Friesian Horse Association of Great Britain & Ireland
Look into the eye of a Friesian and at the bottom of that deep well you will find a knowledgeable smugness matched only by the likes of nobility. Irrespective of the meagerness of your trailer or box, when you arrive with a Friesian, eyebrows begin to raise as if you were escorting a Head of State. As the ramp is lowered lesser equines prepare themselves for the imminent eclipse and move smartly out of the way in search of light. To dismiss these black pearls as mere carriage horses is to be ignorant of their true abilities. We are but custodians of these magnificent beasts and we are here to preserve their heritage and line.
We are the only Official Representative of the KFPS in the UK. Please take your time to look through this website where you will find all sorts of information about these wonderful horses, and lots of just beautiful images.
If you can't find what you are looking for please visit our Frequently asked questions section.
If you still can't get the answers you want, please feel free to contact the Committee who will do their best to help. Please note that we are all volunteers; we will do our best to give a prompt reply but sometimes this will not be possible.
Results of the UK Official Friesian Inspections 2014 - The ONLY event in the UK supported by the Friesian Studbook (KFPS)
This year's Official Friesian Inspections took place on Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 August at Myerscough International Arena near Preston.
Go to the Inspections page for results of Inspections, Gradings and IBOP tests.
ABOVE: Rynardt and Tracey Venter with Berber, Kroon and overall Breed Champion 2014 (Photo: Sandy Kitching)
Behind the scenes reportage photos (taken by Cartmel's Sandy Kitching) are available for sale on the website: theearlybirddesign.com
ABOVE: Valori Fan Withers Farm (owner Dean Manders) - First premie Best Foal 2014 (Photo: Sandy Kitching)
ABOVE: Berber, Kroon and overall Breed Champion with (left - right): Jane Lazenby, Rynardt Venter, Martinus Hoekstra (runner), Ids Hellinga, Tracey Venter, Bauk De Boer, Annemicke Brak-Elsinga and Julian Atkins 2014 (Photo: Sandy Kitching)