Brookside Friesians LLC is a private 5 barn, 20 stall facility located in Feeding Hills, MA. Brookside has grown over the years and now includes a full service breeding station, 180x150 outdoor riding arena with full dressage court and coming in fall of 2022, a new indoor riding arena will be added to be able to enjoy the winter New England months in warmth! 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.
Pam joined the Brookside Team in 2018 as Marketing Director of Breeding Operations after Brookside Friesians acquired Djoerd 473 Sport. As our farm grew and with the addition of a Breeding Station, so did Pam's presence with us! Pam is now our Vice President of Operations and Sales.
Pam is passionate about the Friesian breed and currently owns two retired friesian mares who reside at Brookside. She is detail oriented, charismatic and dedicated. Presently she is located in Ocala, FL, investigating potential expansion opportunities while also handling the sales and daily operations for Brookside. Pam also has an extensive background in sales in Equine markets as well as other markets.
Amanda Valli was welcomed to the Brookside family in the fall of 2023 and comes with 25 + years in the equine field. Her love of horses started at a very young age, taught by her father to ride and drive. At five years old, Amanda began to take professional lessons where she broadened her knowledge through the years from drafts to mini and a variety of disciplines such as side saddle and western pleasure. Throughout her riding career, Amanda developed her knowledge, skill, and experience in driving. She has a variety of unique driving experience from horse drawn funerals to driving in television and movies. Amanda has been filmed in movies such as : The Greatest Showman and Little Women; and television series such as: Dickenson, Boardwalk Empire, and The Gilded Age.
Amanda also brings her experience as a veterinary technician, who is familiar with rehabilitation, breeding experience from managing breeding programs and managing large equine farms.
Stephan joined the Brookside Team in 2021 as Grounds Manager. Throughout his time here at Brookside, Stephan found he enjoyed being in the barn, has dedicated himself to learning everything about each of the horses here and now enjoys helping with the stallions doing collections, training young stallions to the phantom and was promoted to Farm Supervisor. You will find him overseeing all aspects of the farm and the daily running of the farm!
Kayla joined the Brookside Team in early 2018. Kayla oversees all foalings on the property as well as the desensitization of the foals as well as making sure all the horses look their best! Kayla 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!
Emily Emond, owner of Emily Emond Dressage at Far Meadow Farm in Morris, CT, joined the Brookside Team in 2023. Emily brought Ylisa van Stal Hogewald through the levels in 2023 and helped get her to the coveted Kroon predicate at the FHANA Keuring in October 2023. Emily also keeps our horses in dressage shape! Look for them in the show ring!
Emily joined the Brookside team full time in 2023. For the past few years, Emily has worked part time during the summer while in school. Within her time on the farm, she grew to absolutely love the Friesians. Emily graduated from Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Spring of 2023.
Kim joined the Brookside team in 2023. Kim has been in the saddle since she was 7 years old and always had a love for animals. She spent her youth sailing over jumps as high as 2'6". Now she keeps her feet on the ground and recently has begun riding again. Moe is her favorite to ride around the farm! Kim has been a pet sitter for 15 years and enjoys being back around the horses!
James Piascik can be found in the barn on a daily basis helping out, giving treats, grooming horses and lending a hand wherever he is asked to. During the summer, James enjoys giving the horses baths!
Isabella Piascik can be found in the barn sneaking treats to all of "her horses", grooming horses and giving out instructions. During the summer, she enjoys playing with the foals and riding her Mo Mo.