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Royal Grove Stables is home of  the world-famous imported
Grand Champion, Ster Friesian stallion, 
Harold v.R. aka Apollo 

FHS Provisionally Approved Breeding Stallion 
FSA Provisionally Approved Breeding Stallion
FSHR Sport Horse Friesian, IFSHA Show Horse 
Friesian Heritage Horse & Sporthorse Int'l Breeding Stallion

Sire: World Champion, Sape 381 Sport 
 Dam: Maaike Wimke K., Ster + Preferent (Oltman 317 )
Coefficient: 1.37%  Foaled: 2002

Apollo is NO LONGER standing at stud. Thank you for your interest having him a part of your breeding program.


Apollo was awarded KFPS Ster Stallion and Grand Champion in Driving in Holland. He was awarded FHS Grand Champion for in-hand and driving in US & Canada 


KFPS Registration Name: Harold v.R., registered with Het Friesch Paarden Stamboek (FPS) &  Friesian Horse Association of North America (FHANA)

  • Apollos' Sire is World Champion, Sape 381 Sport. Sape was the 2001 KFPS World Champion Stallion and also received the reserve champion title in 2002 & 2004. Sape was asked to participate in the Championship round at the annual Stallion Show in the Netherlands every year from 2001-2009. 

  • Apollo has a phenomenal full paper pedigree with Ster+Preferent, Ster, Preferent, Preferent.  He truly is one of the most majestic breeding Friesian Stallions available in the US.  

  • Apollo is DNA tested homozygous black, which means he does not have a red gene, so he only throws black and bay depending on the mare's color. His color is brilliantly shiny blue-black with dapples, he's absolutely stunning!


I'm honored to have such an magnificent stallion as Apollo. He is an exceptional high-quality, full papered, imported, purebred Ster Friesian Stallion that  has passed on to his offspring, his gorgeous movie-star looks, luscious hair, intelligence, gentleman disposition, dog-like personality, incredible athleticism in dressage and driving, with high-knee action, and amazing work ethic. We are honored to have him a member of our eternal family. He is greatly loved and cherished... He has been an immense blessing in my life. ~ Carol Whitaker