People often refer to Frederick the Great, a 16-year-old Friesian stallion and the proud bearer of the unofficial title of the “world’s most beautiful horse,” using flattering monikers such as the “Real-life Black Beauty,” “Storybook Stallion,” or “Fabio of Horses.”
Frederick was originally from the Netherlands and was brought to the United States by Stacy Nazario, the proprietor of Pinnacle Friesians, a horse farm in Arkansas, when he was six years old. Nazario had a hunch that there was something unique about him from the moment she laid eyes on him, and her intuition proved accurate as Frederick matured into a stunning creature whose looks could make humans envious.
Last summer, images of Frederick the Great went viral on several social media platforms, receiving thousands of shares. People were astounded by his stunning physique, from his muscular build to his gleaming coat and black mane, which appeared to sway gracefully in the wind. Many were convinced that he was the most gorgeous horse on the planet, which earned him the monikers of the “world’s most handsome stallion” and the “world’s most beautiful horse.”
Although 2016 was the year that brought Frederick international attention, according to Stacy Nazario, her magnificent Friesian had a devoted following for many years. “He’s always been popular with his fanbase,” she told The Guardian, last year. “Before this, his videos and his photographs have been all over. He’s got fans from all over the world.”
Frederick’s owner claims that the stunning stallion is well aware of his striking appearance and relishes being the focal point during dressage contests.
“He lights up when he’s in the arena or when there’s photography going on. It’s almost like watching a celebrity, you know, the difference between when they’re at home and under the lights,” Nazario said.
Despite being likened to a handsome heartthrob among horses, Frederick the Great has a calm and amiable disposition, according to his owner. “His temperament is sweet. I could put a baby right next to him and he would just be gentle with it. He’s a gentle giant,” Stacy Nazario said. “He’s that gentle and sweet of a horse, which is ingrained in his personality, that will not change.”
In the pinnacle of his online fame last year, Frederick the Great amassed a staggering 40,000 followers on Facebook. As of today, he has garnered over 72,000 admirers, with more and more individuals liking his page daily.
Frederick the Great, the world’s most handsome stallion, had a busy year in 2016 with numerous photo and video shoots, media commitments, and even offers to appear in movies. However, the attention may soon shift towards his offspring. In August 2015, Frederick became a father, and his first-born reportedly shares his father’s stunning physical features.