The Barockpinto has been being bred in Europe for many, many generations.  It started out as a cross between a friesian and the Gelderlander.  One of the first well known stallions was Bonte Nico.  Popular in the Netherlands during the 60s for the beautifuly colored foals he produced. He was also considered quite controversial!!

While Nico himself (picutured at left in a breeding advertisement from 1966 was not really what I consider to be a beautiful horse, his contributions to the breed are undeniable.  One of Nicos sons Bonte Bertus had several notable offspring including Bonte Bart and Nico II  (they love to use the name Nico and also Bart  so try not to confuse Nico with Nico I , Nico II or the just place Nico that was in the US, ,he was totally unrelated to all these other Nico’s

 Bonte Bart(pictured below)  Bonte Bart was owned by Sonja Massanneck in Germany.   Mrs. Massaneck has made a big contrabution to the barockpinto breed over the years.  Bonte Bart is sire to many  Barockpintos including  Bizkit who was owned by Dreamgait Friesians He has passed. h

 Mrs Masseneck and one of her Barockpintos!!!  Look at his mane!!

Nico II pictured below was owned by Carmen Susenburger of Spain,  Carmen has also been a big promotor of the Barockpinto .  She is also the breeder of  Albano.  who is sire to Picasso owned by Tophat Friesians and Barockpintos

Nico II. (Bonte Bertus x Ster von Freark)born, 1992, above Below Carmen with Remko Friesian stallion and Nico !! at 18 yrs preforming and promoting the barockpinto breed

Below  Barockpinto stallions Alkatraz, Albano and DeNiro

By far the most acomplised Barockpinto stallion in dressage is Willem Van Nassau, bred  by Arnold Wemmenhove. Willem competed to GP dressage and is now a gelding and a school master for his owner her in the US.  Arnold has been a big part of the renewed interest in the Barockpinto breed in the Netherlands.  He is also the founder of the Barockpinto studbook.  One of the registries for the breed in europe, there are several others to choose from as well.


Albano below 

I had the pleasure of meeting Willem and his rider Bennie in person at the Barockpinto Kuering March 2014.


The Barockpinto breed here in the US has continued to grow there are now several stallions standing at stud inc our very own Homozygous pinto stallion International Playboy Larz



Friesians of Color is dedicated to promoting the Barockpinto breed here in the US, We feel its important to try to work together to help the breed grow.  There now are several quality barockpinto stallions to choose from.  In the next few years our own Homozygous pinto stud colt, International Playboy Larz, will be avalible to outside mares and will gaurentee color on any mare!!  Im sure there will be other homozygous colts in the years to come that will ensure every mare owner a good match for there horse as well as a color gaurentee!  


MORE INFO SOON.................


Below is our homozygous pinto stud colt International Playboy Larz , he is a WOW!!! pictured at 7 months!