Co Fan S

Photo courtesy of S.S. Billings
(2002 – )
Owned by Little River Friesians
Inducted: 2018

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Photo courtesy of Griffin Sport Horses
Photo courtesy of Sandra Hall Photography
Photo courtesy of Sandra Hall Photography
Co Fan S is an exquisite example of the Friesian breed, excelling in a diverse range of disciplines, while also displaying the classic traits of the breed with his handsome, upright conformation and intelligent, willing personality.

Co Fan S's success in the show ring is attributed not just to his athleticism and talent, but also to his relationship with junior rider/driver/exhibitor Janae Griffin and her trainers (and parents) Bruce and Staci Griffin. Janae Griffin was born to ride. Hailing from a long line of equestrians, her aptitude for riding horses comes about as naturally as walking.

In 2016, Co Fan S was named the IFSHA High Point All-Around Purebred Friesian and the USEF Friesian Grand Champion and Friesian Dressage, Hunter Pleasure, and Junior Exhibitor National Champion.

On receiving the Custom Saddlery Most Valuable Rider (MVR) Award at the 2016 IFSHA World Show, then 11-year old Janae Griffin, said, "Co fan S. is gentle, sweet, and kind. He takes care of me and is super talented."

While the combination of Co fan S.’s sweet disposition, Griffin’s exemplary equestrian skills, and the pair’s talent is hard to match, Co Fan S also won four World Championships, seven Reserve World Championships, and two Top-Five placings at the 2016 International Friesian Show Horse Association (IFSHA) World and Grand National Championship Show with Brenna Wishart aboard. "I will hold that ride close to my heart, as it was such an honor to show him and be a part of the Griffin Sport Horse Team!" Wishart said.

In 2017, Co Fan S was named the USEF Friesian Western Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure, and Junior Exhibitor National Champion. He earned the International Friesian Show Horse Association (IFSHA) High Point All-Around Purebred Friesian title and won the Friesian English Hunt Seat and Hack, Western Pleasure, Dressage, and Junior Equitation Champion titles. He also collected IFSHA reserve championship titles in Open Intro Dressage and Open First Level Dressage and the Western Dressage Association of America’s (WDAA) Basic Western Dressage Championship title.

This 16.1 hand gelding also claimed numerous IFHSA regional titles across four regions in the hunter pleasure, Western pleasure, dressage, and junior exhibitor divisions.

His lifetime IFSHA national titles include 21 national championships and 19 reserve national championships, earned Co Fan S the title of 2017 US Equestrian National Horse of Honor.

Co Fan S is an accomplished show horse and a depiction of the historic romance and good nature of the Friesian breed.