Friesian Quest, LLC is a full service breeding and training facility owned and operated by Robert Hildreth, D.V.M. and his wife Tammy Hildreth.
Tammy & Robert Hildreth DVM - Presentation of
2005 USEF Friesian English Horse of the Year Champion
2005 USEF Friesian Driving Horse of the Year Champion
Dr. Hildreth is a UC Davis graduate, and practices veterinary medicine out of the couple's mobile veterinary hospital in Murrieta, California..
Ms. Hildreth has been competing in the equine industry at national levels since 1982.
The Hildreth's are honored to be recipients of the 2005, 2006, and 2007 United States Equestrian Federation Leading Friesian Breeder and 2005 & 2006 Leading Friesian owner.
Since 1998, the Hildreth's have focused their attentions specifically on the Friesian horse; in particular for promotions designed to increase public awareness, general knowledge, and education relating to the procreation of this almost three time extinct breed.
The Friesian Quest protégé actively participate in USEF recognized competition, parades, high school dressage exhibitions, driving, medieval costume, and annual Keurings to present their successful breeding program to the Inspectors.
Friesian Quest's Tiemen Ster Gelding was awarded 2005 International Friesian Show Horse Association Grand Champion All-round Horse of the Year, IFSHA Driving Horse of the Year, and USEF Driving Horse of the Year.
Tammy & Robert Hildreth DVM - Presentation of 2005 USEF Leading Friesian Breeder & Owner
Ivanhoe FQ bred by Dr. and Mrs. Hildreth was awarded 2005 International Friesian Show Horse Association Hunter/Hack Horse of the Year, as well as 2005 United States Equestrian Federation Friesian English Horse of the Year, 2006 USEF National Champion Dressage and Hunter Pleasure Horse of the Year & FPS Star Stallion. In 2007 under the ownership of Ms. Janet Lundeen he was awarded USEF Western and Specialty Horse of the Year, ultimately winning the coveted USEF Grand Champion Purebred Friesian Award. In 2008 Ivanhoe was also invited to the FPZV Stallion Performance test and was approved as an FPZV Approved breeding stallion.
Another Friesian Quest stallion of special mention bred by Friesian Quest, is Dante. Dante in his first year of competition was awarded 2005 USEF and IFSHA Reserve National Champion In Hand & Saddleseat Horse of the Year. In 2006 Dante was awarded FPS Star Stallion, USEF Champion Saddle seat and Specialty Friesian Horse of the Year. In 2007 Dante was awarded IFSHA World Champion Senior Stallion In-hand and IFSHA World Champion Park Horse. In 2008 Dante was awarded the FPZV Stallion Performance Test Driving Champion - and also was named the 2008 FPZV Stallion Inspection - 1st Premie Champion with Approved breeding license.
Tammy & Rob Hildreth accepting honors for Dante of Friesian Quest at the 2008 FPZV Stallion Performance Test.
Dr. and Mrs. Hildreth have enjoyed assisting their clients to achieve many Championship goals with their Friesian's, with Mr. and Ms. Ramirez and Ms. Lundeen in being awarded the Prestigious USEF Grand Champion Friesian Award in 2005 and 2007.
In 2006 the Hildreths announced the new family addition, FPS 1992-1995 Reserve World Champion, and 1996 FPS World Champion, FPS Approved Breeding Stallion Melle 311. This was a very important addition for breeders in the United States, as he is the patriarch of a very rare and sought after Age bloodline known for producing exceptional Friesian's for sport - as well as being free of known genetic defects. In June of the same year two more acquisitions were made Liekele 364 (Tetman bloodline) whom sired over 600 offspring in Europe and Pegasus (Ritske bloodline) whom were in Germany for their formal dressage training. These acquisitions were important from two aspects, one being sport talent and the ability to pass that on to their offspring, as well as the addition of another rare bloodline adding longevity. In 2007, Liekele was awarded and licensed to breed by the FPZV as a 1st Premie Approved Breeding Stallion, and Pegasus in 2008 completed the FPZV Stallion Performance Test as the Reserve Champion overall, and was also licensed as an FPZV Approved Breeding stallion.
Ms. Hildreth also serves on two United States Equestrian Federation Committees as representation of the Friesian bred horse, and has recently agreed to serve as a Director of the International Friesian Show Horse Association, the only representative of the Friesian bred horse recognized by the United States Equestrian Federation.