Preferent Mares

Mona Lisa van Doorndraai

Tsjerk 328 x Ruurd Vb

Dam: Loret van Geyerspan Bb 1 Stb Pref

Born: 19/01/2004
Height: 165cm
Foal Premie: 2nd
2007 Inspection: Star 2nd Premie

Mona Lisa became the second Doorndraai Bred Preferent mare when her Tjalf 443 ‘Sport’ daughter Zona van Doorndraai became star at the 2021 Inspection at Doorndraai.

At the age of 19 she however contracted very serious plastentitis that led to a secondary bacterial infection that she could not fight.  She passed away on the morning of 5 July 2023 surrounded by the grooms that cared for her, her whole life.  She leaves a gaping hole at Doorndraai.  Luckily we still have her two daughters Ivory and Zona with us.

Neenke fan Bokkum Stb Star Pref *6 Prestasie – deceased

Neenke fan Bokkum also became Prestasie at the 2023 inspection and together with Katinka van Doorndraai they were the first two mares in South African history to achieve this.  Her three offspring that achieved over 75 points in the IBop was At van Doorndraai, Karien van Doorndraai and Viggo van Doorndraai.

Neenke fan Bokkum was one of the best breeding mares ever at Doorndraai Friesian Stud. Her loss has left a massive gaping hole at our stables.  RIP Neenke.

Wierd 409 x Nammen

Dam: Geartsje fan Bokkum Stb Star Model

Born: 15/07/2004

Height: 167cm

Mature Premie: Star 2nd


Neenke fan Bokkum was one of the best mares and Doorndraai Friesian Stud and was one of our cornerstone mares.  Her loss is still one of the biggest at Doorndraai.

  • Harley van Doorndraai Vb H (Tjalf 443 ‘Sport’)
  • Daenerys van Doorndraai (Tsjerk 328) – deceased
  • Warrick van Doorndraai Rb (Tjalf 443 ‘Sport’) – sold
  • Viggo van Doorndraai Star (Tjalf 443 ‘Sport’)
  • Potter van Doorndraai Star (Tjalf 443 ‘Sport’) – sold
  • Odette van Doorndraai Star (Tjalf 443 ‘Sport’) – sold
  • Maximus van Doorndraai Star (Tjalf 443 ‘Sport’) – sold
  • Karien van Doorndraai Stb Star Crown (Tjalf 443 ‘Sport’) – deceased
  • At van Doorndraai Rb Star (Ritse 322) – sold
  • Ingrid van Doorndraai (Ritse 322) – deceased

Loret van Geyerspan Preferent *5 – deceased


Loret was the first South African bred mare to become Preferent in South Africa and was sadly lost to us shortly after the inspection to the West Nile virus. Another one of her offspring, Yster van Doorndraai, became star at the 2011 inspections and her last colt Bakkies became star in 2012 which gives her six stars! Let’s have a closer look at what it means to achieve the Preferent Predicate.

Mares registered in the Foal Book and the Studbook may become Preferent on offspring. The Preferent predicate can be requested from the The KFPS by either the mare owner or the owner of one of the offspring. For the mare to be considered, four quality offspring has to be produced. The following will qualify for the Preferent Predicate:

  1. Ster or Model mares.
  2. Ster geldings.
  3. Foal Book Ster stallions.
  4. Studbook stallions.
  5. Stallions that made the second viewing of the stallion inspection.


  • Pandora van Doorndraai Bb1 Star Crown (Friso fan S. ‘Sport’)
  • Bakkies van Doorndraai Bb1 Rb Star (Ritse 322) – Sold
  • Yster van Doorndraai Bb1 Vb Star (Ritse 322)– Sold
  • Roland van Doorndraai Bb1 Vb Star (Tsjerk 328)– Sold
  • Mona-Lisa van Doorndraai Bb1 Stb Star Pref (Tsjerk 328)
  • Lomo van Doorndraai Bb1 Vb R (Adel Vb)– Sold
  • Emma van Doorndraai Bb1 Stb Star (Doede) – deceased
  • Wiebe van Doorndraai Bb1 Vb H(Brandus 345)– Sold

Katinka van Doorndraai Bb1 Stb Star Pref * 6 Prestasie – deceased

Sire: Adel v.d. Lievendal Vb

Dam:Wancy van Geyerspan Bb1 Stb (sold/deceased)

Born: 20/10/2003
Foal Premie: 2nd
2007 Inspection: Star 2nd Premie
Height: 162cm

We are very proud that Katinka van Doorndraai is the first ever South African bred friesian mare to achieve the prestigious Prestasie title.  At the 2023 inspection three of her offspring got over 75 points in their IBop which resulted in this extraordinary  achievement. They were Woody van Doorndraai (ridden by Wium van Huysteen), Evanka van Doorndraai (ridden by Lisa Sue Bezuidenhout) and Maggie van Doorndraai (driven by Richard Hofstra).

Katinka was the only offspring out of Wancy van Geyerspan at Doorndraai. She passed her good movement and correct conformation on to her offspring.

One of her fillies, Alma van Doorndraai, achieved first premie star status at the 2012 inspection and Katinka gave us another first premie foal in 2013, Maggie van Doorndraai.

The loss of Katinka was indeed a very sad day for everyone at Doorndraai.


  • Magnus van Doorndraai (Tsjerk 328 Stb) – Sold
  • Ruhan van Doorndraai (Friso fan S. Vb) Deceased


  • Evanka van Doorndraai (Tjalf 443 ‘Sport’)
  • Woody van Doorndraai (Tjalf 443 ‘Sport’) – sold
  • Tienka van Doorndraai Bb1 Stb Star (Tjalf 443 ‘Sport’) – sold
  • Raven van Doorndraai  Bb1 Stb Star (Tjalf 443 ‘Sport’) – sold
  • Maggie van Doorndraai Bb1 Stb Star (Tjalf 443 ‘Sport’) – Sold
  • Maya van Doorndraai Bb1 Stb Star (Friso fan S. ‘Sport’) – Sold
  • Heinsy van Doorndraai Bb1 Stb Star (Tjalf 443 ‘Sport’)
  • Alma van Doorndraai Bb1 Stb Star (Ritse 322) – sold
  • Zahre van Doorndraai (Ritse 322) Deceased

Rita van Geyerspan Bb1 Stb Star Pref *5 – deceased

RitaEibert Vb x Vincent Vb

Dam: Pietsje-Ancy Hb

Born: 23/09/1998
Height: 156 cm
Premie: Star 2nd Premie

Rita passed away in early 2016 from colic and it was a great loss for the stud.

Rita became only the second ever South African bred preferent mare in February 2015 when two of her offspring became star at the 2015 Inspections.  Gordon van Doorndraai Rb (S: Glenn ‘Sport’) became Star as well as Juliette van Doorndraai Bb1 Stb Star which was a fantastic result for the stud.  Gordon also achieved 77 for his ridden IBOP test which means Rita now has 5 Star offspring (Destinie van Doorndraai, Mieke van Doorndraai, Anneke van Doorndraai, Gordon van Doorndraai and Juliette van Doorndraai)


  • Wancy van Geyerspan (Eibert Vb) – sold/deceased


  • Zandre van Doorndraai Bb1 Vb H (Fetse 349) – sold
  • Thorben van Doorndraai Bb1 Vb H (Tjalf 443 ‘Sport’) – sold
  • Nikita van Doorndraai Bb1 Vb M (Tjalf 443 ‘Sport’) – sold
  • Juliette van Doorndraai Bb1 Stb Star (Tjalf 443 ‘Sport’) – sold
  • Gordon van Doorndraai Bb1 R Star (Glenn ‘Sport’) – Sold
  • Anneke van Doorndraai Bb1 Stb Star (Ritse 322) – sold
  • Yolanda van Doorndraai (Friso fan S. Vb Star ‘Sport’) Deceased
  • Mieke van Doorndraai Bb1 Stb Star (Tsjerk Vb) – Deceased
  • Destinie van Doorndraai Bb1 Stb Star (Brandus 345) – Sold

Show Results:

  • Champion pair with her daughter Destinie driven by Evelien Duin –  FPSSA 2006
  • Fourth Under Saddle, ridden by Kobus Strydom against very strong competition, with the 2 dutch guests also competing. – FPSSA 2006
  • Rita was ridden in the quadrille by Jolanda Schreuder as the leading mare – FPSSA 2006
  • Second in the Star Mares Over 5 Years class – FPSSA 2005
  • Third in Star Mare Class – AGC 2005
  • Reserve Champion mare in hand – AGC 2003
  • Second in the star mare class – FPSSA 2003

Nyncke fan de Visscherwei Stb Star Pref *4 – deceased

NynckePiter 312 x Ludse 305

Dam: Wubbigje Stb Star

Born: 23/04/2004

Height: 160 cm

Premie: Star 2nd Premie

Imported with 3 other fillies at the age of 1 year old. Excellent bloodline. She is a mare with movement and looks. Her sire is a top dressage horse in the Netherlands.  Nypcke became Preferent in 2016 with Natalie van Doorndraai being her fourth offspring to become star.


  • Vemcke van Doorndraai (Anders 451 ‘Sport’) – deceased
  • Livingston van Doorndraai (Kalvin fan’t Stal Bellafleur) – sold
  • Imcke van Doorndraak (Dries 421 ‘Sport’) – sold
  • Anne Nypcke van Doorndraai (Tjalf 443 ‘Sport’) – sold
  • Tobias van Doorndraai Rb (Friso fan S. ‘Sport’) – sold
  • Phryso van Doorndraai Bb1 Vb H (Friso fan S. ‘Sport’) – sold
  • Natalie van Doorndraai Stb Star (Tjalf 443 ‘Sport’) – sold
  • Deweke van Doorndraai Stb Star (Ritse 322) – deceased
  • Cherise van Doorndraai Stb Star (Ritse 322) – sold
  • Lourens van Doorndraai Vb Star (Tjalf 443 ‘Sport’) – sold