is a well-rounded horse and able to be ridden in all disciplines. Tys is a registered Friesian through the Friesian Heritage Horse/Sporthorse International. He has been bred for success, as Tys has one of the finest Friesian pedigrees in the world. His sire is BIKKEL 470, is known for his incredible temperament as well as his sport aptitude. Tys’ grandsire on his sire side is BEART 411 which originates from one of the finest breeding lines in the Netherlands. Anton 343 is his Grandsire on his dam’s side. He is known for his incredible looks and extremely long hair. Anton 343 was recently on the cover of one of the FHANA magazines as a tribute to him and his legacy. The cover story called him, “one of the most magnificent horses ever”. Tys has definitely continued the family tradition.
Tys is 16 hands tall. His long double mane, forelock, jet black coat and baroque body type makes him simply breathtaking. It is no surprise that he has been chosen for so many video commercials and print advertisements.
Tys is certainly a winner, having won over a dozen competitions with a completion through Z1 Level where Tys has earned two winning points. He’s trained to ride, drive, perform and compete, as well as model in video and photography shoots. This is most demonstrated in his videos – which have had millions of views.
Tys has worked with many companies to meet their brands needs such as:
- Ps of Sweden Equestrian Stockholm
- Le Mieux
- Aspen Equestrian
- Horse Gloss
- Mrs Ros
- Lamantia Coutoure
Tys is a favorite for photographers too. Here are some of the professional photographers for whom Tys has modeled:
- Emma Emerelle
- RM Photography
- Laura Oonk photography
- Eliane van Schaijk
- Mandy Roeting
- Liselotte Schuppens
As you can imagine, Tys’ beauty is shared amongst many and has been showcased through many books, such as:
- Model quidence by Emma Emerelle
- Photoshop course by Emma Emerelle
- Paarden fotografie by Ryanne Tichelaar RM Photography
In December of 2022, we launched his own social media accounts. Through these accounts Tys has had millions of views and praises, which has given him a large social media presence of over 200,000 followers in less than three months.
Why is he so successful? First, he’s beautiful. The most common comment we receive, on social media and in person, is “he’s the most beautiful horse I’ve ever seen.” Several of his videos have millions of views and thousands of comments, all glowing.
He is gentle with kids, easy to work with, and loving towards his owners and trainers. Everyone is looking for a horse like Tys: beautiful, ideal conformation, excellent training and breeding, willing to work hard, and a proven winner.
Tys is in daily training with Ed Dabney Gentle Horsemanship of Covington, Georgia. Tys can perform all the fundamental and advanced classical dressage movements and is very responsive to the light touch of the rider’s cues. He can move each body part independently. He negotiates, with ease, the advanced 20 station obstacle course including the tunnel, water obstacles, ledge, stairs and maze. Tys has been ridden many miles on trails where he has been exposed to wildlife and dogs along with crossing bridges and creeks. Tys has been ridden in an equestrian mounted drill team executing precise, synchronized patterns. He has been introduced and desensitized to a wide variety of noises, activities, people, vehicles, spooky items and equipment. Tys has excellent speed and direction control at all gaits. He is respectful of humans and easy to be around. Tys is calm, safe and is appropriate for intermediate and advanced riders.
Ed Dabney is an internationally acclaimed clinician, presenting horsemanship and riding clinics all over the United States, Canada and Europe.
Ed’s training articles have appeared in many major national magazines. Ed produces instructional videos and the “Gentle Horsemanship” TV program which has been seen on two national television networks. Ed has produced four horse training DVDs.
In 2007, Ed was named Champion of the East Coast Trainer Challenge Series by Equine Extravaganza. Ed was honored to have been selected by the University of Georgia to teach their senior level Young Horse Training course. Ed is a fifth generation horseman who has worked with horses all his life, being involved in the ranching, motion picture and horse training industries. Ed’s blending of gentle horsemanship and classical equitation has attracted students all across the United States, Canada and Europe, drawing the attention of serious riders searching for the lightest touch and the deepest connection with their horses.