Kayla joined the Brookside Team in early 2018 as Barn Manager and Foal Wrangler. Kayla oversees the day to day care of the horses and is passionate about the breed as well as the care of the foals! Kayla has 15+ years in the breeding business working at several reputable farms including Tintagel Enterprises. That is where her love for foals came into play. She has been a huge asset to our program and we are thrilled to have her with us!
Pam joined the Brookside Team in 2018 as Marketing Director of Breeding Operations after Brookside Friesians acquired Djoerd 473 Sport. Pam is passionate about the Friesian breed and owns two friesians of her own. She is detail oriented, charismatic and dedicated. Pam also has an extensive background in sales in Equine markets as well as other markets. We are so thrilled to have her onboard with us!
Ron joined the Brookside Family in 2010, where he became a building block of our foundation. Riding through Grand Prix, Ron trains and competes Brookside's stallions in Holland, based at De Nieuwe Heuvel in Lunteren. He also selects our sales horses and coordinates the importing for our International Sales department.
Brookside Friesians LLC is a private facility located in Western Massachusetts. It is owned and operated by Danielle and Justin Piascik and their family, who are wholeheartedly passionate and devoted to the Friesian breed. We specialize in the breeding, sales, and showing of Friesians and the sport of dressage and driving while keeping with the integrity of the KFPS.
Throughout the years, we found having a team was more effective, and let's face it, more fun! We have some of the greatest trainers in North America and Europe who have joined our team. As a team, we work together, play together, and cry together. As the Brookside Family, our mentality is everything is better when it is done with family.
As breeders dedicated to bettering the breed, we know that not everyone is able to financially afford a large sum of money to make having a Friesian a reality. We are proud to offer reasonable payment terms on any of our Friesians we have on the farm, to make owning your very own Friesian a reality! If we do not have your perfect horse, we are available to offer our services to help you find it! Please contact us with any questions or to make an appointment to come see one of the horses for sale. Brookside Friesians is happy to help you find the horse of your dreams and proud to work with exceptional breeders in both the US and the Netherlands. Please contact us for further information.
Dan joined the Brookside Team in 2018 as Trainer. During the 2019 season Dan trained Tanzania ISF for the Keuring. During the 2019 season, Dan competed with Tanzania at the Midnight Summer Classic IFSHA Region 1 Championship, placing in the Top 5 in every class success! In the 2020 season, Dan started Alark's driving career in May. By the end of year, Alarik had won three Driving Divisions under Dan's training. Dan is the head trainer for Wolfert 467 Sport and Djoerd 473 Sport. He will be working towards earning Wolfert's Driving Sport Predicate in the spring and Djoerd's Carriage Driving Sport Predicate. For more information about Dan's business, Mountainview Training Center, please see the "Our Trainers" page.
Kristen joined the Brookside Team in 2018 as Amateur Rider after being a part of the Brookside Family from the beginning. Kristen is passionate about rejoining the Main Ring after competing successfully for many years in her youth. Kristen owns four quarter horses and competes in the barrel racing circuit in Texas and New England.
Nevaeh joined the Brookside Team in 2019 as Junior Rider with Ylisa van Stal Hogewald. Nevaeh is an exceptionally talented young rider. She can always be found in the barn, and works hard to develop her talents under saddle. She is under the direction of Dan Dali Haber's Lesson program at Mountainview Training Center. We are looking forward to seeing the continued relationship develop with Ylisa in the show ring!
Front left to right: Djoerd 473 Sport, Danielle Piascik, Rinse H Ster, Justin Piascik