TINUS HOOIJMANS (1937- 2016)
A great breeder is gone

Tinus and Winand 405

* Breeder of four generations of preferent mares and two approved stallions.

On January 20, 2016 the life of Tinus Hooijmans from Kerkdriel came to a sudden end.

In him we lose a particularly cheerful and affectionate man who had great love for the Friesian horse. My contacts with him are from 1983 at the breeding day in Brabant. There were three second premium colts ( first premium was not yet commonin  these days). One of the three got approved as a stallion, Falke 291 from Ilkje, the foundation star and preferent mare of Hooijmans.Mr. Hooijmansbred many first premium foals, champions and first places in sections.

On the anniversary breeders day in 2004, Ilkje was shown in front of the carriage as an 30-year-old!

ILKJE S / P - Ulkje H S / P -

                        GAULKJE S / P

                                                                                           Nieta S / P

                        Lobe S / P -                 ZITA H M / P

                                                                                           VIETA S / P

Furthermore came from his breeding, alongside Falke, the stallion  Winand 405 (father PIKE) from Ulkje H.

On the last stallionapproval two weeks ago, his Sjerp x Teeuwis, also from the line of Ulkje, got to the third round. Breeding a preferent  line of four generations is not insignificant!

Others may continue to build on this base.

We are grateful for his friendship and for his efforts to promote breeding and the use of Friesian horses. We wish his wife, children and grandchildren, we wish a lot of strength in this loss.

Text: Doede Wiersma

Photo's: Johan Achterhof

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