The BlackPearl Friesian Dance Troupe consists of many amazing men and women who dedicate their time, horses and other resources to help Clark County and the surrounding community throughout the year. Performing at the many events during the year brings our members and horses in contact with hundreds of community members. We see the fulfillment of our mission when we see the smiles on the faces of the audience, and many times the tears in the eyes of some as they connect with the horses and the riders. The Black Pearl mission statement encompasses what our troupe strives to do throughout the year. The BlackPearl Friesian Association is dedicated to serving our community by bringing Joy & Healing to both Horses & Humans alike through Equine Performance Art in events that contribute to and successfully support our local charities.
Grail Quest Varekai, otherwise known as Varekai (or ‘Kai’), is a 7 year old Friesian stallion. He joined the BlackPearl Friesian Dance Troupe in the summer of 2017. As Friesians present a variety of ‘body types’, depending on their breeding, Varekai exhibits a cross between the ‘baroque’ and ‘classic’ build of Friesian. His bloodline also boasts lots of hair, as is evident by his long, thick mane and tail! Varekai has a wonderful temperament. He enjoys being with people and is just a ‘happy guy’ all around! He has been trained, not only to be ridden, but also to drive a cart, and is an active breeding stallion as well. Varekai is owned by Lauri LaSabre Grell and ridden by BlackPearl Mystie Munsey.