January 17, 2015
We are very excited to announce Elis GV has been named the United States Equestrian Federation National Horse of the Year! We want to say Congratulations and Thank You to Elis’s owners Dr. Jim & Beth Kornegay of GrandView Farm in New Smyrna Beach, Florida for trusting us and giving us the privilege of training and showing the amazing Elis GV!
Elis GV Wins
USEF National Horse of the Year
News & Updates
October 4, 2016
We have two exciting results to report! First we want to congratulate Jim & Beth Kornegay and their 2 year old filly Tallulah GV. Tallulah earned the coveted First Premium and then was awarded Reserve Youth Champion! Our next Congratulations goes out to Phenomenon F.S.F. owned by Louise Brandon Shane and Janae Griffin. Phenomenon was awarded the prestigious title of Ster Mare with a Second Premium. Thank you all for trusting us with these beautiful mares.
April 2, 2016
We are very honored to announce Bruce & Staci Griffin were named this years Horseman & Horsewoman of the Year by the Virginia Horse Councel! We would like to thank everyone involved in selecting us to receive this very prestigious award. We are truly blessed.
Harper JR Wins High Point Awards!
June 5, 2016
We had a great time at the CRAA IFSHA Region 1 Championships! Five horses competed with GSH and together earned 17 Regional Championships, 19 Reserve Regional Championships and 7 Regional Top Fives! We want to say a big congratulations to our owners and all our amateur riders and handlers. You all did a fantastic job!
FHANA Keuring - Springfield, Ohio
September 10, 2016
GG L Divo and Austin took part in bringing area law enforcement together with the community. It was a priveledge to be asked to part of this event for the second consecutive year.
April 1, 2016
We are very proud to say we have teamed up with Ovation Riding Helmets, a division of English Riding Supply, Inc. an excellent company with superior products. Thank you for being our newest sponsor!
October 8, 2016
It was an honor to be a part of the inaugral FHANA Central Mare Show in the USA!
A huge Congratulations goes out to Aitske RV, Model, Sport - owned by Jim & Beth Kornegay for being named Reserve Champion of the Show!
We would also like to congratulate Phenomenon F.S.F. owned by Louise Brandon Shane and Janae Griffin for winning the 3 Year Old Division.
Bruce & Staci Receive High Honors
We are honored and humbled to announce Bruce and Staci Griffin were awarded the IFSHA President's Trophy in recognition of their contributions to the improvement and success of the IFSHA Friesian Show Circuit. We feel very blessed to receive this award and want to say a sincere thank you to Sandy Jacob, IFSHA President for selecting us.
IFSHA World Championships
June 19, 2016
The GSH Team had a fantastic showing at the IFSHA Region 5 Championships! We are extremely proud to report Co fan S, owned by Little River Friesians earned the Overall High Point Purebred Friesian & the High Point Dressage Horse awards while Harper JR, owned by Lauren Riehle earned the Overall High Point Part Bred Friesian Award! Together with our amateurs and owners the GSH team brought home 18 Regional Championships, 5 Reserve Regional Championships and 2 First Place ribbons! We feel very blessed and want to thank all of our owners for the opportunity to train and show your talented horses.
August 23, 2015
We are thrilled to report the IFSHA Region 2 Championship show in Hamburg, NY was a great success. The GSH team brought home 16 Regional Championships, 4 Reserve Regional Championships and 4 Top Fives. This show was even more exciting as our amateur owners took to the ring. You all did a great job and we are very proud of each of you! Congratulations to all!
Baroque Horse Classic
IFSHA Region 2 Championships
USEF Horse of the Year, Elis GV and Gypsy Vanner Stallion join Hurt Pentecostal Church for Vacation Bible School. Thank you for the opportunity to bless others.
August 15, 2015
Congratulations to Marcia Boeing and her colt Ruffian for winning Overall Grand Champion! Another Congratulations goes to Cindy Smith and her filly Habana for winning Overall Reserve Grand Champion! Thank you for the opportunity to handle your lovely horses.
KDA USDF Sport Horse Breed Show
Elis GV & Austin Visit Local Seniors
October 4, 2014
Laura Farmer and Charlotte Rivers otherwise known as the Friesian Ladies received honorary lifetime memberships from IFSHA at the 2014 World Championships in Lexington, VA. This mother and daughter team travel the country to support the Friesian show horse. It is always a pleasure when they come visit us here at Griffin Sport Horses.
"Friesian Ladies" Honored
October 1, 2014
We would like to say a very heartfelt Thank You all of our Owners and Team Members for making the 2014 IFSHA World Show a huge success. GSH brought home 34 World Championships, 30 Reserve World Championships and 38 Top Fives and the overall High Point Award! We also received 3 Championships, 1 Reserve Championship, 7 Firsts, 3 Seconds, 2 Thirds and 4 Fourths in USEF all breed classes! Congratulations to our owners and their amazing horses!
Elis G.V. Wins
Overall High Point Award!
Elis GV Named USEF Horse of Honor
Bruce Griffin Named
USEF Equestrian of Honor
Co fan S Wins
High Point Dressage Award
Gypsy Vanner National Championships
& Feathered Horse Classic
New Smynra Beach, FL
October 4, 2015
We had a great time at the IFSHA World Show in Burbank, CA. It was a pleasure to handle some truly great Friesians. We showed 7 horses and earned their owners 10 World Championships, 1 Reserve World Championship and 1 Top Five. Congratulations to Seelchen & David Feibush, Robin Stater, Kimberly Robinson & Todd Browning, Julie Unvert and Friesian Thunder! Thank you for the opportunity to handle all your wonderful Champions.
June 5, 2016
A big Congratulations goes to Co fan S and his owner Little River Friesians. Cor (as he is known at home) won the High Point Dressage Award at the CRAA IFSHA Region 1 Championships! Thank you Little River Friesians for the opportunity to train and show the amazing Co fan S.
CRAA IFSHA Region 1 Championships
Law Enforcement & Community Partnership Day - Danville, VA
New Sponsor for GSH
May 30, 2016
We are very excited to announce our newest sponsor, EquiFUSE. We highly recommend their complete line of equine hair care products. Thank you EquiFUSE and we are looking forward to a long term partnership.
Sept. 29, 2015
Congratulations to Beth & Jim Kornegay & their colt Yellen GV on earning a First Premium, Champion Colt and Reserve Champion of the Day!! Another Congratulations to Little River Friesians and their filly Zanna LRF for earning First Premium & Champion Filly! Beth & Jim also had a 2nd Premie Yearling Filly and a 3rd Premium Gelding! Little River Friesians yearling filly also earned a 2nd Premium. Thank you for the opportunity to present these wonderful horses.
IFSHA World & Grand National Show
Baroque Horse IFSHA Region 2 Championship
September 23, 2015
Congratulations to Maryanke Alexander and Matt & Amy Haygreen on their young stallions Oliver P. and Otto P. earning Ster Status! Thank you all for trusting us with your boys. It has been a pleasure to train and present these two fine stallions.
IFSHA President's Award
October 9, 2016
A big Congratulations goes out to Lauren Riehle and her extremely talented and versatile gelding Harper JR for winning the overall Part Bred High Point Award and the overall High Point In Hand Horse Award at the IFSHA World Championships! We are all very proud of Harper and his numerous accomplishments!
October 5-9, 2016
We had a great time at the IFSHA World Show. Together the GSH team brought home 21 World Championships, 25 Reserve World Championships and 18 World Champion Top Five Placings. We want to congratulate all our owners and amateurs for doing such a great job! We would also like to thank our "Pit Crew" for all their hard work and help making this show a success. We feel very blessed to have wonderful owners and talented horses. Thank you all!
A big congratulations to Louise Brandon Shane and her Gypsy Vanner stallions GG L Divo and Austin. These handsome stallions competed at the Gypsy Nationals & Feathered Horse Classic is Jacksonville, Florida and together they earned 2 National Championships, 1 Reserve National Championship, 2 National Top Fives, 5 First Places and 1 Second Place. To top it off GG L Divo went on to win the High Point Driving Horse Award! Thank you Lou Lou for the opportunity to train and show your incredible boys!
FHANA Central Mare Show - Springfield, OH
We feel very blessed to report the results of a very fun IFSHA Region 2 Championship show. The GSH Team earned 21 Regional Championships, 11 Reserve Regional Championships and 9 Top Five placings! To make it even better, Otto P. owned by Amy & Matt Haygreen won the High Point Purebred Friesian Award and Harper JR owned by Lauren Riehle won the High Point Part Bred Friesian Award! We want to say a sincere Thank You to our owners for trusting us with their horses and to our amateurs for a job well done.
October 1, 2015
USEF Horse of the Year, Elis GV and Griffin Sport Horses were very honored to be asked to represent the Equine Industry at the Career Choice SOVA Youth Expo held in Chatham, VA. Over 4000 middle and high school students attended the event!
ERAHC Andalusian/Lusitano Breed Show
EquiFUSE joins the GSH Team
Elis GV attends Career Choices Youth Expo
We would like to say Congratulations to Karen Lewis and her young Aldalusian mare Elegancia XX. This beautiful PRE mare was shown at her first ever breed show and came home with the title of Champion Spanish Junior Mare! Elegancia also won 1st Place in the Spanish Junior Mares 3 & 4 year olds and a 2nd place in A/L Junior Mares 3 & 4 year olds. Thank you Karen for the opportunity to train and show the talented Elecancia!
August 29, 2015
USEF Horse of the Year, Elis GV & Gypsy Vanner Stallion Austin as well as the whole GSH team were very proud to be a part of this community event. Over 2000 people came together in Danville, VA for a day of inspiration, education, partnership and fun. Thank you to Law Enforcement and Community Leaders for inviting us!
Community & Law Enforcement
Austin & Elis go to VBS
Elis & Austin visit
The Rescue Ranch
August & July 2015
USEF Horse of the Year - Elis GV & Gypsy Vanner Stallion Austin visit the Rescue Ranch in Statesville, NC to help inspire and educate our youth.
July 26, 2015
We couldn't be more proud of GG L Divo, Austin and Divo's Royal Reflection. The three Gypsy Vanner stallions all owned by Louise Brandon Shane had a great show. Together they brought home 8 First Place and 1 Second Place Ribbon. The highlight of the show was L Divo being awarded Grand Champion Driving Horse of the show! Congratulations Lou Lou!!
GG L Divo Wins
Grand Champion Driving Horse
at the Feathered Horse Classic
May 4, 2015
USEF National Horse of the Year, Elis GV and Multi National Champion Gypsy Vanner stallion, Austin brought smiles to many faces while visiting a local senior center. A true blessing for all of us here at GSH.
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Buckeye Baroque IFSHA Region 5 Championship, Springfield, OH
IFSHA World Championships - Lexington, VA
October 5, 2014
A big Congratulations goes out to Beth & Jim Kornegay and their extremely talented and versatile gelding Elis G.V. for winning the overall High Point Award at the IFSHA World & Grand National Championships! We are all very proud of Elis and his numerous accomplishments!
December 15, 2014
We are thrilled to announce Elis GV has been named USEF Horse of Honor. Elis is one of only six horses to receive this incredible honor and one of only three horses to now be in the running for the coveted title of USEF National Horse of the Year! Elis GV is proudly owned by Beth & Jim Kornegay. Congratulations to you both!
December 20, 2014
It is with great pride we announce that for the third year in a row Bruce Griffin has been named a “USEF Equestrian of Honor”. This year Bruce won the Barbara Worth Oakford Trophy for Excellence in Western Pleasure. First, we thank the LORD! Thank you to all of the owners and talented horses that helped make this possible. Thank you to the USEF committee for choosing Bruce for this honor and those responsible for nominating him for this prestigious award. We would also like to thank the entire Griffin Sport Horses team and all our loyal supporters. We are indeed truly blessed!