Friday's Child Farm is a small, privately-owned and operated sporthorse farm located near Houston, Texas and run by the Colle family. Our goal is to produce top sporthorses suitable for amateur or professional riders, and we emphasize quality over quantity. Our breeding program incorporates the best of Holsteiner, Hanoverian, and Oldenburg bloodlines.
Beth Colle began riding as a child in the Hunter divisions, and later competed in the Jumpers for many years. Beth showed at the Junior/Amateur Owner level at shows across the country, including Indio, Estes Park, and Lamplight. She later switched to training and showing in dressage, and has earned her Bronze Medal and successfully competed through Prix St. Georges with several Regional Championships across the levels. Beth continues to compete in the dressage arena, but especially enjoys starting our young horses under saddle. Beth also served for several years as a Board member, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the American Holsteiner Horse Association.
Beth’s varied riding background allows her to assess hunters, jumpers and dressage horses with the amateur rider specifically in mind. Our foals are bred with the goal of creating a talented sporthorse with superior ability for professionals but also the temperament and rideability for the amateur rider. Our foals all learn stable manners and basic concepts such as leading, grooming, and trailering early on, and our horses are handled daily to ensure positive human interaction.
How did we get the farm name?
There is an old nursery rhyme that reads:
Monday's child is fair of face
Tuesday's child is full of grace
Wednesday's child is full of woe
Thursday's child has far to go
Friday's child is loving and giving
Saturday's child works for its living
And a child that's born on the Sabbath day Is fair and wise and good and gay.
Ironically, we had already chosen the farm name before our first foal was born on a Friday - it must have been the right choice!