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.
New for 2014 - World Breeds Classes at CHAPS on 30th August 2014. For full details and schedule CHAPS UK
UK Official Friesian Inspections 2014 - The ONLY event in the UK supported by the Friesian Studbook (KFPS)
This year's Official Friesian Inspections take place on Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 August at Myerscough International Arena near Preston, starting at 10am.
Saturday 23 August
Clinics to include - Nutrition, Showing, Saddle Fitting, Bitting, Rider Physiotherapy & Painting Demo
*IBOP Riding Performance Testing
*Q&A with representatives from the KFPS and FHAGBI
*Evening Displays including a guest appearance from
a leading Friesian dressage rider
*Buffet meal and bar (separate tickets)
Sunday 24 August
*The official KFPS Studbook grading of mares, foals, geldings and stallions
Trade stands & refreshments
This event is open to all. Tickets for both days are available from our Online store. Entry cannot be guaranteed on the day so please book in advance.
**Saturday: £7.50 (FHAGBI Members), £15.00 (non members), Additional £20 for evening meal and reserved evening seat
Sunday: £5.00 (FHAGBI Members), £10.00 (non members)
Saturday & Sunday: £10 (FHAGBI Members), £20.00 (non members)
**Limited tickets for Saturday only - Entry cannot be guaranteed on the day
UK Official Friesian Inspections 2013
Last year's Official Friesian Inspections took place on Monday 26th August 2013 at Myerscough International Arena near Preston on a gloriously sunny August Bank Holiday. Alongside the Inspections were the IBOP performance test. For the first time we held clinics and displays on Sunday August 25.
ABOVE & BELOW: Gerbrick fan it Nylan - Stud Book 1st Premier Ster, Provisional Kroon Champion Mare & Overall Champion of the day at the Inspections 2013. Owner Roubi L’ Roubi
More official photos, taken by Shaz Stanley, can be seen on her website: www.shazstanley.co.uk
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