This is the only Friesian Horse ever long listed for the Olympics

Jelsche ridden by Hokan Thorn
photo credit - Terri Miller


Jelsche (Bold Contender) started her Dressage training as a three year old in September 1988. In 1989 she was AHSA Zone IV Training Level Champion.

Each show season saw continuing success as she worked her way up the levels. In 1992 she won every class she entered at 3rd and 4th Level. She made her debut into FEI Prix St. Georges in 1993 at age eight and was placed first on five occasions along with winning the USDF Prix St. Georges Adult Open that year! Wow!

In 1995 Bold Contender was competing and winning at Grand Prix. She took part in the selection trails for the U.S. Olympic Dressage Team for the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996, Jelsche was long listed for the team!!!

She was awarded Star status based on her Dressage performance, and won numerous USDF All-Breed Awards for best Friesian, including 1st place for Prix St. Georges & Intermediate I in 1998. 1st place Grand Prix in 1994,95 & 96 along with Muscial Freestyle Grand Prix in 1996.

Her long carreer in the Show Ring did not allow time for any foals, and the chance to pass on her great Dressage ability and work ethic. In order to start to mainteain her legacy to the Friesian Breed we have successfully obtained two embryo transfers from her, sired by FPS/FHANA approved Stallion Feike 395.


We are happy to announce the successful Embryo tansplant breeding of Bold Contender.

To the right is her colt Moet

and below is her filly Manhattan

For more information on Bold Contendor
& her offspring please call her proud owners
George & Ros Randall (651) 351-0778